One important area of responsibility of the department is university teaching. Our goal is to facilitate interesting and sustainable learning using a broad palette of innovative teaching formats. In addition to microteaching units, virtual microscopy, communication training with actors playing patients, webinars and seminars with interactive voting tools, students also have access to well-structured learning materials at the Virtual Medical Campus. Postgraduate training and professional development are also key concerns of the department.


Research-led teaching

The dermatology section of the required module XXIV Sinnesorgane und seine Erkrankungen 2 (Sense Organs and Their Diseases 2) includes blocked lectures on the most important topics at the beginning of the module. This is followed by bedside training at the inpatient wards to consolidate knowledge, and in the outpatient clinics, students take the patient's history and work out initial diagnostic and therapeutic measures under supervision.

To promote the students' pharmacological skills, local therapy exercises and medication and prescription exercises are offered in cooperation with the Division of Pharmacology. A communication exercise with actors playing patients demonstrates how to assess and encourage patient compliance with treatment.


Postgraduate training

The wide range of professional development opportunities at the Medical University of Graz is directed at a variety of occupational groups in the fields of medicine, science and research, nursing and health services. Most of the professional development courses can be completed while the participant is regularly employed and provide him/her with a valuable additional qualification.



Students from Austria

Rotations at University Hospital Graz by students enrolled at an university in Austria are organized in coordination with the head of the department.


Students from abroad

Rotations at University Hospital Graz by international students (home university abroad) are only possible as part of a mobility program (e.g., Erasmus+). All requests must go through the Med Uni Graz International Office. At peripheral KAGes hospitals, rotations can be organized directly by students. If a Med Uni Graz confirmation is required, students must fulfill the requirements of the mobility program and register in the Med Uni Graz International Office before the stay starts.