USING TECHNOLOGY TO TRANSFORM CARE
New in the 2017-18 winter semester!
The digital transformation of healthcare is in full swing, changing the nature of diagnosis, treatment and communication. Future healthcare services will revolve around data, information and new technologies. At the same time, the digitisation and personalisation of healthcare are major challenges, as patients become more tech-savvy, challenge diagnoses, demand specific treatments, and generally make stronger use of the healthcare system.
In the new undergraduate programme in Health and Medical Technologies at Ruhr West, students explore innovative and efficient solutions for the digital transformation of healthcare in an interdisciplinary format that combines medical technology, IT and health management. Students gain basic knowledge about the human body, diseases, and the effectiveness of common therapies. They also become familiar with the German healthcare system, including its medical, economic and legal aspects. At the same time, they learn the basic principles of mathematics, science, electrical engineering, computer science and coding. Moreover, the curriculum includes modules in business administration, with an emphasis on project and process management in the fields of health technology and eHealth. Like all undergraduate programmes at Ruhr West, the degree in Health and Medical Technologies includes a six-month work placement at one of our partner companies to enable students to gain real-world experience.
Excellent career prospects
The digital transformation of healthcare calls for innovative and efficient solutions, both in terms of IT and medical technology and in terms of management. As experts in the interdisciplinary design, implementation, evaluation and ongoing development of healthcare scenarios supported by digital technologies, graduates of this programme enjoy excellent career prospects. They are prepared for positions across the entire healthcare sector, including medical/biomedical technology, health informatics, and medical, heath and care management. They can work at healthcare operators or research institutes, as health technology managers at hospitals, or at companies selling and servicing medical applications and devices.
You can find more detailed information here (in German)