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Professional Development

Current Position

Director Department Nursing Science

Bachelorprogramme Nursing  B.Sc. 

Medical Faculty

Eberhard-Karls-University Tübingen

2017 - 2018

Head of Working Group: Interprofessional Education and Research

University of Heidelberg Hospital 

Dept. of General Practice and Health Services Research

Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg, Abteilung Allgemeinmedizin und Versorgungsforschung

Research Interests


  • Interprofessional Education and interprofessional Communication

  • Medication communication

  • Nursing assessment

  • Postgraduate education in General Practice and Integrated Care

2011 - 2017

Programme Coordinator: Interprofessional Health Care B.Sc.

2000 - 2005

Assistant to Director of Nursing at the University Hospital Heidelberg - Research projects and Project manager

  • Introduction of computer based nursing documentation

  • Evaluation of the Kinaesthetic-Project at the University Hospital of Heidelberg

  • The application of hydrocolloid adhesives to attach a nasal CPAP tube in a non-skin-damaging manner

  • The application of hydrocolloid dressing in the treatment of diaper rash in preterm infants

  • Balsam – Relaxation exercises for patients on a dermatological day ward

  • Coordination of international relations to Kumamoto, Japan (twin town to Heidelberg) and to the Hamad medical Cooperation, Qatar

  • Merging of Nursing and Health Schools to an Academy of Health Professions at the University Hospital of Heidelberg

1987 - 2000

Staff nurse on various wards at the University Hospital Heidelberg,

  • Ludolf-Krehl-Klinik, Station Friedreich

  • Ludolf-Krehl-Klinik, CCU

  • Kopfklinik Heidelberg, A&E



December 2009

PhD Medical Faculty,University of Heidelberg

Doctoral thesis: Medication counselling in general practice: Development of an instrument and patient assessment.

1992 - 1999

Master of Educational Science (MA), University Heidelberg

1984 - 1987

Nursing Training in Heidelberg: Schwesternschule der Universität Heidelberg

June 1983

Abitur, Gymnasium Pullach, Germany

until 1977

Bayswater South Primary School, Donvale High School, Australia

Member in Professional Organizations

Curriculum vitae

Prof. Dr. Cornelia Mahler M.A. RN

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