Berne University of Applied Sciences, Department Health

The Bern University of Applied Sciences, Department of Health Professions, has been a partner of UCAN since April 2013. As one of eight departments of the BFH, it offers teaching, research, continuing education and services in the fields of nutrition and dietetics, midwifery, nursing and physiotherapy.

The department is divided into the four divisions Nutrition and Dietetics, Midwifery, Nursing, Physiotherapy, the Institute for Person-centred Health Care, the Institute for Health Economics and Health Policy and the Health Services Division. The divisions of the four health care professions offer Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes, applied research and development as well as continuing education and services.

With the UCAN tools, the Berne University of Applied Sciences has web-based applications that meet the requirements of the review process when creating exam questions and cover the aspects of quality assurance for question development and revision using statistical parameters. All candidates undergo a two-part aptitude test to be admitted to the study programme. This decides on admission to the programme. The first part of the approximately 1000 candidates per year are tested in writing using the ItemManagementSystem (IMS) and scanner-based paper sheets.

The IMS is also used in all study programmes for written examinations with scanner sheets. The IMS makes it possible to relieve the workload of numerous recurring administrative tasks.


UCAN-Partner since 2013