The primary mission of the Medical University of Vienna -autonomous since 1 January
2004 - is to serve research and education in the broadest sense.
It seeks advances in medical science to cure and relieve the symptoms of illnesses,
maintain health, and foster social prosperity in a thriving environment.
Medical psychology is an inter-disciplinary subject in the Health science, and it is based on the bio-psycho-social concept of health and illness. Its purpose is to integrate psychological and sociological aspects in medical science.