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MSc Medical Informatics

Apply digital techniques and artificial intelligence in healthcare.

This master’s degree is in English and focuses on the latest information technology for the medical and pharmaceutical industries. Students will acquire knowledge and learn methods from the field of IT and develop expertise in biomedical data analysis, the application of artificial intelligence, visualization technologies, the handling of big data and related economic issues. As an example, the programme will address the question of how digitalization impacts on drug development, hospital processes and the health sector in general. An important focus of the master’s is personalized medicine. Our work related to digital data will also open up further areas such as data security, control mechanisms, decision-making models and ethical issues.

The numerous internships during the programme will enable students to analyze health data as well as apply and develop software for hospitals and the pharmaceutical industry. Leading providers from the healthcare industry will be actively involved in the study programme and will address innovative topics in seminars.

The complex transformation of raw data into evaluable health indicators is a key element of personalized medicine.

Prof. Dr. Enkelejda Miho, Head of Study Programme

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Prospects

Students will be working on current innovative projects at the interface between healthcare, computer science and economics. As a result, they will acquire knowledge in order to implement and develop digitalization in the health sector. As masters’ graduates they can take on tasks related to the application of artificial intelligence in drug discovery and personalized medicine, hospital information systems and economic processes. Possible employers are hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, federal institutions or insurance companies.

Admission

Highly-qualified graduates are immediately admitted to the master’s programme if they

  • have acquired a FH Bachelor's degree in life sciences, computer science and information systems and/or business administration and have achieved grade A, B or ≥ 4.8  (≥ good)
  • or have an equivalent educational background and professional experience (college or university degree)
  • and have very good command of the English language.

Pre-masters’ courses are offered for students who lack some of the prior knowledge required. These can be declared by the Admissions Committee as a prerequisite to starting the programme. The courses are offered in e-learning format and are free of charge.

Prospective students who do not fully meet the admission requirements will be invited to an interview.

FHNW School of Life Sciences

FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland School of Life Sciences Hofackerstrasse 30 CH - 4132 Muttenz
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FHNW School of Business, Olten

FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland School of Business Riggenbachstrasse 16 CH - 4600 Olten
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