Masters of Univeristy of Geneva

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The Master of
Medicine

is primarily taught at Geneva University Hospitals (HUG) or affiliated institutions. Theoretical and practical courses are integrated into clinical training modules and focus on clinical procedures and on learning and applying skills in a variety of disciplines, such as internal medicine and primary care, paediatrics, surgery, psychiatry or obstetrics and gynaecology. Some disciplines are crosscutting and studied throughout the programme (e.g. radiology, pathology, clinical pharmacology, forensic medicine and ethics). The third year of the Master's programme is devoted to clinical practice during which students do rotations to strengthen their skills and gain experience.

In accordance with the Swiss federal law on health-care professions (LpMed), all examinations take place on a faculty level, with the exception of those that take place after conferral of the Master's degree, which are federal and common to all Swiss medicine faculties (Federal Examination in Human Medicine - EFMH).

The Master of
Medicine

is primarily taught at Geneva University Hospitals (HUG) or affiliated institutions. Theoretical and practical courses are integrated into clinical training modules and focus on clinical procedures and on learning and applying skills in a variety of disciplines, such as internal medicine and primary care, paediatrics, surgery, psychiatry or obstetrics and gynaecology. Some disciplines are crosscutting and studied throughout the programme (e.g. radiology, pathology, clinical pharmacology, forensic medicine and ethics). The third year of the Master's programme is devoted to clinical practice during which students do rotations to strengthen their skills and gain experience.

In accordance with the Swiss federal law on health-care professions (LpMed), all examinations take place on a faculty level, with the exception of those that take place after conferral of the Master's degree, which are federal and common to all Swiss medicine faculties (Federal Examination in Human Medicine - EFMH).

The Master of Medicine

6 semesters (max. 10 semesters) | 180 ECTS credits
First and second-year courses (120 credits):
  • Introduction to the clinical approach
  • Clinical training: internal medicine; paediatrics; surgery; obstetrics and gynaecology; psychiatry; community medicine and primary care; otorhinolaryngology; ophthalmology; neurology; neurosurgery; dermatology; emergency and intensive care; crosscutting disciplines
  • Master's thesis
Third-year courses (60 credits):

10 months of elective rotations (Internist medicine, paediatrics, surgery, etc.) including 1 compulsory month with a physician or pediatrician


Programme length

3 years (6 semesters)

Language of instruction

French
Working knowledge of English required for reading scientific texts

Admission Criteria

Swiss Students
www.unige.ch/admission-medecine/candidatsuisse
International Students
www.unige.ch/admission-medecine/candidatnonsuisse

Contact information

Ms Barbara Broers
T. +41 (0)22 379 50 13
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Mobility

During the first and second year of the Master's programme, students may complete part of their clinical training abroad. Third-year students may do clinical internships at foreign hospitals (for up to five months) and to do a three-month internship at another university. The Faculty of Medicine offers two-month internships in tropical medicine and international health, including in Cameroon and Nepal.

www.unige.ch/exchange

Opportunities

Studies in human medicine prepare graduates for specific activities in numerous professional fields. Graduates generally begin their professional careers as assistant doctors before, in some cases, going on to become clinical chiefs of hospitals or outpatient facilities with a view to pursuing the post-graduate qualification of federal specialist. Many graduates end up working in private or group practices, and some go on to careers in hospitals or at university.
But there are many other professional opportunities as well: 

  • Positions in international or non-governmental organisations
  • Role of expert for insurance and health insurance companies, in connection with legal/employment issues 
  • Positions in medical call centres 
  • Medical journalism 
  • Research in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries 
  • IT and medical statistics
  • Non-clinical teaching/research at university

Applications

Deadline: 30 April 2018
(28 February 2018 for applicants who require a visa under Swiss Confederation regulations)

www.unige.ch/enrolment
admissions.unige.ch

The Master of
Dental Medicine

offers in-depth training in the following fields: preventative dental medicine, oral medicine and pathology, oral surgery, dento-maxillo-facial radiology, cariology, endodontics, dental care for children, orthodontics, fixed prosthesis, gnathology, periodontics, dental biomaterials, gerodontology and partial dentures. This course offers a pathway to the Federal Diploma in Dental Surgery.

In accordance with the law on health-care professions (LpMed), all examinations take place on a faculty level, with the exception of those that take place after conferral of the Master's degree, which are federal and common to all Swiss medicine faculties (Federal Examination in Human Medicine - EFMH).

The Master of
Dental Medicine

offers in-depth training in the following fields: preventative dental medicine, oral medicine and pathology, oral surgery, dento-maxillo-facial radiology, cariology, endodontics, dental care for children, orthodontics, fixed prosthesis, gnathology, periodontics, dental biomaterials, gerodontology and partial dentures. This course offers a pathway to the Federal Diploma in Dental Surgery.

In accordance with the law on health-care professions (LpMed), all examinations take place on a faculty level, with the exception of those that take place after conferral of the Master's degree, which are federal and common to all Swiss medicine faculties (Federal Examination in Human Medicine - EFMH).

The Master of Dental Medicine

4 semesters (max. 8 semesters) | 120 ECTS credits
First and second-year courses (120 credits):
  • Clinical training: preventative dentistry; cariology/endodontics; medicine and oral pathology; orthodontics; oral surgery; biomaterials; fixed prosthesis and gnathology; geriatric dentistry and dentures; radiology/radiation protection; paediatric dentistry; periodonctics; maxillo-facial surgery; general surgery; nose and throat
  • Master's thesis

Programme length

2 years (4 semesters)

Language of instruction

French
Working knowledge of English required for reading scientific texts.

Admission Criteria

Swiss Students
www.unige.ch/admission-medecine/candidatsuisse
International Students
www.unige.ch/admission-medecine/candidatnonsuisse

Contact information

Mr Serge Bouillaguet
T. +41 (0)22 379 41 07
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Opportunities

Given the highly specialised nature of the dentistry programme, most graduates remain in the field and work in private dental practices. Others find work in dental clinics or dental offices linked to social services, schools or hospitals.

Applications

Deadline: 30 April 2018
(28 February 2018 for applicants who require a visa under Swiss Confederation regulations)

www.unige.ch/enrolment
admissions.unige.ch

The Master in
Global Health

of the University of Geneva is a two year full time programme which aims to study contemporary health issues from interdisciplinary and international perspectives. The MScGH mission is to provide students the toolbox to understand and analyse health issues whose determinants are interlinked and whose complexity transcends borders and sectors of activity.
In our interdependent world, significant health issues such as emerging and remerging infectious diseases, the rise of chronic conditions, and the impact of climate change on health are intersectoral and transnational challenges which require collaboration and cooperation among multiple actors. To respond to these challenges, new educational opportunities are needed in addition to traditional training programmes in medicine or public health.
The MScGH seeks to combine the most relevant approaches on global health drawing on the perspectives of all relevant academic disciplines and global health actors based in Geneva. The MScGH is specifically designed to take advantage of the rich international environment of Geneva. It provides an opportunity to study where many health issues are discussed at the global level and to accomplish practical training in different setting such as NGOs and international organizations.

Professor

Antoine Flahault

The Master in
Global Health

of the University of Geneva is a two year full time programme which aims to study contemporary health issues from interdisciplinary and international perspectives. The MScGH mission is to provide students the toolbox to understand and analyse health issues whose determinants are interlinked and whose complexity transcends borders and sectors of activity.
In our interdependent world, significant health issues such as emerging and remerging infectious diseases, the rise of chronic conditions, and the impact of climate change on health are intersectoral and transnational challenges which require collaboration and cooperation among multiple actors. To respond to these challenges, new educational opportunities are needed in addition to traditional training programmes in medicine or public health.
The MScGH seeks to combine the most relevant approaches on global health drawing on the perspectives of all relevant academic disciplines and global health actors based in Geneva. The MScGH is specifically designed to take advantage of the rich international environment of Geneva. It provides an opportunity to study where many health issues are discussed at the global level and to accomplish practical training in different setting such as NGOs and international organizations.

The Master in Global Health

4 semesters* (max. 6 semesters) | 120 ECTS credits
Disciplinary and methodological foundations (30 credits):
3 Disciplinary courses  (18 credits)
2 Methodological seminars  (12 credits)
Interdisciplinary integration of knowledge (30 credits):
Required interdisciplinary courses
Specialization (30 credits):
Variable with at least one methodological seminar
Applying knowledge and skills (30 credits):
Master Thesis and work placement/internship

Programme length

2 years (4 semesters)

Language of instruction

English
Courses are taught in English. Academic work can be handed over in English or in French. Passive knowledge of French is recommended. While the entire Master can be completed in English, some specialization during the third semester are offered in French only.

Admission Criteria

Bachelor or equivalent degree.
Admission based on application file.
The MScGH welcomes application from students interested in global health with a background in any academic discipline.

Contact Information

Mr Beat Stoll
T. +41 (0)22 379 04 67
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Opportunities

The MScGH aims to prepare students to work in organizations such as international organizations (e.g. WHO, UNICEF, ICRC...), civil society such as non-governmental organization (e.g. MSF, Care, Oxfam...), public sector at national (e.g. Ministry of health of foreign affairs, development agency) or local level (e.g. public health authorities), public private partnerships and private sector (e.g. pharmaceutical industry).

Applications

Deadline: 28 February 2018

www.unige.ch/enrolment
admissions.unige.ch

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The Master in
Neuroscience

is a joint programme of the Faculty of Psychology and Education, the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Science. It is managed by the Interfaculty Centre of Neuroscience and focuses on theory, while also introducing students to scientific research and writing. The courses deal with brain function investigative techniques, neurobiology and cognitive and emotional processes. The programme is designed for students who want to work in neurosciences, including in hospitals and academia.

FOCUSES OF THE REQUIRED MODULES:

  • Methodology, signal analysis, statistics
  • Neurobiological fundamentals of cells and molecules
  • Cognitive and affective sciences

Adjointe scientifique

Mona Spiridon

The Master in
Neuroscience

is a joint programme of the Faculty of Psychology and Education, the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Science. It is managed by the Interfaculty Centre of Neuroscience and focuses on theory, while also introducing students to scientific research and writing. The courses deal with brain function investigative techniques, neurobiology and cognitive and emotional processes. The programme is designed for students who want to work in neurosciences, including in hospitals and academia.

FOCUSES OF THE REQUIRED MODULES:

  • Methodology, signal analysis, statistics
  • Neurobiological fundamentals of cells and molecules
  • Cognitive and affective sciences

The Master in Neuroscience

3 semesters (max. 5 semesters) | 90 ECTS credits
Required courses and electives (30 credits):
  • Principles of Neurobiology
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Techniques for Investigating Brain Functions
  • Introduction to Cognitive and Affective
  • Neuroscience
  • Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
  • Neurobiology of Vigilance States
  • PET and MRI Imaging in Neuroscience, etc.
Research project (60 credits)

Programme length

1.5 years (3 semesters)

Languages of instruction

English, French

Admission Criteria

Bachelor of Science, Medicine or Psychology, or an equivalent degree.

Merit-based admission.

Contact Information

Ms Delphine Jochaut
T. +41 (0)22 379 08 93
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Mobility

It is possible to fulfil some of the option requirements at another university. Students may also conduct research outside the university, under the supervision of a faculty member, or do a work placement at a leading external laboratory in order to complete their Master's degree.

www.unige.ch/exchange

Opportunities

The Master of Science in Neuroscience is designed to meet the needs of students with a Bachelor of Science in Medicine or Psychology, or an equivalent degree, who are looking for a career related to neuroscience in national and international research and/or teaching institutions, hospitals or academia. It can lead to a doctorate in neuroscience from the University of Lausanne (Lemanic Neuroscience Doctoral School) as well as further training at associate faculties, upon completion of prerequisites required by the given faculty.

Applications

Deadline for Fall Semester: 30 April 2018*
(28 February 2018 for applicants who require a visa under Swiss Confederation regulations)

Deadline for Spring Semester:
30 November 2018*
(30 September 2018 for applicants who require a visa under Swiss Confederation regulations)

www.unige.ch/enrolment
admissions.unige.ch

*Candidates who hold a Swiss Bachelor or equivalent degree and have not been able to meet this deadline may contact the Faculty's academic advisor and the person in charge of the Master's programme to find out if it is possible to join the course

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