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Dr. Gerrit Grenzebach

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Library Holdings and Acquisitions

The University and State Library has extensive holdings of print titles reflecting the historical development of the subject since its establishment at the university in the Middle Ages. The current collection foci are aligned with the prevailing profile of university teaching and research (see below). Most of the newer media are made available electronically.

Finding and Using

Printed works relating to the Subject of Medicine are primarily located in the Branch Library University Hospital (Ha 150). Older holdings are shelved in stacks and therefore only accessible for use in the reading room. The holdings as well as their locations can be researched via the ULB catalogues.


Current literature is largely obtained electronically (e-books, e-journals, databases) and thus is accessible within the university wifi or via VPN. Here, too, the ULB catalogues provide an entry point for research and access.

Collection of Subject-Relevant Links


Electronically available journals of the specific subject are indexed in the Electronic Journals Library (EZB).


For researching subject-specific literature you can use various databases, which can be found by researching the Database Information System (DBIS) of the ULB.

Informations regarding Open Science

Open Access in the subject of medicine and other life sciences

Subject-Specific Services

NFDI4Health – NFDI for personal health data
NFDI4Microbiota – NFDI for microbiota research
NFDI4BIOIMAGE – National Research Data Infrastructure for Microscopy and Image Analysis
GHGA – German Human Genome Phenome Archive
NFDI4Immuno – National Research Data Infrastructure for Immunology

Please remember to activate the VPN connection when researching outside of reach of the university wifi.

History and Profiling of the Subject

The subject of medicine has been part of the university since its foundation in Wittenberg in 1502. From 1694 onwards, the study of medicine has also been offered at the university of Halle. Prominent scientists helped shape the faculty and supported the scientific professionalization of the subject from the 19th century onwards.


The Faculty of Medicine is currently represented by 26 professorships and includes the following subject-specific areas: Anatomy and Cell Biology, General Medicine, Health and Nursing Sciences, History and Ethics of Medicine, Human Genetics, Physiology, Molecular Medicine, Medical Sociology, Medical Epidemiology, Biometry and Informatics, Medical Microbiology, Medical Immunology, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Physiological Chemistry, Pathology, Rehabilitation Medicine, Forensic Medicine as well as Environmental Toxicology.


The Institute of Medicine offers degree programs in human medicine and dentistry as state examinations. Furthermore, there are an undergraduate programme in Evidence-Based Nursing and Midwifery Science, a graduate programme in Health and Nursing Sciences, as well as the doctoral programme in Health and Nursing Sciences: Participation as a Goal of Nursing and Therapy. Additionally, there are subject overlaps and cooperations with, for example, the departments of physics, biology, biochemistry, pharmacy, and chemistry.