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.
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Angelika EidkumClaudia FichtingerMichaela Fucik, MScKaren Sally Weindorfer, BSc Favoritenstraße 226, D.1.18 1100 Vienna T: +43 1 606 68 77-4100 F: +43 1 606 68 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Application period for summer semester 2023
1st April to 31st May 2022
tuition fee / semester:
+ ÖH premium + contribution2
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)
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.
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.
- 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
Lecture, practical exercises, group exercises, discussion, excursion, reflection
- basics of general and organic chemistry - chemical reactions - Chemistry of aqueous solutions - organic chemistry - structure of carbohydrates, proteins, lipids and nucleic acids
- 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
- 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
- Basics of communication/interaction - self-perception and perception of others - feedback - difference between technical and human communication - person/function/role - conflict management
Theoretical inputs, group exercise, exchange of experiences, discussion, questionnaires, feedback
- 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
Lecture, self-study, practical exercises
- Legal principles of employee protection - behavior in the medical laboratory - hazard identification - hazard avoidance - disposal - ergonomics - first aid - fire protection - radiation protection
Media supported lecture
- Pubmed - databases - libraries
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
Group exercises and self-study
- Review of key vocabulary relating to profession, laboratory science and general medicine - Awareness of internationalisation issues - clarity when communicating in a foreign language
Primarily short lectures, worksheets, self-guided teaching, reading
- 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
Problem based learning
- 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
- 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
lecture, self-directed learning
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Selected clinical chemical parameters for diagnostics and therapy monitoring of metabolic disorders and organ diseases - Preanalytics - analytics - postanalytics - Basics of quality assurance - case studies
- 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
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.
- 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
- Preanalytics - Analysis of primary and secondary hemostasis - manual and mechanized methods of analysis - quality assurance - documentation - validation and interpretation of results - case studies
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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
Lecture with provided presentation
- 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
Case solutions, practical exercises, problem-based learning
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
- Pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical phase - case studies
- 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
- 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
- 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
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
- Clinical importance of pulmonary and cardiovascular testing - practice-oriented parameters and diagnostically relevant measurement parameters in pulmonary and cardiovascular diseases - case studies
- 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
Final exam Work orders + final inspection
lecture, work oders with feedback, practical excercises
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
- Clinical importance of neurophysiological testing - practice-oriented parameters and diagnostically relevant measurement parameters in neurophysiological diseases - case studies.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
Final exam Work assignments + final examination
Integrated course, discussion, practical exercises, work assignments with feedback
- 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
- 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
- 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
Possible compulsory optional subjects: e.g. cell culture, diagnostic testing, molecular pathology, interprofessional topics (open courses, free courses).
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
Media-supported lecture, work assignments with feedback, group work, practical training
Course integrating theoretical and practical applications
- 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
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
- Microscoping of selected (normal and pathological) histological tissues - Case Studies
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.
- 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.
Continuous assessment Immanent performance review
- 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
- "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
- ethical philosophical fundamentals - philosophical fundamentals and the aspects of self-determination - question of "limiting therapy"- clinical everyday life - case studies
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.
Laboratory methods (clinical chemistry, haematology, haemostaseology, immunology) and histology in the professional field
Practical excercises, practical application of theoretical knowledg in the professional field
- CV and professional email - Working with specialist literature - Visual presentation: speaking, tables etc.
Lecture, small group work, presentation
- The Austrian health care system - selected European and international health care systems - public health in the context of biomedical analytics
Lecture, group work
- 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).
- 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
Linking of laboratory diagnostic parameters of biomed. Analytics on the basis of selected case studies
Group work, discussion, work assignments with feedback
laboratory methods (histology, cytology, microbiology, immunhaematology, functional diagnostics, molecular biology) in the professional field
Practical excercises, practical application of knowledg in the professional field
- 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
Group work, feedback, discussion, peer feedback
- 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
Media-supported lecture, practical excercises
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.
- structured and comprehensible implementation of the project plan - ongoing reflection and discussion of the Bachelor's project with the supervisors
- Presentation of the bachelor project - Deepening and linking of contents in the thematic context of the bachelor project
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)
- General support regarding statistical methods and discussions about data analysis - Individual support for specific statistical methods
Laboratory methods in the professional field (histology, cytology, microbiology, immunhaematology, functional diagnostics)
Practical excercises, practical application of theoretical knowledge in the professional field
Getting to know a selected professional field
Practical exercises, practical application of theoretical course contents in the professional field
- 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
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.
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.
Electives Selection and participation according to available places. There may be separate selection procedures.
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.
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.
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.
For all relevant professional qualifications, the additional examination English 2 (equivalent to competence level B2) is required.
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)
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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:
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.
Test dates (planned in presence):
31st May 2022 7th July 2022 25th August 2022 6th September 2022
Assignment to test dates is made through the secretary's office.
If you have any questions regarding accessibility or if you have a specific need in the admission procedure due to an impairment, please contact Ursula Weilenmann for organizational reasons as early as possible at email@example.com.
Since we try to take into account individual needs due to disabilities when conducting the written admission test, we ask you to indicate in your online application to Weilenmann in which form you require support.
Your contact person in the department Gender & Diversity ManagementMag.a Ursula Weilenmannbarrierefrei@fh-campuswien.ac.athttp://www.fh-campuswien.ac.at/barrierefrei
FH Campus Wien is a partner in the international joint degree program MARBLE - Master in Biomedical Laboratory Sciences. Along with Austria, Ireland, Sweden, and Portugal are study locations for the students. The MARBLE program offers the first international Joint Master's degree program (JMD) in Biomedical Laboratory Sciences (BLS) and is open to students from all over the world. The program combines academic teaching, research methodology and research activities, communication, laboratory management, and advanced evidence-based practice using state-of-the-art biomedical technologies.
Home universityEscola Superior de Tecnologia da Saúde de Coimbra (Portugal)
Exchange and strengthening on a European level
The program expands students' expertise, shares teaching resources, and increases mobility and thus increases exchange and networking within Europe and on an international level. It provides access to specialized post-graduate education in the diagnostic field of Biomedical Sciences in the European Union. The aim is to meet the requirements in laboratory diagnostics and to strengthen, harmonize and support the importance and identity of the profession also on a European level.
The first semester starts in the winter semester in Coimbra (Portugal) and is completed in Austria at FH Campus Wien. The second semester starts in Gothenburg (Sweden) and continues in Dublin (Ireland). The presentation of the master theses takes place again in Coimbra (Portugal).
Course Overview (lPDF 77 KB)
For more information on the joint degree program MARBLE, click here or visit the website of our Portuguese partner university.
EU students: 4500 Euro/year Non-EU students: 9000 Euro/year
Note: In the 2nd year of study, EU students have the option of completing the Master's project in the 3rd and 4th semester during a work placement. This depends on the location and has to be clarified and organized independently.
Your contact at FH Campus Wien Your contact person in the Bachelor's Degree Program Biomedical Science:
Secretary's office Biomedical Science Favoritenstrasse 226, D.1.18 1100 Vienna T: +43 1 606 68 77-4100 F: +43 1 606 68 firstname.lastname@example.org
Head of Degree Program: Fernando Medes, PhD Email: email@example.com T: +351 239 802 430
The program is supported by the European Association for Professionals in Biomedical Science (EPBS).
Application at Escola Superior de Tecnologia da Saúde de Coimbra (Portugal):
Please submit your application hereResults report of AQ Austria
Current application deadline: 1st April to 15th May 2022
More information and recruitment deadlines can be found here
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