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Propedeutics

N094 / N790 / N090

The propedeutics are an important part of the doctoral studies.

They  are to be completed recommendable latest by the end of the fourth semester and comprise a choice of groundbreaking medical and basic courses, of which 6 semester hours are obligatory. There is mandatory 1 semester hour in each “Ethic and Good Scientific Practice” and  “Project management and intellectual property rights”. 4 semester hours can be selected from the pool of the following courses. The selection has to be done under the supervision of the thesis committee and the program coordinator and is dependent on the undergraduate education and the selected thematic program.

In general the direction of curriculum requires doctorands with a non-medical diploma to complete at least one of the two "Medical Propedeutics", doctorands with a medical diploma are required to complete "Molecular and Cell Biology for Medics".


PhD Propedeutics

ObligatorySemester Hours
Ethics in Medicine and Good Scientific Practice1
Project Management and Intellectual Property Rights 1
Free to choose ("to be selected")Semester Hours
Medical Propedeutics I - Anatomy and Physiology2
Medical Propedeutics II - Linking Biology and Diseases2
Molecular and Cell Biology for Medics2
Methods in Life Sciences2
Medical Biostatistics I2
Medical Biostatistics II2
Scientific Software and Databases2
Mathematical Methods for Biomedical Research2
Basic of Scientific Writing and Presentation2
Methods in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry2
Experimental Biomedical Studies in Animals3
Preparatory Course Medical Biostatistics1
Writing and Speaking Scientific English1
Clinical Studies1
Experimental Techniques in Analysis of Cell Communication1

Registration to Propedeutics

Propedeutics are courses of the Medical University of Vienna and therefore are announced in MedCampus


Medical Propedeutics / Propedeutics for Medics

Attention:
Within the „free to choose“ propedeutics you can find „medical“ and „non-medical“ courses. There is a clear suggestion for students with a non-medical diploma to complete at least one of the two „Medical Propedeutics“, as is for students with a medical diploma to complete „Molecular and Cell Biology for Medics“.

GENERAL INFORMATION AND TOPICS
Within the "to be selected"- part of the propedeutics the selection of courses has to be managed under the supervision of the thesis committee and the program coordinator and is dependent on the undergraduate education and the selected thematic program. In general the direction of curriculum requires doctorands with a non-medical diploma to complete at least one of the two "Medical Propedeutics", doctorands with a medical diploma are required to complete "Molecular and Cell Biology for Medics".

The "Medical Propedeutics" are a compilation of medical lectures arranged within 2 thematic parts. Each part is completed by passing an exam (multiple choice test). The attendance of the lectures is not obligatory for completing the exam, however, the attendance of the lectures is highly recommended.
For participation on the lectures and the exams an electronical registration via MedCampus is required. The exam dates and the electronical registration for the exam will be announced separately (please see below).



MEDICAL PROPEDEUTICS - Syllabus, Themes

Medical Propedeutics - Linking Biology and Diseases

Content:
Basic principles and molecular mechanisms of diseases;
Multiple Sclerosis and Alzheimer’s Disease;
Host pathogen interaction during bacterial infection and Sepsis;
Cancer and novel cancer therapies;
The skin and its role in host defense, Allergy;
Diabetes mellitus and metabolic syndrome;
Kidney and Liver diseases;
Atherosclerosis and Aging;
Autoimmunity and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Aim:
To obtain knowledge of major diseases and develop an understanding of how to study disease mechanisms


Medical Propedeutics - Anatomy and Physiology

Content:
Anatomy - An introduction / From men and mice
The bone, the muscle, the lung, heart
Endocrinology
Liver and GIT
The immune system
Nerves and brain (hands on)

Aim:                         
To obtain knowledge of the basic anatomy and physiological principles in medicine


Molecular and Cell Biology for Medics

Content:
Principles of cell biology;
Introduction to signal transduction; 
Molecular genetics and the cell cycle;
Regulation of gene expression, RNA biology, and proteins;
Methods of molecular and cell biology, transgenic animal model systems.

Aim:
To obtain knowledge of the basic principles of molecular and cell biology



TIME SCHEDULE of the Medical
Propedeutics in winter semester 2017


Medical Propedeutics  - Anatomy and Physiology

no lectures held in winter semester 2017

Medical Propedeutics  – Linking Biology and Diseases

Location/time schedule winter semester 2017

Propedeutics - Molecular and Cell Biology for Medics
Location/time schedule winter semester 2017


Please register online via MedCampus !
The exam dates will be announced separately when available!
(please see below)




HANDOUTS - Medical Propedeutics
(password: prop_humanmed)





EXAMS in the Medical Propedeutic
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Next exam dates for the Propedeutics
"Linking Biology an Diseases", "Anatomy & Physiology" and "Molecular ad Cell Biology for Medics"

 

Exam in Propedeutics in Molecular and Cell Biology for Medics

11.12.2017 at 12:30 PM

Anna Spiegel Research Building, Seminar Room, Level 3

 

Exam in Medical Propedeutics (1) Anatomy and Physiology

11.12.2017 at 12:30 PM

Anna Spiegel Research Building, Seminar Room, Level 3

 

Exam in Medical Propedeutics (2) Linking Biology and Diseases

12.12.2017 at 12:30 PM

Anna Spiegel Research Building, Seminar Room, Level 3

 


Info about the Medical Propedeutics Exam


Coordinator of the ´Medical Propedeutics´ and the ´Propedeutics for Medics´

Univ.-Prof. DDr. Christoph Binder

Klin. Abt. f. Medizinisch-chemische Labordiagnostik
T: +43 (0)1 40400-73755
christoph.binder@meduniwien.ac.at