The B.Sc in Health Science is directed toward new students who wish to be qualified for the health sector and for particular interdisciplinary sections. Scholastic performances in mathematics, natural sciences, and social sciences are highly relevant here. Good English proficiency is also to be expected since the course of studies is offered in a bilingual fashion, with the goal of promoting internationalism (transnational capabilities for contact and student mobility).
Commitments which have already taken place in the local community will often provide a good basis in order to identify interests for possible areas of study in the different sectors of health sciences.
In order to understand the health of human beings in a resource-oriented manner, while taking into consideration the interacting contextual factors, the Bachelor course of studies in the health science takes into consideration the structural bio-(medical)-psycho-social aspects of the health science (according to the ICF), questions involving epidemiology and the structures of the health system. Hereby it is comprised of a large repertoire of research methods for scientific activities. This is also portrayed in the column structure, which - related to the individual semester of studies - provides a matrix: the first three columns represent the bio-psycho-social perspectives according to the ICF and are supplemented through fields of knowledge in medicine that also mediate the viewpoint of the ICD in the bio-(medical)-column in order to ensure the integrability to medically related discourses. In the social column, a focus is primarily made on aspects of social inter-relationships (situation-based), and the psychological column takes into account the aspects of both classifications and, above all, also the capabilities for psychic control.
The first three semesters of study will focus on the basic knowledge necessary to be successful in the field of health science. This knowledge will enable the student to obtain an integral understanding of: the organization and function of the human body, the human psyche, internal and external influential factors, and the impact of environmental variabilities. For this reason, all modules are compulsory in the first half of the program. In all semesters, each of the five horizontal columns are to be equally represented in the coursework. Additionally, over the first three semesters, the columns are built up vertically, one on top of the other. The research column (with its matrix structure) is additionally to be understood as an interface for understanding the scientific contents of the other columns. The partially complementary presentation of the ICD and ICF perspectives during the first semesters is brought together in the fifth and sixth semesters in the modules of problem-oriented learning, prevention programs and in research projects.
More detailed information on the individual modules can be found in the module manuals, these can be accessed using the manual (German and English).
This course of study is carried out primarily in German, and thus requires advanced knowledge of the German language, see Language Certificates.
The lectures and examinations of this course of studies are offered in both the German and English languages. During the first three semesters there are two modules which are held completely in the English language, and at least one other module will have both German and English components. There will be different main focuses depending on the topics and the module.
For application a German language proficiency is required. Further information for international applicants.
Here you can find all the information about the application.
General study documents
- Statutes on the suitability-evaluation procedure 13.05.2022 (Satzung zum Eignungsfeststellungsverfahren)
- Information on recognition of examinations
- Application for Recognition of Examinations
- Recognition of Free Electives (Freier Wahlbereich C)
Documents and Information about the Bachelor's Thesis
- Bachelor's Thesis - Information
- Bachelor's Thesis - Application
- Bachelor's Thesis - Instructions Upload (digital submission)
Documents and Information about the Internship semester
Start of the study WS 2022/23 and later
- Specialist examinations and study regulations (FPSO) - readable Version 13.05.2022
- Module Overview
Start of the study WS 2020/21 and WS 2021/22
- Specialist examinations and study regulations (FPSO) - readable Version 12.05.2020
- Module Overview
Start of the study WS 2019/20
- Specialist examinations and study regulations (FPSO) - readable Version 09.10.2019
- Module Structure
Start of the study WS 17/18 and WS 18/19
- Specialist examinations and study regulations (FPSO)
- First Amendment Statute FPSO for the winter semester 2017/18
Start of the study before WS 17/18
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