Bachelor

Biomedical Science

part-time

 
 

Biomedical Science

Biomedical science examines medical samples, interprets laboratory measurements and establishes a connection between laboratory diagnostic results and clinical pictures. Biomedical scientists have a variety of methods and innovative technologies at their disposal to measure different values and functions such as blood parameters or lung function. You apply them in complex laboratory analysis processes and evaluate them. In addition to intensive laboratory work you also interact with patients, for example when taking samples or performing clinical diagnostics. The practically oriented degree program combines technological know-how with quality and process management. You will be educated in the core disciplines of histology, hematology, microbiology and clinical chemistry.

Department
Health Sciences
Topics
Technologies
Quality of life

Highlights

  • Core disciplines: Clinical chemistry, hematology, immunohematology, hemostaseology, histology, cytology, molecular biology, cell culture, microbiology, functional diagnostics

  • Cross-industry expertise for modern quality and process management

  • Courses in well-equipped laboratory and extensive work experience

     

    Facts

    Final degree

    Bachelor of Science in Health Studies (BSc) incl. professional qualifications

    Duration of course
    8 Semesters
    Organisational form
    part-time

    tuition fee per semester

    € 363,361

    + ÖH premium + contribution2

    ECTS
    180 ECTS
    Language of instruction
    German

    Application summer semester 2024

    1st June to 31st July 2023

    Study places

    50

    1 Tuition fees for students from third countries € 727,- per semester

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

    Before the studies

    The most important criteria is that you are interested in science and medicine. You are open to innovative technologies and automation, in other words you enjoy using high-tech equipment and developing an understanding of how they work. You can imagine working in a laboratory where you can apply your manual dexterity. You want to interact with patients directly. You approach problems in a structured, analytical and organized manner. This programme is held in German.

    Why you should study with us

    Practical training on campus

    Thanks to the state-of-the-art infrastructure, you will gain valuable practical experience during your classes.

    Let's go international!

    An internship abroad offers the opportunity to broaden your horizons and gain new impressions.

    Active exchange

    Numerous disciplines at one location: participate in research projects and learn from others.

    The provisions of FHStG §4 regarding admission requirements apply.
    The fluency of the German language (competence level C1 according to the European Framework of Reference for Languages) is a prerequisite for all applicants.

    Higher education entrance qualification:

    General university entrance qualification or equivalent foreign certificate
    In the case of foreign certificates, the Rector' s Office will assess their equivalence. If supplementary examinations are required, the relevant certificates must be submitted prior to commencement of the studies.

    University entrance examination (Berufsreifeprüfung, Studienberechtigungsprüfung)
    The following compulsory subjects of a university entrance examination as well as an essay on a general topic (in German) are required for admission to this degree program (according to §64a UG 2002):

         -  Biology and environmental science
         -  Chemistry 2
         -  English 2
         -  Mathematics 1
         -  Physics 1

    The university entrance examination (Studienberechtigungsprüfung) must include a combination of at least three of the listed subjects.
    English 2 (equivalent to proficiency level B2) must in any case be proven by an examination.
    In case of deviations in the combination of subjects, the head of the degree program decides.

    Relevant professional qualification
    The completion of the following training courses is defined as a relevant professional qualification.

    • Apprenticeship groups (according to WKO 2018)
      • Chemical Engineering
      • Druggist / chemist
      • Laboratory Technology
      • Pharmaceutical technology
      • Pharmaceutical commercial assistant
      • Physics laboratory technician
      • Textile chemistry
    • School for intermediate vocational education
      • Vocational school for chemistry
      • Vocational school for textile chemistry
      • Vocational school for chemical plant engineering
    • Healthcare professions
      • Diploma in the higher service of health care and nursing
      • Diploma in medical technical professions

    For all relevant professional qualifications, the additional examination English 2 (equivalent to competence level B2) is required. Additional examinations must be taken prior to starting the program, and in any case before entering the second year of study.

    Completion of similar intermediate vocational schools will be approved after review by the head of the degree program.

    After being accepted, you must provide the following proof of your suitability:
         -  First aid training: First aid certificate from the Austrian Red Cross or an equivalent institution at least 16 hours (within the last two years)
         -  Proof of good standing (Current extract of your police record - not older than 3 months)
         -  Medical certificate of good health that includes all the relevant health parameters for your education as a biomedical scientist (not older than 3 months)
         -  Hepatitis B vaccination (at least the first of the two part vaccination)

    The following content is only available in German!

    Information sheet Vaccination Recommendation BMG: Vaccination Recommendation for Health Personnel in Austria (PDF 50 KB)

    Information for applicants with non-Austrian (school) certificates (PDF 145 KB)

    Regulations for the admission of third country citizens (PDF 294 KB)

    To apply, you will need the signed application form as well as a copy of the following documents:

    • Birth certificate
    • Proof of citizenship
    • Marriage certificate if applicable
    • Transcripts from your last completed school level
    • School leaving certificate / university entrance qualification examination (Studienberecthigungsprüfung) / University entrance exam (Berufsreifeprüfung) / verification of professional qualifications
    • CV in table form with Photo

    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. transcripts) are not available at the time you apply, you may submit these later via email, mail or in person as soon as possible.

    The admission procedure consists of a computer-assisted test and an interview.

    • Aim
      The aim is to ensure places are offered to those persons who complete the two-stage admission procedure with the best results. The tests procedures used are designed to assess the skills needed for an applicant's chosen profession.
    • Procedure
      The computerized admissions test includes a series of test requirements and determines if you meet basic intellectual performance requirements. The timed test is composed of the following parts:
      • Verification of verbal intelligence (sentence completions, analogies).
      • Numerical intelligence test (basic arithmetic, fractions, equations, percentages, reasoning, text problems)
      • Knowledge test (see recommended literature)

        Recommended literature for the entrance test
        I care Anatomy Physiology. Claus-Henning Bley et al. 2nd edition. Thieme-Verlag.
        A free app is available and is sufficient as a study aid. The following chapters are fundamental for the knowledge test.
        • Chemistry and biochemistry
        • Biology
        • Tissues in the human body

    Applicants who have achieved the minimum level on the test will then undergo an admission interview. Please bring the required original documents with you to the interview. The admission 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. 

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

    Dates for the entrance test will be announced here.

    Assignment to test dates is made through the Secretary's Office. You will receive information in a timely manner.


    During the studies

    The FH Campus Wien is characterised by extensive expertise and a large network. FH Campus Wien is the only university of applied sciences in Austria to train all seven legally regulated upper-level medical-therapeutic-diagnostic professions as well as midwifery. An important partner in the areas of education, research and development is the Vienna Healthcare Association. We also work closely with the Biomed Austria Professional Association. Specialist events such as the Annual Conference of Biomedical Analysts take place regularly in our company. At our attractive main location, you also benefit from our modern infrastructure, which includes L2 laboratories(security level 2 laboratories). Furthermore, you have the opportunity to join a professional community across disciplines. There is great potential in research projects at the interface between health and technology and practical relevance is guaranteed when we organise one of our freely accessible lecture evenings with top-class experts as part of the Campus Lectures.

    The degree program is practically oriented and combines comprehensive medical-technical and communicative expertise with the requirements for modern quality and process management. In a guaranteed, state-of-the-art laboratory space as well as through extensive internships, you will learn the core disciplines of hematology, histology, microbiology, clinical chemistry, immunology and molecular biology. Hematology focuses on the detailed examination of blood and bone marrow.

    In histology you will learn about tissue and cytology cells. In microbiology, you learn for example how throat cultures are examined for bacteria, fungi or viruses. In clinical chemistry you will primarily experiment with serum and other bodily fluids that you will analyze for metabolites, enzymes, vitamins or tumor markers. In immunology you will for example search for defects in the immune system and test for allergies or other intolerances.

    • You will acquire the necessary fundamental medical and technological knowledge for the complex laboratory analysis processes. Skills in process and quality management, health economics and the general legal regulations will round out your training.
    • You will acquire your practical experience in laboratories and functional areas of the health service and the Medical University of Vienna and the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna. There you will benefit from the opportunity to apply your theoretical knowledge in practical analysis methods and clinical diagnostics.
    • You will choose a specialization and deepen your practical knowledge of biomedical science.
    • You will acquire practical experience through guided internships, which make up one third of your education. In the internships you will learn to plan and conduct all the phases of a scientific laboratory project according to content and formal criteria.

    Curriculum

    Professional Profile SE
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Professional Profile SE

    Lector: Mag.a Susanne Bauer-Rupprecht, Mag. rer. nat. Johannes Gosch, Mag.a Andrea Hager, MSc, Michaela Hassler, MSc, Mag. Christina Lechner, Mag. Birgit Luxbacher, BSc MSc, FH-Prof.in Mag.a Christine Schnabl, MSc, MMag.a Susanne Schwarz

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Study of biomedical science
    - professional field of biomedical science
    - legal basis
    - MTD law
    - history of the profession
    - job description
    - fields of activity
    - professional ethical aspects
    - group intervision on training topics
    - biomedical science in the international context

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, practical exercises, group exercises, discussion, excursion, reflection

    Language

    German

    Chemistry VO
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Chemistry VO

    Lector: Dr. rer. nat. Ammar Tahir, MSc

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - basics of general and organic chemistry
    - chemical reactions
    - Chemistry of aqueous solutions
    - organic chemistry
    - structure of carbohydrates, proteins, lipids and nucleic acids

    Assessment methods

    Final exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture

    Language

    German

    Hematological Laboratory Diagnostics ILV
    2.5 SWS
    2.5 ECTS

    Hematological Laboratory Diagnostics ILV

    Lector: Susanne Bauer-Mitlinger, Karin Maria Drobits, MSc, Melanie Hanser, BSc, Mag.a Christine Rieß, Martina Stöckl, Michaela Zahradnik, MSc

    2.5 SWS   2.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Preanalytics
    - Fundamentals of hematology
    - Cellular components of blood and their function
    - Blood count parameters including physiological differential blood count
    - Additional hematological determinations
    - Manual and automated analysis methods
    - Quality assurance and documentation
    - Interpretation and validation
    - Specific hygiene and safety measures
    - case studies

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment

    Teaching methods

    Integrated course

    Language

    German

    Clinical Chemical Laboratory Diagnostics 1 ILV
    2.5 SWS
    2.5 ECTS

    Clinical Chemical Laboratory Diagnostics 1 ILV

    Lector: Mag.a Susanne Bauer-Rupprecht, Andrea Haid, BSc MSc, Barbara Kirchknopf, MSc, Dejan Milosavljevic, MSc, FH-Prof. DI (FH) Helge Wimmer

    2.5 SWS   2.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Preanalytics
    - Analytical technologies and methods of collecting measurements
    - Sample preparation
    - Exemplary analysis of substrates and enzymes from biological analysis material
    - Biochemical fundamentals of the reaction process Analysis principles and reaction conditions
    - Criteria for selecting and evaluating measurement methods
    - Methods for quantifying measurement results
    - Basics of quality assurance
    - case studies

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment

    Teaching methods

    Integrated course

    Language

    German

    Communication UE
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Communication UE

    Lector: Dipl. Sozialpädagogin (FH) Andrea Kadlik, DSP, MSc, Mag. Harald Pesendorfer, Mag. Laura Soroldoni, Mag. Karin Weiß

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Basics of communication/interaction
    - self-perception and perception of others
    - feedback
    - difference between technical and human communication
    - person/function/role
    - conflict management

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment

    Teaching methods

    Theoretical inputs, group exercise, exchange of experiences, discussion, questionnaires, feedback

    Language

    German

    Labor Basics ILV
    2.5 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Labor Basics ILV

    Lector: Patricia Bankl, Susanne Bauer-Mitlinger, Mag.a Susanne Bauer-Rupprecht, Karin Maria Drobits, MSc, Bernhard Dürschmied, MSc, Sabine Enzinger, MBA, Julius Glocknitzer, BSc, Elis Godaj, MSc, Andrea Haid, BSc MSc, Michaela Hassler, MSc, Barbara Kirchknopf, MSc, Dejan Milosavljevic, MSc, Christine Prevedel, Mag.a Christine Rieß, Mag.a Dr.in Veronika Stefanik, Martina Stöckl, FH-Prof. DI (FH) Helge Wimmer

    2.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Laboratory related hygiene strategies
    - commodities
    - physical quantities and units relevant to the profession
    - measuring and recording
    - water qualities
    - solutions and dilutions
    - central terms of the functional sequence in the analysis process, in particular preanalytics
    - basics in quality management

    Assessment methods

    Final exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, self-study, practical exercises

    Language

    German

    Laboratory Safety VO
    1 SWS
    1.5 ECTS

    Laboratory Safety VO

    Lector: Sabine Enzinger, MBA, Mag. Edith Schmidt, Bakk., Josef Tichy

    1 SWS   1.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Legal principles of employee protection
    - behavior in the medical laboratory
    - hazard identification
    - hazard avoidance
    - disposal
    - ergonomics
    - first aid
    - fire protection
    - radiation protection

    Assessment methods

    Final exam

    Teaching methods

    Media supported lecture

    Language

    German

    Literature Research ILV
    0.5 SWS
    0.5 ECTS

    Literature Research ILV

    Lector: Kathrin Spettel, MSc

    0.5 SWS   0.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Pubmed
    - databases
    - libraries

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment

    Teaching methods

    Integrated course

    Language

    German

    Mathematics 1: Stoichiometry UE
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Mathematics 1: Stoichiometry UE

    Lector: Dr. Marion Goldeck, Mag. Dr. Reinhold Hofbauer, Univ.Ass.Prof., Ao. Univ. Prof. Dr. Martin Knöfler, Ao. Univ. Prof. Mag. Dr. Wolfgang Mikulits, Ao. Univ. Prof. Dr. DI Johannes Nimpf, Nyamdelger Sukhbaatar, MSc, Maike Werning, MSc. BSc.

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Basic chemical calculations
    - sizes and units
    - atomic and molar mass
    - Basic laws of stoichiometry
    - chemical reaction equations
    - Calculations of chemical reactions
    - Concentration calculations, dilutions
    - pH and buffer calculations
    - Introduction to redox equations

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment

    Teaching methods

    Group exercises and self-study

    Language

    German

    Medical English UE
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Medical English UE

    Lector: Paul Hoffman, MAS, Barry Jenkins, BSc (Hons)

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Review of key vocabulary relating to profession, laboratory science and general medicine
    - Awareness of internationalisation issues
    - clarity when communicating in a foreign language

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment

    Teaching methods

    Primarily short lectures, worksheets, self-guided teaching, reading

    Language

    English

    Microscopy ILV
    2 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Microscopy ILV

    Lector: Tamara Franculovic, BSc., Julius Glocknitzer, BSc, Elis Godaj, MSc, Christine Prevedel, Christoph Schön

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Physical basics of microscopy
    - mechanical and optical components of a microscope and their function
    - correct adjustment of the microscope
    - cleaning and maintenance
    - optical image formation
    - practical microscopy methods
    - bright field microscopy
    - dark field and phase contrast microscopy
    - fluorescence microscopy
    - advanced and current microscopy methods, microphotography and production of microphotographic images

    Assessment methods

    Final exam

    Teaching methods

    Problem based learning

    Language

    German

    Cellbiology VO
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Cellbiology VO

    Lector: Univ. Prof. Dr. Johannes Stöckl

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Biogenesis of cells (development, growth, differentiation, proliferation, death)
    - Properties of cells (shapes, sizes, life span)
    - Biochemical structure, components and structural elements, function of cells (cell organelles: Membranes, nucleus, rough and smooth endoplasmic reticulum, ribosomes, mitochondria, Golgi apparatus, lysosomes, endosomes, peroxisomes; cytoskeleton: microtubules, centrioles, basal bodies, kinocilia, stereocilia, actin filaments, intermediate filaments, cytoplasmic inclusions)
    - cell contacts (tight junction, gap junction, desmosome)
    - Cell and nuclear division, germ cell formation (mitosis, meiosis)
    - Behavior of cells under in vitro conditions

    Assessment methods

    Final exam

    Teaching methods

    lecture

    Language

    German

    Anatomy VO
    2 SWS
    3.5 ECTS

    Anatomy VO

    Lector: Dr. med. univ. Lukas Reissig, PhD

    2 SWS   3.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Basic terminology
    - directional and positional terms
    - general definitions
    - overview of structure and morphology of tissue types
    - anatomical structure of cardiovascular system
    - respiratory system
    - digestive system
    - genitourinary system
    - nervous system
    - skin and sensory organs
    - endocrine organs
    - overview of musculoskeletal system and skull
    - Systems and organs, which are relevant for analysis parameters

    Assessment methods

    Final exam

    Teaching methods

    lecture, self-directed learning

    Language

    German

    Hematology VO
    2 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Hematology VO

    Lector: Dr. med. Ruth Jilch

    2 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - hematopoietic organs: bone marrow, liver
    - hematopoiesis: physiological principles, basic pathophysiology
    - laboratory parameters in hematology: parameters of erythrocytes, parameters of platelets, parameters of leukocytes, parameters of clinical chemistry, basic advanced special examinations
    - non-oncological diseases of the hematopoietic system: anemias, reactive changes of the white blood count, hemoglobinopathies, thrombocytopathies, parasitoses, bacterial infections, viral infections
    - oncological diseases of the hematopoietic system: basic diagnostics, advanced diagnostics, clinical appearance, basic therapy,
    - interpretation of findings
    - quality assurance in hematology.
    - case studies

    Assessment methods

    Final exam

    Teaching methods

    lecture

    Language

    German

    Hematological Morphology ILV
    2 SWS
    2.5 ECTS

    Hematological Morphology ILV

    Lector: Helena Seper, MSc, Michaela Zahradnik, MSc

    2 SWS   2.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Microscopy of physiological and pathological hematological specimens.
    - Criteria of cell differentiation
    - Hematopoiesis
    - Bone marrow
    - Anemias
    - Reactive leukocytic changes
    - Myelodysplastic syndromes
    - Myeloproliferative neoplasms
    - Lymphoproliferative disorders
    - Acute leukemias
    - Thrombocytic disorders
    - Parasitic disorders.
    - Reference bands
    - case studies

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment

    Teaching methods

    Integrated course

    Language

    German

    Hemostasis VO
    0.5 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Hemostasis VO

    Lector: Prof. Dr. Peter Quehenberger

    0.5 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Preanalytics
    - analytics: tasks and analyis of the vascular system, platelets, plasmatic coagulation system, fibrinolysis system
    - pathogenesis, clinical picture, diagnostics and therapy monitoring of coagulation disorders
    - anticoagulant therapy and monitoring
    - adequate use of coagulation analyses
    - quality assurance
    - interpretation of findings
    - case studies

    Assessment methods

    Final exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture

    Language

    German

    Histology VO
    2 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Histology VO

    Lector: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Adolf Ellinger

    2 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - The importance of histology in medical diagnostics
    - the functional morphology of the cell
    - cell differentiation and the structure of tissue associations such as parenchyma/stroma
    - the mechanisms of regeneration and repair
    - the mechanisms of cell interaction and the development of the systematics of tissue types
    - The morphological structure of organs and organ systems (circulatory organs, gastrointestinal tract, respiratory tract, urogenital tract, endocrine organs, integumentary system and the nervous system)
    - basics of histopathology
    - case studies

    Assessment methods

    Final exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture

    Language

    German

    Clinic Chemical Laboratory Diagnosis 2 ILV
    3 SWS
    3.5 ECTS

    Clinic Chemical Laboratory Diagnosis 2 ILV

    Lector: Mag.a Susanne Bauer-Rupprecht, Dejan Milosavljevic, MSc, FH-Prof. DI (FH) Helge Wimmer

    3 SWS   3.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Selected clinical chemical parameters for diagnostics and therapy monitoring of metabolic disorders and organ diseases
    - Preanalytics
    - analytics
    - postanalytics
    - Basics of quality assurance
    - case studies

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment

    Teaching methods

    Integrated course

    Language

    German

    Physiology VO
    2 SWS
    3.5 ECTS

    Physiology VO

    Lector: Mag. Ursula Föger-Samwald, Phd.

    2 SWS   3.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Basics of physiology (compartments, transport, membrane potential)
    - overview of selected chapters of neuro-physiology and muscle physiology
    - energy metabolism
    - cardiovascular physiology
    - respiratory physiology
    - physiology of the gastrointestinal tract
    - water and salt balance
    - general endocrinology
    - acid-base balance
    - renal physiology
    - thermoregulation

    Assessment methods

    Final exam

    Teaching methods

    lecture

    Language

    German

    Current Developments 1 ILV
    0.5 SWS
    0.5 ECTS

    Current Developments 1 ILV

    0.5 SWS   0.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Examples for continuing education on offer
    - webinars
    - conferences
    - workshops in various disciplines
    - open lectures
    - interprofessional teaching
    - guest lectures
    - company demonstrations
    - international events
    - fiel
    - trips
    - etc.

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment

    Teaching methods

    Integrated course

    Language

    German

    Biochemistry and Pathobiochemistry VO
    2.5 SWS
    3.5 ECTS

    Biochemistry and Pathobiochemistry VO

    Lector: Ao. Univ. Prof. Dr. Martin Knöfler, Maike Werning, MSc. BSc.

    2.5 SWS   3.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Basics of biochemistry with emphasis on structure and function of proteins and enzymes and metabolic biochemistry
    - macromolecules
    - amino acids - peptide bonds - proteins
    - protein structure and weak chemical bonds
    - primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary structure of proteins
    - energetic principles of enzyme activity
    - mechanisms of enzyme activity
    - coenzymes
    - enzyme kinetics
    - Inhibition of enzyme activity
    - reaction chains
    - notes on protein analysis
    - energetic basics of metabolism
    - glycolysis
    - citrate cycle
    - activation of fatty acids
    - urea cycle
    - lipids and biological membranes
    - case studies
    * respiration - oxidative phosphorylation
    * DNA structure, replication, repair
    * transcription and regulation
    * RNA maturation and export
    * translation and protein sorting

    Assessment methods

    Final exam

    Teaching methods

    lecture

    Language

    German

    Hemostasis Diagnostics ILV
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Hemostasis Diagnostics ILV

    Lector: Sophie Barth, Msc., Dejan Milosavljevic, MSc, Ing. Linda Müllner

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Preanalytics
    - Analysis of primary and secondary hemostasis
    - manual and mechanized methods of analysis
    - quality assurance
    - documentation
    - validation and interpretation of results
    - case studies

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment

    Teaching methods

    Integrated course

    Language

    German

    Histological Laboratory Diagnostics 1 ILV
    2.5 SWS
    2.5 ECTS

    Histological Laboratory Diagnostics 1 ILV

    Lector: Karin Gstinig, Theresa Kreiner, MSc, Michaela Macho

    2.5 SWS   2.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Preanalytics (materials for analysis and possibilities of transmittals, receipt of material and macroscopic preparation)
    - Fixation and decalcification
    - Embedding
    - Microtomy (Sliding- and rotary microtomes)
    - Basics in staining methods of paraffin sections incl. Haematoxylin-Eosin-Staining
    - Options of automation
    - Quality assurance (microscopic evaluation of histological sections) and documentation
    - Storage of histological preparations
    - Specific hygiene- and security procedures
    - case studies

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment

    Teaching methods

    Integrated course

    Language

    German

    Histological Morphology ILV
    1.5 SWS
    2.5 ECTS

    Histological Morphology ILV

    Lector: Karin Gstinig, Theresa Kreiner, MSc, Michaela Macho

    1.5 SWS   2.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Microscoping of selected (normal and pathological) histological tissues
    - Basic structures
    - Cardiovascular system
    - Muscle tissue
    - Lymphatic system
    - Gastrointestinal tract
    - Respiratory tract
    - Urogenital tract
    - Endocrine organs
    - Integumentary system
    - Nervous system
    - case studies

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment

    Teaching methods

    Integrated course

    Language

    German

    Instrumental Analytics VO
    1 SWS
    1.5 ECTS

    Instrumental Analytics VO

    Lector: FH-Prof. DI (FH) Helge Wimmer

    1 SWS   1.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Systematics of automated analysis systems (setup, sample identification, sample processing, ...)
    - Evaluation criteria of an analysis system
    - Theoretical basics of optical measurement techniques
    - Electrochemical analysis methods
    - Physical-chemical separation methods
    - Mechanized particle counting.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture

    Language

    German

    Clinical Chemistry VO
    1.5 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Clinical Chemistry VO

    Lector: Priv-Doz. Mag. DDr. Helmuth Haslacher, BSc BA

    1.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Parameters of a clinical-chemical routine finding: Physiological and pathophysiological significance, indication, evaluation, differential diagnosis and relevant preanalytical indications
    - Introduction to Medical Diagnostics
    - Enzymes of Muscle, Liver and Pancreas
    - Cardiac Diagnostics
    - Kidney Function Tests
    - Electrolytes
    - iron metabolism
    - fat metabolism
    - Sugar metabolism
    - Blood gases
    - acid-base balance
    - inflammation and protein diagnostics
    - case studies

    Assessment methods

    Final exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture with provided presentation

    Language

    German

    Mathematics 2: Validation of Analytical Data UE
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Mathematics 2: Validation of Analytical Data UE

    Lector: Katharina Fröhlich, BSc MSc, FH-Prof. DI (FH) Helge Wimmer

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Calculation of a linear calibration function
    - Check for linearity
    - Verification of precision
    - Analysis at low substance concentrations (detection, detection and determination limits)
    - Checking of individual process steps and lowering for matrix influences
    - Check for time stability
    - selected graphical methods of quality control

    Assessment methods

    Final exam

    Teaching methods

    Case solutions, practical exercises, problem-based learning

    Language

    German

    Pathology VO
    2 SWS
    3.5 ECTS

    Pathology VO

    Lector: Univ. Prof. Dr. med. Heinz Regele

    2 SWS   3.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    General Pathology
    - Explanation of terms
    - Course of diseases
    - causes of diseases
    - Pathological changes in cells and tissues
    - Morphology of cell damage- Inflammation
    - Tissue replacement
    - Regeneration and repair
    - Qualitative and quantitative disorders of cell growth and differentiation
    - General tumor pathology
    - Pathology of circulation and water balance

    Specialized pathology
    - Pathogenesis
    - morphological changes
    - clinical features
    - diagnosis and therapeutic approaches of the following areas:- Cardiovascular system, Lymphatic system
    - respiratory tract, gastrointestinal tract
    - liver, pancreas, urinary tract
    - genital organs, mamma
    - Placenta and pregnancy
    - Endocrinology and metabolic diseases
    - skin
    - musculoskeletal system

    - case studies

    Assessment methods

    Final exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture

    Language

    German

    Central Laboratory ILV
    1.5 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Central Laboratory ILV

    Lector: Mag.a Susanne Bauer-Rupprecht, Andrea Haid, BSc MSc, Barbara Kirchknopf, MSc, Dejan Milosavljevic, MSc, Helena Seper, MSc, FH-Prof. DI (FH) Helge Wimmer, Michaela Zahradnik, MSc

    1.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical phase
    - case studies

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment

    Teaching methods

    Integrated course

    Language

    German

    functional laboratory diagnostics ILV
    3 SWS
    3 ECTS

    functional laboratory diagnostics ILV

    3 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Basics of equipment technology, execution of pulmonary, cardiological and neurological diagnostic testing
    - indication/contraindication of diagnostic testing
    - quality assurance
    - interpretation and documentation of the results
    - introduction to communication with patients
    - case studies

    Assessment methods

    Final exam

    Teaching methods

    Integrated course

    Language

    German

    Histological Laboratory Diagnostics 2 ILV
    3 SWS
    4 ECTS

    Histological Laboratory Diagnostics 2 ILV

    3 SWS   4 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Microtomy incl. whole-mount sections
    - Tissue microarray - technique
    - Specific staining methods of paraffin sections (Special stainings, impregnations, histochemistry, immunhistochemistry, in situ hybridisation)
    - Options of automation
    - Cryotomy and staining of frozen sections
    - Quality assurance (microscopic evaluation of histological sections and organ diagnosis)
    - Documentation and interpretation of results
    - Histological case study
    - Preparation technique for electron microscopy
    - case studies

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment

    Teaching methods

    Integrated course

    Language

    German

    Immunology VO
    2 SWS
    2.5 ECTS

    Immunology VO

    2 SWS   2.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Components of the immune system: characterization, structure and function of lymphoid organs
    - cellular systems and factors of immune defense
    - organization and relevance of the circulatory systems involved;
    - principles of detection
    - development of immunocompetent cells and immune tolerance
    - mechanisms of innate and adaptive immunity
    - principles of immunization
    - pathogenesis of immune-mediated diseases such as allergies, autoimmunity, immunodeficiencies, transplantation, tumors, infections and their diagnostic and therapeutic possibilities
    - case studies

    Assessment methods

    Final exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture

    Language

    German

    Immunology Diagnostics ILV
    3.5 SWS
    3.5 ECTS

    Immunology Diagnostics ILV

    3.5 SWS   3.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Basics and exemplary performance of immunological analysis procedures (manual and automated) for
    - protein diagnostics
    - tumor diagnostics
    - thyroid diagnostics
    - autoimmune diagnostics and allergy diagnostics.
    Basics and exemplary performance of research-relevant immunological analytical methods and functional analyses
    - Parameter-specific preanalytics
    - quality assurance
    - evaluation
    - validation
    - interpretation and documentation of results
    - case studies

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment

    Teaching methods

    Integrated course

    Language

    German

    Cardiopulmonal Functional Laboratory Diagnostics VO
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Cardiopulmonal Functional Laboratory Diagnostics VO

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Clinical importance of pulmonary and cardiovascular testing
    - practice-oriented parameters and diagnostically relevant measurement parameters in pulmonary and cardiovascular diseases
    - case studies

    Assessment methods

    Final exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture

    Language

    German

    Mathematics 3: Statistics - Introduction VO
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Mathematics 3: Statistics - Introduction VO

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Introduction to a selection of descriptive statistical methods with a medical/biological focus
    - teaching univariate and bivariate analyses of characteristics in the context of general principles of descriptive statistics
    - epidemiology - introduction
    - preview and empirical analyses for estimation methods and analytical/inductive statistics

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Work orders + final inspection

    Teaching methods

    lecture, work oders with feedback, practical excercises

    Language

    German

    Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology VO
    2.5 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology VO

    2.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    General microbiology
    - structure of bacteria
    - virulence factors
    - bacterial genetics
    - diagnostics in microbiology
    - basics of antimicrobial chemotherapy
    special microbiology
    - epidemiology
    - pathogenesis
    - clinic
    - diagnosis and therapy of infectious agents relevant to human medicine e.g. staphylococci, streptococci etc
    - mycology
    - virology
    - parasitology
    - case studies

    Assessment methods

    Final exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture

    Language

    German

    Neurological Functional Laboratory Diagnostics VO
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Neurological Functional Laboratory Diagnostics VO

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Clinical importance of neurophysiological testing
    - practice-oriented parameters and diagnostically relevant measurement parameters in neurophysiological diseases
    - case studies.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture

    Language

    German

    Pharmacology and Toxicology VO
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Pharmacology and Toxicology VO

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics
    - application and storage of pharmaceuticals
    - therapeutic use, effect and sideffect of important pharmaceuticals
    - drugs and drug abuse
    - therapeutic drug monitoring
    - special toxicology

    Assessment methods

    Final exam

    Teaching methods

    lecture

    Language

    German

    Immunohematology VO
    2 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Immunohematology VO

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - basics of transfusion medicine
    - methodology in immunohematology
    - blood group systems
    - transfusion serology and blood products
    - clinical transfusion serology
    - genetics and MHN
    - HLA
    - granulocyte and platelet immunology
    - case studies

    Assessment methods

    Final exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture

    Language

    German

    Immunohematological Laboratory Diagnostics ILV
    3 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Immunohematological Laboratory Diagnostics ILV

    3 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - reanalytics
    - blood group/blood factor determination
    - antibody determination
    - pretransfusion testing
    - additional determination
    - manual and mechanized detection methods
    - subject-specific guidelines
    - quality assurance,
    - documentatio
    - interpretation
    - validation
    - case studies

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment

    Teaching methods

    Integrated course

    Language

    German

    Mathematics 4: Statistics - Practical Application ILV
    1.5 SWS
    1.5 ECTS

    Mathematics 4: Statistics - Practical Application ILV

    1.5 SWS   1.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - practical application (= computer-aided) uni/bivariate feature analyses
    - general principles of descriptive statistics
    - introduction to analytical/inductive statistics based on hypotheses
    - introduction and practical application of a selection of common statistical methods with a medical/biological focus

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Work assignments + final examination

    Teaching methods

    Integrated course, discussion, practical exercises, work assignments with feedback

    Language

    German

    Microbiological Laboratory Diagnostics ILV
    4 SWS
    4 ECTS

    Microbiological Laboratory Diagnostics ILV

    4 SWS   4 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Hygiene and safety measures
    - preanalytics
    - cultivation of selected bacteria and fungi
    - evaluation of microscopic specimens
    - application and evaluation of immunological, biochemical and molecular-biological identification methods
    - analysis of antibiograms
    - quality assurance
    - documentation
    - interpretation
    - validation
    - case studies

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment

    Teaching methods

    Integrated course

    Language

    German

    Molecular Biology VO
    2.5 SWS
    2.5 ECTS

    Molecular Biology VO

    2.5 SWS   2.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - General principles of genome, chromosomes
    - Chemical structure of nucleic acids
    - Structure and function of genes
    - Replication, transcription and tanslation
    - Genetic alterations and diseases
    - Relevant methods and tools of molecular biology
    - case studies

    Assessment methods

    Final exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture

    Language

    German

    Molecular Laboratory Diagnostics ILV
    3.5 SWS
    3.5 ECTS

    Molecular Laboratory Diagnostics ILV

    3.5 SWS   3.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - isolation and concentration determination of nucleic acids
    - handling of DNA and RNA
    - polymerase chain reaction (PCR) including real time PCR
    - performance of different molecular biological analysis methods including trouble shooting
    - quality assurance
    - evaluation, documentation, validation and interpretation of results
    - case studies

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment

    Teaching methods

    Integrated course

    Language

    German

    Elective Course 1 ILV
    1.5 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Elective Course 1 ILV

    1.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Possible compulsory optional subjects: e.g. cell culture, diagnostic testing, molecular pathology, interprofessional topics (open courses, free courses).

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment

    Teaching methods

    Integrated course

    Language

    German

    Scientfic Work ILV
    1 SWS
    1.5 ECTS

    Scientfic Work ILV

    1 SWS   1.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Fundamentals of scientific work
    - scientific criteria
    - quantitative and qualitative research
    - significance in the professional field, ethics
    Scientific methods
    - study designs
    - stages of a scientific paper
    - study plan
    - scientific literature with exercises on literature research and citation
    - structure of a research paper with exercises on question and problem.
    - analysis of publications

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment

    Teaching methods

    Media-supported lecture, work assignments with feedback, group work, practical training

    Language

    German

    Elective Course 2 ILV
    1.5 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Elective Course 2 ILV

    1.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Possible compulsory optional subjects: e.g. cell culture, diagnostic testing, molecular pathology, interprofessional topics (open courses, free courses).

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment

    Teaching methods

    Course integrating theoretical and practical applications

    Language

    German

    Cytology VO
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Cytology VO

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Morphology of the cell
    - Benign and malign cytological changes (criteria of malignancy)
    - Gynaecological and extra genital cytology:- sample collection
    - physiological cytological patterns
    - benign lesions
    - dysplasia
    - malign cytological patterns
    - physician report nomenclature
    - Differential cytology

    - Image analysis
    - Quality assurance
    - Automated screening systems
    - Case Studies

    Assessment methods

    Final exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture

    Language

    German

    Cytological Laboratory Diagnostics ILV
    1.5 SWS
    1.5 ECTS

    Cytological Laboratory Diagnostics ILV

    1.5 SWS   1.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Gynaecological and extra-genital cytology:
    - Obtaining cell material (exfoliative material, biopsy material)
    - Material processing and fixation
    - Staining and analysis procedures (stainings, cytochemistry, immunocytochemistry, molecularbiological methods, HPV - diagnostic, DNA-cytometry)
    - Nomenclature standards
    - Microscopic assessment of cytological preparates
    - Automated screening procedures
    - Quality control
    - Documentation, validation and interpretation of results
    - Case studies

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment

    Teaching methods

    Integrated course

    Language

    German

    Cytological Morphology ILV
    1 SWS
    1.5 ECTS

    Cytological Morphology ILV

    1 SWS   1.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Microscoping of selected (normal and pathological) histological tissues
    - Case Studies

    Assessment methods

    Final exam

    Teaching methods

    Integrated course

    Language

    German

    Current Developments 3 ILV
    0.5 SWS
    0.5 ECTS

    Current Developments 3 ILV

    0.5 SWS   0.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Examples for continuing education on offer
    - webinars
    - conferences
    - workshops in various disciplines
    - open lectures
    - interprofessional teaching
    - guest lectures
    - company demonstrations
    - international events
    - field trips
    - etc.

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment

    Teaching methods

    Integrated course

    Language

    German

    Gender Medicine VO
    0.5 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Gender Medicine VO

    0.5 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Terms: Gender, sex, gender medicine, personalized medicine
    - Overview and selected examples on the topics, discourse and scientific research field of gender medicine.
    - Interest in and awareness of gender responsive medicine.

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Immanent performance review

    Teaching methods

    Lecture

    Language

    German

    Health Economomics VO
    0.5 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Health Economomics VO

    0.5 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Organizational structure and institutions of the Austrian health care system
    - principles of service financing, health and social policy trends
    - economy and quality
    - current public health topics

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment

    Teaching methods

    Lecture

    Language

    German-English

    Laboratory Management VO
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Laboratory Management VO

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - "We are planning a laboratory"
    - project management in theory and practise
    - laboratory planning (legal requirements, principles)
    - calculation of personnel requirements
    - team building
    - commmunication
    - conflict management

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment

    Teaching methods

    Lecture

    Language

    German

    Medical Ethics VO
    0.5 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Medical Ethics VO

    0.5 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - ethical philosophical fundamentals
    - philosophical fundamentals and the aspects of self-determination
    - question of "limiting therapy"- clinical everyday life
    - case studies

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment

    Teaching methods

    The ethical philosophical fundamentals with the ethical discours are taught in small groups and discussed with the help of case studies. The presentation of the group results furthers an objective ethical argumentation, a discussion evolving from this enables the students to practice a specific type of presentation. Joint reflexion of topical published questions broadens the overview of ethical implications in the healthcare segment.

    Language

    German

    Practical Training 1 PL
    0 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Practical Training 1 PL

    0 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Laboratory methods (clinical chemistry, haematology, haemostaseology, immunology) and histology in the professional field

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment

    Teaching methods

    Practical excercises, practical application of theoretical knowledg in the professional field

    Language

    German

    Professional English UE
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Professional English UE

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - CV and professional email
    - Working with specialist literature
    - Visual presentation: speaking, tables etc.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, small group work, presentation

    Language

    English

    Public Health VO
    0.5 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Public Health VO

    0.5 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - The Austrian health care system
    - selected European and international health care systems
    - public health in the context of biomedical analytics

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, group work

    Language

    German

    Quality Management VO
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Quality Management VO

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Quality management and risk management
    - process management
    - documentation system
    - standards and other QM systems
    - risk management
    - laws and standards of QM management in the current versions (e.g.Önorm EN IS0 15189)
    - preparation and implementation of certifications
    - Point Of Care Testing (POCT).

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment

    Teaching methods

    Lecture

    Language

    German

    Legal Basis VO
    1 SWS
    1.5 ECTS

    Legal Basis VO

    1 SWS   1.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Fundamentals of the legal system: delimitation of civil law / criminal law / public law.
    - liability issues in criminal law and civil law: basics and correlations as well as application to short case studies taken from practice and teaching
    - Basic principles of labor law and legal backgrounds of the various employment relationships
    - social law, special professional law and professional duties, data protection and confidentiality, special laws, hospital and health resort law

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment

    Teaching methods

    Lecture

    Language

    German

    Case Studies SE
    0.5 SWS
    0.5 ECTS

    Case Studies SE

    0.5 SWS   0.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Linking of laboratory diagnostic parameters of biomed. Analytics on the basis of selected case studies

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment

    Teaching methods

    Group work, discussion, work assignments with feedback

    Language

    German

    Practical Training 1 PL
    0 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Practical Training 1 PL

    0 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Laboratory methods (clinical chemistry, haematology, haemostaseology, immunology) and histology in the professional field

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment

    Teaching methods

    Practical excercises, practical application of theoretical knowledg in the professional field

    Language

    German

    Practical Training 3 PL
    0 SWS
    22 ECTS

    Practical Training 3 PL

    0 SWS   22 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    laboratory methods (histology, cytology, microbiology, immunhaematology, functional diagnostics, molecular biology) in the professional field

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment

    Teaching methods

    Practical excercises, practical application of knowledg in the professional field

    Language

    German

    Practice Reflection Seminar 1 SE
    0.5 SWS
    0.5 ECTS

    Practice Reflection Seminar 1 SE

    0.5 SWS   0.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Interaction with supervisors for the practical training
    - analysis of the professional methodological and organizational environment
    - dealing with professional criticism
    - dealing with stressful situations
    - feedback
    - cooperation in teams
    - reflection on personal learning progress
    - writing a report on the practical training

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment

    Teaching methods

    Group work, feedback, discussion, peer feedback

    Language

    German

    Practice Reflection Seminar 3 SE
    0.5 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Practice Reflection Seminar 3 SE

    0.5 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Interaction with supervisors for the practical training
    - analysis of the professional methodological and organizational environment
    - dealing with professional criticism
    - dealing with stressful situations
    - feedback
    - cooperation in teams
    - reflection on personal learning progress
    - writing a report on the practical training

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment

    Teaching methods

    Group work, feedback, discussion, peer feedback

    Language

    German

    Proseminar Bachelorthesis SE
    2 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Proseminar Bachelorthesis SE

    2 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - scientific language - writing style, analysis of text examples
    - research concept, exposé, submission of bachelor thesis
    - Structure and outline of the bachelor thesis
    - citation, bibliography
    - electronic reference management with Citavi
    - plagiarism, copyright
    - figures and tables
    - formal aspects and layout, format template
    - concept presentation, presentation technique

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment

    Teaching methods

    Media-supported lecture, practical excercises

    Language

    German

    Current Developments 2 ILV
    0.5 SWS
    0.5 ECTS

    Current Developments 2 ILV

    0.5 SWS   0.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Examples of continuing education opportunities
    - webinars
    - conferences
    - meetings
    - workshops in various disciplines
    - open lectures
    - interprofessional teaching
    - guest lectures
    - company demonstrations
    - international events
    - field trips
    - etc.

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment

    Teaching methods

    Integrated course

    Language

    German

    Bachelor Project PL
    0 SWS
    10 ECTS

    Bachelor Project PL

    0 SWS   10 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - structured and comprehensible implementation of the project plan
    - ongoing reflection and discussion of the Bachelor's project with the supervisors

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment

    Teaching methods

    Practical training

    Language

    German

    Bachelor Exam AP
    0 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Bachelor Exam AP

    0 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Presentation of the bachelor project
    - Deepening and linking of contents in the thematic context of the bachelor project

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    The Bachelor examination is conducted by a commission - Chair, 1st examiner (supervisor of the Bachelor thesis), 2nd examiner (main lecturer from the respective core subject area)

    Teaching methods

    Final examination

    Language

    German-English

    Mathematics 5: Statistical Consulting SE
    0.5 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Mathematics 5: Statistical Consulting SE

    0.5 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - General support regarding statistical methods and discussions about data analysis
    - Individual support for specific statistical methods

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment

    Teaching methods

    Seminar

    Language

    German

    Practical Training 2 PL
    0 SWS
    6 ECTS

    Practical Training 2 PL

    0 SWS   6 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Laboratory methods in the professional field (histology, cytology, microbiology, immunhaematology, functional diagnostics)

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment

    Teaching methods

    Practical excercises, practical application of theoretical knowledge in the professional field

    Language

    German

    Practical Training 4 PL
    0 SWS
    4 ECTS

    Practical Training 4 PL

    0 SWS   4 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Getting to know a selected professional field

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment

    Teaching methods

    Practical exercises, practical application of theoretical course contents in the professional field

    Language

    German

    Practice Reflection Seminar 2 SE
    0.5 SWS
    0.5 ECTS

    Practice Reflection Seminar 2 SE

    0.5 SWS   0.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Interaction with supervisors for the practical training
    - analysis of the professional methodological and organizational environment
    - dealing with professional criticism
    - dealing with stressful situations
    - feedback
    - cooperation in teams
    - reflection on personal learning progress
    - writing a report on the practical training

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment

    Teaching methods

    Group work, feedback, discussion, peer feedback

    Language

    German

    Bachelor's Thesis Seminar SE
    1 SWS
    7 ECTS

    Bachelor's Thesis Seminar SE

    1 SWS   7 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Writing of the Bachelor's thesis according to scientific criteria
    - Structured comprehensible implementation of the project plan
    - Continuous reflection and discussion of the Bachelor's project in the group and in individual meetings with the supervisors
    - Clarification of problems and difficulties as well as theoretical-contentual, methodological and formal questions regarding the Bachelor's thesis
    - Implementation of the supervisors' feedback
    - Plagiarism check
    - Preparation for the Bachelor's examination

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment

    Teaching methods

    Presentation of the research concept, feedback within the group (students, internal supervisors, head of seminar) and discussion. Seminar on the supervision of the bachelor thesis, workshop format template.

    Language

    German

    Course times
    The planned form of degree program in four years is intended to ensure that the workload of the study program is compatible with a (part-time) professional career by means of organizational and didactic measures. Due to the required ECTS for a Bachelor's degree and an intensive interleaving of theory and practice in training laboratories, a higher proportion of face-to-face teaching at FH Campus Wien is to be expected.

    1st to 6th semester:

    The number of allocated teaching hours amounts to 20-30 hours per week and consists of courses at FH Campus Wien or online formats. The allocation and announcement of the concrete timetables takes place in each preceding semester.

    The lessons can be scheduled in the following time periods:

    Mon-Thu 3 p.m.-9.30 p.m.
    Fri 1.00 p.m.-9.30 p.m.
    Sat 8.00 a.m.-5.15 p.m.
    max. 1 blocked week per semester

    7th and 8th semester:

    The fourth year of study (7th and 8th semesters) is largely devoted to the completion of clinical internship training and participation is required to the extent of at least 30 hours per week in routine work hours of the internship sites during the day.

    Number of teaching weeks
    18 per semester

    In order to enable all students to gain the necessary practical experience and thus to complete their studies within the regular study period, practical learning phases may take place during the summer months if required. Four vacation weeks in July or August are scheduled for it in any case.

    In order to be able to provide all students with the necessary practical experience and thus enable them to complete their studies within the regular duration of their studies, there may be practical learning phases during the summer months if required. Four vacation weeks in July or August are planned in any case.

    Electives
    Selection and participation according to available places. There may be separate selection procedures.
     


    After graduation

    As a graduate of this program, a wide range of professional fields and career opportunities are open to you. Find out where your path can lead you.

    With this degree you will be qualified to practice the profession of biomedical scientist. The MTD Act is the basis for this degree program. According to the MTD Act, numerous activities may only be performed by members of the biomedical science profession. For you this means that you are guaranteed to find a job and that you can practice your profession throughout the EU. The practically oriented degree program means that you will be ready to start work immediately and are optimally prepared to plan and conduct every phase of a complex laboratory analysis process. In the diagnostic stage, you first decide based on the test results how to proceed further. As part of your commitment to lifelong learning you are obligated to keep abreast of the latest technologies so that you can apply and evaluate them. The results of your analyses support the diagnosis, follow-up examination, therapy monitoring and rehabilitation of patients. You work in various health care facilities with materials of human origin and examine in particular blood, bone marrow, urine, feces, tissue, amniotic fluid, saliva and hair. You use a variety of laboratory equipment, prepare tissue samples, examine stained preparations under the microscope or cultivate cell cultures. In clinical diagnostics you work directly with patients and with the help of ECG, spirometry or EEG to measure the performance and functionality of organs such as the heart, lungs or brain. More and more biomedical scientists at universities and in the pharmaceutical industry are pursuing careers in research and development. Many also decide to found their own businesses. You can also apply your laboratory analytical knowledge in other industries. The degree program provides a strong foundation together with practical work experience and continuing training to manage teams and laboratory facilities.

    • Hospitals

    • Outpatient clinics, private laboratories

    • Medical practices

    • Sanatoriums, rehabilitation centers

    • Sports medicine

    • University hospitals and universities

    • Non-university research institutions

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      • Biopharmaceutical industry

      • Industry and trade of laboratory technology

      • Food industry

      • Veterinary medicine

      • Environmental protection


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        Cooperations and Campusnetzwerk

        We work closely with the Vienna Healthcare Group, laboratories for general medicine, the Medical University of Vienna and other European universities, the professional association biomed 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 the Vienna Healthcare Group. 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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        Annabel Dulieux, BA
        Claudia Fichtinger
        Michaela Fucik, MSc
        Andreas Moser

        Favoritenstraße 226, D.1.18

        Karen Sally Weindorfer, BSc
        Favoritenstraße 226, D.1.17

        1100 Vienna
        +43 1 606 68 77-4100
        +43 1 606 68 77-4109
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