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Rare Diseases in Translational and Personalized Medicine

Birth to adulthood. Most rare diseases are genetic diseases, and while they are individually rare, their collective impact on populations and healthcare systems is huge and often underestimated. Due to their low prevalence, medical expertise and research in rare disease are limited, and it is scattered across clinics and laboratories worldwide. This scarcity of expertise and practice translates into delayed diagnosis, few medical drugs and investments, obstacles to medical care and sometime social stigmatization.  

The course will include lectures from national and international experts and instructors from various research fields and disciplines, and it is directed at students from various educational backgrounds. During the course, we will cover recent research and innovative approaches to studying and diagnosing rare diseases and developing new treatment options.  

Exam info and full course description

Exam info and full course description can be found in the course catalogue.  

Admission Requirements

Course specific:

This course is designed primarily for master students with an educational background in medicine, molecular medicine or molecular biology, aiming to increase their knowledge in the area of rare diseases, but the course is also suitable for specialist dietitians, nurses or medical laboratory technologists with an interest in rare diseases.

Applicants should have passed a bachelor course in medical genetics or an equivalent course.  


Exchange Students: nomination from your home university

Freemovers: documentation for English Language proficiency

You can read more about the admission here.