The responsible and efficient handling of medical data plays a decisive role in the entire health care system. In this Bachelor's programme, information specialists of tomorrow learn the management, organisation, documentation, processing and statistical evaluation of information that accumulates in health care and clinical research.
Medical Information Management (BMI)
Information degree course with excellent career prospects
Are you interested in medicine and do you like to work with computer? Do you want to contribute to the design of information processing in the health care system and thus optimise medical processes? Can you imagine analysing and solving problems in health care and medical research together with doctors and computer scientists using structured methods?
The Bachelor's degree course B. Sc. in Medical Information Management offers you several development opportunities: Informatics, medicine, statistics, information research and documentation methods - these are the essential contents of this future-oriented degree course. In addition, you will learn to communicate in a success-oriented manner and to work scientifically - and you will deal with the basics of business administration and management.
Your path to a career is prepared through projects, two intensive practical phases and application and practice-oriented courses. Medical documentalists and information managers are sought after by pharmaceutical companies, clinics, research institutes and other healthcare institutions. The career prospects are excellent and the demand is likely to increase in the future.
Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Start of studies
Form of study
Full-time and part-time
Field of interest
Computer science, medicine, statistics, information research and documentation methods are essential contents of this future-oriented study programme. Students also learn to communicate successfully and to work scientifically. Additionally, they get to know the basics of business administration and management. The programme is divided into two study sections of three and four semesters respectively and currently offers three specialisation options, which are documented with a certificate: Methods of Medical Computer Science for Information Management, Documentation of Medical Care Processes for Quality Management and Controlling or Management of Clinical Studies and Statistics. The path to a career is prepared in a practice-oriented manner through projects, two intensive practical phases and application-oriented courses.
The study programme stands for a high degree of practical orientation. Practical exercises in small groups complement lectures and seminars. Project work, excursions and lectures by external lecturers from information practice ensure the connection to current developments in the industry. The two practical phases are also an important element. Medical documentation and information specialists carry a great responsibility, because further medical and business decisions are made based on their work results. Therefore, in addition to the necessary professional qualifications, the university also encourages the students' sense of responsibility in a health-oriented professional environment.
Without teamwork and communication skills, a successful career in the health professions is not possible - which is why the university offers students appropriate exercises.
In addition to imparting subject-specific knowledge, the development and promotion of students' social, cultural and personal competences is a priority in teaching. In this regard, students are encouraged and supported by a sufficient number of teaching staff. Guest lectures and workshops by professionals from theory and practice complement the knowledge offered by the degree programme.
In addition to functionally equipped seminar rooms, the facilities at Hannover University of Applied Sciences and Arts also include computer labs, a very well-equipped library as well as teaching and work rooms for students. E-learning methods support learning and working, especially in the home environment.
In the fourth semester, as an alternative to a practical phase, a study semester abroad can be completed in a degree programme corresponding to Medical Information Management at a partner university.
During their studies, students complete two internships in the health sector. The practical phases comprise five months in the fourth semester and ten weeks in the seventh semester.
The Bachelor's degree programme in Medical Information Management prepares prospective information professionals to work in hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, research institutions, health offices, software companies and large practices.
Medical documentalists and information workers are sought by pharmaceutical companies, clinics, research institutes and other health care institutions.
The Bachelor's programme in Medical Information Management is a full-time programme of seven semesters standard study time including two practical phases and the preparation of the Bachelor's thesis.
The Student Advisory Service at the Hochschule Hannover - University of Applied Sciences and Arts advises all students and prospective students. It provides information about offer, content and structure of the courses. In addition, advice is provided on all questions and problems related to studying, for example admission requirements, financing options, changing universities or subjects, examination difficulties, contact and work problems and career prospects.
You can find more information on the Student Advisory Service here:
The costs per semester are only the semester fee (including train and GVH ticket). You can the exact amount of the semester fee here: hs-h.de/semesterbeitrag.
"Small learning groups, a pleasant learning atmosphere and good contact between lecturers and learners characterise the future-oriented study course."
“Following the Bachelor of Arts, the Hochschule Hannover – University of Applied Sciences and Arts offers Master's degree courses in Medical Information Management, in which the knowledge acquired in the Bachelor's degree is deepened.”
The entrance requirement for the Bachelor's degree course in Medical Information Management is demonstrated by the general university entrance qualification, the subject-related university entrance qualification, the entrance qualification for universities of applied sciences, the matriculation examination or a previous education recognised by the Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs as being of equal value. This course can be started only in the winter semester.
The application deadline for 2021 is expected to be 15 July 2021. The application portal is expected to be activated by the end of May. You can apply online via the Department III - Academic Affairs at the Hochschule Hannover – University of Applied Sciences and Arts:
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