School of Medical Sciences

Programme structure

The structure of the programme aims to support a high degree of integration between theoretical and clinical education, between basic science and clinical medicine, and between traditional subjects and disciplines. Moreover, it stresses the biomedical basis of the medical profession while the need for knowledge and skills from different areas are made clear. The students will early on, during stage I, meet patients. Clinical training combines the possibility to practice skills and knowledge that is general for the medical profession with possibilities to practice specific skills and knowledge related to current themes.

The program is divided into four phases, 1. Organ, cell and molecule, 2. Health and disease, 3. Diagnostics, therapy and prevention, and 4. Medical deepening. Each stage is made up of semester-long courses with different themes drawn from the functions of the human body. Each theme returns with widening, deepening and increasing complexity in three spirals, one for each stage, and is finally integrated into the 
last semester, where complex medical problems are discussed across theme borders.

The programme comprises 330 ECTS credits. The knowledge areas and themes are organized into four phases and a total of 12 courses: 

Phase I, Organ, cell and molecule

Phase II, Health and Disease

Phase III, Diagnostics, therapy and prevention

Phase IV, Medical deepening