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Department II - vocational school for health care professions

A project of first-year-apprentices of Department II carried out within their English lessons.

 How to reach us:
  • Homepage: www.oszj.de
  • E-mail: info(at)osz-j-just.de
  • Fax: +49 (0) 331 2897347
  • Tel.: +49 (0) 331 2897300
  • Mail: Berliner Straße 114 / 115, 14467 Potsdam
  • By tram 93 from Potsdam Central Station to Mangerstraße, direction "Glienicker Brücke"
Trained occupations:
  • Doctor's assistants
  • Dental  assistants
  • Dental technicians
  • Pharmaceutical clerks
  • Vet's assistants
Admission conditions:
  • No special entry requirements but "soft skills", especially communication skills
  • O-levels / GCSE or equivalents
  • Training contract
Educational organization:
  • The training is performed as part time education in the "dual system", it means in cooperation of vocational school (theoretical school-based learning) and employers (practical work-based training).
  • Doctor's and dental assistants attend school twice per week.
  • All the other apprentices are taught in the block-release system (1 week school, 2 weeks practice).
Training period and examinations:
  • The training lasts 3 years (dental technicians 31/2 years).
  • Intermediate exam take place in writing in the second year of training
  • Final examinations (written and practical) have to be passed in the end of the training.
  • If results allow you can take the finals earlier.
  • In case of failing you can repeat the exams up to twice.
General subjects:
  • German language and PE in the first and second year of training
  • English and Social Studies all three years; Social Studies as an examined subject

Vocational skills are taught in "modules" in "Fachkunde" (vocational subjects)

Training as a doctor's assistants

You are the doctor's right arm and your patient's partner. Patient communication and information as well as surgery management are the main fields of work. You need organizational and communication skills and must be reliable.

Main tasks and training contents:

  •  Administration and management
  • Accounting techniques and ordering
  • Accompanying and consulting patients before, during and after the treatment
  • Assistance in  the examination and treatment process
  • Organizing and coordination of cooperation with partners in health care
  • Prophylactic treatments
  • Surgery hygiene

Training as a pharmaceutical clerk

Pharmaceutical clerks have many different mainly commercial and organizational tasks at their pharmacy. Therefore besides knowledge about products at a pharmacy also business studies, accounting techniques and data and word processing are taught.

Main tasks and training contents:

  • Effective and optimal storage of goods
  • Keeping and sorting of remedies and supplies
  • Stock and shelf control
  • Ordering items and checking deliveries
  • Advertising measures and window displays
  • Office and computer work
  • Communicating with wholesaler
  • Dealing with complaints

Training as a vet's asistants

Veterinary assistants are very important for every veterinary surgery and they have many different tasks there. Patient communication and information as well as surgery management are the main fields of work. You need organizational and communication skills and must be reliable. It doesn't only mean to "stroke animals".

Main tasks and training contents:

  • Accompanying and consulting pet owners with their pets
  • Assistance during surgery, treatment and examination
  • Taking caring for patients in different situations and emergencies
  • Diagnostics and working in the laboratory
  • Surgery hygiene
  • Accounting techniques
  • Ordering equipment and keeping the medicine cabinets
  • Documentation of the treatments done
  • Prophylactic treatments
  • Skills in anatomy, pathology, psychology, physiology of

Training as a dental assistant

You are the dentist's right arm and your patient's partner. Patient communication and information as well as chairside assistance are the main fields of work. You need organizational and communication skills and must be reliable.

 Main tasks and training contents:

  • Accompanying patients before, during and after the treatment
  • Chairside assistance
  • Surgery management
  • Accounting techniques
  • Surgery hygiene
  • Prophylactic treatments
  • X-raying

Training as a dental technican

It has been more a craftsman occupation since 1931.Cooperation with dental surgeries is essential. You need creativity, artistic skills, good colour perception and love for precise detailed manual work.

Main tasks and training contents:

  • Dental terminology
  • Anatomy
  • Dental technology
  • Denture design
  • Processing of different materials