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Cooperative Doctoral Study Course "Health Services Research: Collaborative Care"

Participating Institutions and Support of the Study Course

The Cooperative Doctoral Study Course "Health Services Research: Collaborative Care" is located at the Catholic University of Applied Sciences Freiburg, the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, the University of Education Freiburg and the Protestant University of Applied Sciences.

The Doctoral Study Course is supported by the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Württemberg. Within the Study Course 12 scholarships are assigned in accordance with the State Law for the Promotion of Graduates (Landesgraduiertenförderungsgesetz).

 

Participating Institutions and Support of the Study Course

The following institutions are involved in the Cooperative Doctoral Study Course "Health Services Research: Collaborative Care":
 

The Subject of the Doctoral Study Course


Health Services Research can be understood as an interdisciplinary research area, which investigates structures and processes in health care and thereby focusses on the efficiency and adequacy of the care under everyday conditions. Health Services Research also especially considers the patient and user perspective, respectively, and the complexity and context dependence of care. Furthermore, Health Services Research has a preemptive focus, taking into account care dedicated to the avoidance of illness and disability.

 

The core concept of Collaborative Care is that interventions for treating chronically ill persons should be organized multiprofessionally. There should be a structured, cross-sectoral plan of care, treatment and prevention, respectively, and the necessary communication and networking between the various involved professional groups for this purpose must be supported and advanced. Possible intervention elements are a screening process (e.g. regarding psychological comorbidity), patient training for promoting knowledge and health competence, changing work routines of involved handlers or telemedical measures from the field of e-health research. However, further measures and interventions are possible, that are e.g. located in the everyday world more than in institutions. The Doctoral Study Course focusses on works that are related to the objectives, principles and characteristic intervention forms of Collaborative Care.