Duration and scope

The duration of the doctoral programme in Medical Science (Dr. scient. med.) is four years (8 semesters) and corresponds to 180 ECTS credits. With exception of a few modules, which are also taught on Thursdays, the courses take place on Fridays and Saturdays once a month at the UFL. We give great importance to regular attendance for the courses. To graduate successfully, a minimum of 80 percent of the courses must be attended.

Structure and modules

The doctoral program consists of the execution and writing of an independent research paper as well as curricular parts amounting to 38 ECTS credits (ECTS-KP). The evidence of achievement for the curricular parts is provided in the form of written semester examinations.

Modules

ECTS-KP

Module 1: Fundamentals of Scientific Work

8

Module 2: Specific Foundations Scientific Work

7

Module 3: Subject-Specific Area

5

Module 4: Specialist extension

3

Module 5: Communication and Presentation

5

Module 6: Biometrics and Statistics

5

Module 7: Scientific Forum

5

Total ECTS-KP (incl. performance records)

38

 

DOCTORAL COLLOQUIUM

The module "Scientific Forum" provides for four doctoral colloquia - "Scientific Report", "Progress Report", "Leistungsschau/Rehearsal I" and "Leistungsschau/Rehearsal II" - which serve for discussion amongst students and lecturers. Every student is obliged to attend the doctoral colloquia. In the first doctoral colloquium, an exposé of the planned dissertation must be presented. The subsequent colloquia will focus on content aspects.

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