The process of transformation into a digital world is progressing and presents healthcare stakeholders with major design tasks. Electronic case or patient files, the measurement of health data via app, communication between doctors and hospitals via a telematics infrastructure, video consultations – these are just a few examples of digital technologies that are currently changing the German healthcare system.

Digitalization is creating new forms of interaction in diagnostic and treatment processes and a new form of personalized medicine. Against this background, healthcare institutions, especially hospitals, are expressing an urgent need for professionals with specific skills to support them in shaping the digital transformation.

The degree programme trains professionals who take on a pilot function at the interface between informatics and specific (clinical or non-clinical) fields of application. They know the healthcare landscape and its interfaces and are familiar with core and support processes. At the same time, they have IT skills relevant to planning and use. The course of study will enable you to communicate professionally both with IT specialists and with those involved in direct patient care, and to develop and implement forward-looking and comprehensive digital concepts for the healthcare sector.

Degree
Bachelor of Science
Program duration
7 Semester
Admission restrictions
Numerus Clausus
Subject distribution
Special features

The bachelor’s degree programme places proven emphasis on the practical orientation at universities of applied sciences. This is evident, among other things, from competent lecturers with practical experience and the implementation of application-oriented team project work. The fifth study semester is a practical semester, which students spend in an institution in the health industry. The bachelor’s thesis can also be completed with a practical orientation in cooperation with a company.

The degree programme operates at the interface between computer science, management and digital technology in the health sector. In addition to the subject-specific foundations, it also imparts basic knowledge in relation to future-oriented technologies, such as AI and robotics, as well as their possible applications in healthcare. An extensive range of compulsory modules offers students opportunities for individual specialization and profile sharpening in the last two semesters.

Interdisciplinary and interprofessional course components and projects supporting professional exchange and networking between the various student groups within health sciences take place throughout the entire course of study.

Interesting numbers and statistics

Initial accreditation of the degree programme until September 2023

Admission semester
Winter semester
Studies commencing from 2021
Application period
For the winter semester: 02.05.2022 to 31.07.2022
Dual system options
Dual Health Information Management
Faculty
not yet assigned to a Faculty (➔ Nuremberg School of Health)

More information

Detailed information about the curriculum of this programme is available in German. Switch the language toggle in the upper right corner.

More information

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For this bachelor’s programme, there are formal requirements that you must fulfil in order to be able to start the programme. There are also a number of personal requirements that you should meet.

Formal requirements

  • General admission requirements (Abitur, university of applied sciences entrance qualification, subject-restricted university entrance qualification, vocational qualification, or foreign educational certificate)

  • Please note: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the following admission requirements do not apply to students starting in the winter semester 2021/22:
    Documentation of a relevant pre-study internship of at least 4 weeks’ duration

  • Required language certificates:

    The language of instruction in this degree programme is German. Applicants with a different native language who do not hold a German bachelor’s degree and have not completed a German-language education at a higher education institution must provide one of the following certificates:

    • German Language Examination for University Admission for foreign applicants (DSH level 2)

    • Test of German as a Foreign Language with above-average results (TestDaF; level 4 or higher in all 4 parts of the examination)

    • Telc German C1 University

  • Overview of all recognized language certificates (pdf)

Personal characteristics and skills

  • Interest in computer science
  • Enthusiasm for new technologies
  • Curiosity regarding health science issues
  • Ability to think in abstract terms
  • Logical, analytical, creative and strategic thinking skills
  • Sociability and communication skills
  • Enjoyment in solving tricky problems
  • Ability to think and work independently

Common stumbling blocks

  • The requirements in mathematics are sometimes underestimated.
  • The programme also requires a certain amount of discipline and stamina, as the bachelor’s programme is very dense. Overall, the course of study is quite manageable – but you have to “stick with it” from the very beginning.

How do my skills measure up against the program requirements? How do I prepare myself?

Faculty advisor

Would you like more detailed information about specific course content or do you have further questions about the degree programme? If so, please feel free to contact the Health Sciences Adviser, Ms Mirjam Schmidt.