Medical Informatics at UMCH

Technical know-how for the medicine of the present and future

Equipped for digitalization in medicine

In the digital age, especially since the beginning of the 21st century, information technology permeates almost all areas of human activity. This also applies to medicine and healthcare, where new technologies bring unprecedented opportunities and progress as well as significant challenges.

In the medical informatics classes at UMCH, students acquire the necessary specialist knowledge in information technology which they need to prove themselves at a high level of performance in an increasingly technical working environment. For this purpose, they are introduced to a variety of technologies and practical application areas of medical informatics at UMCH. In addition, they learn – based on the trends foreseeable at the time of teaching – to assess how these technologies will develop in the future.

Always on the cutting edge

The aim of the course is to introduce the students to the basics of digital technology and to cover as profoundly as possible the manifold application possibilities in the field of medicine.

The practical exercises of the Medical Informatics classes help students to develop basic skills in the use of office software – for example in the areas of text editing and data processing or in creating a presentation or a poster. These skills are indispensable in the digital age and will be just as important during studies and later in professional life as in scientific work. They are in high demand, for example, when it comes to presenting scientific results at congresses. Research skills are also among the most important skills of prospective and practicing doctors, which is why students are also given knowledge in this area. In order to acquire a basic IT vocabulary, they additionally learn the basics of data representation as well as the functioning of computer and network architectures.

Extract from the subject areas

  • Electronic health records
  • Health data analysis
  • Patient data processing
  • Privacy and security of health information
  • Medical image informatics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Telemedicine
  • Mobile technology in healthcare