The lecture series “Introduction to Computer Assisted Surgery”, arranged in January 2014, received a very positive evaluation by the participating medical students. This speaks for the high teaching quality of the lecturers, but also for the increasing interest in this subject, because computer-based assistance systems find more and more their way into the routine surgical practice.
In technical modules, the medical students learned basic knowledge about image processing, navigation, robotics and simulation, but also about risk- and workflowmanagement. In medical modules, physicians introduced the application of surgical assistance systems for particular disciplines. The participants could also test innovative technologies in a practical session in the ICCAS demo-OR.