The Master's degree program “Health Care IT” enables graduates to successfully face the challenges in the healthcare sector. Equipped with technical and medical knowledge they are sought-after by a wide variety of potential employers in the health care industry. The program also prepares them for upcoming social issues like Active and Assisted Living (AAL) and Instrumental Activities of daily Living (iADL), which become more and more important as we are moving towards an aging society. Students benefit from practical trainings in dedicated laboratories and work there in small groups. Two areas of specialization allow them to further deepen their interests: Medical Engineering and Image Processing or Health Informatics can be chosen over the course of the degree program. Thanks to strong cooperation with the Health Care sector, the program is able to invite professionals and experts as guest lecturers.
Medicine as high-tech-business
Modern medicine can be seen as a high-tech-business: Doctors and other health professionals are increasingly relying on software or technical devices to enhance the outcome for their patients. To make this possible, experts in Health Care IT are vital in providing the required skills in medical engineering and image Processing/health informatics. At the Master degree study program ‘Health Care IT’ both areas are an integral part of education.
Technical aspects of Health Care IT
The program focuses on many technical aspects of Health Care IT, including Mobile System Development and Software Development. Active and Assisted Living (AAL) is another core element of the program that enables students to face the challenges of an aging society. They also learn about Software Consulting, Biomedical Engineering, Medical Device and Medical Device Development.
Additional to theoretical input, students at the Master degree study program ‘Health Care IT’ receive hands-on training in specialized laboratories. There they work in small groups. In general, the program values personal support and mentoring. Teachers welcome their students with an open door policy.
Within the master degree program Health Care IT, students can concentrate on one of the following two areas of specialization: Medical Engineering and Image Processing focuses on topics in the area of medical engineering research and development. A special field of interest in this context is medical imaging systems and the resulting medical image processing. This career field provides an especially interesting interface between technology, organization and medicine. The second area of specialization is Health Informatics. Students receive a broad, yet specialized, view of the implementation of information technology and engineering as well as the organizational structures and processes in the healthcare sector.