During the professional specialization in the field digital health and case management, the students will be able to take on qualified tasks, in which complex care processes are to be independently controlled and coordinated.

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.

Course catalogue

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


Inclusive Design (ID) – Digital Health und Case Management,Master of Science


4 semesters, full-time

ECTS credits


Program start

Winter semester

Application deadline

September 15



The degree course can only be started in the winter semester (semester begin October 01).

Receipt of the enrollment applications accepted until September 15.

Access the academic calendar.

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*

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.

Full-time degree course in three subject-specific differentiations. Requirement subject-specific. Completed studies with at least 180 ECTS credits and a final grad of 2.5 or better.

More information on the application options can be found here.

Examination regulations


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

Interdisciplinary projects

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.


Dagmar RühlSecretary's office: computer sciences
Building 1, Room 215
Fax : +49 69 1533-2727
Prof. Dr.
Michaela Zeiß
Professor of Nursing and Health Management/Head of the Master's in Inclusive Design M.Sc. program
Building 2, Room 427
Fax : +49 69 1533-2809
Dagmar RühlSecretary's office: computer sciences
Building 1, Room 215
Fax : +49 69 1533-2727
Markus RasterMitarbeiter Prüfungsamt LE Informatik
Building 1, Room 213
Fax : +49 69 1533 - 2727
Martina BorgerPractice unit Care
Building 10, Room 417
Fax : +49 69 1533-2968

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