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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 (see below for the Statistic Workshop lectured in English)
  3. Ethics, Theory of Sciences and Legislation in Research (see below)
  4. Working and Publishing in Science / Science Communication / Good Scientific Practice (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
  14. Psychology / Psychiatry.

Attendance forms

Please list all attended course on your attendance sheets.

Please downlad the attendance forms

Attendance form guest speakers
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Attendance seminars
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Information curriculum
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Letter Curriculum
(PDF)

Lectures, courses and seminars of the University of Cologne

An overview of all lectures, courses and seminars of the University of Cologne can be seen in KLIPS 2.0: https://klips2.uni-koeln.de/co/webnav.ini (Faculty -> Faculty of Medicine -> Division -> Courses)

Some of these lectures and seminars might be of interest (according to your project) for postgraduates of the Interdisciplinary Program Health Sciences at the University of Cologne.

Guest Speaker seminars

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 in Research" by Dr. Minou Friele will take place September/October 2020. Dates will be announced soon.

Statistics Workshops

The next workshop on Statistics with the Software "R" lectured in English by Prof. Dr. Achim Tresch will take place in the winterterm 2020/2021. Dates will be announced soon.

For further lectures and courses offered by the Institute for Medical Statistics and Bioinformatics please click here.

Working and Publishing in Science / Science Communication

The University of Cologne offers a range of opportunities: