Medical Faculty HeidelbergInterprofessional Health Care – Bachelor 100%

This degree programme enables students to combine professional training with study. Students of interprofessional healthcare supplement their professional knowledge with academic insights. Students thereby learn to think and act across healthcare occupations and so ensure the best possible patient care in today’s complex healthcare system.

Facts & Formalities

DegreeBachelor of Science
Type of programmeUndergraduate
Start of programmeWinter semester only
Standard period of study8 semesters
Language(s) of instructionGerman, English
Fees and contributions171.75 € / Semester
Application procedureSubjects with admission restriction in the scope of the dialogue-oriented services procedure
Application deadlinesInformation about deadlines can be obtained after you have put together a degree program.
Part-time optionYes

Course Content

Students develop the specialist skills required for their chosen healthcare profession via training in a vocational college. They gain the knowledge and understanding required for the selected profession: healthcare and nursing, geriatric care, healthcare and paediatric nursing (following completion of general nursing training, students may complete further training with one of the abovementioned specialisms), midwifery, physiotherapy, logopedics, orthoptics, medical technician/laboratory assistant, medical technician/radiology assistant. 

The degree course enables students to further develop their specialist skills and general professional competencies. These skills include the ability to apply knowledge and solve problems within the remit of the given healthcare profession (instrumental competence), specialist argumentation and exchange with colleagues, other professionals (interpersonal/communication competence) and the ability to collect and collate information and evaluate this, and learn independently (systemic competence). In addition, the degree programme encourages greater understanding within and between different professional groups. The degree programme has been developed in accordance with the innovative concept of interprofessional learning and teaching.

Course Structure

The degree programme is designed to be studied in combination with professional training:  

Semesters 1 – 5: (phase of training and study)  

Students gain knowledge and skills fundamental for their future profession. Teaching at the University takes place on one afternoon per week and on one to a maximum of three Saturdays per semester.  

Semesters 6 – 8: (main study phase)  

Students have now completed their training and can enter employment. In order that students are still able to fulfil the requirements of the course, it is recommended that they take on a 30 – 50% role. Certain adaptations have been made to the degree programme in view of students’ employment. Contact hours are limited to three days/week and employment may be partially recognised as a work placement. In addition, students may opt to study part-time during the main study phase of the course. 

Modules focus on topics including:  

  • Theories Relevant to Healthcare Professions 
  • Interprofessional Healthcare 
  • Academic Work in Healthcare Professions 
  • Evidence-based Service Provision on the basis of Health Sciences 
  • Healthcare Provision for People in Different Phases of Life 
  • Quality Improvements and Patient Support 
  • Health Professions in a Business Management Context 
  • Different Compulsory Elective Courses and Placements 

Lectures and courses are also taken with students from degree programmes in medicine and dentistry. Students thereby learn to work well with one another in the everyday, professional context.