Objectives of the programme

Studying in the Master Degree programme Health and Nursing Sciences (120 credits) qualifies the student on the one hand for activities in areas of management and quality management of health research, health administration and healthcare, and on the other hand for trend-setting conceptual, administrative and pedagogical work in the field of professional education in schools for healthcare. This also applies to the field of higher education, including education research in the health professions. Guided both theoretically and evidence-based, the students are able to perform, guide and evaluate the process of complex tasks and issues, both inter- and trans-disciplinary.

The study in the compulsory subjects: Evidence-basing of activities in health, nursing and therapy science enables the students to make evidence-based decisions and to solve problems in different contexts of healthcare services. Together with the development of job-specific clinical expertise, the students expand their competence in interdisciplinary collaboration even in unfamiliar contexts.

The study in the compulsory elective subjects I: Scientific expertise in health, nursing and therapy and its management enables 

  • the development of skills in the conception and implementation of research projects in the fields of health and nursing science;
  • the enlargement and integration of scientific expertise in the fields of health, nursing and therapy;
  • the acquisition of skills for application, calculation and administration within research projects;
  • the reflected development of leadership skills;
  • critical reflection, integration of and involvement in nursing and health economic contexts

The study in the compulsory elective subjects II: Education and didactics in the health- care professions and their evidence allows inter alia

  • the theoretical and substantive focus of educational theories in the application of educational processes in the healthcare professions;
  • the didactically and methodologically grounded conception, design, evaluation and reflection of processes in vocational training, further education and training in various areas of professional education, including the higher education sector;
  • the evidence-based planning, design, evaluation and reflection of information, advice, guidance and seminars for patients / clients and their caregivers;
  • the development of structures that promote learning and learning environments in the learning and teaching process;
  • the application of appropriate planning and evaluation methods, with particular focus on the evidence of teaching activity in the healthcare professions;
  • the target-oriented process of research or application oriented projects in the health education sector.