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Human Medicine

The JKU's six-semester Bachelor’s degree program in Human Medicine is carried out in partnership with the Medical University of Graz. Comprised of 180 ECTS credits, students complete the first two years of the program at the Medical University of Graz or at the Johannes Kepler University of Linz. The fifth and sixth semesters of the program will take place at the Johannes Kepler University Linz.

Students who successfully complete the undergraduate degree program in Human Medicine can automatically enroll in the graduate degree program.

 

Your Benefits

  • High-quality, broad, and methodical studies in basic medicine

  • Interdisciplinary curriculum

  • Evidence-based, real-world access to practice medicine

  • Strengthen important social skills

 

Bachelor's Degree in Human Medicine

Degree

Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Duration

6 Semesters

Location

Linz and Graz

ECTS

180 Credits

Language

German

Program Objectives, Job Opportunities, Career Prospects

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

As a prospective physician, the joint Bachelor's degree program Human Medicine at the JKU Linz and the Medical University of Graz provides comprehensive and methodically top-quality fundamental education characterized by a broad medical education base, learning hands-on medical and communication skills, applying scientific approaches and acquiring modern insight in the area of patient care. In addition to professional skills, you will learn advanced social skills as well as how to be an effective part of a professional team consisting of colleagues, supervisors and medical professionals. In addition, you will work with patients right from the start. The academic focus lies in:

  • Pathology
  • Internal Medicine - Organ Systems

The curriculum focuses strongly on healthcare research.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

The Bachelor's and Master's degree programs serve primarily to educate you to become a medical doctor. Graduates can either work at a hospital or open a medical practice. The following are also areas that require medical expertise:

  • Medical practice in a larger company as a company physician
  • Medical research at universities or at pharmaceutical companies
  • Public administration (such as the Health Department)
  • Medical journalism
  • Advising services for consulting firms
  • Diverse other medical fields

ADVANCED DEGREES AT THE JKU

Recommended Study Plan

As part of the Bachelor’s degree program, students are required to complete courses totaling 180 ECTS credits in the following areas:

  Med Uni Graz/JKU Linz JKU Linz
SEMESTER S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6
Basics in Natural Sciences

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Anatomy

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Physiology

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Pathology and Therapeutic Approaches

 

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Diagnosis Methods        

General Medicine          

Medical Skills and Abilities

Patient Care        

Autonomous Coursework

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Gender Medicine        

Mandatory Clinical Traineeship        

 
Bachelor's Degree Thesis          

●MedUni Graz         ○JKU Linz

Additional Information

  • Complete the program at two universities:
    • Semesters 1 – 4: Med Uni Graz
    • Semesters 5 – 6: JKU Linz
  • Mandatory four-week Clinical Traineeship
  • Latin: If the applicant did not have Latin during secondary school (a minimum of 10 weekly semester hours), then the applicant must complete a supplementary examination in Latin. Contact the Institute for Canon Law Studies for detailed information.

Admission Requirements

  • General higher education entrance qualifications (such as an Austrian "Matura" diploma) and
  • Admission Procedure: Online pre-registration and passing a written entrance examination

Contact the Admissions Office for additional information about the admission requirements.