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physician assistant / medical care b.sc.

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A still very young profession in the German healthcare system is the physician assistant. This is a medical assistant profession to support doctors in the treatment of patients. The pre-requisite is academic training based on a degree. This provides you with the specialist medical knowledge and formal requirements to independently carry out activities that can be delegated by doctors to patients, taking into account ethical and business management aspects. The degree programme "Physician Assisitant/Medical Care" will be offered by the Deggendorf Institute of Technology in the winter semester 2021/2022. The degree programme comprises a standard period of study of eight semesters and includes a study-integrated practical semester at cooperation partners (e.g. clinics, medical practices, MVZ) of the Deggendorf Institute of Technology.

fact sheet physician assistant / medical care

Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Duration: 8 semesters (4 years)

Start: October (winter semester)

Location: Deggendorf

Taught in: German (see language requirements)

Admission requirement:

  • General German university entrance qualification, or please check your eligibilty at the DAAD if you own an international qualification
  • Or 3-year training in a health profession + 3 years of professional experience

Prerequisites: Knowledge of basic biological subjects and Latin would be an advantage

Fees: No tuition fees, only €62 student services fee per semester

Enquiries: welcome@th-deg.de prospective student advisors

career prospects

The profession of a physician assistant involves the independent performance of activities in various clinical areas, delegated and supervised by a doctor. As a physician assistant, you support the doctor in making diagnoses and carrying out therapeutic procedures. During your studies, you will acquire application- and action-oriented medical and scientific knowledge and will be qualified to act as a doctor, without, however, being responsible for practising medicine yourself. The physician assistant represents an interface between the doctor and the medical staff. The current areas of employment and activitiy for physician assistants include most internal medicine and surgical disciplines in clinical facilities. Whether in trauma surgery, orthopaedics, emergency admissions, functional diagnostics, neurology, geriatrics, gastroenterology, cardiac, general and visceral surgery, transplant medicine or wound and vascular medicine. In outpatient care, especially in rural areas, physician assistants in private practices or medical centres also take over delegable, medical patient care. Other fields of application are organisational management tasks in medical care, health promotion, rehabilitation and prevention.

subject overview

Overview of lectures and courses, SWS (Semesterwochenstunden = weekly hours/semester) and ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) in the Bachelor's degree Physician Assistant.

1. Semester SWS ECTS
Anatomy 4 5
Physiology 4 5
Basics in Natural Sciences 4 5
Communication and Conversation Management 4 5
Histology / Embryology 4 5
Module-specific Seminars 4 5
2. Semester SWS ECTS
Neuroanatomy 4 5
Neurophysiology 4 5
Scientific Working, Statistics 4 5
Biochemistry / Molecular Biology 4 5
Microbiology 4 5
Module-specific Seminars 4 5
3. Semester SWS ECTS
Basics of Pharmacology 4 5
Internal Medicine 8 10
Pathology and Pathophysiology 4 5
Practice (Professional Field Exploration) 4 5
Module-specific Seminars 4 5
4. Semester SWS ECTS
Mental Health 4 5
Operating Theatre Management/Assistancec 4 5
Digitalisation and Documentation 4 5
Emergency Medicine 4 5
Classification and Models of Health and Disease 4 5
Module-specific Seminars 4 5
5. Semester SWS ECTS
Clinical Medical Placement   24
Practical Seminar 2 3
Practice Deepening Seminar 2 3
6. Semester SWS ECTS
Hygiene 4 5
Med. Laboratory and Equipment Technology 4 5
Operative Medicine 8 10
Health Education, Legal Basics 4 5
Systemic Medicine 4 5
7. Semester SWS ECTS
Palliative Care 4 5
IGM, BGM, QM, Public Health 4 5
Prevention and Rehabilitation 4 5
Special Areas of Clinical Medicine 8 10
Digital Health 4 5
8. Semester SWS ECTS
Health Economics 4 5
Case and Care Management 4 5
Current Aspects of Clinical Care 4 5
Bachelor Module   15
Bachelor Thesis   12
Bachelor Seminar 2 3

cooperation partners

During their studies, our students complete two practical assignments in our cooperation institutions. In the third semester this is the occupational field exploration, in the fifth semester the clinical-medical internship. The students are supported in the planning and organisation by the AGW Practice Department.

Our cooperation partners are listed below. The list is constantly being expanded.

  • AMEOS Klinikum Inntal, Jakob-Weindler-Straße 1, 84359 Simbach am Inn
  • Arberlandkliniken
    • Viechtach, Karl-Gareis-Straße 31, 94234 Viechtach
    • Zwiesel, Arberlandstraße 1, 94227 Zwiesel
  • Passauer Wolf
    • Bad Gögging, Am Brunnenforum 5, 93333 Bad Gögging
    • Bad Griesbach, Bürgermeister-Hartl-Platz 1, 94086 Bad Griesbach
    • Nittenau, Eichendorffstraße 21, 93149 Nittenau