Preventive Medicine (M.Sc.) - International

Interdisciplinary and preventive

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.

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) 

  • Frauengesundheit und Gynäkologie,
  • Endokrinologie und Hormone,
  • Präventive Onkologie, 
  • Präventive Kardiologie,
  • Präventive Dermatologie,
  • Prävention neurodegenerative Erkrankungen,
  • Präventive Orthopädie, Osteologie, Rheumatologie,
  • zahnmedizinische Aspekte der Prävention

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.