Care management

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What is the content of the course of studies?

The course provides content on management in organisations, health economics and health systems, principles of organisational psychology, scientific nursing principles, self-management, business principles, work design in nursing care, in the process, project management, business accounting, health and society, nursing science and transfer, management of groups, finance and control, introduction to nursing research, challenges for nursing care, management of staff, management of quality in healthcare, law organisations, nursing leadership, counselling, guidance, training, social law in care, in-patient healthcare, inpatient care of the elderly, outpatient services as well as in academic work.

Where can I find employment later on?
Graduates take on management tasks on lower and middle management levels as well as in function or staff positions in complex organisations, such as inpatient hospital care. Initiating care-related work processes at the operational level of organisation and independently designing these. They are involved in the preparation and support of strategic organisational decisions. In small and locally operating organisations, such as in-patient elderly care and outpatient services, they take on comprehensive, strategic decisions on performance and results control.
In what fields/subject areas can I work?

Graduates are employed in middle management as ward and department heads or group or residential sector head. They take on line management functional tasks (organisational, facility management). They see a key area of work and action in the management of employees. They are, for example, entrusted with quality management, personnel development or controlling.

What are the entry requirements?
  • General higher education entrance qualification, advanced technical college certificate, vocational qualification and three years of professional activity.
What costs will I incur as part of my studies?
€ 270 per month (total € 11,340)


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Who offers this course?

HFH Hamburger Fern-Hochschule

Type of study

University degree – distance learning


Seven semesters including one-semester main internship.

Qualification on completion

Bachelor of Arts

Special features

One-semester main internship in a company in the health industry in a management function.

State recognition