Radiological Technology

Bachelor, full-time

Overview

Radiographers make images of the human body with the help of large medical technology equipment. To do so they use imaging technology that implements ionizing or non-ionizing radiation. The methods range from skeletal radiology to magnetic resonance imaging. In this way they support the early diagnosis and treatment of several serious diseases. Diagnostic radiology, radiotherapy and nuclear medicine are therefore the focus of the degree program in which radiation protection is a key issue.

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Patrick Korpitsch
Michaela Lippitz

Favoritenstraße 226, D.Z.31
1100 Vienna
P: +43 1 606 68 77-4800
F: +43 1 606 68 77-4809
radtech@fh-campuswien.ac.at

Office hours during the semester
Mon. and Wed., 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
Thu. and Fri., 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Tue closed

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Duration of course
6 Semester
Final degree
Bachelor of Science in Health Studies (BSc)
incl. professional qualifications
110Study places
180ECTS
Organisational form
full-time

Application period for winter semester 2020/21
 10th February to 26th April 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 both medicine and technology and are therefore looking for an intersection that combines both. You have already acquired a strong foundation in mathematics and physics. You approach problems logically and analytically, display manual dexterity when operating equipment and have a strong sense of responsibly. Your good spatial imagination helps you to analyze images. Despite all the physical and technical aspects, you never lose sight of the person, who you show great empathy. Strong social skills are also necessary for work in interdisciplinary teams. Your curiosity makes you open to science and research in order to also keep up with the rapid advances in medical technology in the future.

What makes this degree program special

In the degree program you will learn how radiological technological methods work and what their specific advantages and disadvantages are. You are qualified to plan and perform analysis procedures with large medical equipment and to ensure quality assurance. Some methods only verify tissue changes, however nuclear medicine already identifies initial changes in metabolism. When performing radiological examinations, identifying cancer early, thanks to mammography for example, or radiating cancer, you will be working with ionizing particle or electromagnetic radiation. With the help of computer tomography (CT), sectional images of body parts are computer generated based on multiple X-rays. Electromagnetic waves, such as those used in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), are not ionizing.

It provides detailed sectional images of tissues and organs on the basis of strong magnetic fields. Ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves to produce images. A positron emission tomography (PET) is a nuclear medicine procedure that utilizes low-level radioactive substances to produce images of biochemical and physiological functions in the body. With the help of all the techniques you learn about in detail in the degree program, you will contribute to the early diagnosis and treatment of several serious diseases.


What you will learn in the degree program

Radiological diagnostics, radiotherapy and nuclear medicine are the main focus of the degree program. Personal development, knowledge of health law, health economics and project management complete your education.

  • In the basic medical subjects such as anatomy, physiology and pathology you will acquire knowledge about the human organs and bodily functions.
  • Physical-technical subjects impart basic knowledge for proper operation of the equipment.
  • Radiological technical procedures and examination and treatment methods are the focus of the 36 weeks of internships.
  • Radiation protection, digital image data management and teleradiology will round out your education.
  • With in-depth electives you can set your own individual focus.

Curriculum

Lecture SWS ECTS
Professional Competences 1: Interdisciplinary Work and Patient Management UE

Professional Competences 1: Interdisciplinary Work and Patient Management UE

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Professional Competences 1: Scientific Work SE

Professional Competences 1: Scientific Work SE

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2
Medial Basics 1: Anatomy VO

Medial Basics 1: Anatomy VO

3 SWS
5 ECTS

Language

German

3 5
Medical Basics 1: Physiology VO

Medical Basics 1: Physiology VO

2 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German

2 3
Medical Basics 2: Pathology and Hygiene VO

Medical Basics 2: Pathology and Hygiene VO

2 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German

2 3
Medical Basics 2: Basics of Clinical Chemistry and Pharmacology VO

Medical Basics 2: Basics of Clinical Chemistry and Pharmacology VO

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2
Medical Physics: Digital Detector Technologies in Radiological Imaging VO

Medical Physics: Digital Detector Technologies in Radiological Imaging VO

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Medical Physics: Medical Physics VO

Medical Physics: Medical Physics VO

3 SWS
4 ECTS

Language

German

3 4
Plain Radiography 1: General Imaging Techniques, Image Analysis & Patient Care ILV

Plain Radiography 1: General Imaging Techniques, Image Analysis & Patient Care ILV

4 SWS
5.5 ECTS

Language

German

4 5.5
Plain Radiography 1: Equipment Technology ILV

Plain Radiography 1: Equipment Technology ILV

1.5 SWS
2.5 ECTS

Language

German

1.5 2.5
Plain Radiography 1: Technical Quality Control UE

Plain Radiography 1: Technical Quality Control UE

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1

Lecture SWS ECTS
Professional Competences 1: Scientific Literature in Radiological Technology UE

Professional Competences 1: Scientific Literature in Radiological Technology UE

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Types of scientific literature and clinical studies; assessment of clinical studies (especially QUADAS guideline); formulation of research questions (especially PICOT format) and hypotheses; research methods at a glance; EBM and EBR; Journal Club; reading techniques

Assessment methods

Final exam

Teaching methods

Activating method (group work, presentations, guided exercises)

Language

German

1 1
Clinical Internship Plain Radiography PR

Clinical Internship Plain Radiography PR

0 SWS
6.5 ECTS

Language

German

0 6.5
CT: Clinical Cases VO

CT: Clinical Cases VO

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
CT: Basics of Medical Technology VO

CT: Basics of Medical Technology VO

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
CT: Postprocessing and Image Analysis UE

CT: Postprocessing and Image Analysis UE

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
CT: Examinations and Interventions ILV

CT: Examinations and Interventions ILV

2 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German

2 3
Data and Image Data Management 1: Image and Data Generation ILV

Data and Image Data Management 1: Image and Data Generation ILV

1.5 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1.5 2
Data and Image Data Management 1: Fundamentals of Image Processing and Reconstruction ILV

Data and Image Data Management 1: Fundamentals of Image Processing and Reconstruction ILV

1.5 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1.5 2
Medical Basics 1: Sectional Anatomy VO

Medical Basics 1: Sectional Anatomy VO

2 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German

2 3
Reflection on clinical Internship Plain Radiography UE

Reflection on clinical Internship Plain Radiography UE

0.5 SWS
0.5 ECTS

Language

German

0.5 0.5
Plain Radiography 2: Special Imaging Techniques incl. Clinical Case Reviews ILV

Plain Radiography 2: Special Imaging Techniques incl. Clinical Case Reviews ILV

3.5 SWS
4 ECTS

Language

German

3.5 4
Radiation Protection Training: Basic Education and Legal Bases ILV

Radiation Protection Training: Basic Education and Legal Bases ILV

1.5 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1.5 2
Radiation Protection Training: Special Training and Diagnostic Application ILV

Radiation Protection Training: Special Training and Diagnostic Application ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Radiation Protection Training: Radiobiology VO

Radiation Protection Training: Radiobiology VO

1.5 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1.5 2

Lecture SWS ECTS
Professional Competences 2: Scientific Methods ILV

Professional Competences 2: Scientific Methods ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2
Clinical Internship Computed Tomography PR

Clinical Internship Computed Tomography PR

0 SWS
6 ECTS

Language

German

0 6
Clinical Internship Magnetic Resonance Imaging PR

Clinical Internship Magnetic Resonance Imaging PR

0 SWS
6 ECTS

Language

German

0 6
MRI: Clinical Case Reviews VO

MRI: Clinical Case Reviews VO

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
MRI: Basics of Medical Technology ILV

MRI: Basics of Medical Technology ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2
MRI: Postprocessing and Image Analysis ILV

MRI: Postprocessing and Image Analysis ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
MRI: Examinations and Interventions ILV

MRI: Examinations and Interventions ILV

2 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German

2 3
Nuclear Medicine 1: Radiopharmaceutical Basics ILV

Nuclear Medicine 1: Radiopharmaceutical Basics ILV

1.5 SWS
2.5 ECTS

Language

German

1.5 2.5
Nuclear Medicine 1: Radiation Protection - Specific Education on Handling Unsealed Radioactive Materials and Clinical Applications ILV

Nuclear Medicine 1: Radiation Protection - Specific Education on Handling Unsealed Radioactive Materials and Clinical Applications ILV

1 SWS
1.5 ECTS

Language

German

1 1.5
Reflection on clinical Internship Computed Tomography UE

Reflection on clinical Internship Computed Tomography UE

0.5 SWS
0.5 ECTS

Language

German

0.5 0.5
Reflection on clinical Internship Magnetic Resonance Imaging UE

Reflection on clinical Internship Magnetic Resonance Imaging UE

0.5 SWS
0.5 ECTS

Language

German

0.5 0.5
Radiation Oncology 1: Basics of Medical Physics and Device Technology VO

Radiation Oncology 1: Basics of Medical Physics and Device Technology VO

1.5 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1.5 2
Radiation Oncology 1: Tumor Pathology and Radiotherapeutic Concepts VO

Radiation Oncology 1: Tumor Pathology and Radiotherapeutic Concepts VO

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

2 2

Lecture SWS ECTS
Angiography: Clinical Case Reviews, Postprocessing and Image Analysis ILV

Angiography: Clinical Case Reviews, Postprocessing and Image Analysis ILV

1.5 SWS
2.5 ECTS

Language

German

1.5 2.5
Angiography: Skills Lab UE

Angiography: Skills Lab UE

1.5 SWS
1.5 ECTS

Language

German

1.5 1.5
Angiography: Examinations and Interventions VO

Angiography: Examinations and Interventions VO

1.5 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1.5 2
Professional Competences 2: Data Evaluation UE

Professional Competences 2: Data Evaluation UE

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Data and Image Data Management 2: Applied Data Processing in Medical Networks UE

Data and Image Data Management 2: Applied Data Processing in Medical Networks UE

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

2 2
Data and Image Data Management 2: Digital Data Processing in Medicine VO

Data and Image Data Management 2: Digital Data Processing in Medicine VO

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2
Nuclear Medicine 2: Clinical Case Studies and Postprocessing UE

Nuclear Medicine 2: Clinical Case Studies and Postprocessing UE

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Nuclear Medicine 2: Technical and Physical Basics ILV

Nuclear Medicine 2: Technical and Physical Basics ILV

1.5 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1.5 2
Nuclear Medicine 2: Examinations and Treatment Methods VO

Nuclear Medicine 2: Examinations and Treatment Methods VO

2 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German

2 3
Radiation Oncology 2: Brachytherapy Planning ILV

Radiation Oncology 2: Brachytherapy Planning ILV

1.5 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1.5 2
Radiation Oncology 2: Patient Positioning and Patient Management UE

Radiation Oncology 2: Patient Positioning and Patient Management UE

1.5 SWS
1.5 ECTS

Language

German

1.5 1.5
Radiation Oncology 2: Radiation Protection- Specific Training for Practical Application ILV

Radiation Oncology 2: Radiation Protection- Specific Training for Practical Application ILV

1 SWS
1.5 ECTS

Language

German

1 1.5
Radiooncology 2: Teletherapy Planning ILV

Radiooncology 2: Teletherapy Planning ILV

2 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German

2 3
Sonography: Skills Lab UE

Sonography: Skills Lab UE

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Sonography: Technical and Physical Basics VO

Sonography: Technical and Physical Basics VO

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Sonography: Examinations and interventions ILV

Sonography: Examinations and interventions ILV

2 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German

2 3

Lecture SWS ECTS
Bachelor Project: Planning and Methodology SE

Bachelor Project: Planning and Methodology SE

1 SWS
5 ECTS

Language

German

1 5
Clinical Internship Angiography, Interventional Radiology and Cardiological Angiography PR

Clinical Internship Angiography, Interventional Radiology and Cardiological Angiography PR

0 SWS
6 ECTS

Language

German

0 6
Clinical Internship Nuclear Medicine PR

Clinical Internship Nuclear Medicine PR

0 SWS
6 ECTS

Language

German

0 6
Clinical Internship Radiotherapy PR

Clinical Internship Radiotherapy PR

0 SWS
6.5 ECTS

Language

German

0 6.5
Health Care Management: Organisations ILV

Health Care Management: Organisations ILV

1 SWS
1.5 ECTS

Language

German

1 1.5
Health Care Management: Managing Projects ILV

Health Care Management: Managing Projects ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2
Health Care Management: Quality Aspects in Healthcare ILV

Health Care Management: Quality Aspects in Healthcare ILV

1 SWS
1.5 ECTS

Language

German

1 1.5
Reflection on clinical Internship Angiography, Interventional Radiology and Cardiological Angiography UE

Reflection on clinical Internship Angiography, Interventional Radiology and Cardiological Angiography UE

0.5 SWS
0.5 ECTS

Language

German

0.5 0.5
Reflection on clinical Internship Nuclear Medicine UE

Reflection on clinical Internship Nuclear Medicine UE

0.5 SWS
0.5 ECTS

Language

German

0.5 0.5
Reflection on clinical Internship Radiotherapy UE

Reflection on clinical Internship Radiotherapy UE

0.5 SWS
0.5 ECTS

Language

German

0.5 0.5

Lecture SWS ECTS
Bachelor Project: Bachelor Thesis SE

Bachelor Project: Bachelor Thesis SE

1 SWS
8 ECTS

Language

German

1 8
Bachelor Examination AP

Bachelor Examination AP

0 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

0 1
Internship optional section PR

Internship optional section PR

0 SWS
7 ECTS

Language

German

0 7
Ethics and Law: Professional and Medical Ethics UE

Ethics and Law: Professional and Medical Ethics UE

0.5 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

0.5 1
Ethics and Law: Law for Health Professionals VO

Ethics and Law: Law for Health Professionals VO

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German

1.5 3
Advanced Course: Advanced Professional Skills ILV

Advanced Course: Advanced Professional Skills ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2
Advanced Course: Current Issues VO

Advanced Course: Current Issues VO

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2
Advanced Course: Seminars in Radiological Technology SE

Advanced Course: Seminars in Radiological Technology SE

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2
Health Care Management: Patient Safety, Risk Management and Emergency Procedures ILV

Health Care Management: Patient Safety, Risk Management and Emergency Procedures ILV

1.5 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1.5 2
Health Care Management: Health Economics ILV

Health Care Management: Health Economics ILV

1.5 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1.5 2

Semester dates
Winter semester: calender week 35-4
Summer semester: calender week 7-28

Number of teaching weeks
18 per semester, including 36 weeks of work experience

Times
Mon. to Fri. 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (general time frame)

Language of instruction
German


How you benefit

Radiographers independently perform examinations according to doctor's orders. At the intersection of human, medicine and technology, you will examine and treat patients with the help of radiological diagnostics, radiotherapy and nuclear medicine. On large medical equipment, you are responsible for ensuring examinations are carried out in a timely manner and in good quality and for post-processing the digital data. The large equipment includes computer tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), as well as positron emission tomography (PET). As a radiation safety expert, you are competent in ensuring the protection of patients and personnel from ionizing radiation. You work in hospitals or X-ray institutes as well as in the medical technology industry. There you train employees in the use of large equipment, advise on the implementation of teleradiology systems and imageless (digital) X-ray systems, and cooperate in the development of medical devices. With this degree you will be qualified to practice the profession of radiographer. The MTD Act is the basis for this degree program.

  • Hospitals (institutes for radiodiagnostics, nuclear medicine and radiotherapy)
  • Outpatient clinics, rehabilitation centers
  • Medical practices and institutes of medical specialists
  • Group practices
  • Research
  • Teaching
  • Industry
  • Self-employed profession

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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)

Information and institutes that offer courses to prepare for the university entrance qualification examination can be found on the portal Erwachsenenbildung.at of the Federal Ministry for Education and Women.

  • Relevant professional qualification with auxiliary examinations
  • German (non-native speakers): Minimum level B2

 

After being accepted, you must provide the following proof of your suitability:

  • Medical certificate of good health
  • Participation in a first aid course (at least 16 hours, within the last two years)
  • Current extract of your police record

Application

In the winter semester are 55 and in the summer semester 55 places available in the bachelor's degree program in Radiological Technology each year. The ratio of places to applicants is currently around 1:4.

To apply you will need the following documents:

  • Birth certificate
  • Proof of citizenship
  • School leaving certificate / university entrance qualification examination (Studienberecthigungsprüfung) / verification of professional qualifications
  • Letter of motivation (in German)
  • CV in table form (in German)

Please bring the original documents with you to the computer test.

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.

The selection process

The selection process consists of a computer-based test, a written questionnaire and an interview with the selection committee.

  • 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 computer-assisted selection test and the written questionnaire includes a series of test requirements to assesses if you fulfill the basic intellectual and social-emotional performance requirements. The tests mainly assess figural and mathematical intelligence, memory and concentration as well as social skills.
    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.
    For the computer-assisted test and the interview you have to be in Vienna.
  • 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. The selection committee (which comprises, among others, the head of the academic section and representatives of the teaching staff) awards places to the applicants who score highest in the tests.

Secretary's office

Patrick Korpitsch
Michaela Lippitz

Favoritenstraße 226, D.Z.31
1100 Vienna
P: +43 1 606 68 77-4800
F: +43 1 606 68 77-4809
radtech@fh-campuswien.ac.at

Office hours during the semester
Mon. and Wed., 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
Thu. and Fri., 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Tue closed

Teaching staff and Research staff