Master (University of Bern)
The Master program in Biomedical Sciences is a consecutive Master course of study that is based on the Bachelor program in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Fribourg.
During the first year of the Master program, students learn about the clinical-pathophysiological mechanisms of the heart, lungs, liver, gastrointestinal tract, blood and connective tissue organ systems. Instruction in these specific fields is supplemented by general lectures on clinical immunology, tumor biology, pharmacology and the pathogenesis of infectious diseases. Instruction in research methodology focuses on scientific writing, a broad introduction to state-of-the-art imaging methods, statistics and a course in Pharmacokinetics-Pharmacodynamics (PK/PD) Modeling taught by a specialist in industrial pharmaceutical research. The second semester begins with a three-week laboratory internship that offers students an extensive insight into research activities in areas that interest them.
During the first six months of their second year of study, students write their master thesis while working in a research team at the University of Bern or the University of Fribourg.