One-year and two-year master's courses
Master's courses at advanced level are a part of the new university education in Europe. In Sweden there is a one-year and a two-year master's course. This is a type of further education common to various professional groups, intended to enhance academic skills and confer qualification for education at doctoral level. The master's course also gives those who do not choose a career in research a solid foundation when they embark on the job market. At the Karolinska Institutet there are several new master's programmes, including biomedicine, public health science and clinical medical science. The department is responsible for the clinical medical science course and one stage of the biomedicine course. The one and two-year master's courses in clinical medical science are interprofessional and include skills relating to prevention, care and rehabilitation/habilitation in various forms of care for both individuals and groups, as well as skills in coordination and cooperation across professional boundaries to reinforce teamwork. The students are also given the opportunity to conduct joint research-oriented projects.