Curriculum

The Curriculum is divided into:

  • Compulsory modules totalling 12 ECTS Credits
  • Modules from the pool "Ethics" totalling 6 ECTS Credits
  • Modules from the pool "Law and Medicine" totalling 6 ECTS Credits
  • Elective Modules

The PhD student needs to submit a proposal concerning the chosen modules to the doctorate conferral committee at the beginning of the Law Track. This proposal will be discussed and written down in the doctoral agreement.

Compulsory modules (12 ECTS Credits)

Medical Law I (German) 6 ECTS Credits
Medical Law II (German) 6 ECTS Credits

Modules from the pool "Ethics" (at least 6 ECTS Credits)

Foundations of biomedical ethics (English) 3 ECTS Credits
Contemporary issues in biomedical ethics (English) 3 ECTS Credits
Ethics, theory and law in medicine (German) 4 ECTS Credits
Further modules within "Ethics" upon consultation N/A

Modules from the pool "Law and Medicine" (at least 6 ECTS Credits)

Approaches and ways of legal thinking (English) 3 ECTS Credits
Introduction to the medical and healthcare law (English) 3 ECTS Credits
Health Law I (German) 3 ECTS Credits
Health Law II (German) 3 ECTS Credits
Forensic Medicine I (German) 3 ECTS Credits
Forensic Medicine II (German) 3 ECTS Credits
Basic Medical Knowledge for Legal Practitioners (German) 3 ECTS Credits
Further modules within "Law and Medicine" upon consultation N/A

Elective modules

Higher didactic education by the University of Zurich or other higher education institutions (max. 3 ECTS Credits for modules from universities other than the University of Zurich)  
Language courses at the University of Zurich or other approporiate institution (max. 3 ECTS Credits) ECTS Credits N/A
Conferences/Symposia  
Scientific publications  

If details about ECTS Credits are missing, the program director decides about the number of ECTS Credits and the proof of record. In this case the program coordinator is to be contacted.