This interdisciplinary and research-oriented degree programme explores fundamental aspects of healthcare and supports training in evidence-based healthcare. The curriculum is tailored to the needs of scientific fields at both higher education institutions and institutions within the health system. The aim of this degree programme is to qualify students to become health services researchers who are able to identify and explain opportunities and problems in healthcare using scientific research methods and who are able to plan, evaluate and implement healthcare innovations.
By the end of this research-oriented, interdisciplinary Master’s degree programme, students will have acquired the following learning outcomes:
- knowledge of the medical, psychological and sociological basics of health and illness
- knowledge of the theoretical concepts of health services research, evidence-based healthcare, ethics and organisation of healthcare services
- knowledge of the design of
health systems and health economic evaluations
- knowledge of digitisation and technical support in healthcare
- knowledge of the principles and measures of quality and risk management in healthcare
- the ability to independently answer research questions in the field using both qualitative and quantitative methods as well as methods of evidence synthesis
- the skills and knowledge required to communicate research results
- an awareness and understanding of good scientific practice, research ethics and participatory research
- self-management skills and the ability to work in a team
The programme combines a wide range of both fundamental knowledge and practical skills, thereby equipping graduates with the skills they need to pursue a wide range of scientific careers.
The offered modules allow the development of a profile in the areas of digitisation in healthcare as well as organisation and quality.
The degree programme lays the foundations for a doctorate (e.g. Doctor of Medical Science (Dr. rer. medic. at the University of Oldenburg) and therefore also forms a basis for early-career researchers to gain additional qualifications.