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Benefits, advantages, and challenges of dual degree programs and implications for the development of therapy science programs / Nutzen, Vorteile und Herausforderungen des dualen Studiums und Implikationen für die Entwicklung therapiewissenschaftlicher Studiengänge


This article introduces the history and philosophy of the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW). The central aspect is the interlocking of university education with practical companies, which is regulated by clear standards and thus ensures quality and studyability. This interlinking enables a rapid response to changing social requirements, globalization and the digital transformation. The study models, the special roles and challenges for the dual partners, for the study program management and the for students are highlighted. This article is based on the presentation with the same title given at the VFWG symposium, „Are dual courses of study for midwives a model for the therapy professions?” on March 18, 2021.

English, German
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Journal Subjects:
Medicine, Clinical Medicine, other