Health Care IT, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English (book IELTS)
    Language
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The Master degree study program ‘Health Care IT’ was developed with the vision and goal to meet the information technology as well as the organizational development requirements and challenges in the healthcare sector. Our students will learn to deal with these challenges through a thorough practice-oriented university education.

About

The core competence of the degree study program is the deepening of the fundamental understanding of the technical and organizational requirements within the information and communication technologies in the healthcare sector. Successful careers for our graduates are practically guaranteed through the acquired skill sets which can be put to use in solving the current requirements necessary in the fields of medical informatics, medical engineering and healthcare economics as well as future technical challenges.

Students can specialize in either of the following areas of emphasis:

Medical Engineering and Image Processing:

The area of emphasis Life Science Technology focuses on topics in the area of medical engineering research and development. A special field of interest in this context is medical imaging systems and the resulting medical image processing. This career field provides an especially interesting interface between technology, organization and medicine.

  • Medical device engineering
  • Telemedicine
  • Medical Imaging
  • Medical Image Processing and Pattern Recognition
  • Analog and Digital Signal and Process Data Processing

Health Informatics :

The master study degree program HCIT emphasis Health Care Management & Economics connects business administration skills sets and know-how with (medical) technical expertise. Students receive a broad, yet specialized, view of the implementation of information technology and engineering as well as the organizational structures and processes in the healthcare sector.

  • Process and Quality Management
  • IT-Security
  • Logistics in the Healthcare Sector
  • Hospital Administration
  • Healthcare Management and Economics

Programme Structure

The Masters program is 4 semesters and is modularly designed. There is a total of 76 semester weekly hours of courses together with a master (diploma) thesis. Each semester has 15 weeks of lecture and the program starts each year in the Winter Semester (Fall Semester).

The curriculum is designed as follows:

First Semester

  • Mathematics and Medical Statistics
  • Medical Informatics I

Second and Third Semesters

  • Medical Law
  • Medical Informatics II

Fourth Semester

  • Master Thesis

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

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Academic Requirements

In order to be admitted into a master degree program at the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences at least one of the following criteria must be fulfilled:

  • completion of a bachelor of arts/science degree that corresponds to the respective master degree program
  • completion of an equivalent degree program at a recognized Austrian or an international post-secondary institution of higher education
Checklist:
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Passport Photo
  • Copy of a valid passport
  • Secondary School Leaving Certificate
  • Transcript of academic records
  • Tertiary (BA or equivalent) Qualifications Certificate
  • Summary of the bachelor thesis
  • German language proficiency proof

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    726 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 363 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    726 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 363 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Spittal an der Drau

  • 800 - 1200 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

A scholarship database is offered by the Austrian Exchange Service: http://www.grants.at/. Please review information on grant possibilities in your home country as well (most governments offer national student grants for foreign studies). Our institution does not offer any grants/scholarships for incoming / international students.

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