B4. Controlling in Health Insurance (in cooperation with AOK Consulting) (1.5 ECTS)

About this training

Location: Heidelberg, Germany

Duration: 28.11.-02.12.2022

The objective of this course is to provide participants with the ability to understand the significant requirements and advantages of controlling instruments with regards to health insurance for an institution. Participants will learn to interpret results of controlling for their respective institution and to benefit from them by means of modification processes. The participants get an overview of the accounting and controlling mechanisms of hospital as a service provider via application of the diagnosis-related groups (DRG) accountancy method.

Social Protection and Social Security

Interested in learning applicable skills in the field of social protection? Our course offering covers everything from health insurance and pension systems to policy implementation and monitoring. By partnering with the University of Maastricht, the German Pension Fund and AOK International Consulting, we are able to disseminate the knowledge of a range of experts. Participants can sign up for individual face-to-face and online courses, or complete our Certificate in Social Protection. 

Learning Objectives

The course will enable the students to:

  • Describe the process of budgeting at the national level and models of fund transfer and control.
  • Categorise the principle tools and theories used in financial management and planning.
  • Critically discuss the need for internal and external controls and design systems to prevent financial fraud and abuse at the institutional level.
  • Recognise the pros and cons of Diagnostic-related groups (DRGs) case-based financing structures and their impact on stakeholders within health systems.
Teaching and Assessment

This course will take place at the Heidelberg Institute of Global Health.

The course material will be covered in a mixture of lectures, seminars and group activities. Lectures will be held by both faculty of the Heidelberg Institute of Global Health and experts from AOK International Consulting. In addition, we are planning a visit to a relevant public health institution.

Assessment: In order to receive a certificate, participants take a short test at the end of the course and participate in a group activity.


Mr. Stefan Brenzinger BA is a social security expert and has a BA in Business Administration. He has been employed by the AOK Baden-Württemberg for 20 years. His expertise lies in controlling (management, coordination and corporate management). As part of a team at AOK-Consult, Mr. Brenzinger supported the implementation of the IR-DRG system in Abu Dhabi. His main tasks were to teach the IR theory and to define the controlling key figures for the IR-DRG system.


Prerequisites: This course is held in English. Fluency in English (Reading, Speaking and Writing) is required.

Registration Period: Registration will close on 31.10.2022

Price: 750€


Location: Heidelberg, Germany

Participants of our face-to-face courses get the opportunity to live and study in Heidelberg, Germany. Nestled between two mountains on the Neckar river, Heidelberg is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful German towns. Each year, nearly 12 million visitors come to see attractions like the historic town center and the romantic Heidelberg castle.
Our lectures take place at the Heidelberg Institute of Global Health, which is part of Heidelberg University. Founded in 1386, Heidelberg University is the oldest University in Germany. Its student population of 30,000 give Heidelberg a young vibe that is best experienced in the many restaurants, eateries and bars across town.
While we don’t provide housing ourselves, we can help course participants find student accommodation at the University. Please contact us directly for more information.
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