Study program B.Sc. in Physician Assistance

Part-time Bachelor study program (study parallel to employment)


Dr. rer. medic. Frank Merkle
Steinbeis-Transfer Institut Medicine and Allied Health

Tel  +49 30 4593-7125
Fax +49 30 4593-7139

E-Mail: merkle‎@‏‏

Academic training for medical personnel

The Bachelor study program in Physician Assistance is a cooperative project between the Steinbeis University Berlin and the Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin. It belongs to the discipline Medicine and Allied Health and is a study program for career purposes.
The aim of the program is to enable nurses and cognate disciplines to train at an academic level. Graduates are able to support doctors in all aspects of their clinical work, for example by helping with scientific research or clinical studies.

Further information on this study program is available on the website of the Steinbeis-University Berlin.

Further courses of study have been initiated at Steinbeis University Berlin in collaboration with the DHZB:

B.Sc. Cardiovascular Perfusion B.Sc.

M.Sc. Medical Psychology

Content of the Study Program

The study program B.Sc. Physician Assistance begins annually on 1 April.

The program extends over a period of three years and comprises 180 ECTS credit points. It consists of modules at which the student must be present, which are made up of lectures with theoretical and practical content at the university.

Transfer days take place in the employer’s clinical institutions and allow students to deepen the knowledge gained during the tuition by applying it in practice. Units for independent study enable students to prepare for and follow up after study modules and to acquire additional knowledge.

A scientific project is worked on over the entire duration of the course, culminating in the bachelor's thesis. This project is usually co-supervised by the employer. Within the scientific project, a total of three written papers (project study paper, study paper and bachelor thesis) and three oral presentations are required.

Under special conditions, achievements from previously completed courses of study and training can be credited. Information on this can be obtained from the study office.

Study and examination regulations


Preconditions for Applicants

  • advanced or intermediate school-leaving examinations with at least 2 years of relevant work experience
  • or ordinary level school-leaving examinations with at least 4 years of relevant work experience
  • completed training as a medical professional, e.g. nurse, surgical assistant or medical/technical assistant
  • employer for project work
  • positive aptitude test


Participation in the study program costs € 500 per month for 36 months. There are no additional costs for enrollment, final exams or other services. Students can apply for financial support (“BaföG” or a study loan).