Data and information play an increasingly important role in today's medicine. Methods of data and information management as well as methods for quality assurance include the collection, administration, integration and finally the interpretation of the information for value creation.
In spite of the large amounts of data that accumulate today both in basic medical care and in clinical research and development, the German university landscape has lacked an academic program that scientifically represents this particular area of application. The Hanover University of Applied Sciences and Arts has recognised this development and therefore offers, in addition to the qualifications of the Bachelor's programme, a further qualification for management and leadership functions and specialised high-level activities in health information management of hospitals and other health care facilities as well as clinical research and drug safety with a focus on data and quality management.
The career prospects for management and leadership functions in health information management are considered to be excellent and are confirmed by the experiences of previous graduates. Given the options available in the Master's programme, students with a deep interest in technical/informatics as well as those who are more interested in management and training in the context of medical processes (focus: health care and health services research) are targeted. For the prospective students who wish to further develop their skills in the field of clinical research, the programme allows a target group-oriented approach (focus: clinical research and pharmacovigilance)
NEW as of 2020:
The new accreditation of the study programme has now been completed by the Accreditation Council. This means the study programme will start with a new direction in the summer semester 2020. Further information can be found in the Stundent Handbook and in the Examination Regulations