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's 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's degree study program ‘Health Care IT’ receive hands-on training in specialized laboratories. There they work in small groups. Health Care IT and Augmented Reality. In general, the program values personal support and mentoring. Teachers welcome their students with an open door policy.
The Master degree study 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 training in dedicated laboratories and work there in small groups. Two areas of specialization allowing 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 strengthening cooperation with the Health Care sector, the program is able to invite professionals and experts as guest lecturers.
The students of the School of Engineering & IT should demonstrate strengths in the following areas:
Good English, mathematics, and computer skills
Enjoyment of innovative developments
Informatics and medical informatics
Process analysis & optimization in Health Care
Project management, change management
Business management methodology
Medical specialized vocabulary
Understanding of medical decision-making (diagnosis, therapies), clinical pathways
Understanding of care processes and care standards
Knowledge of generic hospital processes and information requirements of medicine, care, and administration
Data analysis and evaluation
Statistics (SAS, etc.)
Basic understanding of the pharmaceutical industry
Clinical trials and studies
Understanding of the requirements in the areas of scientific research and logistics
Development of an IT strategy and comprehension of the specific demands in hospitals (scalability, high accessibility, integration, etc.)
Interface standards (HL7, DICOM. IHE, CEN, etc.)
Medical engineering and medical devices
Management skills for IT supervisors
Knowledge of professional it processes (ITIL or ITPM – such as planning, operation, SLAs, etc.)