Objective The aim of this study was to analyse accredited study programmes of health services research in Germany at Master's degree level regarding their structural data and content. Methods Using a descriptive qualitative design, all included plans of study courses, module handbooks and descriptions of the Master's degree programmes were analysed. Results The Master's degree programmes were similar in their structural elements as well as in their content of education. They aim at enhancing competences related to the areas of health services research to identify health care needs and to develop, initiate, evaluate and critically assess innovative care strategies across disciplines. Discussion Although the content is similar, the study programmes focus on specific aspects that allow students to choose a certain programme depending on their preferences. A next step can be the development of a core curriculum that takes into consideration further findings and the discourse of different stakeholders.
|Translated title of the contribution||Educational Programmes in Health Services Research in Germany: Current State and Future Perspectives|
|Publication status||Published - 12.2020|
Research Areas and Centers
- Research Area: Center for Population Medicine and Public Health (ZBV)