Biomedical Science

Bachelor, full-time

Overview

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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Contact us!

Angelika Eidkum
Claudia Fichtinger
Michaela Fucik, MSc
Karen Sally Weindorfer, BSc
Favoritenstraße 226, D.1.18
1100 Vienna
T: +43 1 606 68 77-4100
F: +43 1 606 68 77-4109
bioanalytik@fh-campuswien.ac.at

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Office hours during the semester
Mon to. Fri, 9.00 a.m.-11.00 p.m. and
1.00 p.m.- 3.00 p.m.
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Duration of course
6 Semester
Organisational form
full-time
180ECTS
Language of instruction German
90Study places
Final degree
Bachelor of Science in Health Studies (BSc) incl. professional qualifications

Application period for academic year 2022/23

10th January to 31st March 2022

tuition fee / semester:

€ 363,361

+ 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)

What you can offer

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.

What we offer you

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.

What makes this degree program special

  • Core disciplines:hematology, histology, microbiology, clinical chemistry, immunology and molecular biology
  • Cross-industryexpertiseformodernquality and process management
  • Courses in well-equippedlaboratoryandextensivework experience

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.

International Master Program MARBLE

The FH Campus Wien is a partner in the international joint degree program MARBLE - Master in Biomedical Laboratory Sciences. Besides Austria, Ireland, Sweden and Portugal are stations for the students. The MARBLE program offers the first international Master's degree (JMD) in Biomedical Laboratory Sciences (BLS) and is open to students from all over the world. The program combines theoretical teaching, research methodology and activities, communication, laboratory management, and advanced evidence-based practice using state-of-the-art biomedical technologies.

For more information, click here (PDF 62.9 KB) or visit the website of our Portuguese partner university.

To the application for the international joint degree program MARBLE (PDF 104,4 KB).


What you will learn in the degree program

  • 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

LectureSWSECTS
Anatomy VO

Anatomy VO

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

2SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

Basic terminology, definitions of orientation and position, general definitions, overview of the structure and morphology of the tissue types, anatomical structure of the cardiovascular system, pulmonary system, digestive system, urogenital system, nervous system, skin and sensory organs, endocrine organs, overview of the musculosceletal system and cranium. Systems and organs are discussed with a focus on and taking the example of systems and organs which are of great relevance for important analysis parameters, similar systems are developed during self-study.

Assessment methods

Final examination

Teaching methods

lecture and self-study

Language

German

23
Occupational Health and Safety VO

Occupational Health and Safety VO

Lector: Christine Prevedel

0.5SWS
1ECTS
0.51
Professional Profile SE

Professional Profile SE

Lector: Mag.a Susanne Bauer-Rupprecht, Mag.a Andrea Hager, MSc, FH-Prof.in Mag.a Christine Schnabl, MSc, MMag.a Susanne Schwarz

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

Learning skills and self-management-methods will be discussed.
Motivation
learning psychology
Methods for effective and efficient learning
how to create breaks during learning slots

Assessment methods

sucessful participation

Teaching methods

Discussion in small groups
Discussion in plenary
individual work
Frontal lecture

Language

German

11
Chemistry VO

Chemistry VO

Lector: Univ. Doz. Dr. Rudolf Werner Soukup

2SWS
2.5ECTS

Language

German

22.5
Introduction to Biomedicine VO

Introduction to Biomedicine VO

Lector: Sabine Enzinger, MBA, Dejan Milosavljevic, MSc, Maike Werning, BSc. MSc.

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

Medical terminology. Knowledge of important vocabulary and word components of medical terminology, explanations and definitions. Compilation of a glossary.
Brief and succinct overview of the cell, overview of metabolic functions. Characteristics of cells, structure and function of cells organelles.
Introduction to molecular biology of nucleic acid.
Application principles of immunological, molecular and cell-biological methods for answering complex biomedical questions.
The lecture is a bridge to previous knowledge of previous trainings.

Assessment methods

final written examination

Teaching methods

Well structured media supported lecture, worksheets, reading and discussing specialist literature, activating group work

Language

German

12
Haematological Laboratory Diagnostics ILV

Haematological Laboratory Diagnostics ILV

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

3SWS
3.5ECTS

Language

German

33.5
Hygiene VO

Hygiene VO

Lector: Univ.Prof.Dr. Dipl.Ing. Mohammad Manafi

1SWS
1.5ECTS

Lecture contents

Infectious diseases:
- Basics of infectious disease studies
- The immune system
- Imunisatations / vaccination plan, reactions / defence mechanisms
- Methods of pathogen detection
- Notifiable diseases
- Signs of infection
Microbiology und Parasitology:
- Bacteria
- Viruses
- Prions
- Fungi
- Parasites/multicelluar parasites
Hygiene in health care facilities and extramural areas:
- Organization of hospital hygiene (hygienic standards)
- Nosocomial infections
- General hygiene and hygiene measures
- Cleaning, disinfection and sterilization
- Hand hygiene
- Hygiene in specific care settings
- Protective clothing, isolation
- Infection prevention for employees
- Infection protection for multi-resistant pathogens
- Food and environmental hygiene
- Sample material

Assessment methods

Written exam at the end of lecture course

Teaching methods

Mostly presentation methods
Short movies

Language

German

11.5
Clinical Chemical Laboratory Diagnostics ILV

Clinical Chemical Laboratory Diagnostics ILV

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

2.5SWS
3.5ECTS

Lecture contents

Preanalytics, Analytical techniques and methods, sample processing, exemplary analysis of substrates and enzymes of biological origin (as for instance serum), biochemical basics of reaction kinetics, criteria for the selection and evaluation of measuring methods, quantifying methods for test results, basics of quality assurance.

Assessment methods

The final result of this course is made up of an oral examination on the theory, participation, and evaluation of practical work (accuracy in Moodle and laboratory journal), where each of these sections needs to be passed.

Teaching methods

Combination of theoretical lectures and practical exercises – in the context of blended learning. The focus lies on knowledge and on carrying out different clinical chemical methods, accurate documentation on the learning platform Moodle and on the comprehensible keeping of a logbook.

Language

German

2.53.5
Communication SE

Communication SE

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

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

Basics of communication and conversation skills, how to run motivated conversations, communication models, communication analysis and selected theoretical aspects of communication, aspects of communication via virtual media, conflict management (course of conflict, strategies and solutions). Self-perception, perception of others, feedback, different phases of group building, practical exercises to translate theoretical contents and reflections in the practical field

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment

Teaching methods

ILV - lecture integrating theoretical and practical applications
theoretical inputs, exercises, questionnaires, exchange of experiences, analysis by terms of feedback

Language

German

11
Laboratory Basics ILV

Laboratory Basics ILV

Lector: Susanne Bauer-Mitlinger, Mag.a Susanne Bauer-Rupprecht, Karin Maria Drobits, MSc, Elis Godaj, MSc, Karin Gstinig, Michaela Hassler, MSc, Reinhard Meixner, BSc, MA, Dejan Milosavljevic, MSc, Christine Prevedel, Mag.a Christine Rieß, FH-Prof. DI (FH) Helge Wimmer

1.5SWS
2ECTS

Language

German

1.52
Mathematics 1: Stoichiometry UE

Mathematics 1: Stoichiometry UE

Lector: Mag. Dr. Reinhold Hofbauer, Univ.Ass.Prof., Ao. Univ. Prof. Dr. Martin Knöfler, Assoc. Prof. Priv.-Doz. Mag. Dr. Mario Mikula, MAS, Ao. Univ. Prof. Mag. Dr. Wolfgang Mikulits, Ao. Univ. Prof. Mag. Dr. Ernst Müllner, Ao. Univ. Prof. Dr. DI Johannes Nimpf, Maike Werning, BSc. MSc.

1SWS
1.5ECTS

Language

German

11.5
Microscopy ILV

Microscopy ILV

Lector: Elis Godaj, MSc, Michaela Hassler, MSc, Christine Prevedel, Christoph Schön

2SWS
2.5ECTS

Language

German

22.5
Physiology VO

Physiology VO

Lector: Mag. Ursula Föger-Samwald, Phd.

2SWS
3.5ECTS

Language

German

23.5
Cell Biology VO

Cell Biology VO

Lector: Univ. Prof. Dr. Johannes Stöckl

1SWS
1.5ECTS

Language

German

11.5

LectureSWSECTS
Case Studies 1 UE

Case Studies 1 UE

Lector: Elis Godaj, MSc, Silke Jäger, MSc, FH-Prof.in Mag.a Christine Schnabl, MSc, Helena Seper, MSc, Margarete Tschandl, Bakk. phil. MA, Michaela Zahradnik, MSc

0.5SWS
1ECTS
0.51
Haematology VO

Haematology VO

Lector: Assoz. Prof. Dr. Rodrig Marculescu, Dr. Rene Zadnikar, BSc

2SWS
3ECTS
23
Haematological Morphology ILV

Haematological Morphology ILV

Lector: Mag.a Christine Rieß, Helena Seper, MSc, Michaela Zahradnik, MSc

1.5SWS
2ECTS
1.52
Haemostaseology VO

Haemostaseology VO

Lector: Prof. Dr. Peter Quehenberger

0.5SWS
1.5ECTS
0.51.5
Haemostaseological Laboratory Diagnostics ILV

Haemostaseological Laboratory Diagnostics ILV

Lector: Michaela Hassler, MSc, Dejan Milosavljevic, MSc

1.5SWS
1.5ECTS
1.51.5
Histology VO

Histology VO

Lector: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Adolf Ellinger

2SWS
3ECTS
23
Histological Laboratory Diagnostics 1 ILV

Histological Laboratory Diagnostics 1 ILV

Lector: Karin Gstinig, Silke Jäger, MSc, Michaela Macho

2SWS
2.5ECTS
22.5
Histological Morphology ILV

Histological Morphology ILV

Lector: Karin Gstinig, Silke Jäger, MSc, Michaela Macho

1.5SWS
2.5ECTS
1.52.5
Instrumental Analytics VO

Instrumental Analytics VO

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

1SWS
1.5ECTS

Lecture contents

Spectrometric techniques, (absorbance spectroscopy: UV/VIS, AAS, NMR; emission spectroscopy: fluorescence spectroscopy, AES; exceptional position: MS),
Evaluation of analysis systems and methods,
Particle count (haematological techniques, turbidimetry, nephelometry, measurment of oncotic preassure, osmometry),
Electroanalysis (with stress on potentiometric methods, everything else in overview)
Physical and chemical separate systems (chromatography, electrophoresis)
Immunological techniques (overview)

Assessment methods

Final written or oral exam.

Teaching methods

structured, media-supported presentation, self-study

Language

German

11.5
Clinical Chemical Laboratory Diagnostics 2 ILV

Clinical Chemical Laboratory Diagnostics 2 ILV

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

3SWS
3.5ECTS
33.5
Clinical Chemistry VO

Clinical Chemistry VO

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

1.5SWS
2ECTS
1.52
Mathematics 2: Analytical Calculation UE

Mathematics 2: Analytical Calculation UE

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

1SWS
1.5ECTS

Lecture contents

- Calculations in the laboratory: Preparation of solutions, buffers etc. based on different material. Calculation of dilution factors and standard dilutions.

- Introduction to statistics: Basics of statistical tests. Tests for normal distributed data.

- analytical quality assurance: Method validation, calibration (e.g. linear vs quadratic), uncertainty of measurement, quality assurance using control charts including statistical tests.

- MS-Excel Basics
- R Basics

Assessment methods

written exam (open books)
active partizipation during course
homework (R & Excel)

Teaching methods

Workshop: alternating lecture and integrated practical exercise.

11.5
Medical English UE

Medical English UE

Lector: Dr Mark Brownlow, Barry Jenkins, BSc (Hons), FH-Prof.in Mag.a Dr.in Andrea Zimpernik

1SWS
1ECTS
11
Pathology VO

Pathology VO

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

2SWS
3.5ECTS
23.5

LectureSWSECTS
Clinical Work Experience 1 PR

Clinical Work Experience 1 PR

Lector: Mag.a Dr.in Veronika Stefanik

0SWS
6ECTS

Lecture contents

Laboratory Methods in the professional field
(Clinical Chemistry, Haematology, Haemostaseology)

Assessment methods

Continous assessment

Teaching methods

Practical placement

06
Biochemistry and Pathological Biochemistry VO

Biochemistry and Pathological Biochemistry VO

Lector: Ao. Univ. Prof. Mag. Dr. Ernst Müllner, Maike Werning, BSc. MSc.

2SWS
2.5ECTS

Lecture contents

to follow soon

Assessment methods

written exam, mode to be announced during the semester

Teaching methods

Presentation with educational films

22.5
Case Studies 2 SE

Case Studies 2 SE

Lector: Susanne Bauer-Mitlinger, Bernhard Dürschmied, MSc, Sabine Enzinger, MBA, Katharina Fehrer, MSc., Elis Godaj, MSc, Silke Jäger, MSc, Margarete Tschandl, Bakk. phil. MA

0.5SWS
0.5ECTS

Lecture contents

Based on selected cases the following issues will be worked on:
Interconnected comprehension of organ-specific functions and deduction of related laboratory-analytical parameters based on case studies.
Cardiovascular system, gastrointestinal system, in particular carbohydrate and lipo-metabolism. Physiological and pathophysiological connections of the genesis of urine and other body fluids as well as the laboratory analytics of those (e.g.: blood, urine, liquor, sperms, perspiration, synovial fluids, puncture fluids, stool). Selected cases of the cardiovascular system (arteriosclerosis, thromboembolic diseases and haemorrhagic diatheses, respiration, etc) and of the neurovegetative regulations (gastrointestinal tract, etc.), inflammation, types of inflammation, viral and bacterial inflammation, examples of the science of tumors. Explain and present special body systems with its pathologies based on examples, interconnect with the corresponding laboratory parameters.

Assessment methods

Presentation of the results in working Group - continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Problem based learning

0.50.5
Histological Laboratory Diagnostics 2 ILV

Histological Laboratory Diagnostics 2 ILV

Lector: Karin Gstinig, Silke Jäger, MSc, Michaela Macho

3SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

Microtomy
Special staining techniques
- Special stainings
- Impregnation
- Histochemistry
- Immunhistochemistry
- In situ Hybridisation
Cryotomy and staining of frozen section
Microscopic assessment of histological sections for Quality control and organ diagnosis
Documentation and Interpretation of results
Quality assurance
Preparation technique for electron microscopy

Assessment methods

Continous assessment

Teaching methods

Structured, media-based lecture
Private study
Demonstrations
Practical exercises
Microscopic assessment of histological sections
E-Learning

Language

German

33
Immunology VO

Immunology VO

Lector: DDr. Klaus Schmetterer

2SWS
2.5ECTS

Lecture contents

Cells and components of the immune system; Structure and function of the lymphoid tissues; Adaptive and innate immunity; Mechanisms underlying the recognition of antigens and pathogen structures by the adaptive and innate immune system; signalling in immune cells; Development of lymphocytes and tolerance; Vaccination; Hypersensitivity Reactions; Immunity to microbes; Immunity to tumours.

Assessment methods

Written exam

Teaching methods

Lecture

22.5
Immunological Laboratory Diagnostics ILV

Immunological Laboratory Diagnostics ILV

Lector: Marlene Gerner, PhD, Jasmin Hammerler, MSc, Kerstin Plessl-Walder, PhD, Margarete Tschandl, Bakk. phil. MA, Karina Zeyda, MSc Phd

3SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

Pre-analytics
Selected analytical techniques and methods in immunology
Basics of quality assurance
Documentation, validation and interpretation of laboratory findings

Assessment methods

Permanent assessment of performance and exam

Teaching methods

- structured, media supported lectures
- demonstration
- self study
- practical training in small groups
- lab protocol

Language

German

33
Clinical Applications of Immunology VO

Clinical Applications of Immunology VO

Lector: DDr. Klaus Schmetterer

0.5SWS
0.5ECTS

Lecture contents

Transplant Immunology, Autoimmunity, Immunosuppression, Immunization

Assessment methods

Written exam, multiple choice with 15 questions, one answer per question is correct

Teaching methods

Lecture

0.50.5
Clinical Applications of Molecular Biology VO

Clinical Applications of Molecular Biology VO

Lector: Martina Auer, MSc, Kathrin Spettel, MSc, Anna Tröscher-Böhm, PhD

0.5SWS
0.5ECTS

Lecture contents

Topics Dr. Isabella Wimmer
RNA isolation from formalin-fixed (FFPE) tissue, quality control of isolated RNA, gene expression analysis using microarrays (FFPE tissue), laser microdissection of disease foci from FFPE tissue, applications in the research field of multiple sclerosis

Topics Martina Auer
Human Genetics / Tumor Genetics general, carcinogenesis; practice: high resolution single cell analysis (especially circulating tumor cells; isolation, amplification, quality inspection, high resolution analysis by array-CGH), plasma DNA analysis in cancer patients (isolation, quantification, Next- generation sequencing va Illumina platform), breast cancer

Topic Gerfried Mitterer
Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) - new, massive parallel sequencing-technologies are an important tool within biomedical sciences. This module shows the way from RNA-libraries to sequencing data-sets.

Assessment methods

-

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

German

0.50.5
Clinical and Occupational Psychology SE

Clinical and Occupational Psychology SE

Lector: Mag. Christina Lechner

0.5SWS
0.5ECTS

Lecture contents

Clinical and Occupational Psychology - Contents:
Bio-psycho-social disease model, psychosomatic medicine, behavioral medicine, health and sickness, salutogenesis versus pathogenesis, coping and compliance.
Influence of work on the human being.
Description and explanation of work-related experience and behavior of people in organizations. Health maintanance of human being at the workplace and maintanance of the professional efficiency. Questions of work motivation and work content, possibilities of job design as well as questions of reducing stress. Handling work conflicts.

Assessment methods

Participation, homework, placing in discussions

Teaching methods

Teaching and Learning Methods
Structured media-lecture, group discussion, group work, theoretical and practical instruction of relaxation exercises, self-study, video demonstrations, encouraging students’ own initiatives

Language

German

0.50.5
Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology VO

Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology VO

Lector: Univ.Prof.Dr. Dipl.Ing. Mohammad Manafi

2.5SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

General microbiology: morphology anatoy of bacteria, virulence factors, genetics of bacteria , metabolism of bacteria , diagnostics in mikrobiogy.
Special microbiology: Staphylococci, Streptococci, Listeria, Bacillus und Clostridium, Neisseria, Campylobacter, Helicobacter, Vibrios (Vibrio, Aeromonas, Plesiomonas), Enterobacteria (Salmonella, Shigella, Escherichia), Legionella, Corynebacteria, Listeria, Non-fermenter , Haemophilus influenzae, Gardnerella vaginalis, Bordetellae, Mykobacteria, Treponemae, Borreliae, Mykoplasma und Ureaplasma, Chlamydiae
VIROLOGIE: characteristics, anatomy and reproduction of viruses, diagnosis of viral infections, Herpes Viruses, Varicella Zoster Virus, Epstein Barr Virus, Cytomegalovirus , Hepatitis, amarillic typhus, tick-borne encephalitis , rubella, rabies, Influenza, Mumps, HIV, Poliomyelitis
PARASITOLOGY: Malaria, Toxoplasmosis, Amoebiasis, Trichomonas vaginalis
Trypanosomatiden, Giardiasis
MYKOLOGIE: General characteristics of fungi, classification of fungi
Laboratory diagnostics, yeasts (Candida, Cryptococcus), mildew (Aspergillus),

Assessment methods

Written exam

Teaching methods

Structure, media-supported lecture.
Lecture supported with powerpoint slides, short films

2.53
Molecular Biology VO

Molecular Biology VO

Lector: Assoc. Prof. PD Mag. Dr. Helmut Dolznig, Ao. Univ. Prof. Dr. Martin Knöfler

2SWS
3.5ECTS

Lecture contents

Introduction to molecular biology of nucleic acids and proteins
Introduction to medical genetics
Techniques in molecular biology and diagnostics
ethical and legal aspects

Assessment methods

written exam

Teaching methods

Lecture

23.5
Laboratory Diagnostics of Molecular Biology 1 ILV

Laboratory Diagnostics of Molecular Biology 1 ILV

Lector: Sabine Enzinger, MBA, Helena Seper, MSc, Mag.a Dr.in Veronika Stefanik

2.5SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

Isolation and concentration measurement of DNA
Execution of relevant molecularbiological analytical methods
Troubleshooting
Basics of Quality Assurance
Documentation, Validation and Interpretation of results

Assessment methods

Permanent assessment
practical performance
final moodle-exam
lab protocol
molecularbiological report

Teaching methods

structured an media supported lectures
work in groups
oral repetitions
reports
self study
demonstrations
practical training
lab protocol

2.52
Pharmacology and Toxicology VO

Pharmacology and Toxicology VO

Lector: Ao. Univ. Prof. Dr. med. Jürgen Zezula

1SWS
1.5ECTS

Lecture contents

Priniciples of drug action - pharmacodynamics: agonist, antagonist, receptors, potency, intrinsic acitvity/efficacy; dose-response relationships; drug safety: therapeutic range.
Absorption and distribution of drugs; plasma protein binding; compartments. pharmacokinetic parameters: half-life, clearance, bioavailability; enzymatic biotransformation; renal excretion; drug interactions; enzyme induction/inhibition; pharmacogenetics: metabolic polymorphisms.
Clinical trials; ethics; drugs in pregnancy and lactation.
Aspects of therapeutics - drug monitoring: antithrombotic, antiarrhythmic, antiepileptic, analgesic drugs; drugs of abuse; sedatives; antidepressants, antibiotics.

Assessment methods

Written test after the course

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

German

11.5
Seminar Clinical Work Experience 1 SE

Seminar Clinical Work Experience 1 SE

Lector: Mag.a Susanne Bauer-Rupprecht, Karin Maria Drobits, MSc, Jasmin Hammerler, MSc, Silke Jäger, MSc, Dejan Milosavljevic, MSc, FH-Prof. DI (FH) Helge Wimmer, Michaela Zahradnik, MSc

0.5SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

Analysis of the professional-methodological-organizational circumstances, review of personal progress, written documentation of the analytical procedures carried out and reporting the internship experience

Assessment methods

Permanent assessment

Teaching methods

Seminar

Language

German

0.51

LectureSWSECTS
Clinical Work Experience 2 PR 04
Functional laboratory diagnostics ILV 33
Immunohaematology VO 22
Immunohaematological Laboratory Diagnostics ILV 33
Immunological Laboratory Diagnostics 2 ILV 11.5
Cardiopulmonary Functional Diagnostics VO 11
Mathematics 3: Statistics - Introduction VO 11
Microbiological Laboratory Diagnostics ILV 4.54.5
Neurological Functional Diagnostics VO 11
Seminar Clinical Work Experience 2 SE 0.51
Scientific Work ILV 11
Cell Culture ILV 2.52.5
Cytology ILV 23
Cytological Laboratory Diagnostics ILV 11.5

LectureSWSECTS
Clinical Work Experience 3 PR

Clinical Work Experience 3 PR

0SWS
21.5ECTS

Lecture contents

Laboratory Methods in the professional field
(Clinical Chemistry, Haematology, Haemostaseology)

Assessment methods

Continous assessment

Teaching methods

Practical placement

021.5
Supervision Bachelor Thesis BA 00
Mathematics 4: Statistics - Practical Applications ILV

Mathematics 4: Statistics - Practical Applications ILV

Lector: Prof. (FH, hc) Mag. Harald Zipko

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

* practice-based application of uni-/bivariate statistical analysis based on general principles of descriptive statistics;
* Introduction to analytical/inductive statistics based on pre-defined hypothesis';
* Introduction to and practice based application of common statistical methods used within bio-medical studies & research;

Assessment methods

* Prerequisite: on-schedule submission of assignements (moodle);
* Moodle-Single-Choice-Test at the end of the course (Minimum: 9 out of 15 SC-questions are positiv = 60%);

Teaching methods

* Lecture and integrated course;
* Introduction to software products for statistical analysis (SPSS or R);
* Obligatory assignments (moodle);

Language

German

11
Professional English UE

Professional English UE

Lector: Dr Mark Brownlow

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

The following criteria are used for assessing successful participation:

1. Active participation in class (as a whole and during exercises)
2. Tasks (presentation)

More detailed information will be given in class.

Teaching methods

Lectures, group work, presentation

11
Proseminar Bachelor Thesis SE

Proseminar Bachelor Thesis SE

Lector: Marlene Gerner, PhD, Reinhard Meixner, BSc, MA, Kerstin Plessl-Walder, PhD, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Peter Steinberger

2SWS
6ECTS

Lecture contents

Scientific writing – analyses of text examples
Preparation and submission of research concept, exposé and bachelor`s thesis
Structure of the bachelor`s thesis
Citation and electronic reference management with Citavi
Plagiarism and copyright
Creation and usage of figures and tables
Format and layout of the thesis
Presentation skills and preparation for the concept presentation

Assessment methods

concept 10 points
- content 5 points
- writing style 3 points
- formal criteria 2 points

concept presentation 6 points
- preparation of slides 3 points
- presentation style 3 points

Teaching methods

- structured, media supported lectures
- demonstration
- practical training in small groups
- active participation

Language

German

26
Seminar Clinical Work Experience 3 SE

Seminar Clinical Work Experience 3 SE

Lector: Susanne Bauer-Mitlinger, Bernhard Dürschmied, MSc, Katharina Fehrer, MSc., Elis Godaj, MSc, Karin Gstinig, Silke Jäger, MSc, Michaela Macho, Reinhard Meixner, BSc, MA, Kerstin Plessl-Walder, PhD, Christine Prevedel, Mag.a Christine Rieß, Helena Seper, MSc

0.5SWS
0.5ECTS

Lecture contents

Analysis of the professional-methodological-organizational circumstances, review of the practical implementation of theoretical teachings and of personal progress, reporting the clinical work experience, written report; discussion of practical issues

Assessment methods

Permanent assessment of performance (active participation, internship report)

Teaching methods

Seminar
e-learning

Language

German

0.50.5

LectureSWSECTS
Latest Developments ILV

Latest Developments ILV

Lector: Sabine Enzinger, MBA

1.5SWS
1.5ECTS
1.51.5
Bachelor thesis empirical work experience BA

Bachelor thesis empirical work experience BA

Lector: Mag.a Dr.in Veronika Stefanik

0SWS
7ECTS
07
Clinical Work Experience 4 PR

Clinical Work Experience 4 PR

Lector: Mag.a Dr.in Veronika Stefanik

0SWS
6.5ECTS
06.5
Supervision Bachelor Thesis BA 00
Health Economics ILV

Health Economics ILV

Lector: Aline Dragosits, MA, ao.Univ.Prof.Dr. Marcela Hermann, Hon.Prof. (FH) Dr. Bernhard Rupp, MBA (University of Toronto)

1SWS
1.5ECTS
11.5
Laboratory Management ILV

Laboratory Management ILV

Lector: Sylvia Handler, MBA

1SWS
1ECTS
11
Mathematics 5: Statistical Counselling SE

Mathematics 5: Statistical Counselling SE

Lector: Prof. (FH, hc) Mag. Harald Zipko

0.5SWS
1ECTS
0.51
Medical Ethics SE

Medical Ethics SE

Lector: univ. Doz. Dr. Georg Endler, Dr.med. Michael Peintinger, Univ.Lektor, Johanna Wolf, MSc

0.5SWS
0.5ECTS
0.50.5
Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Protection ILV

Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Protection ILV

Lector: Mag. Edith Schmidt, Bakk., Dr. Charlotte Sonneck-Koenne, Dipl.-Ing. Stephan Witoszynskyj

1SWS
1.5ECTS
11.5
Quality Management ILV

Quality Management ILV

Lector: Patricia Bankl

1SWS
1.5ECTS
11.5
Legal Bases VO

Legal Bases VO

Lector: Dr. Katharina Köberl

1SWS
1.5ECTS
11.5
Seminar Bachelor Thesis SE

Seminar Bachelor Thesis SE

Lector: Marlene Gerner, PhD, Reinhard Meixner, BSc, MA, Kerstin Plessl-Walder, PhD, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Peter Steinberger

1SWS
6ECTS
16
Seminar Clinical Work Experience 4 SE

Seminar Clinical Work Experience 4 SE

Lector: Margarete Tschandl, Bakk. phil. MA

0.5SWS
0.5ECTS
0.50.5

Times
Mon to Fri, all day

Language of Instruction
German

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

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


How you benefit

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
  • Health offices
  • Biopharmaceutical industry
  • Industry and trade of laboratory technology
  • Food industry
  • Veterinary medicine
  • Environmental protection

Admission

Admission requirements

  • Higher education entrance qualification:
    • School leaving certificate from a secondary school or a secondary technical school.
    • Secondary school vocational certificate (Berufsreifeprüfung)
    • Equivalent certification from abroad

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

  • University entrance qualification examination (Studienberechtigungsprüfung)

The following compulsory subjects of the university entrance qualification for university courses of study are recognized, in addition to an essay on a general topic (in German) as a prerequisite for admission to this degree program:
> Biology and Environmental Science
> English 2
> Physics 1
> Chemistry 2
> Mathematics 1

The university entrance qualification examination must include a combination of at least three of the subjects listed. You may choose any elective subject.

  • Relevant professional qualification

Apprenticeship groups
> Chemical laboratory technology
> Chemical engineering
> Pharmaceutical commercial assistant
> Physics laboratory technician
> Druggist

Secondary vocational schools
> Technical school for chemistry
> Technical school for textile chemistry
> Technical school for chemical industrial engineering

Other qualifications
> Diploma in upper grade health care and nursing services
> Diploma in medical technology services
> Diploma in medical specialized assistance (must be in the field of laboratory assistance)
> German university of applied sciences entrance qualification (Fachhochschulreife) in the field of technology or health and social work

  • 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)
  • Regulation for the admission of third country citizens
  • Information for applicants with non-Austrian (school) certificates

Application

There are 90 places available in the bachelor's degree program in Biomedical Science each year. The ratio of places to applicants is currently around 1:5,5.

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 previous school
  • Confirmation of university registration if applicable
  • School leaving certificate / university entrance qualification examination (Studienberecthigungsprüfung) / 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.

Admission procedure

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 computer-assisted admission test includes a series of test requirements to assesses if you fulfill the basic intellectual and social-emotional performance requirements. The test consists of several parts that must be finished within a time limit and assesses the following:
    • Your ability to concentrate
    • Verbal intelligence (e.g. completing sentences, word order)
    • Numerical intelligence (arithmetical problems, numerical comparisons)
    • Figural intelligence (pictorial and abstract thinking)
    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. Points are assigned to each section of the test.
  • Criteria
    The criteria for acceptance are based solely on performance. The geographical origin of the applicant has no influence on the 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

Date

Admission procedure

The 2021 admissions process will be conducted exclusively online.
Dates for the computerized test:

March 23rd 2021
March 31st 2021
April 6th 2021

Allocation to the dates and detailed information will be sent by mail in due time.

Studying with disabilities

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 barrierefrei@fh-campuswien.ac.at.

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 Management
Mag.a Ursula Weilenmann, Mitarbeiterin
barrierefrei@fh-campuswien.ac.at
http://www.fh-campuswien.ac.at/barrierefrei

 


Contact

Secretary's office

Angelika Eidkum
Claudia Fichtinger
Michaela Fucik, MSc
Karen Sally Weindorfer, BSc
Favoritenstraße 226, D.1.18
1100 Vienna
T: +43 1 606 68 77-4100
F: +43 1 606 68 77-4109
bioanalytik@fh-campuswien.ac.at

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Office hours during the semester
Mon to. Fri, 9.00 a.m.-11.00 p.m. and
1.00 p.m.- 3.00 p.m.
We recommended you make an appointment.

Until further notice the opening hours are not valid. Please make an appointment in advance by phone or e-mail, should personal contact in the secretary's office be necessary.

Teaching Staff and Research Staff

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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