Vocational Education in Healthcare

The newly designed bachelor program, Professional Health Care Education, has replaced the Nursing Education program. The program is designed to ensure that graduates are effective and successful teachers of health care; competent academically and practically, in accordance with national and international standards. 

This is what’s NEW:

  • More credits over a longer period of time
  • 210 ECTS are accumulated over the course of study. Graduates of the B.A. program have the opportunity to continue their studies at masters and / or at doctorate level. 
  • Integration of geriatric nursing into core modules
  • Geriatric Nursing, is no longer offered as an individual study module but is assimilated into the com-pulsory core modules. 
  • New core modules:
  • In addition to the core module of Nursing, a core module on Development of Health care and Prevention is offered, both core modules are open to those working in nursing as well as therapeutic professionals, e.g. physiotherapy, speech therapy, and occupational therapy.
  • Extended practical experience
  • All students are required to participate in work placement for six weeks.
  • Reflection and feedback:
  • The new course emphasizes the need for students to reflect and give feedback on the courses and program: incorporating group feedback and brainstorming sessions as part of the curriculum.

The core disciplines of the Professional Health care Education study program are:

  • educational science
  • communication
  • basics of sociology, psychology, philosophy, and ethics
  • nursing science or health promotion and prevention

According to their specialization, students choose one of two core modules within the program

  • Nursing Science and Geriatrics, or
  • Health Promotion and Prevention

Study, research, and development projects are offered in the fifth and sixth semester. Research or development projects are designed, carried out, and presented independently, under the supervision of university lecturers. 
Integrated work placement: In the fourth semester, students do work experience in an area of their choosing.

This program qualifies graduates to teach in the health care sector in initial training, continuing and advanced education. The program incorporates the most up to date teaching methods that students will utilize in their professional careers upon graduation. The program enables students to:

  • initiate learning processes and support them pedagogically
  • develop and implement new concepts
  • implement and integrate the latest research findings in nursing science or health promotion and prevention in educational and training contexts
  • competently plan and reflect on professional strategies
  • evaluate the quality of education
  • carry out independent academic work and research
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Director of Study Program B.A. Vocational Education in Health Care
Prof. Dr. Ursula Immenschuh
Copyright Frank Luck, Katholische Hochschule Freiburg
Prof. Dr. Frank Luck
Copyright Laura Zucconi, Katholische Hochschule Freiburg
Course Office Laura Zucconi