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Study Objectives & Qualification Profile

The current development towards a communication and service society brings with it new influencing factors such as increasing pressure to perform and succeed, increased work demands in tighter time frames, increasing work speed through more efficient communication technology, digitization, precarious employment ("new self-employment") and longer working lives.

The modern world of work requires advanced methods of promoting the health and performance of working people and thus the productivity of companies. Occupational and Organizational Medicine is a holistic, preventive and interdisciplinary approach to promoting and maintaining physical and mental health and performance.

Study Objectives

Graduates of the study can

  • Assume the occupational health care of a company in accordance with the Employee Protection Act,
  • As a health manager, you will be able to help shape projects and processes in a company.

Occupational Medicine deals with the interactions between work, health and illness. Its aim is to maintain and promote people's physical and mental health and their individual ability to perform and work as well as possible.

Organizational Medicine also provides a holistic, systemic approach to maintaining and optimising the use of "human resources". Organisational physicians fulfil a management function themselves or advise people who exercise a management function. Depending on the requirements, organisational physicians are medical consultants, coaches, facilitators, mediators or project managers.

The focus of the “MSc Occupational and Organizational Medicine” study has two main objectives: acquiring the required theoretical content (= knowledge competence) and practicing and applying this knowledge based on concrete examples (= action competence). An explanation of medical, psychological, technological and economic contexts plays just as important a role as preparation for functioning as an independent, expert advisor for employers and employees. In addition, methods for dealing with concrete problems are practiced and competences in the area of process and project management are acquired or expanded.