Course Design (as of Fall 2019)

 

First Semester

Core Courses

 

ECTS

Human Functioning Sciences

This module offers the basic introduction to health sciences from a comprehensive perspective. It focuses on the theories of health, functioning and disability and on their classifications and measurements.

6

Disciplinary Perspectives of the Health Sciences

This course introduces different perspectives of the health sciences, including basic concepts in health communication, health behavior and management, health economics, and health policy. Different lecturers will introduce their scientific fields, allowing students to develop a broad and critical understanding of the different scientific perspectives and approaches. The application of knowledge to real-world problems is an integral part of the course.

6

Health Systems and Services

This course provides an overview and comparison on the general structure and current issues of health care systems and health services.

6

Statistics and Epidemiology

Students receive hands-on instructions on the usage of specialized software to analyze health-related data.

3

Introduction to Public Health

This course gives insights into the history of public health and key public health concepts, the main goal of public health (“health equity”) and how public health issues can be integrated to promote health at a population level.

3

Basics in Clinical Sciences

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3

Scientific Communication

This course helps students to develop the abilities to communicate science effectively in a variety of real-world contexts. It covers strategies for dealing with complex areas and topics in the context of health sciences.

2

Lecture Series in Human Functioning, Disability and Health I

The lecture series are guest-lectures delivered by scholars and experts in the field of Health Sciences.

1

Second Semester

Core Courses

 

ECTS

Translational Medicine

tbd

2

Implementation Science

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1

Quantitative Methods

Students learn basic statistical methods and get acquainted with the latest techniques for answering scientific problems.

3

Qualitative Methods

This course will provide a basic introduction to major qualitative research approaches such as thematic analysis, grounded theory and interpretative phenomenological analysis.

3

Project Management

Students acquire basic skills in project management to successfully conduct a research project and develop a master thesis.

4

Lecture Series in Human Functioning, Disability and Health II

The lecture series are guest-lectures delivered by scholars and experts in the field of Health Sciences.

1

Chosen Major:

   

Courses in the Major

Depending on the Major chosen, students attend different courses, tutorials and lectures in their specific area to acquire in-depth knowledge in a specific area of interest.

 

Term Paper

Students are requested to write a paper on a topic from one major course

3

Research Internship

Starting after the end of the second semester and lasting until the end of the third semester, students work in a research project in one of our partner institutions. Students gain first-hand experience in applying their knowledge and skills in health sciences research and practice. At the same time, they start to develop their master thesis.

 

Third Semester

Core Courses

 

ECTS

Advanced Research Methods

The goal of the courses is to strengthen skills to perform state of the art and competitive quantitative research – students choose two out of three courses:

o   Operationalisation of Health and Functioning

o   Applied Research in the Health Sciences

o   Life Course Epidemilogy

6

Professional Development

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2

Master Colloquium I

The Master colloquium is an exchange platform where students have the opportunity to meet on a regular basis and discuss topics of relevance in relation to their individual projects.

3

Lecture Series in Human Functioning, Disability and Health III

The lecture series are guest-lectures delivered by scholars and experts in the field of Health Sciences.

1

Chosen Major

   

Courses in the Major

Depending on the Major chosen, students
Attend different courses, tutorials and lectures in their specific area to acquire in-depth knowledge in a specific area of interest.

 

Term Paper

 

3

Fourth Semester

Core Courses

 

ECTS

Health Sciences in Practice

Researchers in the field of Health Sciences present their current research projects.

2

Master Colloquium II

The Master colloquium is an exchange platform where students have the opportunity to meet on a regular basis and discuss topics of relevance in relation to their individual projects.

3

Lecture Series in Human Functioning, Disability and Health

The lecture series are guest-lectures delivered by scholars and experts in the field of Health Sciences.

1

Chosen Major

   

Master Thesis and Oral Exam

In the last semester of the program, students finalize their project, and submit their master thesis. In addition, students take an oral exam about general topic of the health sciences.

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