Clinical Neurosciences (CLINS)
Ao.Univ.Prof. Dr. Johannes Hainfellner
Assoc. Prof. Priv.-Doz. Dr. Rupert Lanzenberger
Type of study
Postgraduate doctoral studies of medical neurosciences at the Medical University of Vienna (University code: N790)
6 semesters, total of 180 ECTS points (46 points for lectures, 134 points for dissertation).
The official Austrian title is Doctor scientiae medicinae – Dr. scient. med.
In international correspondence, PhD may be used as title instead of Dr. scient. med., e.g. in case of medical graduates name and title will read as follows: First-name Family-name MD PhD
Short description of CLINS
Purpose of CLINS: To accredit early stage medical scientists with scientific competence which enables them to improve biomedical practice by means of research
Neuroscience is a main focus of research and high-end medicine at the Medical University Vienna.
The aim of Clinical Neurosciences is innovation in prevention, diagnosis, and therapy of neurological and psychiatric diseases, and a better fundamental understanding of these conditions.
In this sense, the applied doctoral program Clinical Neurosciences (CLINS) addresses a wide scope of scientific challenges related to neurological, psychiatric and neuro-muscular disorders in fetus, children, and adults.
Interdisciplinary interaction of diagnostic and therapeutic disciplines in combination with basic biomedical research is a key element of the program.
In this way, CLINS aims to provide early stage scientists with scientific competence that enables them to improve biomedical and clinical practice by means of research.