University Didactics for Health Professions Education

University Didactics for Health Professions Education

In the Master Course "University Didactics for Health Professionals" students develop expertise in university teaching, management know how, scientific expertise, self- and social competence for teaching-, management- coordination and development tasks in educational institutes with a focus on health.

Brief programme profile

Programme type:
Master Course (extra-occupational, attendance day vary according to Semester)
Programme duration:
4 Semester
Master of Health Professions Education (MHPE)
Study places/year:
20 alle zwei Jahre
Programme start:
The next programme starts in September 2021.
Registration deadline:
No degree course start in 2020
completed Bachelor study with training as a health profession (e.g. health care and nursing, nursing, biomedical science, dietetics, occupational therapy, midwifery, speech therapy, physiotherapy, radiological technology), Bachelor or completion of a higher study in the health sector or completion of a training in the higher medical-technical field or midwifery
course fees EUR 2.750 per semester

It is the aim of the Master Course „University Didactics for Health Professional Education“ to convey scientific and didactic expertise as well as management skills, self- und social competence, which enable the participants, to work professionally in the education, further education and in comprehensive basic and advanced training in the health care sector.

These skills and interdisciplinary qualifications are acquired via educational courses; new knowledge can thus be linked to the existing experience resources. The lectures of the individual module are characterised by a balanced relationship between the scientific nature, practical training and experience. Furthermore obligatory work experience supports the teaching and a further internship, which can be partly carried out in a teaching field or as a practical instructor, and the development of professionalism. The participants also choose one of the optional subjects: training supervisor, nursing or research in the third semester.

Please note: People with a health- und nursing degree (Diploma or Bachelor) must positively complete the obligatory module „care management“, in order to get the teaching certificate in health care and nursing, as the requirement for their admission to the module „Science and Job “. The positively completed Master programme for academic teaching for the health professions depends on the positively completed module “Science and Job‚Äù in the special training for teaching (in accordance with ¬ß 65a GuKG).

Course Focus

In this course the focus lies on the exchange between the students’ practical experience and the reference sciences. In particular it should create an awareness for life-long learning.

  • educational sciences
  • university teaching
  • problem-oriented learning
  • e-learning
  • health sciences
  • science and research
  • project management
  • educational management
  • work experience
  • quality and evaluation of academic teaching
  • reflexion of job experiences
  • gender & diversity
  • life long learning
  • key competence

University didactics deals with all aspects of learning, teaching and research in the comprehensive basic and advanced education for health professions. The graduates are in the position to diagnose and analyse based on their scientific know-how and using methods of didactic problem solving as well as to develop and realise target-group specific solutions. They can combine know-how with practical experience and convey these in a didactically meaningful way. With this expertise there are many possibilities for the graduates. They can take on a teaching- or management task in educational institutions of the health professions or work as work practice supervisors. Furthermore they also work in academic education development. The graduates are also in demand as experts in the field of research assistance.

Business Field

  • full-time and part-time teachers in educational institutions with a focus on education management, coordination, development or assistance of programmes or studies with a focus on health educational programmes for the health professions projects
  • training supervisors or mentoring within the framework of the education to a health profession
  • research assistant

The requirements for this programme are: extensive professional expertise in the profession, job experience, ability for reflexion and to scientific analysis with practical training, interest in dealing with and teaching people as well as high sense of responsibility. The ability for communication- and teamwork should also be your strength. Furthermore organisational talent and willingness to lifelong learning is important. The basic requirement for the admission to the Master-Programme is the completion of a subject-related Bachelor-study (e.g. health care- und nursing, nursing, biomedical science, dietetics, occupational therapy, midwifery, speech therapy, physiotherapy, radiological technology). The scientific management will decide in individual cases about the admission of people with the completion of a health care and nursing education as well as an extraordinary professional record.


Registration Deadline: The next course starts in September 2021.

  • course fees EUR 2.750 per semester