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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Application period for academic year 2020/21
7th January to 31st March 2020
tuition fee / semester:
+ 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)
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.
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.
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.
Lector: Dr. Lukas Reissig
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.
lecture and self-study
Lector: Christine Prevedel
Lector: Mag.a Susanne Bauer-Rupprecht, Mag. Birgit Luxbacher, BSc MSc, FH-Prof.in Mag.a Christine Schnabl, MSc, MMag.a Susanne Schwarz
Lector: Univ. Doz. Dr. Rudolf Werner Soukup
Lector: Bernhard Dürschmied, MSc, Sabine Enzinger, MBA, Dejan Milosavljevic, MSc
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.
final written examination
Well structured media supported lecture, worksheets, reading and discussing specialist literature, activating group work
Lector: Univ.Prof.Dr. Dipl.Ing. Mohammad Manafi
Infectious diseases:-Basics of infectious disease studies-The immune system-Imunisatations / vaccination plan, reactions / defence mechanisms-Methods of pathogen detection-Notifiable diseases-Signs of infectionMicrobiology und Parasitology:-Bacteria-Viruses-Prions-Fungi-Parasites/multicelluar parasitesHygiene 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
Written exam at the end of lecture course
Mostly presentation methodsShort movies
Lector: Susanne Bauer-Mitlinger, Mag.a Christine Rieß, Martina Stöckl, Michaela Zahradnik, MSc
Lector: Mag.a Susanne Bauer-Rupprecht, Dejan Milosavljevic, MSc, FH-Prof. DI (FH) Helge Wimmer
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.
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.
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.
Lector: Dipl. Sozialpädagogin (FH) Andrea Kadlik, DSP, MSc, Mag. Harald Pesendorfer, Mag. Laura Soroldoni
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
ILV - lecture integrating theoretical and practical applicationstheoretical inputs, exercises, questionnaires, exchange of experiences, role playing, analysis by terms of feedback
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
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,
Lector: Elis Godaj, MSc, Reinhard Meixner, BSc, MA, Christine Prevedel, Christoph Schön
Lector: Mag. Ursula Föger-Samwald, Phd.
Lector: Univ. Prof. Dr. Johannes Stöckl
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
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.
Participation and active work, presentation of results
Problem based learning
Lector: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Adolf Ellinger
Importance of histology within medical diagnosticFunctional cell morphologyCell differentiation and tissue architecture - Parenchyma/stroma - Mechanism of regeneration and reparation - Mechanism of cell interaction - Sytematize different kinds of tissueMorphological 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
Written examination (combination of multiple-choice questions, written questions and drawings) at the end of the course.
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.
Lector: Karin Gstinig, Silke Jäger, MSc, Michaela Macho
Pre-analysis - materials for analysis and possibilities of transmittals - receipt of material and macroscopic preparationMethods of fixation and decalcificationMethods of embedding and MicrotomyFundamentals of staining procedures (Survey staining: HE) of paraffin sectionsMechanisationStoring and keeping histological preparationsMicroscopic assessment of histological sections for quality controlSpecific hygiene and safety measures
Continous assessmentPractical and theoretical exam
Structured, media-based lecturePrivate studyDemonstrationsPractical exercisesMicroscopic assessment of histological sectionsE-Learning
Microscoping of selected (normal and pathological) histological tissues - Cardiovascular system - Gastrointestinal tract - Respiratory tract - Urogenital tract - Endocrine organs - Integumentary system - Nervous system
Practical and theoretical exam
Structured, media-based lecturePrivate studyDemonstrationsE-Learning
Lector: Assoz. Prof. Dr. Rodrig Marculescu, Dr. Rene Zadnikar, BSc
- 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
(PowerPoint) lectures; students seminar presentations; laboratory report interpretation
Lector: Helena Seper, MSc, Michaela Zahradnik, MSc
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.
Final exam together with a permanent assessment of performance
Practical exercise in groups, self study, demonstration, structured guidelines, microscopic evaluation
Lector: Prof. Dr. Peter Quehenberger
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
multiple choice test
Structured media-supported lecture
Lector: Dejan Milosavljevic, MSc
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
Practical exercise in groups, self study, demonstration, structured guidelines
Lector: FH-Prof. DI (FH) Helge Wimmer
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)
Final written or oral exam.
structured, media-supported presentation, self-study
Lector: Mag.a Susanne Bauer-Rupprecht, Dejan Milosavljevic, MSc, Jasmin Tancos, MSc, FH-Prof. DI (FH) Helge Wimmer
Selected Clinical Chemical Parameters for Metabolic and Organic Diagnosis and MonitoringPreanalytics, Analytics and Ppostanalytics Basics of Quality Assurance
Final theoretical exam taking continual assessment into account.
Structured and media supported lectures, self-study, practical training in small groups, demonstrations
Lector: Mag. Dr. Helmuth Haslacher
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.
There is an examination at the end of the lecture, which will be held as a single choice test.
Lecture with a manuscript, which should be used for the preparation for the test.
- 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
active partizipation during coursehomework (written & Excel)
Workshop: alternating lecture and integrated practical exercise.
Lector: Dr Mark Brownlow, Barry Jenkins, BSc (Hons), FH-Prof.in Mag.a Dr.in Andrea Zimpernik
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.
Details given in the lecture
Primarily short lectures, worksheets, group work, writing tasks, self-guided teaching, plus reading, discussing and improving specialist literature.
Lector: Univ. Prof. Dr. med. Heinz Regele
General pathologyThe role of pathology in medical diagnosticsBasics of medical and epidemilogical terminiologyPotential consequences of diseaseGeneral mechanisms of diseasePathologic 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 balanceSelected topics in diagnostic surgical pathologyPathogenesis, morphologic lesions, diagnostic strategies, clinical implications and therapeutic options in selected diseases of the following organs (with special emphasis on neoplastic disease):Cardiovascular systemRespiratory systemGastrointestinal tractHepatopancreatic systemUrinary systemGential organsBreastEndocrine organsSkin
Laboratory Methods in the professional field(Clinical Chemistry, Haematology, Haemostaseology)
Lector: Ao. Univ. Prof. Mag. Dr. Ernst Müllner
to follow soon
written exam, mode to be announced during the semester
Presentation with educational films
Lector: Susanne Bauer-Mitlinger, Bernhard Dürschmied, MSc, Sabine Enzinger, MBA, Elis Godaj, MSc, Silke Jäger, MSc, Michaela Zahradnik, MSc
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.
Presentation of the results in working Group - continuous assessment
Lector: Karin Gstinig, Silke Jäger, MSc, Michaela Macho, Helga Schachner
MicrotomySpecial staining techniques - Special stainings - Impregnation - Histochemistry - Immunhistochemistry - In situ HybridisationCryotomy and staining of frozen sectionMicroscopic assessment of histological sections for Quality control and organ diagnosisDocumentation and Interpretation of resultsQuality assurancePreparation technique for electron microscopy
Lector: DDr. Klaus Schmetterer
Pre-analyticsSelected analytical techniques and methods in immunologyBasics of quality assuranceDocumentation, validation and interpretation of laboratory findings
Permanent assessment of performance an oral exam
- structured, media supported lectures- demonstration- self study- reports- practical training in small groups- lab protocol
Lector: Kerstin Plessl, PhD, Jasmin Tancos, MSc, Margarete Tschandl, Bakk. phil. MA
Permanent assessment of performance and exam
- structured, media supported lectures- demonstration- self study- practical training in small groups- lab protocol
Transplant Immunology, Autoimmunity, Immunosuppression, Immunization
Written exam, multiple choice with 15 questions, one answer per question is correct
Lector: Martina Auer, MSc, Kathrin Spettel, MSc, Anna Tröscher, PhD
Topics Dr. Isabella WimmerRNA 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 sclerosisTopics Martina AuerHuman 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 cancerTopic Gerfried MittererNext 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.
Lector: Mag.a Susanne Ulm
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
Participation, homework, placing in discussions
Teaching and Learning MethodsStructured media-lecture, group discussion, group work, theoretical and practical instruction of relaxation exercises, self-study, video demonstrations, encouraging students’ own initiatives
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, ChlamydiaeVIROLOGIE: 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, PoliomyelitisPARASITOLOGY: Malaria, Toxoplasmosis, Amoebiasis, Trichomonas vaginalis Trypanosomatiden, GiardiasisMYKOLOGIE: General characteristics of fungi, classification of fungiLaboratory diagnostics, yeasts (Candida, Cryptococcus), mildew (Aspergillus),
Structure, media-supported lecture.Lecture supported with powerpoint slides, short films
Lector: Assoc. Prof. PD Mag. Dr. Helmut Dolznig, Ao. Univ. Prof. Dr. Martin Knöfler
Introduction to molecular biology of nucleic acids and proteinsIntroduction to medical geneticsTechniques in molecular biology and diagnosticsethical and legal aspects
Lector: Sabine Enzinger, MBA, Helena Seper, MSc, Mag.a Dr.in Veronika Stefanik
Isolation and concentration measurement of DNAExecution of relevant molecularbiological analytical methodsTroubleshootingBasics of Quality AssuranceDocumentation, Validation and Interpretation of results
Permanent assessment (practical Training, oral repeats, reports, work in Groups)final examlab protocol
structured an media supported lectureswork in groupsoral repetitionsreportsself studydemonstrationspractical traininglab protocol
Lector: Ao. Univ. Prof. Dr. med. Jürgen Zezula
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.
Written test after the course
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
Analysis of the professional-methodological-organizational circumstances, review of personal progress, written documentation of the analytical procedures carried out and reporting the internship experience
Lector: Mag.a Dr.in Veronika Stefanik
Lector: Elis Godaj, MSc, Reinhard Meixner, BSc, MA, René Prancl, Christine Prevedel
- 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
Structured and media-assisted presentation
Lector: Mag.a Christine Rieß, Martina Stöckl
- 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
Lector: Marlene Gerner, MSc, Kerstin Plessl, PhD, Jasmin Tancos, MSc
Selected analytical techniques and methods in immunologyQuality assurance, validation, interpretation and documentation of laboratory findings
Permanent assessment of performance and final exam
Lector: Dr. med. univ. Martin Riesenhuber
Clinical importance of pulmonary and cardiovascular testing, practice-oriented parameters and diagnostically relevant measurement parameters in pulmonary and cardiovascular diseases.
VO - lecture
Lector: Mag. Harald Zipko
*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;
*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
*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
Lector: Susanne Bauer-Mitlinger, Bernhard Dürschmied, MSc, Kerstin Plessl, PhD
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
Practical and theoretical exam together with permanent assessment of performance
Combination of theoretical lectures and practical training; demonstration; stelf study
Lector: Dr. Christian Sedlacek
Clinical importance of neurophysiological testing, practice-oriented parameters and diagnostically relevant measurement parameters in neurophysiological diseases.
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
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
Permanent assessment of performance (active participation, internship report)
Lector: Mag.a Martina Fondi, Marlene Gerner, MSc
Science and Scientific workingCriteria of scienceBachelorthesisPlanning of applied bio-medical study designs
Final assessmentAssessment of the excercises
structured, media-supported lectureExcercises for recherche of literature
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 assuranceMolecularbiology;Isolation and concentration measurement of nucleic acidsExecution of relevant molecularbiological analytical methodsTroubleshootingBasics of qualtiy assuranceDocumentation, Validation and Interpretation of results
Cellculture:permanent assessment of Performancewritten final examMolecularbiology:Permanent assessment (practical Training,work in Groups)final examlab protocol
Cellculture:practical exercises, DemonstrationMolecularbiology:structured and media supported lectureswork in Groupsself studypractical TrainingLab protocol
Lector: Du Hyun Choi, Dr. med. Gerda Dorfinger, Dr. Kristin Hartner, Dr. med. Johann Schalleschak, Martina Sindelar
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 nomenclatureDifferential cytologyImage analysisQuality assurance
Theoretical examinationMicroscopic expertise of one cytological specimen
Structured, multimedia assisted lectureMicroscopic expertise of cytological specimens by means of slidesMicroscopic expertise and interpretation of findings of cytological specimens by means of case studies
Lector: Michaela Frank, Karin Gstinig, Silke Jäger, MSc, Michaela Macho
Gynaecological and extra-genital cytology:Obtaining cell material (exfoliative material, biopsy material)Material processing and fixationStaining and analysis procedures (stainings, cytochemistry, immunocytochemistry, molecularbiological methods, DNA-cytometry)Nomenclature standardsMicroscopic assessment of cytological preparatesMechanized screening proceduresQuality controlDocumentation, validation and interpretation of results
Continous assessment and theoretical examination.
Structured, media-based lecturePrivate studyDemonstrationsPractical exercisesMicroscopic assessment of cytological preparatesE-Learning
* 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;
* 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%);
* Lecture and integrated course;* Introduction to software products for statistical analysis (SPSS or R);* Obligatory assignments (moodle);
Lector: Dr Mark Brownlow
1. CV and professional email2. Working with specialist literature3. Visual presentation: speaking, tables etc.
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.
Lectures, group work, presentation
Lector: Mag.a Martina Fondi, Marlene Gerner, MSc, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Peter Steinberger
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
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
Lector: Sabine Enzinger, MBA, Katharina Fehrer, BSc, Ao. Prof. Mag. Dr. Andrea Gsur, Brigitte Guschlbauer
Presentation of the certificates of attendance
Empirical scientific laboratory work
Assessment of the project realisation within the evaluation of the bachelor paper 2
Lector: ao.Univ.Prof.Dr. Marcela Hermann, Noemi Kiss, MSc, Hon.Prof. (FH) Dr. Bernhard Rupp, MBA (University of Toronto)
Lector: Sylvia Handler, MBA
"We are planning a laboratory"Project Management in Theory and PracticeLaboratory planning (Legal requirements, principles)Staffing levelsTeam building, commmunication, conflict management
Active participation in the groups
Frontal lectures with group work
General support regarding statistical methods and discussions about data analysis based on bachelor thesis topics;Individual support for specific statistical methods;
Lector: univ. Doz. Dr. Georg Endler, Dr.med. Michael Peintinger, Univ.Lektor, Johanna Wolf, MSc
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.
Attendance and participation
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.
Lector: Mag. Edith Schmidt, Bakk., Dr. Charlotte Sonneck-Koenne, Dipl.-Ing. Stephan Witoszynskyj
radionuclide handling in the labradiation protectionradiopharmaceutical basics nuclear medicine in diagnosis and treatment
Multiple Choice Test
lecture with practical exercises
Lector: Patricia Bankl
Lector: MMag. Annemarie Entschev
Basic terms of law and civic scienceThe Austrian National ConstitutionSanitary lawCivil and liability ´lawEmployment and social law
written examall subject matter of the lecture, out of which 8 exam questionsPositive evaluation for more than 60% correct answers; graded assessment with points
Compose the scientific work, the Bachelor Paper 2
Assessment of the written paper, the Bachelor Paper 2
Seminar going along with the Bachelor Paper 2
Lector: Margarete Tschandl, Bakk. phil. MA
Analysis of the professional-methodological-organisational circumstances; review of personal progress; reporting the internship experience.
TimesMon. to Fri. all day
Language of InstructionGerman
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.
Master course for advanced professional training, part-time
Equivalence is determined by international agreements, validation or in individual cases a decision by the head of the academic section.
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.
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:
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:
Please noteIt 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 consists of a computer-assisted test and an interview.
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.
Head of Degree Program Biomedical Science T: +43 1 606 68 77-4101 firstname.lastname@example.org
Biomedical Scientist, Academic Staff
Biomedical Scientist, Head of Course Programme
Head of Degree Program Biomedical Science