The Preclinical Phase


The first two years of preclinical study focus on basic scientific subjects such as physics, chemistry and biology, as well as on the traditional preclinical subjects of medical terminology/propedeutics, anatomy/neuroanatomy, medical psychology and sociology, physiology and biochemistry.



During semesters 3 and 4 so called integrated seminars are offered, in which the clinical relevancy of basic-science subjects is exemplified, including first exposure to clinical cases and all day stays in general practices. First aid is not offered as a course at the university. Students must therefore arrange for participation in such a course at a recognised institution outside the university on an individual basis and prior to the 1st State Examination. Patient care does not constitute a part of this seg­ment of study. However, students have to arrange four clinical work attendance of three months prior to enrolment for the 1st State examination.

Obligatory Assignments in the Preclinical Phase
1st Preclinical Semester
  • Medical Terminology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Preparatory Medical Psychology and Sociology
  • Preparatory Anatomy
  • Clinical Demonstrations
  • Voluntary Interdisciplinary Module
2nd Preclinical Semester
  • Physics
  • Microscopic Anatomy
  • Biochemistry / Molecular Biology
  • Biology
  • Voluntary Interdisciplinary Module
3rd Preclinical Semester
  • Gross Anatomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Cell Physiology and Physiology
  • Introduction to Clinical Medicine
  • Clinical Seminar
  • Voluntary Interdisciplinary Module
4th Preclinical Semester
  • Cell Physiology and Physiology
  • Medical Psychology and Sociology
  • Introduction to Medical Professions
  • Clinical Seminar
  • Voluntary Interdisciplinary Module
+ Course of First Aid
+ Work as attendant in a hospital ( 3 months )
-->First State Examination