The Human Medicine master program builds on the Health Sciences bachelor degree. Besides offering the scientific training required to enter the medical profession, the pr
The Human Medicine master program builds on the Health Sciences bachelor degree. Besides offering the scientific training required to enter the medical profession, the program is geared towards providing the skills needed by independent practitioners. The curriculum also supports development of the core competences of medical experts – professional conduct, interdisciplinary collaboration and communicative abilities – and other key qualities required for a medical career. On completing their degree, graduates receive the academic title of doctor of medicine (Dr.med.univ.). This wide-ranging program provides students with comprehensive expertise. Courses include a strong practical element and students get to grips with concrete medical issues at an early stage. The emphasis is on health science topics in a range of disciplines. An additional focus on technology and economics means that graduates will have developed strong interdisciplinary communication and problem-solving skills, and excellent clinical abilities. As a result they are ideally placed to assume the responsibilities of decision-makers in an advanced health care system. The program’s distinctive practical element comes courtesy of our close relations with a network of university hospitals comprising facilities in St Pölten, Krems, and Tulln. The Biomedical Engineering, Health Economics/Health Care Management and Applied Clinical Science electives give prospective physicians the opportunity to carry out specialist research into these topics during their degree. Assessment At the end of the program, students are required to write a master thesis. They begin working towards the thesis in the first semester, when they present a synopsis of a study project. Students obtain specific...
Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences is the first Austrian higher education institute to offer interdisciplinary medical degree programs in line with the requir
Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences is the first Austrian higher education institute to offer interdisciplinary medical degree programs in line with the requirements of the Bologna model. The Health Sciences bachelor program gives students the skills they need to enter new, cutting-edge health professions, and lays the foundations for developing medical expertise.
The combination of courses in human medicine, biomedical engineering, and health economics is designed to produce medical experts with state-of-the-art skills profiles. Thanks to a clearly structured curriculum aimed at nurturing professional qualities, program graduates will have developed interdisciplinary communication and problem-solving skills, and are also in a position to identify and respond to health-related problems. They are able to work effectively in the highly complex public health sector, skilfully discuss problems and take appropriate responsive action....