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Management of Healthcare Networks (B.A.)

OVERVIEW

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    TARGET GROUP

    High-school graduates, 
    medical assistants,
    occupational health nurses,
    physiotherapists, employees 
    of social insurance
    companies and similar

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    REGULAR
    STUDY DURATION

    6 semesters

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    STUDY COMMENCEMENT

    Summer and
    winter semester
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    APPLICATION
    DEADLINE

    Check calendar

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    GRADUATION

    Bachelor of Arts

FEATURES
This programme can be taken in part-time or practice-integrated form. The part-time variant combines the Bachelor study programme with a practical training job. The practice-integrated variant has an emphasis on complete vocational training, where students usually work in healthcare and social welfare facilities. Students can therefore benefit from studying and working in parallel.

ARE YOU A COG IN THE MACHINE? OR THE ENGINE FOR A WHOLE NEW SYSTEM?

Do you enjoy planning and transforming complex processes, following the fruitful results and further optimizing them? Are you looking for a meanful profession which also enables you to help people? Our Management of Healthcare Networks programme will enable you to fill the key position of Healthcare Networker, giving you a brand new career which is perfectly suited to you.

Graduates of this programme play a central role in improving the structure of a regionally organised, prevention and patient-oriented system. You are not only the important go-between among clinics, rehabilitation centers and social welfare facilities, but also a mediator between patients and the medical staff. Moreover, in this key role, you conceptualise, manage and optimise different service procedures and lay the foundations for new healthcare services. You develop the future!

The Management of Healthcare Networks programme can help our graduates fulfill this career prospect, which is specifically needed in practices, clinics and social welfare facilities. Not only will you be equipped with the knowledge of business administration necessary to manage an organisation, you will also be familiar with the regulations, laws and the framework of the German health and social services. Your prospective central role as a manager for practices, clinics and social welfare facilities today will enhance the efficiency of the healthcare and social welfare system of the future.

KICK-START YOUR FUTURE AS THE ENGINE FOR A WHOLE NEW SYSTEM.

> PrograMME Outline
> Obtaining the Degree
> Core Competencies
> Admission Procedure
> Tuition Fees 
> Application

ProgramME Outline

This programme will begin with the foundation of problem-based learning (PBL). Independent learning and self-organisation is the introductory module, followed by three introductory courses in core areas – economics, the healthcare system as well as business administration and management, which establishes the foundation for nomenclature, methodology and content-related knowledge for courses in later semesters.

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The focus of the courses in this programme will be on economics in the healthcare system and management. Students will gain fundamental knowledge of the structure of the German healthcare system. Such knowledge is necessary for anticipating and handling possible obstacles and conflicts. Process management and process evaluation will serve as the emphasis of our framework of the management module.

Students will also take subject-related courses from "Studium Fundamentale", which includes topics such as ethical questioning, presentation skills and rhetoric, group dynamics and conflict management.

In the research and practice modules in the 5th and 6th semesters, theory and practical skills will be closely interconnected. From these modules, students will gain deeper insight into defined topic areas. Students are required to complete a Bachelor project and its assessment in order to graduate.


Obtaining the Degree

This programme can be taken in part-time or practice-integrated form. We strongly recommend a combination of work/training and study so that both theory and practical skills attained from this programme can be used. Students will spend around 12.5 hrs/week in class and work at least 15 hrs/week with our university partner organisations.


Core competencies

The growing specialization of healthcare and social services has led to fragmented structures with many different institutions and operating processes for patients. Properly trained professionals are needed now more then ever!

In Germany, until now, training in the fields of care and case management were normally covered through continuing education courses.

To provide satisfactory service, managers are needed who can plan, supervise and monitor service connections as well as act as the first line of contact for patients. Graduates receive interdisciplinary training in order to understand and penetrate the relationship of the service providers and the healthcare providers.

You could work, for example, as a caseworker or a case manager on behalf of stationary service providers or networks.


Admission Procedure

All applicants who fulfill the formal requirements will be invited to a personal interview. An invitation will follow the submission of your application.


Tuition Fees 

The tuition fee is 450 EUR per month. 


Further Information / Application

For more information or application documents please contact us via E-mail  or use our request info form.

 

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