HealthTech - Intelligent Assistance Systems in Health, Medicine and Nursing (B.Sc.)

General

Program Description

The constant change in our society brings with it some challenges for the healthcare sector and new requirements for medical technology:

  • Aging population
  • Lack of nurses
  • Independent living at home into old age
  • Promotion of preventive health measures
  • Supply bottlenecks in rural areas
  • Health trends like self-tracking

That is why the need for supportive assistance systems and biofeedback technologies that record biometric data will increase in the future. Technical innovations are required that are accessible to everyone, regardless of age and place of residence. Medical technology must become more mobile and holistic in the future.

This is exactly where the medical technology degree from Thuringia comes in and provides you with knowledge in the following areas:

  • Health technology
  • Medical technology
  • Care technology
Type of study: Full time, no NC
Duration of study: 7 semesters
Lecture language: German
Graduation: Bachelor of Science
ECTS: 210
next start of studies: each winter semester
Application deadline: 07/15/2021

Cooperations

The HealthTech course rounds off the classic engineering course with a focus on health, nursing and medical technology studies. In order to provide students with a practice-oriented education, the Faculty of Electrical Engineering works with the following cooperation partners from Thuringia:

  • Elisabeth Klinikum Schmalkalden (Head Physician Priv.Doz.Dr. med.Atila Yilmaz)
  • Evangelical Elderly Aid Center Steinbach-Hallenberg

admission requirements

In order to be admitted to the medical technology course, a general university entrance qualification, technical college entrance qualification, subject-related university entrance qualification, successfully passed master's examination or a successfully completed course to become a state-certified technician or business economist is required. If you do not have a university entrance qualification, but have completed vocational training and can prove that you have been working full-time for at least 3 years, you can be admitted to medical technology studies by successfully passing an entrance examination.

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Job prospects

For graduates of the medical technology degree, there are numerous employment opportunities in almost all branches of modern industrial society. With the practice-oriented studies from Thuringia in the field of medical technology, as well as health and care technology, the Faculty of Electrical Engineering creates the best conditions for a successful entry into professional life. Depending on the chosen focus of interest, you will find innovative fields of activity in a wide variety of areas.

Graduates of the medical technology degree can work in the following areas, among others:

  • Nursing assistance systems
  • Telemedicine
  • medical equipment
  • intelligent sensors
  • Home automation for longer independent living
  • Health technologies
  • Security of personalized, age-appropriate services
  • consultation
Last updated Nov 2020

About the School

Die Hochschule Schmalkalden ist eine Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften in Thüringen. Sie liegt idyllisch am Rande des Thüringer Waldes. Der grüne Campus zählt zweifellos zu einem der schönsten ... Read More

Die Hochschule Schmalkalden ist eine Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften in Thüringen. Sie liegt idyllisch am Rande des Thüringer Waldes. Der grüne Campus zählt zweifellos zu einem der schönsten in Thüringen und Deutschland. Read less