Further education and teaching
The education and training programs at SEU's Health-Campus are designed as certified course units in accordance with the standards of the Bologna Charter in the internationally recognized ECTS system.
As a result, individual certificate programs can be combined with each other, enabling individual planning of continuing professional education at university level.
Individual options range from low-threshold, compact courses (Certificate/Diploma of Basic Studies) to substantial degrees (Certificate/Diploma of Advanced Studies) to in-depth master's degrees (Master of Advanced Studies).
In this sense, it is possible not to have to decide on a final degree at the beginning of the course. Rather, one can design one's own academic path based on actual needs, one's skills and potential, and the time available, and thus continue to gain qualifications on an ongoing basis.
In addition, the Health-Campus also offers consecutive Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) and Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree programs in various fields of study, such as health sciences, sociology, psychology, and others.
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European and international recognition of the courses
Within the EU, the recognition of university degrees is no longer dependent on prior harmonization; instead, the principle of mutual trust applies: a degree from another member state is generally recognized if the education there is not regulated significantly differently than in the state in which the degree is to be recognized. Since January 1991, the directive on the general, mutual recognition of university degrees has been in force, which is preceded by at least three years of university studies.
Such studies must have been completed at a university or comparable educational institution, whereby universities of applied sciences are also included in this respect. With regard to the recognition of a training course, only the most recent examination qualification is recognized. If the training completed in another member state differs significantly from the corresponding domestic training, the applicant may be required to complete an adaptation course or take an aptitude test.
Following the Higher Education Directive, a "Second General Regulation on the Recognition of Vocational Qualifications" was also issued in order to make vocational qualifications comparable. This directive relates primarily to vocational training courses lasting between one and three years. This includes many German vocational qualifications for the medical and nursing professions, the recognition of which can also be achieved by means of an adaptation course or aptitude test.
For transparency in the recognition of diplomas and qualifications for academic purposes, the recommendations of the National Academic Recognition Information Centres (NARIC), which was established on the initiative of the European Commission in 1984, are authoritative for all member states of the EU and the European Economic Area (EEA) as well as for all associated countries in Central and Eastern Europe, Cyprus and Malta.
With regard to the recognition of training for professional purposes, on the other hand, a network of national reference points in the EU member states is currently only being established as a first point of contact for questions regarding professional qualifications.
EU Commission and Member States have also developed some instruments to promote the transfer and transparency of qualifications and competences:
- The certificate supplement for professional qualifications (diploma supplement)
- The European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) for the recognition of study periods abroad
- he European CV template, which aims at a simple and effective presentation of the relevant qualifications and competences
- The EUROPASS-Training: passport that records the knowledge and experience acquired or gained in formal and non-formal settings
The ECTS System
How the European Credit Transfer System works
The "European Credit Transfer System" is used for the comparable recognition and transfer of academic achievements and degrees earned in Germany/abroad.
ECTS is designed to make studying more transparent and predictable for students and to improve the possibilities for recognition of academic achievements at other colleges and universities in Europe. Within the system, points (so-called credit points) are awarded for study achievements, which characterize the effort on the basis of working hours and are not to be confused with a grade.
Europass education and training
The EUROPASS framework has been used since January 2000 to improve cross-border educational cooperation and serves to certify qualifications obtained abroad in vocational education and training. It documents (in two languages) the duration of the qualification abroad, the subject content taught abroad and - where possible - the training results.
The EUROPASS education and training applies to all forms of further education that include a company-based training component, including those in higher education. It is mainly used in connection with the EU mobility programs (Leonardo and Socrates). The Council Decision on the EUROPASS-Training regulates the framework conditions for the certification of "European Vocational Training Sections".
The European vocational training stages are carried out on the basis of agreements between the training partners from the country of origin and the host country and are accompanied by a trainer.
The training partners thereby determine the content, objectives, duration and modalities of the qualification abroad. However, the use of the EUROPASS-Training is voluntary and does not replace official documents or certificates. The Europass cannot be applied for by individuals, but only by companies or educational institutions that provide training and further education in other European countries. It can be requested from the Zentrale Auslands- und Fachvermittlung (ZAV) as well as from other agencies in Germany. In Germany, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research is responsible for the EUROPASS-Training. It has also published an information brochure that can be downloaded as a PDF document.
Qualified study programs
The courses at the Health Campus are supervised by qualified university lecturers who have a teaching license (ars legendi) for the respective training sections. The selection of courses is coordinated by the scientific advisory board of the Health Campus in direct consultation with St. Elisabeth University.
All study sections are designed in a contemporary manner and adapted to current social needs. It is important to us that the courses are practice-oriented and that the ongoing curriculum meets the requirements of modern university studies.
Research areas and research work can, if necessary, be extended to a scientific doctorate. University doctoral colloquia are incorporated into the health campus system. The doctoral procedures meet all the criteria for university recognition in Europe (Bologna Level 3). Accordingly, they are eligible for recognition under European higher education law.
The courses are offered partly in attendance and partly as academic self-study (project work, course letters, etc.). If you are interested, please inquire about the current course offerings.