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Health Campus Bad Kötzting

Health prevention and promotion

The tasks of the Gesundheitscampus Bad Kötzting in research and teaching are:

  •     the conceptual design, implementation and evaluation of municipal health management in the prevention region of Bad Kötzting
  •     the development, implementation and evaluation of models and concepts for individual, company and municipal health management
  •     the development of application-oriented health science study courses and certificate courses

Another task is the initiation, development and maintenance of cross-border relations with foreign universities in the field of health sciences, especially with the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen.

About the Health Campus Bad Kötzting

The Gesundheitscampus Bad Kötzting of the Technical University Deggendorf deals with application-oriented health science research and teaching.

It was officially opened on 22 October 2012 by the Bavarian Minister of State for Science, Research and the Arts, Dr. Wolfgang Heubisch.

With the help of private donors, the university has set up the following institutions on the health campus to fulfil its tasks:

  •     Institute for Cross Border Health Care Management Management: Prof. Dr. Horst Kunhardt
  •     Endowed Chair for Health Promotion and Prevention    Prof. Dr. Erich Wühr
  •     Endowed Chair of Telemedicine and Medical Media Management



Culturally sensitive cooperation in health care professions

The project 'Competence Centre in Bad Kötzting for the Training and Further Education of Nursing Staff and Health Professions in the Bavarian-Czech Border Region' carried out by the Deggendorf Technical University aims at strengthening the border region around Bad Kötzting. For this purpose, a competence centre is being set up, which is located regionally in the rooms of the health campus in the vocational school Bad Kötzting provided by the district of Cham. The project is supported by the Bavarian State Ministry of Finance, State Development and Home Affairs.


The courses offered in the Competence Centre were aimed accordingly at personnel in the health care system from Germany and abroad who have been trained for one or more years, with a focus on promoting specialist expertise and knowledge of German within the framework of the recognition of foreign nursing qualifications, support in completing the three-year nursing training course in Germany and imparting skills for meeting different cultures in the health care system.

In addition to the courses offered, a regional network with actors in the health care system was formed within the framework of the project. In network conferences, the current developments in the project were discussed and information exchanged.

Accompanying course for nurses with foreign professional qualifications to support the preparation for a successful completion of recognition measures.

The accompanying course offers specialist knowledge, language development and practical training. It accompanies the participants in the self-responsible preparation for the successful completion of recognition measures. In addition, nursing staff who have already received their professional recognition and are interested in seminars in intercultural exchange are also very welcome. Thanks to this support, there are currently no course fees. In order to benefit as much as possible, we recommend German language skills in area B2 (which is also relevant in the professional recognition process) or upper B1.

What we are interested in

Together we work on realistic care situations, the necessary specialist knowledge and go through the phases of the care process. Both the needs of the course participants and the experiences of the seminar leaders influence the selection and sequence of the topics, which are theoretically and practically deepened.

The course contains:

  •     Lectures, group work and texts on current nursing knowledge, national regulations and laws.
  •     Accompanied practical exercises to deepen your skills
  •     Reflections on professional self-image and cultural issues
  •     above all, language support for nursing care subjects
  •     two personal learning counselling sessions
  •     seminar accompaniment in adaptation courses and support for targeted preparation for aptitude and knowledge tests according to the specifications of the respective district government.

Additional offers
Support in arranging internships and finding suitable language courses with a target level of German B2



The basic course "Kulturbegleiter in Gesundheitsberufen" (Cultural Accompaniers in Health Care Professions) offers leaders, practical instructors and other multipliers in nursing who dare to take an international look at nursing concepts and professional identities a profound short course on culturally sensitive nursing and teamwork. Thanks to support from the Bavarian State Ministry of Finance, State Development and Home Affairs, the course is currently free of charge.

The content and methods worked on can be transferred and expanded to other cultural dimensions later on in the course of self-directed and/or constructive seminars - for example with regard to generations, graduates from nursing training and studies (in a quality-oriented Skill & Grade Mix), questions of corporate culture or understanding of nursing.

The course covers 6 seminar days in approximately 3 months. They are connected by practice-accompanying exercises.



You have successfully completed a nursing assistant training course at home or abroad? Would you like to shorten your nursing training by 1 year? Then we can offer you a training group, seminars and support in shortening your nursing training. Thanks to the support of the Bavarian State Ministry of Finance, State Development and Home Affairs, the course is currently free of charge.

Lively learning in small groups
In a total of 18 days we walk together through the contents of the 1st training year. You will receive seminars in which you will succinctly grasp the essentials of a subject area, practice and at the same time be able to establish connections to your practical experience. Together with our competent learning counselling, you can already cope with the shortening of your training in the 2nd year of training and thus have free capacity for exam preparation in the 3rd year.




In addition to the courses offered at the Gesundheitscampus Bad Kötzting, a regional network with actors in the health care system was formed within the framework of the project. In network conferences the current developments in the project were discussed and information was exchanged.




Technische Hochschule Deggendorf
Kompetenzzentrum Bad Kötzting

Landshuter Str. 1e
93444 Bad Kötzting