Computer science is increasingly representing a key technology within the field of medical technology. The development of efficient computer systems and algorithms has opened up new possibilities in establishing medical diagnosis and therapy procedures as well as in medical data processing. Achievements of medical informatics are reflected in the rapid development of new technological procedures like innovative imaging and analysis procedures, computer assisted surgery or the setting up of hospital and radiology information systems. Current developments like mobile telemedical applications, compatible with age assistance systems to support life in a home environment or techniques taken from the field of artificial intelligence to analyse vast amounts of medical data also represent current qualification objectives within medical informatics.
Therefore, the programme is highly interdisciplinary to meet the professional requirements of future graduates. The programme aims to provide a thorough computer science education as well as a broad-based training within medical informatics. Because of its curriculum it prepares for software oriented job profiles. The competencies of future graduates can be found in the field of medical software development, computer assisted diagnosis, medical information systems as well as telemedicine. Another objective of this programme is to prepare students, who wish to gain further qualifications, to continue their education with a Master programme in computer science.
Mandatory courses: Foundations of Computer Science (Object-oriented Programming; Data Structures and Algorithms; Theoretical Computer Science; Applied Logic; IT Security); Hard- and Software Systems (Databases; Computer Networks); Software Engineering (Software Design and Test; Software Management; Graphical User Interfaces); Technical Foundations (Computer Engineering); Mathematics (Principles of Mathematics; Linear Algebra; Applied Mathematics); Scientific / Medical Principles (Classic and Modern Physics; Principles of Medicine); Principles of Medical Informatics (Public Health and Health Care Law; Medical Statistics; Approval of Medical Products; Healthcare Information and Communication Technologies; Healthcare and Clinical Documentation; Biosignal Processing; Medical Image Processing; Medical Computer Graphics); Seminar; Team Project.
Elective courses: Courses to the extent of 20 ECTS credits to be selected from the current elective courses of the Bachelor programme Medical Informatics.
Bachelor thesis (3 months)
The programme is offered exclusively in German.
Further information can be found here.
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Beginning of the programme
winter and summer semester
Length of Programme
Place of study
Main Campus Trier, Schneidershof