Medical Faculty HeidelbergMedical Informatics – Master

Since 1972, within the context of a collaboration between Heidelberg University and Heilbronn University of Applied Sciences, the faculty of the Medical Informatics academic programme has very successfully been educating Medical Informatics Specialists. In international rankings, this academic programme is rated extremely highly.

Facts & Formalities

DegreeMaster of Science
Type of programmeConsecutive
Start of programmeWinter and summer semester
Standard period of study4 semesters
Language(s) of instructionGerman
Fees and contributions164.00 € / Semester
Application procedureConsecutive master’s programmes with admission restriction, Medical Informatics
Application deadlinesInformation about deadlines can be obtained after you have put together a degree program.
Part-time optionYes

Course Content

The objective of the degree programme is the acquisition and deepening of knowledge of current relevant scientific methods used in Medical Informatics along with the ability to adequately and effectively apply these in problem-solving processes in the various fields of healthcare and medicine, in the areas of patient care, therapy, and diagnosis, as well as in research. Graduates will be also have the ability to collaborate in the development of new methods and procedures for specific problems and to provide a critical assessment of their effectiveness and efficiency. This scientific university education provides students with all of the competencies required to pursue responsible positions in research, development, and management in industry, hospitals, or at software companies or universities.

Course Structure

The Medical Informatics master’s degree programme consists of three compulsory modules and five compulsory-elective modules (bioinformatics, diagnostic and therapeutic systems, data science, information management or software development). In the second semester, one of the five compulsory elective modules is selected for profile specialization by participation in elective subjects. The Master’s thesis will be completed in the fourth semester. In this supervised thesis, a current topic from the field of Medical Informatics is to be addressed, using scientific methods. For this purpose, facilities of the Heilbronn University of Applied Sciences as well as the entire scientific network of the University of Heidelberg with the University Hospital, its clinics and institutes, in particular the Institute of Medical Informatics and the various cooperating institutes such as DKFZ, EMBL and others are available.

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