How does biomedical informatics help medicine

What are the contents of the course?

As an integration subject, the bachelor's degree in medical informatics combines the teaching of key technologies and technical processes in areas such as life sciences, software and requirements engineering, visualization and usability, IT planning and operation, data protection and process engineering with training in medical fundamentals. The unique selling point of this degree is, in addition to numerous relevant R&D topics in different areas of medical informatics, above all the sustained and ongoing global need of the health sector for IT integration of the entire domain as well as the need for information technology innovation in the various subsystems.

The course provides you with IT-technical, medical, software-technical, mathematical and formal basics at a demanding level. In addition, you will receive basic interdisciplinary training that includes knowledge and skills in clinical thinking such as diagnostic processes and documentation.

What qualifications do I get?

The course provides you with basic knowledge in the field of computer science and a critical understanding of its theories and principles as well as generally stable basic and methodological knowledge, including algorithms and data structures, architecture of computer and software systems, mathematics, probability theory, statistics, human-machine interaction and programming paradigms.

Building on these core competencies in computer science, you will acquire knowledge and skills in areas such as bioelectrical signal processing, medical fundamentals, life sciences, security and law. You will learn how to handle and use health telematics, technology integration, quality management, interaction design, data protection and security.

By studying you will develop important professional and personal skills that promote your creativity and innovation potential, allow you to recognize, analyze and solve problems and enable you to master challenges critically, in a team spirit and responsibly. You strengthen your interdisciplinary and system-oriented way of thinking and learn to use tools for design and implementation strategies.

Which professional fields does the degree open up?

With a degree in medical informatics, you will find numerous fields of activity in the healthcare sector, for example in the development and management of IT systems. You are able to develop and analyze health, information and communication systems or medical software.

In companies in the healthcare market and in relevant public institutions, you play a key role in the planning, production and evaluation of systems as well as an intermediary role between the technical and medical areas. With the knowledge you have acquired, you can also help to improve and further develop clinical processes or get involved in medical IT research.