Psychosomatic medicine takes people’s subjective and objective aspects of health and illness through their entire lifespan into account. The subjectively experienced lifeworld of the people affected, their physical-bodily complaints and their social inclusion are recognized as influenceable processes in complex, dynamic systems. Differential diagnoses and therapy plans are made based on a psychosomatic approach.

Psychosomatic medicine involves health promotion, prevention, curative and rehabilitative treatment and is both specialized and interdisciplinary. The clinical field of psychosomatic medicine is therefore called a special discipline that understands origin and sustained symptoms in a bio-psycho-social, cultural and ecological context of interconnections and interactions.

Prior to the start of every course, DFP (Diplom-Fortbildungsprogramm – diploma training program) points for special diplomas are applied for from the „akademie der ärzte“. The continuing education university course "Psychosomatic Medicine - Psy2" counts towards the DFP diploma.

On completing all continuing education steps, the ÖÄK diploma "Psychosomatic Medicine" (Psy 2) can be applied for from the "akademie der ärzte".

This course is taught in German, therefore an excellent level of the German language is required.

Please visit our German homepage for more detailed information.

Course option
Certificate Program
Admission requirements
Study or work experience according to regulations
Learning format
3 semesters, part time
Course fee
EUR 3.150,--
Study location
University for Continuing Education Krems
Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Straße 30
3500 Krems
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