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A still very young profession in the German healthcare system is the physician assistant. This is a medical assistant profession to support doctors in the treatment of patients. The pre-requisite is academic training based on a degree. This provides you with the specialist medical knowledge and formal requirements to independently carry out activities that can be delegated by doctors to patients, taking into account ethical and business management aspects. The degree programme "Physician Assisitant/Medical Care" will be offered by the Deggendorf Institute of Technology in the winter semester 2021/2022. The degree programme comprises a standard period of study of eight semesters and includes a study-integrated practical semester at cooperation partners (e.g. clinics, medical practices, MVZ) of the Deggendorf Institute of Technology.
Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Duration: 8 semesters (4 years)
Start: October (winter semester)
Course language: German (see language requirements)
Admission requirement: General university entrance qualification or 3-year training in a health profession + 3 years of professional experience
Prerequisites: Knowledge of basic biological subjects and Latin would be an advantage
Fees: No tuition fees, only €62 student services fee per semester
The profession of a physician assistant involves the independent performance of activities in various clinical areas, delegated and supervised by a doctor. As a physician assistant, you support the doctor in making diagnoses and carrying out therapeutic procedures. During your studies, you will acquire application- and action-oriented medical and scientific knowledge and will be qualified to act as a doctor, without, however, being responsible for practising medicine yourself. The physician assistant represents an interface between the doctor and the medical staff. The current areas of employment and activitiy for physician assistants include most internal medicine and surgical disciplines in clinical facilities. Whether in trauma surgery, orthopaedics, emergency admissions, functional diagnostics, neurology, geriatrics, gastroenterology, cardiac, general and visceral surgery, transplant medicine or wound and vascular medicine. In outpatient care, especially in rural areas, physician assistants in private practices or medical centres also take over delegable, medical patient care. Other fields of application are organisational management tasks in medical care, health promotion, rehabilitation and prevention.
Overview of lectures and courses, SWS (Semesterwochenstunden = weekly hours/semester) and ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) in the Bachelor's degree Physician Assistant.
|Basics in Natural Sciences||4||5|
|Biochemistry / Molecular Biology||4||5|
|Histology / Embryology||4||5|
|Scientific Working, Statistics||4||5|
|Basics of Pharmacology||4||5|
|Pathology and Pathophysiology||4||5|
|Practice (Professional Field Exploration)||4||5|
|Operating Theatre Management/Assistancec||4||5|
|Digitalisation and Documentation||4||5|
|Classification and Models of Health and Disease||4||5|
|Clinical Medical Placement||24|
|Practice Deepening Seminar||2||3|
|Med. Laboratory and Equipment Technology||4||5|
|Health Education, Legal Basics||4||5|
|IGM, BGM, QM, Public Health||4||5|
|Prevention and Rehabilitation||4||5|
|Special Areas of Clinical Medicine||8||10|
|Case and Care Management||4||5|
|Current Aspects of Clinical Care||4||5|
During their studies, our students complete two practical assignments in our cooperation institutions. In the third semester this is the occupational field exploration, in the fifth semester the clinical-medical internship. The students are supported in the planning and organisation by the AGW Practice Department.
Our cooperation partners are listed below. The list is constantly being expanded.