The Medical Science bachelor programme* is a foundation for careers in new and emerging areas of the health sciences and a requirement for further study on our Human Medicine master programme.
|Tuition fee:||€ 8.000,- per semester*|
|Degree:||Bachelor of Science (BSc)|
|Selection process:||written exam and interview|
Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences is the first Austrian higher education institute to offer interdisciplinary medical degree programmes in line with the requirements of the Bologna model. The Medical Science bachelor programme 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, programme 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.
A fully integrated curriculum geared towards enhancing expertise in a diverse range of subjects gives students the interdisciplinary communication, professional and problem-solving skills they require to address medical, biomedical engineering and health economics issues. The Health Sciences bachelor programme is a prerequisite for entry to, but not a replacement for the Human Medicine master programme, which is designed to build on the knowledge acquired by Medical Science programme graduates.
At the end of the degree programme, students sit a final examination, and are required to write a bachelor thesis which may be used as the basis for their subsequent master thesis and the related synopsis.
The bachelor thesis enables students to enhance and demonstrate their theoretical and methods-based skills in relation to medical practice. Students are also expected to show that they can employ appropriate, systematic approaches to produce an academic paper and present their findings – both orally and in writing – in accordance with academic practice. In addition, the structure of the paper should meet academic standards.
* In the course of an amendment to the curriculum, the Health Sciences bachelor programme was redesignated as Medical Science bachelor programme. The course of study continues to meet the quality-assured educational standards of medical training and the innovative structure of its predecessor. The contents have been tailored to the current requirements of a modern, international study programme. Among other things, the medical basics in anatomy, physiology and pharmacology have been adapted and a new module "General Medicine" has been introduced. The implementation of a further special subject / line ("Science and Research") enhances the scientific competences. The adaptation of the curriculum was based on the continuous development in the field of medicine and on recommendations of the Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation AQ Austria.
The redesignation is effective for new students as of winter semester 2020/21. Existing students will continue their studies according to the previous curriculum.