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Examination regulations of the University of Heidelberg for the Master's degree in Health Services Research and Implementation Science

803 Examination regulations for the Master's degree in Health Services Research and Implementation Science from June 17, 2015 Based on 32 of the Law on Universities in Baden-Württemberg (State University Act LHG), last amended by the third law amending university regulations (Third Law Amendment Act 3. HRÄG), dated April 1, 2014 (Journal of Laws of April 8, 2014, p. 99), the Senate of February 3, 2015 adopted the following examination regulations for the Master’s degree in Health Services Research and Implementation Science in Health Care. The rector gave his approval on June 17, 2015. Preamble All official, status, functional and occupational titles that appear in the male form in these regulations apply equally to women and men and can also be used in the corresponding female form.

805 Section I: General 1 Subject of the course and the examinations (1) The master’s degree in Health Services Research and Implementation Science qualifies graduates to cope with future challenges in health care. The scientific methods and concepts already acquired in the bachelor's degree are deepened and expanded. The scientific qualification opens up additional research potential and thus the possibility of opening up new fields of research, as an interprofessional orientation of research projects in the health sector is increasingly required. In the master's degree in Health Services Research and Implementation Science in Healthcare, students are specifically qualified for the implementation of new knowledge and methods in health care practice and are thus directly involved in the development of innovative health care models and the reorganization of health care facilities. The academic qualification enables graduates to evaluate implemented approaches in a targeted manner. The master’s graduates help to improve health care in an evidence-based and sustainable manner, e.g. by: Appropriate approaches to ensure care are developed and implemented and specialized health care and active patient participation are promoted, for example through the establishment of communal health conferences and other structures for networking various actors. The graduates contribute to the professional development of the health professions, in particular the development of interprofessional cooperation in the health sector.

806 (2) The Master's examination is intended to determine whether the students have mastered the fundamentals of the subject, have an overview of the interrelationships between the individual disciplines and whether they have acquired the fundamentals and methodological and practical skills necessary for the transition to professional practice. (3) The requirements for admission to the course are regulated in a separate admission regulation. 2 Master’s Degree After passing the Master’s examination, the academic degree "Master of Science" (abbreviated M.Sc.) is awarded. 3 Standard period of study, course structure, scope of courses (1) The standard period of study for the Master’s course, including the examination times, is four semesters. The total number of compulsory and elective areas required to successfully complete the Master’s degree is 120 credit points (LP / CP). (1a) Students can apply to study part-time. The details are regulated by the regulations governing part-time studies at the (TeilzeitstudienO) in the currently applicable version. Admission to part-time studies extends the standard period of study and the deadlines for taking an examination for the first time in accordance with the provisions made there. With regard to the processing times for written examinations, 4 Para. 3 Part-time studiesO must be observed.

807 (2) The Master’s degree has a modular structure and comprises a total of 120 credit points; the overarching competencies of 10 credit points are integrated into the subject-specific modules. The master's thesis comprises 30 credit points. The modules to be completed and the associated courses are listed in Appendix 1. The recognition of training achievements and examinations as listed under 7 is an integral part of the course concept. (3) The language of instruction and examination is generally German. Courses and exams are sometimes also held in English. 4 modules, credit points, list of grades (1) A module is a thematically and chronologically closed teaching and learning unit that can be made up of various courses. It not only consists of the courses to be attended, but also includes the study achievements that are necessary for successfully completing a module. (2) The master's thesis is a separate module. The overarching competencies can be fully or partially integrated into the specialist studies. (3) A distinction is made between - compulsory modules: must be completed by all students - compulsory elective modules: the students can choose from a limited range - elective modules: the students can choose freely within the range of modules in the subject.

808 (4) In order to pass a module, all partial achievements within the module must have been assessed with at least "sufficient" (4.0) (= module partial grades). (5) For successfully completed modules with their partial achievements, credit points are awarded. One credit point corresponds to 30 hours of work for the student. (6) At the end of each semester, a transcript of records is issued. All passed module examinations are recorded here along with the respective credit points and grades. 5 Examination board (1) An examination board is responsible for the organization of the examinations and the tasks assigned by these examination regulations. It consists of two university professors, a representative of the academic staff and a student in an advisory capacity. The chairman and the deputy as well as the other members of the examination board are appointed by the faculty council for a period of two years. The student's term of office is one year. The chairman and the deputy must be university professors. (2) The examination board ensures that the provisions of the examination regulations are adhered to and makes suggestions for reforming the curriculum and the examination regulations. He appoints the examiners and assessors who take part in the examinations. The examination board can transfer the appointment to the chairman. He can be called on all questions relating to the exams.

809 (3) The chairman conducts the business of the examination board, prepares the meetings, chairs them and decides in the event of a tie. (4) The Board of Examiners can revocably transfer further duties of the Board of Examiners to the chairperson at any time, provided there are no legal provisions to the contrary. The examination board is to be informed regularly about their completion. (5) The members of the examination board have the right to attend examinations. (6) The members of the examination board, the examiners and assessors are subject to official secrecy. If they are not in the public service, they are to be sworn to secrecy by the chairman. (7) Rejecting decisions by the examination board or the chairperson must be communicated to the candidate immediately in writing, stating the reasons and providing information on legal remedies. 6 Examiners and assessors (1) As a rule, only university lecturers, university and private lecturers as well as academic staff who have been authorized to examine are authorized to take examinations that are not carried out in conjunction with individual courses. Scientific assistants, research assistants as well as lecturers and teaching staff for special tasks can only be appointed as examiners in exceptional cases if there are not enough authorized examiners available.

810 (2) Only those who have passed the relevant master’s examination or a comparable examination may be appointed as assessors. (3) The candidate can propose an examiner for the master’s thesis; This does not give rise to a legal right to be assigned a specific examiner. (4) The chairman of the examination board ensures that the candidate is given the names of the examiners in good time. (5) The examiner is usually the head of the course. 7 Recognition of study and examination achievements and degrees (1) Study and examination achievements as well as degrees obtained in courses at other state or state-recognized universities and vocational academies in the Federal Republic of Germany or in courses at foreign state or state-recognized universities are recognized as long as there is no significant difference in terms of the competencies acquired compared to the performance or qualifications that are being replaced. The recognition serves to continue studies, to take examinations, to start further studies or to gain admission to a doctorate. 15 Paragraphs 3 and 4 LBG remain unaffected. (2) The preliminary or intermediate examination taken at another German university of the same type of university in the same or related course of study will be recognized. Participation in recognized distance learning units is counted towards the study time like the corresponding face-to-face study.

811 (3) It is the applicant's responsibility to provide the necessary information about the performance to be recognized. The burden of proof that an application does not meet the requirements for recognition lies with the body that carries out the recognition procedure. (4) Insofar as agreements and agreements between the Federal Republic of Germany and other states on equivalencies in the higher education sector (equivalence agreements) favor students from foreign states in deviation from paragraph 1 and 29 paragraph 2 sentence 5 LHG, the provisions of the equivalence agreements take precedence. (5) Study and examination achievements should be assessed on the basis of a credit point system that enables the crediting of achievements made in the same or related courses of study at the same or other universities; The same applies to vocational academies, insofar as equivalence is given. (6) Knowledge and skills acquired outside of the university system are to be counted towards a university degree if 1. the requirements for university admission are met at the time of crediting, 2. the knowledge and abilities to be counted towards the university degree, the coursework and examinations that they should replace, are equivalent in terms of content and level and 3. the criteria for crediting within the framework of an accreditation have been checked. There is a maximum limit of 60 credit points for the Master’s course for recognition. The thesis is excluded from crediting. If individual performances required for the recognition of certain knowledge and skills are missing, the responsible examination board can carry out a placement test.

812 (7) In contact studies, credit points can be awarded for study and examination achievements. Paragraphs 2 and 5 as well as paragraph 6 sentence 1 number 1 apply accordingly for crediting credit points from contact studies to a university degree. Paragraph 6 applies accordingly to the crediting of knowledge and skills acquired outside the university system towards contact studies. 8 Absence, withdrawal, deception, breach of regulations (1) An examination is assessed as "insufficient" (5.0) if the examinee does not appear for an examination without a valid reason, or if he withdraws after the examination has started without a valid reason . The same applies if a written examination is not completed within the specified time, unless the examinee is not responsible for exceeding the deadline. (2) The reasons asserted for the withdrawal or the failure according to paragraph 1 must be reported to the examination board immediately in writing and made credible. In the event of illness of the candidate or of a child who is predominantly alone to look after or of a relative in need of care, a medical certificate must be submitted; in cases of doubt, a certificate from a doctor appointed by the university can be requested. If the reasons are accepted, a new date will be set. In this case, the existing examination results are to be taken into account. (3) When deciding whether the candidate is responsible for exceeding a deadline for registering or taking examinations, the examination committee must observe the protective provisions in accordance with the Maternity Protection Act and the statutory provisions on parental leave and enable them to be taken. The same applies to students with relatives in need of care within the meaning of 7 para. 3 of the Care Leave Act and to disabled and chronically ill students.

813 (4) If the examinee tries to influence the result of the examination through deception or the use of unauthorized aids, the examination in question will be assessed as "insufficient" (5.0). A candidate who disrupts the proper course of the examination can be excluded from continuing the examination by the authorized examiners or supervisors; in this case, the examination performance in question will be assessed as "insufficient" (5.0). In serious cases, the examination board can exclude the candidate from taking further examinations. (5) Within a period of one week, the examinee can request that the decisions according to Paragraph 4 Clause 1 and 2 be reviewed by the Examination Board. Incriminating decisions are to be communicated to the examinee immediately in writing, justified and provided with information on legal remedies. 9 Types of course-related examinations (1) Course-related examinations are 1. the oral examinations, 2. the written examinations. (2) If the examinee proves, by means of a medical certificate, that he is unable to take examinations in whole or in part in the intended form due to long-term or permanent health problems, the examination board may allow equivalent examinations in another form provide. The same applies to course work.

814 (3) Examination achievements can also be performed orally and practically (e.g. demonstration on the patient), and / or supported by modern media (computer, audio, video), and / or accompanying the event (e.g. presentation). 10 Oral or oral-practical examinations accompanying the course (1) By means of oral or oral-practical examinations, the examinee should prove that the context of the examination area is recognized and that specific questions can be classified in these contexts. Furthermore, it should be determined whether the examinee has a basic knowledge corresponding to the course. (2) The duration of the oral or oral-practical examinations is between 10 and 60 minutes. The exams can also be held as group exams with a maximum of 5 participants. The duration of the examination can be extended accordingly. In this case, no more than 45 minutes are allowed for each individual student. (3) Students who want to take the same subject examination at a later date can be admitted as listeners. The admission does not extend to the consultation and the announcement of the examination results. At the request of the examinee or for important reasons, the public is to be excluded.

815 11 Written examinations accompanying the course (1) In the written examinations, the examinee should demonstrate that he can recognize a problem and find ways to solve it with the usual methods of the subject in a limited time and with limited aids. (2) The duration of the written exams is between 30 and 240 minutes. Multiple choice questions are allowed. (3) Multiple choice questions are usually asked by the person responsible for the course appointed by the examination board. The examination tasks must be tailored to the knowledge imparted in the course and deliver reliable examination results. The examination tasks are to be checked by the persons in charge named in sentence 1, before determining the examination result, whether they comply with paragraph 3 sentence 2. If this check reveals that individual examination questions are incorrect, then these are not to be taken into account. The number of tasks is reduced accordingly; the assessment is based on the reduced number. The reduction in the number of examination tasks must not be detrimental to the examinee.If multiple choice questions are used, the exam is considered passed if at least 50 percent of the questions are answered correctly or if the number of questions correctly answered by the examinee is no more than 22% below the average examination performance of the examinees (sliding clause). In the case of repeat examinations, the sliding clause is only to be applied if this has been decided by the examination board. Instead of the 50 percent limit, an expectation horizon can also be determined, which is defined by at least two teachers responsible for the examination (standard setting).

816 If the examinee has reached the pass threshold required to pass the exam, the performance of the multiple choice exams is to be assessed as follows. In the case of the sliding clause, the rating scale is shifted linearly by the difference between the absolute and relative pass threshold. Percent corresponds to grade 50 55 4.0> 55 60 3.7> 60 65 3.3> 65 70 3.0> 70 75 2.7> 75 80 2.3> 80 85 2.0> 85 90 1.7 > 90 95 1.3> 95 100 1.0 (4) If a written examination is performed in the form of a term paper, the examinee must assure in writing that he has written the term paper independently and has not used any aids other than those specified. (5) The assessment procedure for written examinations should not exceed four weeks.

817 12 Assessment of the examination performances (1) The grades for the individual examination performances are determined by the respective examiners. The following grades are to be used to evaluate the performance: 1 = very good = an excellent performance; 2 = good = a performance that is significantly above the average requirements; 3 = satisfactory = a performance that corresponds to average requirements; 4 = sufficient = a performance which, despite its deficiencies, still meets the requirements; 5 = not sufficient = a performance that no longer meets the requirements due to significant deficiencies. For a differentiated assessment of the examination performance, intermediate values ​​can be formed by decreasing or increasing the individual grades by 0.3; The grade 0.7 and intermediate values ​​above 4.0 are excluded. (2) A final module grade corresponding to the number of credit points is determined from the unrounded partial module grades. If a module final exam has to be taken in a module, the grade of the module final exam forms the grade for this module. (3) A final module grade and the overall grade for the master’s examination are as follows: with an average of up to 1.5 with an average of 1.6 to 2.5 with an average of 2.6 to 3.5 with an average of 3.6 up to 4.0 very good good satisfactory sufficient

818 (4) When calculating the final module grades and the overall grade for the Master’s examination in accordance with Paragraph 3, only the first digit after the decimal point is taken into account, all other digits are deleted without rounding. (5) The master’s examination is passed if all of the planned examination performances have been assessed with at least "sufficient" (4.0). The calculation of the overall grade of the Master's examination is carried out in accordance with 18 para. 2. (6) In addition to the final grade according to the German system, the students who have successfully passed the corresponding examination performance receive a relative grade according to the following rating scale: A the best 10% B the next 25% C the next 30% D the next 25% E the next 10% As a basis for calculating the relative grade, depending on the size of the final year, at least two previous years should be recorded as cohorts in addition to the final year, if possible. The ECTS grade is compulsory as a supplement for degrees; for individual modules it can be shown as an option, if this is possible and if there is a corresponding need. (7) A written objection to the examination result can be lodged with the chairman of the examination board within one month of the announcement.

819 Section II: Master's Examination 13 Admission Requirements for the Master's Examination (1) Only those who are 1. enrolled in the Master’s degree in Health Services Research and Implementation Science can be admitted to a Master’s examination in Health Services Research and Implementation Science 2. Has not lost its entitlement to examinations in the Master’s degree in Health Services Research and Implementation Science in Healthcare. (2) In order to be admitted to the master’s thesis, the following certificates must also be submitted: 1. The successfully completed courses listed in Appendix 1 amounting to at least 60 credit points (3) Certificates for successfully completed modules must be submitted by the student.

820 14 Admission procedure (1) The application for admission must be sent in writing to the chairman of the examination board. The following must be attached to the application: 1. Evidence that the admission requirements mentioned in 13 have been met, 2. A declaration as to whether the candidate in a Master’s degree in Health Services Research and Implementation Science has not already passed a Master’s examination or is in one Course is in an examination process. (2) If the candidate cannot provide the required evidence in the prescribed manner, the examination board may allow the evidence to be provided in a different manner. (3) On the basis of the application, the examination board decides on admission. A rejection must be communicated in writing, justified and provided with information on legal remedies. (4) The application for admission may only be rejected if 1. the prerequisites according to 13 are not fulfilled or 2. the documents according to paragraph 1 are incomplete and have not been completed despite being requested to do so, or 3. the candidate has passed the master’s examination in the course Services research and implementation science in the health care system has finally failed or has lost the right to be examined, or 4. The examinee is in an ongoing examination procedure in such a course of study.

821 15 Scope and type of examination (1) The master’s examination consists of 1. successful participation in the modules listed in Appendix 1 with their courses, 2. the master’s thesis. (2) The examinations are to be taken in the order of -course-accompanying examinations (according to 13 para. 2) -master's thesis. (3) The examinations for Paragraph 1 No. 1 are taken as part of the respective course and take place in writing or orally. The type of examination performance is determined by the course leader and announced at the beginning of the course at the latest. (4) In justified exceptional cases, the Examination Board can approve a deviation from the sequence of examinations specified in Paragraph 2. With the approval, the resulting deadlines for the individual examinations are set at the same time. If these deadlines are missed, the examinations that have not yet been taken are assessed as "insufficient" (5.0), unless the candidate is not responsible for exceeding the deadline.

822 16 Master's thesis (1) The master's thesis should show that the candidate is able to independently work on a problem from the field of health services research and implementation science in the health care system using scientific methods within a specified period of time. (2) The master's thesis can be issued and supervised by any person authorized to examine in accordance with 6 Paragraph 1 Clause 1. (3) The candidate must start the master's thesis within four weeks of passing the last course-related examination at the latest or submit an application to the chairman of the examination board to assign a topic to the master’s thesis. If the examinee missed this deadline, the master's thesis is assessed as "insufficient" (5.0), unless the examinee is not responsible for exceeding the deadline. (4) The topic of the master's thesis is determined by the thesis supervisor in consultation with the candidate. Upon request, the chairman of the examination board ensures that the candidate receives a topic for the master’s thesis in good time. The examinee is to be given the opportunity to make suggestions for the topic; a legal claim is not established. The topic is issued by the chairman of the examination board; the time of issue is to be put on record. (5) The time from the issue of the topic to the submission is six months. In exceptional cases, the examination board can extend the deadline by up to 6 weeks, during part-time studies by up to twelve weeks. If the processing deadline is not met, the master's thesis is assessed as "insufficient", unless the candidate is not responsible for exceeding the deadline. The topic can only be returned once and only within the first two weeks of the processing time.

823 (6) The subject, task and scope of the master's thesis are to be limited in such a way that the deadline for processing can be met. (7) The master's thesis can be written in German or English. Other languages ​​are possible with the approval of the examination board. (8) The master's thesis can also be done in the form of group work by up to three students. The contribution of the individual students must be clearly distinguishable and assessable, represent a substantial part of the work and meet the requirements according to Paragraph 1. (9) A manuscript (category original work) prepared according to the specifications of a relevant peer-reviewed specialist journal can also be submitted as a master’s thesis. This must be supplemented by an accompanying text of five to ten pages. 17 Submission and assessment of the master’s thesis (1) The master’s thesis must be submitted to the examination board in three bound copies and one digital copy in due time; The date of submission must be documented. The thesis should contain a summary. (2) When submitting the master’s thesis, the candidate must ensure in writing that he has written the work himself and that he has not used any sources or resources other than those specified.

824 (3) The master's thesis is assessed by two examiners, one of whom must be a university professor. The first examiner should be the supervisor of the thesis. The second examiner is appointed by the examination board; the candidate has the right to propose, but this does not give rise to any legal entitlement. The evaluation process should not exceed six weeks. (4) The grade results from the arithmetic mean of both grades; 12 applies accordingly. If there are deviations of more than one grade, the examination board will determine the grade of the master's thesis after hearing both examiners. In these cases he can call in a third examiner. 18 Passing the examination, overall grade (1) The Master’s examination is passed if all of the examinations according to 15 (1) have been assessed with at least sufficient (4.0). (2) When calculating the master’s mark in accordance with 12 para. 3, the module marks are weighted according to their credit points. The module grades with their numerical value are used for the calculation of the overall grade before rounding according to 12 para. 3.

825 19 Repetition of examinations, deadlines (1) Examinations that have not been passed or are considered not to be passed can be repeated once. Failed attempts at other universities are to be taken into account. A second repetition is only permitted in exceptional cases and only with a maximum of two course-related examinations. A second repetition of the master's thesis is not permitted. The chairman of the examination board decides on the granting of a second repeat examination at the request of the examinee. (2) It is not possible to repeat a passed examination. (3) Failed examinations must be repeated in the next but one semester at the latest. If this deadline is missed, the examination entitlement expires, unless the candidate is not responsible for the failure. (4) Failure to finally fail a compulsory module leads to exclusion from the course; in the case of compulsory elective modules and elective modules, failure to pass can be compensated for by successfully completing another module.

826 20 Master's degree and certificate (1) After taking the examination, a certificate will be issued within four weeks of the passed Master's examination, which contains the designation of the individual modules with the grades achieved in them (grade in accordance with 12 Para. 3 and numerical value), the assigned credit points and the overall grade of the master’s examination. The certificate bears the date on which the last examination was taken and must be signed by the dean of studies of the faculty and the chairman of the examination board. (2) The certificate is accompanied by a "Diploma Supplement" in German and English, which contains additional information about the content of the course and the course of the course and which adheres to the framework laid down in the "European Diploma Supplement Model". (3) At the same time as the certificate, a bilingual master’s certificate in German and English with the date of the certificate is issued. The award of the academic degree "Master of Science" is certified therein. The certificate is signed by the dean of studies of the faculty and the chairman of the examination board and the seal of the faculty is affixed to it. (4) If the Master’s examination is definitely not passed or if it is considered to have been definitely not passed, the chairman will issue a written notification with instructions on legal remedies. Upon request and upon submission of the relevant evidence, a certificate will be issued that contains the examinations performed and their grades, the examinations missing to pass the master’s examination and the note that the master’s examination has been definitively failed.

827 Section III: Final provisions 21 Invalidity of examinations (1) If the candidate has cheated in an examination and this fact only becomes known after the certificate has been issued, the examination board can subsequently correct the grades for those examinations that were cheated during the performance and declare the examination as failed in whole or in part. (2) If the prerequisites for admission to an examination were not met without the candidate trying to deceive and this fact only becomes known after the certificate has been issued, this deficiency will be remedied by passing the examination. If the admission was intentionally obtained wrongly, the examination board decides. (3) The examinee must be given the opportunity to make a statement before a decision is made. (4) The incorrect examination certificate must be withdrawn and, if necessary, a new one issued. With the incorrect examination certificate, the associated master’s certificate must also be withdrawn if the examination was declared "failed" due to deception. A decision according to Paragraph 1 and Paragraph 2 Clause 2 is excluded after a period of five years from the date of the examination certificate.

828 22 Inspection of the examination files After completion of the examination procedure, the candidate is granted access to the examination documents upon written request within a reasonable period of time. The application must be submitted within one year of the completion of the examination procedure. The chairperson of the examination board determines the time of the inspection. 23 Coming into force These examination regulations come into force on October 1st, 2015. Heidelberg, June 17, 2015 signed Prof. Dr. Bernhard Eitel Rector Annex 1: Full-time study schedule Annex 2: Part-time study schedule Annex 3: Modules and courses for the Master's degree in Health Services Research and Implementation Science

829 Appendix 1 Topic area I: Scientific principles and methods Topic area II: Health system Topic area III: Health services research and implementation science Topic area IV: Areas of application Semester 1 30 CP Semester 2 30 CP Semester 3 30 CP Key qualifications: patient orientation, counseling, moderation / presentation, English, interprof. Cooperation 4 CP 2 CP 4 CP Scientific Writing 1 sc. Letter 2a science Writing 2b Module 1: Scientific Work 10CP Module 2a: Scientific Methods 5 CP Module 2b: Scientific Methods 5 CP Module 3: Health System 5 CP Module 4: Management / Business Administration / Law 6 CP Module 5: Health Economics 5 CP Module 6: Basics of Health Services Research 6 CP Transfer Project 3 CP Module 7: Implementation Science 7 CP Module 8a: Quality Promotion and Evaluation 4 CP Module 8b: Quality Promotion and Evaluation 2 CP Module 9: Organizational Development and Change 8 CP Module 10: Application Areas of Health Services Research and Lecture Series 2 CP Module 11 a: Compulsory elective internship 1 6CP Module 11 b: Compulsory elective internship 2 6 CP semester 4 30 CP MASTER'S THESIS and colloquium (30CP)

831 07/06/2015 Appendix 3; Modules and courses of the Master’s degree in Health Services Research and Implementation Science in Healthcare Module name (abbr.) Module type Module scope; Contact hours / workload Courses ECTS credit points 10 semesters Semester 1 Module name (abbr.) Module type Module scope; Contact hours / workload Courses ECTS credit points 10 semesters Semesters 2 + 3 Module name (abbr.) Module type Module scope; Contact hours / workload Courses ECTS credit points 5 semesters Semester 1 Scientific work (knowledge) compulsory 80h / 300h Understanding and designing research processes The science system Scientific writing I Scientific methods (method) compulsory 100h / 300h Quantitative methods Qualitative methods Scientific writing 2 Health system (GeSys) compulsory 50h / 150h The German health system International comparison of ethics

832 Module name (abbr.) Module type Module scope; Contact hours / workload Courses Management / Business Administration / Law (Manag) Compulsory 60h / 180h Management Business Administration Law ECTS credit points 6 semesters Semester 2 Module name (abbr.) Module type Module scope; Contact hours / workload Courses ECTS credit points 5 semesters Semester 3 Module name (abbr.) Module type Module scope; Contact hours / workload Courses ECTS credit points 6 semesters Semester 1 Health economics (GesÖko) Compulsory 50h / 150h Basics and theories of health economics Application in health services research Basic health services research (VF) Mandatory 60h / 180h Introduction health care research Health care structures and processes Patient orientation Epidemiology and public health

833 Module name (abbr.) Module type Module scope; Contact hours / workload Courses ECTS credit points 7 semesters Semester 2 Module name (abbr.) Module type Module scope; Contact hours / workload Courses Implementation Science (IW) compulsory 70h / 210h Basics of implementation Intervention and implementation Evidence-based and knowledge transfer Quality promotion and evaluation (Eval) Compulsory 60h / 180h Quality promotion evaluation ECTS credit points 6 semesters Semester 2 + 3 Module name (abbr.) Module type Module scope; Contact hours / workload Courses ECTS credit points 8 semesters Semester 3 Organizational development and change (Orga) Compulsory 80h / 240h Organizational development Organizational counseling Industrial and organizational psychology Module name (abbr.) Fields of application of health services research and lecture series (application) Module type Compulsory Module scope; 20h / 60h contact hours / workload courses Areas of application of health services research ECTS credit points 2 semesters semester 1

834 Module name (abbr.) Elective internship (internship) Module type Compulsory Module scope; 30h / 360h contact hours / workload Courses Accompanying seminar Internship ECTS credit points 12 (2x6) Semester Semester 2 + 3 Module name (abbr.) Module type Module scope; Contact hours / workload Courses Master’s thesis and colloquium (MA) Compulsory 15h / 900h Master’s thesis Master’s colloquium ECTS credit points 30 semesters Semester 4 Module name (abbr.) Module type Module scope; Contact hours / workload Courses ECTS credit points 10 semesters Semesters 1-3 Module name (abbr.) Module type Module scope; Contact hours / workload Courses key qualifications (SQ) compulsory 60h / 300h introduction and accompanying seminar Key qualifications transfer project (transfer) compulsory 20h / 90h accompanying seminar project work ECTS credit points 3 semesters Semester 1

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