Healthcare Studies for experienced professional disciplines: Occupational therapy, speech therapy, nursing care, physiotherapy

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What is the content of the course of studies?

The practice-oriented course builds on the respective educational contents in the professional modules, and specific skills on the basis of nursing and therapy disciplines are taught.
Specialisation in occupational therapy: e.g. living environments in the context of occupational therapy, client-oriented interaction and consultation.
Specialisation in speech therapy: e.g. evidence-based therapy and therapy evaluation, speech therapy self-image change.
Specialisation in nursing care: e.g. assessment of nursing care requirements, nursing diagnostics.
Specialisation in physiotherapy: e.g. motor system and motion control, professional ethics of physiotherapy.
Inter-professional modules promote expertise for common professional patient and client care: e.g. case management in integrated care, health and social research, work on projects, collaboration in projects (online module), start-ups, scientific work.
Further profiling by choosing a study specialisation in healthcare: Patient education and counselling, prevention and intervention, application of rehabilitation.

Where can I find employment later on?
Flexible use in different sectors and healthcare facilities, for example, hospitals, rehabilitation clinics, medical practices, outpatient care services, other medical and therapeutic facilities, speech therapy kindergartens. Work with patients or clients; instruction or training of relatives; participation in quality circles; workplace design; specific prevention programmes, e.g. for children, professional speaker or employees in the context of workplace health promotion; special tasks in education; interface management; primary nursing; participation in (research) projects.
In what fields/subject areas can I work?

Graduates carry out therapeutic or nursing care or the care of people with health problems and support their caregivers. They can describe, control and design work processes in a comprehensible manner. They have a grasp of theoretical and empirical research findings (evidence-based practice) as well as the scientific basis for the analysis of selected subject-specific theories and concepts, and are able to initiate and consolidate an inter-professional dialogue using appropriate methodological and personality-related skills. Graduates are able to build up a network of experts from science and practice on their own initiative and to call for and foster patient-oriented cooperation of all professional groups involved.

What are the entry requirements?
  • General higher education entrance qualification, advanced technical college certificate, vocational qualification and three years of professional activity.
  • Proof of relevant professional training (qualified to use professional title), followed by at least ten months of professional experience.

What costs will I incur as part of my studies?
€ 290 per month (total € 10,440) plus Bachelor’s examination fee of € 490.

Information about studying

Who offers this course?

HFH Hamburger Fern-Hochschule

Type of study

University degree – distance learning


Six semesters

Qualification on completion

Bachelor of Science

Special features

Part-time inter-professional, extra-occupational course.
Vocational training is calculated/integrated in parts.

State recognition