Online master’s program and certificate courses beginning in October – innovative, interactive, self-organized and family-friendly.
Qualified medical computer scientists are in great demand in all health care facilities and the medical industry. For this reason, the Mannheim University of Applied Sciences and the MIRACUM consortium offer an all new online master’s degree program „Biomedical Informatics and Data Science“ starting in October 2020. The course is designed for graduates with a first university degree (Bachelor, Diploma) in Medical Informatics, Medical Documentation, Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Natural and Life Sciences or a completed state examination in Human, Veterinary and Dental Medicine.
The course of studies is divided into five focus areas: Medicine, Computer Science, Medical Computer Science, Biomedical Data Science and Management & Social Skills. Internationally recognized lecturers from the fields of patient care, research and teaching, instruct the latest methods, techniques and developments.
Providing flexibility between family life, current career, and furthering education, we offer 90 percent of the studies online and only 10 percent face-to-face. Due to low synchronous shares during the online phases, students can arrange their learning activities flexibly and freely.
The online-based self-study is carried out with the help of numerous small multimedia and interactive learning units, including lecture recordings, videos, eScripts, podcasts and self-learning controls. The active application and deepening of knowledge is promoted by continuous individual and collaborative work on learning and practice tasks as well as by the joint exchange in the learning group. The courses are not organized as classical lecturer- and input-oriented courses, rather they support in many ways an intensively supervised self-study learning process.
Regardless of the course of studies, the health care system requires constant further training for future demanding qualified jobs in information technology. This is especially true because of the rapid methodological and technological progress as well as the frequent lack of medical knowledge, which is necessary for the successful conception, development and introduction of typical medical applications. Without further training, one quickly loses the professional connection nowadays. For this reason, certified online continuing education courses in Medicine, Computer Science, Medical Informatics and Bioinformatics will also be offered from the Winter Semester 2020/21.
Prof. Dr. Paul Schmücker