Health Care Management

Final Thesis

Our students have the opportunity to write both theoretically and empirically oriented theses (Bachelor, Master). 

Requirements: As a requirement for a final thesis, you should have attended at least one course of the department. Please check the applicable study and examination regulations for your degree program.

Students of the Industrial Engineering and Management program present the status of their thesis once during the course of their work in a colloquium at the department. The duration of the presentation is 10 minutes. Afterwards you will receive feedback from the research fellows of the department.

Topic assignment: In the table below, you will find an overview of topics for theses that are supervised by research fellows of our department. You can also inform yourself about our current projects and contact the persons in charge directly. However, please refrain from contacting several research fellows at the same time.

If you are interested in one of the listed topics or if you have your own topic suggestion that you cannot clearly assign to a current project, please contact Hendrikje Lantzsch / Lukas Schöner (TU students) or Verena Vogt (BSPH students) first.

Topic
Accessibility of health care services
• Association between geographic and subjective access barriers
• Health care accessibility and health outcomes
• Inequality in health care accessibility (e.g., due to gender-based discrimination)
Behavioural health economics & behavioural health policy
Economics and policy in mental health
E-Health/ Telemedicine/ Digitale Gesundheitsanwendungen
Emergency Care
Health Promotion and disease prevention
Low-value health care, overtreatment, and overdiagnosis
• Measuring low-value care in German routine data
• Determinants of low-value care in Germany
• Strategies to reduce low-value care
Hospital management, Hospital performance, Quality measurement
Health care financing and provider payment
Health economic evaluation
Systematic reviews of economic evaluation
Health Technologies (e.g. pharmaceuticals, medical devices)
Regulation (Access, financing, pricing) and Management of (innovative) technologies
Health Technology Assessment
Value based pricing/ Coverage with evidence development
Utilization of technologies
Health policy and reforms, International health care systems, Global health
Cross border care
Health workforce, new professional roles, Nursing
• Nursing

Clinical work environment
• New professional roles in nursing (In-patient and out-patient)
• Leadership in nursing
• Nurse empowerment
(Patient perspective in) health system performance assessment/Responsiveness
Integrated care and chronic diseases/ multi morbidity
Financing integrated care
Competition in healthcare
Long-term care
Machine learning
Routine health care data, administrative hospital data