Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Technical Medicine

Furtwangen University

Program Description

Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Technical Medicine

Furtwangen University

The Molecular and Technical Medicine bachelor's degree program is the first of its kind at a German university of applied sciences. The program content focuses on subjects from the natural sciences and medicine along with technical methods from both disciplines. The interdisciplinary approach allows the medical field to access the latest insights into cellular and molecular biology. This helps to ease the burden on doctors and sustainably improve patient care, particularly in terms of diagnosis and therapy.

This degree program is suitable for all those interested in biology and biomedicine. It deals with biochemical and pharmaceutical processes, (applied) research in medicine and related fields. Different from the study of medicine at a university, the Molecular and Technical Medicine bachelor program focuses on an interdisciplinary approach, diagnostics and applied research.

Interdisciplinary and with a practical focus

The Molecular and Technical Medicine program utilizes new insights and methods in molecular biology for medical purposes. Since the discovery of the DNA double helix, the field of biology has developed at a dramatic pace. New methods and technologies can now decode genomes, determine the genes associated with diseases, and last but not least, help develop individual treatment plans and medication tailored to each patient. Graduates of this program are able to take advantage of the developments in the field of biology by applying them to medical problems, thereby contributing to fundamental changes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases.

Contacts for the future

Numerous placements within the university, events offered by cooperation partners in industry, and the mandatory internship semester all give students the chance to prepare for their future career, gain experience in the working world and network with potential employers.

Entry Requirements

Advanced school-leaving certificate or university of applied sciences entrance qualification

An 8-week preliminary internship in a medical environment must be completed by the end of the 4th semester.

Foundation level studies

Semester 1

  • Anatomy and Physiology I, biomedical fundamentals, physics and technology I, chemistry I, mathematics, economics, and health law.

Semester 2

  • Anatomy and Physiology II, physics and technology II, chemistry II, biostatistics and stochastics, health management.

Advanced level studies

Semester 3

  • Medical microbiology, molecular biology, and genetics, biochemistry and pharmacology, biomedical engineering, pathophysiology, languages I.

Semester 4

  • Medical diagnostics, molecular medicine, radiological imaging processes and radiation protection, ethics and scientific studies, languages II, student research project.

Semester 5

  • Practical study semester.

Semester 6

  • Applied molecular diagnostics, specialization in the fields of biomedical engineering, applied bioinformatics, selected aspects of modern medicine.

Semester 7

  • Bachelor's thesis.
This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • German
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Oct. 2019
7 semesters
Full time
Germany - Villingen-Schwenningen, Baden-W├╝rttemberg
Start date : Oct. 2019
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