Physiotherapy

Bachelor, full-time

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Overview

Physiotherapy concerns human movement. It focuses on the ability to move, all the systems that affect these abilities and the interaction between sensory and motor controls. Physiotherapy comprises an important part of health care in virtually every medical field and is based on the medical sciences. Physiotherapy is used in health promotion and prevention, therapy and rehabilitation as well as in palliation and hospice facilities. The degree program combines theoretical fundamentals of physiotherapy and medicine with practical therapeutic subjects.

Contact us

Contact us!

Genevieve El Gradly
Natalie Spanring-Eder

Favoritenstraße 226, D.2.36
1100 Vienna 
T: +43 1 606 68 77-4700 
F: +43 1 606 68 77-4709 
physiotherapie@fh-campuswien.ac.at

Office hours during the semester

Mon. to Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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Duration of course
6 Semester
Final degree
Bachelor of Science in Health Studies (BSc)
incl. professional qualifications
115Study places
180ECTS
Organisational form
full-time

Application period for academic year 2020/21

16th February to 15th March 2020

tuition fee / semester:

€ 363,36*

+ ÖH premium + contribution**

 

* Tuition fees for students from third countries € 727 per semester

 

**for additional study expenses
(currently up to €83 depending on degree program and year)

What you can offer

You are interested in medicine, movement sciences, education and psychology and want to know how movement works and how you can influence and promote it. You treat people of all ages with respect, appreciation and empathy and focus on the health objectives of your patients/clients. You apply your social, practical and physical skills in the context of examination and therapy measures as well as health promotion. You are capable of careful consideration and have a structured approach when for example analyzing movements. You enjoy working independently and responsibly with people, counseling them and treating them.

What we offer you

FH Campus Wien is now the largest university of applied sciences for health in Austria. After the legal framework was created in 2006 to introduce the MTD academies and the midwife academy into the higher education sector, FH Campus Wien launched the first bachelor's degree programs in 2007. Shortly afterwards the first master's degree programs where launched in the Department of Health. Today, FH Campus Vienna now has extensive expertise and a large network at its disposal. An important partner in the areas of education, research and development is the Vienna Hospital Association (KAV). We also work closely with the Professional Association of Physio Austria. Various special events are regularly held at our attractive main campus. Students benefit from the modern infrastructure of our university. This includes numerous function rooms. A highlight is the movement laboratory where force plates and cameras enable the three-dimensional analysis of movements in order to gain a better understanding of movement disorders. Measurements are recorded using wireless electrodes attached to the body. Furthermore, you will also have the opportunity to join an interdisciplinary, professional community. There is great potential in research projects at the intersection of health, technology and social services. Practical relevance is also guaranteed at our Campus Lecture evenings, which are open to all and feature contributions from prominent experts.

What makes this degree program special


What you will learn in the degree program

The degree course will provide you with the necessary knowledge to help people in all age groups to lead a self-determined life with a high level of functional capacity and activity.

  • You will be concerned with physiotherapeutic examination and treatment procedures as well as their implementation in the therapy process. You will combine your acquired expertise and knowledge of methodology to develop comprehensive professional competence.
  • To do so you will acquire social communicative skills and self-competence.
  • You will acquire basic medical knowledge, in particular in anatomy, physiology, pathology, hygiene, bio-mechanics, kinematics, perception and posture instruction as well as various clinical disciplines.
  • Practically oriented subjects such as posture and movement instruction, basic skills in professional interaction with patients, massage, relaxation techniques, manual therapy and lymphological physiotherapy form the foundation to develop the necessary skills and techniques.
  • Basic knowledge in areas such as education, psychology, sociology, scientific working, law and ethics round out your education.
  • Beginning in the third semester, you will also implement your theoretical and practical knowledge during extensive internships under the guidance of trained physiotherapists.

Curriculum

Lecture SWS ECTS
Pathology and health care VO

Pathology and health care VO

1.5 SWS
1.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Basic principles of general pathology
Examples from systemic organ pathology
Introduction to disease systematics and basic nomenclature of diseases
Morphologic changes - gross and microscopic - and clinico-pathologic correlations
Important diagnostic methods

Assessment methods

Final exam

Teaching methods

Presentation method

Language

German

1.5 1.5
Anatomy 1 VO

Anatomy 1 VO

2 SWS
3.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Medical terminology
Human cell biology and the tissues composing the human body
Morphology of the spinal cord and the organization of the spinal nerves and plexus formation
Morphology and functionality of the skeletal elements and joints of the human body

Assessment methods

Final exam

Teaching methods

Presentation

Language

German

2 3.5
Surface Anatomy/palpation techniques ILV

Surface Anatomy/palpation techniques ILV

1.5 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Palpation of selected structures of the human body (extremities and trunk), like osseous structures, articulating joints, ligaments, muscles, arteries and nerves
Differentiation and assessment of palpated structures for the physiotherapeutic examination and treatment

Assessment methods

Final exam
practical

Teaching methods

presentation and activating methods, e.g. self-study incl. eLearning elements

Language

German

1.5 2
Anatomical practice UE

Anatomical practice UE

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

Bones and osseous structures of the human body
Morphology and function of the articulating joints
Muscles of the pectoral girdle, upper limbs, pelvic girdle, and lower limbs
Muscles of the trunk
Peripheral nerves, blood vessels and the fasciae

Assessment methods

Final exam
Final oral examination using human antomical specimens

Teaching methods

Presentation and activating methods, learning on human antomical specimens

Language

German

1.5 3
Relaxation techniques ILV

Relaxation techniques ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Experience and application of specific perceptible physical sensation and physical state considering intention and aim in order to train and improve the ability to relax in therapy and for prevention

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
e.g. regularly performance review of former lecture units

Teaching methods

Active-learning method

Language

German

1 1
Posture and movement analysis ILV

Posture and movement analysis ILV

3 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

Movement about axes/in planes of all joints (except mandibular joint)
Muscle activities relevant to posture and movement
Posture analysis, statics of standing and sitting
Equilibrium reactions, continuing movement and buttressing, kinetic chains, muscular insufficiency
Movement analysis of characteristic daily life movement incl. bending forward

Assessment methods

Final exam
Practical execution of posture and movement analysis

Teaching methods

Presentation and active-learning methods, e.g. group puzzle, problem based learning, active structuring

Language

German

3 3
Medical massage ILV

Medical massage ILV

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Evaluation of findings in (medical) massage in the physiotherapeutic process
Range of application and pathophysiolocical indications
Contraindications and prerequisites for a massage treatment
Techniques of massage in theory and practice all over
Positioning of massage in the medical/physiotherapeutic setting and public health system
Principles of the treatment-design exemplified by various diseases and functional problems
Differentiation to other massage-techniques
Application of basics of perception in massage

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
practical and theoretical execution

Teaching methods

Presentation and activating method, practicing on the model

Language

German

2 2
Professional development 1 ILV

Professional development 1 ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Come together (1. Week): Getting to know colleagues and lecturers
Getting in contact and establishing relationships by using professional techniques
MAHARA-training including start of a personal e-portfolio
Self-assessment-tools and tools to visualize personal competences
Introduction to concepts of competence development and professional development
Self-reflexion as part of personality development
“SMART” Goal-setting
Tools to evaluate goal attainment (f.ex. goal attainment scale)
Reflexion talks

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Participation; prerequisite: (to do/to work on an) e-Portfolio, a self-assessment form, and goalsetting

Teaching methods

Presentation and activating methods, learning on the model, working on a portfolio (MAHARA)

Language

German

1 1
Mobilisation and handling of patients ILV

Mobilisation and handling of patients ILV

3 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

working posture and positioning of physiotherapists
grip, hand positioning and movement treatment
methods of prophylaxis
positioning of patients, change of positions/transfer of patients, walkers and wheel chairs

Assessment methods

Final exam
practical examination

Teaching methods

Presentation and active-learning method, e.g. role play, problem based learning

Language

German

3 3
Motor learning + methods of teaching ILV

Motor learning + methods of teaching ILV

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Theory of motor learning process, involved structures, models and principles, factors of influencing motor learning stage, classifications of the motor learning process, evaluation and observation criterias, analysis and classification of precondition
Methodic and didactic principles, approches and procedures, aspects of motivation, feedback, physical exercises in groups of clients, experiencing different roles in the motor learning process and reflecting them

Assessment methods

Final exam

Teaching methods

presentation and active learning method, role play, reflection, video analysis

Language

German

2 2
Physiology 1 VO

Physiology 1 VO

1.5 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Body fluid compartments
Transport systems
Basics of neuro- and sensory physiology
Sensorimotor function
muscle physiology
thermoregulation
vegetative nervous system
basics of endocrinology
hematological overview

Assessment methods

Final exam

Teaching methods

Presentation methods

Language

German

1.5 2
Physiotherapeutical process in the professional field ILV

Physiotherapeutical process in the professional field ILV

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Legal scope of professional education and the profession itself (FHSG, AV, MTDG)
Profile of competencies
ICF-model
Concept of diversity
The physiotherapeutic process
Basics of communication skill training
Basics of Clinical Reasoning
Development of the profession and its position within the national health system
Core competences and interfaces of related professions within the interdisciplinary team
The physiotherapists role in multiprofessional teams
National and international professional organisations and associations
Data protection and medical devices

Assessment methods

Final exam

Teaching methods

Presentation and activating methods e.g. role plays

Language

German

2 2
Pain sciences ILV

Pain sciences ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Neuroanatomical basics of pain, physiology and pathophysiology of pain
Pain pattern (acute / chronic / nociceptive / chronified)
Pain medication according to WHO graduated schedule
In-depth pain history (by using role-plays or working on paper cases)
Well-founded selection of physiotherapeutic measures for pain relief based on selected case studies

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Participation, prerequisite: Fulfilling the pre-reading assignment, presentation of the increase in knowledge

Teaching methods

Presentation and active-learning method

Language

German

1 2
Public health + health promotion ILV

Public health + health promotion ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Historical background and development of Public Health, aims and values of health in all policies, definition of health promotion and prevention and indication of differencies, epidemiology, legal framework conditions, health care and health beliefs, determinants of health, health literacy, national and international health care systems, Health promotion projects (settings, the role of different stakeholders, political and financial framework, the role of physiotherapy)

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
e.g. presentation of a project

Teaching methods

Presentation and activating method, e.g. design of a public health project to target movement motivation for group setting

Language

German

1 1
Body awareness 1 ILV

Body awareness 1 ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Offering stimuli to cause sensations, mental states, feelings, moods, atmosphere and to enable the perception and idea of one's own body. The students experience themselves physically in the context of their social and objective environment:
alone and with several persons
in different starting positions
in different situations
in a resting or relaxing position and moving around the room
one or two at a time, in groups
without and with manual contact
using exercise material and/or media

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
portfoliowork (protocols and reflections of the treatment units/the teaching units, presentations)

Teaching methods

Presentation and activating explorative methods: students learn, experience and reflect (spoken and written) on the methodically/didactically physiotherapeutically designed exercise units

Language

German

1 1

Lecture SWS ECTS
Anatomy 2 VO

Anatomy 2 VO

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Central nervous system (CNS)
Brain sections and the ventricular system
Spinal cord and spinal nerves
Cerebrospinal fluid

Assessment methods

Final exam

Teaching methods

Presentation method

Language

German

1 1
Applied movement sciences ILV

Applied movement sciences ILV

3 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

Basic kinetics, dynamics and statics, and it´s application in biomechanical movement analyses as basic arthrokinematics
Basic mechanical load situations and behavior of human tissues
Selected instrumentational methods in movement sciences in clinical and research settings
Principals of data processing and data analyses in movement sciences

Assessment methods

Module exam
Module examination (oral-practical execution of an multimedia presented case study)

Teaching methods

Presentation and activating method, active-learning method, flipped classroom, blended learning

Language

German

3 3
Introductory clinical placement PR

Introductory clinical placement PR

0 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

In this internship the gradual introduction to the implementation of the physiotherapeutic process takes place under the continuous guidance and supervision of clinical educators.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Clinical placement

Language

German

0 4
Clinical Reasoning SE

Clinical Reasoning SE

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Models of clinical reasoning and steps of problem solving thinking
Hypothesis categories (such as pathobiological mechanisms, dysfunctions, precautions/ Contraindications, contributing factors, prognosis, treatment and management, source of symptoms or dysfunctions,...)
Review paper cases/case studies to consolidate and deepen clinical reasoning processes to enrich the physiotherapeutic performance

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Participation, prerequisite for the certificate: handling of paper cases/case studies in a written form

Teaching methods

Presentation and activating methods, handling and reflection of paper cases/case studies

Language

English

1 1
Facilitation ILV

Facilitation ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Analysis of the starting position for position changes
Movement facilitating factors
Anticipation of movements
Own and foreign movement strategy
Fazilitation of complex course of motion/position changes from lying to standing and return
Automatic adjustment reactions in different starting positions as lying, sitting and standing
Fazilitation of gait

Assessment methods

Final exam
practical

Teaching methods

Presentation and active–learning method, learning and practicing on a model

Language

German

1 1
Gait analysis + gait instruction ILV

Gait analysis + gait instruction ILV

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Terminology of gait
Functional tasks of specific phases of gait, pathological gait deviations
Ground reaction forces, external and internal tourques, kinematics and kinetics of gait, determinants of gait
Standardized assessments, observational gait analysis
Introduction to specific aspects of instrumental gait analysis
Development of functional, deficit oriented treatment strategies and therapeutic measures for gait training, implementation using role play

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
result and treatment suggestion based on video analysis

Teaching methods


Presentation, active-learning and active-explorative methods, video analysis, role play

Language

German

2 2
Exercise therapy ILV

Exercise therapy ILV

4 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

Basics of training sciences and exercise physiology in wound healing
Training methods of force, endurance, flexibility and sensomotorik
Planning, implementation, instruction and correction of exercise therapy in prevention and therapy for people all ages
Wound healing and its importance for the load increase
Performing exercises to improve all motor skills
Correct operation of training equipment

Assessment methods

Module exam
Module examination

Teaching methods

Presentation and active-learning method, Flipped classroom, Blended learning

Language

German

4 4
Clinical internal medicine/surgery/gynecology VO

Clinical internal medicine/surgery/gynecology VO

3 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

Internal medicine/surgery: cardiovascular risk factors, acute and chronic cardio-vascular diseases, angiologic and lymphatic diseases, respiratory diseases, endocrine diseases - conservative/medical and surgical treatments; medical basics concerning burns
Obstetrics: pregnancy, delivery and puerperal
Gynaecology: selected gynaecological pathologies and surgical interventions, pelvic organ prolapse
Urology/Proctology: female and male urethrovesical and anorectal dysfunctions
Rheumatology: inflammatory rheumatic diseases, collagenoses/connective tissue diseases, osteoporosis

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Presentation

Language

German

3 3
Physical therapy ILV

Physical therapy ILV

3 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

Definition of terms, basics and principles of Physical Medicine and general rehabilitation with special reference to functional connections and the ICF. Application of scales, scores and tests in Physical Medicine
Pain assessments as well as therapeutic principles for patients with pain in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with special consideration of the musculoskeletal system
The physiotherapeutic process in the field of physical medicine
Exo- and endogenous thermotherapy
Muscle stimulating and pain modulating effects of constant currents, pulsed currents and modulated currents
Basics of electro diagnosis and analytical procedure in the determination of the correct treatment parameters
Ultrasound with application examples
Implementation of the physiotherapeutic process using paper cases
Application examples in the field of muscle stimulation, pain treatment, metabolism normalization and wound healing

Assessment methods

Final exam

Teaching methods

Presentation and activating method

Language

German

3 3
Physiology 2 VO

Physiology 2 VO

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Heart and circulation
Respiration
Performance physiology
Uro-genital-tract, kidney, salt and water metabolism, acid-base metabolism
Gastro-intestinal-tract

Assessment methods

Final exam

Teaching methods

Presentation method

Language

German

1 1
Sensory motor development ILV

Sensory motor development ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

basic concepts of motor function and development
Boundary stone concept
Describing quality of motion of hand and body motor function
Basic information and selected examples of infant reactions
Objectives and course of motor development from birth until standing and walking ability (12/18 month)
Structure of trimester and motor developmental goals until standing and walking ability
Examples how to transfer principles of motor development to the whole lifespan
Lernergebnisse

Assessment methods

Final exam

Teaching methods

Presentation and active-learning methods: Blended Learning (Flipped Classroom), Creating and analysing a video

Language

German

1 1
Clinical examination of joints and muscles ILV

Clinical examination of joints and muscles ILV

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Active and passive testing of joint range of motion of the extremities and the spine
Instrumented measurement of the joints making use of a goniometer and inclinometer
Muscle function testing of the extremities and the core including the use of measurement devices
Palpation of the subcutaneous connective tissues (on the back as an example)

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Clinical examination on the upper and lower extremities (joint range of motion, muscle function testing)

Teaching methods

Presentation and active-learning method e. g. practicing on the model

Language

German

2 2
Therapeutic exercises + treatment techniques ILV

Therapeutic exercises + treatment techniques ILV

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Basics of instruction and adapting to individual condition
Selected exercises with and without ball aimed for functional training of core stability, stability and mobility of spine, extremity joints and leg axis
Basics and principles of treatment techniques based on Functional Kinetics (Mobilizing massage, lift-free/reduced lift mobilization, buttressing mobilization) in all movement planes, practical application in selected cases/examples
Realization of physiotherapeutic process taking account of treatment techniques and therapeutic exercises by selected examples/cases including reflection
Introduction in design and structure of therapeutic exercises with and without ball, cross-linking already acquired concepts of functional movement and exercises

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Practical examination on model

Teaching methods

Presentation and active-learning method, e.g. practicing on the model, role play

Language

German

2 2
Preparation for clinical placement UE

Preparation for clinical placement UE

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

applying all stages of the physiotherapeutic process to a real patient with uncomplex clinical symptoms, reflecting the own therapeutic action

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Participation; prerequisite: active participation in term of "Hands on" an reflection

Teaching methods

active-learning methods, f.e. working with real patients, group work

Language

German

1 1
Body awareness 2 ILV

Body awareness 2 ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Experience of body-awareness: alone and with several persons/different starting positions/different situations/in a resting and relaxing position and in movement/relation to the group and moving around the room
Physical self-experience in the context of the individual social and objective environment
Experience of different categories of perception
Differentiation of different sensations, feelings, moods and atmosphere

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Participation, prerequirements: minutes and reflection reports on practical work assignments

Teaching methods

Presentation and activating explorative methods: students learn, experience and reflect (spoken and written) on the methodically/didactically physiotherapeutically designed exercise units

Language

German

1 1

Lecture SWS ECTS
Taping ILV

Taping ILV

0.5 SWS
0.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Principles of applying adhesive bandages and kinesiotapes (elastic adhesive bandages)
Effects of adhesive bandages (tapes) and elastic kinesiologic elastic bandages (Kinesiotapes)
Basics of applying techniques, basics of indications and contraindications
Material science, handling with tapes, self-experiance with wearing and taking of adhesive bandages

Assessment methods

Final exam
Final examination across courses (Orthopedics/traumatology 2, Manual therapy 1)

Teaching methods

Presentation and active-learning method, practicing on the model, video or picture analysis

Language

German

0.5 0.5
Gynecology/obstetrics/urology 1 ILV

Gynecology/obstetrics/urology 1 ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Peculiarities of the physiotherapeutic process in the obstetrics and puerperal phase, as well as in selected pathologies in the field of gynaecology, urology and proctology
Specific assessments and test procedures
Perceptional training of the pelvical and abdominal area (zone)
Exercises for the pelvic floor: selective, active, reactive , as well the trunk system
Instruction for self-inspection/self-palpation
Strategy, implemetation, reflection/evaluation and modification of physiotherapeutic group therapy in selected problems in the field of gynaecology/obstetrics /urology
Present body of evidence

Assessment methods

Final exam

Teaching methods

Presentation and active-learning method, e.g.: group puzzle, role play, market place, own experience, practicing on the model

Language

German

1 1
Internal medicine + surgery 1 ILV

Internal medicine + surgery 1 ILV

2.5 SWS
2.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Pecularities of the physiotherapeutic process in selected cardiovascular, respiratory, angiological and endocrine diseases treated both conservative/medical and surgical (including graft surgery and burns)
Current evidence

Assessment methods

Final exam

Teaching methods

Presentation and active-learning method, problem-based learning, role play

Language

German

2.5 2.5
Literature Seminar SE

Literature Seminar SE

1.5 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Overview of quantitative and qualitative research methods
Introduction to international well-known databases (e.g. PubMed, PeDro)
Construction of clinical and research questions
Critical Appraisal of research literature
Discussion of research literature in the context of clinical practice

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Immanent Examination, e.g. documentation of a systematic literature search based on clinical questions, answering clinical questions based on a systematic literature search, Bottom Line questions

Teaching methods

Presentation and activating method, active-learning method, active-explorative method, group puzzle, mindmaps, quizzes

Language

English

1.5 2
Lymphological physiotherapeutic treatment ILV

Lymphological physiotherapeutic treatment ILV

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Common basics of Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) including diagnostic assessments in the physiotherapeutic process
Instruction and self-management for patients
Treatment of selected areas of lymph nodes using CDT
Physiotherapy of lymphedema including other techniques of Physiotherapy

Assessment methods

Final exam

Teaching methods

Presentation and active-learning method, practicing on the model

Language

German

2 2
Manual therapy 1 ILV

Manual therapy 1 ILV

3 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

Basics of osteokinematics and arthokinematics, relevant positions of the joint (like loose-packed position, closed-packed position), examination of the quality and the quantity (range of motion) of joint movements, indications and contraindications, effects of joint mobilization and soft tissue techniques
Selected manual examination and treatment techniques on joints of the upper limb, the lower limb, the lumbar spine and the sacroiliac joint, as well as selected soft tissue techniques
Selected methods to examine the neural system incl. neurodynamic tests
Integration of manual therapy in the physiotherapeutic process, discussing relevant paper cases

Assessment methods

Final exam
Final examination across courses (Orthopedics/traumatology 1, Taping)

Teaching methods

Presenting and activating methods e.g. group puzzle

Language

German

3 3
Neurological rehabilitation 1 ILV

Neurological rehabilitation 1 ILV

4.5 SWS
4.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Basics of brain function, hemmorhagic and ischemic stroke in the central nervous system
Medical examination, diagnostics, assessments and treatment with focus on regulation of muscle tone
Pathophysiology and treatment of the upper motor neuron syndrom in general, stroke and various dysfunctions of higher brain performances
Basics of physiotherapeutic examination, assessments and specific treatments of these syndroms, including facial palsy
Neurodevelopmental treatment of the upper motor neuron syndrom shown in the example of stroke
Current evidence

Assessment methods

Final exam

Teaching methods

Presentating and activating methods, group puzzle, learning and practicing on a model, video-analysis and/or demonstration of treatment on real patients

Language

German

4.5 4.5
Neurophysiological concepts ILV

Neurophysiological concepts ILV

3 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

Current neurophysiological concepts
Principles of PNF
PNF pattern and techniques
functional movements, gait training
patient case studies

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Presentation and aktivating method, practicing and learning on the model

Language

German

3 3
Orthopedics/traumatology 1 incl. medical imaging VO

Orthopedics/traumatology 1 incl. medical imaging VO

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Pathophysiological mechanisms and clinical cases
Different standardised tests for finding the diagnoses and adequat procedures
Medical treatmentoptions in the context of biopsychosocial factors and their consequences for physiotherapy intervention

Assessment methods

Final exam

Teaching methods

presentation and activating method

Language

German

2 2
Orthopedics/traumatology 2 ILV

Orthopedics/traumatology 2 ILV

3.5 SWS
3.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Adaption of the physiotherapeutic process to clinical signs and symptoms of patients with orthopedic and traumatological diagnoses
Evidence based assessments und treatment options
Importance of wound healing concerning physical examination and treatment

Assessment methods

Final exam
Final examination across courses (Manual Therapy 1, Taping)

Teaching methods

Presentation and activating method, active-learning method

Language

German

3.5 3.5
Pediatrics 1 ILV

Pediatrics 1 ILV

1.5 SWS
1.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Basics of neonatology, selected pathologies in neonatology and developmental neuroscience
“Grenzsteinkonzept” of childlike development after “Michaelis” from birth to the age of 6
Physiotherapeutic process at selected neonatological and developemental neurological pathologies
Interprofessional cooperation
Current evidence
Assessments regarding childlike development until the age of 6

Assessment methods

Final exam

Teaching methods

Presentation and activating method, simulation on models, case studies, learning on the model, role play

Language

German

1.5 1.5
Respiratory physiotherapy ILV

Respiratory physiotherapy ILV

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Impairments of body structures and body functions, activity limitations and participation restriction associated with selected impairments of the respiratory system
Special considerations in the conductance of the physiotherapeutic process in impairments of the respiratory system
Theoretical basis and practical application of selected specific assessment measures (inspection und palpation, auscultation, evaluation of cough efficacy, evaluation of inspiratory muscle strength, evaluation of work capacity)
Theoretical basis and practical application of selected specific treatment measures (management of medical emergencies, patient education in the use of inhalers, improvement of ventilation, mobilization of bronchial secretions, treatments to improve thoracic mobility and stability in terms of respiratory deficiencies)
Discussion of case studies

Assessment methods

Final exam

Teaching methods

Presentation and active-learning methods, e.g. group puzzle, role play, e-training, practicing on the model

Language

German

2 2
Rheumatology ILV

Rheumatology ILV

0.5 SWS
0.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Pecularities oft the physiotherapeutic process in selected rheumatological diseases
Joint protection and provision of therapeutic appliances
Present body of evidence

Assessment methods

Final exam

Teaching methods

Presentation and activating methods, practicing on the model

Language

German

0.5 0.5
Scientific work + statistics ILV

Scientific work + statistics ILV

1.5 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Basics of scientific work, citation rules, stages of the research process, from formulating a research question to collecting and analyzing data, introduction to qualitative and quantitative research

Assessment methods

Final exam

Teaching methods

presentation and active-learning method, active-explorative method, case studies, group work, exercises, discussions

Language

German

1.5 2

Lecture SWS ECTS
Geriatrics + gerontological psychiatry ILV

Geriatrics + gerontological psychiatry ILV

2 SWS
2.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Dealing with the changes in old age
Geriatric assessments
Prevention and rehabilitative measures on existing multimorbidity at geriatric patients
Geriatric specifics from a multiprofessional perspective
Dementia forms and stages, disorientation, validation
Specific assistive devices
Communication strategies for communication with old and disoriented people
Special aspects of group therapy in geriatrics
The role of physiotherapists in the interdisciplinary team

Assessment methods

Final exam

Teaching methods

Presentation, active-learning and active-explorative method), problem based learning in context to multimorbidity, optional interprofessional co-working

Language

German

2 2.5
Internal medicine + surgery + gynecology 2 ILV

Internal medicine + surgery + gynecology 2 ILV

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Planning, implementation, reflection, evaluation and modificationof group therapeutic intervention on selected internal diseases and pelvic floor dysfunctions
Setting up, planning and performing exercise and training programs in selected internal diseases and risk factors
Introduction in spirometric measurements

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Presentation and activating methods (e.g. peer teaching)

Language

German

2 2
Intensive Care ILV

Intensive Care ILV

1.5 SWS
1.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Basics of intensive care medicine
Theory and practice of monitoring
Theory and practice of mechanical ventilation
Interpretation of laboratory findings, escpecially parameters of inflammation and acid-base-balance
Basics of pharmacotherapy
Organ replacement therapy
Selected diseases of intensive care medicine
Reanimation guidelines
Importance of intra- and interdisciplinary teamwork
Selected assessment measures (e.g. RASS-Score, CAM-ICU Delir-Assessment, MRC-Scale for Muscle Examination)
Communication and interaction with intensive care patients
Handling of intensive care patients and their surrounding
Preventive and therapeutic measures for cardiorespiratory and musculoskeletal impairments
Measures to support the weaning from mechanical ventilation

Assessment methods

Final exam

Teaching methods

presentation and active-learning methods, e.g. role play, practicing on the model

Language

German

1.5 1.5
Manual therapy 2 ILV

Manual therapy 2 ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Basics of osteokinematics and arthokinematics of the spine (spinal segment, coupled and combined movements of the spine, indications and contraindications)
Selected manual examination and treatment techniques on the thoracic and cervical spine Additional methods to examine the neural system incl. neurodynamic tests
Discussion of relevant paper cases

Assessment methods

Final exam
Final examination across courses (Orthopedics/traumatology 3

Teaching methods

Presenting and activating methods e.g. group puzzle

Language

German

1 1
Neurological rehabilitation 2 ILV

Neurological rehabilitation 2 ILV

4 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

Pathophysiology of frequently occurring diagnoses in neurological field (like Traumatic Brain Injury, Syndroms of Decerebration, Multiple Scleroses, Parkinson Disease, Guillain-Barrée-Syndrom/ Polyneuropathy, Spinal Cord Injuries, Lesion of the Peripheral Nervous System)
Medical and physiotherapeutic examination, diagnostics/ assessments and specific treatment of selected neurologic diseases and symptoms depending on the state of illness or rehabilitation and considering the impact of common complications in Physiotherapy
Current concepts and theories of motor relearning and state of the art treatment of people with different types of paresis
Appropriate strategies to compensate insufficient motor function and criteria of individual adaptation of therapeutic appliances

Assessment methods

Final exam

Teaching methods

Presentation, active-learning and active-explorative methods like case studies, role play, learning and practicing on the model

Language

German

4 4
Oncology + palliative and hospice care SE

Oncology + palliative and hospice care SE

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Special use of the physiotherapeutic process for the most common diseases/symptoms in oncology and palliative care; specific interventions regarding symptoms (e.g. pain/tumor pain, respiratory symptoms, obstipation, lymphedema, contracture, scars, athrophies, paraesthesia and signs of paralysis)
Medical interventions diagnostics, therapy (conservative, invasive)
Psychological and social aspects in the relationship between patients/clients/physiotherapists, family and social environment (dying phases - and mourning stages, end-of life care)

Assessment methods

Final exam

Teaching methods

Presentation and activating method, small group work, discussion of videos

Language

German

1 1
Orthopedics/traumatology 3 ILV

Orthopedics/traumatology 3 ILV

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Adapting the physiotherapeutic process to clinical signs and symptoms of patients with orthopedic and traumatological diagnoses with the main emphasis on spinal pathologies and pain conditions
Implementing evidence based assessments und treatment options
Elaborate session plans for exercise groups for patients with musculosceletal pain conditions

Assessment methods

Final exam
Final examination across course (Manual Therapy 2), including teaching performance

Teaching methods

Presentation and activating method, active-learning method, planning and maintaining active exercise therapy in groups, reflection, role play, case study

Language

German

2 2
Clinical placement 1 PR

Clinical placement 1 PR

0 SWS
9 ECTS

Lecture contents

In this internship the gradual introduction to the implementation of the physiotherapeutic process takes place under the continuous guidance and supervision of clinical educators.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Clinical placement

Language

German

0 9
Professional communication and interaction 1 ILV

Professional communication and interaction 1 ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Pedagogics with special focus on socialisation, education, teaching, learning (offers/aids to be of age), idea of man, professional ethics, teams, institutions
Characteristics of different ways of communication (f.e. communication to transfer knowledge to a unique audience / vs. consultancy / vs. communication during treatment / vs. medical history dialogue) and transfer of structured information
Importance of non-verbal communication
Conversation techniques to handle emotions
Forms of listening, questioning techniques, providing feedback (feedback rules, exemplary feedback methods)
Communication models and theories and there underlying idea of man

Assessment methods

Final exam
Participation; prerequisite: handling work assignments

Teaching methods

Presentation and active-learning and active-explorative methods f.e. group puzzle, video analysis

Language

German

1 1
Psychiatry + psychosomatics ILV

Psychiatry + psychosomatics ILV

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Selected psychiatric and psychosomatic disorders, their epidemiology, etiology, psychopathology, typical symptoms, forms, prognosis, medical diagnosis and therapy (schizophrenia; affective disorders; neurotic, stress-related and somatoform disorders; eating disorders; personality disorders; dementia; disorders due to psychoactive substance use)
Characteristics of the physiotherapeutic process in mental health
Theoretical and practical introduction to relevant treatment approaches
Individual and group physiotherapy in mental health. Principles, therapeutic factors, indications, contraindications
Characteristics of the therapeutic attitude and relationship
Physiotherapeutic examination, specific assessments, treatment goals, self-experience and application of basic techniques in mental health physiotherapy
The body of evidence in mental health physiotherapy

Assessment methods

Final exam

Teaching methods

Presentation and activating methods, discussions, group work, case studies, practical experiences

Language

German

2 2
Pediatrics 2 ILV

Pediatrics 2 ILV

3 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

Selected pathologies of developmental neurology, neuro-pädiatrics, pediatrics in orthopedics, pulmonology, rheumatology, psychosomatics, oncology and internal medicine
Physiotherapeutic process at selected neonatological and developemental neurological pathologies
Current evidence
Assessments regarding childlike development

Assessment methods

Final exam

Teaching methods

Presentation and active-learning method, simulation on models, case studies, learning on the model, role play

Language

German

3 3
Scientific writing workshop UE

Scientific writing workshop UE

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Framing/drafting a clinically relevant question
Conduct and documentation of the literature search
Qualitative assessment of scientific studies
Analysis of a scientific text related to the clinical question
Writing a comprehensible and coherent text that meets the requirements of a scientific paper

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Active participation; handling work assignments

Teaching methods

Active-learning and active-explorative methods: structured edit of a self-selected problem

Language

German

1 1

Lecture SWS ECTS
Bachelor thesis seminar 1 SE

Bachelor thesis seminar 1 SE

1 SWS
7 ECTS

Lecture contents

Formulating a research question
Planning the appropriate methodical process to answer the research question
Participation in scientific discussions
Collecting data
Writing the bachelor thesis (introduction, methods, results)
Reflection on the research process

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Active participation; prerequisite: handling activities in the scientific research process

Teaching methods

active-learning and active-explorative methods, e.g. discussion, mind mapping, blended learning

Language

German

1 7
Management and law VO

Management and law VO

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Legal basis of physiotherapy
Organizational structure of the Austrian health care system
Institutions of the Austrian health service and their players
Basics of a business organization as a private practitioner incl. financing and investment calculations
Basics of micro- and macroeconomics with a focus on health economics
Characteristics of the health market
Basic concepts of quality assurance and development as well as quality management
Dimensions of structural, process and outcome quality in the context of physiotherapy
Standards and recommendations of the national professional association and international organizations related to physiotherapy
Use of selected quality assurance instruments in physiotherapeutic practice

Assessment methods

Final exam

Teaching methods

Presentation

Language

German

2 2
Workplace health promotion ILV

Workplace health promotion ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Basics of occupational medicine and ergonomics
Workplace analysis
Submitting an offer in workplace health promotion
Consultation in ergonomics
Instruction and motivation of persons and groups in companies
Break arrangement on work place
Information leaflets attending consultation

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Case work in workplace area

Teaching methods

Active-learning and active-explorative methods, blended learning

Language

German

1 1
Ethics + society ILV

Ethics + society ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Ethical principles, ethical models, relevant ethical aspects for professional work, ethical conflicts, ethic commission, demographic situation and demographic development in Austria, consequences of social inequality, contemplation of a person´s personality and the importance of organizational, external and internal dimensions of diversity in the context of professional physiotherapeutic acting

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Participation; prerequisite: handling work assignments and case studies

Teaching methods

Presentation and activating method, e-learning

Language

German

1 1
Professional supervision 1 SE

Professional supervision 1 SE

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Assignment of the ICF-levels and investigative measures
Deepening and application of subject specific and interdisciplinary physiotherapeutic process with the focus on the problem identification phase

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
continuous assessment; participation: active cooperation within the whole process; reflection of specific experiences within the internship

Teaching methods

Active-learning method, practice under supervision, reflection

Language

German

1 1
Professional supervision 2 SE

Professional supervision 2 SE

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Deepening and application of subject specific and interdisciplinary physiotherapeutic process with the focus on the planning and implementation phase

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
continuous assessment; participation: active cooperation within the whole process; reflection of specific experiences within the internship

Teaching methods

Active-learning method, practice under supervision, reflection

Language

German

1 1
Clinical examination 1 SE

Clinical examination 1 SE

0.5 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

implementation and reflection of the physiotherapeutic process in clinical fields of completed internships of 5th term

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
immanent examination, practical

Teaching methods

active-learning methods, implementation of the physiotherapeutic process in real professional field of completed internship of 5th term, contemplation/reflection

Language

German

0.5 1
Clinical placement 2 PR

Clinical placement 2 PR

0 SWS
14 ECTS

Lecture contents

In this internship the gradual introduction to the implementation of the physiotherapeutic process takes place under the continuous guidance and supervision of clinical educators.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Clinical placement

Language

German

0 14
Professional communication and interaction 2 ILV

Professional communication and interaction 2 ILV

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Causes and effects of stress, behaviour in stressful situation, methods to empower resilience
Careful use with the own therapeutical attitude and self-care
Make onerous work situations a subject of discussion, f.e. handling statements of patients with neuropsycholigical disorder, altered consciousness, affective disorder, impulse regulation disorder
Morbid gain, disease management (models and strategies, etc.), different options in dealing with diseases (trivialise or catastrophizing) and opportunities for action in physiotherapeutic context
Improving autonomy, independence and compliance of patients, f.e. self-efficacy concept as incentive for physiotherapy
Motivational Interviewing
Structure and progress of conflicts and crises in therapeutic everyday life, strategies to prevent, resolve and de-escalate conflicts
Possibilities of pedagogical guideance to point out human diversity (f.e. different cultural background, posttraumatic stress, depression, dementia, suicidality)

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Participation; prerequisite: handling work assignments

Teaching methods

Presentation and active-learning and active-explorative methods f.e. group puzzle, video analysis

Language

German

2 2

Lecture SWS ECTS
Bachelor thesis seminar 2 SE

Bachelor thesis seminar 2 SE

0.5 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Description, interpretation and discussion of the results
Deriving the conclusion and future research approaches
Completion of the bachelor thesis

Assessment methods

Final exam
Assessment of the bachelor thesis

Teaching methods

Active-explorative method; e-learning

Language

German

0.5 2
Final examination UE

Final examination UE

0 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

presentation and dicussion of bachelor thesis
professional discourse

Assessment methods

Bachelor exam
presentation and oral examination

Teaching methods

autonomous preparation for examination

Language

German

0 1
Reference Sciences SE

Reference Sciences SE

2 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

Depending on selected course

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Participation

Teaching methods

active-learning and active-explorative methods

Language

German

2 3
Clinical examination 2 SE

Clinical examination 2 SE

0.5 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

implementation and reflection of the physiotherapeutic process in clinical fields of completed internships of 6th term

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
immanent examination, practical

Teaching methods

active-learning methods, implementation of the physiotherapeutic process in real professional field of completed internship of 6th term, contemplation/reflection

Language

German

0.5 1
Professional development 2 SE

Professional development 2 SE

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Self-reflexion and other tools to strengthen personality and professional development in different settings (“SMART” Goal-setting, goal attainment scale, self-assessment and peer-feedback, peer-reflexion,..)
Presenting professional and personal competences through an e-portfolio
Reflexion talks
Supporting the admission procedure

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Participtation; prerequisite (to do/ to work on an) e-Portfolio

Teaching methods

Presentation and activating methods, learning on the model, working on a portfolio (MAHARA), peer-feedback

Language

German

1 1
Practical add ons SE

Practical add ons SE

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Depending on selected course

Assessment methods

Final exam

Teaching methods

Depending on selected course
presentation and activating method, active learning method, active-explorative method

Language

German

1 2
Clinical placement 3 PR

Clinical placement 3 PR

0 SWS
19 ECTS

Lecture contents

Internship 3 focuses on the interdisciplinary application of the physiotherapeutic process in an increasingly independent and self-responsible way under the supervision of clinical educators.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Clinical placement

Language

German

0 19
Reflexology and meridian therapy ILV

Reflexology and meridian therapy ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Ad RZF: Basic information on reflexology; historical development of reflextherapy on the foot; topography of zones; effects, goals, indications and contraindications; diagnostic and treatment shown in specific problemformulation
Ad BGM: Basic information on reflexology; historical development of connective tissue massage; topography of zones; effects, goals, indications and contraindications; diagnostic and treatment shown in specific problemformulation
Ad TCM: Introduction into the philosophy of the TCM, meridians and their run, localisation of some selected points of acupuncture, introduction into tuinatherapy with practical exercises, practical execution adapted to the shoulder-girdle

Assessment methods

Final exam
practical

Teaching methods

Presentation and activing methods

Language

German

1 1

Times
Mon. to Fri.

Language of Instruction
German


How you benefit

Only with this degree program is it possible to practice the profession of physiotherapist. The degree program is based on the occupational licensing regulations (MTD and FH-MTD-law). As a physiotherapist, you will work with people of all age groups in health care facilities in the fields of health education, prevention, therapy, rehabilitation, palliative and hospice facilities. Physiotherapists analyze and interpret sensormotoric function and developmental disorders and influence them with specialized techniques. You will develop treatment plans together with patients/clients, choose therapeutic measures and techniques, and carry them out. Physiotherapy measures and techniques include all types of movement therapy, perception training, manual therapy, respiratory therapy, therapeutic massage, reflexology therapies, lymphological physiotherapy, electro-, thermo-, photo-, hydro-and balneotherapy measures, performance and electro-diagnostic examination procedures. In the context of prevention, you are primarily active in health education and counseling. The degree program provides a strong foundation together with practical work experience and continuing training to take on management positions or research activities

Your future career

As a physiotherapist, you will work in prevention, therapy and rehabilitation in every clinical field such as prevention, palliation, health counseling and education. You will work as a staff member or self-employed, alone or in interdisciplinary teams together with doctors and experts from other specialist disciplines in the following areas:

  • Hospitals, day clinics
  • Retirement and nursing homes
  • Rehabilitation centers and convalescent homes
  • Educational and social institutions
  • Sports and leisure facilities
  • Health promotion and prevention facilities
  • Research

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Admission

Admission requirements

  • Higher education entrance qualification:

    • School leaving certificate from a secondary school or a secondary technical school.
    • Secondary school vocational certificate (Berufsreifeprüfung)
    • Equivalent certification from abroad

Equivalence is determined by international agreements, validation or in individual cases a decision by the head of the academic section.

  • University entrance qualification examination (Studienberechtigungsprüfung)

for human medicine, dental medicine, veterinary medicine, biology, chemistry, nutritional science and pharmacy. Proof of English proficiency of level 2 (European competency level C1) must be provided by the beginning of the first semester.

Information and institutes that offer courses to prepare for the university entrance qualification examination can be found on the portal Erwachsenenbildung.at of the Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Frauen.

Required subjects for the university entrance qualification examination (SBP)
The following compulsory subjects of the university entrance qualification for university courses of study are recognized as a prerequisite for admission to this degree program:
> German: Essay on a general topic according Higher Education Entrance Act (StudBerG)
> Biology and Environmental Science
> Physics 1
> Chemistry 1 or Mathematics 1
> Elective

University entrance qualification examinations for one of the following university courses of study are recognized as an admission requirement:

> Medical fields of study
>> Human medicine and dental medicine
>> Veterinary medicine

> Scientific fields of study
>> Biology
>> Chemistry
>> Nutritional sciences
>> Pharmacy

University entrance qualification examinations that do not contain confirmation of the command of English will be accepted on the condition that the required foreign language competence (level 2) is certified, via examination by an accredited educational institution, by the start of the degree program.

University entrance qualification examinations (SBP) can be taken for example at the community colleges in Ottakring, Floridsdorf and the Polycollege Margareten. These community colleges offer SBP courses recognized by the Federal Ministry for Science, Research and Administration.

  • Relevant professional qualification with auxiliary examinations

Individual cases are decided by the head of the academic sector. The following training will be recognized as a relevant professional qualification:

Apprenticeship groups

Apprenticeship
> as a professional masseur or > as an orthopedic technician or
> as a fitness coach

Required auxiliary examinations 
> Physics 1
> Biology and Environmental Science
> English 2

Health professions
School for general health care and nursing

Required auxiliary examinations:
> Physics 1
> English 2

Medical technical service
Required auxiliary examinations
> English 2

Massage therapist / medical masseur
Required auxiliary examinations:
> Physics 1
> Biology and Environmental Science
> English 2

Other qualifications
Required auxiliary examinations:
> Physics 1
> Biology and Environmental Science
> English 2

 

Application

There are 115 places available in the bachelor's degree program in Physiotherapy each year. The ratio of places to applicants is currently around 1:11.

To apply you will require the following documents:

  • Letter of motivation
  • CV in table form

Please note!
It is not possible to save incomplete online applications. You must complete your application in one session. Your application will be valid as soon as you upload all of the required documents and certificates. In the event that some documents (e.g. references) are not available at the time you apply, you may submit these later via email, mail or in person by no later than the start of the degree program.

Validation

Perhaps you hold a degree from a university abroad in health professional and want to take it into account?

For more information, please refer to the sections on validation

Selection process

The selection process consists of a written test, a practical vocational aptitude test and a selection interview.

  • Aim
    The aim is to ensure places are offered to those persons who complete the multi-level selection process with the best results. The tests are designed to assess the skills needed for an applicant's chosen profession.

 

  • Procedure
    The written selection test includes a series of test requirements to assess if you fulfill the basic intellectual and social-emotional performance requirements. If you meet the minimum criteria you will then undergo a practical aptitude test and a selection interview.

    The practical aptitude test assesses your job-specific skills such as responsiveness, observation, coordination, body awareness. The selection interview provides a first impression of the applicant's personal suitability. This includes professional motivation, professional understanding, performance, problem-solving skills and a capacity for careful consideration.

    Points are assigned to each section of the test.



  • Criteria
    The criteria for acceptance are based solely on performance.
    The geographical origin of the applicant has no influence on the selection decision.
    The admission requirements must be met in all cases.
    All the required documents must be provided in time.

    Applicants are evaluated according to the following weighting system:
    > Practical suitability test (40%)
    > Selection interview (40%)
    > Average grade of high school certificate or equivalent (20%)

    The selection committee (which comprises, among others, the head of the academic section and representatives of the teaching staff and student body) awards places to the applicants who score highest in the tests. If necessary, further experts may be consulted. The process as a whole and all test and assessment results from the selection process are documented in a transparent and verifiable manner.


 

Schedule

Written selection test: March 21, 2015

Results of the written election test: April 9, 2015

Practical aptitude test: May 4 to May 13, 2015

Selection interview: 4 May to 12 June 2015

Results of the admission process: July 4, 2015

 


Contact

Secretary's office

Genevieve El Gradly
Natalie Spanring-Eder

Favoritenstraße 226, D.2.36
1100 Vienna 
T: +43 1 606 68 77-4700 
F: +43 1 606 68 77-4709 
physiotherapie@fh-campuswien.ac.at

Office hours during the semester

Mon. to Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Karin Inzinger, BA
Assistant

D.2.34
T: +43 1 606 68 77-4705
F: +43 1 606 68 77-4709
karin.inzinger@fh-campuswien.ac.at

Teaching staff and research staff


Cooperations and Campusnetzwerk

We work closely with the Vienna Hospital Association (KAV), universities like the Medical University of Vienna, the Professional Association of Physio Austria and other health care facilities. This guarantees you strong contacts for internships, employment or participation in research and development activities. You will complete the extensive internships at, among others, the hospitals of Vienna Hospital Association (KAV). You can find information about our cooperation activities and much more at Campusnetzwerk. It's well worth visiting the site as it may direct you to a new job or interesting event held by our cooperation partners!

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