Lectures & Seminars

Before graduation PhD Students enrolled in the Program must achieve 18 ECTS including minimum 12 ECTS ECTS  in the methodical and scientific domain (i.e. lectures related to Biomedical Engineering topics) and minimum 2 ECTS for Transferable Skills courses.


Methodical and Scientific Domain

Each student can create his or her own career profile according to his or her needs and interests. To do so, they can choose to follow courses offered by the PhD Program (see table below) or by other departments at the University of Basel.

In agreement with the supervisor, it is also possible to take external courses. Under certain conditions, the latter can be financed by our partner, the PhD Program Health Sciences (see link in the link box on the right).


TypeTitleCourse directory
SeminarRegenerative Medicine Journal Club



Tissue Engineering Reports

SeminarSelected Topic in Biomedical Engineering: Robot- and Computer-Assisted Surgerylink

Navigation, Robotics and Lasers in Surgery


Escape the Box: Deep Learning

Seminar with ExercicesOpen science: principles and practices for better researchlink
LectureInnovation in Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery – Current Topics and Researchlink

Klinische Orthopaedie und Traumatologie

BlockkursHands-on Introduction to Medical Robotics Hardwarelink
Blockkurs3D Human Movement Studies – A Biomechanical, Physiological and Technical Perspectivelink


Please note that at least one participation in the Seminar Series Selected Topic in Biomedical Engineering is mandatory before graduation!


Tranferable Skills

Transferable skills cover all training courses focusing on the development of personal skills as well as technical and social skills.

PhD students enrolled in the program have access to a large number of transferable skills courses offered by the Graduate Center of the University of Basel (GRACE), but can also take part free of charge in the course offered by our partner PhD Program Health Sciences (PPHS).

For an optimal preparation for research and subsequent career steps, we recommend that students take part in Transferable Skills courses focusing on:
• Good Scientific Practice
• Scientific Writing & Publishig
• Science Communication