Master degree program for advanced professional training, part-time
Molecular biology, human genetics, cell biology and immunology are the fields of the future. The master's degree program combines biomedical knowledge of cellular and molecular mechanisms and processes with methods and technologies in biomedical diagnostics. This means you will be involved in the development of medical and technological innovations and support the methodology and technology transfer in the various fields of practice. In addition to science and research, personnel, project and quality management form the cornerstones of your education.
*Program in accordance with § 9 FHStG
Natascha WalkerFavoritenstraße 226, C.1.281100 ViennaT: +43 1 606 68 77-4150 F: +43 1 606 68 77-4159 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Office hours during the semesterTue and Thu, 9.00 a.m.–12.00 p.m.Fri, 9.00 a.m.–1.00 p.m.
The application period is closed. The application period for the winter semester for 2021/22 follows.
once payment€ 9.600,-1
+ ÖH premium / semester
You are interested in the intersection of new biomedical science technologies and medical disciplines. You want to participate in the current discourse of science and research and to support the methodology and technology transfer in diverse fields of practice. You find it exciting to be actively involved in research processes at hospitals, universities or non-university research institutions and want to make an important contribution to medical progress. You are happy to take on strategic tasks and management responsibilities in your professional field.
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 cooperate particularly closely with the professional association biomed austria for this master's degree program. Professional events, such as the Annual Meeting of Biomedical Scientists, are regularly held at our campus. The close cooperation with scientists from the Medical University of Vienna further increases the quality of your education. Our lecturers include these scientists and other top experts. You will benefit from the state-of-the-art infrastructure of our attractive main campus which also includes biomedical S2 laboratories. 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.
Unlike other advanced professional training, in the program at FH Campus Wien you will benefit from a comprehensive education with an internationally accredited academic degree. The master's degree program combines biomedical knowledge of cellular and molecular mechanisms and processes with methods and technologies in biomedical diagnostics. You will be active in genomics, proteomics and cell biology. For instance, we are working to develop better methods for the clinical diagnosis of neuropathy, a nerve damage that occurs in the feet of people suffering from diabetes, in order to prevent late complications such as amputation. Our graduate Eva Dassler received an award at the Medical University of Vienna from the Research Society of Neuropathology Austria for her master's thesis on alternative examination methods. Alisa Coric was awarded second place in the "Abbott Prize 2012 for Scientific Publications" for her master's thesis "Measurement of the Molecules of the Cellular Clock in Association with Alzheimer's Disease". New diagnostic methods that can measure certain molecules should make it possible in future to identify serious diseases such as Alzheimer even before the onset of the first symptoms.
You will acquire sound knowledge of molecular and cellular mechanisms in physiologically and pathologically changed functional systems and organs. You will acquire appropriate therapeutic concepts and expand your knowledge of biomedical diagnostic methods and technologies in the areas of genomics, proteomics, cell biology and immunology. The focus is on personalized medicine that follows specific, individualized therapy approaches.
Main chapters1 Atoms and their properties2 Chemical bonding3 'Water'4 Inorganic chemistry5 Organic Chemistry6 Types of molecules
Written exam, 6 questions, 4 points each; positive mark from 12 pts upwards
What is bioethics and why do we need it?Different bioethicsConception of human beingIntercultural aspectsBeginning and end of lifeDeclaration of Helsinki, EGE opinionsGood scientific practice, GCP, GLPEthics review committeeApplication
Lecture, discussions, reflexionDiscuss ethical aspects of problems in your job.
General principles of cell signalingReceptor tyrosinkinases, RAS-signaling, phospholipase-gamma signaling, PI3K-pathwayG-protein mediated pathwaysJAK/STAT signalingß-catenin pathwaysteroid hormonesnuclear importsignals inducing changes in the cytoskeleton (activation of platelets)integration of signals to regulate cell cycle
The four-day course imparts the theoretical and practical basics of flow cytometry.Instructors with long-term experience will offer students an efficient, expeditious and targeted insight into this fascinating technology with increasing importance in clinical routine and experimental research.
Mandatory lecture with continuous assessment of course work.
Theoretical background will be presented in lectures.Practical demonstrations and exercises with hands-on possibilities, aim to enable participants to develop autonomous strategies of problem solving as required in every day life of flow cytometry. Field trips are arranged to analyzers and cell sorters. Several workstations with various sofware packages are available for practical training.Students will be coached in small groups both in theoretical and practical parts. The participation of the Austrian Society for Cytometry (OEGfZ) and the involvement of the two main companies in the field introduce participants into the community of flow cytometry. Students are enabled to find information and implement their knowledge into practical work. Additionally, useful prospective contacts will be supported.
Basic principles of clinical epidemiology: study question, study population, risk factors, outcomes, and their measurement, measures of frequency, measures of association (effect). Interpretation of effects: probability, confounding, bias, interaction, causlity. Overview of study design types. Case-control study, cohort study, randomized controlled trial with case samples; meta-analysis; diagnostic studies.
Continuous assessment, work assignments
Interactive workshop, small group work, pre-readings.
Oligosaccharides - primarily eukaryotic N-, O- and lipid-linked glycans:structure, structural analysis, function, genetic/enzymatic basis of their biosynthesis
Basics of molecular biology:Nucleic acids: Structure and organisationGene expression: Transcription and RNA processingGenome integrity: Replication and repairMethods: basic methodsRegulation of gene expression:Epigenetic: Genes and environmentNovell regulators: Small RNAsHigh throughput methods: Analysis of -omics (basics)From bench to clinic: Examples
Content:•Introduction and Innate Immunity•Signaling and Cytokines•Antibodies and B cell responses•T cell responses•Immunity to Microbes
Biogenesis (cell development, cell growth, cell differentiation, cell expansion, cell death), characteristics of cells (cell forms, cell sizes, life-span of cells), structure and function of cells (organelles, membranes, nucleus, rough and smooth endoplasmatic reticulum, ribosomes, mitochondria, golgi-apparatus, lysosomes, endosomes, peroxisomes), cytoskeleton (microtubules, centrioles, basal bodies, actin filaments, intermediar filaments, cytoplasmic inclusions) cell-cell contacts (tight junctions, gap junctions, desmosomes), cell-divison, germ cell foramtion (mitosis, meiosis)
written or oral examination
structured, media-supported presentation, self-study
Efficient presentation and poster design, introduction to presentation skills (incl. practical training), presentation analysis and structured feedback, strategic aspects of scientific media.
Scientific English (written and oral), article structure and style, presentation theory when using a foreign language
Grade dependent on...attendance record, active participation in classes, performance of tasks and presentations
Lectures, exercises, work assignments, presentation
Structure and function of proteins, protein biosynthesis
lectures, group and single work, short presentations, reading and discussing specialist literature, worksheets, e-learning
Introduction of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) and its bioinformatic challenges.
*Overview of analysis of univariate and bivariate data using common descriptive statistical methods;*Advanced application of graphical analysis (BA plot, Mosaic plot, ...)*Descriptive distributions of discrete and continuous variables as abaisis for analytical statistics*Introduction to selected descriptive statistical methods focusing on biological and medicalstudies (epidemiology, diagnostics, method comparison, ...);
Assignements during the course (based on moodle);Moodle-Single-Choice-Test at the end of the course;
*Lecture and integrated course;*introduction to software products for statistical analysis (SPSS, R)
this course is combined with the course 'Clinical Immunology' / summary and acquisition of knowledge about diagnostic criteria and methods of immune-mediated diseases
Assessment is composed of two parts:1. Assessment of individual summaries (equals to 1 third of the grade)2. Final exam (Multiple Choice, equals to two thirds of the grade)
The course is lectured via e-Learning using the 'Moodle' platform.
Summarization of scientific review articles about subtopics in allergy, autoimmunity, immunodeficiency, transplantation and therapeutocal immunomodulation / acquisition of knowledge about pathophysiological mechanisms in selected fields of clinical immunology
assessment of individual summaries / final exam (multiple choice)
e-learning / online course using the 'Moodle' platform
- why molecular diagnostics?- conventional cancer therapy- targeted therapy- molecular profiling of cancer- molecular diagnostics: state of the art- potential- current examples of molecular diagnostics-colon carcinoma:-- K-ras-- HNPC-- FAP-BBreast cancer-- EGFR/Her2--ER--BRCA
one marrowStem cells (natural and induced) "Normal" ontogeny of blood cells Signal transduction during hematopoiesis Leukemias, anemias and other blood disorders* diagnosis* molecular background, aberrant signaling* tumor stem cells* "traditional" treatments* "novel" approaches in treatment
• Images of organisations according to Morgan• Organisation and Decision according to Luhmann• Analysis of organisations
Written term paper – analysis for an organisation
• Talk/Lecture with discussion• Analyses of cases of organisations from the participants
Liver structure, hepatic cell types, metabolic functions of the liver, bile acid, hepatotoxins, (de)toxification, tissue regeneration and tissue stem cells, hepatitis B and C, inflammation, fibrosis and cirrhosis, cell transplantation, cancer stem cells, mechanisms of metastasis, molecular mechanisms of liver and colon carcinoma, tumor-stroma interaction, conventional and targeted cancer therapy.
Examination, in written form
Quality Management: Foundations, development, introduction and implementation of management systems. Standards in general and in the laboratory, history, current status, development. Customer satisfaction, process management, measurement, analysis and continuous improvement of processes. Audits, TQM, business and legal background.
MC and free text questions at the end of the complete course on a separate date
The importance and relevance of quality management in research is explained and discussed using the example of an existing QM-system of a university research institution based on this standard.
Techniques for isolation, detection, manipulation and expression of DNA.Cloning and labelling strategies, hybridisation of RNA and DNA, sequencing;Techniques for expression, purification, identification, and localisation of proteins;Cellular and in vitro protein expression systems, fusion proteins;
lecture, powerpoint slides, presentation of model systems
Course contents of the lecture as download see corresponding lecturer
Exam or essay
Basics of analytical chemistryChromatographyElectrophoresisMass spectrometry
Lecture and practical work
Refreshing of optical basicsQualifications and performances of microscopes and objectives Köhler illuminationSpecial techniques of image formation (Phase contrast, Dark-field illumination, DIC)Fluorescence microscopeLife-cell ImagingLasercanmicroscopyLaser-Microdissectiontissue cytometry
Introduction into qualitative empirical scientific methods; basic concepts, differentiation and comparison of qualitative and quantitative research; characteristics and postulates of qualitative research; Overview of methods, steps and stages of a (typical) research process; Performance criteria of qualitative research tools; Interview as a method of qualitative empirical social research; Presentation of selected interview-types; Development of guidelines with exemplifications (also suitable for the compilation of questionnaires); Basics of qualitative data analysis.
Designing a qualitative research project OR designing and realising a qualitative interview
Theoretical input, practical examples and exercises
Southern blotting, Western blotting, Genbank (NCBI) for gene and sequence analyses.
Practical excercises in small groups
Basics of capillary electrophoresis, setup and function of a DNA sequencer, basics of DNA fragment and sequencing analysis, Next Generation Sequencing, Q-PCR, Chimerism Analysis, data analysis and troubleshooting, basics of the HLA System.
Compulsory course with immanent performance evaluation
Theoretic basics are lectured, excursion to a demonstration of different sequencing platforms, data analysis and interpretation
Applied quality management in hospitals: tools and methods, training, penetration, organization and structure
participation, presentation, written examination
Theory of select quality management methods, practical examples of their application in a hospital, lecture notes
Content and structure of OENORM EN ISO 19011/Impartion of contents belonging to the basic proceeding of planning, acting and analysis of audits /test methods of audits/ rules and regulations for the certification of quality managenement systems
Content of the script ist base for the written examination.
ConceptProgress Report Final Report
We will cover the structure of an MSc thesis. For each of the components, we will examine the required content and writing approach, building on some of the lessons learned in the Scientific English class. We will also cover some tips on managing the thesis as a writing project. In the final class, students have the opportunity to come with specific examples, problems and challenges that we can discuss (and solve) together.
Lecture, group discussion, Q&A, examination of students' own experience or challenges
day 1Basics health policyBasics health economics- demand,supply, markets- market failure- equity and distributionstructure of the Austrian health care systemhealth care financing in Austria: sources of financing and expenditure, budget, reimbursementday 2sustainable health care financinghealth care planningresearch based instruments for health care planning- health technology assessment- economic evaluation in health care- budget impact analysis
Presence with active participation
input from lectuerer mixed with active discussions and group workteaching material: slides, newspaper articles, research articles, radio and tv-broadcasts
Semester datesWinter semester: 5th September 2014 to 25th January 2015Summer semester: 14th February 2015 to 6th July 2015
Number of teaching weeks 15 per semester
Language of instructionGerman
TimesBlocks on three weekends twice a month: Fri. 4:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Sat. 8:45 a.m.-6:00 p.m.once a month: Thu. 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Fri. 8:45 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Sat. 8:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
You will work in public or private health care facilities or universities where you will support the practice, research or teaching. A career will be open to you at the following institutions:
You can choose between three payment models for the tuition fee. The program fee is determined according to the actual costs (§ 9 Section 4 FHStG).
If you decide to leave the program early, you will still have to pay the entire fee.
One-time payment: € 9.600,-
Payable 4 weeks before start of the first semester.
Semester fee: € 4.500,- (total amount € 9.000,-)
Payable around 4 weeks before start of each semester
This option takes into account the option of terminating the studies after any semester, which is the best option for those who prefer keeping open their options for early termination.
First, second and third semester, each € 3.100,- Fourth semester € 1.500,- (total amount € 10.800,-) In each case due about four weeks prior to the start of the semester.
Financial aid is available for academic courses, master courses and for courses and seminars.
You can find information about funding agencies under grants and scholarships
Biomedical science, natural sciences degree with a medical focus
Equivalence is determined by international agreements, validation or in individual cases a decision by the head of the academic section.
The majority of lectures are held in German, only a few are held in English. Hence you need to be sufficiently proficient in German. Therefore together with your application you would have to hand in a certificate for having passed internationally accepted exams in both languages (German + English), at least level B2.
To apply you will need the following documents:
Certified translation of all documents from abroad if applicable List of publications if applicable
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. references) are not available at the time you apply, you may submit these later via email, mail or in person by no later than the start of the degree program.
The selection process consists of an interview with the selection committee. Please bring all the required original documents and certificates with you to the interview.
Biomedical Scientist, Head of Course Programme T: +43 1 606 68 77-4151 email@example.com
We work closely with the professional association biomed austria, universities like the Medical University of Vienna, the Vienna Hospital Association (KAV) and other health care facilities. This guarantees you strong contacts for your professional career or participation in research and development activities. 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!