Dietetics

Bachelor, full-time

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Overview

Dieticians are responsible for the nutritional management of healthy and sick persons, as well as in institutions and companies. As a legally recognized health professional and the only occupational group active in the field of nutrition, dieticians are the only experts besides doctors who may plan, implement and evaluate nutrition therapies. Counseling expertise and knowledge of the course of diseases therefore play a major role in the degree program in Dietetics. The practically oriented education provides you with the knowledge of medicine, nutrition, health communication and project management in health promotion necessary for a diversified professional future.

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Petra Brandstätter
Favoritenstraße 226, D.3.08
1100 Vienna
T: +43 1 606 68 77-4200
F: +43 1 606 68 77-4209
diaetologie@fh-campuswien.ac.at

Office hours during the semester
Mon. to Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon


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Duration of course
6 Semester
Final degree
Bachelor of Science in Health Studies (BSc)
incl. professional qualifications
15Study places
180ECTS
Organisational form
full-time

Application period for academic year 2020/21

16th February to 15th 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

You enjoy working with people and are committed to life-long learning in order to provide the best nutrition therapy possible for patients and clients. In everyday life you combine the enjoyment of food with health consciousness. You have good knowledge of the natural sciences and food preparation. You possess strong people and communication skills.

What we offer you

FH Campus Wien is now the largest university of applied sciences for health in Austria. 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. At our attractive main campus you will benefit from our modern infrastructure, which also includes fully equipped function rooms such as a teaching kitchen. You will also have the opportunity to join an interdisciplinary, professional community. There is also 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

The practically oriented degree program combines medicine, natural, social and human sciences. Communication, counseling expertise and knowledge of the development and course of diseases play a major role. Internships that can be completed abroad make up approximately 25% of the bachelor's degree program. Workshops and projects provide varied teaching and learning processes. In practice the profession is more and more concerned with advising people on nutrition and providing training, for example in order to prevent diet-related lifestyle diseases such as obesity and diabetes. Health promotion begins in kindergartens and schools, and this is also where the degree program in Dietetics is also active. As part of the course "Project Management", a prevention project is designed and implemented in practice. This is done in cooperation with a school in the 10th district, where dietetics students introduce school children to the importance of eating a healthy diet. The students and school children cook together in the teaching kitchen at FH Campus Wien to show everyone that healthy food can be very tasty.
With the event "Pimp your food", dietetics students at the main campus of FH Campus Wien recently encouraged visitors to include more fruits and vegetables in their daily diet and thus implemented project ideas and concepts from courses in practice. Their ideas included delicious smoothies in the entrance hall, practical tips in the form of recipes via Facebook, a photo contest and much more. Another successful class project is the "Dietetics-WiKi", which was designed and implemented as part of an e-learning best practice project and is an integral part of the teaching. This media WiKi tool supports competence-oriented, student-centered, interdisciplinary and networked learning and teaching.


What you will learn in the degree program

You acquire a broad theoretical education and complete internships relevant to the dietician profession.

  • The program focuses on the core areas of medicine, nutrition and communication. Using your skills and knowledge in these areas you will practice and learn to give nutritional advice and therapy to healthy and sick people.
  • Small classes, modern teaching methods, workshops, projects and e-learning provide varied teaching and learning processes.
  • Internships that can be completed abroad make up approximately 25% of the bachelor's degree program. In the wide variety of available internships you can expect intensive professional support on site.

Curriculum

Lecture SWS ECTS
General Anatomy VO

General Anatomy VO

1.5 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1.5 2
General Physiology VO

General Physiology VO

3 SWS
4 ECTS

Language

German

3 4
Professional Studies ILV

Professional Studies ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Biochemistry VO

Biochemistry VO

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

2 2
Chemistry VO

Chemistry VO

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Introduction to Healthcare and Health Economics VO

Introduction to Healthcare and Health Economics VO

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Energy and Nutrient Calculation/IT ILV

Energy and Nutrient Calculation/IT ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Nutritional Science 1 VO

Nutritional Science 1 VO

1.5 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1.5 2
Nutritional Science 2 ILV

Nutritional Science 2 ILV

1.5 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1.5 2
Nutritional Management in Prevention 1 ILV

Nutritional Management in Prevention 1 ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Food Hygiene VO

Food Hygiene VO

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Food Knowledge/Technology VO

Food Knowledge/Technology VO

3 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German

3 3
Food Law VO

Food Law VO

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Literature Search, Citing and Scientific Writing ILV

Literature Search, Citing and Scientific Writing ILV

1.5 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1.5 2
Project Management ILV

Project Management ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2
Practical Application of Food Supply 1 UE

Practical Application of Food Supply 1 UE

1.5 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1.5 2
Scientific Evidence through Literature Survey SE

Scientific Evidence through Literature Survey SE

1.5 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1.5 2

Lecture SWS ECTS
General Pathology VO

General Pathology VO

1.5 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1.5 2
Empirical Work and Biostatistics ILV

Empirical Work and Biostatistics ILV

1.5 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1.5 2
English for Dietitians UE

English for Dietitians UE

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Grammar: speaking hypothetically, comparisons
Skills: speaking about character traits; discussing career prospects
What we eat; text comprehension; using words / phrases relating to food products; writing a formal report; using appropriate linking words; understanding and documenting film materials; critical analysis of eating habits and fast food products
The body : Parts of the body, Functions of the body , The gastrointestinal system, Talking about your physical condition; medical terminology
Patient communication
Food and nutrients
Illnesses and digestive disorders

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment

Teaching methods

lecture, discussions, pair work, group work, presentations, writing tasks, film material, role plays

Language

German

1 1
Nutrition for Different Life Phases ILV

Nutrition for Different Life Phases ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Nutrition Education ILV

Nutrition Education ILV

3 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German

3 3
Prevention in Nutritional Management 2 ILV

Prevention in Nutritional Management 2 ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Nutritional Physiology VO

Nutritional Physiology VO

1.5 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1.5 2
Specialist Anatomy VO

Specialist Anatomy VO

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2
Work Shadowing PR

Work Shadowing PR

0 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

0 2
Hygiene and Microbiology VO

Hygiene and Microbiology VO

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Intercultural Food ILV

Intercultural Food ILV

1.5 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1.5 2
International/Professional cooking UE

International/Professional cooking UE

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Philosophy ILV

Philosophy ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Prevention Project UE

Prevention Project UE

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Psychology/Nutrition Psychology ILV

Psychology/Nutrition Psychology ILV

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

2 2
Qualitative Research Methods ILV

Qualitative Research Methods ILV

1.5 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1.5 2
Reflection on Work Shadowing SE

Reflection on Work Shadowing SE

0.5 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

0.5 1
Sociology/Nutrition Sociology ILV

Sociology/Nutrition Sociology ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Sports Food, Alternative Forms of Nutrition, Trend Diets ILV

Sports Food, Alternative Forms of Nutrition, Trend Diets ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Practical Application of Food Supply 2 UE

Practical Application of Food Supply 2 UE

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1

Lecture SWS ECTS
Applied Clinical Dietetics - Workshop 1 UE

Applied Clinical Dietetics - Workshop 1 UE

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

2 2
Applied Qualitative Research Project SE

Applied Qualitative Research Project SE

0.5 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

0.5 1
Applied Quantitative Research Project SE

Applied Quantitative Research Project SE

0.5 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

0.5 1
Consultation Techniques 1 UE

Consultation Techniques 1 UE

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

2 2
Consultation Techniques 2 UE

Consultation Techniques 2 UE

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

2 2
Introduction to the Dietetic Care Process and Dietetics Terminology ILV

Introduction to the Dietetic Care Process and Dietetics Terminology ILV

1.5 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1.5 2
Introduction to Enteral and Parenteral Feeding ILV

Introduction to Enteral and Parenteral Feeding ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Basics of Laboratory Diagnostics and Interpretation of Diagnosistic Results ILV

Basics of Laboratory Diagnostics and Interpretation of Diagnosistic Results ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
KD/DP-Endocrinology, Metabolism, Rheumatism ILV

KD/DP-Endocrinology, Metabolism, Rheumatism ILV

4 SWS
4 ECTS

Language

German

4 4
KD/DP-Gastroenterology and Hepatology ILV

KD/DP-Gastroenterology and Hepatology ILV

3.5 SWS
4 ECTS

Language

German

3.5 4
Clinical Physiology VO

Clinical Physiology VO

3 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German

3 3
Clinical Psychology ILV

Clinical Psychology ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Clinical Internship 1 PR

Clinical Internship 1 PR

0 SWS
4 ECTS

Language

German

0 4
Reflection on Dietetic Practice 1 SE

Reflection on Dietetic Practice 1 SE

0.5 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

0.5 1
Behavior Modification ILV

Behavior Modification ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1

Lecture SWS ECTS
Applied Clinical Dietetics - Workshop 2 UE

Applied Clinical Dietetics - Workshop 2 UE

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Applied Clinical Dietetics in Pediatrics UE

Applied Clinical Dietetics in Pediatrics UE

0.5 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

0.5 1
Consultation Techniques 3 UE

Consultation Techniques 3 UE

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Professional Conversation Skills in Palliative Settings, Validation UE

Professional Conversation Skills in Palliative Settings, Validation UE

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Global Nutrition ILV

Global Nutrition ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
KD/DP-Allergology ILV

KD/DP-Allergology ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
KD-DP Surgery, Bariatric Surgery ILV

KD-DP Surgery, Bariatric Surgery ILV

1.5 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1.5 2
KD/DP-Geriatrics and Gerontology ILV

KD/DP-Geriatrics and Gerontology ILV

1.5 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1.5 2
KD/DP-Nephrology, Hypertensiology , Cardiology ILV

KD/DP-Nephrology, Hypertensiology , Cardiology ILV

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

2 2
KD/DP-Neurology and Psychiatry ILV

KD/DP-Neurology and Psychiatry ILV

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

2 2
KD/DP-Oncology, Intensive-Care Medicine ILV

KD/DP-Oncology, Intensive-Care Medicine ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
KD/DP-Pediatrics ILV

KD/DP-Pediatrics ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Clinical Basics of Pediatrics VO

Clinical Basics of Pediatrics VO

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Clinical Internship 2 PR

Clinical Internship 2 PR

0 SWS
7 ECTS

Language

German

0 7
Pharmacology and Toxicology VO

Pharmacology and Toxicology VO

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Development and Design of Dietetic Studies and Literature Survey 1 ILV

Development and Design of Dietetic Studies and Literature Survey 1 ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Research, Interpretation and Application of Evidence-based Epidemiological Nutrition ILV

Research, Interpretation and Application of Evidence-based Epidemiological Nutrition ILV

1.5 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1.5 2
Reflection on Dietetic Practice 2 SE

Reflection on Dietetic Practice 2 SE

0.5 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

0.5 1
Special Diets ILV

Special Diets ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1

Lecture SWS ECTS
Professional and Medical Ethics ILV

Professional and Medical Ethics ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Internship PR

Internship PR

0 SWS
24 ECTS

Language

German

0 24
Dietetic Counseling UE

Dietetic Counseling UE

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Nutrition assessment, goal setting, client-centered counseling, empathetic communication
Skills: communications skills such as active listening, empathizing, asking closed and open-ended questions, using effective education language and strategies, giving non-judgemental feedback, evoking change talk, exploring importance of change, offering professional advice, promoting motivation

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Pratice

Language

English

1 1
Intercultural Management in Dietetics ILV

Intercultural Management in Dietetics ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Development and Design of Dietetic Studies and Literature Survey 2 ILV

Development and Design of Dietetic Studies and Literature Survey 2 ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Statutory Basis for Health Care Professions ILV

Statutory Basis for Health Care Professions ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Reflection on Dietetic Practice - Internship SE

Reflection on Dietetic Practice - Internship SE

0.5 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

0.5 1

Lecture SWS ECTS
Working in an Interdisciplinary Team ILV

Working in an Interdisciplinary Team ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Business Administration for the Dietological Practice ILV

Business Administration for the Dietological Practice ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Introduction to Medical Profession and Health Policies ILV

Introduction to Medical Profession and Health Policies ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Health and Profession-specific Marketing ILV

Health and Profession-specific Marketing ILV

3 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German

3 3
Clinical Internship 4 PR

Clinical Internship 4 PR

0 SWS
8 ECTS

Language

German

0 8
Open Window ILV

Open Window ILV

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

2 2
Quality Management in Dietology ILV

Quality Management in Dietology ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Reflection on Dietetic practice 3 SE

Reflection on Dietetic practice 3 SE

0.5 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

0.5 1
Scientific Assessment of Product Innovations ILV

Scientific Assessment of Product Innovations ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Scientific Presentation UE

Scientific Presentation UE

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Consolidation of Scientific Work Bachelor SE

Consolidation of Scientific Work Bachelor SE

1 SWS
10 ECTS

Language

German

1 10

Times
Mon to Fri, all day (in exceptional cases also on Saturdays)

Language of Instruction
German


How you benefit

In addition to being awarded the academic title of "Bachelor of Science in Health Studies", after completing the degree program you will also receive a legally recognized professional qualification. Besides doctors, dieticians are the only occupational group active in the field of nutrition that is allowed to work with sick people. Only with this degree program is it possible to practice the profession of dietician. The MTD Act is the basis for this degree program. The practically oriented degree program means that you will be ready to work immediately. In addition to therapy, the profession is moving more and more towards prevention and health promotion. In every area where you work you apply your know-how of counseling concepts and techniques as a tool to actually reach people. You work with people of all ages, for example in kindergartens, companies, hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, your own dietician practice or at home. As a dietician you will work in interdisciplinary teams or in one-on-one counseling. You will work in this profession either as a staff member or self-employed and will plan and implement nutrition therapies and evaluate their results. In food service management for hospitals and other facilities you will calculate various types of diets, train staff or supervise the preparation of the food. At hospitals, and especially in research, you will be engaged in interdisciplinary work. In addition, you can also apply your knowledge in the industry or in the media. Other areas include prevention and health promotion, for example in schools, businesses, restaurants and hotels as well as in communities.

Your future career

Nutrition counseling begins with children and plays an important role even into old age. Prevention and therapy will be the core tasks of your future professional life. As a dietician, you can work either as a staff member or self-employed. The following occupations will be open to you:

  • Hospitals, special outpatient clinics, medical practices
  • Rehabilitation centers and convalescent homes
  • Nursing homes and retirement facilities
  • Public health authorities
  • Community facilities
  • Insurance companie
  • Health insurance companies
  • Community food facilities
  • Company health promotion
  • Medical practices for nutrition therapy
  • Pharmacies
  • Food and pharmaceutical industries

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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)

University entrance qualification examination for medicine, dental medicine, veterinary medicine, pharmacy. Information and institutes that offer courses to prepare for the university entrance qualification examination can be found on the portal Erwachsenenbildung.at of the Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Frauen.

  • Relevant professional qualification with auxiliary examinations

Secondary vocational school with auxiliary examinations from: a college of business administration, hotel management, tourism or hospitality, a commercial school, special forms of secondary agriculture and forestry schools: agriculture and food management, general agriculture, alpine agriculture. School for general health and nursing, school for pediatric care, school for psychiatric health and care or a school for medical-technical service.

Apprenticeship groups with auxiliary examinations: Cook and catering specialist.

Proof of English proficiency of level 1 must be provide by the beginning of the degree program.




Application

There are 15 places available in the bachelor's degree program in Dietics each year. The ratio of places to applicants is currently around 1:20,5.

To apply you will require the following documents:

  • Letter of motivation
  • CV in table form

Please note!
It is not possible to save incomplete online applications. You must complete your application in one session.

The selection process

The selection process consists of a written test and an interview with the selection committee.


Secretary's office

Petra Brandstätter
Favoritenstraße 226, D.3.08
1100 Vienna
T: +43 1 606 68 77-4200
F: +43 1 606 68 77-4209
diaetologie@fh-campuswien.ac.at

Office hours during the semester
Mon. to Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Teaching staff and Research Staff


Cooperations and Campusnetzwerk

We work closely with the Vienna Hospital Association (KAV), universities like the Medical University of Vienna, the Austrian Association of Dietitians 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!

Campusnetzwerk