The Curriculum Second Funding Period

The curriculum of the graduate program is strongly focused on major research topics in endocrinology and metabolism with special attention on energy homeostasis, growth, obesity, metabolic syndrome and related morbidities. Valuable experience obtained during the last funding period for most of the curricular elements are the basis for the activities and topics also for the current funding period.

Some elements proposed for the first funding period have been reduced in extent and streamlined towards the topics and focus of the program. e.g., the interdisciplinary tandem seminar is now offered only during the second and third semester of the curriculum, and not already in the first semester in order to achieve for all participating students coming from different backgrounds a common platform of knowledge required for the understanding of the spectrum of basic and translational aspects dealt with in this seminar. In contrast, the practical courses, topical to this program, have been very successful and will be continued.

However, more general topics such as reproduction, general biology and developmental biology will not be further offered in order to avoid an overload of the program, and to enable a sufficiently intense focus towards implementation and completion of the thesis work. Therefore, also comparative endocrinology courses and dermato-endocrinology will not be part of the facultative curriculum anymore.

Also novel elements have been introduced such as seminars on stem cell differentiation and tissue engineering, in cooperation with the BSRT graduate school on the CVK campus.

Further detailed information is contained in the chapters study program and schedule

Summer School 2010

The annual Bregenz Summer School on Endocrinology at the Monastery Mehrerau is part of the curriculum and a highlight: Students present their work, several external speakers are invited and it is a platform for international exchange and networking with cooperative programs. This snap was taken in 2010.

More information concerning the summer school 2014 you will find under lectures & events. Here is the current program for 2014




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