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Curriculum

The curriculum of the IPHS allows students to individually tailor a course program to fit their particular educational background and their specific research interests. The formal coursework is required for the completion of the dissertation and encompass a minimum of four hours per week and term over four terms.

The attended courses should be choosen by the students and should be documented on the IPHS attendance forms.

The courses which the candidates have to take comprise both mandatory and elective modules. The latter may involve a large number of subject areas.

Mandatory Modules

Lectures, seminars, exercises, lab courses and other activities in the following areas:

1. Seminars on Project Development

2. Medical Statistics

3. Ethics, Theory of Sciences and Legislation in Research (see below)

4. Working and Publishing in Science / Science Communication (see below)

 

Elective Modules

Lectures, seminars, exercises, lab courses and other activities in the following areas:

1. Evidence-based Medicine / Evaluations related to Health Economics

2. Healthcare System and Society

3. Translational Research

4. Health Services Research

5. Human Biology

6. Pathology, Pharmacology

7. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

8. Chemistry

9. Physics

10. Empirical Social Research

11. Medical & Social Diversity

12. Mathematical & Statistical Modeling

13. Images of Man in Research

Selected courses and seminars

Lectures and seminars which fall into the above mentioned modules can be taken. The following lectures and seminars are of interest for postgraduates of the Interdisciplinary Program Health Sciences at the University of Cologne.

Please note: This survey does not claim to have an entire completeness. For confirmation and further information please refer to the respective University Calendar.

In additional to courses and seminars on a regular basis during the semester guest speaker seminars can be taken. For guest speaker seminars please visit: http://www.life-science-vortraege.uni-koeln.de/ or the annoucements of the University of Cologne or the University Hospital Cologne.

Ethics, Theory of Sciences and Legislation in Research

The next workshop on "Ethics, Theory of Sciences and Legislation" by Dr. Minou Friele will take place in Autumn 2018. Please contact Dr. Christoph Aszyk to get registered.

Working and Publishing in Science/Science Communication

The University of Cologne offers a range of opportunities: