Thorax- und hyperbare Chirurgie

Excellent education and training are indispensable to maintaining high-quality health care and continuity in medical research. We focus on teaching analysis and understanding of complex relationships and promote responsible and science- and indicator-based decision-making and approaches to independent research.


Research-led teaching

All thoracic and hyperbaric surgery learning content is available virtually in a variety of formats in coordination with the learning outcome catalogue. Access is facilitated by interactive lessons that check learning outcomes on the intranet and on a mobile phone-based learning platform. The virtual availability of postgraduate learning content ensures that teaching conditions remain safe during crisis situations.

Along with "classic" assistance in surgery or endoscopy, we offer the special study module Hyperbare Oxygenation/Hyperbaric Oxygenation. Students not only learn hyperbaric physics, physiology and pressurized oxygen chamber technology but also have the opportunity to attend to patients during hyperbaric therapy sessions.

The thoracic surgery and gastroenterology learning content on esophageal topics has been interlinked to avoid redundancy and focus on clinical relevance.


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.