Holistic Therapy and Salutogenesis

Master degree program for advanced professional training, part-time

Overview

Holistic therapy and salutogenesis (health maintenance) focus on the person as an individual in order to strengthen their health. In the master’s course you will expand your holistic consulting expertise in the legally recognized health profession in which you work. Essential is an integrative perspective of the human body as a complex network of interconnected subsystems and an interdisciplinary dialogue with clients or patients. On this basis, the course will provide you with a sound overview of holistic methods and you can choose between a practical focus on Traditional holisitic Methods or Holistic manual Methods.

Duration of course
4 Semester
Final degree
Master of Science (MSc)
20Study places
120ECTS
Organisational form
part-time

Application period for winter semester 2020/21:
from 1st October 2019

tuition fee

once payment:

€ 13.600,-1

+ ÖH premium per semester

What you can offer

You have experienced an increased demand for holistic therapy and health maintenance (salutogenesis) among the population, you are open to such approaches and you come from a legally recognized health profession. It is important to you to systematically further your education according the current state of science. At the same time you are interested in driving science and research forward and thus complying with international standards.

What we offer you

As Austria's largest training center for non-medical health professionals, especially the higher-level paramedical services, midwives and nurses, FH Campus Wien has extensive expertise and a large network in the health care sector. An important partner in the areas of education, research and development is the Vienna Hospital Association (KAV). The FH Campus Wien network also includes ministries, universities, professional associations, other interest groups and the Vienna International Academy for Holistic Medicine, which was also involved in the development of the curriculum. Through these partnerships and our own Department Health, FH Campus Wien attracts outstanding teachers and conduct research on current topics which you as a student will explore during your studies as well as in your master's thesis. At FH Campus Wien you have the opportunity to enter an interdisciplinary professional community and in the master's course to learn from and with each other even across the disciplines. Practical relevance and a focus on interdisciplinary topics is also guaranteed at our Campus Lectures, public lecture evenings with prominent experts, that FH Campus Wien regularly invites you to join.

What makes this degree program special

  • Expand counseling skills in your legally recognized health profession
  • Integrate holistic methods
  • Select a practical focus of either Ayurveda or holistic manual methods

Holistic therapy and salutogenesis do not focus primarily on the disease, but the individual people including interacting factors such as physiological processes, environmental influences and nutrition. Essential is an integrative perspective of the human body as a complex network of interconnected subsystems and an interdisciplinary dialogue with clients or patients. The objective is to integrate holistic methods in the counseling and therapy of legally recognized health professionals and to strengthen science and research in this area by international standards. The scientific basis is provided mainly by medicine and natural sciences as well as systems theory and analysis, cultural studies and social psychology. The master’s course will provide you with sound insight into holistic therapy forms and methods as well as the possibility to select an individual practical focus.


What you will learn in the degree program

You will expand your consulting and communication skills on a socio-psychological basis and learn to apply an integrated approach. The master’s course will introduce you to a wide range of holistic methods of therapy, from Aromatherapy, Phytotherapy, Traditional Medicine and Monastic Medicine to Neural Therapy.

In order to better understand the human body as a complex system, you will explore the fundamentals of medicine and natural sciences as well as systems theory and analysis. You take advantage of findings from cultural studies and learn traditional holistic health systems of different cultures, from Kneipp and Tibetan medicine all the way to TCM. You can select a practical focus of either Ayurveda or holistic manual methods Finally, as part of your master’s thesis or offers such as a Journal Club, you will strengthen your skills for scientific work and research.

Curriculum

Lecture SWS ECTS
Anthroposophy ILV

Anthroposophy ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Anthroposophical medicine (AM):
- Introduction, basics and reference to scientific medicine
- knowledge
bases - introduction to the image of man: The four dimensions of man
o Physical dimension
o Functional-living dimension
o Mental dimension
o Mental-individual dimension
- Functional threefold structure:
o Nerve-sense
processes o Rhythmic processes
o Metabolic processes
- remedies of AM:
o Artistic and creative therapies
o Biographical medicine
- practice of AM in the following departments:
o Internal medicine
o Pediatrics
o Geriatrics
o Gynecology
o Neurology

Assessment methods

Final exam
Immanent examination

Teaching methods

Integrated course

Language

German

1 2
Aromatherapy ILV

Aromatherapy ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

- holistic medicine and medicinal aromatherapy
- scents and olfactory senses
- monographs and profiles of essential oils
- dual mechanism of action (olfactory and biochemical)
- quality standards and control
- toxicology and safety
aspects - basic research, clinical studies, Experience medicine
- types of application of medical aromatherapy
- natural fatty plant oils, hydrolates, macerates in aromatherapy
- aroma care (guidelines, goals, indications)
- recipes and treatment plans for selected indications
Aromatherapy in practical application:
- Instructed and independent development of treatment plans (incl. discussion)
- Preparation of special topics alone or in groups and giving a short presentation or preparing written documents (incl. discussion)
- Small group work on recipes and treatment plans (incl. discussion)
- Mixing essential oils according to scents and indications

Assessment methods

Teaching methods

Integrated course

Language

German

1 2
Draining and changing therapy procedures ILV

Draining and changing therapy procedures ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

- Biochemistry of minerals and vitamins
- Oxidative stress, notrosative stress
- Liver detoxification and its genetic polymorphism
- Environmental toxins
- The role of the microbiome and the intestine in detoxification
- Endotoxins, fermentation and putrefaction dyspepsia
- Regulation of cellular energy
- Methods of detoxification
- Biochemical balances of the cell
- Cell detoxification and autophagocytosis
- Phytotherapy of detoxification
- Detoxification therapy via the intestine
- Adsorbents

Assessment methods

Teaching methods

Integrated course

Language

German

1 2
Professional aspects in the national and international context VO

Professional aspects in the national and international context VO

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Legal basis of the Austrian professional law in health
professions - Similarities and differences in the professional laws of health
professions - Rights and limits in the exercise
of the profession - Registration in different lists as a basis for the exercise
of the profession - Differentiation:
o Diagnoseo
Therapy
o Counselling

Assessment methods

Final exam
Final exam

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

German

1 2
Chronobiology ILV

Chronobiology ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

- History and structure of the circadian system
- "clock genes
" - melatonin
- definitions in chronobiology
- rhythms
o day-night
o season
o lunar
cycle - rhythms of different body functions, especiallyo Cardiovascular
system o Temperature
o Respiration
o Gastrointestinal
tract o Energy
balance o Blood
o Endocrine system
- Jet Lag
- Shift
work - Chronobiology in spa medicine
- Chronopathology (diseases and rhythmicity/symptoms)
- Chronotherapy -
Discussion of current original papers and reviews on chronobiological topics (in small groups)

Assessment methods

Final exam

Teaching methods

Integrated course

Language

German

1 2
Ethno Medicine ILV

Ethno Medicine ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

- Ethnomedicine as a combination of ethnology and medicine/therapy
- Terms used in ethnomedicine:
o Culture-Bound Syndrome
o Medical pluralism
o Suffering, disease and illness
- similarities and differences in terms; buffering (personal feeling of suffering) as a central feature of a required therapy; illness or disease as a social construct
- diseases not as biological facts but in the context of society
- traditional healing
traditions - rituals and healing
- traditional medicine versus (high) school medicine: so-called "western" medicine as the "golden standard" for effectiveness research and therapy; new models for evaluating and researching traditional medicine and healing
- public health: medical and therapeutic interventions for different population groups

Assessment methods

Final exam

Language

German

1 2
Basics of Regulatory Medicine ILV

Basics of Regulatory Medicine ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Basic concepts of regulatory medicine:
- System of basic regulation (basic regulation)
- basic substance (extracellular matrix, ECM, matrix)
- segmental regulatory complex
- projection symptoms, reflex signs of disease
- regulation and stimulus
o short-term
stimulus o long-term
stimulus o stimulus strength
- historical development of regulatory medicine
Principles of regulation:
- Most important rules in regulation
- control loop
- types of regulatory behavior
- control loops in the organism
- points of attack of regulation
- regulatory obstacles and their effects
- regulatory medical procedures
- influence of regulatory medical procedures on the organism
- noteworthy aspects of the application of regulatory medical procedures
- limits of regulatory medical procedures
External and internal influences on the basic regulation:
- Eustress-Disstress
Stress - Basic Regulation and Stress
- Basic Regulation and Chronicity
- Regulatory Disintegration
- Adaptation Syndrome n. Seyle
- Chronic stress syndrome(s). Bergsmann
- Cooker-Störfeld events

Assessment methods

Teaching methods

Integrated course

Language

German

1 2
Kneipp and Balneology ILV

Kneipp and Balneology ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

- History of water therapies
- Practice of water
therapies - 5 pillars of Kneipp therapy:
o Water
therapy o Phytotherapy
o Exercise
therapy o Nutrition as a basis and therapy
o Regulatory medicine (general order of life and psychosomatic medicine)
- General prophylaxis and promotion of an autonomous attitude towards life
- Biorhythm and cure, unspecific effects of each cure
- Effects of local remedies
- Influence of climate on health and healing processes
- Organisation and law in the spa system

Assessment methods

Teaching methods

Integrated course:
The contents taught in the (distance learning supported) parts of the lectures are deepened in the seminar or exercise parts with individual practical implementation or application and special aspects are discussed

Language

German

1 2
Medicine and Spirituality ILV

Medicine and Spirituality ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

- Scientific basis of the understanding of spirituality:
o Humanities
o Psychology
o Natural
Sciences - Human being as a unity of body, mind and soul
- Spirituality as a relationship to Du (personal counterpart) vs. Es-ness (fate)
- Concepts of mind and soul
- Connection of body and soul in different cultures
- Different dimensions of spirituality
- Role of spirituality in:
o Palliative
medicine o severe and chronic diseases
o prevention and salutogenesis
o physical and mental health

Assessment methods

Final exam
Integrated course

Teaching methods

Immanent examination

Language

German

1 2
Medical Anthropology ILV ILV

Medical Anthropology ILV ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2
Medical Ethics ILV

Medical Ethics ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

-Necessity of medical ethics in theory and practice
- Relationship between ethics and law
- Case studies of medical ethics:
o In vitro fertilization (IVF)
o Sperm
donation o Egg
donation o Preimplantation
diagnosis o IVF for same-sex couples
o Surrogate motherhoodo
Genome
editing o Prenatal
diagnosis - Ethical issues at the end of life:
o Cardiac
death o Brain
death o Organ
transplants o Euthanasia
o Assisted suicide
- Human image(s) and independent development of ethical rules as a basis for action in practice
- Ethics committee and release of patient/client data for the empirical part of the Master's thesis

Assessment methods

Final exam

Teaching methods

Integrated course

Language

German

1 2
Phytotherapy ILV

Phytotherapy ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

- Therapeutic areas for phytopharmaceuticals:
o Cardiovascular/vessels
o Nervous disorders
o Central nervous system
o Skin
o Musculoskeletal
system o Respiratory
tract o Genitourinary
tract o Oncology
o Gastrointestinal
o Paediatrics
o Pregnancy and lactation
o Geriatrics
- Possibilities and limits of treatment with herbal medicinal
products - From plants to medicinal
products - Plant ingredients
- Legal basis for the authorisation and registration of phytopharmaceuticals
- Phytopharmaceuticals in literature
- Poisoning with plants

Assessment methods

Teaching methods

integrated lecture

Language

German

1 2
Systems Theory and scientific Information management VO

Systems Theory and scientific Information management VO

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

- Homeostasis (self-regulation; maintaining a state of equilibrium in the body) vs. entropy (disorder in a system)
- Medical cybernetics:
o control loops and their disorders
o systemic effects and effects (self-healing), specific and non-specific effects (healing through external influence)
o multidimensionality of the "placebo concept"
o physiology of autoregulation with reference to chronobiology
- dimensions of cognition:
o perception
o causality
o mode of action
- medicine as a science of action vs. Natural science as an explanatory
science - Medicine and human history: approaches and dimensions of diagnostic and therapeutic action
- Illustration of essential conceptual approaches using examples from medical research and clinical practice

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Systematic teaching of general and specific contents

Language

German

1 2
Traditional European Medicine and Monastic Medicine ILV

Traditional European Medicine and Monastic Medicine ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

- Basics of humoral medicine and humoral pathology - differentiation according to the four-juice doctrine:
o sanguine person (juice: blood)
o choleric person (juice: yellow bile)
o melancholic person (juice: black bile)
o phlegmatic person (juice: mucus)
- humoral based phytotherapy
- dietetics according to TEM and monastic
nutrition - medieval sauna
- psychosomatics
- meditation and physical exercises of monastic medicine
- Hildegard von Bingen
- monastic songs and meditations

Assessment methods

Teaching methods

Integrated course

Language

German

1 2
Operational principle of Holistic Therapy and Salutogenesis VO

Operational principle of Holistic Therapy and Salutogenesis VO

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Basic principles of a holistic medicine
- complex and regulative processes of the organism
- adaptation physiology: adaptation of the body to its environment
- methods of holistic therapy:
o normalization
o protection
o strengthening
- hormesis (Greek: "stimulation, impulse": hypothesis according to Paracelsus that some toxic substances have a healing or preventive effect in small doses)
- Low energy bioinformation as a basis for understanding homeopathy, etc.
- Types of communication within the organism and between organism and environment
- Laws of environmental physiology
- Bioclimatology

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Immanent examination

Teaching methods

Lecture:
Systematic teaching of general and specific contents

Language

German

1 2

Lecture SWS ECTS
Aryuveda ILV

Aryuveda ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

4 different approaches, directions and schools of Ayurveda medicine:
- Wellness Ayurveda: is generally limited to "oil massages" and "oil applications", such as "forehead massage", scented oils, flower baths, etc.
- Ayurveda within family traditions: Thousands of years of experience of this medicine passed on
in family associations - University Ayurveda: Ayurvedic medicine is taught parallel to Western medicine at university teaching and research institutions (academic degree with Master or Doctor's degree).
- Maharishi Ayurveda: Holistic form of Ayurveda including integration of modern, western, medical standards.
Indications of Ayurveda:
- Prevention
- disorders
of well-being - psychosomatics
- stress-related
diseases - chronic diseases (including those of the musculoskeletal, digestive and nervous systems)
- Overview of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures of Ayurveda medicine with focus on Maharishi Ayurveda

Assessment methods

Final exam

Teaching methods

Integrated course

Language

German

1 2
Functional Myodiagnostics und Applied Kinesiology ILV

Functional Myodiagnostics und Applied Kinesiology ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

- Basic Principles of Functional Myodiagnostics
- Basic Principles of Applied Kinesiology
- History of Functional Myodiagnostics - Applied Kinesiology
- Triad of Health: The FMD/AK as a holistic diagnostic system
- The principles of the muscle test according to Goodheart
- Possible muscle test reactions
- FMD/AK and the stress concept according to Selye
- The most important examination principles TL and Challenge with examples from the areas:
- Structure (spine, craniosacral system)
- Psyche (emotional stress, emotional neurovascular reflexes)
- Chemistry/physics (screening procedure)
- Practical training of the muscle test

Assessment methods

Teaching methods

Integrated course

Language

German

1 2
Holistic Cancer Therapy ILV

Holistic Cancer Therapy ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Holistic therapy and advice for cancer:
- Methods of conversation in health crisis
situations - Holistic cancer therapy and complementary medicine in evidence-based medicine: Assessment and differentiation of different methods according to scientific standards
- Advice for cancer patients on various holistic therapy
methods - Healing chances and quality of life of cancer patients through complementary medicine
- Combination of conventional cancer therapy with holistic methods
- Measures to promote self-healing processes in cancer diseases through holistic methods
- Active involvement of the patient in the healing process according to his or her individual situation, wishes and needs

Assessment methods

Final exam

Teaching methods

Integrated course

Language

German

1 2
Basics of scientific Work SE

Basics of scientific Work SE

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Fundamentals of scientific work

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Certificate of participation

Language

German

1 2
Homotoxicology ILV

Homotoxicology ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

General basics of Biological Regulation Medicine
- System of Basic
Regulation - Matrix
Theory of Homotoxicology
- 6-phase table
- Homeopathic Enzymes
Preparations of Biological Regulation Medicine and Homotoxicology
- Injections
- Catalysts
- Homaccords
- Suis Preparations
- Composites
- Nosodes
Practical Procedure
- Anamnesis
- Diagnosis
- Treatment Algorithms
Therapy of selected diseases:
- Recurrent infections
- M. Bechterew
- Exhaustion depression

Assessment methods

Teaching methods

Integrated course

Language

German

1 2
Homeopathy ILV

Homeopathy ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

- Definition of homeopathy
- Limits of homeopathy
- The complete local symptom with practical exercises
- Science and research
- Materia Medica: The most important homeopathic remedies
- The homeopathic anamnesis
- Prescription and potencies
- Exemplary clinical topics:
o Injuries
o Infections
o Pain
- Homeopathy in the management of acute and chronic diseases
- Live anamnesis or patient videos

Assessment methods

Teaching methods

Integrated course

Language

German

1 2
Mayr Treatment ILV

Mayr Treatment ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Basics of Mayr medicine:
-
Basics of digestive
physiology - Mokrobiom
- Fasting physiology, current evidence on autophagocytosis
- Membranes and glycocalyx, cell membrane receptors
- The Pischinger space (matrix) and its pathophysiology
- Oxygen physiology, cell respiration, mitochondrial functions
-
Carbohydrate and fat
metabolism - Exercise physiology
- Current evidence on chronic metabolic acidosis
examinations and diagnostics:
- Diagnostics and therapy according to Dr. F.X. Mayr
- humoral
diagnostics - postures
- abdominal forms
- manual examination of the abdomen
- abdominal girth and measurements
therapy:
- Therapy concept of the Mayr-Cure
- Procedure
- Indications
- Contraindications

Assessment methods

Teaching methods

Integrated course

Language

German

1 2
Neural Therapy ILV

Neural Therapy ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

- Presentation of methods, indications, contraindications
- Clinical examination procedure:
o Anamnesis
o Inspection
o Palpation
o Functional
examination - Diagnostic neural therapy: the TPI
- Basics Local Anaesthetics
- Forensics and Education
- Trigger points and myofascial chains
- Interference fields and their significance for functional diseases
- Significance of NT for individual specialties:
o General
Medicine o Orthopedics
/ Trauma Surgery o Internal Medicine
o ENT
o Gynecology / Urology
- Simple injection techniques

Assessment methods

Teaching methods

Integrated course

Language

German

1 2
Orthomolecular Medicine ILV

Orthomolecular Medicine ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

- General biochemistry in medicine
- Enzyme functions and their conditions
- Balances in the regulation of cell
functions - Need to maintain biochemical balances
- Absorption and excretion of micronutrients
- Oxidative stress, nitrosative stress, mitochondrial
function - Minerals, trace
elements - Vitamins, secondary plant
substances - Fats
- Amino
acids - Hormone
regulation - Special phytotherapy
- Micronutrient therapy for existing disease patterns, risk factors and life phases

Assessment methods

Teaching methods

Integrated course

Language

German

1 2
Osteopathy ILV

Osteopathy ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

- Definition of Osteopathy
- History of Osteopathy
- Principles of Osteopathy
o vitalistic thinking with mechanistic action
o somatic dysfunction
o nutritive principles
o coherence and understanding of the physical unity
o aspects of movement
o structure and function
o aspects of self-healing
- osteopathic models
- diagnostic findings in osteopathy
- the different forms of palpation
- clinical reasoning in osteopathy-Practice
- the concept of fasciae
- physiological and anatomical considerations
- therapy possibilities through the fasciae
- structural (parietal) osteopathy
- visceral osteopathy
- craniosacral osteopathy
- indications for osteopathy
- contraindications in osteopathy
- therapeutic approach in osteopathy ? Practice
- Legal aspects and significance of osteopathy

Assessment methods

Teaching methods

Integrated course

Language

German

1 2
Pain, Palliative Medicine and Terminal Care ILV

Pain, Palliative Medicine and Terminal Care ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Holistic therapy and consultation in palliative care:
- Recognition of causes
of pain - Treatment of acute, chronic pain
- Symptom control e.g. for:
o shortness of
breath o nausea
o vomiting
o constipation
o ulcerating wound
o anxiety
o confusion
o depression
o insomnia
- psychosocial aspects of the treatment and support of critically ill and dying patients
- overview of psychogenic symptoms, psychological reaction, psychosocial correlations
- existential and spiritual needs of patients and their relatives
- dealing with questions regarding therapy restrictions, preventive power of attorney and living will

Assessment methods

Final exam
Immanent examination

Teaching methods

Integrated course

Language

German

1 2
TCM and Acupuncture ILV

TCM and Acupuncture ILV

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

Basic Theory of TCM:
- Yin-Yang
- 5 phases
of transformation - functional circuits
- Qi, blood, bodily fluids, Shen, Jing
- Physiology and pathology of the organs from the perspective of TCM
Diagnosis in TCM:
- Tongue
diagnosis - Pulse
diagnosis - Modern Western and TCM diagnosis in comparison
General scientific principles of acupuncture:
- Proof of effectiveness
- Acupuncture analgesia
- Indications
- Localization and practical demonstration of acupuncture points
- Palpation and simple stitch technique
- Development of point programs taking into account the essential acupuncture
rules - Chinese medical therapy:
o Areas of application of Chinese medical
therapy o Differences between Chinese and local medical therapy
o Principles of Chinese medical therapy (categorization, selection according to clinical effect)
- Selected drugs and formulas for practice, e.g.B. for
o exhaustion
o collapse
o flu-like infection
o sudden hoarseness
o headache
o menstrual cramps etc.
- Structure of Chinese formulas in comparison with Western phyto-formulas

Assessment methods

Final exam

Teaching methods

Integrated course

Language

German

2 4
Tibetan Medicine ILV

Tibetan Medicine ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

- Tibetan Medicine: Present Practice, History, Developments
- Basics of Treatment in Tibetan Medicine:
o Nutrition
o Lifestyle
o Herbal
Recipes - Overview of External Treatment Methods for rlung, mkhris pa, bad kan
- Basic Terms of Traditional Tibetan Medicine:
- Historical perspectives
- Tibetan terminology
- levels of meaning of "Sowa Rigpa
" - the principle of "Tendrel
" - elements and their foundations
- the 4 Tantras (rGyud-bZhi)
- the 3 "nye pa
" - Root Tantra: models of health and illness from the perspective of Tibetan medicine; basics of diagnostics as well as symptomatology: Pulse analysis, urinalysis, tongue
analysis - Tibetan medicine as a complex holistic medical system:
o Formation of the body and basics of pathology: embryology and metaphors
o Birth and basic energetic constellations
o Anatomy including Basics of energy channels and other energetic structures
o Physiology
o Process of death
o Causes and conditions of and for illness
o Mechanisms of pathology and classifications
- specialisation:
o Nutrition and lifestyle as well as basics of treatment in Tibetan Medicine
o Case reports and connection to modern holistic medical treatment concepts
o Transfer to interdisciplinary treatment contexts

Assessment methods

Final exam

Teaching methods

Integrated course

Language

German

1 2
specialisation of Reflexology Treatment ILV

specialisation of Reflexology Treatment ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

- System of basic
regulation - Basic substance (extracellular matrix, ECM, matrix)
- Segmental regulatory complex
o Projection symptoms, reflexological signs of disease
o Kinetic chains of muscles
o Muscle meridians of acupuncture
o Fasciae
o Trigger
points o Respiration
o Movement
o Stove interference
field events o "second phenomenon
" - Diagnostics in reflex zone based therapy
o Necessity, Possibilities and limitations
o Diagnostics in general and specific
o Necessity of considering the psycho-somato-bio-social network
o Significance of anamnesis in reflex zone based therapy
o Survey, scope, elements, noteworthy information
o External
anamnesis o Constitution
o Palpation as diagnostic screening
- Therapy selection - Type, time, frequency
- Feedback
- What has to be considered in focal disturbance field therapy?
- Examples of regulatory medical procedures based on some procedures such as neural therapy, acupuncture, nutrition, exercise therapy etc. - Similarities and differences
- Practical exercises:
o anamnesis
o palpation of reflective signs of disease (projection symptoms)

Assessment methods

Language

German

1 2

Lecture SWS ECTS
Consulting Competence ILV

Consulting Competence ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

- Systemic approach in counselling
- Integrating
a salutogenic approach into counselling - Adjusting the counsellor's attitude to healthy parts of the client
- Practical exercises such as role plays in different contexts and settings in a team
- Combining contents and counselling approaches when testing the counselling situation

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Immanent examination

Teaching methods

Integrated course

Language

German

1 2
Movement Training as Therapy ILV

Movement Training as Therapy ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Teaching methods

Integrated course

Language

German

1 2
Research Question and Concept Development SE

Research Question and Concept Development SE

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

- Definition of the field of research
- Formulation of research questions for the master's thesis
- Definition of the research goal / research subject
- Decision for or against an empirical part in the master's thesis
- Definition of the research methods
- Critical reflection on possible ethical problems
- Structuring of the master's thesis
- Conceptual design of the master's thesis

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Seminar

Language

German

1 2
Holistic Dentistry ILV

Holistic Dentistry ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Overview of forms of diagnosis and therapy in holistic dentistry:
- Functional reference of the stomatognathic system: Structures in the head, mouth/jaw and neck area with their extensive interactions and mutual dependencies
- Interrelationships of the teeth to the overall organism: Recognizing
the connection between individual teeth and diseases of organs and body structures - Inspection and palpation
- Posture: Cervical spine, temporomandibular joint
- Myofunction and myofunctional therapy to improve the position of teeth and jaws
- Lymphatic system: Successfully treating
inflammatory processes in the head and neck area - Oral acupuncture and microsystems
- Practical exercises

Assessment methods

Final exam

Teaching methods

Integrated course

Language

German

1 2
Immune System and Immunotherapy ILV

Immune System and Immunotherapy ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

-Understanding of the immune system as an active, constantly learning information processing system linked to all vital systems -
Current immunological research in the field of the psycho-neuro-hormonal axis
- The immune system as a complex network with multiple functions:
o Immune defence
o Integration, organisation and tolerance behaviour of intercellular structures of the individual organ
systems o Immune modulation (immunosuppression orimmune stimulation) and their consequences for the immune system
- Environmental influences on the immune system:
o Chemical pollutants
o Pathogens: bacteria, fungi, parasites, etc.
- Blockages in the immunological regulatory and response capacity of the patient and measures to resolve
them - Role of specific vs. non-specific immune preparedness in acute and chronic diseases
- Determination of the general immune status and regulatory capacity of the organism

Assessment methods

Final exam

Teaching methods

Integrated course

Language

German

1 2
Interdisciplinary Dialogue ILV

Interdisciplinary Dialogue ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

- Interdisciplinary cooperation as an opportunity for optimal health prevention and treatment
- Optimal use of
the strength profiles of individual professional groups and personalities - Rules of patient- or client-centered communication between different health care professions
- Optimizing
interfaces in cooperation organizationally and communicatively - Joint development of solutions and treatment strategies in interprofessional teams
- Coordination, cooperation and networking of interprofessional teams
- Application of interdisciplinary dialogue in group practices, primary care centers, hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation clinics, etc.
- Structural framework for optimal interdisciplinary cooperation
- Importance of interdisciplinary cooperation for holistic therapy and salutogenesis

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Integrated course

Language

German

1 2
Journal Club SE

Journal Club SE

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Retrieval, evaluation)
o Preliminary studies (feasibility studies)
o Sampling
o Study protocol
o Formalities
- evaluation and publication:
o Concept and structure
o Preparation
o Submission
- science versus empirical knowledge
- differentiation based on levels
of evidence - findings of modern science using examples:
o Systems theory
o Quantum physics
o Biology
- finding limits: Science, para-science and different levels of scientificity compared

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Seminar

Language

German

1 2
Communication and Narrative Medicine ILV

Communication and Narrative Medicine ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

- Introduction to narrative based medicine: background, theory and practice
- communication as psychosocial interaction
- selected communication models
- communication and relationship
- communication and diagnosis
- communication and therapy
- systemic tools for helpful communication
- narrative and/or evidence based medicine - combination of two seemingly contradictory methods
- narrative medicine - what patients (don't) tell us

Assessment methods

Final exam

Teaching methods

Integrated course

Language

German

1 2
Art and music therapy ILV

Art and music therapy ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2
Psychosomatics and ILV

Psychosomatics and ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

- Fundamentals of psychosomatics
- History and research fields of psychosomatics
- The bio-psycho-social model
- Psychosomatics as relationship medicine
- Psychosomatic theories and diagnostics
- selected chapters of bio-psycho-social pathology
- Psychosomatic counselling and therapy
- Fundamentals of psychophysiology
- Psychophysiological measurement and exercise methods
- Heart rate variability and biofeedback

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Integrated course

Language

German

1 2
Psychosocial Case Study Seminars SE

Psychosocial Case Study Seminars SE

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

- Focus on the relationship between therapist and client not on the symptom(s) - Explanation of the importance of conscious and unconscious emotions on the level of the classical diagnosis
- Working with concrete "patient or client stories" from the respective professional field or personal environment of the students
- Making
relationship patterns and emotional dynamics in the team visible and thus changeable - Psychosocial case discussions as an important measure of psychohygiene for therapists, to maintain their mental and physical health despite high professional stress

Assessment methods

Final exam

Teaching methods

Seminar:
Personal, critical-reflexive and discursive examination of contents or thematic exercises in
small groups with subsequent reflection in the plenum

Language

German

1 2
Salutogenesis and Prevention ILV

Salutogenesis and Prevention ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Avoidance of so-called "diseases of civilisation" through:
- Avoidance of risk
factors - Early detection
- Lifestyle changes, e.g.:
o Nutrition
o Sport
o Sleep
o Mental well-being
- Increased health
awareness 4 levels of prevention:
- Primary prevention:
o Recognising the early signs of widespread
diseases o Education
o Information
o Timely implementation of appropriate measures to prevent
disease - Secondary
prevention o Detection of disease at an early stage in apparent health
o Timely treatment to halt or cure disease
- Tertiary prevention:
o After acute treatment or when a disease manifests itself
o Restoration of quality of life and functional capacity of the organism
- Quaternary prevention:
o Principle of "Primum non nocere" ("do no harm first")
o Avoidance of unnecessary measures, e.g.B. Incorrect interventions or overmedication
- Salutogenesis: maintenance of health and development of protective factors for maintaining a health-promoting lifestyle
- Personal health literacy of the patient or client and its development
- Salutogenesis (maintenance of health) and prevention (the prevention of illness) and their consequences for the health system and the economy

Assessment methods

Final exam

Teaching methods

Integrated course

Language

German

1 2
Scientific Work SE

Scientific Work SE

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

- Study design: Qualitative vs. quantitative research, mixed-method
- Non-experimental studies:
o important methodological approaches
o hypothesis generating vs. Hypothesis testing experimental studies
o Basics of statistics ("passive" application - understanding and evaluation of statistics)
- Study planning:
o Research question
o Literature search and analysis (search strategies, retrieval, evaluation)
o Preliminary studies (feasibility studies)
o Sampling
o Study protocol
o Formalities
- evaluation and publication:
o Concept and structure
o Preparation
o Submission
- science versus empirical knowledge
- differentiation based on levels of evidence
- findings of modern science using examples:
o Systems theory
o Quantum physics
o Biology
- finding limits Science, para-science and different levels of scientificity compared

Assessment methods

Final exam

Teaching methods

Seminar:
The
focus of the course is the personal, critical-reflexive as well as discursive examination of contents and topics.

Language

German

1 2

Focus of practice (4 ECTS of your choice*)

Lecture SWS ECTS
Elective Manual Methods 1 UE

Elective Manual Methods 1 UE

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

Indications for manual therapeutic applications:
- Diseases of the musculoskeletal system, e.g.:
o Damage to intervertebral
discs o Osteoarthritis
o Blocked joints
o Pinched nerves
o Muscle and ligament
injuries o Back
pain o Tension
- injuries and accidents, e.g.:
o Sport
injuries o Car accidents, e.g. whiplash
injury o Occupational
accidents - Headaches and jaw pains caused by problems in joints or the cervical spine
Introduction to holistic manual therapy:
- general and special fascia
theory - biomechanical concept of tensegrity - architecture
- basic system according to Pischinger
- fascia anatomy and its connections
- learning of various fascia and fluida techniques such as listening, direct and indirect techniques
- balance and hold technique
- unwinding, strain and counterstrain
- muscle energy technique according to Mitchell
visual findings and correct anamnesis as well as advice for the patient
The practical application is divided into 4 parts:
- Fascial techniques for postural integration
- Special techniques for the lower extremity
- Special techniques for the upper extremity
- Special techniques for pelvic floor, jaw joint, scar treatment, etc.

Assessment methods

Final exam

Teaching methods

Exercise:
Individual practice-oriented implementation or application of the contents taught

Language

German

2 4
Elective traditional holistic methods 1 UE

Elective traditional holistic methods 1 UE

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Language

German

2 4

Lecture SWS ECTS
Accompanying Seminar SE

Accompanying Seminar SE

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

- Support with ongoing questions regarding the research and writing process of the Master's thesis
- Presentation of the progress with subsequent feedback from students and teachers
- Feedback on the progress of work in small groups on related topics, based on a peer
review process
- Support for independent work on a topic relevant to the subject at an academic level by a supervisor

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Seminar

Language

German

1 2
Master Examination AP

Master Examination AP

0 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

0 2
Master Thesis MT

Master Thesis MT

0 SWS
20 ECTS

Lecture contents

- Independent work on a subject relevant to the subject at a scientific level
- research, if necessary data collection and/or evaluation, and writing the Master's thesis

Assessment methods

Final exam

Language

German

0 20

Focus of practice (6 ECTS of your choice*)

Lecture SWS ECTS
Elective Manual Methods 2 UE

Elective Manual Methods 2 UE

3 SWS
6 ECTS

Lecture contents

Indications for manual therapeutic applications:
- Diseases of the musculoskeletal system, e.g.:
o Damage to intervertebral
discs o Osteoarthritis
o Blocked joints
o Pinched nerves
o Muscle and ligament
injuries o Back
pain o Tension
- injuries and accidents, e.g.:
o Sport
injuries o Car accidents, e.g. whiplash
injury o Occupational
accidents - Headaches and jaw pains caused by problems in joints or the cervical spine
Introduction to holistic manual therapy:
- general and special fascia
theory - biomechanical concept of tensegrity - architecture
- basic system according to Pischinger
- fascia anatomy and its connections
- learning of various fascia and fluida techniques such as listening, direct and indirect techniques
- balance and hold technique
- unwinding, strain and counterstrain
- muscle energy technique according to Mitchell
visual findings and correct anamnesis as well as advice for the patient
The practical application is divided into 4 parts:
- Fascial techniques for postural integration
- Special techniques for the lower extremity
- Special techniques for the upper extremity
- Special techniques for pelvic floor, jaw joint, scar treatment, etc.

Assessment methods

Final exam

Language

German

3 6
Elective traditional holistic methods 2 UE

Elective traditional holistic methods 2 UE

3 SWS
6 ECTS

Language

German

3 6

Semester dates
Winter semester 2020/2021: 2nd October 2020 to 31st January 2021

Choosing Electives
Electives can only take place when enough students register for them. A selection procedure may take place if the number of interested students exceed the course limit.

Number of teaching weeks per semester with academic year 2020/21:
One block all Monday until Saturday
Five blocks all day Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Once Friday and Saturday

Language of instruction
German


Career opportunities

As a graduate you will pursue an integrative approach, depending on your health profession, in diagnosis, consulting clients or patients on possible holistic therapy approaches and methods and jointly creating treatment plans. These methods can be applied in a varied and sustainable manner already in health care and prevention. Also in this growth area, in the future you will take on a consulting and integrating function and provide a thorough overview of possible methods of treatment. You will work in a wide variety of fields:

  • Health sector
  • Social services, including nursing and care facilities
  • Medical and pharmaceutical companies
  • Education and training for health professionals
  • Staff positions and interfaces in public service
  • Relevant associations or institutions and commercial providers of holistic methods

Costs1

The program fee is determined according to the actual costs (§ 9 Section 4 FHStG). You can choose between three payment models for the tuition fee. In addition to the tuition fee, you will also have to pay the ÖH student union fee each semester.

If you decide to leave the program early, you will still have to pay the entire fee.

Variant A

This model assumes that you complete and pay for the entire course. The costs of € 13.600,- are due in full at the beginning of the course.

One time payment: € 13.600,-

(due 4 weeks before the start of the first semester of the course)

Variant B

This model offers the possibility to pay the course fee in 4 installments of € 3.570,- each. If you end the course prematurely, you must still pay the course fee in full.

Semester rate: € 3.570,-
(due 4 weeks before the start of each semester).

Total amount: € 14.280,-

Variant C

This model takes into account the possibility of being able to complete the course of study in any semester and is suitable for those who wish to keep the option of early withdrawal open.

First, second, third semester: € 4.420,- each
Fourth semester: € 2.380,-
(due 4 weeks before the start of each semester)

Total amount € 15.640,-

Admission

Admission requirements

Relevant bachelor or similar qualification from an institute of higher education with a total of 180 ECTS credits:

  • Medical Doctors
  • Dentists
  • Educated Nurses
  • Clinical Psychologists
  • Health Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Pharmacist
  • Midwifery
  • Biomedical Science
  • Dietics
  • Logopedics
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Orthoptics
  • Physiotherapy
  • Radiological Technology

              Application

              To apply you will require the following documents:

              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. 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

              The selection process consists of a selection interview, in which we would like to learn more about your motives, skills and knowledge. Any extraordinary achievements or special training will be given special consideration.


              Contact

              We are currently only available via email.

              Secretary's office

              Michaela Fucik
              Favoritenstraße 226, D.2.34
              1100 Vienna
              P: +43 1 606 68 77-4480
              F: +43 1 606 68 77-4489
              michaela.fucik@fh-campuswien.ac.at

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              Office hours during the semester
              Thu, 8.00 a.m.–4.00 p.m.
              Fri, 8.00 a.m.–2.00 p.m.


              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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