Students shall be enabled to allow people to live a possibly self-determined and independent life who are in need of assistance or who have care needs in complex circumstances due to health problems, disabilities or old age through the promotion of resources and removal of barriers. Barriers could be very different context factors, such as for instance interface problems of health sectors, of professions and social legislation, social norms and values, relationship conflicts, but also an underprovision or misprovision of technical aids or present structural-architectural barriers.
Case management approaches take effect where more efficient, effective and adequate care is expected. Case management acts possibly along the entire care process (over time) and towards the borders of sectors, care institutions and professions (across services). It thereby acts per se interdisciplinarily.
Case management concepts play a major role in the following professions and fields of activity:
- Outpatient and inpatient care,
- Outpatient and inpatient treatment and rehabilitation,
- Adaption of living space and helping aid consultation,
- Care of the elderly,
- Individual services for individuals with disabilities,
- Care of individuals with chronic diseases.
Next to subject-specific qualifications, you will be able through interdisciplinary projects to apply and further develop your professional knowledge in unfamiliar surroundings.
Study elements are subject-related specific modules and interdisciplinary project modules.
- 6 subject-specific modules
in the degree course Inclusive Design (ID) – Digital Health and Case Management for a barrier-free life
- 3 interdisciplinary project modules
- 1 Master thesis in the degree course Inclusive Design (ID) – Digital Health and Case Management for a barrier-free life
Admission requirements for Inclusive Design (ID) - Digital Health und Case Management
Admission requirement is a Diplom degree graded with at least 2.5*
- or an accredited bachelor's degree graded with at least 2.5*
- or an accredited master's degree graded with at least 2.5*
in one of the following disciplines: Nursing care, Social work / Social pedagogy, Occupational therapy / Physiotherapy at a university of applied sciences, comprehensive university, university or technical university with at least 6 semesters.
Graduates with a final grade of lower than 2.5 and higher than 2.8 may be admitted due to a selection for a special selection procedure depending on the outcome of a selection interview.
The degree course qualifies the graduate for manifold tasks in the case management with focus on barrier-free living, e.g. adaption of the living space and medical aid consultation, development of geriatric rehabilitation concepts or in the work with the elderly and special needs individuals depending on the chosen specialization.
Potential workfields are:
- freelance planning and counselling tasks
- tasks in the housing industry of free, public or private carriers
- tasks in political bodies or social welfare organizations (e.g. municipalities or welfare organizations)
- tasks in healthcare and social services institutions
- research and science tasks
The interdisciplinary projects are an invitation to a creative search for new interesting solution approaches based on current research results and methods.
The collaboration with students from other disciplines further broadens their professional horizon and improves their social competencies.
Expert forums and excursions
Excursions are offered on a regular basis in order to further deepen the semester-related foci. Expert forums are offered per semester including external professionals from practice and science.