The Human Medicine master programme offers the scientific training required to enter the medical profession and provides the skills needed by independent practitioners.
The Human Medicine master programme builds on the Medical Science bachelor degree. Besides offering the scientific training required to enter the medical profession, the programme 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 programme 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 programme’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.
Students complete the master programme with a scientific work in form of a master thesis. The topic of the thesis can be chosen from the entire medical field or the specialisation subjects Biomedical Engineering or Public Health and Economics, suggestions are also provided in a forum for potential topics. In own scientific courses, students gather specific methodological knowledge in order to be able to develop a study project plan for the master thesis. By attending free electives, this knowledge can be deepened in a more specific way. Students concretise their projects under professional supervision in form of a study protocol. Once this is approved, it can be realized and the master thesis can be written. After finalisation, initial review by the supervisor and second review by an independent expert, students have to defend their scientific work in form of a defensio in front of a jury of experts. All master theses written at the KL undergo a plagiarism check.