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.