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Details of programme

Why study Molecular and Technical Medicine?

  • Molecular medicine is the future of medicine – and the medicine of the future
  • Interdisciplinary degree programme with focus on medicine and human biology
  • Well-structured programme
  • Work-related learning
  • Cutting-edge lab and teaching facilities
  • International orientation in teaching and research
  • Small classes offering excellent individualized support
  • Well-recognized teaching staff from the working world and the field of research
  • Close links with hospitals and industry

Programme content and structure

Details of programme (I143-1)

Weighting of curriculum (SPO Version 12)

The study programme is broad-based and interdisciplinary. Besides content from the classic natural sciences, molecular biology and medicine, it offers subjects such as medical engineering and bioinformatics, thus enabling graduates to work in additional fields. In this way the Molecular and Technical Medicine programme makes new findings and methods of molecular biology available for medical purposes.  

Foundation level studies

The lectures and practicals of the foundation level studies of the first and second semesters mainly focus on the principles of the following subjects:

  • chemistry
  • physics
  • mathematics
  • biological subjects
  • insights into classical medicine (anatomy and physiology)

Advanced studies

The advanced studies of the 3rd to 7th semesters cover these subjects in more depth and looks at their connection to disease. How do diseases occur? How do these processes develop in the cell and how do drugs work? A strong emphasis will be put on the analysis of biological data as increasing amounts of these data are produced through new biological methods and experiments. You will be taught the fundamental applications necessary to be able to evaluate these complex data giving you an employability advantage in many fields.

  • microbiology and molecular biology
  • stem cell biology
  • immunology
  • medical imaging
  • principles of data analysis and bioinformatics

A course project and several electives give you the opportunity to put theory into practice.

During the internship semester and while doing your thesis, you will ideally be working in a company or in another external organization. This will enable you to apply what you have learned on your course and to learn even more. Many students later end up working for the same company as a result.

The following courses will be taught in English from the Summer Semester 2020 (valid for SPO 12 students):

  • 2nd Semester: Scientific Techniques
  • 3rd Semester: Hygiene and Cell Biology
  • 4th Semester: Methods in Molecular Medicine


Important documents for your programme

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Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes - subject knowledge and skills

  • Fundamentals of natural sciences, mainly mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology
  • Fundamentals of medical subjects, in order to recognize and understand interdisciplinary relationships
  • Ability to understand and implement molecular biological and molecular medical interrelationships
  • Ability to understand and apply methods and techniques of molecular and technical medicine
  • Awareness of fundamentals of ethical, business and health-related legal questions and ability to formulate basic solutions

Learning outcomes - transferable skills

  • Team-oriented and interdisciplinary working methods, for example examining the interrelationship of technical and business issues and the natural sciences
  • Problem-solving skills and ability to apply scientific methods
  • English proficiency of Level 6 or higher (see HFU Language Center levels) or another foreign language
  • Collection, analysis, documentation and presentation of scientific results

Learning outcomes - employability skills

  • Employment in hospitals and medical service centres (labs, quality management, hygiene management, operating theatre and patient logistics, imaging processes)
  • Collaboration in planning and execution of clinical studies
  • Research and development in academic and industrial environments
  • Employment in local authorities with a focus on safety, environment and hygiene/health