Digital Health: the Future is Now!

Be at the Forefront of Innovations in Medicine and Healthcare

Medical Informatics, M.Sc.

Faculty European Campus Rottal-Inn

Medical Informatics is currently being re-branded to Digital Health. Therefore, applications for October 2021 are being accepted only for Digital Health, not for Medical Informatics.

Digital Health: the Future is Now!

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.

In 2019, the World Health Organisation officially adopted a Global Strategy on Digital Health 2020-2024 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, in the European Union, in USA, and in many other countries worldwide, digital transformation of healthcare is currently the hottest topic and the highest priority for all involved stakeholders: governments, ministries and public authorities, insurers, healthcare providers, physicians and nurses, and of course, patients and consumers. Consequently, Digital Health specialists will be among the most demanded professionals in the coming years and decades.

This uniquely innovative, uniquely interdisciplinary, and uniquely international study course taught exclusively in English with no tuition fees*, 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 specialize in a field that is revolutionising healthcare, medicine, and the entire society.

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, lab training, and complementary activities such as participation in conferences and meetings, or field visits to healthcare facilities and Digital Health companies.
  • 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 global Digital Health community – 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.
  • State-of-the-art facilities, including cutting-edge lecture and seminar rooms, Digital Health Lab, library etc., and professional and friendly staff.


Fact Sheet Medical Informatics

Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Duration: 3 semesters or 18mths of full-time, full-presence / blended-learning to a total of 90 ECTS credits

Start: October (winter semester)

Location: European Campus Rottal-Inn, Pfarrkirchen, Germany

Course language: English

Enrolment requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in any Health Science (medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, public health, healthcare administration) or Computer / Information Science discipline
  • 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:

Fees: No tuition fees, only €62 student service fee per semester


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. Competencies in the areas of Health Care, eHealth, Research and Methodology as well as soft skills will be developed through a module-based course structure. Within the modules, synthesis and synchronisation will be achieved through translating knowledge into concrete case studies (deduction and induction). As a rule, case studies, projects and “hot topics” make up approximately 50% of each module.

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 Medical Informatics.

1. Semester SWS   ECTS
FWP-1: Medicine for non Physicians* 4 5
FWP-2: Computer Science for Medics* 4 5
International Health Care Management 4
Medical Informatics 2 3
Case Study Medical Informatics 2 2
Standards, Terminology and Classification 2 3
Case Study Standards, Terminology and Classification 2 2
Evidence-based Medicine 2 3
Case Study Evidence-based Medicine 2 2
eHealth and Telemedicine 2 3
Case Study Telemedicine 2 2
2. Semester SWS ECTS
Medical Documentation Systems 4
Case Study Hospital Information System 2 2
eHealth Application Systems 2 3
Case Study eHealth Application 2 2
Health Economy 4 5
Medical Statistics and Data Analysis 2 2
Collaborative Systems 2 4
Case Study International Project Management 2 2
Data Security and Data Protection 2 3
Case Study Data Security 2 2
3. Semester SWS ECTS
Intercultural and Interdisciplinary Communication 4 4
Seminar 2 2
Master Thesis - 24
* One specialised mandatory elective module must be selected from FWP-1 and FWP-2:    
FWP-1: Medicine for non Physicians – for students with IT/Computer Science background    
FWP-2: Computer Science for Medics – for students with Medical/Health Sciences background    
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