The Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Medical Informatics (MMI) at European Campus Rottal-Inn (ECRI) in Pfarrkirchen - a branch of the Deggendorf University of Applied Sciences (THD - Technische Hochschule Deggendorf) in Bavaria, Germany - is accepting applications for entry in October 2019.
The health system is characterized by a high IT infiltration - most clinical, nursing and therapeutic processes are supported by digital network documentation systems that are used by professionals involved in all these treatment processes. Throughout these processes, private individuals and health insurance companies are billed using digital transference. This postgraduate course enables students to reinforce, deepen and expand their theoretical and factual knowledge to to meet the requirements of modern research and development fields in the telematic, telemedicine and e-health industries, as well as in service provider fields in national or international health networks.
This innovative, uniquely interdisciplinary, international and multicultural study program focusing on Digital Health, taught exclusively in English with no tuition fees, offers excellent and motivated graduates of biomedical and computer science disciplines from around the world, an exclusive opportunity to immerse in a highly professional and dynamic, diverse and multicultural, hard-working and proactive Digital Health community right in the center of Europe, with unparalleled possibilities for studying, researching and networking, and excellent career prospects, - an opportunity to specialize in a field that is revolutionizing healthcare, medicine, and the entire society.
The full-time, full-presence, 1.5-year long (3 semesters, to a total of 90 ECTS credits) MMI curriculum offers a perfect mix of theoretical knowledge and practical skills in modern Healthcare Information and Communication Technologies, through a balanced combination of lectures, seminars and class discussions, case studies, lab trainings, and additional activities such as participation in important digital health conferences and meetings, or field visits to healthcare facilities and digital health companies. Moreover, thanks to ECRI's international faculty and their networking with global eHealth community, MMI students also benefit from an impressive array of guest lectures, seminars and workshops by recognized thought leaders and renowned experts in the field, from different parts of the world - from Europe and North America, to South Africa and Australia.
The application period is open until July 15, 2019.
Entry requirements: 1. Bachelor degree in any Health Science (medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, public health, healthcare administration) or Computer / Information Science discipline; 2. Excellent command of English; and 3. Ability to relocate to Germany in September-October 2019, and to sustain living there for the duration of the study program (a minimum of 18 months). [Several full or partial scholarships per year are usually available on a competitive basis.]
For further information can be found at https://www.th-deg.de/en/ecri/courses/mi-m-en