Policy for quality assurance of study programmes and courses at the Faculty

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen provides study programmes in the health sciences.

Broadly speaking, the Faculty educates graduates for the Danish health service. It runs professional bachelor programmes, bachelor programmes, master’s programmes – three of which lead to official authorisation – professional master’s programmes and higher adult education programmes. Graduates work in both the private and public sectors. The main employers are national, regional and local-authority bodies, as well as research and development companies in the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device industries.

The faculty’s study programmes meet society’s need for graduates who are ready for the labour market, are professional and have research competences based on the latest theoretical and practical knowledge. The faculty is responsible for ensuring that the programme’s competency goals reflect the courses’ academic and research development, as well as the needs of society and employers. This is achieved through working with a targeted research strategy and by developing an effective internal quality-assurance system for the study programmes.

The quality-assurance system ensures that the content of the faculty’s study programmes reflects society’s need for health science graduates with extensive knowledge and practical skills in areas such as analysis, systems engineering, planning, treatment, prevention and innovation, and that the graduates’ choices of methods and approaches to problem solving is research- and evidence-based.

The quality-assurance work is predicated on close co-operation between the faculty’s academic and administrative units. Much of the work is done by study boards and in other academic contexts (teaching committees, course committees, semester committees, educational councils, etc.). The administrative units provide assistance with, for example, management information, e.g. information on student intake, the planning of teaching, running exams, and ensuring infrastructure and the study environment.