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About the programme

The first part off the programme provides theoretical knowledge into the structure and function of the human body. Topics studied include anatomy, cell biology, genetics and developmental biology, physiology, biochemistry and pharmacology. Students also carry out project work based on various diseases. The later part of the programme focus on various diseases, their origins, causes, extent and treatment. Most of this education takes place in hospitals and health-care centers. The education covers the theory of disease, consulting room skills, infection, microbiology and immunology, internal medicine, neurology, general psychiatry, surgery, ophthalmology, ear-, nose- and throat diseases, dermatology, geriatrics, gynecology obstetrics and clinical genetics, radiology and pediatrics and child psychiatry.

An overview of the programme can be found in the column to the right.


Swedish-speaking exchange students are welcome to apply for courses within the programme. More information can be found on Välkommen till läkarprogrammet.

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Clinical rotations

A limited number of clinical rotations are offered to incoming English speaking exchange students from selected partner universities. Please contact International Coordinator Evelina Nyström for more detailed information.  

Current partners

Partnerships and agreements are quality-assured with academic and administrative staff to ensure the collaboration will work both ways.

Academic year

AY 2019/20
Autumn semester 2019: 2 September – 19 January
Spring semester 2020: 20 January – 7 June

AY 2020/21
Autumn semester 2020: 31 August – 17 January
Spring semester 2021: 18 January – 6 June

Some educations programs may start earlier than the official term start.

Requests from freemovers

The programme in medicine does not administrate applications from visiting free mover students and/or Erasmus placement students.

Erasmus Placements do not follow the procedures of a regular Student Exchange. An intern is considered to be an employee at the hospital and not a student.A student status and student benefits can therefore not be provided. Students wishing to do their internship at a hospital in the region Västra Götaland need to independently apply for the internships directly from the department in question and arrange with the supervisor any practical matters.

Useful link for Swedish speaking students within Europe:
Praktik för dig som studerar till läkare inom EU/EES

 *A freemover is an international student who applies to a university abroad on his/her own, without beeing part of an exchange programme. 

International Coordinator

Håkan Persson


The Programme in Medicine is part of and actively participates in the following networks:



ECTS Medicine Association

Please contact the responsible academic coordinator and/or the international coordinator for detailed information

Page Manager: Evelina Nyström|Last update: 11/6/2019

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