Why study Medical Informatics?

Information of prospective students

[Translate to Englisch:] Ein gefüllter Hörsaal

Thanks to their training, medical computer scientists can be deployed flexibly and can find attractive employers in the health care system and health care industry throughout Germany. The field of activity can be supply-near, for example in the hospital IT, but also institutions in the health service, for example health insurance companies and federal institutes, can offer interesting jobs for medical computer scientists.

There are also countless companies active in the healthcare market that also have a great need for medical IT specialists. There is also the option of an academic career in research.

As broad as the job opportunities for medical computer scientists in Germany are, the graduates must also be flexible and well-trained. The medical informatics training at our institute reflects a variety of profiles for the job market.

Interdisciplinary training & teaching

Medical Informatics is a highly interdisciplinary science. Every person who has already received medical care in medical practices or hospitals knows instinctively that medical care is highly dependent on information technology. At the same time, one observes the clash of different professional groups: Doctors and nurses need to work together, as do IT specialists and medical technicians. All these people exercise their profession under complex organisational, economic and legal conditions. The constant change caused by new technologies should not be underestimated. Keywords such as Big Data, machine learning and clinical decision support should not be underestimated.

At the Institute for Medical Informatics we see interdisciplinary teaching and training as the best way to prepare you for your future professional challenges. We participate in various specialized courses of study with specific contents of medical informatics. The scope varies depending on the subject. Wherever it is possible and reasonable, we train different disciplines together so that the students of each discipline can benefit from each other. Similarly, our team of lecturers is made up of experts from various disciplines.

Application & Consulting

Because we cannot cover all fields of study ourselves, we cooperate closely with the respective faculties. Therefore, you will not apply for a place at our institute directly, but at the respective supporting faculty. However, we will be happy to provide you with advice on orientation at any time. Your first point of contact for student counselling is the teaching coordination of the institute. There are no fixed office hours, you can visit us at any time. For more complex matters, however, it is advisable to make an appointment in advance. Knowledge of the study and examination regulations that apply to you is assumed during counselling interviews.


Teaching coordination

Christoph Jensen

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Teaching coordination

Carolin Klembt, B.A.

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