Master's Programme Comparative Biomedicine - Infection Biomedicine and Tumour Signalling Pathways

The Master's programme of the Master’s Programme in "Comparative Biomedicine- Infection Biomedicine and Tumour Signalling pathways" shall come into force on October 1, 2016.

The University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, offers a research-oriented Master’s programme in English, providing students with the necessary skills and qualifications for basic and applied research in the academic field and in the industry as well as for public administration in the life sciences. Graduates also gain the necessary qualifications for subsequent PhD studies.

The interdisciplinary programme focuses on infection and tumour diseases which are a great challenge for our health system – not least because of future consequences of the demographic change. The programme is in line with the latest research findings in order to train the urgently needed experts for these challenges. Students will gain knowledge in the fields of diagnosis, research into the diseases, development of new active agents, management of the disease and application of innovative therapies. They will learn to understand the causative molecular and cellular mechanisms. The programme draws on the application and development of model organisms to understand the course of complex biological interactions. The curriculum does not only give a sound overview of the latest bioanalytical methods including omics and imaging technologies, but also provides students with the necessary tools for a qualified bioinformatical analysis of data. Students are involved in team-oriented and independent laboratory work in research projects so that they will be able to sustainably evaluate and realise experimental scientific work at the end of their studies. They also develop the ability to draft a project, write a scientific paper and participate in the public scientific discourse.

Duration and structure of the programme

The Master's Programme in Comparative Biomedicine comprises 4 semesters and 71 ECTS points (mandatory and elective courses including exams). Additionally, practice of at least 8 weeks, in-depth methodical training (technology training) of 2 weeks and a scientific Master’s thesis are mandatory.
The Master's Programme comprises 120 ECTS-Credits.

Requirements for admission

Admission to the Master's Programme in Comparative Biomedicine requires completion of a relevant university or technical college (Fachhochschule) degree totalling at least 180 ECTS points.

Curriculum

Curriculum Master's Programme Comparative Biomedicine - Infection Biomedicine and Tumour Signalling Pathways (PDF, 357 KB) [Link 1]

 

 

 

Master's Programme in Biomedicine and Biotechnology (in English) - valid until 30.09.2016

The aim of the Master’s Programme in Biomedicine and Biotechnology is a special focus placed on scientific specialisation by providing research-based education in the field of Biomedicine and Biotechnology.

In this context, independent scientific thinking and working is of particular importance, which is reflected in the final thesis.

Therefore, students are expected to phrase a thematically-adequate question together with a leading scientist/researcher, present the current published state of knowledge, choose working methods for solving the relevant issue and independently conduct all necessary laboratory work and measurements.

Finally, in the course of their Master thesis graduates must critically review and adequately formulate their findings, draw conclusions and publicly present them in front of an audience of peers.

Evaluation is primarily based on the reliable and exact implementation of laboratory work and knowledge of the relevant subject, rather than the final result.

Duration and structure of the programme

The Master's Programme in Biomedicine and Biotechnology comprises 4 semesters with 67 semester hours of required coursework. Additional requirements include 4 semester hours of project work and an internship for a minimum duration of 8 weeks. The Master's Programme comprises 120 ECTS-Credits.

Requirements for admission

Admission to the Master's Programme in Biomedicine and Biotechnology requires completion of a relevant university degree totalling at least 180 ECTS points.

 

Curriculum Master Biomedicine

 
 
 
 

Admission for Studies

Updated on 22.02.2018:

Content, duration, scoring and the process of the aptitude test for the Diploma Programme in Veterinary Medicine and the Bachelor's Programme in Equine Science and Biomedicine and Biotechnology 2018/2019

Admission Procedure 2018/2019
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