- Molecular medicine is the future of medicine – and the medicine of the future
- Interdisciplinary degree programme
- Comprehensive cooperation agreements with hospitals and companies
- Excellent facilities
- International focus in teaching and research
- Small groups and individualized support
- Excellent career prospects
- Prestigious university
A survey carried out by students in the summer semester of 2017 showed: 90% of students are satisfied or very satisfied with their programme.
The study programme is broad-based and interdisciplinary. Besides the classic natural sciences, it also covers molecular biology and medicine and offers insights into various fields 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
In the foundation level studies of the first and second semesters, the fundamentals of chemistry, physics and mathematics necessary for the understanding of more complex topics in the natural sciences, are taught in lectures and during practicals. In addition, courses in anatomy and physiology give insights into classical medicine.
Later in the advanced studies of the 3rd to 7th semesters, a deeper understanding is gained of micro/molecular biological and genetic subjects and how they relate to diseases. How do diseases occur? How do these processes develop in the cell and how do therapeutics work? In addition to biological content, you will learn how medical engineering devices function, particularly in the area of medical imaging. A strong focus will be put on the evaluation of biological data as increasing amounts of these data are produced through new biological methods and experiments. During your advanced studies you will be taught the fundamental applications necessary to be able to evaluate these complex data. This will give you an employability advantage in many fields.
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.
Detailed descriptions of the content of each module in the study programme can be found here.
- 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
- 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
- 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