Information on individual educational components (ECTS-Course descriptions) per semester

Degree programme: Bachelor Health Care and Nursing
Type of degree: FH Bachelor´s Degree Programme
Winter Semester 2022

Course unit title Care- und Casemanagement
Course unit code 081611030804
Language of instruction German
Type of course unit (compulsory, optional) Compulsory
Semester when the course unit is delivered Winter Semester 2022
Teaching hours per week 1
Year of study 2022
Number of ECTS credits allocated First Cycle (Bachelor)
Number of ECTS credits allocated 1
Name of lecturer(s) Petra ILG

Prerequisites and co-requisites
  • Elderly care
  • Chronic illness 1
  • Perinatal care, care of children and adolescents
  • Nursing internship 1 and 2

Course content
  • Definitions of care, case and disease management
  • clinical pathways
  • Conceptual and methodological principles
  • Nursing case management in gerontological clients including those with complex care requirements
  • Roles, functions and tasks in multiprofessional teams (including lay helpers) and special aspects of quality management
  • Overview of the support and care network in the region
  • Case studies

Learning outcomes


  • will develop thorough knowledge of disease, case and care management, particularly for gerontological clients with complex care needs
  • will be able to take on supportive control and the function and role of care manager in the case of nursing care being provided for people who need it by lay caregivers
  • will be able to actively plan and design the care chain for the support and treatment of people of all ages

Planned learning activities and teaching methods
  • Presentation and discussion
  • Case studies

Assessment methods and criteria

Written examination



Recommended or required reading
  • Brault, G. Lorrain; Kissinger; Lona D. (1991): Case Management: Ambiguous at Best. Journal of Pediatric Health Care; vol5(4). Seitenangabe [S. 179-183].
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Care und Case Management e.V. (Hrsg.) (2015): Case Management Leitlinien – Rahmenempfehlungen, Standards und ethische Grundlagen (Case Management in der Praxis). Heidelberg: medhochzwei.
  • Ewers, Michael; Schaeffer, Doris (2005): Case Management in Theorie und Praxis. 2. Auflage. Bern: Hans Huber
  • Jennings-Sanders, Andrea; Anderson, Elizabeth T. (2003): Older Womaen With Breast Cancer: Perceptions of the Effectiveness of Nurse Case Managers. Nursing Outlook 2003; 51. Seitenangabe [S. 108-114].
  • Klassen, Michael (2017): Case Management mit System (Case Management in der Praxis). 1. Auflage. Heidelberg: medhochzwei.
  • Wendt, Wolf Rainer (2015): Case Management im Sozial- und Gesundheitswesen. 6. Auflage. Freiburg: Lambertus.

Mode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning)

Face-to-face course