BSc Medical Informatics
The bachelor program Medical Informatics gives you an eclectic mix of key technologies, technical procedures and medical fundamentals. If you choose this program, you will receive the best possible knowledge and skill set to improve the health or social services with technical solutions.
What are the contents of the program?
The bachelor degree in Medical Informatics combines the integration of key technologies and technical procedures in areas such as life sciences, software and requirements engineering, visualization and usability, IT planning and operation, data protection and process engineering with training in medical fundamentals. The unique selling proposition of this study lies not only in numerous relevant R & D topics in different areas of medical informatics, but above all in the sustained and continuing global demand of the health sector for IT integration of the entire domain as well as the need for information technology innovation of the various subsystems.
The study provides you with a high level of computer science, medical, software engineering, mathematical and formal fundamentals. In addition, you will receive an interdisciplinary basic education that includes knowledge and skills in clinical thinking such as diagnostic processes and documentation.
Which qualifications do I acquire?
The program teaches you basic knowledge in the field of computer science and a critical understanding of their theories and principles as well as generally profound knowledge of basic and methodological knowledge in algorithms and data structures, architecture of computer and software systems, mathematics, probability theory, statistics, human-machine interaction and programming paradigms.
Building on these core competences of computer science, you acquire knowledge and skills in areas such as bioelectric signal processing, medical fundamentals, life sciences, security and law. You learn how to handle and/or apply health telematics, technology integration, quality management, interaction design, privacy and security.
You will develop important professional and personal skills that will boost your creativity and innovation potential to identify, analyze and solve complex problems. These skills enable you to master challenges in a critical, team-based and responsible manner. You strengthen your interdisciplinary and system-oriented way of thinking and learn to apply tools to design and implementation strategies.
What can I do with my degree?
With a degree in Medical Informatics you will find numerous fields of activity in the healthcare sector, such as the construction and management of IT systems. You will be capable of developing and analyzing health, information and communication systems or medical software in healthcare companies and relevant public institutions. You’ll play a key role in the design, development and evaluation of systems as well as a mediating role between the technical and medical sectors. You can also use your acquired knowledge to help improve and develop clinical processes or engage in medical information research.