Bachelor of Science in Medical Informatics

Bachelor’s degree in Medical Informatics

Facts & Figures

Bachelor’s degree in
Medical Informatics

University degree conferred
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Prescribed period of study
6 semesters

Programme start
In the winter semester

Admission prerequisites
No minimum grade for admission (“Numerus Clausus”)

Number of ECTS credits
180 ECTS credits


First year batch
About 60 students

Tuition fees

Job Profile

Knowledge gained and skills acquired – Upon Graduation

As a graduate, you will be able to get a job in medical informatics, or you can continue your education to get a master’s degree. You will also possess qualifications and skills in diverse fields of medical informatics:

  1. You comprehend core concepts and methods of medical informatics, can demonstrate these to others and map them in application contexts.
  2. You have sound knowledge of informatics and mathematics concerning their application in medicine.
  3. You possess sound knowledge of medicine and understand the interrelationships inside and outside of medical applications.
  4. You know the underlying scientific principles of this field and can select and apply appropriate informational, mathematical, technical and methodological tools in both theoretical and practical contexts.
  5. You can write programmes in standard industrial programming languages.
  6. You are able to explain and effectively implement in detail key algorithms, data structures and methods to solve problems.
  7. You can identify special problems and opportunities that arise in complex informatics systems in the field of medicine and assess their relevance.
  8. You work in a team to help solve application issues using diverse medical informatics tools. Hence, you can identify and comply with the boundary conditions and quality standards across all developments phases of the system.
  9. You can model and design software, demonstrate its correctness and test it. You accordingly know relevant methods and can explain and apply them.
  10. You can elucidate the basic principles, setup and functioning of computers and key informatics systems.
  11. You can create abstract models of concrete problems, discuss their features at an abstract level and reapply the findings of theoretical investigations to practical issues.
  12. You are aware of the potential and limits of algorithms.
  13. You possess special knowledge on eHealth, medical image and signal processing, and in bioinformatics, whereby you can design medical informatics systems matched to the users, tasks, and contexts and evaluate these thoroughly.
  14. You have basic knowledge of medicine that gives you a better understanding of medical issues and facilitates working in interdisciplinary teams.
  15. Your interdisciplinary expertise prepares you to work in a diverse range of professions.

Over and above these specialities and qualifications, you are capable of:

  1. Organising and structuring your own work efficiently.
  2. Acquiring new knowledge efficiently by applying learning techniques to self-enhance and consolidate your knowledge and adapt to developments in this field.
  3. Assembling teams to work efficiently and effectively.
  4. Explaining the facts in an understandable manner, using advanced presentation techniques and media.
  5. Researching scientific aspects, considering them critically and presenting the findings to other experts and non-experts.


Student Advisor:

Prof. Dr. Heinz Handels
Studiengangsleiter Medizinische Informatik
Dipl.-Inform. Dr. med. Jan-Hinrich Wrage
Studiengangskoordinator Medizinische Informatik
Dr. Sabine Voigt