Health Care

Hochschule Niederrhein. Your way.

Welcome to the Faculty of Health Care

The Faculty of Health Care is the latest faculty to join the Hochschule Niederrhein and was established in September 2010.

The degree programme in Health Care Management , built on its previous Diplom degree course, has been operating in this field since 1999, however. Over 1000 students are currently studying here. They are taught and supervised by 18 professors from Faculty 10, by professors from other faculties, plus a large number of contract lecturers.

We look forward to welcoming you to FB 10!


International Coordinator

Prof. Dr. rer. oec. Katrin Nihalani
Econometrics and Economics with specialisation in Health Care Management


All courses are taught in German only.

Applied Therapeutic Sciences (B.Sc.)

Medical Informatics (B.Sc.)

Core Study Areas

  • Medical principles
  • Information systems and technologies in the public health system and Biomedical Engineering
  • Scientific-technical principles in the public health system
  • Business Administration qualifications
  • Interdisciplinarity: Technical core area against a background of medical and business administration questions in the public health system
  • Process Design in the public health system

Academic Subjects

  • Information Technology
  • Information systems in the public health system
  • Technology and Diagnostics in the public health system
  • Mathematics and Natural Sciences
  • Ethics and Data Protection
  • Economics and Politics in the public health system
  • Clinical Medicine
  • Business Administration Theory
  • Management Theory

The degree programme is of modular structure. It encompasses a total of 18 modules with defined objectives and thematic fields. Each module or sub-module ends with an examination after one or two semesters. Students in the sixth semester are required to complete a twelve-week practical phase.

Together with the theoretical structural knowledge gained in the natural sciences, information technology, public health and business administration subjects in the first few semesters (including, inter alia, Commercial Mathematics, Cost Accounting) the students are prepared for applying their knowledge and know-how methodologically and systematically to practice-orientated problems. To achieve this, the career-field relevant basic knowledge is taught under consideration of the interfaciallyrelated competences.

After graduating from their studies, the graduates are able to solve business-related problems with scientifically-based methods. In IT departments or IT companies and businesses, they will become much sought-after colleagues with their interfacial knowledge composed of IT, Medicine and Business Administration and will head and carry out IT projects.

Alternatively, they can take up a consecutive postgraduate degree programme leading to a Master of Science in Health Care Management at the Hochschule Niederrhein or take up another Master's degree programme.

further information (German)

Health Care Management (B.Sc.)

The programme qualifies students as health economists with a basic knowledge of natural sciences and a broad knowledge of business administration of public health care.

Students are skilled in investigating, exploring and analysing health care data related to management aspects of health care (e.g. cost, capacity and performance analyses), as well as epidemiological aspects of public health care systems,

including medical classification and coding systems. Applied computer sciences (e.g. handling of databases or use of selected statistical software) are trained in practice during the programme. Students gain substantial theoretical knowledge of medical and surgical aspects of clinical medicine.

They are skilled in understanding and applying medical terminology and are familiar with clinical and administrative processes related to medical treatments. The students complete their practical training in biomedical technology and learn methods of clinical diagnostics.

With the submission of the Bachelor's thesis (processing time of two months) students demonstrate their ability to apply basic scientific methods to solving selected health care related problems.

further information (German)

Nursing Science (B.Sc.)

Applied Midwifery Science (B.Sc.)

Health Care (M.Sc.)

The programme qualifies students as health economists with knowledge of business economics, human resources and ethics and an advanced knowledge of scientific analytical methods.

Graduates are able to fill an executive position in the management of health care organisations. Students are skilled in statistical data mining as well as in the advanced empirical assessment of questions related to health economics and quality and process management in health care.

Elective compulsory modules deliver knowledge of health technology, the statistical modelling of disease progression and health services research. Graduates acquire skills in software applications such as SAP, SAS or SPSS.

further information (German)
Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Dagmar Ackermann
Economics and Special Business Administration in Health Care Management
Prof. Dr. rer. medic. Martin Alfuth
Therapeutic Sciences
Prof. Dr. rer. medic. Bernhard Breil
Dean Health Informatics - System integration
Prof. Dr. med. Saskia E. Drösler
Medicine, Medical Controlling and Information Systems
Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Marius Gros
Accounting and Control in Health Care
Prof. Dr. rer. medic. Jörg große Schlarmann
Nursing Science
Prof. Dr. rer. medic. Daniela Hayder-Beichel
Nursing Science
Dr. rer. nat. Peter Klauth
Teacher for Special Purposes
Prof. Dr. Andreas Klein
Services Marketing and Management
Prof. Dr. rer. oec. Thomas Lux
Process Management in Health Care
Prof. Dr. rer. medic. Matthias Mertin
Nursing Science Degree Programme Coordinator
Prof. Dr. med. Benno Neukirch
Medicine, Medical Economics and Health Policy
Prof. Dr. rer. oec. Katrin Nihalani
Econometrics and Economics with specialisation in Health Care Management
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hubert Otten
Technical Systems, Company Organisation and Logistics in Health Care
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Markus Schwarz
Biomedical Engineering and Computer Science
Prof. Dr. Stefan Skonetzki-Cheng
Health Informatics
Prof. Dr. med. Sylvia Thun
Information and Communication Technology in Health Care
Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Eva-Ellen Weiß
Personnel management and organizational development in Health Care
Prof. Dr. hum. biol. Maria Weyermann MPH
Public Health, Epidemiology und Biometrics