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Healthcare Technology
On-Campus Study Programmes

The Healthcare Technology study programmes are unique in the whole of Europe. In these courses of study, you will acquire know-how from orthopaedic technology and the sciences of medicine, biomechanics, materials and engineering. The skills that you acquire here will enable you to enter professional fields in internationally growing industries.



The three following study programmes in Healthcare Technology are accredited and state-recognised:

Your Benefits

    • Study programmes unique in the whole of Europe
    • Innovative courses of study with high practical relevance
    • Small learning groups, intensive supervision
    • Good career opportunities in internationally growing industries

      Bachelor of Science

      Interdisciplinary study programme involving content from medicine, orthopaedic technology and biomechanics, which qualifies graduates to take responsibility for using demanding and complex technology directly on human beings.

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      Medical Orthobionics
      Master of Science

      Study programme for graduates of medical studies, who would like to specialise in orthopaedic technology

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      Sports/Rehab Engineering
      Master of Science

      Professional development study programme with an engineering science focus, e.g. for sports scientists, natural scientists and engineers

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      New Occupational Profiles in an Industry of the Future

      The orthopaedic technology industry has developed exponentially. From its traditional artisanal roots, it has developed into a high-tech industry. Computer-controlled knee prostheses afford leg amputees virtually unrestricted mobility, athletes with a handicap achieve personal bests using sports equipment made from state-of-the-art materials like carbon or titanium, and wheelchairs made of the same material can be lifted and manoeuvred using one hand.


      Completely new occupational profiles are required to take account of the development of the industry. Specialists who not only have the manual skills, but also the necessary academic knowledge are required. Our study programmes are assuming an international pioneer role in this respect.

      Best Possible Conditions for Your Studies

      As a result of establishing the ZHT Zentrum für Healthcare Technology (Centre for Healthcare Technology) in 2011, the PFH provides you with state-of-the-art technical equipment in spacious premises at Göttingen University Clinic to enable you to be successful in your studies.



      Strong Partners for an Innovative Teaching and Research Area

      While developing the courses of study, PFH worked closely together with an industry network, which ensures the highest quality for our students. Otto Bock HealthCare GmbH from Duderstadt, the global market leader in orthopaedic technology, was an important source of inspiration in the development of our study programmes. The company promotes university-level training in Germany to enable physically handicapped people to participate as fully as possible in life using innovative technical solutions. Other partners in the Healthcare Technology education network that were closely involved in the development of the programmes include the Federal Academy of Orthopaedic Technology (BUFA) in Dortmund, the Federal German Association for Orthopaedic Technology, the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO) and the University Medical Centre Göttingen (UMG). This ensures the practical reference of research and teaching and our graduates' career prospects.