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Thematic Programmes


An overview of the Doctoral Programme of Applied Medical Science UN790 at the Medical University of Vienna.

The Doctoral Programme of Applied Medical Science UN790 at the Medical University of Vienna aims as a professional doctorate at the further development of the competence for self-directed scientific work in medical and medicine-associated professions. The goal is to maintain as well as to increase the university's performance in applied research through a symbiosis of research and practice. Furthermore, the doctoral candidates shall acquire critical, analytic and argumentative skills in the programme.

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Biomedical Engineering

Development of medical devices, implants and methods for diagnostics and therapy in all medical fields.


Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Disease

The programme Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Disease focuses on all aspects of cardiovascular and pulmonary pathologies covering basic, applied and clinical approaches.

Clinical Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nutrition

The thematic programme is to train students for research and scientific understanding with particular focus on clinical aspects in the field of endocrinology, metabolism, and nutrition.

Clinical and Experimental Oncology

Students on the "Clinical and Experimental Oncology" doctoral programme are involved in translational and clinical cancer research projects and acquire a sound theoretical background and excellent practical skills.

Clinical Neurosciences CLINS

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, and to deepen the understanding of brain health and disease.



The programme offers advanced doctoral-level research training that builds on multiple disciplinary perspectives to understanding origins and determinants of health and disease across populations in the context of epidemiological methods.


Mental Health and Behavioural Medicine

This Doctoral Program of Applied Medical Science (study code N790) provides advanced scientific research training and education in the field of mental health and behavioural medicine.

Musculoskeletal and Dental Research

Musculoskeletal and Dental Research is an international PhD Program of the Medical University of Vienna focusing in the field of Musculoskeletal and Dental Research and integrating basic, applied and clinical sciences to provide comprehensive and cutting-edge research training.


POET (Programme for Organfailure, -replacement and Transplantation)

POET aims to educate scientists to independently implement clinical trials, projects in translational science and basic research in the field of organ failure, -replacement and transplantation medicine.

Preclinical and Clinical Research for Drug Development

Preclinical and Clinical Research for Drug Development at the Medical University of Vienna is an interdisciplinary research area determined to make innovative treatment strategies available for unmet medical needs.

Public Health

The Doctorate Public Health offers a unique opportunity to undertake research in a broad range of Public Health themes such as Social Medicine, Epidemiology, Environmental Medicine, Biostatistics, Health Economics and Management, Behavioral Medicine, Public Health Nutrition, Public Mental Health and Global Health.