Zentrum für Wissenschaftliche Weiterbildung an der CAU e.V. (ZwW)

Structure of the Program

The extra occupational program, “International Master of Applied Scientific Dental Education and Research” (iMasder) provides students with the course content required for the master examination. The course content includes the following; materials of differentiated study components (Modules), network based courses (Webinars) and compulsory classroom attendance period.

Furthermore, work placements give an opportunity to experience and report diverse fields of research and teaching.

Internationally recognized research results  especially  from the medical faculty determine the contents of the curriculum. The curriculum, study material,tasks and oral exams are continually revised to reflect changes in current researchs.  The regular updates are ensured  through a system  of internal quality assurance and evaluation.

Daily discussions and new findings from international studies are noted during the attendance periods. The E-learning conferences and submitted task are then developed into course subject matter.

The course contents is divided into seven modules. Each module is a complete study component and references between the modules are given so that they  form a cumulative learning process. The comprehensive learning process is communicated through blended learning  and organised by a learning management system .

This blended learning is a mixture of the following;

  • Self-study (reading the study book) and theoretical study.
  • Lectures (attendance period)
  • Case studies and processing (attendance periods)
  • Discourse (attendance periods and e- learning)
  • Training courses for teaching (attendance periods and e-learning)
  • Group Work (attendance periods and e-learning)
  • Presentation (attendance periods and e-learning)


The program is devised as a part-time study while working full time.  It comprises four semesters with work load of 60 credit points. On average, one can acquire 15 credit points per semester. This enables working and studying at the same time easier.

The master thesis is composed of 15 is credit point and is generally to be written in the fourth semester. To limit the work strain, students can start early to prepare for their thesis. This is why the university offers synchronous e-meetings already in the first semester, thus providing advice regarding the master thesis.

The essential contents of the program are studied in seven modules. Each single module teaches the foundation for the particular subject matter. This facilitates application-oriented consolidations against the back ground specific competencies and experiences for the student.

Participants must take all scheduled seven modules. Focal points will be placed in particular upon the send-in assignments, practical training and especially the master thesis.