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digital health: the future is now!

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digital health, m.sc.

faculty european campus rottal-inn

digital health for sustainable development

Information and communication technologies (ICT) are rapidly changing the way medicine and healthcare are practiced, researched, studied, and taught. Whether you think of electronic health records and health information systems, telemedicine and virtual visits, mobile health and remote monitoring, digital imaging and virtual and augmented reality, sensors and AAL, artificial intelligence, robotics and data analytics, or genomics and personalised medicine – the domain of digital health has become the main area of exciting innovations and developments in medicine and healthcare. Additionally, the Sustainable Development Goal 3 – Good Health and Wellbeing – cannot be achieved without the digital transformation of healthcare.

That is why the World Health Organisation officially adopted a global strategy on digital health and recommended all member states to foster development of digital health, in order to strengthen their health systems and move towards Universal Health Coverage. In Germany, the European Union, the US, and in many other countries worldwide, the digital transformation of healthcare is currently the hottest topic and the highest priority. Consequently, digital health specialists will be among the most demanded professionals in the coming decades.

This uniquely innovative, practice-oriented, interdisciplinary and international study course taught exclusively in English, offers excellent and motivated graduates of biomedical and computer science disciplines from around the world, an exclusive opportunity to immerse in a highly professional and dynamic, diverse and multicultural, hard-working and proactive digital health community right in the heart of Europe, with unparalleled possibilities for studying, researching and networking, and excellent career prospects, – an opportunity to specialise in a field that is revolutionising healthcare, medicine, and the entire society.

#DOCS'N'GEEKS'WELCOME™ – we enroll both medical and technical graduates!

Don’t miss your unique chance to become a specialist of the future, and to join a cohort of professionals who will be shaping the world of healthcare in the decades to come!

main features:

  • Perfect mix of theoretical knowledge and practical skills in modern Healthcare Information and Communication Technologies.
  • Balanced combination of lectures, seminars and class discussions, case studies and lab training, as well as complementary activities such as participation in conferences and meetings, or field visits to healthcare facilities and digital health companies.
  • Project-based learning - students develop projects on real-world digital health products while working in multidisciplinary teams guided by our expert mentors.
  • International and global outlook – a focus on Germany, Europe, and North America, as well as in-depth coverage of Digital Health ecosystems and practices in various parts of the world.
  • Exposure to the world's top expertise – impressive array of guest lectures, seminars and workshops by recognised thought leaders and renowned experts in the field, from around the world – from Europe and USA, to South Africa and Australia.
  • Unparalleled networking possibilities – partnership and cooperation agreements with international professional societies and academic institutions (see below under Networking – Partnership and Cooperation). 
  • State-of-the-art facilities, including cutting-edge lecture and seminar rooms, Digital Health Lab, library etc., and professional and friendly staff.


fact sheet digital health

Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Duration: 3 semesters or 18mths of full-time, full-presence / blended-learning

ECTS points: 90

Start: October (winter semester)

Location: European Campus Rottal-Inn, Pfarrkirchen, Germany

Taught in: English

Application period: 15 April - 15 July

Enrolment requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in the fields of medicine, health and natural sciences or computer science/information science
  • Excellent command of English (view language requirements)
  • Ability to relocate in September-October, and to sustain living here for the duration of the course (a min. of 18 months)

Application procedure:

Tuition fees:

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Enquiries: welcome@th-deg.deprospective student advisors

career prospects

This study course is designed for delivering solid theoretical knowledge, practical skills and methodological competences in Digital Health ­— with an emphasis on management and research components — preparing graduates for taking over the leadership positions and driving the digital transformation of healthcare worldwide. Graduates can expect to launch their careers in:

  • Digital Health project and programme management
  • Digital Health product and service development
  • Digital Health education and research
  • Digital Health regulation and consultancies
  • Digital Health units and departments
  • Digital Health innovation and leadership

The aim of the programme goes beyond the basic objective of "employability" toward professional proficiency and career success. The focus is on hands-on, solution-oriented and implementation-oriented competencies in an international context, which are gained through concrete, practice-based projects and real-life case studies. After acquiring fundamental knowledge and skills in Medicine/Healthcare and Computer science, the students will develop competencies in the areas of Health Care, Digital Health, and Research and Methodology, as well as Soft Skills. Within each module, synthesis and synchronisation will be achieved through translating knowledge into concrete case studies (deduction and induction). Finally, through Specialization Modules students will develop in-depth practical skills in two of the four areas: Digital Health Project and Programme Management, Digital Health Product and Startup Development, Digital Health Data Analytics and AI, and Digital Health Software Engineering.

academic life – digihealthday events

Since 2020, DIT-ECRI is hosting a series of events dedicated to Digital Health, under the common brand DigiHealthDay, consisting of the International Scientific Symposium DigiHealthDay on the second Friday in November (which is the Digital Health Day on our Campus!), and a series of pre-meeting DigiHealth Workshops on various Digital Health topics. Become a part of our own vibrant, multinational and interdisciplinary academic activity in Digital Health!

subject overview

Overview of the courses (From the Study and Examination Regulations), Weekly Semester Hours (SWS) and ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) for the programme Master of Digital Health.

1. Semester SWS   ECTS
Fundamentals of Medicine and Computer Science (FMC) 4 5
International & GlobalHealth (IGH): Major Health Issues; Health Law & Ethics 4 5
Digital Health Fundamentals (DHF): Digital Health, eHealth & Telemedicine 4 5
Digital Health Technology (DHT): Data, Information & Communication 4 5
Digital Health Coding (DHC): Standards, Terminologies & Classifications 4 5
Contemporary Health Research (CHR): Health Research & Biomedical Statistics 4 5
2. Semester SWS ECTS
Digital Health Information Systems (DHS): Medical Documentation Systems and HIS 4 5
Digital Health Applications (DHA): Application Systems in Digital Health 4 5
Health Economy & Management (HEM): Management of Health Services & Systems 4 5
Digital Health Data Protection (DHD): Data Privacy & Security in Digital Health 4 5
FWP-1* Digital Health Management (DHM): Processes, Projects & Programs 4 5
FWP-2* Digital Health Data Analytics & Artificial Intelligence (DHI) 4 5
FWP-3* Digital Health Entrepreneurship (DHE): Business, Markets & Innovation 4 5
FWP-4* Digital Health Programming (DHP): Advanced Software Engineering 4 5
3. Semester SWS ECTS
Intercultural and Scientific Communication & Management (ICM) 6 6
Master Thesis - 24
in total
* 2 subject-specific elective modules must be selected from FWP-1, FWP-2, FWP-3, FWP-4    



Bernd Blobel, FACMI, FACHI, FHL7, FEFMI, FIAHSI, PhD (Germany)
Professor of Medical Informatics, University of Regensburg, Medical Faculty
Former Head, eHealth Competence Center (eHCC)
Visiting Professor, Charles University Prague, First Medical Faculty

Bernd Blobel is a distinguished researcher specialized in EHR, security, privacy, eHealth architectures, interoperability, personalized medicine, telemedicine, biomedical engineering, translational medicine, formal languages, knowledge representation, and ontologies. He has actively
contributed to EHR and eHealth programs in various countries, including Austria, Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Malaysia, Norway,
Peru, Syria, Taiwan, and the USA. Bernd Blobel has pursued PhD and PostDoc studies at renowned universities worldwide and has served as the
SPC Chair and Keynote Speaker at international conferences. He holds editorial board positions in prominent international journals. Throughout
his extensive career, he has held significant positions, such as Founder and Head of the Medical Informatics Group, Founder and Head of the
Health Telematics Group, and Founder and Head of the German National eHealth Competence Centre. Bernd Blobel has received numerous
prestigious honors, including being a Fellow of the American College for Medical Informatics, HL7 International, and the Australasian College of
Health Informatics.



Dipak Kalra, Head of Health Informatics, University College London
International Invited Chair, Scientific Session Host, DigiHealthDay
Leads the development of CEN (European Committee for Standardisation) and ISO (International Organisation
for Standardisation) standards on EHR interoperability, personal health records, EHR requirements.

Dipak Kalra, Professor at University College London, UK, is specialized in Electronic Health Record (EHR) architectures and systems.
He plays a leading international role in research and development in this field, focusing on ensuring long-term preservation of clinical
meaning and privacy protection. Dipak leads the development of EHR interoperability standards for organizations like the CEN (European Committee for Standardization) and ISO (International Organization for Standardization). He has contributed to numerous projects,
including the generation of real-world evidence in pregnancy, patient-centric clinical trials, and scaling up health data for research.
Dipak is also the President of the European Institute for Innovation through Health Data ((www.i-HD.eu)  and the European Institute for
Health Records (www.eurorec.org). Additionally, he is a member of several standards bodies (BSI Group, CEN, ISO and HL7-UK
(International HL7 Implementations) and was a founding Director of the openEHR Foundation. His innovations in EHR architectures have
been implemented in Helicon Health, a company that provides cardiovascular chronic disease management services in London.

networking – partnership and cooperation

Thanks to the strong international focus, ECRI enjoys extensive connections with a number of international professional organizations and academia partners.

European Campus Rottal-Inn is an Academic Institutional Member with the following top professional societies in Digital Health:

  • Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
  • International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA)
  • European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI)
  • International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth (ISfTeH)

Memberships with the above NGOs allows ECRI students to benefit from extensive education, research and networking opportunities. More information and enquiries: lisa.werner@th-deg.de.



European Campus Rottal-Inn has cooperation agreements with the following Higher Education Institutions in the field of Digital Health:

  • Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University, Armenia (RAU)
  • Savonia University of Applied Sciences, Finland (Savonia)
  • University of Agder, Norway (UiA)
  • People's Friendship University of Russia (RUDN)
  • National Healthcare University of Ukraine (NHU)

Cooperation with the above schools provides ECRI students with additional learning opportunities, from individual elective courses, through exchange semesters abroad, to double and joint degree programmes. More information and enquiries: welcome@th-deg.de.