Section of Medicine

The core tasks of the Section of Medicine are, on the one hand, training doctors and, on the other hand, teaching biomedicine and sports and movement sciences. In the area of medical training, our special focus is on family medicine, which is unique in the whole of Switzerland. The teaching programme is complemented by a broad spectrum of research focuses, ranging from the molecular-biological and the cognitive foundations of life sciences to the cultural and literary-historical dimensions of medicine.

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When the digestive system affects baby's sleep

Sleep rhythm and the neurological development of infants depend closely on the brain and the gut. Two researchers at the University of Fribourg, working with colleagues from ETH Zurich and the Children's…

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"Parent-led therapy" - Online research study

Parent-led therapy (PLT) is structured and specific support for children guided by a clinician and implemented by their parent(s). We want to look at the impact of language choices on communication skills…

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Scientists at the University of Fribourg have revealed a mechanism that can reduce age-related neuroinflammation

The more we age, the less our cells are capable of "cleaning out" the waste they produce. The consequences of this degeneration are serious since it can cause inflammation and dysfunction throughout the…

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Departements

The Section of Medicine comprises five departments

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Neurobiologie, Ask the expert, Medical Humanities 

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Institute for Family Medicine

We promote research, education as well as continuing education and we provide services in the field of family medicine.

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