Preventive Medicine


Individual prevention strategies - interdisciplinary, clinically sound and case-oriented

What does the degree program offer?

With the master's program PREVENTIVE MEDICINE students gain a professional extension to conventional medical training and receive an interdisciplinary and compact overview to the state of the art of preventive medicine.

Based on physiological and clinical contexts and incorporating latest study results, the degree program provides up-to-date medical knowledge for an early diagnosis, individual-related treatment and prevention of so-called aging-related diseases. The two-year part-time study program focuses on medical specialties not previously included in medical, primarily curative education, such as immunology and environmental medicine, stress medicine or (micro-)nutritional medicine, chronobiology and gender specific topics. The knowledge acquired during the course of studies supports physicians in providing comprehensive individual diagnostics, sound advice and holistic care for their patients. The aims of treatment focus on contributing to a healthy aging, relieving long-term complaints and actively involving the patients.

Who is the degree program aimed at?

The master's program is organized as a part-time study-program and is aimed in particular at licensed doctors of all disciplines who work as physicians or clinicians and who want to expand their expertise in the field of preventive medicine for use in medical practice. In particular, it addresses people who, in the context of their practical work, are increasingly interested in expanding their knowledge and skills for scientifically sound reflection and analysis of preventive medical research results and in the implementation of preventive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in one's own medical activity, taking into account the individual patient characteristics and situation as well as an interdisciplinary view as an essential feature of preventive medicine.

How is the degree program structured?

The degree program consists of seven modules. Within the lectures and case discussions, the modules present current scientific findings of preventive medicine from the perspective of various medical disciplines. The modules complete with one exam each. In addition to face-to-face lectures, courses in webinar form enable a time- and cost-saving participation. In the first three semesters, the courses and lectures of the study modules take place. The fourth semester is reserved for the preparation of the master's thesis. After final presentation of the master’s thesis students receive the academic degree Master of Science, M. Sc.
The master's program "Preventive Medicine" started in 2007 in cooperation with the German Society of Anti-Aging Medicine e.V. (GSAAM) and is an accredited study program.

Overview of the study contents

1. Research methodology and economic aspects of preventive medicine (5 credits) 

  • M1 Medical Biometry 
  • M1 Health Economics 
  • M1 Medical Practice Management 

2.  Scientific research and publishing (5 credits) 

  • M2 Scientific Working 
  • M2 Literature research
  • M2 Scientific Writing / Publishing 

3. Medical basics of prevention (8 credits) 

  • M3 Physiology of Aging 
  • M3 Human genetics 
  • M3 Diagnostics 
  • M3 Immunology 
  • M3 Environmental Medicine and Dentistry 

4. Preventive medicine related to lifestyle (7 credits) 

  • M4 Nutritional Medicine /Micronutrients 
  • M4 Sports medicine 
  • M4 Sleep Medicine 

5. Prevention in Psychology, Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine (6 credits) 

  • M5 Stress and related diseases 
  • M5 Depression, Anxiety and addiction disorder 
  • M5 Psychosomatics 
  • M5 Coaching in prevention 

6. Aging and gender-specific medical prevention (6 credits) 

  • M6 Gender Medicine 
  • M6 Men's Health / Urology /Andrology 
  • M6 Sexual Medicine 
  • M6 Endocrinology /Sexual hormones 
  • M6 Women's Health / Gynaecology 

7.  Specific preventive medicine (8 credits) 

  • M7 General Endocrinology / Prevention of Diabetes, Obesity, Metabolic Disorder
  • M7 General Endocrinology / Chronobiology / Thyreology 
  • M7 Prevention of neurodegenerative diseases 
  • M7 Preventive Oncology (Gastrointestinale Tumors, etc.) / Complementary Oncology 
  • M7 Preventive Dermatology /Aesthetic medicine 
  • M7 Orthopaedics/ Osteology 
  • M7 Rheumatology 
  • M7 Preventive Cardiology 

Supervised Master Thesis (15 credits)

Lecturers (selection)

  • Prof Bassam Al-Baba MD, FESC
    Clinical Professor of Cardiology, Sharja University School of Medicine, UAE
    Former Director of University Cardiology Damascus, Syria
    Consultant for Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology, Al Qassimi Hospital, Sharja, United Arab Emirates
  • Prof Khalid Rashid Al-Rumaihi, M.B. B.Ch, MBA, FEBU
    Head of Urology at Hamad Medical Incorporation, Clinical Professor at Medical School, Weill Cornell in Doha, Qatar
  • Prof em Dr med Johannes Bitzer
    Professor of Gynaecology and Obstretics, Director of Diploma of Advanced Studies in Sexual Medi-cine/Sexual Therapy, Co-Director of psychosomatic medicine program at the Basel University, Editor of European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care, Co-Editor of Journal of Sexual Medicine
  • Prof Dr rer medic Bernhard Elsner
    Professor of Physiotherapy at SRH University of Applied Health Sciences Gera, Germany
    Research fellow at the professorship of public health at medical faculty ‚Carl Gustav Carus‘ of Dresden University of Technology, Germany
    Research focus: Effectiveness of interventions in neurological rehabilitation.
  • Dr Jan-Dirk Fauteck
    Medical doctor and specialist for anatomy, histology and embryology. Founding member and CEO of the European academy of preventive and anti aging medicine (ea3m) and contract professor at the international Jacobs university Bremen. Main research focus. Chronobiology and applied preventive medicine 
  • Dr Andreas Greiwing, Dr phil
    Sports scientist with special focus on Training sciences. Director of the performance diagnostic laboratory of the Center of Sports Medicine Muenster (Zentrum für Sportmedizin Münster, ZfS), Germany, 
    Lecturer, Research Focus: Exercise Science, exercise testing, resistance training, endurance training, nutrition
  • Dr Uwe Gröber
    Pharmacist, Director of Academy of Micronutrient Medicine, Essen, Germany, 
    Main field of research: Micronutrient Medicine, Prevention and Metabolic Tuning, Interaction of pharmaceuticals and micronutrients, complementary medicine in oncology and diabetology, author
  • Prof Joachim Kugler
    Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Dipl.-Psych., TU Dresden, Faculty of Medicine, Institut and Policlinic of occupational and social medicine, Chair of Health Sciences and Public Health, 
    Main field of research: Qualitative and quantitative evaluation of medical care, Evaluation in clinical studies
  • Dr med Kurt Müller
    General Practitioner, Dermatologist, Kempten, Germany
    Member of executive board: European Academy for Environmental Medicine e.V., Deutscher Berufs-verband der Umweltmediziner (DBU) 
    Main field of interest and research: Environmental medicine, Borreliosis
  • Dr med Monika Pirlet-Gottwald
    Medical doctor for Naturopathy, nutritional medicine Munich, Germany
    Vice president of the Central Society of medical doctors for Naturopathy and Regulatory Medicine
  • Prof hc Dr med vet Farid Saad
    Head of Scientific Affairs Men’s Healthcare, Bayer Schering Pharma AG, then Global Medical Affairs Andrology, Bayer Pharma AG, Berlin, Germany, 
    Honorary professorship in clinical research and endocrinology at Gulf Medical University, Ajman, United Arab Emirates
    Honorary professorship at Men’s Health Reproduction Study Center, Hang Tuah University, Surabaya, Indonesia
  • Professor Bernhard Schipp, PhD
    TU Dresden, Chair of Quantitative Methods. Dresden, Germany 
    Main field of research: Biometric methods, Health economic evaluations.
  • Dr med Rüdiger Schmitt-Homm
    Physiologist (M.A.) and Gerontologist (Diplom), freelance lecturer and author, Karlsdorf-Neuthard, Germany
    Main field of interest and research: Physiology and biochemistry of aging processes, basic scientific research in gerontology, prevention, control of cognitive processes during aging
  • Prof Dr med Peter Schwarz
    Professor for the prevention of diabetes mellitus, TU Dresden, Faculty of Medicine (III. Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik), Dresden, Germany
  • Dr rer nat Eckart Schnakenberg
    Scientific director and organizational director of the Institute of Pharmacogenetics and Genetic Disposition, Hannover-Langenhangen, Peine, Germany
    Chairman of the European Academy for Clinical Environmental Medicine (EUROPAEM)
    Research focus: individualized medicine
  • Dr med Ralph Schomaker
    Medical doctor for surgery and accident surgery and general medicine. Until 2007 accident surgeon at several hospitals, since 2007 director of Center of Sports Medicine (Zentrum für Sportmedizin, ZfS), Muenster, Germany
    Further qualification in nutritional medicine, emergency care, acupuncture.
  • Dr rer nat et med habil Stephan Sudowe, PhD
    Head of Department of Immunology and Cell Culture at Ganzimmun Diagnostics AG, Mainz, Germany
    Former Assistant Professor at Clinical Research Group Allergology (Dermatology, Universitätsmedizin Mainz) 
    Main research interests: Denritic cell biology, Allergy, Inflammation, Immune Diagnostics
  • Prof Dr med dent Gerd Volland
    Dentist, M. Sc. Laser in Dentistry, Erlangen, Germany
    Main field of interest and research: Dental Implantology, Periodontology, Laser treatment and Functional treatment, oral surgery, Lecturing activities at Universities of Seville
  • Dr Ursula Wagner, Dr phil
    Executive Coach, Senior Coach DBVC, Certified Professional Coach (International Coach Federation, ICF) Quality Manager and Scientific Director of the Approved Coach Training Program Integral Business Coach, Head of Digital and Online Learning, Coaching Center Berlin, CEO
    E-Mail: ursula.wagner@coachingcenterberlin
  • Prof Dr med Alfred Wolf
    Gyneacologist, Endocrinology and Reproductive Medicine, Director of Scientific Board & Founder of YOURPREVENTIONTM, Ulm and Stuttgart, Germany
    Main field of interest: Stressmedicine 
  • Prof Dr Dr med Aksam A. Yassin MD PhD EdD FEBU 
    Senior Consultant Urologist/Andrologist & Deputy Chief Medical Officer (CMO). Medical Staff Office (MSO), Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar 
    Scientific Dean of preventive Medicine at Dresden International university, Germany
    Editor of “Aging Male” journal
  • Dr med Ortwin Zais
    General practitioner, Hermeskeil, Germany
    Priority areas: Clinical Environmental Medicine, Biological Cancer Therapy / Hyperthermia, Borreliosis, Psychotherapy
    Member of the Executive Board of: European Academy for Clinical Environmental Medicine e.V., Deutsche Borreliose-Gesellschaft e.V., Ökologischer Ärztebund e.V., Saarländische Krebsliga e.V.