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Health Service Qualifications –
Offers from Saxony

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Dear readers,
Health care for all citizens is one of
our time’s great challenges. It requires
great commitment and well qualified
people. A qualified and specialized
workforce safeguards our health care
system’s future ability to provide good
health care for everyone.
Saxon institutions assist you in further
qualifying your health care staff. Our
brochure on “Health Service Qualifica-
tions – Offers from Saxony“ provides
an overview of the wide range of
health care training schemes available.
It is the aim of this brochure to give
an overview of potential training and
further training courses as well as spe-
cially tailored consultancy and train-
ing measures in Saxony. The selection
ranges from postgraduate courses at
private universities to the setting up of
concrete care networks.
Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,
der Freistaat Sachsen ist reich an
Kultur, an wunderschöner Land-
schaft und an Geschichte. Der größ-
te Reichtum aber sind die Menschen,
die hier leben. Mit Ideen und Tatkraft
haben sie mehr als einmal bewiesen,
dass sie Herausforderungen angehen
und gemeinsam ihre Zukunft gestal-
ten.
Wir setzen uns dafür ein, dass un-
ser Land weiter lebens- und liebens-
wert und unsere Wirtschaft wett-
bewerbsfähig bleibt. Dazu brauchen
wir motivierte Menschen in Sachsen
mit Bildung und Qualifikation. Wir
brauchen darüber hinaus aber auch
ausländische Fachkräfte. In den Be-
reichen Forschung, Medizin oder in
der IT-Branche können gut ausgebil-
dete Zuwanderer für Sachsen zu Ga-
ranten unseres Wohlstandes werden.
The training offers can be combined
with one another. Particular considera-
tion is given to matters relating to the
increasing aging of society in each of
the training opportunities.
Despite the different social secu-
rity systems and the various cultural
groups, much of the content of medi-
cal, nursing and managerial training is
universally applicable and transferable.
We are always happy to welcome nurs-
ing staff, physicians and scientists who
want ti receive training or do research
in the Free State of Saxony.
We appreciate your interest an d look
forward to working together with you.
Christine Clauß
State minister
Foreword

4 | Contents list
Contents list
General Information
Page | 05
Language requirements
Page | 07
Degree Courses
Page | 17
Medical Training and Specialist Training
Page | 33
Qualified Surgical Training
Page | 45
Nursing and Nursing Management
Page | 51
Training in non-academic healthcare professions
Page | 67
Qualifications
Page | 83
Planning and Consultancy
Page | 107
Development of Care Networks
Page | 117
Photo credit
Page | 124

General Information | 5
General Information
This brochure is intended for both men and women. For rea-
sons of clarity we have not provided the separated use of
the female form.
The courses and seminars listed here are intended to pro-
vide for the structured collaboration and systematic quali-
fication of employees from academic and non-academic
healthcare professions. By and large, they can be combined
with one another. In addition, it is possible to develop fur-
ther service offers to meet particular needs. Specific details
can easily be co-ordinated

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Dr. Kornelia Möser
Dresden International University (DIU)
Freiberger Straße 37
01067 Dresden
Telephone: +49 351 40470-120
E-Mail: kornelia.moeser@di-uni.de
Contacts:
Stabsstelle für Gesundheitswirtschaft
(Administrative Department for Health Care Management)
Saxon State Ministry of Social affairs and
Consumer Protection
Albertstraße 10
01097 Dresden
Telephone: +49 351 564-5638 or -5781
EMail: gesundheitswirtschaft@sms.sachsen.de

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Language requirements

8 | Language requirements
The courses and services are all offered in German or Eng-
lish. In the case of certain services, e.g. qualification cours-
es, an interpreter can be hired for a fee. For regular career
training (e.g. as a nurse) or further training (e.g. training as
a specialist), a particular language level is required.
In the European Union, the level of the qualification is de-
termined according to the Common European Framework
of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The CEFR is a system
that describes the learning and teaching of languages and
the assessment of language skills according to common cri-
teria and allows them to be compared. It has now become
the recognised frame of reference throughout all of Europe
for describing language skills.
The intended aim is the enabling of transnational compa-
rability of language qualifications. In addition, the CEFR
makes the mutual recognition of language qualifications
easier and provides a basis for developing lesson plans, ex-
ams and text books.
The GER comprehensively illustrates language knowledge,
language proficiency and language use at three levels. These
three levels are each broken down into two sub-levels.
In order to complete specialist training in Germany, the
participant must have at least a level of B2. For work shad-
owing, the B1 level suffices. In order to attain the required
language skills, it is necessary to complete 640-680 teach-
ing units (one teaching unit = 45 minutes). The Goethe
Institut offers such language courses; if desired, accom-
modation can also be booked together with the course.
The individual courses are described in more detail on the
next few pages.
Language requirements
A
Basicuse of language
A 1
Beginner
A 2
Basic
knowledge
B 1
Advanced
language
knowledge
B 2
Independent
language
knowledge
C 1
Expert
language
knowledge
C 2
Native-speaker
like
competency
B
Independent use of language
C
Proficient use of language

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Language requirements | 9
German courses
Intensiv 4
85 teaching units
Monday to Friday, 5 teaching units
optional, Mornings or afternoons
Included in the price
1,045 EUR
45 teaching units
Monday to Friday, 5 teaching units
optional, Mornings or afternoons
Included in the price
595 EUR
Length of course:
Lessons:
Teaching material:
Fees:
Intensiv 2
The Goethe Institut offers classes at all levels of the European
Framework of Reference, from A1 to C2. In order to attain the
B2 level required for doctors, it is necessary for those with no
prior knowledge of German to complete 7 to 9 months, each
containing 85 teaching units.
At the beginning of the course, a test will be carried out to
determine one’s level, while at the end participants have the
opportunity to sit one of the Goethe exams, recognised all
over the world. Along with independent and supervised study
in the media library, the teaching materials are included in
the course fee.
Further information at:
www.goethe.de/dresden
General language courses
Monthly Intensiv 4 and Intensiv 2 courses at all levels of the European Framework of Reference, from A1 to C2:
Teaching unit = One 45 minute lesson
Terminology course:
German for healthcare professionalse
The focus is on communications training and is aimed at
doctors and clinical staff. Included in the course are: medi-
cal and pharmaceutical terminology, writing doctors’ notes
and formal documents, training in talking to patients, the
German health system and case presentations.
The length of the course includes an optional extra 20, 40 or
80 teaching units. The requirement is a language ability of
level B2. The course can also be booked as a supplement to
a general language course.
Further information at:
www.goethe.de/medicalgerman
Additional offers
Phonetic course:
This course teaches the phonetical structures of German
and gives special training in pronunciation.
Conversation course:
Course content includes everyday conversation, figures of
speech and everyday situations.
Both courses can be booked as additional lessons in the af-
ternoon. The length of the course will be determined upon
request and depending on demand.

10 | Language requirements
Exams:
All exams for the European Framework of Reference from
A1 to C2 are offered each month at the Goethe Institut. The
examination certificates are recognised all over the world.
Prices and dates are available at:
www.goethe.de/ins/de/ort/dre/prf/deindex.htm
Accommodation:
The Goethe Institut offers furnished single rooms with use
of a bathroom and kitchen facilities in the guest house or
private accommodation for 450 EUR a month. Bed linen,
towels and tableware are included.
Equipment and services:
All classrooms are equipped with a projector and com-
puter, while a number of them also have an interactive
whiteboard
Free use of the multimedia facilities in the media library
Free WLAN
Cafeteria
Extensive culture and recreational programme: excur-
sions to places of interest
The Goethe Institut offers optional health insurance and
an airport transfer (on request).
Target group:
Doctors and clinical staff
Duration:
All year round in 4 week cycles
Intensiv 2: approx. 2 weeks
Intensiv 4: approx. 4 weeks
Additional offers: all year round, on request
Fees:
General language courses: 595 to 1,045 EUR
Additional offer:
Courses in German for medical professionals: 269 to 4,720 EUR,
depending on the scope
Phonetic courses; conversation courses: Price on request
Contact:
Director of the institute
Ms. Kristina Pavlovic
Königsbrücker Straße 84
01099 Dresden
Telephone: +49 351 80011-12
E-Mail: dresden@goethe.de
Website:
www.goethe.de/dresden
Institution:
The Goethe-Institut Dresden is one of 13 institutes in Germany. The Goethe-
Institut is a market leader in the field of teaching German as a foreign language
and offers year-round German courses and examinations re cognised around
the world at all levels of the Common European Framework of Reference. Ar-
ranging suitable accommodation in guest houses, hostels or in private accom-
modation is also part of the Goethe service, as well as an exciting cultural and
recreational programme that offers the opportunity to get better acquainted
with cultural and traditional aspects of the country.

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Training healthcare industry professionals
from abroad in the German language
TUDIAS has a rich and varied experience not just in foreign
language training but also in preparatory courses for uni-
versity, as well as extra occupational German training for
overseas students. Every year, approx. 1,000 international
participants from around 55 nations complete this train-
ing.
We offer German training for overseas students at all levels
of the Common European Framework of Reference for Lan-
guages (CEFR). We offer the following training in the Ger-
man language for healthcare industry professionals from
abroad:
Offer 1: Preparatory basic and intermediate level course at the levels A1 to B1
Offer 2: Intermediate level course at the level B2
Length:
600 teaching units of 45 minutes each
Monday to Friday, 6 units per day
Objective:
The German preparatory course begins with basic training in the German lan-
guage. It teaches the fundamental aspects of grammar and basic vocabulary,
thereby developing language skills like speaking, listening, reading and writ-
ing.
Prior knowledge required:
None
Length:
300 teaching units of 45 minutes each
Monday to Friday, 6 units per day
Objective:
Building on the knowledge taught in the preparatory course, this course sees
the consolidation of basic grammar and vocabulary as well as instruction in
intermediate level grammar and the expansion of vocabulary. Reading and lis-
tening comprehension and proficiency in speaking and writing are
developed further.
Prior knowledge required:
Level B1 CEFR
In addition, phonetic and conversation training courses can be provided in the afternoon.

12 | Language requirements
In order to prepare overseas workers for the equivalence as-
sessment that needs to be completed successfully, an ap-
propriate preparatory training course can be provided in
the afternoon. The scope, time and duration of this extra
offer are co-ordinated on an individual basis in the respec-
tive groups depending on participants’ actual level of knowl-
edge, and designed in conjunction with us.
The training can, if desired, culminate in a language test. The
participant will then receive proof of the language level they
have reached, issued in the form of a certificate.
We are happy to support the integration of overseas work-
ers into German everyday life and culture via a supervised
tutorial in the afternoons or at the weekend, which involves
offers and excursions as part of regional and cultural stud-
ies. Furthermore, participants have the opportunity to use
the libraries (SLUB [University Library Dresden] and city li-
braries) and the multimedia language centre at the TU Dres-
den (University of Technology), as well as the opportunity
to make contact with German and overseas tutors from the
very beginning and exchange experiences.
We are happy to lend assistance in the search for appropri-
ate accommodation.
Target group:
Foreign professionals
Duration:
Offer 1: 5 months
Offer 2: 10 weeks
Fees:
Depending on the number of participants, the course fees come to:
11 to 15 participants 900 EUR per person/month
7 to 10 participants 950 EUR per person/month
4 to 6 participants 1,000 EUR per person/month
Plus the cost of teaching material (30 EUR per person for each language level)
Contact:
TUDIAS gemeinnützige GmbH
Ms. Christine Warnke
Freiberger Straße 37
01067 Dresden
Telephone: +49 351 40470 201
E-Mail: christine.warnke@tudias.de
Website:
www.tudias.de
Institution:
TUDIAS is a non-profit organisation founded in 1999, whose principal activi-
ties entail designing training opportunities in the area of further education and
making them accessible to all interested parties. The choice of offers ranges
from teaching foreign languages to interested parties, through the teaching of
soft skills to students, to conducting international spring and summer courses
for overseas citizens. TUDIAS also conducts a nationally recognised course of
lectures, sponsored under private law, which prepares overseas university ap-
plicants in particular for entry to German universities.

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Successful integration of overseas
specialised workers in hospitals
The WORLD ACADEMY prepares hospital management for
the integration of overseas workers. It supports overseas
workers in confidently dealing with German colleagues
and patients and sees them through their successful in-
tegration into Germany. The WORLD ACADEMY offers the
following programmes:
Cross-cultural assessment
The targeted allocation of staff and conducting potential
analysis for employees are important factors for success.
The standardised testing procedure shows the extent to
which the personal qualities and characteristics of workers
from abroad correspond with German culture. Using these
results, personal development measures for a smooth and
timely integration can be put in place.
Successful management of overseas specialised
workers
In the course of the training, managers of health and
nursing facilities will learn important information about
and the means for the successful integration of overseas
workers. Utilising the potential of cross-cultural employ-
ees, cross-cultural team management and the means for
timely, effective co-operation are all part of the training.
Preparatory family training
The most common causes behind overseas workers aban-
doning their posts are family related. In order for their
family members to also feel at home in Germany as quick-
ly as possible, our native trainers of partners and children
provide targeted preparation in their native country or
in Germany. We teach the essential facts about German
culture and increase their ability to comfortably deal with
unfamiliar stressful situations.
Culture specific training for overseas workers
This training coaches workers in German culture. German
cultural standards, value systems and procedures, the ef-
fects of a cross-cultural background on your professional
and personal life and the measures for confident social in-
teraction, as well as the factors that lead to a successful
integration, are all part of the training.
Influence of the German value system on hospital man-
agement in Germany
This workshop outlines the influence of the German culture
and value system on the organisation, process design and
management of hospitals, so that overseas hospital workers
gain a better understanding of the organisational structures,
processes and work culture in Germany.

14 | Language requirements
Target group:
Managers of health and nursing facilities, staff counsel, commercial manage-
ment, overseas specialised workers, nursing (specialised) workers, family mem-
bers of overseas workers
Duration:
1 to 4 days
Preparatory training for overseas workers and their families
(on-site/in Germany)
1 to 2 days
Integration training
0,5 days
Cross-cultural assessment
Fees:
650 to 1,200 EUR Preparatory training for overseas workers
525 EUR
Preparatory family training
350 to 690 EUR
Integration training
450 EUR
Cross-cultural assessment
Price on request
Influence of the German value system on hospital
management in Germany
Contact:
WORLD ACADEMY Hauptsitz
Daetz-Centrum (Lichtenstein)
Ms. Deniz Kayadelen
Schlossallee 2
09350 Lichtenstein/Sachsen
Telephone: +49 37204 5858 23
E-Mail: d.kayadelen@the-world-academy.com
Website:
www.the-world-academy.com
Institution:
The WORLD ACADEMY offers cross-cultural qualification at the highest level.
It prepares hospital management for the integration of overseas specialised
workers and supports overseas doctors in confidently dealing with German col-
leagues and patients and sees them through their successful work in Germany.

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English for nursing staff and
for employees working at reception
This course offers all those in the field of nursing or em-
ployees working at reception the opportunity to facilitate
or improve communication with all patients who use the
English language by means of specialised vocabulary, typi-
cal figures of speech and dialogue. It is worth noting that
the relevant teaching material for participants also offers
the ideal opportunity for independent revision following the
short 12 hour course, as the German translation is provided
for almost everything. The well-spaced layout of the teach-
ing material also means that the pronunciation of words can
easily be noted between the lines – as you know, the pro-
nunciation and spelling of words in English differs greatly,
and for this reason appropriate exercises form an impor-
tant part of the course. You can look forward to an English
course that is full of humour and designed in a richly varied
manner using video and audio tracks.
Speaker: Dr. paed. (Doctor of pedagogy) Jörg Matthes (free-
lance lecturer)

16 | Language requirements
Target group:
Course I: Nursing staff
Course II: Employees working at reception
Duration:
4 dates with 3 teaching hours each
Fees:
155 EUR per course
Contact:
Universitätsklinikum Carl Gustav Carus Dresden
at the Technischen Universität Dresden AöR
Carus Akademie
Fetscherstraße 74
01307 Dresden
Registration:
Ms. Kathrin Hildebrandt
Alemannenstraße 14
01309 Dresden
Telephone: +49 351 458-5175
Telefax: +49 351 458-5761
E-Mail: kathrin.hildebrandt@uniklinikum-dresden.de
Website:
www.uniklinikum-dresden.de/carusakademie
Institution:
The Carus Akademie at the Carl Gustav Carus University Clinic Dresden of-
fers general, but also individual, training and further training courses for all
business areas and external applicants. The area of training in the Department
of Professional Schools has the function of continually selecting and training
suitable applicants to a high standard, to ensure a continued supply of talented
new non-physician medical staff for the whole University Clinic and its associ-
ated businesses. The area of further training in the Department of Continuing
Professional Development develops and offers training as classroom-based and
in-house courses; online and blended learning courses are in the planning stag-
es. In the Department of First and Second Cycle Education, the Carus Akademie
at the Carl Gustav Carus University Clinic Dresden is developing programmes
of study in collaboration with Dresden International University (DIU) that will
lead to a Bachelor of Science degree in parallel with training. At present the
training on offer includes healthcare and nursing or children’s nursing, physi-
otherapy and obstetrics. Training courses developed and run for the University
Clinic generally involve a strong level of transfer of knowledge from day-to-day
activity in the clinic, and a high level of quality in theory and practice.

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Kolumnentitel | 17
Degree Courses

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18 | Degree Courses
Lifelong learning begins at childhood
Learning software for children of
pre-school and primary school age
“Your heart beats non-stop for your whole life,” says Paul,
before explaining how and why the human heart pumps
blood around the body.
As early as pre-school, children are interested in the fact
that they can hear their friend’s heart beating when they
place an ear to their chest. They realise that it beats faster
when they exert themselves. From the outside, they can’t
see any of the work that the heart carries out, but they
can guess where the blood is flowing through their vessels
and can feel their pulse. This small learning package for
children of pre-school and primary school age assists their
imaginative powers and initial understanding of these vital
processes.
The learning package consists of learning software which
can also be used on a section by section basis by brainy five
year-olds under the supervision of adults. A small handbook
for parents, tutors and teachers is also included, providing
a summary of the learning software’s individual topics and
chapters. Rounding off the offer is a didactically oriented
Duration:
eLearning and practical arts and crafts assignments lasting approx. 10 hours
Languages:
German, English, Czech, Polish, Russian, Arabic, Spanish (previously only avail-
able in German)
Fees:
Software is 20 EUR with manual incl. colouring book 30 EUR, and arts and
crafts box for every 6 children 59.95 EUR with Tablet PC Junior 249.95 EUR
www.unser-herz-in-der-kiste.de.
Contact:
Adj. Professor Dr. Ing (Doctor of Engineering) Ute Morgenstern
Georg-Schumann-Straße 9 · 01069 Dresden
Telephone: +49 351 463 34228
E-Mail: ute.morgenstern@tu-dresden.de
Website:
www.unser-herz-in-der-kiste.de
http://ibmt.et.tu-dresden.de
www.theragnosos.de
·
www.tu-dresden.de
Institution:
GWT-TUD GmbH
Association for the Transfer of Knowledge
arts and crafts set, with materials and outlines as well as a
manual for adults with tips on how to familiarise children
with the topics in a playful manner. The software is marked
with the title “recommended for the lessons”.

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Degree courses at Dresden
International University (DIU)
Healthcare Management, MBA
Key areas:
Financing and organisation of healthcare systems (in-
cluding remuneration/payment for healthcare services,
healthcare policy and insurance systems)
Hospital management (including process-based organi-
sation in hospitals, psychology of the organisation, per-
sonnel and management development, activity based
costing, BSC, hospital controlling, medicine controlling
and hospital financing)
Strategic management and healthcare models (including
profit centre structure, marketing, managed care, disease
management, practice management)
Quality management and legal principles (including pa-
tient satisfaction, employee satisfaction, quality man-
agement in both in- and out-patient care)
Evaluation of healthcare services (including health econ-
omy, biometrics, epidemiology, study designs)
Process design and optimisation (including process man-
agement, optimisation of treatment/clinical pathways,
hospital logistics, patient information systems, person-
nel management information systems)
Target group:
Doctors, specialised employees and management of the specialist community,
health insurance companies, hospitals and care institutions, employees of the
pharmaceutical industry
Duration:
2 years (extra occupational)
Fees:
17,000 EUR

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Target group:
Doctors, psychologists, pastoral workers, social workers, nurse scientists and
nursing staff working in palliative care (Participants in the course must be eli-
gible for university admission.)
Duration:
Degree: Master of Science – Duration of 2 years
Fees:
15,000 EUR
Target group:
Pharmacists working in hospital pharmacies, university studies of pharmacy as
well as a medical licence as pharmacists and work experience in hospital phar-
macies
Duration:
Degree: Master of Science – Duration of 2 years
Fees:
15,000 EUR
Target group:
Licensed dentists
Duration:
Degree: Master of Science – Duration of 2 years
Fees:
24,000 to 29,000 EUR
Hospital pharmacy
Key areas:
Pharmacotherapy and treatment guidelines management
Health economics
Pharmaceutical production and analytics
Periodontology and implant treatment; furthermore: dentistry for children and the elderly
Palliative Care
Topics:
Epidemiological and therapeutic principles
Multiprofessional work
Symptom control and pain therapy
Neurology (apallic syndrome, brain death)
Grief, working with the bereaved, terminal care
Spirituality and the search for meaning at the end of
one’s life
Principles of teaching for adult education, public relations
Palliative care as a multi-professional und interdiscipli-
nary task (team work, collaboration with elderly care,
physiotherapy), burnout and supervision, paediatric pal-
liative care, ethnic distinctions, dementia, pulmonologi-
cal and cardiological disease patterns)
Communication in conflict situations
Clinical pharmaceutics
Law and quality management
Hospital hygiene
Teaching of current theoretical principles and practical skills.
Key areas:
Etiology of periodontal diseases
Evidence-based treatment planning
Hands-on teaching of minimally invasive and microsur-
gical methods of treatment
Practical implant treatment
Management of peri-implant inflammation

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Target group:
Doctors of medicine
Duration:
2 years (extra occupational)
Fees:
22,350 EUR
Target group:
Doctors/dentists
non-medical practitioners, physiotherapists, masseuses with an MT qualifica-
tion, occupational therapists, university entrance qualification required
Duration:
Degree: Bachelor of Science – Duration of 4 years (full-time)
Degree: Master of Science – Duration of 1 year
Fees:
535 EUR per month
Preventive Medicine, M. Sc.
Key areas:
Physiology and sociology of the aging process
Apparative und laboratory based medical diagnostics
Genetics, regenerative medicine and stem cell therapy
Stress and sequelae: individual and operational interven-
tion and prevention
Nutritional medicine, sports medicine, environmental
medicine exposure
Depression and anxiety disorders: dementia, ALS - Amyo-
trophic lateral sclerosis
For the basic training (Bachelor):
Embryology
Biomechanics
Autonomic nervous system
Neuroanatomy
Methodology and medicine
Practical semester
Chiropractic
Topics:
Histology, anatomy and physiology of the organ systems,
musculoskeletal system
Neurology, central nervous system, biochemistry
Pathology of the organ systems and musculoskeletal
system
Emergency and injection training
Men’s health and women’s health, endocrinology
Preventative cardiology
Oncology
Neurodegenerative diseases
Orthopaedics/osteology/rheumatology
Age related disorders of the eyes, hearing and speech
apparatus
COPD inter alia
For the Master:
Statistics at Master level, medicine, neurology/radiology
and psychosomatics
Clinical biomechanics, spinal biomechanics
Microbiology and infectious diseases, hygiene and pro-
tection against infection
Differential diagnostics and causal relationships, medi-
cal imaging and its analysis, protection against radiation
and X-ray technology
Osteopathy (extra occupational)/full-time osteopathy; also paediatric osteopathy

22 | Degree Courses
Target group:
Doctors or those with a medical or healthcare profession and with university
entrance qualification
Duration:
Degree: Bachelor of Science – Duration of 4 years
Degree: Master of Science – Duration of 1 year
Fees:
875 EUR per month
Target group:
Physiotherapists
Duration:
Degree: Bachelor of Science – Duration of 3 years
Degree: Master of Science – Duration of 1 year
Fees:
10,200 EUR (Bachelor)
15,000 EUR (Master)
Target group:
Nurses
Duration:
Degree: Bachelor of Science – Duration of 4 years
Fees:
11,000 EUR (full-time)
Nursing and rehabilitation
Key areas:
Foundations of empirical social research, general appli-
cation of research results and health sciences
Management theory, personal and social competences
Prevention sciences, care management, nursing scien-
ces, rehabilitation sciences
The health care system and professional law
Advanced nursing practice (including national and inter-
national developments, family-oriented nursing)
Physiotherapy
Key areas:
Training and kinesiology
Therapy sciences and professional conduct (including
pain management, sports medicine, sports therapy,
pharmacology, clinical psychology as well as the process
of diagnostics and treatment, clinical reasoning)
Specialist fields of work (including gerontology, oncolo-
gy, palliative care, craniomandibular dysfunction)
Healing wounds and pain management
Extended fields of work (including oncology, geriatrics,
palliative care, psychology, neonatology)
Physiotherapeutic measures
Rehabilitation and reintegration
Working in a network
Health care systems and business economics
Management theory, personal and social competences
Health sciences and application of research results (in-
cluding epidemiology, social sciences, educational the-
ory/didactics, health promotion/prevention, nutrition,
evidence-based treatment, physiotherapeutic assess-
ment, investigation and treatment methods)

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Duration:
5 day course with selected content with a total of 30 teaching units (6 teaching
units per day)
Fees:
Up to 10 participants: 1,950 EUR per participant
10 to 15 participants: 1,750 EUR per participant
15 to 20 participants: 1,500 EUR per participant
Contact:
Dresden International University (DIU)
Kompetenzzentrum für Gesundheitswissenschaften und Medizin
(Centre of Excellence for Health Sciences and Medicine)
Dr. Kornelia Möser
Freiberger Straße 37
01067 Dresden
Telephone: +49 351 40470-120
E-Mail: kornelia.moeser@di-uni.de
Website:
www.dresden-international-university.com
Institution:
In 2003, the DIU was established as a private company. Since then, the DIU has
been an academic institution that develops its objectives from the world of
work. By analysing this world of work, it identifies interdisciplinary subject areas
that depict the constantly emerging gaps between theoretical work skills and
the actual work capabilities. It hopes to combine job proximity and the direct
applicability of the knowledge acquired with scientific excellence. To this end, it
develops and implements training and further training courses on a job creat-
ing, extra occupational and career break basis.
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Management training for doctors
MBA programme at the HHL
Part-time MBA programme with the focus on “Leader-
ship and Global Experience”. The English language MBA
programme is aimed principally at specialised workers and
managers whose first university degree was not in the field
of management and who have at least three years’ work ex-
perience. It teaches up to date and very practically oriented
management skills in an international context. Soft skills like
social competence, leadership, ability to work as part of a
team and communication and decision-making abilities, all
of which are vital for a career in management, are taught
and experienced in an interdisciplinary manner and also
have an intensive international focus. Alongside highly in-
novative courses such as “negotiation” and “social network-
ing”, the participants also benefit in particular from the very
heterogeneous structure of the classes, an active network
and being able to exchange experiences with lecturers and
their classmates, who come from different industries and re-
nowned companies. “Outside the box thinking” is therefore
guaranteed. The programme ends with a “global immersion
seminar” in Boston, with visits to lectures at Harvard and
MIT. As an option, there is also the opportunity to attend in-
dividual courses at over 110 partner universities worldwide.
The course participants will benefit not only from the in-
novative curriculum, but also from HHL’s extensive alumni
network. Thanks to the participants’ various academic and
professional experiences from the fields of, amongst others,
engineering, medicine and law, cast studies and group work
offer an opportunity for a fresh exchange of views and to
learn from one another.
What does the MBA offer for doctors of medicine?
Contribution margins, profit and loss account, cost or ex-
pense – thanks to the so-called Fallpauschalengesetz [DRG
law] for remuneration of general hospital services, com-
prehensive management skills for doctors are becoming
increasingly important. However, knowledge of personnel
management and employee development and motivation is
not only essential for the head physician, but also for doc-
tors with their own doctor’s practice. Since this knowledge is
not taught in basic medical training, more and more doctors
are opting to do further training in the field of management.
Alongside courses that specialise in the health economy, the
“MBA” degree also offers doctors a rounded study of man-
agement generally.
Scarce resources, increasing competitive pressure and new
forms of health care provision – the demands on doctors in
relation to managerial skills is constantly increasing.
Dr. of medicine Christian Elsner, managing director of the
Schleswig-Holstein University Clinic, Campus Lübeck, and
an MBA alumnus of HHL, outlines the demands on doctors
in relation to management and leadership skills as follows:
“Along with expert knowledge about the healthcare and ac-
counting systems, nowadays doctors also need knowledge
about the overall political context. What’s more, they are
asked for an interdisciplinary approach in relation to busi-
ness and medical circumstances. Doctors must also be
familiar with tools for quick structuring and with making
decisions about complex business circumstances. Knowing
how to motivate employees is also becoming more and more
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Target group:
Doctors (the programme is directed at candidates from a non-business man-
agement background)
Duration:
17 weekends and 3 module weeks within 2 years
Fees:
30,000 EUR
(Fees are tax deductible, ESF support for an amount up to 80 % is possible in
Saxony)
Contact:
HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management
Ms. Petra Spanka
Jahnallee 59
04109 Leipzig
Telephone: +49 341 9851 730
E-Mail: petra.spanka@hhl.de
Website:
www.hhl.de
Institution:
HHL is a university institution and ranks among the leading international busi-
ness schools. The objective of the oldest business school in the German speak-
ing world is the training of capable, responsible and entrepreneurial-thinking
leaders. Alongside its international focus, the linking of theory and practice
also plays a prominent role. HHL distinguishes itself through excellent teaching,
a clear research orientation and practical knowledge transfer, as well as out-
standing services for its students.

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Bachelor of Science:
Health Management
Training objectives
Basic knowledge of health care systems, care models and
healthcare systems research in an international context;
Aptitude for planning, management/implementation and
evaluation of health programmes;
Aptitude for trans-institutional administrative activities
in the health care system;
Aptitude for a conceptual approach to health care sys-
tems with limited resources.
Professional skills and fields
Project management of health care system programmes
and of civil protection, e.g. in sickness/pension/accident
funds, insurance companies, emergency management
organisations, regional health authorities, development
services, WHO;
Analysis of aggregated data about the health system, e.g.
in ministries and higher authorities, umbrella organisa-
tions, sickness/pension/accident funds, insurance com-
panies, development services, WHO;
Management of institutions in the healthcare system,
e.g. in the case of health insurance, insurance compa-
nies, health authorities
Course content
In the first year of study (1st and 2nd semesters), students
are taught the basics of research and health sciences as well
as management behaviour. In addition, students receive a
solid grounding in economics. In the second year (3rd and
4th semesters), modules in the fields of statistics, social
law and project management are added, along with further
study of management and business knowledge.
The first practical experiences can be gained in the third se-
mester through an 8-week internship. The third year of study
(5th and 6th semesters) is initially shaped around the three
month practical project (5th semester). Students then have
the opportunity to mould their key areas of study and, for
example, specialise in programme planning in the healthcare
system or in healthcare systems research. The 6th semester
finishes with the Bachelor thesis.
Target group:
Candidates meeting the appropriate criteria for university entrance, including
holding a language certificate
Duration:
6 semesters of direct study, starting always in the winter semester
Fees:
Semester fee

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Bachelor of Science: Nursing management
Master of Sciences: Health Care Management
Training objectives
Basic knowledge of strategic and operative management
tasks in healthcare and social services, particularly in re-
lation to elderly care;
Aptitude for conceptual development and cross-linking
of nursing and social service industries in a national and
international context;
Acquisition of knowledge about (inter)national quality
management systems and their implementation;
Aptitude for a conceptual approach to the healthcare
and nursing systems with limited resources;
Acquisition of consultancy skills and gaining an aptitude
for trans-institutional administrative activities in the
healthcare and nursing systems.
Professional skills and fields
Management of the nursing service in hospitals and re-
habilitation centres; management of ambulatory servic-
es; management of elderly care and nursing institutions;
Consultancy activities for and at nursing and healthcare
institutions;
Entry requirements
an initial relevant higher education degree qualifying
students for entry into a profession with at least 180
ECTS
1
points or equivalent qualifications
a high level of motivation for the course, as demonstrat-
ed in a letter of intent
Development and realisation of operational health pro-
motion and personnel management;
Working in the fields of continuing and advanced train-
ing, particularly in relation to training opportunities in
the fields of nursing and healthcare.
Course content
In the first year of study (1st and 2nd semesters), students
are taught the basics of research and nursing sciences as
well as management behaviour. In addition, the students re-
ceive a solid grounding in business administration. In the
second year of study (3rd and 4th semesters), modules in
the fields of gerontology and social law are added, along
with further study of management and business knowledge.
In addition, students can gain their first practical experience
as part of an 8 week project. The third year of study (5th and
6th semesters) is initially shaped around the three month
practical project (5th semester). Students then have the op-
portunity to mould their key areas of study and, for example,
specialise in the management of small and medium-sized
companies or the development of international nursing sys-
tems. The 6th semester finishes with the Bachelor thesis.
Target group:
Candidates meeting the appropriate criteria for university entrance, including
holding a language certificate
Duration:
4 semesters of direct study, starting always in the winter semester
Also offered on an extra-occupational basis, if required. Possible to book indi-
vidual modules upon consultation.
Fees:
On request/Semester fee
Training objectives
Intensive knowledge about healthcare systems, care
models and interconnected supply structures;
up-to-date knowledge about the national and interna-
tional healthcare systems;
ability to understand and use even advanced statistical
methods;
proven leadership and communication abilities;
1
The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) is intended to ensure that the performances of university students in European universities can be compared with one another
and enables transferring from one university to another, even internationally. This is possible through the acquisition of credits - these being transferrable points that are acquired in university
education through one’s performance records. This type of performance assessment at university is found primarily in university Bachelor and Master courses.

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highly developed conceptual thinking and the ability to
control larger units in the healthcare system and develop
them in an innovative manner.
Professional fields
Master graduates are expected to take on senior and higher
management positions. Work and employment opportuni-
ties exist principally in the following areas:
Management positions in the healthcare system;
Management of healthcare programmes;
Organisational consulting;
Work in research and development environments;
Evaluation and assessment.
The Master course is accredited and therefore satisfies the
requirements for higher service in public administration as
well as for a subsequent promotion.
Course content
Along with classical management techniques in the field
of personnel management, Master students are primarily
taught more complex methodical and health science ori-
ented content. Seminars on negotiation and conflict training
and on ethical management behaviour should also serve to
nurture the personality development of future graduates. In
the training module and in the Master thesis, students work
on specific projects with a strong practical relevance, which
they also reflect on and present at a scientific level.
Target group:
Candidates meeting the appropriate criteria for university entrance, including
holding a language certificate
Duration:
4 semesters of direct study, starting always in the winter semester
Fees:
On request/Semester fee
Contact:
Westsächsische Hochschule Zwickau
Prof. Dr. Ute Rosenbaum
Dr. Friedrichs-Ring 2a
08056 Zwickau
Telephone: +49 375 5361040
E-Mail: Ute.rosenbaum@fh-zwickau.de
Website:
www.fh-zwickau.de
Institution:
The Westsächsische Hochschule Zwickau (Zwickau West Saxon University) has
150 years’ experience in the academic training of clever and engaged people.
More than 5,000 students study at 9 departments and in 40 courses under the
academic guidance of 160 professors. Along with its distinctive engineering
and business profiles, the university boasts a particular expertise, unique to the
region, in the area of the healthcare system. Nearly 600 young people study
Bachelor and Master courses at the department of health and nursing sciences.
Specialised and advanced training opportunities, specialisation and further
training are naturally offered for graduates and practical partners. The depart-
ment boasts a pronounced, highly diverse research profile.

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Biomedical engineering as a module
in electronics, mechatronics,
computer science, media technology,
physics and industrial engineering courses
The Technische Universität Dresden offers technical courses
to accommodate further specialisation in biomedical engi-
neering. Based on a solid university education in engineer-
ing, computer sciences or physics, numerous subject mod-
ules from the field of medicine are put on, e.g. biomedical
engineering, medical and physiological principles, medical
imaging, biomedical-technical systems, autonomous and
co-operative systems in medicine. Lectures and seminars
are supplemented with internships at the institute and the
university clinic.
From an early stage, students get the opportunity to work
in interdisciplinary research groups at the Institute for Bio-
medical Engineering, where they also sit their term and final
papers. The focus of the research lies in the areas of:
Medical signal acquisition and processing, e.g. non-con-
tact measuring of cardiovascular activity;
Medical image processing and visualisation, e.g. intra-
operative optical imaging in neurosurgery;
Mechatronic systems in medicine, e.g. extracorporeal or-
gan perfusion and organ models for surgical training.
Numerous co-operations connect the working groups with
industries and clinics both nationally and internationally. A
five month long engineering internship is part of the course.
The five year classroom based course (no course fees) can
be completed with a choice between the title of Diploming-
enieur (graduate engineer) or Master of Science, with the
certificate from the Technische Universität Dresden provid-
ing information about the equivalence of these.
Target group:
Secondary school graduates with Abitur (university entrance certificate) or lat-
eral entrants from technical Bachelor, Master or Diploma courses
Duration:
Max. 5 years
Degree:
Master of Science/Graduate engineer
Fees:
Free of charge
Contact:
Prof. Dr. Ing. habil. (Doctor habilitatus of Engineering) Hagen Malberg
Georg-Schumann-Straße 9
01069 Dresden
E-Mail: hagen.malberg@tu-dresden.de
Website:
http://www.et.tu-dresden.de/ibmt/
www.tu.dresden.de
Institution:
TU Dresden is one of Germany’s eleven universities of excellence. As a compre-
hensive university with a wide range of subjects, it ranks among the top univer-
sities for research. The engineering courses enjoy a particularly good interna-
tional reputation. Biomedical engineering represents a bridge between the life
and technical sciences and is supported in the training by the interdisciplinary
co-operation of the schools of engineering and natural sciences and the “Carl
Gustav Carus” medical school.

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Internet based learning
Blended learning of biomedical engineering:
eLearning courses with classroom-based part on-site at
Saxon universities and polytechnics
Special courses in the area of biomedical engineering are
offered for electronically supported learning. After enrolling
in the course at one of the participating universities, par-
ticipants are granted individual access to the educational
software system TheraGnosos via the internet. The system
is structured around different modules, and participants
can either complete one-on-one courses for a certificate or
combine them with classroom-based lessons with further
study in biomedical engineering for a Diploma or Master
course (see previous page). The content of the theoretical
courses can be supplemented with classes/internships on-
site at the university. If requested, exams can be conducted
electronically at one of the partner universities.
The opportunity to learn via electronic learning units with no
fixed location or time is a beneficial one. Along with the teach-
ing of the theoretical course content, the software system
enables interactive exercises incl. displaying the right results
(“cheat sheet”) and allowing students to assess their own solu-
tions. Through their having individual access to the software,
the learning paths, comments and marks are saved in a man-
ner specific to each user. Every chapter ends with a graded test
for students to measure their own progress. A glossary and
bibliography complement the background information.
Target group:
Students of various engineering and scientific courses with an interest in get-
ting further training in biomedical engineering, those working as biomedical
engineers and other interested parties
Duration:
Freely selectable, see course offer at
www.theragnosos.de
Language:
Generally in German, individual modules also offered in English
Degree:
Certificate
Fees:
Per module: Software with internet access for 1 year: 20/40/65 EUR;
teaching material for independent study 20/20/30 EUR;
classroom-based lessons on request (The prices are staggered as follows: students
of TU Dresden/students of partner universities/private individuals and firms.)
Labyrinthos
Physios
Origos
Respiratos
Kardios
Imagos
Simulos
Nanos
Sensos
Qualitos
Medical terminology
Anatomy and physiology
Biomedical engineering - overview
Pulmonary function diagnostics and breathing
EKG and pacemaker technology
Imaging and visualisation
Modelling and simulation
Cellular transport and nanotechnology
Biosensor and biohybrid technology
Quality assurance
Content modules for the eLearning package

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eLearning offer: Labyrinthos
Medical terminology for biomedical
engineering
This course is offered especially for engineers who wish to
learn how to collaborate with doctors in interdisciplinary
working groups and how to understand and use the main
features of medical terminology. The terminological back-
ground is illustrated via electronic teaching modules cus-
tomised to the area of biomedical engineering: development
and characteristics of medical terminology; influence of
modern foreign languages, synonymy, eponymy, metonymy;
orthography and abbreviations; phonetics; grammar; place
names and directional terms, word formation: construction
of terms, prefixes and suffixes, numerals and colour adjec-
tives, diminutive forms, medical discipline; doctor’s letters
and scientific publications. Numerous exercises strength-
en what has been learned and teach the vocabulary for,
amongst others, the cardiovascular system, the respiratory
system, the kidneys, monitoring, medical imaging, pacemak-
er technology and artificial respiration, as well as the basics
of mathematics and physics and the university environment.
Universities can also book the eLearning course including
classroom-based lessons and exams for larger groups of
students.
Target group:
Students and practitioners of biomedical engineering
Duration:
Freely selectable, see course offer at
www.theragnosos.de,
www.gwt-tud.de
Language:
German
Degree:
Certificate
Fees:
Software with internet access for 1 year: 20/40/65 EUR;
teaching material for independent study 20/20/30 EUR;
classroom-based lessons on request
(The prices are staggered as follows: students of TU Dresden/students of part-
ner universities/private individuals and firms.)
Contact:
GWT-TUD GmbH
Gesellschaft für Wissenstransfer
Projektadministration Fachbereich Medizin
Blasewitzer Straße 43
01307 Dresden
Telephone: +49 351 25933-187
E-Mail: Josephine.Frenkel@GWTonline.de
Website:
www.theragnosos.de
Institution:
The GWT is a service company for the transfer of knowledge and technology
that operates in the interface between public research institutions and the
free state of Saxony, in particular the Technische Universität Dresden and the
University Clinic Dresden, as well as in industry.

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The Saxon state government expressly welcomes nursing
staff, doctors and scientists from abroad who wish to carry
out their medical training or their research in Saxony.
Saxon university clinics and teaching hospitals offer excel-
lent methodical and scientific training. Along with special-
ist knowledge, they teach central human qualities – placing
the patient at the centre court among the guiding principles
of medical training in Saxony.
Doing medical training and further training in Saxony of-
fers lots of opportunities: broadening and deepening of
scientific and linguistic knowledge, getting acquainted with
Saxon culture and the lay of the land in Saxony with its
sites of natural beauty, and forming a network of interna-
tional contacts. We want to support doctors and scientists
from abroad with their medical further training or research
in Saxony.
Doctors from non-EU states require a medical licence or
work permit to work as doctors in the Federal Republic of
Germany as well as a residence permit that allows for their
employment. For the further training, however, doctors may
begin once they have a medical licence or an equivalent
level of education which has been proven by passing an as-
sessment test.
A further requirement for working as a doctor in Saxony is
a good knowledge of the German language. Doctors’ lan-
guage ability must correspond to at least level B2 of the
Common European Framework of Reference, explained in
more detail below.
The Saxon State Directorate is the authority responsible
for issuing work permits or medical licences for doctors.
The region in which the job is to be carried out determines
which person is responsible. The Saxon Landesprüfungsamt
für akademische Heilberufe [state examination office for
academic healthcare professions] is the central examination
authority for courses in medicine, dentistry and pharmacy
in Saxony, and is therefore responsible for the implementa-
tion of the equivalence examination. The State Chamber of
Physicians of Saxony is responsible for the recognition of
specialist titles acquired abroad.
You can find out which important documents are necessary
for making an application at the following link:
http://www.
aerzte-fuer-sachsen.de/arzt-in-sachsen/foreign-doctors/
Types of employment
Work shadowing (visiting doctors):
Observation (no direct treatment of patients)
Visiting doctor (without specialist):
Temporary employment for selective training
Visiting scientist:
Employment in the area of research, generally without patient contact
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State Chamber of Physicians of Saxony
Range of services of the State Chamber of Physicians of
Saxony
1. Standardisation
Support services for constructing and establishing profes-
sional Chamber structures, e.g.
Naming the organisation and committee and defining
tasks and functions, as well as giving advice on acquiring
office holders,
Provision of relevant legal bases, particularly Chamber
of Healthcare laws, the main charter, rules of operation,
regulations of reports, contributions, fees, households
and funds, travel expenses,
Provision of relevant administrative regulations for the
internal work of the Chamber, e.g. structuring and allo-
cation of duties, regulation of working hours, payments,
issuing and certification of documents, processing of
case files issuing the authority to provide a signature,
processing objections and making decisions about them,
regulation of the official seal, data protection, operation-
al structure in the jobs register,
Scheduling of an association, board and committee vote
together with preparing voting regulations,
Provision of rules of professional conduct together with
the instruments for disciplinary action against profes-
sional misconduct,
Designing further development structures (where neces-
sary) along with the provision of further training regula-
tions and means of assessment,
Designing advanced training structures (for doctors and,
where necessary, non-medical personnel) along with the
provision of an advanced training charter, regulation of an
official scale and participation fee, and the rules of opera-
tion for the possible establishment of a training academy,
Designing the means of assessment for non-medical
personnel, together with providing the assessment regu-
lations for the implementation of interim and final ex-
aminations in the field of training and, where necessary,
further training, as well as providing remuneration for
the members of the examination panel and setting up a
consulting authority for matters relating to medical li-
ability, together with providing rules of procedure,
Setting up an ethical committee, together with providing
rules of operationProvision of a legal basis for possible
investiture.
2. Training and further training
a) for doctors
Providing contacts to universities in matters relating to
course contact,
Advanced training opportunities in the various subject
areas, as circumstances require (e-learning, blended
learning opportunities),
Medical training and further training,
Advanced training opportunities for visiting doctors
working in Saxony (in the subject areas of hygiene,
emergency medicine, resuscitation, addiction medicine
or upon prior assessment of demand).
b) for non-medical assistant staff
Provision of a framework curriculum for the implementa-
tion of training in the respective countries (as required),
Provision of further training opportunities in the various
subject areas (upon prior assessment of demand),
Providing/appointing advisors,
Provision of advanced training opportunities where re-
quired for employees working in the non-medical as-
sistance field under guest status in Saxony (upon prior
assessment of demand).
3. Quality management
Assistance/support in the implementation of a QM sys-
tem in the respective corporate or national Chamber in-
stitution,
Providing appropriate expertise,
Advanced training opportunities (e.g. medical quality
management) for doctors and employees working in the
non-medical assistance field,
Appropriate training opportunities for visiting doctors
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Target group:
Doctors, non-medical assistant staff
Duration:
Upon consultation
Fees:
Upon consultation
Contact:
Ass. jur. Michael Schulte Westenberg
Managing director
State Chamber of Physicians of Saxony
Office address: Schützenhöhe 16
01099 Dresden
Postal address: PO Box 10 04 65
01074 Dresden
Telephone: +49 351 8267-411
E-Mail: hgf@slaek.de
Website:
http://www.slaek.de
Institution:
The State Chamber of Physicians of Saxony is the public trade association for
doctors in the Free State of Saxony. On the basis of the law governing the
Chamber of Medical Professions, it is authorised to regulate its own profes-
sional, policy-based and legal matters. It is a public corporation.

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Work shadowing in hospitals
(visiting doctors)
The Krankenhausgesellschaft Sachsen e. V. [hospital society
of Saxony], as the registered state association, currently rep-
resents 80 hospitals with approx. 26,400 hospital beds and
ensures an efficient, patient-oriented and comprehensive
provision of care with highly modern treatment resources.
In accordance with the rules of the society, its duty is “to
work towards a humane, efficient, economical and financial-
ly secure provision of care that meets patients’ demands and
is committed to the dignity of each person via independ-
ently acting hospitals with a multifaceted organisational
structure.”
Of the 80 hospitals in Saxony, there are currently 37 public
hospitals, 17 charitable hospitals and 26 private hospitals.
Between 1991 and 2011, approx. 5.5. billion EUR flowed into
Saxon hospitals in investments. As such, the free state of
Saxony boasts newly built or fully refurbished hospitals that
are equipped with the latest medical technology and offers
the most up-to-date means for testing and treatment.
Along with in-patient services, of which there were approx.
970,000 cases of treatment in the present year, Saxon hos-
pitals annually provide out-patient or ambulatory care for at
least double that number of patients. This range of services
is complex and multifaceted and ranges from emergency
care, through out-patient surgery, to departmental out-pa-
tient care, e.g. in the psychiatric field.
With approx. 47,500 employees and a turnover volume of
approx. 3,5 billion EUR, the hospitals act as a major employ-
er and also make an important contribution to the health
economy in the free state of Saxony.
Along with two maximum care university clinics in Dresden
and Leipzig acting as highly sophisticated medical and tech-
nical institutions with simultaneous teaching and research
activities, 46 general hospitals ensure a provision of care
right on patients’ doorsteps in the specialist fields of inter-
nal medicine, general surgery and, if required, women’s or
children’s healthcare. In addition, 10 hospitals take on the
provision of specialist care duties along with the standard
care for the region. 22 specialist hospitals for patients with
certain types of illnesses or in particular age brackets in the
fields of psychiatry, neurology, heart surgery and orthopae-
dics round off the hospital landscape.
Beyond providing in- and out-patient care, hospitals in
Saxony are sites of constant medical training and further
training. In particular, the further training of doctors up to
specialist level offers them the chance to gain an interna-
tionally valued degree.
In addition, training sites for healthcare professions are
available at 24 hospitals in the free state of Saxony, with
4,719 training positions in total.
Anyone interested in medical training or further training at
Saxon hospitals, or in doing work shadowing or working as a
visiting doctor, can find more information (also available in
English) about the wide range of services on offer from the
Saxon hospital register at
www.krankenhausregister-sach-
sen.de. With the help of a search assistant, users can make
their selection according to regional criteria, symptoms or
treatment methods, the structure and service data of hospi-
tals and the standards of quality. The Saxon health register
also offers a well structured regional career centre.

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Target group:
Hospital doctors
Duration:
3 months
Fees:
Fees and conditions for work shadowing are to be arranged with the individual
hospital and generally range from 500 to 2,000 EUR per month.
Contact:
Interested parties from abroad can send on their completed application forms
to the Saxon hospitals of their choice.
Institution:
Hospital register:
www.krankenhausregister-sachsen.de

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Target group:
Doctors working in the area of trauma room management
(emergency surgeons, anaesthesiologists and other disciplines.)
Duration:
7 days
Fees:
1,350 EUR
Contact:
German ATLS© course portal:
https://www.auc-kursportal.de/course/
University Clinic Leipzig AöR (public-law institution)
Klinik und Poliklinik für Anästhesiologie und Intensivtherapie
(Clinic and outpatients‘ clinic for anaesthesiology and intensive care)
Telephone: +49 341 97 17700
Telefax: +49 341 97 17709
E-Mail: silke.zur@uniklinik-leipzig.de
Website:
www.kai-uniklinik-leipzig.de/index.php/de/veranstaltungen
www.uniklinik-leipzig.de
Emergency surgery
ATLS® courses from the German Society
for Emergency Surgery
Advanced Trauma Life Support
ATLS® is a worldwide training programme that teaches
standardised, priority-oriented trauma room management
of trauma patients. The objectives are the quick and precise
assessment of the condition of trauma patients, priority-ori-
ented treatment and deciding whether one’s one resources
suffice to treat the patient or whether a transfer should be
considered. The concept of avoiding secondary harm, not
losing track of time and providing a consistent quality of
care are valued above all. In this regard, the course teaches
systematic knowledge, techniques, skills and behaviour in
diagnostics and treatment. The courses are aimed at all spe-
cialists involved in trauma treatment in the trauma room.
ATLS® was developed by the American College of Surgeons
and is regularly updated by international participation. The
course documents are uniformly drawn up in English for
every country; the language used on the course is German.

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Specialist training
Authorised further training opportunities in the areas of
specialist and core skills (Effective: 29/02/2012):
Anaesthesiology
Anatomy
Occupational medicine
Ophthalmology
Surgery
Gynaecology and obstetrics
Otorhinolaryngology (ENT)
Dermatology and venereal diseases
Hygiene and environmental medicine
Internal medicine and general practice
Children and youth medicine
Children and youth psychiatry and psychotherapy
Laboratory medicine
Microbiology, virology and infection epidemiology
Oral and maxillofacial surgery
Neurosurgery
Neurology
Nuclear medicine
Pathology
Psychiatry and psychotherapy
Psychosomatic medicine and psychotherapy
Radiology
Forensic medicine
Radiotherapy
Transfusion medicine
Urology
Authorised further training opportunities for supplementary
further training (Effective: 29/02/2012)
Allergology – clinic for otorhinolaryngology (ENT)
Allergology – clinic for dermatology, venereology
and allergology
Andrology
Dermahistology
Haemostaseology
Hand surgery
Anaesthesiological intensive care
Internal intensive care
Paediatric intensive care
Neurosurgical intensive care
Neurological intensive care
Children’s rheumatology
Medicinal tumour therapy
Orthopaedic rheumatology
Palliative care
Physiotherapy and balneology
Plastic surgery
Sleep medicine
Special orthopaedic surgery
Special pain therapy
Special emergency surgery
Target group:
Assistant doctors
Duration:
The number of places available for further training and the duration of this train-
ing time are determined by the subject area and the latest job advertisements.
Fees:
By agreement
Contact:
University Clinic Leipzig AöR (public-law institution)
Bereich 4 – Personal und Recht (Department 4 – Personnel and law)
Referat Grundsatzfragen, Personal- und Organisationsentwicklung
(Department of key issues, personnel and organisational development)
Ms. Kristin Richter
Liebigstraße 18 · 04103 Leipzig
Telephone: +49 341 97 14182
E-Mail: Kristin.Richter@uniklinik-leipzig.de
Website:
www.uniklinik-leipzig.de
The University Clinic Leipzig authorises a variety of further training opportunities, for which every medical institution that
offers training provides a structured further training curriculum. By means of a tutor and a structured rotation plan, the
assistant doctor can become acquainted with all important areas of the respective further training course.

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Ultrasonics courses – Interdisciplinary, central ultrasonic unit
Basic training in ultrasonics consists of three parts: the basic course, the advanced course and the final course. The courses
conform to the regulations of DEGUM and the Kassenärztliche Vereinigung. The lessons are certified by DEGUM and ad-
ditionally continuing education training points of the State Chamber of Physicians are awarded.
Update interdisciplinary emergency medicine for new entrants to the profession
Target group:
Assistant doctors as well as specialists – transregiona
Duration:
Basic course:
4 days
Advanced course: 4 days
Final course:
3 days
Fees:
On request
Contact:
University Clinic Leipzig AöR (public-law institution)
Central event management
Ms. Janna Buchele
Liebigstraße 18
04103 Leipzig
Telephone: +49 341 9714192
E-Mail: veranstaltungsmanagement@medizin.uni-leipzig.de
Website:
www.uniklinik-leipzig.de
Target group:
Medicine students
Duration:
1 day
Fees:
50 EUR per person
Contact:
University Clinic Leipzig AöR (public-law institution)
Central emergency room
Secretary: Ms. Schmidt
Paul-List-Straße 27
04103 Leipzig
Telephone: +49 341 97 17968
Telefax: +49 341 97 17969
E-Mail: mb-zna@medizin.uni-leipzig.de
Website:
www.uniklinik-leipzig.de
Content
Structure, organisation and initial assessment in the
central emergency room
Differential diagnosis of chest pain
Differential diagnosis of stomach pain
Primary care of a stroke
Essentials of treating fractures and wounds
Cook book recipes for emergency anaesthesia
The 1x1 of radiologic imaging
Basics of EKG diagnostics

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Course in clinical neuroradiology
The content of the course is the teaching of neuroradiological expertise according to the current state of the subject (lecture
programme and “hands-on” courses)
Target group:
Assistant doctors and specialists in radiology, neurology and neurosurgery
Duration:
2 days
Fees:
assistant doctors: 60 EUR per person
Specialists:
90 EUR per person
Hands-on courses: 30 EUR per person
(catering during breaks included)
Contact:
University Clinic Leipzig AöR (public-law institution)
Prof. Dr. med. (Doctor of medicine) Karl-Titus Hoffmann
Secretary: Ms. I. Strauch
Liebigstraße 20
04103 Leipzig
Telephone: +49 341 97 17410
Telefax: +49 341 97 17490
E-Mail: neuroradiologie@medizin.uni-leipzig.de
Website:
www.uni-leipzig.de/neuroradiologie/

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Qualified Surgical Training

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46 | Qualified Surgical Training
Highly qualified training in the
operating theatre of the next generation
The operating theatre of the next generation is being devel-
oped, utilised and improved at the International Reference
and Development Centre for Surgical Technology (IRDC). The
overall system being utilised here is therefore globally unique
and pioneering. In particular, minimally invasive procedures
benefit from the possibilities which techniques such as instru-
ment navigation, collision warning systems or micromanipula-
tors offer today. The surgeon’s workplace is transformed into
a “surgical cockpit” in which the surgeon can utilise and proc-
ess a wealth of relevant information. In the meantime, within
the framework of the IRDC Academy over 400 surgeons from
all over the world, surgical nurses and technicians train every
year with regard to the very latest methods and prepare for
the operation in an integrated operating theatre within the
framework of the IRDC Academy. “Leipzig has developed into
one of the most attractive locations for professional surgical
training worldwide with the IRDC. In addition to basic surgical
manoeuvres, today we particularly train the use of so-called
high-tech in surgery with our international guests”, says Pro-
fessor Andreas Dietz, Director of the University ENT Clinic, ini-
tiator and Director of the IRDC Academy.
The enterprise is significantly supported through the col-
laboration with the University of Leipzig medical faculty and
the Innovation Center Computer Assisted Surgery (ICAAS)
located there, Technical University Munich (TUM) and the
Leipzig University Hospital. Together with the market lead-
er for endoscopic medical systems, the firm KARL STORZ
Endoskope, Tuttlingen and many other enterprises in the
medical technology industry, a unique symbiosis between
science, development and entrepreneurial spirit has emerged
in Leipzig. At the same time, the IRDC is open to all new
ideas and partners, and plays a pivotal role in the “Cluster
Medizintechnik Mitteldeutschland” (Central Germany Medi-
cal Technology Cluster).
IRDC offers physicians in training and experienced surgeons
the possibility of observation periods in its operating thea-
tre. The IRDC Academy has experience with training courses
which can be individually organised for groups of roughly
ten people. The contents of the courses are divided into
theory and practical learning contents on a model (plaster
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The IRDC Academy offers the following courses:
One-day course as an observation period in the operat-
ing theatre (maximum five people)
Weekly courses for individual groups (content as re-
quested: theory, practice on model and cadaver)
Training courses for functional endoscopic sinus surgery
(FESS) or middle ear surgery (include theory, practice on
model and cadaver)
Target group:
Surgeons
Duration:
1 to 7 days
Fees:
One-day course as observation period in the
operating theatre
100 EUR per person
Weekly courses for groups
ca. 800 EUR per person
Training courses for FESS or middle ear surgery 600 to 650 EUR per person
Lunch and beverages are included.
Contact:
IRDC GmbH
Ms. Iris Gollnick
Centre Manager
Käthe-Kollwitz-Straße 64
04109 Leipzig
Telephone: +49 341 33 73 31 60
E-Mail: info@irdc-leipzig.de
Website:
www.irdc-leipzig.de
Institution:
IRDC commenced operations in the summer of 2009. It constitutes a unique
symbiosis of knowledge and vision as well as research and development. It is
based on an interdisciplinary exchange of the KARL STORZ enterprise with uni-
versities, medical technicians, surgeons and industrial cooperation partners.
IRDC aims to promote the transfer of knowledge, advance the development of
new techniques and to holistically demonstrate practical application on a high
level. IRDC is a development, research and training centre for surgical operat-
ing theatre systems. The focus is on ENT surgical interventions, arthroscopy
and plastic surgeries.

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Training for minimally invasive
procedures
Endo-urological procedures
Diagnostic methods in the region of the bladder, ureter
and kidney
Therapeutic measures in the region of the bladder, ureter
and (URS, stone removal)
Resection
Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)
Transurethral resection of the bladder (TURB)
Resection of the uterus
Preparatory and support services:
Training of individuals at the abovementioned workplac-
es in Germany – providing medical expertise
On-site organisation of training centre
Start-up/orientation/handover
Training courses can be conducted in Saxony or on site.
Training is offered on specific learning and training devices
with a workstation featuring imaging.
The resection trainers of the LS 10 series are suitable for all
conventional resection methods with regard to learning and
training:
Monopolar electroresection
Bipolar electroresection
Electrovaporisation
Side-fibre laser vaporisation
Base-fibre laser vaporisation
The resection trainers can be used in combination with all
resectoscopes. The storable substrates are a special feature.
They guarantee practical training with conditions compara-
ble to those during a resection with patients.
The LS 80 uterus resection trainer is suitable for the removal
of a tumour in the cervix and in other areas of the uterus.
Various resection methods can also be trained and learned
here.
The LS 50-4 EndoUro training unit enables realistic simula-
tion of a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic tasks. The
EndoUro training unit consists of:
Body with penis simulator and large collecting pan
Replaceable components: bladder, ureter and kidneys
Target group:
Physicians, medical personnel
Duration:
1 to 2 weeks
Fees:
For the entire course, approx. 10,000 EUR for one week
Contact:
SAMED GmbH – Mobile Urologie
Dr. Klaus Forke · Liebigstraße 23 · 01187 Dresden
Telephone: +49 351 862 62 61
E-Mail: samed.forke@t-online.de · Website:
www.prostata-mobil.eu
Institution:
Samed GmbH Mobile Urologie was established in 1990 by Dr. Klaus Forke. The
company develops and produces learning and training de-vices for various
operative disciplines.
The following operative techniques will be learned and trained:

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Training course in spinal surgery
with high-fidelity simulation system
Equipment
Training operating theatre
ISTT has a modern training operating theatre that is equiva-
lent to a real operating theatre. Our training operating thea-
tre consists of four fully equipped surgical training stations
with an operating table, microscope, operating lamps and
other standard equipment. A master operating station with
HD cameras and video projector for a better presentation of
surgical procedures is also available.
In order to be able to provide trainees with adequate feed-
back, the training operating theatre is equipped with a mod-
ern multimedia monitoring and control system, including a
camera system for monitoring the training sequence. More-
over, a sound system that supports communication between
trainee and trainer has been integrated in the training oper-
ating theatre. After the operation the trainee and trainer re-
ceive the opportunity to discuss the result of training. With
the help of the videos it is possible for the trainer to provide
the trainee adequate feedback with regard to his or her per-
formance during the operation.
Simulation System
The interdisciplinary ISTT team has developed a unique and
realistic surgical simulation model that enables high fidelity
surgical training on the lumbar spine. ISTT has proven that
an authentic simulation of a surgical site of the human lum-
bar spine is possible. The simulation model developed for the
area of the lumbar vertebrae 4 to 5 on the left side has been
validated by several Leipzig University Hospital surgeons and
found to be very good.
In addition, the simulation model has been presented sev-
eral times at the annual conferences of the German Spine
Society (DWG), where it encountered an overall very positive
response among the surgeons present.
Advantages of our simulation system
Realistic bleeding
The ISTT simulated bleeding system requires surgeons to
initiate typical blood-supplying measures (suction, tampon-
age, bone wax). Various degrees of difficulty – right up to a
real surgical situation – can be simulated as a result.
Realistic anatomical structures
The surgeon can feel, pull, stretch, tear, open bluntly or sharp-
ly, punch or shape. He or she can use real instruments dur-
ing the operation. It makes no difference which technique or
which instruments he/she favours. The anatomical structures
behave in an authentic manner. Complications such as an in-
jury to the dura with the flow of cerebrospinal fluid – which
must be tended to by the surgeon – can also arise.
Measuring the loads of the nerval structures
The ISTT simulation model includes sensors which can
record the tensile loads and compressions. This makes it
possible to provide measurable feedback in on-going pres-
entations.

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Proposed programme
Day 1
Introduction to the training concept of scenario-based
training
Introduction to the anatomy of the lumbar spine
Presentation of scenario-based training discectomy
Walking tour of Leipzig and social event.
Day 2
Observation period at Leipzig University Hospital (Group 1);
Training at ISTT in the simulation operating theatre (Group 2)
Day 3
Observation period at Leipzig University Hospital (Group 2);
Training at ISTT in the simulation operating theatre (Group 1)
Target group:
Assistant physicians (in the final year of training) and medical specialists with
initial practical surgical experience
Duration:
3 days with a maximum of 12 participants
Fees:
3,500 EUR per participant
Contact:
Innovative Surgical Training Technologies (ISTT)
Forschungszentrum HTWK Leipzig
(Leipzig University of Applied Sciences, Research Centre)
Scientific Director
Prof. Dr. Werner Korb
Eilenburger Straße 13
04317 Leipzig
Telephone: +49 341 3076 3101
E-Mail: korb@istt.htwk-leipzig.de
Website:
www.istt.htwk-leipzig.de
Institution:
ISTT is an internationally recognised research institution for surgical training.
They research and develop innovative solutions for surgical training with the
following sub-goals:
Innovative mechatronic simulation systems
Innovative training operating theatres
Innovative surgical training concepts
Ergonomics and quality management in the operating theatre

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Nursing and Nursing Management

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52 | Nursing and Nursing Management
Trained specialists are indispensable in light of the increasing
ageing of the population and reorganisation of healthcare
structures. Geriatric nursing as a professional occupational
field deals with the care and nursing of elderly people in
institutions and organisational forms such as home nursing
care, outpatient nursing services, retirement home, nursing
home, geriatric psychiatry and conditionally also in palliative
care units and hospices. Professional geriatric care is gen-
erally carried out by geriatric nurses, registered nurses or
geriatric nursing assistants.
A series of qualified training courses can be offered in the
field of nursing and nursing management. The following is
referred to in an explanatory manner:
The goal of geriatric nursing as long-term care is the guar-
antee of a stable quality of life. Because the mental, physical
and social abilities decline with age, as a task it is important
to preserve and to promote the self-care abilities of those
concerned for as long as possible. Necessary care which
those concerned can no longer provide is to be determined
and rendered as far as possible through discussion and ap-
proval of those concerned, and in the process to integrate
the relatives as well as other necessary professional groups.
In addition to the professional activity in the field of geriatric
care or nursing, the sphere of geriatric nursing also consists
of various tasks in the family-related, private environment.
Home care often takes place in collaboration with profes-
sional caregivers who can also instruct relatives in care
techniques, give advice and help with handling the formali-
ties with regard to the sponsor. Informal helpers – i.e. indi-
viduals who provide support/help in some kind of way, but
not out of relational obligation, such as neighbours or vol-
untary benevolent societies – are also frequently observed
in this field. They must also be included during the planning
of professional nursing services.
Inpatient care includes the home for the elderly, retirement
home and nursing home. Necessary hospital treatments
also occur on an inpatient basis, for instance in a geriatric
psychiatry ward, but are not a subarea of inpatient geriatric
nursing since they are not intended on a long-term basis but
merely on a temporary basis.
The study of nursing management is aimed at professionally
experienced, qualified nursing personnel who already work
in hospitals / retirement homes in a capacity as acting or
senior ward managers. But it is also even possible to study
without management experiences and to start with stud-
ies directly after training. The goal of the study is to impart
students with in-depth knowledge in the management of
nursing and healthcare institutions. In particular, the acad-
emisation shall be fulfilled by 2020.
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Consultation and qualification in
the sphere of nursing structures
and nursing management
The phenomenon of the ageing society concerns many of the
world’s nations. In order to be able to guarantee professional
and highly effective support of the ageing population, the em-
ployment of specialists in all spheres of nursing and health is
important. Heim gemeinnützige GmbH offers its cooperation
partners consultations in many spheres of nursing. The pack-
age includes:
Guidance regarding professional and structural concept
as well as development of outpatient, semi-residential
and inpatient residential and care offers for senior citi-
zens as well as for people with disabilities
Process and sequence organisation in the sphere of nurs-
ing and care as well as administration
Cross-linkage of outpatient, semi-residential and inpa-
tient offers
Consultations in the sphere of planning, construction,
refurbishment and configuration of inpatient and semi-
residential facilities as well as outpatient structures
In addition, Heim gemeinnützige GmbH offers training in
practical and formal activities. The training packages include:
Employee training
Practical activities (basic care, therapeutic care, supervi-
sion)
Administrative activities
Leadership and management activity
Inspection with regard to quality of process, structure and
result
Quality inspection on the basis of a criteria catalogue
Preparing specific improvement suggestions and direc-
tives for quality improvement
Events for professional inter-agency exchange
Structural planning in collaboration with the municipality
and providers
Initiation of a cross-linkage of the provider and sponsor
Initiation of networks for integrated care
Consultations and training packages are also offered in
fields of outpatient nursing and care services, day and
night care as well as inpatient residential care possibili-
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Target group:
Managers of healthcare and nursing institutions
Duration:
On request
Fees:
Daily rate for employee training, consultations:
700 to 1,400 EUR plus VAT and reimbursement of expenses
Contact:
Heim gGmbH für medizinische Betreuung, Senioren und Behinderte
Mr. Karl Friedrich Schmerer
Lichtenauer Weg 1
09114 Chemnitz
Telephone: +49 371 471 00 0
E-Mail: geschaeftsleitung@heimggmbh.de
Website:
www.heimggmbh.de
Institution:
Heim gemeinnützige GmbH is an established provider of healthcare and social
services. Due to many years of experience and the successful realisation of
many projects the enterprise is able to provide advice and further training in
terms of planning as well as implementation and evaluation. The employment
of specialists in all mentioned fields guarantees professional high-quality ad-
vice based on current scientific knowledge.

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Inpatient care
Specialisations:
Communication, personnel management
Special handling of people suffering from dementia
Explanatory notes regarding the DRG System in Germany
Hotel-like service in the sphere of inpatient geriatric care
Contact:
SenVital
Senioren- und Pflegezentrum Chemnitz Niklasberg GmbH
Mr. Sebastian Thieswald
Deubners Weg 12
09112 Chemnitz
Telephone: +49 371 666 389-0
E-Mail: s.thieswald@senvital.de
Website:
www.senvital.de
Institution:
The Senioren- und Pflegezentrum is situated at “Niklasberg”, a historically im-
portant location in the centre of Chemnitz. Our house is a place of encounter
and sociability for everyone, beyond the nursing and care of people in need of
help. Our guests reside in a facility with sophisticated hotel ambience.

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Qualification of nursing personnel
and nursing management
Qualifications
Knowledge that enables an application in healthcare and
nursing institutions as well as outpatient nursing services
and private households is imparted in these qualifications.
Participants will be qualified to assume basic nursing tasks
and to contribute to specific nursing concepts under the su-
pervision of qualified nursing personnel.
These advanced training offers include practical phases in
order to become acquainted with sequences and processes
in healthcare and nursing institutions. The short but inten-
sive qualification period enables the institutions to employ
the qualifications of these participants in a timely and varied
manner in the daily nursing routine.
The qualification offers are aimed at lateral entry employ-
ees who are interested in social work and enjoy dealing with
people in need of care and help, and who also have a pro-
fessional qualification (also from outside the industry) and a
good command of German.
Everyday attendant for dementia-related disabilities
Nursing assistant
Training at medical vocational schools
This educational training for school graduates and lateral
entry employees imparts well-founded knowledge con-
tents from the sphere of nursing and social sciences as
well as medicine. In addition, career-specific knowledge and
modern nursing concepts as well as therapy methods will
be conveyed and trained in practical phases. These train-
ing measures conclude with written and oral examinations.
Subsequent employment in healthcare and nursing institu-
tions as well as rehabilitation facilities can result.
Interested parties should provide evidence of a school-
leaving qualification equivalent to the German Realschulab-
schluss (secondary school certificate) and have a good com-
mand of German. Depending on the job profile, the training
lasts two to three years:
Geriatric nurse
Nurse
Nursing assistant

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Target group:
Specialists and managers from healthcare and nursing institutions
Duration:
Arrangement depending on scope and contents
Fees:
Arrangement depending on scope and contents
Contact:
Training Centre for the Saxon Economy Group
Vertrieb und Entwicklung
Dr. Ralf Hübner
Rudolf-Walther-Straße 4
01156 Dresden
Telephone: +49 351 4250253
E-Mail: ralf.huebner@bsw-mail.de
Website:
www.bsw-sachsen.de
Institution:
The bsw (Training Centre for the Saxon Economy Group) offers further train-
ing and advanced training measures which provide every participant with
purposeful and multifaceted qualifications for the daily nursing routine. The
advanced training offers ordinarily include practical phases in healthcare and
nursing institutions.
Specialist training and advanced training offers
The offers encompassing one day or several days impart
well-founded additional knowledge to non-academic quali-
fied personnel in the healthcare and nursing industry in or-
der to meet the growing requirements in professional life as
well as the latest findings from science and research. The
range of topics is comprehensive and ranges from technical
knowledge to imparting and training of social competencies
which will be required when working with patients.
Advanced training as specialist to take over leadership
tasks in healthcare and nursing institutions
Advanced training as practical instructor
Advanced training as specialist for intensive care and
geriatric psychiatry
Advanced training as qualified nurse for intensive care
and anaesthesia
Diverse further training measures in the nursing field
Diverse offers for preserving the physical and mental
health of nursing personnel
Simulated business exercises for clinics or care related
instructions

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Development and organisation
of care structures for patients
with Alzheimer’s disease/dementia
Alzheimer’s disease/dementia – challenge of an ageing
society:
The most important things about the disease: causes,
risk factors, symptoms, early detection, diagnosis for
assessment, decision according to diagnosis; treatment
possibilities through physician, medicine; first aid for
those concerned
Care structures: advice for home care; day care; inpa-
tient care
People with Alzheimer’s disease and their relatives: resi-
dential environment, surroundings, tips for dealing with
the situation – everyday life, nutrition, prevention, ther-
apy and rehabilitation; prophylaxis, treatment and care;
activities
Alzheimer’s Disease/Dementia Network – achieve more
to¬gether: geriatric network; development of support
groups, self-help groups; overview of local and regional
offers of advice and help
Nursing home management in the example of an enter-
prise in Saxony
Inpatient care
Nursing homes: tasks and objective; societal, regional,
medical and nursing framework conditions
Core processes of nursing homes: internal organisation
(content of nursing services, nursing standards; holistic
nursing and care approach; nursing process / nursing
planning & documentation; special concepts (form of
living, nutrition, support and activity)
Ensuring the services: responsibility, authority, organo-
gram (staff concept; staff qualification; special concepts)
Quality management: internal and external fundamen-
tals of quality assurance; quality manuals for nursing,
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Comprehensive approaches: internal networking, in-
terface problems, external networking; collaboration
with relatives; moving into the home; checklist; nursing
home contract; service agreement
Economic considerations: key data; costs/expenditure:
investment costs; staff costs; material costs; revenue
structure; overview of income/expenditure (according to
occupancy rate in months and years, cash flow); con-
stant cost analysis; plan/actual comparison
Management challenges: dependence of nursing pos-
sibilities on the financial resources; increase of nursing
effort, length of stay
Increasing requirements in quality, risk management, la-
bour costs, investment, medical technology; principle of
“outpatient before inpatient”, better financial incentives
Optimisation proposals: process-optimised measures in-
side and outside; integrated care agreements, network-
ing of services; own outpatient nursing service, own day
care and short-time care; strategy for maximum occu-
pancy rate
Management of home/outpatient care/assisted living
Presentation of outpatient nursing services: objectives
and tasks
Development and organisation: concept content; orga-
nogram; corporate philosophy; nursing mission state-
ment; nursing and care concept; services (therapeutic
care services; basic care services, consultation); addi-
tional services
Ensuring the services: staff management; quality man-
agement; special concepts (medical technology, dispens-
ing medication, hygiene, infection, data protection); or-
ganisationally related directives; customer management
Emergence of new forms of living – assisted living
Target group:
Healthcare, nursing and geriatric care personnel
Duration:
1 week
Fees:
Approx. 1,000 EUR
Contact:
Förderverein Altershilfe Muldental e. V.
Mr. Hans Werner Bärsch
An der Birken 1
04821 Brandis
Telephone: +49 34292 72493
E-Mail: hFVAltershilfe@t-online.de
Website:
www.foerderverein-Altershilfe.de
Institution:
Förderverein Altershilfe Muldental e. V. was established in 1999. The purpose
of the association is to promote the interests of elderly people in need of help,
irrespective of their economic, social, natural origin and situation. The training
is managed by Kunadt Unternehmensberatungsgesellschaft mbH. The consult-
ant is the managing director of Kunadt Unternehmensberatungsgesellschaft
and has many years of practical experience in nursing home and home care
operations. He is the chairman of Förderverein Altershilfe Muldental e. V. and
member of the Alzheimer’ Society, jointly responsible for the development of a
dementia network in the administrative district.

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Introduction to kinaesthetics
and observation periods
The ELBLANDKLINIKEN Meißen, Radebeul and Riesa are
academic teaching hospitals under the auspices of Dresden
University of Technology (TUD). The ELBLAND Akademie
conceives, develops and organises further training and ad-
vanced training measures on diverse topics for employees in
healthcare and social institutions.
In cooperation with the ELBLANDKLINIKEN Group, the EL-
BLAND AKADEMIE offers an observation week for nursing
personnel and medical teachers from abroad. During this
week the guests can observe the German-language instruc-
tion in the training as registered nurse in the digital class-
room of the ELBLANDKLINIKEN and subsequently evaluate
the instruction with the head of the school.
A two-day German introduction to kinaesthetics is addition-
ally offered for foreign nursing personnel in a small group.
Day 1 – Theoretical foundations of kinaesthetics:
Movement competence – dealing with one’s own mo-
tion and interaction with patients to promote move-
ment
Six kinaesthetic concepts and experience of movement
as the basis for learning
Day 2 – Practical exercises:
Individual motion support of patients in the daily clinical
routine through trained nursing personnel
Experiencing the importance of kinaesthetics as an in-
strument in nursing in order to positively influence the
health development of patients as well as nursing per-
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Kinaesthetics is the art or science of motion perception. It is
based on the experience and perception of one’s own mo-
tion and leads to increased awareness for the qualities, dif-
ferences as well as the effects of one’s own movement, also
in relation to others. The interaction through contact and
motion is the focus of kinaesthetics in nursing. In the proc-
ess, caregivers not only learn how they can activate and mo-
bilise patients or residents by promoting their mobility, but
they learn to control via the motion of their own physical
burden and thereby to preventively protect their own health.
Target group:
Healthcare and nursing personnel, geriatric nurses, medical teachers
Observation period: 1 week
Duration:
Introduction to kinaesthetics: 2 days
Fees:
Observation period (max. 4 people): 250 EUR (plus VAT) per person
Introduction to kinaesthetics (for 6 to 12 people): 240 EUR (plus VAT) per person
An interpreter can be provided; costs are to be paid by the participants.
Contact:
ELBLAND Akademie Stiftung
Dr. Judith Marquardt
Nassauweg 7
01662 Meißen
Telephone: +49 3521 743 1145
E-Mail: akademie@elblandkliniken.de
Website:
www.elbland-akademie.de
Institution:
The ELBLANDKLINIKEN Group is the largest and leading municipal medical
clinic group in Saxony. Three acute care clinics, one of them a tertiary care
hospital, belong to ELBLANDKLINIKEN Stiftung & Co. KG corporate group. EL-
BLANDKLINIKEN has over 1,100 beds with its three locations in Meißen, Rade-
beul and Riesa. The range of services provided by ELBLANDKLINIKEN is com-
plemented by ELBLAND Polikliniken GmbH, ELBLAND Augenzentrum GmbH,
ELBLAB GmbH and an efficient service company.
The Medical Vocational School of the ELBLANDKLINIKEN currently has 90 spac-
es available for the three-year training as a registered nurse. The theoretical
training takes place in the modern Medical Vocational School in Meißen. The
practical training occurs on the wards and in the functional areas of the EL-
BLANDKLINIKEN.

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Advanced training of nursing personnel in
the field of gerontology/geriatric psychiatry
We provide trained nursing personnel the following possi-
bilities of advanced training:
1: Advanced training exclusively in Germany
Imparting knowledge in the field of gerontology
Workshops for exchange of experiences with Saxon
nursing personnel in the nursing and care of elderly
people
Associated practical assignments in inpatient and outpa-
tient nursing institutions and hospitals with geriatric wards
Further training occurs with the employment of interpreters.
Target group:
Trained nurses
Duration:
30 days
Fees:
Roughly 3,000 EUR per person (meals included)

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2: Qualification/traineeship for acquisition of equal sta-
tus as “officially recognised geriatric nurse”
The goal of the traineeship is to acquire the skills and knowl-
edge of a trained nurse in China and in Germany by means
of an additional qualification in the field of gerontology for
nursing and care of elderly people under consideration and
recognition of knowledge. Within the framework of qualifi-
cation which is structured in modular character, special skills
which lead to entitlement to carry the job title “officially rec-
ognised geriatric nurse” will be conveyed in theoretical and
practical instruction within the framework of qualification
structured in modular character, and an equal status will be
achieved through the compensation of deficits.
Target group:
Trained nurses
Duration:
The linguistic preparation of participants in this advanced training occurs via
the management of HEC in China for financial reasons and encompasses at
least 6 to 8 months. The professional specialisation occurs via HEC in Germany
and encompasses 12 months. The further training ends with an examination
before a recognised examination board.
Fees:
For theoretical and practical instruction, for traineeships in nursing institutions
or hospitals and examination fees: approx. 670 EUR per person per month (the
participant thereby decides whether they aspire to the equal status of profes-
sional qualification or not).
Contact:
HEC GmbH
Ms. Richter
Königsbrücker Straße 2
01917 Kamenz
Telephone: +49 3578 3446 0
E-Mail: m.richter@hec-gmbh.de
Website:
www.HEC-GmbH.de
Institution:
HEC with its officially recognised professional schools has specialised in the
training and advanced training of domestic nursing personnel, and has ex-
panded this qualification for foreign specialists in recent years. The knowl-
edge and skills of foreign nurses will be examined for comparability with Ger-
man specialists and the deficits will be compensation within the framework
of traineeships or additional training in modular character featuring close
cooperation with inpatient nursing institutions and hospitals with geriatric
psychiatric wards or psychiatric wards with geriatric orientation and geriatric
rehabilitation facilities. Our offer pertains to the future work for nursing and
care of elderly people in the home country or also abroad.
In this connection HEC specifically collaborates with hospitals such as St. Jo-
hannes in Kamenz and Seenlandkliniken in Hoyerswerda. The expert HEC ad-
vice and the update of curricula are given through the close cooperation with
these institutions.
HEC has extensive experience in the further training of trained nurses from
China in the field gerontology due to many years of presence in the People’s
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Development and management of
geriatric care institutuions/retirement
homesheime
The demographic challenges and the results of medical-
technical advances allow many people to enjoy an increas-
ing longer life. Notwithstanding all the improvements in the
quality of life, age-related restrictions appear which ulti-
mately necessitate family or professional support and care.
To also ensure this under consideration of individuality and
the individual’s quality of life in geriatric care institutions
requires a high degree of organisational and professional
know-how and an ethic of responsibility towards the elderly
people and the employees.
Fields of work for managers
How does one establish a retirement home subject to
the societal framework conditions, regional conditions,
financial resources and current demands?
What is to be taken into account during the preparation
of the concept in terms of specifications and guidelines?
Which management processes must be executed? There
are costs and pressure to perform in rapidly changing
markets.
Which special conditions must be taken into account in
the care of elderly people? The medical, nursing and so-
cial requirements: residents are not patients.
Error, risk and quality management, under-capacities
and overcapacities, networking with external institu-
tions.
Optimisation potentials
Development and organisation, concept development and
market placement, process optimisation and development
of complementary services, development of special service
offers, development of corporate culture, especially human
resources development
Target group:
Leaders/management/nursing personnel from geriatric care providers
Duration:
10 days, including excursions to retirement homes
Fees:
Flat rate for preparation & follow-up 2,000 EUR
Cost per participant 5,875 EUR
(discounts possible with more than 10 participants), including seminar mate-
rial, plus travel expenses and costs for a visa
Living with dementia/assisted living systems
Dementia as a typical geriatric disorder concerns everyone. A
very simple calculation shows that there are 1.3 million people
with dementia in Germany, three relatives per person concerned,
five friends per relative – so 24.7 million people are affected
daily by the effects of dementia. In addition there are chance
encounters in everyday life. As a result, dementia is not just a
problem of a minority, but it must be considered as an overall
societal phenomenon, above all also as a social phenomenon.
Which strategies are available in order to organise a life with
dementia worth living for those concerned as well as for the
social environment?
Fields of work:
Dementia diagnosis – medical, social, societal dimension
Possibilities of intervention and support in the inpatient
and outpatient sphere
Employment of assisted living systems, above all in the
domestic sphere – possibilities and limits of technology;
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Target group:
Healthcare managers/nursing personnel from projects regarding care of peo-
ple with dementia
Duration:
6 to 10 days
Fees:
Cost per participant from 4,000 EUR (discounts possible with more than 10 par-
ticipants), including seminar material, plus travel expenses and costs for a visa
Target group:
Hospital managers/nursing personnel
Duration:
10 days
Fees:
Cost per participant from 5,000 EUR (discounts possible with more than 10 par-
ticipants), including seminar material, plus travel expenses and costs for a visa
Development of a therapy network against multi-resist-
ant pathogens
Hospital infections are the most frequent complication of a
hospital stay, which often lead to fatalities; but according
to the Robert Koch Institute at least 30 % are avoidable.
Multi-resistant pathogens are characterised by antibiotic re-
sistances. This results in
inferior treatment options, a high morbidity and mortality as
well as declining contribution margins for expensive treat-
ments. Loss of image and management problems for the af-
fected establishments is the consequence.
Fields of work:
Introduction and presentation of problem, framework
conditions of infection protection and their current
regulations in Germany; cycle of multi-resistant patho-
gens and potential hazards; anti-resistance strategies;
prevention strategies
Chances of therapy networks with regard to multi-re-
sistant pathogens, concept and development of therapy
networks, project planning and project phases, manage-
ment requirements, dangers and risks, ethical principles
Contact:
Westsächsische Hochschule Zwickau
Prof. Dr. Ute Rosenbaum
Dr. Friedrichs-Ring 2a
08056 Zwickau
Telephone: +49 375 5361040
E-Mail: Ute.rosenbaum@fh-zwickau.de
Website:
www.fh-zwickau.de
Institution:
Westsächsische Hochschule Zwickau is part a 150 year-old tradition of the
academic training of intelligent and dedicated people. The more than 5,000
students study in 9 faculties and in 40 courses of studies under the academic
guidance of 160 professors. In addition to the distinctive profiles technology
and economy, the University has special competence unique throughout Saxo-
ny in areas of the healthcare system. Almost 600 young people study in Bach-
elor’s and Master’s degree programmes under the auspices of the Healthcare
and Nursing Sciences faculty.

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Training in non-academic healthcare
professions

68 | Training in non-academic healthcare professions
In Saxony there are various educational establishments
which provide training and advanced training for students
in non-academic healthcare professions. Among the job
profiles are:
Public health nurse/nurse
Healthcare and nursing pursues the goal of supporting
people of all age groups in the preservation and restora-
tion of their health. Supporting the terminally ill and dying
also belongs to the area of responsibility in the field of
healthcare and nursing. In addition, professional caregivers
combine knowledge of nursing science with basic medical
knowledge as well as sociological, ethical and psychologi-
cal insights.
Nursing assistant
Nursing assistance has the task of supporting sick, old and
disabled people of all age groups in handling their daily
needs. In the process, nursing assistants independently per-
form basic nursing and documentation. They additionally
support public health nurses and nurses or geriatric nurses
in the implementation of special nursing concepts.
Midwife/male midwife
A midwife completely independently guides a normal birth
from the onset of contractions without a physician. an ob-
ligation to call in The midwife supports the birthing woman
with the handling of contractions and must recognise if
the course of birth is pathological, and if necessary be able
to decide whether a medical intervention is necessary. The
field of activity immediately after the birth encompasses the
assessment of the newborn, care and all examinations of
mother and newborn immediately after the birth, including
the paediatric health screening.
Medical-technical laboratory assistant
Medical-technical laboratory assistants perform laboratory
tests of body fluids and tissue for screening, detection and
treatment of diseases. They mainly work in hospitals, medi-
cal practices and medical laboratories as well as blood do-
nor services. In addition, they are also employed in medical
research, pharmaceutical research laboratories and public
health departments.
Medical-technical radiology assistant
Medical-technical radiology assistants prepare X-rays on
medical instruction, utilise tomographic procedures and
conduct nuclear medicine examinations with the aid of ra-
dioactive substances in order to detect pathological changes
of the body or injuries. They mainly work in hospitals and
medical specialist practices for radiology. In addition, they
are also employed in medical research institutions or with
manufacturers of imaging equipment.
Occupational therapist
Occupational therapists support and accompany people of
any age who are restricted in their capacity to act or are
threatened by restriction. The goal is to invigorate activities
important to them with regard to implementation in areas
such as self-sufficiency, productivity and leisure time in their
personal environment. Specific activities, environmental ad-
aptation and advice also serve to enable people to function
in everyday life, to participate in society and to improve their
quality of life in this connection.
Speech therapist
Speech therapy is a special medical therapeutic field which
involves treating people with restricted language, speech,
voice and swallowing disorders and/or hearing impairments.
Speech therapy deals in theory and practice with preven-
tion, consultation, diagnostics, therapy and rehabilitation,
teaching and research in fields pertaining to the voice such
as voice disorders and voice therapy, speaking (speech dis-
order and speech therapy), language (language disorder and
language therapy) as well as swallowing (dysphagia and
dysphagia therapy).
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Dieticians
Dieticians are experts for dietary therapy and nutritional ad-
vice. They implement therapeutic dietary consultations and
provide nutritional advice as well as therapeutic dietary ad-
justments (e.g. with enteral nutrition); they prepare dietary
and nutritional plans and are responsible for their theoretical
and practical implementation. Here we will introduce you to
the work, training, requirements and complex tasks as well
as the legal and formal framework conditions.
Physiotherapist
The physiotherapist treats patients for the preservation and
promotion or restoration of health on the basis of a medi-
cal prescription. In addition, he or she advises patients in the
choice of necessary aids to supplement and support functions
of the musculoskeletal system. He or she trains them to deal
with these therapeutic procedures, which are based on expert
applications of a natural way of life and influence numerous
processes in the human organism to improve function.
Orthoptist
An orthoptist is an officially recognised ophthalmology spe-
cialist trained according to a professional code of conduct
and active in terms of prevention, diagnostics and therapy.
Their special fields are strabology (science of strabismus)
and neuro-ophthalmology (science of neurologically-in-
duced eye diseases).

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Training in the medical field
Training offer:
Training as medical-technical radiology assistant
Training as medical-technical laboratory assistant
Training as public health nurse/public nursing
assistant
Training as nursing assistant
Training as paramedic
Observation periods with focus on instructional
arrangement and school management
Training of practical instructors
Exchange traineeships, the exchange of experience in issues
of school management and traditional Chinese medicine are
of interest to us.
In the medical-technical assistant (MTA) field, the quality of
training is based on modern laboratory rooms or practice
rooms and the collaboration with various hospitals and re-
gional laboratories for acquisition of practical professional
experiences.
Target group:
Secondary school graduates, lateral entry employees
Duration:
On request
Fees:
On request
Contact:
Medizinische Berufsfachschule
Ms. Sabine Mesech
Bodelschwinghstraße 1–3
01159 Dresden
Telephone: +49 351 4 80-3401
E-Mail: info@medbfs.khdf.de
Website:
www.medbfs.de
Institution:
The Medizinische Berufsfachschule [Medical Vocational School] was established
in 1938 for training of nurses. The school moved into the present-day building
in 1957. Other training courses were established and vanished again in the many
years of its existence. Nowadays the traditional profile “nursing” and “medical-
technical assistant” is trained. At the same time, the vocational school is involved
in training teachers, teacher trainees and paramedics, and offers partial qualifi-
cations, traineeships, further training and advanced training.
About 175 students of nursing professions and 50 students of MTA profes-
sions successfully leave the school every year. Nearly 100 % of graduates im-
mediately find a job or study afterwards. In the process, 15 hospitals trust us
that we will train their students in healthcare and nursing. This is possible
because the old tradition of on-site training in the hospital has been coupled
with central training in the school.

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Training at medical vocational schools
This educational training imparts well-founded knowledge
contents from the sphere of nursing and social sciences as
well as medicine. In addition, depending on the specifics
and area of job responsibility, career-specific knowledge and
therapy methods will be conveyed and trained in practical
phases. These training measures conclude with written and
oral examinations. The acquired professional qualification is
partially international recognised. Subsequent employment
in healthcare and nursing institutions as well as rehabilita-
tion facilities can result.
Interested parties should provide evidence of a school-
leaving qualification equivalent to the German Realschulab-
schluss (secondary school certificate) and have a good com-
mand of German. Depending on the job profile, the training
lasts three years:
Occupational therapist
Physiotherapist
Speech therapist
Target group:
Secondary school graduates
Duration:
The training measures encompass 3 years.
Fees:
Depends on job profile
Contact:
Training Centre for the Saxon Economy Group
Vertrieb und Entwicklung
Dr. Ralf Hübner
Rudolf-Walther-Straße 4
01156 Dresden
Telephone: +49 351 42 50 253
E-Mail: ralf.huebner@bsw-mail.de
Website:
www.bsw-sachsen.de
Institution:
The training provided by Unternehmensgruppe Bildungswerk der Sächsischen
Wirtschaft (bsw) imparts career-specific knowledge and therapy methods which
will be additional trained in practical phases. The well-founded knowledge con-
tents stem from the fields of nursing and social science as well as medicine.

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Professional training at the DPFA
Akademiegruppe in Saxony
Geriatric nursing
Dieticians (dietetics)
Occupational therapy
Nursing assistance
Medical documentation assistants (medical informatics)
Physiotherapy
Social assistants
Well-founded knowledge contents from the sphere of medi-
cine as well as the field or nursing and social sciences will
be imparted in the course of professional training measures.
In addition, depending on the specifics and the job profile’s
area of responsibility, the provision of current career-specific
knowledge, modern nursing concepts and therapy methods
is included.
The content of teaching will be practically applied in the
course of longer supervised practical phases in enterprises
(retirement homes, hospitals, therapeutic institutions etc.).
The German vocational training system is exemplary in its
practical orientation and is recognised worldwide as unique.
These training measures conclude with written and oral ex-
aminations. The acquired professional qualification is offi-
cially recognised. Subsequent employment in healthcare and
nursing institutions as well as in social fields can result.
The DPFA Akademiegruppe schools are not only open to
German students. Young persons from other countries can
also take advantage of this opportunity. Training courses are
open to school graduates as well as students who already
have another professional qualification. Even today many
foreign students are studying at DPFA.
In addition to a qualified secondary school certificate
(general qualification for university entrance) and a mini-
mum age of 18 years, well-founded knowledge of the
German language (at least level B2) is a prerequisite for
training. One-semester and two-semester German cours-
es as well as a “Summer School Deutsch” will be offered in
preparation for the training. Accommodation and socio-
educational support of foreign students will be secured
by DPFA.
Target group:
Students with entrance qualification for a professional school or general qualifi-
cation for university entrance; minimum age 18, but no age limit
Duration:
2 to 3 years, depending on the faculty (full time)
Fees:
On request
Contact:
DPFA Akademiegruppe
Dr. Detlev Freyhoff · Direktor für Internationale Arbeit
Reichenbacher Str. 158 · 08056 Zwickau
Telephone: +49 375 2700742 · Telefax: +49 375 2700710
E-Mail: international@dpfa-akademiegruppe.com
Website:
www.international.dpfa.de
Institution:
DPFA Akademiegruppe is a private corporate group with 14 locations in Ger-
many as well as in Eastern Europe. Today DPFA Akademiegruppe has more than
50 schools and educational institutions. DPFA Hochschule [University of Applied
Sciences] Sachsen was established in 2011. With more than 10,000 students,
pupils, trainees and course participants annually, DPFA Akademiegruppe creates
solid and attractive future perspectives for its trainees.

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Vocational school for healthcare
professional and nurses at Klinik
Bavaria
Training as registered nurse
Professional training as a registered nurse can be completed
at the Vocational School for Healthcare and Nursing in Kreis-
cha starting 1 March 2013 or 1 September 2013. Our gradu-
ates will acquire broad occupational field expertise and com-
petency in the registered nurse job profile with this training.
The theoretical training encompasses 2,300 hours of in-
struction. The team of qualified teachers consists of certified
nursing teachers, nursing personnel with academic degrees,
experienced physicians as well as other educational employ-
ees. Instruction takes place through implementation of the
learning field concept in the professional training according
to the curriculum established by the Saxon State Ministry of
Education and Cultural Affairs.
The 2,500 hours of practical training takes place at the Fach-
und Privatkrankenhaus [“Specialised & Private Hospital”]
(featuring neurology and internal medicine, interdisciplinary
centre for long-term mechanical ventilation, mechanical
ventilation weaning and home mechanical ventilation), in
the specialised departments of the rehabilitation centre at
Klinik Bavaria Kreischa, as well as at cooperation institutions
(acute care hospitals, outpatient nursing services etc.). The
training will be expanded in theory and practice through ad-
ditional, specific and in-depth training emphases.
There is a possibility to additionally start an extra-occupational
Bachelor’s degree in collaboration with Hamburger Fern-Hoch-
schule [University of Applied Sciences for distance learning].
Target group:
An advanced vocational certificate, a good German Realschulabschluss (sec-
ondary school qualification) or Hauptschulabschluss (certificate of secondary
education) with 2 years of professional training or an examination as a nursing
assistant as well as medical fitness to practice the respective profession are
entrance requirements.
Duration:
The training encompasses 3 years.
Fees:
A trainee allowance will be paid.
Contact:
Berufsfachschule für Gesundheits- und Krankenpflege am
Fach- und Privatkrankenhaus der Klinik Bavaria Kreischa
Ms. Claudia Flämig
An der Wolfsschlucht 1–3 · 01731 Kreischa
Telephone: +49 35206 55306 · Telefax: +49 35206 55302
E-Mail: claudia.flaemig@klinik-bavaria.de
Website:
www.klinik-bavaria.de
Current information is also available on Facebook and YouTube (Klinik Bavaria).
Institution:
The vocational school for healthcare professional and nurses has been oriented
towards international standards.

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1st European School for Physiothera-
py, Occupational Therapy and Speech
Therapy at Klinik Bavaria
Training as speech therapists, occupational therapists
and physiotherapists
The 3-year training programmes follow the national frame-
work curricula and examination regulations for the respec-
tive faculty and end after successful examination with ac-
quisition of the officially recognised professional permit.
Trainees gain insight into the respective study conditions of
the individual country due to a close collaboration with var-
ious international institutions, where traineeships are also
completed.
The three medical vocational schools benefit from the di-
rect connection to Klinik Bavaria Kreischa not far from
Dresden, one of the largest rehabilitation clinics nationwide
with 1,000 beds and all ranges of indication, whereby an
outstanding connection between theory and practice can
be established. Trainees will be instructed by highly quali-
fied specialist teachers and medical specialists. A large part
of traineeships will be completed in the departments of the
directly neighbouring Kliniken Bavaria. Experienced thera-
pists lend their support to the trainees here. The many years
of experience and high-quality training provide good op-
portunities in the international employment market for our
graduates.
There is a possibility to additionally start an extra-occupa-
tional Bachelor’s degree in collaboration with Hamburger
Fern-Hochschule [University of Applied Sciences for dis-
tance learning].
Target group:
Good German Realschulabschluss (secondary school qualification), equal or
higher-level certificate as well as medical fitness to practice the respective
profession; traineeships desirable
Duration:
The training measures encompass 3 years.
Fees:
On request
Contact:
Erste Europäische Schule für Physiotherapie, Ergotherapie und Logopädie
Klinik Bavaria
Ms. Marion Schmutz
Saidaer Straße 1
01731 Kreischa
Telephone: +49 35206 55305
Telefax: +49 35206 55302
E-Mail: info@bavaria-schulen.de
Website:
www.bavaria-schulen
Current information is also available on Facebook and YouTube (Klinik Bavaria).
Institution:
The 1st European School for Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech
Therapy has been oriented towards international standards for years.

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Traning in non-academic
healthcare professions
Training as dieticians
Theoretical training in the fields:
Dietetics, Food science
Nutritional biochemistry
Nutritional psychology and sociology
General pathology
Special pathology and nutritional medicine
Anatomy, Physiologie
Hygiene and toxicology
Technical English
Vocational studies and law
Hospital business administration
Organisation of kitchen operation
Specialised practical training in the fields:
Dietetics, Cooking and kitchen technology
Theoretical training:
Fundamentals in medical and scientific subject areas.
Target group:
Students with good German Realschulabschluss (secondary school qualifica-
tion) or with entrance qualification for a professional school/general qualifica-
tion for university entrance (good marks in scientific subjects and in German)
Duration:
3 years
Fees:
Tuition-free
Target group:
Students with good German Realschulabschluss (secondary school qualifica-
tion) or with entrance qualification for a professional school/general qualifica-
tion for university entrance (good marks in scientific subjects and in German)
Duration:
3 years
Fees:
Tuition-free
Practical training:
Practical basic training for laboratory diagnostic examina-
tion methods in the fields:
Haematology, Histology/cytology
Clinical chemistry, Microbiology
Training as medical-technical laboratory assistants
Practical training:
Communal catering
Dietary cooking, dietary therapy
Dietary and nutritional advice
Ward traineeship

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Training as medical-technical radiology assistants
Theoretical training:
Fundamentals in medical and scientific subject areas.
Training as orthoptists
General ophthalmology
Eye movement disorders
Neuro-ophthalmology
Training as physiotherapists
Theoretical fundamentals in the following medical, scientific,
psychological and sociological subject areas:
Anatomy
Physiology
Special pathology
Applied physics and biomechanics
Psychology, sociology and educational theory etc.
Practical training:
Practical basic training for radiological examination and
therapeutic methods.
Practical basic training for physiotherapeutic techniques:
Physical education
Assessment and examination techniques
Physiotherapeutic techniques
Massage techniques
Electrotherapy
Hydrotherapy
Target group:
Students with good German Realschulabschluss (secondary school qualifica-
tion) or with entrance qualification for a professional school/general qualifica-
tion for university entrance (good marks in scientific subjects and in German)
Duration:
3 years
Fees:
Tuition-free
Target group:
Students with good German Realschulabschluss (secondary school qualifica-
tion) or with entrance qualification for a professional school/general qualifica-
tion for university entrance (good marks in scientific subjects and in German)
Duration:
3 years
Fees:
Tuition-free
Target group:
Students with good German Realschulabschluss (secondary school qualifica-
tion) or with entrance qualification for a professional school/general qualifica-
tion for university entrance (good marks in scientific subjects and in German)
Duration:
3 years
Fees:
Tuition-free
Application of physiotherapeutic methods in medical fields
Orthoptics/pleoptics
Physics/optics/principles of ophthalmic lenses
Special anatomy/physiology

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Target group:
Students with good German Realschulabschluss (secondary school qualifica-
tion) or with entrance qualification for a professional school/general qualifica-
tion for university entrance (good marks in scientific subjects and in German)
Duration:
3 years
Fees:
Tuition-free (training is compensated according to HTV [company agreement])
Target group:
Students with good German Realschulabschluss (secondary school qualifica-
tion) or with entrance qualification for a professional school/general qualifica-
tion for university entrance (good marks in scientific subjects and in German)
Duration:
3 years
Fees:
Tuition-free (training is compensated according to HTV [company agreement])
Training as healthcare professional and paediatric nurse
Training takes place in accordance with the German Federal Nursing Act of 1 January 2004.
Training as midwife/male midwife
Training takes place in accordance with the German Training and Examination Ordinance for Midwives and Male Midwives.
Contact:
Universitätsklinikum Leipzig AöR
Medizinische Berufsfachschule
Büro für Schülerangelegenheiten
Ms. Ines Teichelmann
Richterstraße 9-11
04105 Leipzig
Telephone: +49 341 97 25105
E-Mail: ines.teichelmann@uniklinik-leipzig.de
Website:
www.uniklinik-leipzig.de
Contact:
Universitätsklinikum Leipzig AöR
Medizinische Berufsfachschule
Büro für Schülerangelegenheiten
Ms. Kerstin Grigat
Richterstraße 9–11
04105 Leipzig
Telephone: +49 341 97 14155
E-Mail: kerstin.grigat@uniklinik-leipzig.de
Website:
www.uniklinik-leipzig.de

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Training in non-academic healthcare
professions
Healthcare and nursing
Healthcare and nursing – a profession with a future!
In a time in which people are getting older and older, and
diseases are increasing, healthcare professionals and nurses
are important reference persons and are able to care for
sick people professionally, holistically and in accordance
with their individuality. Healthcare and nursing is a profes-
sion that preserves life, supports health and sick people, and
which can be practiced for a lifetime.
The training in theoretical and practical instruction as well
as practical training takes place on the basis of the German
Federal Nursing Act of 16 July 2003 and the German Train-
ing and Examination Ordinance for Nursing Professions of
10 November 2003.
Target group:
Entrance requirements are:
Medical fitness
German Realschulabschluss (secondary school qualification) or an
equivalent education; or
German Hauptschulabschluss (certificate of secondary education)
and successful completion of a two-year preparatory nursing school; or
Hauptschulabschluss and two years of vocational training or completed
training as a nursing assistant
Good achievements, above all in scientific subjects and German
Duration:
3 years
2,100 hours of theoretical and practical instruction
2,500 hours of practical training
Allowance:
Training allowance according to tariff agreement

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Healthcare and paediatric nursing
“Sick children are not adult patients!”
The training in theoretical and practical instruction as well
as practical training takes place on the basis of the German
Federal Nursing Act (KrPflG) of 16 July 2003 and the Ger-
man Training and Examination Ordinance for Nursing Pro-
fessions of 10 November 2003.
Target group:
Entrance requirements are:
At least 16 years of age
Orthopaedic and general medical fitness
German Realschulabschluss (secondary school qualification) or an
equivalent education; or
German Hauptschulabschluss (certificate of secondary education)
and successful completion of two years of vocational training
Duration:
3 years
2,900 hours of theoretical and practical instruction
1,600 hours of practical training
Allowance:
No training allowance; student support is possible through the German
Target group:
Entrance requirements are:
Medical fitness
German Realschulabschluss (secondary school qualification) or an
equivalent education; or
German Hauptschulabschluss (certificate of secondary education) and
successful completion of a two-year preparatory nursing school; or
Hauptschulabschluss and two years of vocational training or
completed training as a nursing assistant
Good achievements, above all in scientific subjects and German
(Subjects deselected in class 11 or 12 must be verified through the 10th class
school report.)
Duration:
3 years
2,100 hours of theoretical and practical instruction
2,500 hours of practical training
Allowance:
Training allowance according to tariff agreement
Physiotherapy
Developments in healthcare system require an adaptation of
the healthcare profession physiotherapist. We develop the
professional self-understanding for a constant expansion
and deepening of specialised knowledge, skills and social
competencies in the physiotherapy training field at Carus
Akademie by means of numerous projects:
Counselling parents with infants regarding the child’s
natural motional development;
Back-friendly working method for healthcare profes-
sions;
Sports for preschool children under physiotherapeutic
aspects;
Sports programme for programmes for mentally disa-
bled and autistic people;
Supporting large-scale sports events in Dresden (e.g. the
Oberelbe-Marathon).

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Target group:
Entrance requirements are:
Medical fitness, verified by means of a medical certificate
German Realschulabschluss (secondary school qualification) or an
equivalent completed education; or general qualification for university
entrance
A prevocational traineeship in an operating theatre or on a surgical
ward is desirable.
Duration:
3 years
1,600 hours of theoretical and practical instruction
3,000 hours of practical training
Allowance:
Training allowance according to tariff agreement
Target group:
Entrance requirements are:
Medical fitness
German Realschulabschluss (secondary school qualification) or an
equivalent completed education; or
German Hauptschulabschluss (certificate of secondary education)
and two years of vocational training
An obstetric traineeship is desirable
Good achievements, above all in scientific subjects and German
Training can be shorted by one year for trained healthcare professionals and
nurses or healthcare professionals and paediatric nurses.
Duration:
3 years
1,600 hours of theoretical and practical instruction
3,000 hours of practical training
Allowance:
Training allowance according to tariff agreement
Surgical technician
The job profile surgical technician (OTA) is an emergent
medical assistant profession with increasing demand in the
employment market. Surgical technicians will be trained
for the special and diverse tasks in terms of surgical duty,
polyclinic, endoscopy and central sterilisation department.
Among their tasks are the preparation and follow-up of di-
agnostic measures and surgical interventions, unsterile and
Midwifery (midwife/male midwife)
Midwives accompany and support families during pregnancy, birth, lying-in period and breastfeeding.
sterile assistance during operations, comprehensive care of
patients in the operating theatre, responsibility for the im-
plementation of hygienic measures and collaboration in an
interdisciplinary team.
Training takes place on the basis of the recommendation of
the German Hospital Federation of 20 September 2011.

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Contact:
Ms. Jana Ruhland
Alemannenstraße 14
01309 Dresden
Telephone: +49 351 458-2423
E-Mail: jana.ruhland@uniklinikum-dresden.de
Website:
www.uniklinikum-dresden.de/carusakademie
Application:
Please use the online application tool at:
www.uniklinikum-dresden.de/jobs
> Ausbildungsplätze (training positions)
Institution:
Carus Akademie at University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden offers gen-
eral but also individual training, further training and advanced training for all
business units and interested external parties. The sphere of training in the
Department Professional Schools is tasked with continuously selecting and
training suitable high-quality candidates to secure trainees in non-physician
medical service for the entire University Hospital and network establishments.
The sphere of further training and advanced training in the Department Con-
tinuing Professional Development develops and provides educational opportu-
nities as classroom and in-house training courses. Online and blended learning
opportunities are in the planning stage. In the Department of First & Second
Cycle Education, and in cooperation with Dresden International University
(DIU), Carus Akademie at University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden devel-
ops courses of studies which – parallel to training – lead to the first academic
degree, Bachelor of Science. Professions such as healthcare and nursing or
paediatric nursing, physiotherapy and midwifery are currently on offer. As a
rule, a high theoretical and practical level is sustained by means of a strong
transfer of knowledge from everyday clinical routine for the educational op-
portunities developed and implemented for the University Hospital.

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84 | Qualifications
Public health service
Work shadowing in the Department of Health
Alongside outpatient and inpatient care, the Public Health
Service (ÖGD) also represents the third pillar of healthcare
in Germany. As such, it is central to the protection and pro-
motion of health, and it observes and evaluates the health
of the population. The health departments are a part of the
ÖGD, the legal basis of which is the Public Health Service Act
in the Free State of Saxony.
The social, economic and demographic changes to society
require the Public Health Service to be able to adapt flexibly.
To ensure a specific influence on the quality of the services
provided, Saxony’s State Association of ÖGD Doctors and
Dentists has drawn up procedural guidelines for the assur-
ance of quality in the health departments of the rural and
urban districts (Mission Statement of the Departments of
Health in Saxony,
www.lv-oegd-sachsen.de).
To prevent and fight contagious diseases, the health depart-
ments work in close partnership with the Robert Koch Insti-
tute, which operates throughout Germany, and the Saxon
State Health and Veterinary Research Institute. Profession-
ally coordinated collaborations and management strategies
have proved themselves in a number of cases, including
those of avian flu (2006), swine flu (2010) and food-borne
epidemics in 2012 (such as noroviruses), and are being qual-
ified and developed further.
Qualifications offered:
work shadowing in the hygiene branch of the Leipzig De-
partment of Health:
protection from infection;
hospital hygiene;
HIV and AIDS advice;
care for tuberculosis patients.
Qualification training participants have the opportunity to
gain a practical insight into the following main areas of work:
management of notifiable diseases;
management of multi-resistant pathogens and nosoco-
mial infections;
information on the multi-resistant germ network (Leip-
zig Initiative against Resis-tances to Antibiotics);
hygiene inspections in hospitals and other medical fa-
cilities;
HIV testing;
giving advice on sexually transmitted infections and
AIDS, including prevention events;
monitoring tuberculosis patients;
surveys of environment for tuberculosis patients;
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Target group:
Doctors and intermediate medical staff
Duration:
2 to 4 weeks
Fees:
500 to 1,000 EUR per person (depending on duration)
Contact:
City of Leipzig
Department of Health
Dr. med. Regine Krause-Döring
Friedrich-Ebert-Str. 19a
Telephone: +49 341 123-68003
E-Mail: regine.krause-doering@leipzig.de
Website:
www.leipzig.de/gesundheit
Institution:
City of Leipzig, Department of Health

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Management tools in the
health market
The changes in the health market present clinic staff with
increased challenges, which are almost impossible to over-
come without a basic understanding of business manage-
ment. This series of workshops shines a closer light on the
business aspects of health services, and provides partici-
pants with sound management know-how.
Process management
More than ever, economic activity has become essential in
clinic work to ensure successful action on the market in fu-
ture. The existing workflows in the clinics need to be identi-
fied and, if possible, optimised.
As well as providing a better understanding of the manage-
ment aspects of a hospital, the activities focus on optimising
internal and customer-related processes in order to increase
patient satisfaction. This first of all entails an explanation
of the method for recording the current situation and then,
building on this, an analysis of the potential for improve-
ment with the help of service blueprinting and the corre-
sponding process management software.
Innovation management
The innovation management module provides a framework
for developing service strategies that demonstrate what
services are capable of generating turnover, and in what
way. This includes detailed product and service concepts, as
well as cost comparisons of various supply chains and pay-
ment models for potential customers. This results in promis-
ing business concepts.
To compare the possible alternative ways to provide prod-
ucts and services or to structure the business model, we
make use of modern methods such as quality function de-
ployment, which reveals and evaluates the effects of adapt-
ing to customer preferences.
SMILE.medibiz offers the following courses:
The full series of workshops in management tools in
the health market, including the innovation and process
management modules
The seminars or workshops in innovation and project
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Target group:
Staff in clinics and other service providers in the health market
Duration:
3 to 5 days
Fees:
750 EUR per person Series of events: management in the health market
500 EUR per person Innovation management (individual)
350 EUR per person Process management (individual)
Contact:
SMILE.medibiz
Life Science Entrepreneurship Office (LEO)
Prof. Dr. Utz Dornberger
Deutscher Platz 4
04103 Leipzig
Telephone: +49 341 9731 386
E-Mail: dornberger@uni-leipzig.de
Website:
www.medibiz.org
Institution:
SMILE.medibiz has years of experience in supporting start-ups and carrying
out training courses in the field of life sciences. Its experts have been leading
seminars on the subjects of innovation and process management for more
than ten years in Germany and abroad. The work focuses mainly on analysing
the research requirements of businesses, initiating collaborative projects and
quickly transferring the results of research to the market. In the past few years,
SMILE.medibiz has supported over 17 technological companies in establishing
themselves through innovative products and services. More than 13 million
euros have been raised by SMILE-medibiz’s start-up teams.

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Hospital management in small or
mid-sized clinics
Starting points, challenges
Dependence of medical capacity on financial resources; net-
working service providers; integrated care contracts; outpa-
tients before inpatients; the influence of health insurance
as a financial backer and a cause of difficult bureaucratic
effort; demographic development – the significance of pre-
vention – rising costs (tariff, investment costs, medical tech-
nology, higher costs of care, competition – working under or
over capacity).
In summary: the essential trends, higher demands for qual-
ity and risk control; increase in the concentration process
pending cost and performance pressures; integration of
service providers; decreasing duration of stay; increased
privatisation in hospital administration caused by decrease
of public means.
Core hospital processes
Key points; regional situation; strategic target setting; con-
struction situation; spatial situation; situation of on-site
medical outpatient care; networking with outside facilities
(hospitals, doctors, pharmacies).
Hospital management/staff management/quality man-
agement
Introduction (external advertising, patient information, al-
location of appointments, internet); admission (reception,
emergency admission, inpatient/outpatient admission,
signage system); accommodation/meals (hygiene, food,
cleaning, laundry, waste, environment, data protection, fire
safety). Diagnostics (laboratory, X-rays, CT scans, informing
patients); therapy (visits, information, operation manage-
ment, medical products, physiotherapy); discharge (transi-
tion, medical report, archiving, handling deceased patients,
quality assurance); accounting structure.
Proposals for optimising hospital management
Stronger patient and referrer focus; medical supply centre;
integrated supply contracts; up-to-date communication and
billing structures; increased process-oriented organisation;
strategy for increasing productivity, economising medicine;
increase in employees’ demands; performance-based pay.
Extra day seminars on accountancy in the health sector as
the basis of the business’s profitability.

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Target group:
Healthcare, nursing and geriatric care staff
Duration:
1 week
Fees:
around 1,000 EUR
Contact:
Förderverein Altershilfe Muldental e. V.
Mr. Hans Werner Bärsch
An der Birken 1
04821 Brandis
Telephone: +49 34292 72493
E-Mail: hFVAltershilfe@t-online.de
Website:
www.foerderverein-Altershilfe.de
Institution:
Förderverein Altenhilfe Muldental e. V. was founded in 1999. The association’s
aim is to promote the interests of older people in need of care, regardless of
their economic, social, national or cultural origin or situation. Training is led
by Kunadt Unternehmensberatungsgesellschaft mbH. The lecturer has many
years’ experience managing a hospital company in Saxony. He is a fluent
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Opportunities for advanced
training
These courses, which take place over one or more days,
provide non-academic professionals in the healthcare and
nursing sectors with sound additional knowledge, allowing
them to meet the growing demands of their professional
lives and the latest scientific discoveries and research. The
range of topics is extensive and covers everything from spe-
cialist knowledge to the teaching and training of the social
skills required when working with patients.
These opportunities for advanced training are aimed at
qualified experts as well as assistant nurses and therapists.
Depending on the topic and goal of the further training, the
courses run for between one and ten days.
Various advanced training courses in speech therapy
Various advanced training courses in occupational thera-
py
Various advanced training courses in physiotherapy
Promoting business process thinking
Business management affects every employee, even in care
facilities. Process optimisation have become extremely impor-
tant. For this reason, it is important that employees think in
business categories. A business game is used to teach business
knowledge and relationships in a fast and intelligible manner.
Course content and methodology:
Key business concepts and relationships
Performance indicators
Idiosyncrasies of business processes in care facilities
Simulation of three business years (with possible scope
for decision-making)
Assessment of the economic situation
Evaluation of performance indicators
Organisation and moderation of the exchange of experi-
ences with German healthcare and nursing institutions
Target group:
(Assistant) nurses, trainee nurses
Duration:
1 to 2 days
Fees:
to be arranged, dependent on scope and content
Contact:
Unternehmensgruppe Bildungswerk der Sächsischen Wirtschaft
[Training Centre for the Saxon Economy Group]
Sales and Development
Herr Dr. Ralf Hübner
Rudolf-Walther-Straße 4
01156 Dresden
Telephone: +49 351 4250253
E-Mail: ralf.huebner@bsw-mail.de
Website:
www.bsw-sachsen.de
Institution:
The bsw (Training Centre for the Saxon Economy Group) provides further train-
ing that gives every student targeted, multi-faceted qualifications for day-to-
day nursing work. The courses generally contain work experience stages in
healthcare and nursing facilities.

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Professional qualifications in the
healthcare and nursing sectors –
advanced training with the DPFA
The DPFA offers a large selection of courses, seminars and
workshops, but also customised coaching sessions for
healthcare and nursing businesses. Among the professional
qualifications on offer, the following are of particular note:
Physiotherapy and occupational therapy
Basic Bobath course (parts 1 and 2) – reporting results
and treating adults with neurological disorders,
Manual therapy for scars – techniques for diagnosing
and for fully and permanently healing any scars,
Back trainer/teacher (training as according to Dr Brügge)
– introduction to a functional understanding of posture
and motor problems,
Basal stimulation during care for people with serious
perception disorders – development of the theoretical
basics for treating various areas of perception,
Manual extension of the cervical vertebrae (in accord-
ance with Onderka and Dr Müller-Stephan) – students
receive theoretical instruction on setting up manual ex-
tension of the cervical vertebrae. They learn techniques
to relieve motor inhibitions and obstructions in the area
of the cervical vertebrae/head joints and the neck/shoul-
der area,
Nursing and nursing management
Additional qualification in curative education – focuses
on teaching decision-making skills for carrying out tasks
in educating, training, supporting, caring for and taking
charge of children who are either disabled or threatened
by disability,
Mentors (additional qualification for educational pro-
fessionals in social facilities) – mentors are the link
between the theoretical and practical areas of study in
training and development; they are seen as coaches and
learning supporters.
Management and health – the interplay – students re-
flect on the relationship between management behav-
iour and its impact on the health of employees, and
learn about new practices for health-oriented manage-
ment.
Assistant nursing staff – through practical exercises,
students gain a better understanding of the causes,
symptoms and impacts of illness so that they can better
handle patients, residents and relatives.
The training opportunities on offer include, in particular, the
advanced training of doctors, therapists and nursing staff,
educators, mentors, teachers and head teachers, as well as
that of managers and employees in disability care facilities.
As part of the training, participants are taught in the areas
that are crucial to qualified employment in healthcare, nurs-
ing and social facilities.
Students should have a good knowledge of German before
they start. Preparatory courses are also provided.
Training can be provided either in Germany or abroad. The
DPFA is open to multifaceted collaboration with partners
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Target group:
Doctors, therapists and nursing staff, educators, mentors, teachers and head
teachers, as well as managers and employees in disabled care facilities
Duration:
To be arranged
Fees:
On request
Contact:
DPFA Akademiegruppe
Dr. Detlev Freyhoff
Direktor für Internationale Arbeit
Reichenbacher Str. 158
08056 Zwickau
Telephone: +49 375 2700742
E-Mail: international@dpfa-akademiegruppe.com
Website:
www.international.dpfa.de
Institution:
The DPFA academy group is a private group of companies with 14 offices in
Germany and eastern Europe. Today, the DPFA academy group boasts more
than 50 schools and other training facilities. In 2011, the DPFA University of
Saxony was founded. With more than 10,000 students, pupils, trainees and
course participants each year, the DPFA academy group is creating solid and
attractive prospects for the future of its trainees.

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Paediatric intensive care
This training course is run on the basis of the German Hos-
pital Association’s Recommendations and Guidelines of 20th
September 2011.
Title of qualification:
“Healthcare provider and nurse in paediatric intensive
care”
“Healthcare provider and children’s nurse in paediatric
intensive care”
Management tasks in healthcare facilities
Title of qualification:
“Specialist in management tasks in healthcare facilities”
Target group:
Those who have completed professional training as a healthcare provider and
nurse or as a healthcare provider and children’s nurse and have permission to
use the professional title, as well as at least two years’ experience in nursing
or children’s nursing following their professional training (of which at least six
months must be in intensive care or anaesthesia).
Duration:
2 years
theoretical instruction: 720 hours,
practical training: 2,350 hours
Fees:
2,700 EUR
Target group:
Those who have completed professional training in a healthcare profession, in
accordance with §2 par. 2 of the Training in the Healthcare Professions Act
Duration:
13 months
basic level:
200 hours
advanced level:
320 hours
practical further training: 200 hours
Fees:
Basic level:
850 EUR
Advanced level: 1,650 EUR
Further training courses

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Oncology
Title of qualification:
“Specialist healthcare provider and nurse in oncology”
“Specialist healthcare provider and children’s nurse in oncology”
“Specialist geriatric nurse in oncology”
Intensive care and anaesthesia
Title of qualification:
“Healthcare provider and nurse in intensive care and anaesthesia”
“Healthcare provider and children’s nurse in intensive care and anaesthesia”
Target group:
Those with a professional qualification as a geriatric nurse with three years’ train-
ing, a healthcare provider and children’s nurse, or a healthcare provider and nurse.
For those qualified as geriatric nurses with two years’ training, proof of participa-
tion in a treatment care course in accordance with annex 22 of the Training in the
Healthcare Professions Act is required. Additionally, at least 6 months’ experience
in oncology is required to have been carried out within the last 2 years.
Duration:
2 years
basic level:
250 hours
advanced level:
470 hours
practical training: 2,000 hours
Fees:
Basic level:
1,050 EUR, plus 60 EUR examination fees
Advanced level:
2,150 EUR, plus 105 EUR examination fees
Target group:
Those with a professional qualification as a healthcare provider and nurse or
healthcare provider and children’s nurse and permission to use the professional
title, as well as at least two years’ experience in nursing or children’s nursing, of
which six months must be in intensive care.
Duration:
2 years
theoretical instruction: 720 hours
practical training:
2,350 hours
Fees:
2,700 EUR

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Neurology with focus on strokes
Title of qualification:
“Specialist healthcare provider and nurse in neurology with focus on strokes”
“Specialist healthcare provider and children’s nurse in neurology with focus on strokes”
“Specialist geriatric nurse in neurology with focus on strokes”
Intermediate care
The further training course is run on the basis of the cur-
riculum of the Carus Akademie at the Carl Gustav Carus Uni-
versity Clinic Dresden. To a large extent, the curriculum fol-
lows the contents of the recommendations of the German
Hospital Association (DKG) on further professional training
in intensive care and anaesthesia.
Target group:
Those with a professional qualification as a geriatric nurse with three years’
training, a healthcare provider and children’s nurse or a healthcare provider
and nurse. For those qualified as geriatric nurses with two years’ training,
proof of participation in a treatment care course in accordance with annex 22
of the Training in the Healthcare Professions Act is required.
Additionally, at least 6 months’ experience in caring for patients with neu-
rological diseases, in particular strokes, is required to have been carried out
within the last 2 years.
Duration:
2 years
basic level: 250 hours
advanced level: 470 hours
practical training: 560 hours
Fees:
Basic level:
1,050 EUR, plus 60 EUR examination fees
Advanced level: 2,150 EUR, plus 105 EUR examination fees
Target group:
Those who have completed professional training as a healthcare provider and
nurse or healthcare provider and children’s nurse, and at least 6 months’ expe-
rience in inpatient care
Duration:
1 year
theoretical instruction: 300 hours
practical training:
1,000 hours
Fees:
1,700 EUR
Qualification:
Certificate of the Carus Akademie at the Carl Gustav Ca-
rus University Clinic Dresden

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Professional skills I and II
(assistant sterilisation technician)
The courses comply with the requirements of the European
Society for Hospital Sterile Supply, Germany Section and are
run in accordance with the guidelines of the German and
Swiss Associations for Sterile Supply (DGSV and SGSV) for
professional skills I or II.
Psychosomatics and psychotherapy
Title of qualification:
“Specialist healthcare provider and nurse in psychoso-
matics and psychotherapy”.
“Specialist healthcare provider and children’s nurse in
psychosomatics and psychotherapy”
Target group:
Professional skills I
Those with at least one year’s experience in a hospital’s central sterile supply
department (ZSVA)
Professional skills II
Those who have completed Professional skills I (assistant sterilisation techni-
cian, DGSV)
Requires proof of 3 internship assignments (DGSV internship report) provid-
ing experience of work in anaesthesia, intensive care and surgery, and in the
functional areas of emergency response, endoscopy, outpatient care/accident
and emergency, at the start of the Professional skills II course.
Duration:
Professional skills I:
120 hours
Professional skills II: 80 hours
Fees:
Professional skills I:
890 EUR
Professional skills II: 640 EUR
Target group:
Those with a professional qualification as a geriatric nurse, a healthcare pro-
vider and children’s nurse or a healthcare provider and nurse, as well as at
least 24 months’ experience in the appropriate field of work for the desired
qualification, which must have been carried out within the last 5 years
Duration:
2 years
basic level:
250 hours
advanced level:
470 hours
practical training: 2,000 hours
Fees:
Basic level:
1,050 EUR
Advanced level: 2,150 EUR, plus 20 hours individual experience
through personal performance
Title of qualification, Professional skills I
:
“Assistant sterilisation technician (DGSV)”
Title of qualification, Professional skills II:
“Assistant sterilisation technician with increased tasks
and responsibility (DGSV)”
“Specialist geriatric nurse in psychosomatics and psy-
chotherapy”

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Mentorship
Title of qualification:
“Mentor”
Radiological protection
General psychiatry
Title of qualification:
“Specialist healthcare provider and nurse in general psy-
chiatry”
Target group:
Those with a professional qualification in a healthcare profession and at least
24 months’ professional experience.
Duration:
6 months
basic level:
80 hours
advanced level: 120 hours
Fees:
990 EUR
Target group:
Those who have completed medical training and who operate or switch on
X-ray equipment on the direct instructions of the attending physician.
To take unit 11, unit 10 must have been successfully completed.
Duration:
Unit 10: 20 hours
Unit 11: 4 hours
Fees:
Unit 10: 150 EUR
Unit 11: 75 EUR
Target group:
Those with a professional qualification as a geriatric nurse, a healthcare pro-
vider and children’s nurse or a healthcare provider and nurse, as well as at
least 24 months’ experience in the appropriate field of work for the desired
qualification, which must have been carried out within the last 5 years.
Duration:
2 years
basic level:
250 hours
advanced level:
470 hours
practical training: 2,000 hours
Fees:
Basic level:
1,050 EUR
Advanced level: 1,900 EUR
“Specialist healthcare provider and children’s nurse in
general psychiatry”
“Specialist geriatric nurse in general psychiatry“

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Contact:
Universitätsklinikum Carl Gustav Carus Dresden
at the Technische Universität Dresden AöR
Carus Akademie
Fetscherstraße 74
01307 Dresden
Registration:
Ms. Elvira Peschel
Alemannenstraße 14
01309 Dresden
Telephone: +49 351 458-3635
Telefax: +49 351 458-5761
E-Mail: elvira.peschel@uniklinikum-dresden.de
Website:
www.uniklinikum-dresden.de/carusakademie
Genetic testing
Contents of this further training course for doctors:
genetics and genetic testing
HNPCC syndrome
legal framework (genetic testing law)
checklist for testing procedure (for referring physicians)
specific preventive recommendations for hereditary
colorectal cancer
Target group:
Doctors
Duration:
1 day
Fees:
30 EUR
Contact:
Universitätsklinikum Carl Gustav Carus Dresden
at the Technischen Universität Dresden AöR
Carus Akademie
Fetscherstraße 74
01307 Dresden
Registration:
Ms. Kathrin Hildebrandt
Telephone: +49 351 458-5175
Telefax: +49 351 458-5761
E-Mail: kathrin.hildebrandt@uniklinikum-dresden.de
Website:
www.uniklinikum-dresden.de/carusakademie
Institution:
See page
Lecturer:
Prof. Dr. med. Hans K. Schackert
(head of the surgical research department at the Carl Gustav
Carus University Clinic Dresden at the TU Dresden)

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Advanced training courses
Advanced training in intensive care and anaesthesia
(medical care for adults as well as children and young
people)
Caring for and supporting the ill at intensive monitoring and
treatment stations, as well as in anaesthesiology depart-
ments, presents a complex challenge. Rising requirements,
such as the constantly increasing development of medi-
cal technology and nursing, longer life expectancy and the
consequent increase in multimorbid patients, and, last but
not least, higher expectations for medical and nursing staff,
demand a high level of qualification of the staff working in
the sector.
The training courses teach knowledge, skills and behaviour
on the basis of patient-oriented professional understanding
and a faithful transfer from theory into practice. Of particu-
lar importance are the expansion and deepening of general
and specialist knowledge, as well as the promotion of medi-
cal and nursing decision-making skills with consideration for
psychosocial and ethical aspects.
The training course is state-recognised and corresponds to
the specifications of the relevant Saxon further training or-
dinance.
Target group:
Healthcare providers and (children’s) nurses with proof of at least six months’
experience in the desired further training field, which must have been carried
out in the last two years.
Duration:
2 years, part-time course, 2.720 hours in total
Fees:
Information on course fees can be obtained on request.
Mentorship
Completing further training as a mentor provides a qualifi-
cation to train prospective healthcare professionals in the
interface between theory and practice in everyday work,
and to give planned, structured, targeted instruction on
Target group:
Healthcare providers and (children’s) nurses, physiotherapists, occupational
therapists, speech therapists and other healthcare professionals with at least 2
years’ professional experience
Duration:
Basic level:
2 days
Advanced level: 2 days
Fees:
1,650 EUR per person in total for both levels
the foundations of adult educational principles. The further
training course corresponds to the specifications of the rel-
evant Saxon further training ordinance and consists of 200
training hours.

Contact:
Universitätsklinikum Leipzig AöR
Department 4 – Personnel and Legal
Training Centre
Department head: Ms. Doris Gering
Liebigstraße 10–14
04103 Leipzig
Telephone: +49 341 97 26048
E-Mail: doris.gering@uniklinik-leipzig.de
Website:
www.uniklinik-leipzig.de
Emergency medical training from the Medical Faculty
at the University of Leipzig for staff in the ambulance
service
Special emergency situations in the ambulance service
Pulmonary emergency
First aid for thermal injuries
Leipzig revision course in intensive medicine
The revision course is an event run by the German Academy
for Further Anaesthesiological Training (DAAF) and the an-
aesthesiology and intensive therapy clinics at the University
Clinics of Leipzig and Dresden.
Today, intensive medicine is an integral part of anaesthesiol-
ogy, and the acquisition of solid intensive medical skills is
an important component of professional anaesthesiological
training.
Target group:
Non-physician ambulance service staff
Duration:
2 days
Fees:
None
Contact:
Universitätsklinikum Leipzig AöR
Clinic and Polyclinic for Anaesthesiology and Intensive Therapy
E-Mail: Anja.munkelt@medizini.uni-leipzig.de (Organisation und Kontakt)
wolfgang.heinke@medizin.uni-leipzig.de (Organisation)
alexander.duennebier@medizin.uni-leipzig.de (Organisation)
Obstetric emergency
Dealing with patients with multi-resistant pathogens
Fractures and dislocations in the emergency service
The revision course is aimed primarily at colleagues who
have already gained experience in intensive medicine and
want to update and extend this experience, for example in
preparation for professional medical examinations or for ad-
ditional further training examinations in intensive medicine.
Target group:
Anaesthesiologists preparing for professional medical examinations or for ad-
ditional further training examinations in intensive medicine, anaesthesiology
and intensive medicine nursing staff
Duration:
1 week
Fees:
300 EUR
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Intensive care day
Content: intensive care
Target group:
Anaesthesiological and intensive medicine nursing staff
Duration:
1 day
Fees:
20 EUR
Contact:
Universitätsklinikum Leipzig AöR
Clinic and Polyclinic for Anaesthesiology and Intensive Therapy
Telephone: +49 341 97 17700
Telefax: +49 341 97 177709
Website:
www.kai-uniklinik-leipzig.de/index.php/de/veranstaltungen
Sedation and emergency management in endoscopy
“Every patient has the right to a pain-free and stress-free
endoscopy.” (DEGEA, 2009)
The preparation, execution and aftercare in the field of an-
algosedation during endoscopic operations are the focus of
this further training course.
Main points:
Pharmacology
Structural and personal requirements
Pre-endoscopic management
Intra-endoscopic management
Target group:
Endoscopic care and assistance staff
Duration:
3 days
Fees:
Information on course fees can be obtained on request.
Contact:
Universitätsklinikum Leipzig AöR
Department 4 – Personnel and Legal
Training Centre
Ms. Silke Zur
Liebigstraße 10–14
04103 Leipzig
Telephone: +49 341 97 26048
E-Mail: silke.zur@uniklinik-leipzig.de
Website:
www.uniklinik-leipzig.de
Managing complications
Post-endoscopic monitoring
Documentation and quality assurance
Resuscitation training on phantom/simulator training
Evaluation of practical exercises
The course content is subject to a written and practical test.
In addition, at least three days of work shadowing must be
carried out. The further training course is run in accordance
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Contact:
Universitätsklinikum Leipzig AöR
Department 4 – Personnel and Legal
Training Centre
Department head: Ms. Doris Gering
Liebigstraße 10–14
04103 Leipzig
Telephone: +49 341 97 26048
E-Mail: bildung@uniklinik-leipzig.de
Website:
www.uniklinik-leipzig.de/bildung
Interdisciplinary advanced training at the University
Clinic Leipzig
The comprehensive advanced training courses run by the
interdisciplinary training centre at the University Clinic Leipzig
provide employees of all professional groups the opportunity
to develop themselves further in their professional responsi-
bilities. The main theme is quality through qualification.
The training events take place on the new premises right in
the heart of Leipzig. They are structured according to mod-
ern didactic and methodological standards: at its core, the
events’ didactic structure is geared towards participation,
experience and working processes.
In the area of patient care we offer the following courses
(and more):
Kinaesthetics
Resuscitation courses for non-medical personnel, medi-
cal personnel, child resuscitation courses
Pharmacy
Nutrition
Hygiene
Further professional training for specialist dietitians
Endoscopy
Sedation and emergency management in endoscopy
De-escalation
In the area of administration and law we offer the following
courses (and more):
General liability law in the hospital
Hospital finance
Further IT training
In the area of work structuring and communication we offer
the following courses (and more):
A range of qualifications in communication and conver-
sation skills
Complaints management
Correspondence in administration
Teamwork
In the area of management and leadership we offer the fol-
lowing courses (and more):
A series of qualifications for middle and upper manage-
ment personnel
Preparation and implementation of personnel selection
in the recruitment process
In the area of teaching and guidance we offer the following
courses (and more):
Compulsory or voluntary? – further training from in-
house lecturers
Further training for mentorships, e.g. productive struc-
turing of guidance situations, structuring of group guid-
ance sessions
In the area of occupational health management we offer the
following course (and more):
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Series of qualifications for middle management
personnel
Management personnel in the health service are faced with
a wide range of demands. In order to help meet them, and
to help acquire the necessary “tools” to work as a manager,
we offer this series of qualifications for middle management
personnel. In this basic offer, participants acquire and ex-
pand their management knowledge and skills in interdisci-
plinary groups, allowing managers to perform responsibly,
thoughtfully and self-reliantly. Particular focus is placed on
the role, responsibility and function of a manager. The man-
agement principles and the target profile of the University of
Leipzig’s medical department underlie the training.
Target group:
Middle management personnel
Duration:
Module 1 – The manager’s role, personal work organisation (3 days)
Module 2 – Team leadership and teambuilding (3 days)
Module 3 – Techniques for working as a manager (3 days)
Module 4 – Staff development, staff selection and retention (1 day)
Module 5 – Management skills (1 day)
Module 6 – Basics of employment law (1 day)
Module 7 – Me as a manager at the UML (1 day)
Initial and final interview by appointment.
Fees:
4,050 EUR (including seminar materials and drinks)
Contact:
Universitätsklinikum Leipzig AöR
Department 4 – Personnel and Legal
Training Centre
Department head: Ms. Simone Schulze
Liebigstraße 10–14
04103 Leipzig
Telephone: +49 341 97 26032
E-Mail: simone.schulze@uniklinik-leipzig.de
Website:
www.uniklinik-leipzig.de/bildung
Throughout the series of courses, you will be working on a
project in a team. The project is set at the start of the series
of seminars and work will be supervised. On completion of
the programme, you will present your results. Parallel work
on a reference project allows you to engage more intensively
with the topics, and to make them directly useful for your
day-to-day work.

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Management training
Further development of management, leadership and per-
sonal skills in the areas of:
Strategy and goal setting,
Staff development,
Good clinical practice course for medical investigators
in clinical studies
Topics:
Carrying out clinical studies
Basic methods in clinical studies
Case management/network management/telemedicine
Possible focus: strokes (“SOS care – assistance
after a stroke”)
Topics:
Concepts of case management (CM),
Case management
Interdisciplinary collaboration
Integrated clinical pathway
Quality assurance, documentation and reporting
Communication in case management
Advanced training courses
Negotiation, mediation/conflict management,
Change management
Knowledge management
Working techniques and stress management
The international legal framework for clinical
studies
Financing and operator models
Organisation and collaboration in healthcare networks
Health associations/supply models:
outpatient, inpatient, rehabilitation,
Use of telemedicine
Target group:
Medical and non-medical upper management personnel in
medical facilities
Duration:
6 to 10 days (6 lessons per day)
Target group:
Doctors and staff working on clinical studies (study nurses, coordinators)
Duration:
1 to 2 days (6 lessons per day)

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Target group:
Nurses, to some extent employees in the administration and management of
supply facilities
Duration:
Case management about 20 days
network management about 6 days
Prevention of addiction/addiction assistance
Designing and implementing preventive measures for children
and young people, forming networks from addiction counsel-
Hospital planning
Requirement planning, location fixing, including hospital de-
sign, planning of hospital logistics and hospital information
Hospital information systems
Topics of study include administration, strategic and opera-
tive planning, implementation of diagnostic, therapeutic and
ling centres, addiction clinics, self-help groups; designing and
implementing counselling and assistance programmes
Target group:
Medical and non-medical personnel in the field of addiction assistance/pre-
vention of addiction
Duration:
Determined according to desired content
Target group:
Planning authorities, hospital operator representatives, planning offices
Duration:
Determined according to desired content
Target group:
Doctors, documentation assistants, medical-technical laboratory assistants
and personnel of clinics, hospitals and medical supply centres, that is to a
certain extent responsible for data processing.
Duration:
Determined according to desired content
systems, design and planning of social buildings (hospitals),
investment and finance planning
nursing processes, electronic patient records, mobile appli-
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Hospital hygiene
Topics include disinfection of hands, medical devices and
tools, disinfection planning and checks, employee train-
ing
Public health
Topics include epidemiology, evidence-based medicine,
health reporting
Target group:
Medical staff of polyclinics, hospitals and other medical facilities
Duration:
Determined according to desired content
Target group:
Employees of the Ministry of Health and of regional and trans-regional health
centres
Duration:
Determined according to desired content
Fees:
Up to 10 participants: 1,950 EUR per participant
10 to 15 participants: 1,750 EUR per participant
15 to 20 participants: 1,500 EUR per participant
Contact:
Dresden International University (DIU)
Competence Centre for Health Sciences and Medicine
Dr. Kornelia Möser
Freiberger Str. 37
01067 Dresden
Telephone: +49 351 40470-120
E-Mail: kornelia.moeser@di-uni.de
Website:
www.dresden-international-university.com
Institution:
The DIU was founded in 2003 as a private facility. It is now an academic insti-
tution that develops its programmes from the professional world. By analysing
this professional world, the DIU identifies interdisciplinary subject areas that
fill the ever-increasing number of gaps between professional skills in principle
and professional ability in practice. Its aim is to join together the job relevance
and direct applicability of the knowledge gained with scientific excellence. To
achieve this, the DIU develops and implements job-creating, part-time and
full-time programmes of study for initial and further training.

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Information management and
technology transfer
Module 1: Innovations in the health service
The two-day workshop “Innovations in the health service”
teaches participants to develop an idea for a new service or
a new product in the health service into a business model,
and in particular to offer innovative services or treatment
methods in an economical or profit-oriented way. The work-
shop’s goals are:
to identify and evaluate a business idea for new services
and health products;
to use a tool for business model development;
to teach about the idiosyncrasies of the health sector
with respect to innovation management.
During the workshop, participants work in teams. First of all,
they identify and evaluate ideas for services/products in the
field of health management. These ideas are then successively
converted into suitable business models and subsequently
presented to a virtual “panel” and evaluated. During the work-
shop, participants listen to short lectures on the idiosyncra-
sies of the health sector, such as the protection of intellectual
property and the requirements for supply chains, which influ-
ence innovation management in the health service.
Module 2: Founding a company and transferring knowl-
edge/technology
This one-day workshop teaches participants how to transfer
innovations in the health service from universities and re-
search facilities (for example, as a result of Module 1) to new
or existing institutions or businesses, and then to success-
fully introduce the innovation onto the market. The work-
shop’s objective is, on the one hand, to give participants an
understanding of the different ways of transferring knowl-
edge and technology (such as founding a company, acquisi-
tion of know-how, licence-buying). On the other hand, the
objective is to provide a concrete process for founding a
company, which can also be applied if a new section needs
to be created in an existing institution (such as a clinic). This
is done with consideration for the specific requirements of
the health sector regarding company founding and knowl-
edge/technology transfer.
Module 3: Implementing new technologies in hospitals
The aim of this three-day training programme is to en-
able participants to recognise barriers to the successful
implementation of new methods or technologies, and to
address them by appropriate means. Alongside the identi-
fication and integration of relevant stakeholders through-
out the decision-making and implementation process, the
main focus of the training programme is on the key figures
(promoters) of innovation. As well as learning the basics
of concept design, participants in this module work largely
in groups to determine and present solutions to concrete
problems. This learning environment, focused on case
studies, ensures that participants acquire a wide-ranging
understanding and addresses concrete, practically relevant
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Target group:
Heads of nursing and healthcare facilities
Duration:
1 to 3 days
Fees:
Preparation and follow-up fee:
2,000 EUR
Daily rate (per trainer):
1,000 EUR
plus travel and visa expenses
Contact:
dresden exists Foundation Initiative
Technische Universität Dresden
Dr. Oliver Uecke
01062 Dresden
Telephone: +49 351 463 39204
E-Mail: oliver.uecke@dresden-exists.de
Website:
www.dresden-exists.de
Institution:
dresden|exists – From idea to business
dresden|exists is the partner to work with to create new economic strength us-
ing ideas from Dresden’s scientific sector. For more than 10 years, dresden|exists
has been supporting students, graduates and scientists on an individual basis,
from the first idea to its implementation in a newly founded or existing busi-
ness. To implement ideas in the best way possible, dresden|exists offers indi-
vidual consultancy, a wide range of information and qualification events, and
selective contact with partners who can provide further skills and support.
www.dresden-exists.de

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Vital-analysis – recording
biofunctional status
From the Leipzig gerontological school, founded by Max
Bürger, groundbreaking scientific work and impulses have
emerged. This gerontological research laid the foundations
for biofunctional status recording methodology. This meth-
odology is an age and gender-validated health and resource
diagnosis procedure that has been in constant development
for the past 30 years.
Its outstanding scientific merit lies in the exploration of
aging processes. It has built gerontology up into a system-
atic scientific discipline, and as early as 1938 founded the
“Zeitschrift für Alternsforschung” [Journal for Research into
Aging], which has had a significant influence on interna-
tional research.
Requirements
Uncovering physical and psychosocial health and aging
resources (analysis instrument).
Acquiring individual management and performance po-
tential and imparting healthcare skills (control instru-
ment).
An evidence-based assessment of the effect of health-
promoting clinical and medical intervention measures
on the biofunctional status (quality assurance instru-
ment).
Execution
During the roughly 60-minute-long Vital-analysis, 45 im-
portant indicators of age and aging for everyday stress are
recorded using scientifically recognised testing methods.
These indicators are vitality criteria such as:
Cardiovascular fitness
Energy-balanced nutrition status (muscle-fat ratio)
Subjective vitality status
Emotional state/mental balance
Susceptibility to stress or social stress
Social activity during leisure hours
Biofunctional age
Results
The biofunctional status documents the state of physical,
mental, emotional and social health. Individual results can
be maximally positive in comparison to the norm for the
subject’s age group, or within expected levels for that age
group. In some cases, the values clearly demonstrate per-
sonal functional reserves or health potentials if they are
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Target group:
Health facilities, industrial businesses and organisations in the health service
Duration:
By arrangement
Fees:
Technology package including equipment and software (language versions:
German/English/Russian)
42,000 EUR plus postage and training fees
Contact:
vital.services GmbH
Mr. Florian Meißner
in the GerontoLab Europe
Dittrichring 4
04109 Leipzig
Telephone: +49 341 5656 510
E-Mail: meissner@vital-services.de
Website:
www.vital-services.de
Institution:
vital.services GmbH supports the structuring of health and age management
systems with expertise, technology and other services. Our solutions range
from simple performance components and services to complex standardised
processes. Based on international standards, they are geared towards the ICF
(the WHO’s International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health)
and compatible with the requirements of a quality management system (DIN
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Architects and engineers in building services
provide planning and consultancy services as
general planning for new constructions,
reconstructions and renovations in the health
sector
A particular focus point for the services is development and
goal planning with the following product description for
complete hospital facilities:
I. Definition
Strategic planning of the hospital operator with a planning
horizon of 5 to 15 years for
the medical and nursing service profile;
structural (building structure and infrastructure) and
technical equipment-related (e.g. large medical devices
such as CT, MRT etc.) investment decisions;
Action plan to improve workflows and quality manage-
ment.
Goal planning prevents incorrect strategic decisions through-
out the hospital area by determining priorities for the medical,
nursing and structural development of the hospital.
II. Components of goal planning
Medical and nursing task assignment (work on the part
of the hospital) with adoption of medical performance
data (comparison of target and actual data);
Development of room and function programmes for all
inpatient and outpatient treatment areas (comparison
of target and actual data);
Logistics and process planning;
Integration of a hospital-specific CAFM system (soft-
ware solutions);
Carrying out construction stage analyses and determin-
ing influencing building-code and urban-construction
factors;
Development of preliminary investment decisions with
priority lists (action plans) regarding structural and
functional development and, if required, reorganisation
of hospital areas with cost estimations;
Implementing documents on energy efficiency in exist-
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Target group:
Hospitals of various care levels, care and rehabilitation facilities; funders of
health facilities in governments, regional and trans-regional authorities.
Duration:
To be decided in accordance with the agreed planning and consultancy serv-
ices and the complexity of the task.
Fees:
fees open for negotiation;
national and international fee scales;
hourly rates depending on employee task and qualification from 35 EUR (CAD
workers) to 125 EUR (managing directors and partners);
for goal plans 3 to 5 EUR per m2 of floor space or 250 to 300 EUR per bed.
Contact:
Krämer & Partner Planungsgesellschaft mbH
Mr. Michael Krämer
Herschelstraße 10
08060 Zwickau
Telephone: +49 375 39005-0
E-Mail: zwickau@ikpz.de
Website:
www.ikpz.de
with branches in 04105 Leipzig, 04668 Grimma and H-1118 Budapest
Institution:
The business was founded in 1993 and employs 38 staff members at its head
office in Zwickau (Saxony) and branch offices.
70 to 80 percent of total turnover is generated in the healthcare sector. The
company carries out work internationally in Russia, China and the Republic of
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Strategic and operative consulting in
the healthcare sector
Since 1998, EPOS Beratungsgesellschaft has been supporting
clients in the German and international healthcare sector with
innovative concepts for strategic business development and
pragmatic solutions for day-to-day operations. It has over
200 clients from every area of the healthcare industry. Among
them are public, private, non-profit and university hospitals,
as well as health insurers, specialist companies, organisations
and industrial enterprises. Its main region of operation is Ger-
many. It has developed long-standing business relationships
and reliable partnerships with many of its customers. EPOS
also has long-standing clients in Austria, Switzerland, Italy,
the United Kingdom, Luxembourg, China and Russia.
Consulting on strategy, planning, organisation and man-
agement:
EPOS provides all the necessary services for planning, or-
ganising and managing a modern healthcare organisation.
These include:
strategic business development;
material requirements, performance, goal and function
planning;
resource planning and development;
workflow management;
case management;
lean management organisation;
commissioning and management of healthcare facilities.
Consulting on healthcare financing
EPOS focuses its services on developing and implementing
DRG systems and on comprehensive customer care in the
use of the DRGs. Since 2001, EPOS has provided modular
training programmes, innovative services, efficient tools
and complex system solutions in this area. These services
include:
training for hospital employees, health insurance em-
ployees, to guarantee a high quality of billing or for sys-
tem adaptations;
temporary or permanent transfer of coding and billing
tasks;
DRG coding audit to test coding quality and billing secu-
rity;
DRG billing check as a profit or loss online case check;
DRG controlling;
localisation and implementation of DRG systems on a
regional/national level.
Consulting on healthcare quality
EPOS makes it possible for its customers to implement a
wide variety of quality and security models quickly and ef-
fectively, thanks to long-standing international project ex-
perience. This includes:
preparation for Joint Commission International accredi-
tation;
short-term localisation of organisation and security
deficits with SafetyCheck;
international Outcome Benchmarking in the Interna-
tional Quality Indicator Project®;
analysis and improvement of patient and employee sat-
isfaction;
implementation of customer-specific quality, security or
certification systems.
Consulting on healthcare information
EPOS offers services for strategic IT system decisions and
IT benefit analyses, and supports functionality, acceptance
and deficit analyses for the available IT infrastructure as well
as feasibility and risk studies for proposed system changes.
With sophisticated telemedicine services, EPOS supports the
implementation of international projects, as well as diag-
nostic and therapeutic consultations or the specific interna-
tional requirements of customers and partner organisations.
Central to this is the German TeleClinic designed by EPOS.

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Target group:
Healthcare facilities
Health insurers
Industrial enterprises and organisations in the healthcare sector
Fees:
Fees to be negotiated based on assignment, scope of required input
Contact:
EPOS Beratungsgesellschaft im Gesundheitswesen
Zschopauer Straße 66
09126 Chemnitz
Telephone: +49 (6172) 33 47 364
Telefax: +49 (6172) 33 47 371
E-Mail: info@epos.de
Website:
www.epos-bg.de
Institution:
EPOS Beratungsgesellschaft is based in Bad Homburg and has branches in
Chemnitz, Beijing, Moscow and Novosibirsk. In addition, our company is a
shareholder in Beijing EPOS Consulting Ltd. Our company has an extensive
international network. This is a result of the many and varied projects that
our experts have carried out in a number of different regions worldwide. Fur-
thermore, EPOS Beratungsgesellschaft is an independent business within the
international EPOS Group, and thus has access to its international network of
subsidiary companies, branches, project offices and experts in more than 30
countries.

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Development of Care Networks

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Care networks – telemonitoring/telemedicine
The prevalence and treatment costs of conditions like diabe-
tes, cardiovascular diseases, strokes and cancer mean that
significant efforts are required to improve treatments and
avoid complications. In many cases, there is a lack of well-
trained healthcare personnel and of the structural and con-
ceptual resources needed to care for patients.
In almost all cases, individual solutions do not fulfil the re-
quirements. The preparation of equipment and medications,
the qualification of individual physicians or nurses, and
education and support through telemedicine are, in and of
themselves, not enough to meet demand. Rather, the situ-
ation requires solution systems that cover the full supply
chain.
A key factor in structuring the supply chain is that every one
of these services needs to be present, otherwise the entire
course of treatment could fail. Relapses must be system-
atically avoided, and in many cases nursing care is also re-
quired.
Telemonitoring is based on the constant recording of es-
sential health-related parameters. These parameters, which
ideally can be collected at any time from any location, gen-
erate the data that forms the basis for individual treatment
recommendations and for monitoring their application and
results.
Modern-day telemonitoring systems can collect the follow-
ing data through easy-to-use equipment:
movement
high blood pressure
blood glucose level
lipids/cholesterol
weight
food ingestion
This makes it possible to support the full range of the medi-
cal supply chain, from primary prevention to the manage-
ment of treatment for severe chronic illnesses. Depending
on the target group, different types of technical materials
and measures are used.
At the core of telemedical care is a 24-hour telemedical cen-
tre run by specialists. All the patient’s important clinical data
is collected in an electronic patient record, including the
planned treatment. To evaluate this treatment process, the
patient sends a continuous stream of data to the telemedical
centre. The attending physician periodically receives a report
summarising the data, and can adjust the treatment if nec-
essary. In life-threatening situations, an emergency call to
a doctor can quickly be made using an alarm function. Pa-
tients are also regularly asked for feedback on the telemetric
data transfer through standardised questionnaires. This en-
courages adherence to the course of treatment.

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Training programme
Preliminary phase
Attendance phase
Write Paper
Presentation of papers
Quality compass
Network activity
Individual study
Entrance test
Network activity
4 days of training
Evaluation of training
Preparation for papers
Network activity
Course 1: Training healthcare professionals as
prevention managers
The increasing number of chronically ill patients is a strain
on almost all healthcare systems around the world. The only
way to counter this increase is, alongside better disease
management, for the health sector to see a stronger invest-
ment in the prevention of chronic illnesses.
A key aspect of this is the training of healthcare personnel
to apply preventive measures adequately. This involves iden-
tifying at-risk individuals on the basis of evidential criteria
from the health process, while at the same time applying
preventive measures efficiently and with assured quality in
structure and processes, and finally also carrying out quality
management with a basis in the process, built on success
criteria. The Saxon team has developed a training curriculum
for prevention managers for the European Union.
This training combines 300 hours of supervised individual
study with e-learning modules. Following this are four days
of attendance-based training, with emphasis placed on a
“skills training” session teaching evidential medical methods
and on intervention skills and quality management. Next is
up to a year of continuous supervision, during which partici-
pants carry out their own prevention measures and report
on them.
The Technische Universität Dresden offers prevention man-
ager training programmes to its partners, based on the Eu-
ropean curriculum but tailored to local conditions.
This involves:
Adapting the curriculum to local conditions
Offering the e-learning platform in the partner’s lan-
guage
Training prevention managers on site, including practi-
cal training
Testing prevention managers with international certifi-
cation
Supervising prevention managers in the implementation
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Course 2: Quality management of prevention measures
Unified quality standards and instruments for systematic
evaluation have already been developed for diabetes treat-
ment. In diabetes prevention, however, quality management
is less developed. There is also a lack of standardised quality
indicators at the European level.
The European project IMAGE – Development and Imple-
mentation of a European Guideline and Training Standard
for Diabetes Prevention – is a unified European strategy for
the quality management of primary preventive intervention
measures in the diabetes sector. Its quality management
process focuses primarily on the quality of results, and is
intended to make it possible to monitor the results of the
prevention manager or of another person offering preven-
tive measures, transparently through regular measurement
of indicators.
To facilitate practicable and cost-effective quality control
implementation, a regular analysis of blood pressure, weight
and waist size is required. Based on these values, the suc-
cess of a measure can be tested. The quality management
process can be made fully available online on an internet
platform. Using a personal login, the prevention manager
can access an input form to enter participant values anony-
mously through a client ID.
In this way we offer potential partners the opportunity to
make use of this type of quality management. The concept
can thus be taken on with the same content and structure
and implemented into the existing structure.
Progress data and comparative data
Course 3: Telemedical skill centre
The Technische Universität Dresden offers to establish a
telemedical skill centre for know-how, structures and proc-