Academic Setting

The world-renowned CharitéUniversitätsmedizin Berlin is currently the largest University Medical Centre in Europe. Facilities and teaching methods employed in the Master of Science in International Health programme are of highest standard. In order to facilitate the transfer of course credits between institutions at the same academic level, Charité like all other tropEd partner institutions uses the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). More details on teaching methods and student assessment are provided within this chapter.

The MScIH is a study programme of CharitéUniversitätsmedizin Berlin located at and carried out by the Öffnet externen Link im aktuellen FensterInstitute of Tropical Medicine and International Health Berlin.

The Institute of Tropical Medicine and International Health Berlin is the successor of the 'Royal Vaccination Institute', founded in 1802. Today, it provides a clinic for tropical and travel medicine, HIV counselling facilities, a laboratory with emphasis on parasitology as well as teaching and research divisions. The main research areas are malaria and HIV/AIDS. Major teaching activities were started in 1984 and include the training of medical students at undergraduate level and postgraduate training of health professionals from Europe, Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

The Charité, a hospital which evolved from the 'pest house' outside of the Berlin city walls, became the Humboldt-University's Faculty of Medicine in 1829. CharitéUniversitätsmedizin Berlin is the joint medical school of Freie Universität Berlin and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, both universities with an excellent academic reputation. The two faculties were merged in 2003.

Out of the 7000 students registered at Charité, around 5500 are undergraduate medical students while the remaining ones are pursuing postgraduate study programmes. Charité offers 13 study programmes altogether and has four main campuses.


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