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Digital Health, M.SC.

Faculty European Campus Rottal-inn

Digital Health: The Future Is Now!

Information and communication technologies (ICT) are rapidly changing the way medicine and healthcare are practiced, researched, studied, and taught. Whether you think of electronic health records and health information systems, telemedicine and virtual visits, mobile health and remote monitoring, digital imaging and virtual and augmented reality, sensors and AAL, artificial intelligence, robotics and data analytics, or genomics and personalised medicine – the domain of digital health has become the main area of exciting innovations and developments in medicine and healthcare. Additionally, the Sustainable Development Goal 3 – Good Health and Wellbeing – cannot be achieved without the digital transformation of healthcare.

That is why the World Health Organisation officially adopted a global strategy on digital health and recommended all member states to foster development of digital health, in order to strengthen their health systems and move towards Universal Health Coverage. In Germany, the European Union, the US, and in many other countries worldwide, the digital transformation of healthcare is currently the hottest topic and the highest priority. Consequently, digital health specialists will be among the most demanded professionals in the coming decades.

This uniquely innovative, practice-oriented, interdisciplinary and international study course taught exclusively in English, offers excellent and motivated graduates of biomedical and computer science disciplines from around the world, an exclusive opportunity to immerse in a highly professional and dynamic, diverse and multicultural, hard-working and proactive digital health community right in the heart of Europe, with unparalleled possibilities for studying, researching and networking, and excellent career prospects, – an opportunity to specialise in a field that is revolutionising healthcare, medicine, and the entire society.

Master of Digital Health | An Introduction | DIT

Fact Sheet Digital Health

Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Duration: 3 semesters or 18mths of full-time, full-presence / blended-learning to a total of 90 ECTS credits

Start: October (winter semester)

Location: European Campus Rottal-Inn, Pfarrkirchen, Germany

Taught in: English

Enrolment requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in any Health Science (medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, public health, healthcare administration) or Computer / Information Science discipline

  • Excellent command of English (view language requirements)

  • Ability to relocate in September-October, and to sustain living here for the duration of the course (a min. of 18 months)

Application procedure:

  • Read step by step of how to apply

Fees: No tuition fees, only €62 student service fee per semester

Enquiries: | prospective student advisors

Career Prospects

This study course is designed for delivering solid theoretical knowledge, practical skills and methodological competences in Digital Health ­— with an emphasis on management and research components — preparing graduates for taking over the leadership positions and driving the digital transformation of healthcare worldwide. Graduates can expect to launch their careers in:

  • Digital Health project and programme management

  • Digital Health product and service development

  • Digital Health education and research

  • Digital Health regulation and consultancies

  • Digital Health units and departments

  • Digital Health innovation and leadership

The aim of the programme goes beyond the basic objective of "employability" toward professional proficiency and career success. The focus is on hands-on, solution-oriented and implementation-oriented competencies in an international context, which are gained through concrete, practice-based projects and real-life case studies. After acquiring fundamental knowledge and skills in Medicine/Healthcare and Computer science, the students will develop competencies in the areas of Health Care, Digital Health, and Research and Methodology, as well as Soft Skills. Within each module, synthesis and synchronisation will be achieved through translating knowledge into concrete case studies (deduction and induction). Finally, through Specialization Modules students will develop in-depth practical skills in two of the four areas: Digital Health Project and Programme Management, Digital Health Product and Startup Development, Digital Health Data Analytics and AI, and Digital Health Software Engineering.

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