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Course Design

 

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.

10

Principles of 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

 Statistical Programming

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

4

Master Colloquium

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

Second Semester

Core Courses

 

ECTS

Research Design

Students are introduced to different possibilities of  designing a research study, get to know the research questions which can be answered by different designs and learn about the advantages and disadvantages of different designs.

4

Quantitative Methods I

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

 4

Qualitative Methods

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

4

Project Management

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

4

Master Colloquium

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:

 

 

Courses in the Major 10

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.

10

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.

6

Third Semester

Core Courses

 

ECTS

Quantitative Methods II

The goal of the course is to strengthen skills to perform state of the art and competitive quantitative research.

6

Scientific Communication

The course equips students with the competence to communicate their work and ideas clearly and confidently to a wide range of scientific and non-scientific audiences.

4

Master Colloquium

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

 

 

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.

10

Fourth Semester

Core Courses

 

ECTS

Master Colloquium

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 Master Thesis defense

In the last semester of the program, students finalize their project, and submit and defend their master thesis.

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