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Study Technical Health Systems in Germany

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A degree programme in technical health systems will provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills in technology, law, and management to develop, construct, maintain, and market innovative technological solutions. Human health is the focus of any course of study in this interdisciplinary field, which encompasses theoretical and practical content from both the engineering sciences as well as the health sciences.


82 Higher Education Institutions

Bachelor, Master

German, English

2-9 Semesters

What content can I expect

Courses of study in technical health systems focus on the engineering and technical areas of medical devices. Typically, technical health system studies include electrical engineering/hardware development, computer science/software development, and mechanics/design. Proficiency in those areas will enable you to work in the development, maintenance or quality management of state-of-the-art medical devices, imaging equipment and methods, hospital networks, mobile applications, prostheses, and implants. Thus, this field of study includes ophthalmic optics, biomedical engineering, hearing technology, health technology, medical physics, and medical engineering.

If you are interested in pursuing a degree in this field, you should have a good basic understanding of mathematics, physics, computer science, and biology. Depending on your choice of specialisation, you will be taught fundamentals of electronics, microcomputer technology, computer science, systems theory, materials technology, design, mechatronic components, and technical optics. Content from the medical sciences, e.g., anatomical and physiological contexts and diagnostical and therapeutical methods, will complement the course of study.

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