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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Angelika Eidkum
Claudia Fichtinger
Michaela Fucik
Karen Sally Weindorfer
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

Office hours during the semester
Mon. to. Fri, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
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Duration of course
6 Semester
Final degree
Bachelor of Science in Health Studies (BSc)
incl. professional qualifications
90Study places
180ECTS
Organisational form
full-time

Application period for academic year 2020/21

7th January to 31st March 2020

tuition fee / semester:

€ 363,36*

+ ÖH premium + contribution**

 

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

 

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

What you can offer

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

FH Campus Wien is now the largest university of applied sciences for health in Austria and the largest training provider for biomedical science. After the legal framework was created in 2006 to introduce the MTD academies and the midwife academy into the higher education sector, FH Campus Wien launched the first bachelor's degree programs in 2007. Shortly afterwards the first master's degree programs where launched in the Department of Health. Today, FH Campus Vienna now has extensive expertise and a large network at its disposal. An important partner in the areas of education, research and development is the Vienna Hospital Association (KAV). We also work closely with the professional association biomed austria, who is our cooperation partner for the master's degree program in Biomedical Science. Professional events, such as the Annual Meeting of Biomedical Scientists, are regularly held at our campus. At our attractive main campus you will benefit from our modern infrastructure, which also includes an S2 laboratory (the second highest security level). Furthermore, you will also have the opportunity to join an interdisciplinary, professional community. There is great potential in research projects at the intersection of health and technology. Practical relevance is also guaranteed at our Campus Lecture evenings, which are open to all and feature contributions from prominent experts.

What makes this degree program special

  • Core disciplines: hematology, histology, microbiology, clinical chemistry, immunology and molecular biology
  • Cross-industry expertise for modern quality and process management
  • Courses in well-equipped laboratory and extensive work 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.


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

Lecture SWS ECTS
Anatomy VO

Anatomy VO

Lector: Dr. Lukas Reissig

2 SWS
3 ECTS

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

2 3
Occupational Health and Safety VO

Occupational Health and Safety VO

Lector: Christine Prevedel

0.5 SWS
1 ECTS
0.5 1
Professional Profile SE

Professional Profile SE

Lector: Mag.a Susanne Bauer-Rupprecht, Mag. Birgit Luxbacher, BSc MSc, FH-Prof.in Mag.a Christine Schnabl, MSc, MMag.a Susanne Schwarz

1 SWS
1 ECTS
1 1
Chemistry VO

Chemistry VO

Lector: Univ. Doz. Dr. Rudolf Werner Soukup

2 SWS
2.5 ECTS

Language

German

2 2.5
Introduction to Biomedicine VO

Introduction to Biomedicine VO

Lector: Bernhard Dürschmied, MSc, Sabine Enzinger, MBA, Dejan Milosavljevic, MSc

1 SWS
2 ECTS

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

1 2
Hygiene VO

Hygiene VO

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

1 SWS
1.5 ECTS

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

1 1.5
Haematological Laboratory Diagnostics ILV

Haematological Laboratory Diagnostics ILV

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

3 SWS
3.5 ECTS

Language

German

3 3.5
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

2.5 SWS
3.5 ECTS

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

2.5 3.5
Communication SE

Communication SE

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

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Basics of communication and conversation skills, how to run motivated conversations, communication models, communication analysis and selected theoretical aspects of communication, 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, role playing, analysis by terms of feedback

Language

German

1 1
Laboratory Basics ILV

Laboratory Basics ILV

Lector: Susanne Bauer-Mitlinger, Mag.a Susanne Bauer-Rupprecht, Bernhard Dürschmied, MSc, Elis Godaj, MSc, Reinhard Meixner, BSc, MA, Dejan Milosavljevic, MSc, Christine Prevedel, Mag.a Christine Rieß, FH-Prof. DI (FH) Helge Wimmer

1.5 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1.5 2
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,

1 SWS
1.5 ECTS

Language

German

1 1.5
Microscopy ILV

Microscopy ILV

Lector: Elis Godaj, MSc, Reinhard Meixner, BSc, MA, Christine Prevedel, Christoph Schön

2 SWS
2.5 ECTS

Language

German

2 2.5
Physiology VO

Physiology VO

Lector: Mag. Ursula Föger-Samwald, Phd.

2 SWS
3.5 ECTS

Language

German

2 3.5
Cell Biology VO

Cell Biology VO

Lector: Univ. Prof. Dr. Johannes Stöckl

1 SWS
1.5 ECTS

Language

German

1 1.5

Lecture SWS ECTS
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

0.5 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Explanations and connections of organ-specific functions and deduction of related laboratory-analytical parameters based on case studies. Based on case studies the students work on self-defined learning objectives compared with the tutor´s learning objectives and present the results. Examples: case studies on cardiovascular system, gastrointestinal system, carbohydrate and lipo-metabolism.

Assessment methods

Participation and active work, presentation of results

Teaching methods

Problem based learning

Language

German

0.5 1
Histology VO

Histology VO

Lector: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Adolf Ellinger

2 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

Importance of histology within medical diagnostic
Functional cell morphology
Cell differentiation and tissue architecture
- Parenchyma/stroma
- Mechanism of regeneration and reparation
- Mechanism of cell interaction
- Sytematize different kinds of tissue
Morphological structure of organs and organ systems, especially
- Gastrointestinal tract (incl. liver und pancreas)
- Urogenital tract
- Respiratory tract
- Cardiovascular system
- Nervous system
- Endocrine organs
- Integumentary system

Assessment methods

Written examination (combination of multiple-choice questions, written questions and drawings) at the end of the course.

Teaching methods

Lecture (board drawings > powerpoint > filmsequences), online demonstration via virtual microscopy. Accompanying handout on the web (condensed version of the ppt-pres. + supplement. text), structuring, extension by lectures, follow up in text books.

Language

German

2 3
Histological Laboratory Diagnostics 1 ILV

Histological Laboratory Diagnostics 1 ILV

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

2 SWS
2.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Pre-analysis
- materials for analysis and possibilities of transmittals
- receipt of material and macroscopic preparation
Methods of fixation and decalcification
Methods of embedding and
Microtomy
Fundamentals of staining procedures (Survey staining: HE) of paraffin sections
Mechanisation
Storing and keeping histological preparations
Microscopic assessment of histological sections for quality control
Specific hygiene and safety measures

Assessment methods

Continous assessment
Practical and theoretical exam

Teaching methods

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

2 2.5
Histological Morphology ILV

Histological Morphology ILV

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

1.5 SWS
2.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Microscoping of selected (normal and pathological) histological tissues
- Cardiovascular system
- Gastrointestinal tract
- Respiratory tract
- Urogenital tract
- Endocrine organs
- Integumentary system
- Nervous system

Assessment methods

Practical and theoretical exam

Teaching methods

Structured, media-based lecture
Private study
Demonstrations
E-Learning

Language

German

1.5 2.5
Haematology VO

Haematology VO

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

2 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

- Haematopoietic organs: Bone marrow, lymphatic tissues
- Physiology of the haematopoiesis
- Pathogenesis, clinical aspects,
- Diagnosis and therapy of deceases of the haematopoietic system:
forms of anemia,
reactive changes of blood/bone marrow leukocytes,
myelodysplastic syndromes,
myeloproliferative diseases,
lymphoproliferative disorders,
acute leukemias,
platelet disorders,
malaria
- Immunophenotyping
- Quality control
- Interpretation of laboratory reports

Assessment methods

written exam

Teaching methods

(PowerPoint) lectures; students seminar presentations; laboratory report interpretation

2 3
Haematological Morphology ILV

Haematological Morphology ILV

Lector: Helena Seper, MSc, Michaela Zahradnik, MSc

1.5 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Microscopic differentiation of blood and bone marrow cells, diagnostics of haematological diseases such as anemia, reactive-leucocytic changes, myelodysplastic syndromes, myeloproliferative syndromes, lymphoproliferative diseases, acute leucemia, thrombocytic diseases and parasitic diseases.

Assessment methods

Final exam together with a permanent assessment of performance

Teaching methods

Practical exercise in groups, self study, demonstration, structured guidelines, microscopic evaluation

1.5 2
Haemostaseology VO

Haemostaseology VO

Lector: Prof. Dr. Peter Quehenberger

0.5 SWS
1.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

pre-analytical issues and quality assurance
- analytical issues: basic principles of hemostasis, thrombosis and fibrinolysis; overview of platelet function and the coagulation cascade; laboratory evaluation of platelet function and the pro- and anti-coagulant system
- coagulation disorders: pathogenesis, diagnosis and therapy
- anticoagulation and it´s laboratory monitoring
- usefull application and interpretation of coagulation tests

Assessment methods

multiple choice test

Teaching methods

Structured media-supported lecture

Language

German

0.5 1.5
Haemostaseological Laboratory Diagnostics ILV

Haemostaseological Laboratory Diagnostics ILV

Lector: Dejan Milosavljevic, MSc

1.5 SWS
1.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Specials in pre-analytics
- Analytics of the primary and secondary hemostasis
- Manual and automated analytical methods
- Quality assurance
- Documentation, validation and interpretation of laboratory findings

Assessment methods

Final exam together with a permanent assessment of performance

Teaching methods

Practical exercise in groups, self study, demonstration, structured guidelines

1.5 1.5
Instrumental Analytics VO

Instrumental Analytics VO

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

1 SWS
1.5 ECTS

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

1 1.5
Clinical Chemical Laboratory Diagnostics 2 ILV

Clinical Chemical Laboratory Diagnostics 2 ILV

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

3 SWS
3.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Selected Clinical Chemical Parameters for Metabolic and Organic Diagnosis and Monitoring

Preanalytics, Analytics and Ppostanalytics

Basics of Quality Assurance

Assessment methods

Final theoretical exam taking continual assessment into account.

Teaching methods

Structured and media supported lectures, self-study, practical training in small groups, demonstrations

Language

German-English

3 3.5
Clinical Chemistry VO

Clinical Chemistry VO

Lector: Mag. Dr. Helmuth Haslacher

1.5 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

The lecture on the subject Clinical Chemistry is including but not limited to the following chapters: Introduction to Medical Diagnostics, Enzymes of Muscle, Liver and Pancreas, Cardiac Diagnostics, Kidney Function Tests, Electrolytes, Metabolism of Iron, Lipids, Lipoprotein Cholesterol, Glucose, HbA1c, Blood Gases, Acid-Base Metabolism, Diagnostics of Inflammation and Diagnostics of Proteins.
The most important analytes are discussed with regard to pathophysiology, indication, interpretation, differential diagnosis and preanalysis.

Assessment methods

There is an examination at the end of the lecture, which will be held as a single choice test.

Teaching methods

Lecture with a manuscript, which should be used for the preparation for the test.

Language

German

1.5 2
Mathematics 2: Analytical Calculation UE

Mathematics 2: Analytical Calculation UE

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

1 SWS
1.5 ECTS

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

Assessment methods

active partizipation during course
homework (written & Excel)

Teaching methods

Workshop: alternating lecture and integrated practical exercise.

1 1.5
Medical English UE

Medical English UE

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

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Details given in the lecture

Teaching methods

Primarily short lectures, worksheets, group work, writing tasks, self-guided teaching, plus reading, discussing and improving specialist literature.

Language

English

1 1
Pathology VO

Pathology VO

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

2 SWS
3.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

General pathology
The role of pathology in medical diagnostics
Basics of medical and epidemilogical terminiology
Potential consequences of disease
General mechanisms of disease
Pathologic lesions in cells an tissue
-Morphologic features of injured cells
-Inflammation
-Regeneration and repair
-Disorders in cell growth and differentiation
-Mechanisms of neoplasia
-Morphologic features of neoplastic lesions
-Pathology of circulation and fluid balance

Selected topics in diagnostic surgical pathology
Pathogenesis, morphologic lesions, diagnostic strategies, clinical
implications and therapeutic options in selected diseases of the
following organs (with special emphasis on neoplastic disease):
Cardiovascular system
Respiratory system
Gastrointestinal tract
Hepatopancreatic system
Urinary system
Gential organs
Breast
Endocrine organs
Skin

Assessment methods

Oral examination

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

German

2 3.5

Lecture SWS ECTS
Clinical Work Experience 1 PR

Clinical Work Experience 1 PR

0 SWS
6 ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Continous assessment

Teaching methods

Practical placement

0 6
Biochemistry and Pathological Biochemistry VO

Biochemistry and Pathological Biochemistry VO

Lector: Ao. Univ. Prof. Mag. Dr. Ernst Müllner

2 SWS
2.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

to follow soon

Assessment methods

written exam, mode to be announced during the semester

Teaching methods

Presentation with educational films

2 2.5
Case Studies 2 SE

Case Studies 2 SE

Lector: Susanne Bauer-Mitlinger, Bernhard Dürschmied, MSc, Sabine Enzinger, MBA, Elis Godaj, MSc, Silke Jäger, MSc, Michaela Zahradnik, MSc

0.5 SWS
0.5 ECTS

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

0.5 0.5
Histological Laboratory Diagnostics 2 ILV

Histological Laboratory Diagnostics 2 ILV

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

3 SWS
3 ECTS

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

3 3
Immunology VO

Immunology VO

Lector: DDr. Klaus Schmetterer

2 SWS
2.5 ECTS

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 an oral exam

Teaching methods

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

2 2.5
Immunological Laboratory Diagnostics ILV

Immunological Laboratory Diagnostics ILV

Lector: Kerstin Plessl, PhD, Jasmin Tancos, MSc, Margarete Tschandl, Bakk. phil. MA

3 SWS
3 ECTS

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

3 3
Clinical Applications of Immunology VO

Clinical Applications of Immunology VO

Lector: DDr. Klaus Schmetterer

0.5 SWS
0.5 ECTS

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

0.5 0.5
Clinical Applications of Molecular Biology VO

Clinical Applications of Molecular Biology VO

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

0.5 SWS
0.5 ECTS

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

0.5 0.5
Clinical and Occupational Psychology SE

Clinical and Occupational Psychology SE

Lector: Mag.a Susanne Ulm

0.5 SWS
0.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Course Goals
•Getting to know the basic tasks and methods of psychology
•Understanding symptoms and treatment approaches of mental disorders
•Theoretical concepts of personality education, recognizing one’s own personal factors, becoming acquainted with difficult personality styles and personality disorders
•Understanding the influence psychological factors have on health
•Learning theories; revision or change of one’s own learning strategies

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

0.5 0.5
Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology VO

Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology VO

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

2.5 SWS
3 ECTS

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

2.5 3
Molecular Biology VO

Molecular Biology VO

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

2 SWS
3.5 ECTS

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

2 3.5
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

2.5 SWS
2 ECTS

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 Training, oral repeats, reports, work in Groups)
final exam
lab protocol

Teaching methods

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

2.5 2
Pharmacology and Toxicology VO

Pharmacology and Toxicology VO

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

1 SWS
1.5 ECTS

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, antiviral agents.

Assessment methods

Written test after the course

Teaching methods

Lecture

1 1.5
Seminar Clinical Work Experience 1 SE

Seminar Clinical Work Experience 1 SE

Lector: Mag.a Susanne Bauer-Rupprecht, Silke Jäger, MSc, Reinhard Meixner, BSc, MA, Dejan Milosavljevic, MSc, Martina Stöckl, FH-Prof. DI (FH) Helge Wimmer, Michaela Zahradnik, MSc

0.5 SWS
1 ECTS

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

0.5 1

Lecture SWS ECTS
Clinical Work Experience 2 PR

Clinical Work Experience 2 PR

Lector: Mag.a Dr.in Veronika Stefanik

0 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

-

Assessment methods

-

Teaching methods

-

0 4
Functional laboratory diagnostics ILV

Functional laboratory diagnostics ILV

Lector: Elis Godaj, MSc, Reinhard Meixner, BSc, MA, René Prancl, Christine Prevedel

3 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

-

Assessment methods

-

Teaching methods

-

3 3
Immunohaematology VO

Immunohaematology VO

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

- Pre-analytics
- Fields of application of immunohematologic analyses
- Theoretical basis of analyses: agglutination, anti-humanglobulin-test, lymphocytotoxic assay and further immunological methods, techniques of molecular biology
- Genetic markers on erythrocytes, leukocytes and platelets
- Antibodies directed against these markers
- Analyses for blood transfusion, organ transplantation and parentage testing
- Critical assessment of the results
- Directives and legal bases of the field
- Quality management

Assessment methods

Oral exam

Teaching methods

Structured and media-assisted presentation

2 2
Immunohaematological Laboratory Diagnostics ILV

Immunohaematological Laboratory Diagnostics ILV

Lector: Mag.a Christine Rieß, Martina Stöckl

3 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

- Pre-analytics
- Fields of application of immunohematological analyses
- Various immunohematological test procedures and sources of error
- Analyses of genetic markers on erythrocytes, leukocytes and platelets
- Analyses of antibodies directed against these markers
- Analyses for blood transfusion, organ transplantation and parentage testing
- Critical assessment of the reuslts
- Directives and legal bases of the field
- Quality management
- Documentation, evaluation and interpretation of the test results

Assessment methods

Final exam together with a permanent assessment of performance

Teaching methods

Practical exercise in groups, self study, demonstration, structured guidelines

3 3
Immunological Laboratory Diagnostics 2 ILV

Immunological Laboratory Diagnostics 2 ILV

Lector: Marlene Gerner, MSc, Kerstin Plessl, PhD, Jasmin Tancos, MSc

1 SWS
1.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Selected analytical techniques and methods in immunology

Quality assurance, validation, interpretation and documentation of laboratory findings

Assessment methods

Permanent assessment of performance and final exam

Teaching methods

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

Language

German

1 1.5
Cardiopulmonary Functional Diagnostics VO

Cardiopulmonary Functional Diagnostics VO

Lector: Dr. med. univ. Martin Riesenhuber

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.

Assessment methods

Modulr examination

Teaching methods

VO - lecture

1 1
Mathematics 3: Statistics - Introduction VO

Mathematics 3: Statistics - Introduction VO

Lector: Mag. Harald Zipko

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

*Overview of analysis of univariate and bivariate data using common descriptive as well as inductive statistical methods;
*Introduction to selected descriptive statistical methods focusing on biological and medical studies;
*Preview of inferential statistics;

Assessment methods

*Mandatory assignements via moodle: they are a prerequisite for completion of the course!
*Moodle based Single- and Multiple-Choice-Test at the end of the course

Teaching methods

*Lecture
*Software based application of elementary descriptive statistics with R (https://cran.r-project.org)
*Mandatory asignments based on moodle as a prerequisite for the final examn of the course

Language

German

1 1
Microbiological Laboratory Diagnostics ILV

Microbiological Laboratory Diagnostics ILV

Lector: Susanne Bauer-Mitlinger, Bernhard Dürschmied, MSc, Kerstin Plessl, PhD

4.5 SWS
4.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Safety-, hygiene regulations and precautions applying to microbiological laboratories; collection and transport of clinical specimen; identification of common pathogens based on cultivation, morphological analysis of stained and native preparations; procedure and analysis of biochemical, immunological and molecularbiological tests; preperation and analysis of antibiograms; procedure and analysis of tests for the detection of antibodies; qualitycontrol; documentation and validation of the test results

Assessment methods

Practical and theoretical exam together with permanent assessment of performance

Teaching methods

Combination of theoretical lectures and practical training; demonstration; stelf study

Language

German

4.5 4.5
Neurological Functional Diagnostics VO

Neurological Functional Diagnostics VO

Lector: Dr. Christian Sedlacek

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Modular examination

Teaching methods

VO - lecture

1 1
Seminar Clinical Work Experience 2 SE

Seminar Clinical Work Experience 2 SE

Lector: Sabine Enzinger, MBA, Silke Jäger, MSc, FH-Prof.in Mag.a Christine Schnabl, MSc, Mag.a Dr.in Veronika Stefanik, Margarete Tschandl, Bakk. phil. MA, Karina Zeyda, MSc Phd

0.5 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Analysis of the professional-methodological-organisational circumstances; review of the practical implementation of theoretical teachings and of personal progress; reporting the internship experience: written report; discussion of practical issues

Assessment methods

Permanent assessment of performance (active participation, internship report)

Teaching methods

Seminar
e-learning

Language

German

0.5 1
Scientific Work ILV

Scientific Work ILV

Lector: Mag.a Martina Fondi, Marlene Gerner, MSc

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Science and Scientific working
Criteria of science
Bachelorthesis
Planning of applied bio-medical study designs

Assessment methods

Final assessment
Assessment of the excercises

Teaching methods

structured, media-supported lecture
Excercises for recherche of literature

Language

German

1 1
Cell Culture ILV

Cell Culture ILV

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

2.5 SWS
2.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Cellculture:
spatial and apparatus-supported Equipment of a cellculture laboratory, cultureflasks and media,
sterile Technology and contaminations, Routine methods, Change of medium, sub-cultivation, Counting of Cells, Cryopreservation, Production of Cell-Lysates and Cellpellets, standardization, documentation and Quality assurance

Molecularbiology;
Isolation and concentration measurement of nucleic acids
Execution of relevant molecularbiological analytical methods
Troubleshooting
Basics of qualtiy assurance
Documentation, Validation and Interpretation of results

Assessment methods

Cellculture:
permanent assessment of Performance
written final exam

Molecularbiology:
Permanent assessment (practical Training,work in Groups)
final exam
lab protocol

Teaching methods

Cellculture:
practical exercises, Demonstration

Molecularbiology:
structured and media supported lectures
work in Groups
self study
practical Training
Lab protocol

Language

German

2.5 2.5
Cytology ILV

Cytology ILV

Lector: Du Hyun Choi, Dr. med. Gerda Dorfinger, Dr. Kristin Hartner, Dr. med. Johann Schalleschak, Martina Sindelar

2 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

Benign and malign cytological changes (criteria of malignancy)
Gynaecological and extra genital cytology
- sample collection
- physiological cytological patterns
- benign lesions
- malign cytological patterns
- physician report nomenclature
Differential cytology
Image analysis
Quality assurance

Assessment methods

Theoretical examination
Microscopic expertise of one cytological specimen

Teaching methods

Structured, multimedia assisted lecture
Microscopic expertise of cytological specimens by means of slides
Microscopic expertise and interpretation of findings of cytological specimens by means of case studies

2 3
Cytological Laboratory Diagnostics ILV

Cytological Laboratory Diagnostics ILV

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

1 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, DNA-cytometry)
Nomenclature standards
Microscopic assessment of cytological preparates
Mechanized screening procedures
Quality control
Documentation, validation and interpretation of results

Assessment methods

Continous assessment and theoretical examination.

Teaching methods

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

1 1.5

Lecture SWS ECTS
Clinical Work Experience 3 PR

Clinical Work Experience 3 PR

0 SWS
21.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Continous assessment

Teaching methods

Practical placement

0 21.5
Supervision Bachelor Thesis BA 0 0
Mathematics 4: Statistics - Practical Applications ILV

Mathematics 4: Statistics - Practical Applications ILV

Lector: Mag. Harald Zipko

1 SWS
1 ECTS

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

1 1
Professional English UE

Professional English UE

Lector: Dr Mark Brownlow

1 SWS
1 ECTS

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

1 1
Proseminar Bachelor Thesis SE

Proseminar Bachelor Thesis SE

Lector: Mag.a Martina Fondi, Marlene Gerner, MSc, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Peter Steinberger

2 SWS
6 ECTS

Language

German

2 6
Seminar Clinical Work Experience 3 SE

Seminar Clinical Work Experience 3 SE

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

0.5 SWS
0.5 ECTS

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

0.5 0.5

Lecture SWS ECTS
Latest Developments ILV

Latest Developments ILV

Lector: Sabine Enzinger, MBA, Katharina Fehrer, BSc, Ao. Prof. Mag. Dr. Andrea Gsur, Brigitte Guschlbauer

1.5 SWS
1.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

-

Assessment methods

Presentation of the certificates of attendance

Teaching methods

-

Language

German

1.5 1.5
Bachelor thesis empirical work experience BA

Bachelor thesis empirical work experience BA

Lector: Mag.a Dr.in Veronika Stefanik

0 SWS
7 ECTS

Lecture contents

Empirical scientific laboratory work

Assessment methods

Assessment of the project realisation within the evaluation of the bachelor paper 2

Teaching methods

Practical

Language

German

0 7
Clinical Work Experience 4 PR

Clinical Work Experience 4 PR

Lector: Mag.a Dr.in Veronika Stefanik

0 SWS
6.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

-

Assessment methods

Modular examination

Teaching methods

-

0 6.5
Supervision Bachelor Thesis BA 0 0
Health Economics ILV

Health Economics ILV

Lector: ao.Univ.Prof.Dr. Marcela Hermann, Noemi Kiss, MSc, Hon.Prof. (FH) Dr. Bernhard Rupp, MBA (University of Toronto)

1 SWS
1.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

-

Assessment methods

-

Teaching methods

-

1 1.5
Laboratory Management ILV

Laboratory Management ILV

Lector: Sylvia Handler, MBA

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

"We are planning a laboratory"
Project Management in Theory and Practice
Laboratory planning (Legal requirements, principles)
Staffing levels
Team building, commmunication, conflict management

Assessment methods

Active participation in the groups

Teaching methods

Frontal lectures with group work

Language

German

1 1
Mathematics 5: Statistical Counselling SE

Mathematics 5: Statistical Counselling SE

Lector: Mag. Harald Zipko

0.5 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

General support regarding statistical methods and discussions about data analysis based on bachelor thesis topics;
Individual support for specific statistical methods;

Assessment methods

Participation

Teaching methods

Seminar

0.5 1
Medical Ethics SE

Medical Ethics SE

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

0.5 SWS
0.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

By conveying the basics of ethical thinking, it becomes possible to sensibly approach ethical problems, which occur in any professional everyday life when working in the health system.
For this purpose the philosophical fundamentals (1.unit) and the aspects of self-determination (of all decision partners!) (2. unit) are explained in detail.
In the third unit the multifaceted question of "limiting therapy", which often arises in clinical everyday life, and the thus related decisions are looked at in detail with the help of the compiled argumentation instruments.

Assessment methods

Attendance and participation

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

0.5 0.5
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

1 SWS
1.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

radionuclide handling in the lab
radiation protection
radiopharmaceutical basics
nuclear medicine in diagnosis and treatment

Assessment methods

Multiple Choice Test

Teaching methods

lecture with practical exercises

Language

German

1 1.5
Quality Management ILV

Quality Management ILV

Lector: Patricia Bankl

1 SWS
1.5 ECTS
1 1.5
Legal Bases VO

Legal Bases VO

Lector: MMag. Annemarie Entschev

1 SWS
1.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Basic terms of law and civic science
The Austrian National Constitution
Sanitary law
Civil and liability ´law
Employment and social law

Assessment methods

written exam
all subject matter of the lecture, out of which 8 exam questions
Positive evaluation for more than 60% correct answers; graded assessment with points

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

German

1 1.5
Seminar Bachelor Thesis SE

Seminar Bachelor Thesis SE

Lector: Mag.a Martina Fondi, Marlene Gerner, MSc, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Peter Steinberger

1 SWS
6 ECTS

Lecture contents

Compose the scientific work, the Bachelor Paper 2

Assessment methods

Assessment of the written paper, the Bachelor Paper 2

Teaching methods

Seminar going along with the Bachelor Paper 2

1 6
Seminar Clinical Work Experience 4 SE

Seminar Clinical Work Experience 4 SE

Lector: Margarete Tschandl, Bakk. phil. MA

0.5 SWS
0.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Analysis of the professional-methodological-organisational circumstances; review of personal progress; reporting the internship experience.

Assessment methods

Modular examination

Teaching methods

seminar

0.5 0.5

Times
Mon. to Fri. all day

Language of Instruction
German


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

Master's degree program

Biomedical Science

Master course for advanced professional training, part-time

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Admission

Admission requirements

  • Higher education entrance qualification:

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

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

  • University entrance qualification examination (Studienberechtigungsprüfung)

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 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

Application

There are 120 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
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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 selection process

The selection process 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 selection process 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 selection 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, filling in the correct vocabulary)
    • Numerical intelligence (computational tasks with real numbers)
    • Figural intelligence (composition of a given figure) and memory

    Applicants who have achieved the minimum level on the test will then undergo a selection interview. Please bring the required original documents with you to the interview. The selection interview provides a first impression of the applicant's personal suitability. This includes professional motivation, professional understanding, performance, problem-solving skills and a capacity for careful consideration. Points are assigned to each section of the test.

  • Criteria
    The criteria for acceptance are based solely on performance. The geographical origin of the applicant has no influence on the selection decision. The admission requirements must be met in all cases. All the required documents must be provided in time. The selection committee (which comprises, among others, the head of the academic section and representatives of the teaching staff) awards places to the applicants who score highest in the tests.

Secretary's office

Angelika Eidkum
Claudia Fichtinger
Michaela Fucik
Karen Sally Weindorfer
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

Office hours during the semester
Mon. to. Fri, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
We recommended you make an appointment.

Teaching Staff and Research Staff


Cooperations and Campusnetzwerk

We work closely with the Vienna Hospital Association (KAV), 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 Vienna Hospital Association (KAV). You can find information about our cooperation activities and much more at Campusnetzwerk. It's well worth visiting the site as it may direct you to a new job or interesting event held by our cooperation partners!

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