Declaration of confidentiality, personal rights and copyright

I am aware of the provisions regarding the legal obligation to maintain confidentiality according to § 203 (1) of the German Criminal Code (StGB). In particular, I am informed that

  • my duty to maintain confidentiality extends to everything that has been entrusted or become known to me in the course or on the occasion of my studies at Hannover Medical School.
  • my duty to maintain confidentiality applies to written communications from the patient, records about the patient, X-rays and other examination findings as well as patient data made available in research databases .
  • the duty to maintain confidentiality continues even after the death of the patient.
  • the duty to maintain confidentiality continues even after termination of studies.

Taking pictures and making videos during courses as well as distributing them via electronic or print media or social networks are prohibited. Students are obliged to respect the personal rights of other students and lecturers as well as the copyright law and to follow the duty to maintain confidentiality in accordance with § 203 (1) StGB (German Criminal Code).

Publishing and disclosing patient data in particular, in any form, may result in criminal charges of up to one year's imprisonment or a fine. Moreover, such misconduct may also lead to negative consequences for the subsequent granting of the medical licence to practise medicine. Furthermore, violating this code of conduct can also lead to exclusion from teaching sessions.