Human & Health Sciences

Public Health/Gesundheitswissenschaften

Public Health

Bachelor

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The field of Public Health / Health Sciences is a multidisciplinary one, drawing on the knowledge, experience and the methods of different individual disciplines, such as the social sciences, psychology, economics, medicine, epidemiology, etc. Whereas each of the participating disciplines has its own specialist approach to health-related problems, the collaboration between the other disciplines gives rise to new perspectives, contributing to the process of interdisciplinary communication in the field of Public Health/Health Sciences. Studies do not ... more » more »


Basic data

Title on graduation

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Standard course length

6 Semester

ECTS-Credits

sole subject
180CP
specialty
120CP

Language of delivery (mainly)

German

Admission requirements

General qualification for university entrance or specific higher education entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur, Einstufungsprüfung).

English B1
6 week pre-internship (info sheet for pre-internship)

More information at Application and enrolment

Enrolment for new students

for winter semester

admittance limited. A selection procedure takes place.

Subject to selection procedure

Deadlines for applications/enrolment

15.07.

Places to study are awarded through the dialogueorientated service procedure (DoSV).

Enrolment for advanced students

for winter and for summer semester

admittance limited

Deadlines for applications/enrolment

15.07. resp. 15.01.

DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECT

The field of Public Health / Health Sciences is a multidisciplinary one, drawing on the knowledge, experience and the methods of different individual disciplines, such as the social sciences, psychology, economics, medicine, epidemiology, etc. Whereas each of the participating disciplines has its own specialist approach to health-related problems, the collaboration between the other disciplines gives rise to new perspectives, contributing to the process of interdisciplinary communication in the field of Public Health/Health Sciences. Studies do not concentrate on the individual person (as is the case in psychology or medicine, for instance), rather they are concerned more with population groups and the health system. Studies encompass the distribution of health conditions, of risks and resources in the population, the weighting of different influencing factors and ultimately the formulation of concrete contributions for the resolution of health-related problems and issues within the population. In this respect Public Health/Health Sciences is both multidisciplinary as well as an applied subject, dedicated to the research, analysis and resolution of health issues in the population as a whole, or of individual population groups.

OCCUPATIONAL FIELDS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Subsequent non-teaching occupational fields

Different occupational fields are open to graduates, depending on their specialisation.

For the area programme Health Planning & Health Management:
Planning and management in the context of the social and health services, nursing care and health insurance; health marketing; health consulting; financial controlling; disease management; quality assurance in the health field; health and social affairs journalism, etc.

For the area programme Health Promotion & Prevention: health consulting; health education; health promotion and prevention as well as the development, implementation and evaluation of health projects and campaigns; case & care management; rehabilition; public relations, etc.

Teacher training (Lehramt)

No courses available for students training to be teachers at state-run schools

Possibilities for additional qualifications

Graduates qualify for admittance to a Master’s Program

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS OF PROGRAM

Detailed list of available courses in online course prospectus

Subject combinations non-school career fields

In principle, first-year students are able to study any combination of main or subsidiary subjects offered by the University of Bremen.

The field has no special recommendations regarding suitable combinations with the main subject.

Information on possible overlaps within the following subjects.

Stages of study / curricula / description of modules

First-year studies concentrate on fundamental topics, concepts and approaches concerning Public Health/ Health Sciences.
With the objective of qualifying students for future careers, the second year of studies focuses on a broad specialisation in the respective area programmes (Health Planning & Health Management or Health Promotion & Prevention) Bachelor studies and the acquisition of occupational methods.
Third-year students round off their chosen career-field specialisation by undertaking a practical semester and subsequently completing a thematically associated Bachelor dissertation.

Overriding objective is both to qualify students for direct transfer to gainful employment as well as to provide the basis for further academic studies with an orientation to practice and science.

Course schedule

Major fields

Study specialisations / electives
The degree course encompasses two thematic specialisations, each dealing with different occupational fields and career opportunities in the health and social spheres.These specialisations are:
Health Planning & Health Management;
Health Promotion and Prevention

General studies

General Studies account for 10 - 25% of the study programme. These courses train key competences for subsequent career fields. By building their own individual specialities, students are able to shape and amplify their academic profile.

Practical

In their fifth semester students undertake a work practical in an institution considered relevant for studies in the field. This work practical must encompass a minimum of 540 hours and it should correspond with the chosen area programme specialisation.

Study abroad

A semester abroad is possible.

APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT

Admission requirements

General qualification for university entrance or specific higher education entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur, Einstufungsprüfung).

English B1
6 week pre-internship (info sheet for pre-internship)

Proof admission requirements

Vorpraktikum
Das Vorpraktikum oder ein Praktikumsvertrag müssen Sie bei der Immatrikulation nachweisen. Das Vorpraktikum muss zu Beginn des Studiums (1.10.) abgeschlossen sein. Die (Richtlinien für das Praktikum) informieren darüber, in welchen Einrichtung des Pflege- und Gesundheitswesen das Praktikum absolviert werden kann.

Sprachnachweis über Abitur
Die Universität Bremen akzeptiert für den Nachweis der Sprachkompetenz B1 folgende im Abiturzeugnis ausgewiesene Mindestvoraussetzungen.

  • Beim Abitur mit 12 Schuljahren (G8): mind. 6 Jahre Fremdsprachenunterricht fortgeführt bis mind. Ende 11. Klasse.
  • Beim Abitur mit 13 Schuljahren (G9): mind. 7 Jahre Fremdsprachenunterricht fortgeführt bis mind. Ende 12. Klasse.

Sind die Mindestvoraussetzungen nicht erfüllt, ist der Nachweis der Sprachkompetenz über Sprachtest bzw. Sprachzertifikat zu erbringen. Der Nachweis über Leistungen aus dem Abitur wird nur für die Bewerbung an der Universität Bremen anerkannt.
Sind im Abiturzeugnis für eine Fremdsprache zwei Sprachniveaus angegeben, wird das niedrigere Sprachniveau anerkannt.

Sprachnachweis über Zertifikat
Eine Übersicht über den Nachweis von Fremdsprachenkenntnissen über Zertifikate entnehmen Sie bitte der Homepage des FZHB.

Admission

for advanced students

admittance limited


Applications via

Deadline for application (beginner)

  • 15.07. for winter semester

Deadline for application (advanced)

  • 15.07. for winter semester
  • 15.01. for summer semester

Beginning of course for new students

WiSe

Beginning of course for advanced students

WiSe and SoSe

FORMALITIES

Type of studies

undergraduate studies

Time involved

full time study

Studies as

sole subject + specialty

Degree/qualification

Bachelor

Title on graduation

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Standard course length

6 Semester

ECTS-Credits

sole subject
180CP
specialty
120CP

Accreditation


by: AAQ
from: 16.09.2016

Federal law on support in education

6 Semester

Costs

Semester fee 382,67 €

Bremen has a study account model (Studienkontengesetz).

Language of delivery (mainly)

German

Regulations

Examination regulations

RESEARCH AND TEACHING

CONTACT AND COUNSELLING

Departmental counseling

Dr. Martina Wachtlin
E-Mail: wachtlin(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: +49-421-218-68844

Studies centre

Britta Schowe
E-Mail: schowe(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: +49-421-218-68506

Practice office

Beate Heitzhausen
E-Mail: heitzhausen(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: +49-421-218-68505

Faculty secretariat

Ulrike Meyerdierks
E-Mail: meyerd(at)uni-bremen.de

Department secretariat

Jens Glagau
E-Mail: jglagau(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: +49-421-218-68501

Examination’s Board secretariat

Dominic Platen
E-Mail: zpa-fb11(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: +49-421-218-61216
Dominik Waßmann
E-Mail: zpa-fb11(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: +49-421-218-61219

Status

22.07.2019
Description of subject

DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECT

The field of Public Health / Health Sciences is a multidisciplinary one, drawing on the knowledge, experience and the methods of different individual disciplines, such as the social sciences, psychology, economics, medicine, epidemiology, etc. Whereas each of the participating disciplines has its own specialist approach to health-related problems, the collaboration between the other disciplines gives rise to new perspectives, contributing to the process of interdisciplinary communication in the field of Public Health/Health Sciences. Studies do not concentrate on the individual person (as is the case in psychology or medicine, for instance), rather they are concerned more with population groups and the health system. Studies encompass the distribution of health conditions, of risks and resources in the population, the weighting of different influencing factors and ultimately the formulation of concrete contributions for the resolution of health-related problems and issues within the population. In this respect Public Health/Health Sciences is both multidisciplinary as well as an applied subject, dedicated to the research, analysis and resolution of health issues in the population as a whole, or of individual population groups.

Occupational fields and career opportunities

OCCUPATIONAL FIELDS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Subsequent non-teaching occupational fields

Different occupational fields are open to graduates, depending on their specialisation.

For the area programme Health Planning & Health Management:
Planning and management in the context of the social and health services, nursing care and health insurance; health marketing; health consulting; financial controlling; disease management; quality assurance in the health field; health and social affairs journalism, etc.

For the area programme Health Promotion & Prevention: health consulting; health education; health promotion and prevention as well as the development, implementation and evaluation of health projects and campaigns; case & care management; rehabilition; public relations, etc.

Teacher training (Lehramt)

No courses available for students training to be teachers at state-run schools

Possibilities for additional qualifications

Graduates qualify for admittance to a Master’s Program

Objectives and contents of program

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS OF PROGRAM

Detailed list of available courses in online course prospectus

Subject combinations non-school career fields

In principle, first-year students are able to study any combination of main or subsidiary subjects offered by the University of Bremen.

The field has no special recommendations regarding suitable combinations with the main subject.

Information on possible overlaps within the following subjects.

Stages of study / curricula / description of modules

First-year studies concentrate on fundamental topics, concepts and approaches concerning Public Health/ Health Sciences.
With the objective of qualifying students for future careers, the second year of studies focuses on a broad specialisation in the respective area programmes (Health Planning & Health Management or Health Promotion & Prevention) Bachelor studies and the acquisition of occupational methods.
Third-year students round off their chosen career-field specialisation by undertaking a practical semester and subsequently completing a thematically associated Bachelor dissertation.

Overriding objective is both to qualify students for direct transfer to gainful employment as well as to provide the basis for further academic studies with an orientation to practice and science.

Course schedule

Major fields

Study specialisations / electives
The degree course encompasses two thematic specialisations, each dealing with different occupational fields and career opportunities in the health and social spheres.These specialisations are:
Health Planning & Health Management;
Health Promotion and Prevention

General studies

General Studies account for 10 - 25% of the study programme. These courses train key competences for subsequent career fields. By building their own individual specialities, students are able to shape and amplify their academic profile.

Practical

In their fifth semester students undertake a work practical in an institution considered relevant for studies in the field. This work practical must encompass a minimum of 540 hours and it should correspond with the chosen area programme specialisation.

Study abroad

A semester abroad is possible.

Application and enrolment

APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT

Admission requirements

General qualification for university entrance or specific higher education entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur, Einstufungsprüfung).

English B1
6 week pre-internship (info sheet for pre-internship)

Proof admission requirements

Vorpraktikum
Das Vorpraktikum oder ein Praktikumsvertrag müssen Sie bei der Immatrikulation nachweisen. Das Vorpraktikum muss zu Beginn des Studiums (1.10.) abgeschlossen sein. Die (Richtlinien für das Praktikum) informieren darüber, in welchen Einrichtung des Pflege- und Gesundheitswesen das Praktikum absolviert werden kann.

Sprachnachweis über Abitur
Die Universität Bremen akzeptiert für den Nachweis der Sprachkompetenz B1 folgende im Abiturzeugnis ausgewiesene Mindestvoraussetzungen.

  • Beim Abitur mit 12 Schuljahren (G8): mind. 6 Jahre Fremdsprachenunterricht fortgeführt bis mind. Ende 11. Klasse.
  • Beim Abitur mit 13 Schuljahren (G9): mind. 7 Jahre Fremdsprachenunterricht fortgeführt bis mind. Ende 12. Klasse.

Sind die Mindestvoraussetzungen nicht erfüllt, ist der Nachweis der Sprachkompetenz über Sprachtest bzw. Sprachzertifikat zu erbringen. Der Nachweis über Leistungen aus dem Abitur wird nur für die Bewerbung an der Universität Bremen anerkannt.
Sind im Abiturzeugnis für eine Fremdsprache zwei Sprachniveaus angegeben, wird das niedrigere Sprachniveau anerkannt.

Sprachnachweis über Zertifikat
Eine Übersicht über den Nachweis von Fremdsprachenkenntnissen über Zertifikate entnehmen Sie bitte der Homepage des FZHB.

Admission

for advanced students

admittance limited


Applications via

Deadline for application (beginner)

  • 15.07. for winter semester

Deadline for application (advanced)

  • 15.07. for winter semester
  • 15.01. for summer semester

Beginning of course for new students

WiSe

Beginning of course for advanced students

WiSe and SoSe
Formalities

FORMALITIES

Type of studies

undergraduate studies

Time involved

full time study

Studies as

sole subject + specialty

Degree/qualification

Bachelor

Title on graduation

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Standard course length

6 Semester

ECTS-Credits

sole subject
180CP
specialty
120CP

Accreditation


by: AAQ
from: 16.09.2016

Federal law on support in education

6 Semester

Costs

Semester fee 382,67 €

Bremen has a study account model (Studienkontengesetz).

Language of delivery (mainly)

German

Regulations

Examination regulations
Research and teaching

RESEARCH AND TEACHING

Contact and counselling

CONTACT AND COUNSELLING

Departmental counseling

Dr. Martina Wachtlin
E-Mail: wachtlin(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: +49-421-218-68844

Studies centre

Britta Schowe
E-Mail: schowe(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: +49-421-218-68506

Practice office

Beate Heitzhausen
E-Mail: heitzhausen(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: +49-421-218-68505

Faculty secretariat

Ulrike Meyerdierks
E-Mail: meyerd(at)uni-bremen.de

Department secretariat

Jens Glagau
E-Mail: jglagau(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: +49-421-218-68501

Examination’s Board secretariat

Dominic Platen
E-Mail: zpa-fb11(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: +49-421-218-61216
Dominik Waßmann
E-Mail: zpa-fb11(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: +49-421-218-61219

Status

22.07.2019