Dual Study Course Care

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What is the content of the course of studies?

The course is divided into individual modules, which impart the knowledge-based collection and identification of the individual care requirements, the planning and implementation of care based on scientific findings and individual case comprehension, the organisation and design and management of care processes as well as overarching targeted interventions, especially nursing, communicative, psychosocial and ethical expertise. Furthermore, the study is divided into lectures which scientifically qualify the students for the many responsibilities of nursing support and introduce application-oriented working methods into the essential social, natural and behavioural science reference disciplines of care (medicine, psychology, sociology, education, law and politics). Students get a background understanding of the social and healthcare system and their political governance, gain scientific expertise to support applied care research, and basic knowledge of health-related case and process management. The curriculum is taught in different locations. During the semester, the lectures will be held at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences two or three days a week in the Faculty of Economic and Social Affairs. In addition, further theoretical lessons are regularly held at the Albertinen-Schule of Albertina-Diakoniewerk eV and at the University of the Academy of the University Hospital Hamburg Eppendorf. The practical training studies and the practical training take place in the health facilities of Albertinen-Diakoniewerk eV Hamburg or the University Hospital Hamburg Eppendorf and in cooperating healthcare institutions outside lecture time.

Where can I find employment later on?
Graduates can be employed in different healthcare institutions, such as hospitals, home care services, nursing homes, hospices, rehabilitation centres and special facilities.
In what fields/subject areas can I work?

Graduates are prepared in giving professional care in partial inpatient (day-care), inpatient and outpatient healthcare facilities. The qualification profile of the course is broad, allowing for flexible entry into the profession, according to students’ individual interests. Graduates are qualified to identify care needs and provide nursing care services to people of all ages, from infants to the elderly. Students are specifically prepared to systematically pursue different nursing directions, which include health-promoting, preventive, therapeutic, rehabilitative, palliative tasks as well as dignified end-of-life care. As an academically trained nurse, graduates have the responsibility to purposefully guide less skilled nurses, also to include lay caregivers and caregiving relatives in the care process, and to monitor their actions. Nursing work is now performed in cooperation with many other health professions, in close cooperation with, among others, doctors, physiotherapists, speech therapists, occupational therapists and psychotherapists. Students learn how to oversee in performance processes in healthcare and to control, coordinate and monitor them on a case-related basis.

What are the entry requirements?
  • General higher education entrance qualification or advanced technical college certificate for working people in accordance with § 38 of the Hamburg Higher Education Law.
  • Proof of a training contract with one of the cooperating training providers (currently the Albertinen-Diakoniewerk eV Hamburg, the Universitätsklinikum Hamburg Eppendorf or the Altonaer Kinderkrankenhaus Hamburg) is required for admission to the course. Applications for a training place for generalised nursing care or generalised healthcare and child nursing care should be addressed directly to the cooperation partners (Albertinen-Schule, Universitäre Bildungsakademie or Altonaer-Kinderkrankenhaus Hamburg). Note: Please indicate in the application that a place in the dual degree course in nursing (BA) is sought. The educational institutions then automatically contact the university; no separate application to the university is necessary! Other requirements: At least a two-week nursing internship and medically fit to be able to carry out a nursing profession.

What costs will I incur as part of my studies?
Semester fee currently € 308.50

 

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Who offers this course?

HAW Hamburg

Type of study

Dual course

Duration

Eight semesters (normal period)

Qualification on completion

Bachelor of Arts and license to practice as a registered nurse

Special features

In this dual degree course, students acquire both an academic degree and a professional qualification in health and medical nursing or health and paediatric nursing. As a result, both degrees can be gained in just four years (instead of a three-year training course and a subsequent three-year degree course). The modular structure of the degree course allows students to carry out an internship and/or semester abroad during the regular study period.

State recognition

Yes