The demographic development of society with a considerable increase in the number of elderly people leads to a dramatic increase in frequent and age-related so-called "common diseases". These include diseases such as heart failure, arteriosclerosis, osteoarthritis and osteoporosis, type II diabetes, age-related malignancies, dementia and much more. Such consequences of the physiologically developing aging processes are increasingly defined as "disease". Both the duration and intensity of the "late illness" are associated with a high demand on the health insurance systems and often with disability, dependency and need for care, which is also a challenge for the care systems. In view of a possible life span of currently 120-130 years, the death of the majority of people by a generation phase of 30-40 years is too early, despite all currently feasible medical aids.
The care of the elderly can no longer be limited to the treatment of already existing and highly advanced diseases.
The Master's program in Preventive Medicine, offered in English and German, takes into account the multidisciplinary task of prevention, in which numerous outstanding scientists and university teachers in their respective fields teach as lecturers. This high level of teaching ensures students an absolutely up-to-date, modern, highly qualified education in prevention with state-of-the-art didactic teaching materials on important theoretical contents and their practical application. The practical "hands on", the implementation of prevention in modern medical practice, is given special consideration.