The goal of this Master's degree program is to maintain or improve the independence and quality of life of people with the aid of technical products, applications and services. Technology, health, therapy, clinical work and research interact in the transfer of basic know-how available in occupational therapy to robotics, or when deploying technical systems to analyze and support sequences of movement. You will develop products, aids, games or systems to assist in enabling ill and disadvantaged people to actively participate in everyday life.
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Application period for academic year 2022/23
10th September 2021 to 15th June 2022
tuition fee / semester:
+ ÖH premium + contribution2
1 Tuition fees for students from third countries € 727,- per semester
2 for additional study expenses (currently up to € 83,- depending on degree program and year)
You are already qualified as a technician or health professional. You are fascinated by the opportunity of deploying technology not only to be useful to people but also to provide valuable support and relief. You can see many fields of application in the healthcare sector. Here, you are looking for a Master's degree program which ideally combines both - Technology and Health Assisting Engineering - and advances you professionally. All you still need as a technician is background knowledge in medicine and health and all you need as a health professional is background knowledge of the technology involved. You enjoy communicating with and analyzing the needs of patients. The prospect of innovating from both points of view - as a developer and as a user - is one driving force behind your choice of degree program.
At FH Campus Wien we draw on the knowledge incorporated in more than 60 of our programs to compile innovative degree programs spanning the intersections between disciplines. The concept of Health Assisting Engineering is that of an interdisciplinary Master's degree program. The program merges the two growth areas of Technology and of Health and will continue to develop this interface. Our know-how is in demand already: Our Master's degree program boasts contracts from and collaborations with organizations such as the Austrian Institute of Technology, the Ovos Media GmbH and the Danish Invencon, all of whom are specifically looking for people knowledgeable in this interdisciplinary field. We also cooperate with the Technical and the Medical Universities of Vienna. Interdisciplinary projects are part of our university's research strategy. This offers you the opportunity of participating in interdisciplinary projects. You thereby contribute to the active dialog in the Scientific Community. You are in a position in practice to build on your acquired and scientifically verified know-how. Practical relevance is also guaranteed through our Campus Lecture evenings which are open to all and offer contributions by prominent experts.
Combining know-how in the fields of technology and health is increasingly important in the professional field. Training and further education programs, however, still do not satisfy the actual demand for experts by far. This has occasioned us at FH Campus Wien to combine the disciplines in our institution in a unique way. Researchers, teaching staff and practitioners from several fields of technology and health have jointly structured a new type of Master's degree program. External research facilities, companies, professional associations and patient representatives contributed valuable input to develop a curriculum that is based on needs and state-of-the-art.
The Master's degree program includes current topics such as international trends and visions such as "Smart homes" and "Ambient assisted living". You will create benchmarks for future developments and applications. We are, for instance, working with Ovos Media on a Serious Game for the elderly, which will be used for the prevention and therapy of dementia: "Lebensnetz" is an Android computer game played on a tablet, the theme being the story of the life of the elderly. The game serves to rehash the story of your life. What is special here is that you as a technician or health expert, maybe as an occupational therapist, physiotherapist or health worker and nurse will, jointly with others, develop optimal solutions during your training.
Lector: Dr. Christian Steineder
- Number ranges incl. complex numbers - Basics of mathematical functions, especially real functions - Discussion of important elementary real functions, i.e., polynomials, rational functions, angle functions, exponential function, logarithm - Limit of functions and continuity - Differential calculus - Applications of differential calculus - extreme values and Taylor polynomials - Indefinite and definite integral - Basics of differential equations
Continuous assessment Final exam, collaboration, term paper.
Lecture, joint development of illustrative examples, discussion.
Lector: Dr. Christopher Hanzl, BEd MA
- Basics of knowledge management - Techniques, methods and tools of knowledge management - Applied knowledge management in interdisciplinary projects
Continuous assessment Formative Assessment. Peer-feedback supported evaluation of the learning outcomes achieved in the online course (40% of the final grade) - Preparation and presentation of a collaborative interdisciplinary case study in the form of a seminar paper (60% of the final grade) - Multi-perspective assessment using 360-degree feedback (course leader, peers, self-assessment phases).
Concept: The course is structured according to the didactic concept of blended learning (obligatory online phase => work assignments before, during and after the classroom sessions in individual and/or group work). The tasks of the online phase follow a spiral curricular approach as well as problem-based principles. Methods: Online phase: self-directed learning - peer feedback - learning tandems - eLectures. Presentations: Lecture, group puzzle as well as transfer methods such as Think/Pair/Share as well as presentations from the learning outcomes of the online phase.
Lector: Ao.Univ.Prof. i.R. Dr. Wolfgang Zagler
- Introduction to different types of aids - Basics of communication - Disabilities and solutions for their improvement- Sensory organs - Motor functions - Language and intellect - Age-related changes - Human-machine interfaces for disabled and elderly people - Technical aids for everyday life
Final exam Final written examination
Lector: Dipl.Ing. Georg Edelmayer
- Introduction: diversity, disability, accessibility, universal design, assistive technology. - Relevant laws and guidelines: Human rights, BGstG, UN Convention on Human Rights; ÖNORM B1600, WCAG 2.1 with examples. - Accessible environmental design: guidelines, examples - Accessible internet/accessible documents: guidelines, tools, checktools, examples
Lecture, practical exercises
Lector: Dr. Harald Jagos, Lena Rettinger, MSc, FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Mag. Dr.techn. Franz Werner
- Introduction to the research field of Health Assisting Engineering - Introduction to the concept of quality of life, as well as to possibilities of supporting quality of life by means of technical aids - Current developments in the research field and in the environment of the study program Health Assisting Engineering - Overview of the current state of R&D in the field of health technologies- Focus on assistive robotics, categories, areas of application, possible benefits, challenges in R&D - Focus on wearable electronics for gait and movement analysis and for controlling physical activity levels; application areas, challenges and testing in practice; - Current project and product examples
Lecture, group work
Lector: Assoz.-Prof. DDr. Mag Kyriaki Papantoniou
- Introduction to basic concepts of epidemiology - Milestones of the historical development - Prevention and health promotion - Demography - Epidemiological measures of disease incidence - Descriptive epidemiology - Analytical epidemiology - Evidence of causal relationships, bias, confounders - Experimental epidemiology - Early detection screening
Lector: Lena Rettinger, MSc
Classification and description possibilities of - Functional impairment and functional capacity (e.g. WHO ICF) - Medical diagnoses (e.g. WHO ICD) - Medical and therapeutic interventions (e.g. WHO ICHI) - Assistive devices (ISO 9999) - Quality of life - Care needs
Continuous assessment Immanent performance assessment through group work and presentations
Lecture, group work, case studies, discussions, final presentation
Lector: Priv. Doz. Dr. Monika Schoels, MSc.
- General infectious diseases and epidemiology - Special infectious diseases; microbiology & infectious diseases - Hospital and extramural hygiene - Disinfection and sterilization - Care in infectious diseases - Handling of materials for microbiological examinations - Immunology - Vaccination - Environmental hygiene
Final exam written final examination
Lector: Roman Weigl, MHlthSc
- Foundations and theories of occupation/occupation/participation, history of occupation-related models & theories, paradigm shifts, models and instruments for the analysis of occupational competence incl. model development - Occupational science and research of agency in international comparison - Development of people's ability to act in the individual phases of life
Lecture, group work, individual work, presentation, practical exercises (individual, small group, plenary)
Lector: Omer Matthijs, ScD
Palpation of the superficial palpable anatomy of those structures that are important for the creation of EMG leads and marking of relevant landmarks for the observation of locomotion.
Final exam Practical examination
Practical lessons, practicing palpation on fellow students
Lector: Uwe Yacine Schwarze, MSc
- Human physiology and biology. - Morphology and functionality of the active and passive musculoskeletal system. - Anatomy of the thorax, abdomen and pelvis, morphology and topology of the organs of the cardiovascular, respiratory, urogenital and digestive systems in overview. - Overview of the arrangement and nomenclature of the sections of the central nervous system (CNS) and their function. - Functional circuits (nervous system, vascular system, respiratory system, digestive system, endocrine system), - Understanding of basic physiological mechanisms- Cell physiology, compartments, transport, resting membrane potential and action potential, sensors and synapses, sensitivity and pain, voluntary motor activity and balance, muscle physiology, connective tissue physiology, thermoregulation, autonomic nervous system, basics of hormonal information processing, energy balance
Final exam oral examination
Lecture; Partial group discussion and one unit practical exercise
- Causes, pathophysiology and course of selected diseases and disabilities (e.g. neurology, psychiatry, pediatrics, internal medicine, and traumatology), which typically cause a restriction of the ability to act or move. - Epidemiological and clinical disease concepts - Effects of selected clinical pictures on the ability to act and on the participation of people in the individual phases of life, diseases in the context of ability to act/person/environment
Continuous assessment written work Participation in practical exercises and individual & group work
Lecture, group work, individual work, presentation, practical exercises (individual, small group, plenary) with the help of clinical case materials.
Lector: Sebastian Durstberger, MSc, Carissa Klupper, BSc MHPE
- Basics of kinematics: nomenclature of orientation to the individual, as well as movements around axes and planes; position-related and action-related activity of the musculature, balance reactions, continuing movements, basics of movement analysis. - Fundamentals of Biomechanics: Fundamentals of kinetics, dynamics and statics and their application in biomechanical motion analysis; elementary mechanical loading cases including their calculation, load-dependent behavior of biological tissues including injury patterns. - Motor learning: Physiological and anatomical basics of movement execution and control; explanation of terms, learning phases and steps, factors influencing learning and evidence-based recommendations for motor learning.
Continuous assessment Written seminar paper and written examination
Frontal teaching with individual and group exercises, as well as a work assignment with feedback
Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Jürgen Falb
The course offers an overview of the topics of computer science and explains the corresponding basic concepts. Specifically, the following topics are addressed: - Information and information representation, structure and functioning of a computer, structured and object-oriented programming, algorithms, operating systems and databases. - The main objective is to acquire an analytical way of thinking and the ability to structure problems and processes and to recognise their interrelationships.
Final exam Seminar paper
The course consists of lecture parts with interactive examples in the group as well as group and project work.
Lector: Eveline Prochaska, BSc MSc, DI Gerald Renner
Electronic components: - Fundamentals (electric current, basic concepts, Ohm's law, circuits). - Components (resistors, capacitive and inductive components) - Semiconductors (basics and important components) Digital technology: - Number Systems - Boolean algebra, applications of logical functions, building blocks, logical circuits with memory elements - Switching units, control units, arithmetic units Information representation in the computer
Continuous assessment Collaboration, ongoing exercises (also in distance learning) and final examination
Lecture with exercises
Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Manuel Koschuch, Bakk.techn., Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Michael Urbanek, BA BSc MSc, FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Mag. Dr.techn. Franz Werner
- Technical communications, communication methods, communication patterns - Basics of IT security and encryption - Basic functioning of the Internet, - Structure of packets, functions and services within the OSI layers (Ethernet, TCP, UDP) - Network components and devices - Network topologies - Overview of communication in the field of smart home and Internet of Things. Lab exercises on: - Network simulation, - network design and maintenance, - Networks in the Smart-Home area - IT security in networks
Continuous assessment Exercise hand-ins on an individual basis Lab protocols as hand in Final written examination
Lecture and interactive discussion Lab exercises Home exercises
Lector: FH-Prof. DI Gerhard Engelmann, FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Markus Wellenzohn
- Physical fundamentals of force, energy and power - Different electromechanical sensor principles for measuring non-electrical quantities (pressure, temperature, etc.) - Measures to compensate for disturbing influences such as non-linearities or temperature dependencies. - Actuators: stepper motors, relays, DC motors, pneumatics, hydraulics, valves
Lecture. Parts of the material are to be acquired by the students independently in the form of e-learning.
Lector: Dipl.-Päd. Mag.a Erna Schönthaler
- Assessment procedures and instruments in movement and action science - Quality criteria of assessments and their calculation methods - COSMIN checklist for the assessment of studies and reviews on quality criteria - Possibilities of cross-cultural adaptation - Discussion: Linking outcome parameters and ICF (function, activity, participation, environment). - Reflection and exchange of the assessments used in practice and the outcome parameters collected.
Continuous assessment Immanent performance review (description of an assessment by means of a given form and the COSMIN checklist; presentation and exchange in small groups)
Lecture Exchange in small groups Presentations in small groups
Lector: Mag. pharm. Dr. rer. nat. Michael Alexander Demel, MSc
- Introduction to Clinical Research - Clinical Research Ethics - Clinical Study Protocol (Study Objectives, Study Hypothesis, Structure/Content, Templates, Amendments, IRB/IEC Submission and Approval) - Basics of Clinical Trial Design (Population, Intervention, Control, Outcome (PICO)) - Implementing PICO into the Study Protocol (Inc./Exc. Crit, Intervention, Types of Control Groups, Outcome parameters (prim./sec., hard/soft, clinical/surrogate, Time-to-Event Data) ) - Clinical Trial Statistics (Measures of Central Tendency/Spread, Risk/Risk Factor, RR, OR, Hazard Ratio, Hypothesis Testing, Confidence Interval + Interpretation, Sample Size Calculation) - Clinical Study Designs I (Observational/interventional, prospective/retrospective, Legal Classification: drugs/devices, Hierarchy of Clinical Evidence, Problems: Bias, Confounding) - Clinical Study Designs II (Observational Studies: Cross-Sectional, Case-Control, Cohort Study ) - Clinical Study Designs III (RCTS, Randomization, Blinding, RCT-Modifications (cross-over, add-on, group sequential design) ) - Missing Data & Drop-Outs (Problems, Causes of Missing Data, Dealing with Missing Data (LOCF, BOCF) ) - Critical Appraisal of Clinical Research Papers (Quality Assessment, STROBE/CONSORT Statement) - Meta-Analysis (Efficacy/Effectiveness, weighted summary, Forest-, Funnel-, L'Abbe-plot, Mantel-Hanszel Procedure, PRISMA Statement)
Lecture with exercises and group discussions
Lector: FH-Prof. Mag. Dr.rer.nat. Peter Putz, Dr. Marjo Rauhala
- Ethical aspects of technical action - Ethical dilemmas - Ethical questions regarding research on humans - Legal framework, e.g. ethics committee - International framework conditions, e.g. with regard to the publication of study results - Model for the ethical evaluation of socio-technical arrangements (MEESTAR) Research ethics in connection with technical arrangements
Continuous assessment Collaboration, presentations
Scenario Method Lecture Discussions Group work
Lector: Carina Ball, BSc MSc, Barbara Chaloupek, MAS, Andreas Huber, MSc, Rupert Kluhs-Preißler, BSc., Ing. Harald Lepuschitz, BSc MSc, Ines Nechi, BSc MSc, Ing. Kevin Pajestka, FH-Prof. DI Jörg Pogatscher, Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Franz Pühretmair, Mag. Markus Raffer, Philipp Steininger, Akad. BM, Dennis Veit, FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Mag. Dr.techn. Franz Werner
Excursions to companies/organisations from the fields of therapy, diagnostics and technology Reflection on product developments and (research) projects in the subject area Participation in a congress in the field and linking theory and practice
Excursion to companies, research facilities, other institutions or congresses related to the field of Health Assisting Engineering.
Lector: FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Mag. Dr.techn. Franz Werner
- Formulation of a research question (operationalisation, formulation of objectives) - Selection of a master thesis topic - Analysis of research methodological approaches (instruments) - Guidelines of the course of studies on master thesis topics and the procedure of submission, processing, supervision and assessment - Preparation of an exposé - Discussion of the topics proposed by the students for their Master's theses
Lecture, group discussions and individual consultation
Lector: Andreas Jocham, MSc
- Motor control of human movement - Processes controlling the preparation and regulation of movement - Pathoanatomy of the musculoskeletal system - Degrees of freedom problems and their theoretical solutions - Principles of dynamic systems involved in movement coordination - Movement constraints (active and passive) - Factors influencing the processing of information and preparation for movement - The role of sensory systems and vision in the perception and execution of a movement - Rational considerations for scientific investigations, and the link between theory and experimentation
Continuous assessment Cooperation and presentation
Group work in the sense of problem-oriented learning in interdisciplinary mixed groups.
Lector: Dr. Loredana Viola
- Innovations- Definition, types, meaning, sources, obstacles - The innovation management process (phases and tools) - Creativity in idea generation and problem solving- Creative techniques: Methods and tools - Importance of the team in creative processes - Conjoint analysis - design thinking - Quality Function Deployment
Continuous assessment 70 % Group work 30 % Collaboration/ Individual work
Lecture with activating methods and group exercises.
Lector: FH-Prof. DI Christian Halter, FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Herbert Paulis
- Practical realisation of a sub-area of an electronic device and/or overall device concept. - Getting to know the procedure for creating/fixing and maintaining functional and device requirements, - Consideration of the requirements regarding interference immunity, magnetic compatibility and electrostatic charging (EMC, ESD), - Consideration of the special requirements for devices in the medical sector - In small groups, device concepts are developed and also partially realized - thus the students are taught the structured procedure by means of a practical exercise.
Continuous assessment 50% specifications 30% presentations 20% Completeness of 2-week reports
Lecture and practical group work
Lector: Florian Güldenpfennig, FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Mag. Dr.techn. Franz Werner
Digital and analog inputs and outputs, ADC Communication via bus systems (UART, SPI, I2C) Interrupts and timers on the microcontroller Memory systems on the microcontroller Sensors and actuators for microcontrollers Programming with Arduino and Processing Creating software functions to read sensors and control actuators, Using communication interfaces to exchange data with applications and apps.
Continuous assessment Individual exercises, group project, Written final exam
Lecture with accompanying exercises in distance learning and a project assignment
Lector: Carina Hauser, Bakk.rer.soc.oec. M.A., Mag.a Andrea Kerschbaumer, BSc MSc, Univ.-Prof.in Mag.a Dr.in Tanja Stamm, PhD MSc MBA, FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Mag. Dr.techn. Franz Werner
- Philosophy of science, research paradigms with regard to qualitative and quantitative research - Qualitative and quantitative epistemology - Developing a research question - Differences and similarities of different qualitative methods - Introduction to epistemology - Qualitative data collection (interviews, focus groups, participant observation, etc.) - Use of qualitative methods for eliciting needs, contexts of use and other framework conditions as well as for evaluation in the context of product development processes - Qualitative data analysis methods - Practical project with users for needs assessment
Continuous assessment Handing in the individual exercises Participation in the interactive elements Evaluation of the seminar paper
Interactive lecture with exercises, seminar work as group project
Lector: Mag. Gerald Röhrling
- Descriptive statistics (concept of frequency, measures of location, measures of dispersion, graphical representation methods of discrete and continuous characteristics, properties of special distributions, in particular the normal distribution, (rank) correlation). - Inductive statistics (parametric and non-parametric methods for independent and dependent samples, more complex variance-analytical methods such as two-factor analysis of variance or repeated measures on one factor (mixed anova)) - Multivariate methods (multiple regression analysis, logistic regression, reliability analysis) - Use and practice of statistical and analysis software (SPSS)
Continuous assessment Work assignments (independent analyses with SPSS including interpretation of the results)
Lecture, practical performance of analyses directly on the computer (with the help of SPSS), joint interpretation of the results. Special emphasis is placed on interactivity in class
Lector: FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Herbert Paulis
- Introduction to the basic concepts and relevant methods for the development of customer requirements for a new product (i.e. a specification sheet as a problem description, including the essential performance data, the legal, market-determined and company-internal framework conditions as well as the price points to be aimed for). - Its implementation in technical product specifications and in a requirement specification, which serves as a concrete guideline for the realization of the project even in a changing environment, will be elaborated. Practical examples are used to develop the implementation of the specified requirements in system designs.
Lector: Mag. Michael Bechinie
Overview - Usability / user experience, user-centred design / co-design, differentiation and delimitation of concepts and terms - Design of user interfaces and interactions with health technologies, interface design and principles of interaction design - User interface patterns and standards - Presentation and visualization of information - Presentation and application of tools for designing mock-ups (wireframes, software mock-ups) Planned program - Topic introduction and conceptual basics- Why Humen Centred Design (HCD) - Localization of the field - Raising awareness - Literature, Professional Organizations - Conceptual delimitations, definitions, criteria, standards - Basics of human-centered design and development- Phases of the HCD process - Focus: "Design - Designing design solutions". - Methods, role of UX in projects - Design basics- Psychology of perception - Paradigms, principles, patterns, standards - Prototyping- Different approaches, types - Tools
Continuous assessment Evaluation of individual and group submissions and final presentation
- Interactive lecture with exercises on design tasks in individual and group settings. - Slides on content topics - Videos - Examples from practice - Small (interactive) exercises within the blocks - Quiz game at the end of each block
Clarification of terms, development of a clinical question, scientific literature search in databases, critical reading and evaluation of scientific articles, basics of quantitative and qualitative research and clinical studies.
Lecture, group work, individual work, practical exercises
Lector: Mag.a Dr.in Ulrike Bechtold
- History of Technology Assessment - Goals and role of technology assessment - Terminology of technology assessment - Methods of technology assessment - Presentation of case studies in the context of the use of health technologies - Specific challenges and potentials of health technologies from the perspective of technology assessment
Lecture, group work, presentation, practical exercises (individual, small group, plenary).
Lector: Mag.(FH) Johannes Naimer-Stach, MES
Innovation management under consideration of technology management Entrepreneurship/Intrapreneurship Basics of product management, business model, product life cycle Basics of Marketing Health Economics Basics of Business Plan
Lecture Discussion Problem-based learning Group work Peer feedback
Lector: FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Herbert Paulis, Hubert Wimmer, MSc
Realization of a health technology. In the form of group work, the students realise the product defined and analysed in a previous LVA (Conception of medical-technical devices, 2nd semester) as a prototype. The basic principles of project and product management are applied. The realization takes place mainly in the form of independent work via distance learning.
Lecture, project work in groups
Lector: Mag. René-Johan Bogendorfer, Mag. iur. Matthias Kudweis, Mag. Dr. Dr. Engelbert Mach, PhD.
- Civil law regarding liability, product liability law - Strategies for the protection of intellectual property - ISO standards - Labour law - Medical Devices Act (MPG) - Medical law, professional laws for health care professions
Lecture and interactive discussion
Lector: Mag. Dr. Claudia Oppenauer, Dipl.-Ing. Josef Prommegger, MBA
Funding environments and applications - National and EU-wide funding environments (tenders and public contracts) - Procedure for the evaluation of tenders and public contracts - Basics of the award procedure - Legal framework - Awarding and monitoring of funding - Building blocks and success factors for writing applications - Practical exercises for writing applications Project management as a basis for planning and implementing the project applied for - Project management basics: project concept / project types / PM tasks / project phases - Project start phase: project environment analysis / project definition / project organisation - Project planning: planning variables / work breakdown structure / scheduling / resource planning - Project execution phase: project planning / change management and project controlling - Project completion phase - Outlook Advanced topics: Planning methods and planning tools
Teamwork, impulse lectures, practical exercises, reflection and feedback rounds PM part: Lecture / Powerpoint presentation / Flipchart / PM Tools
Lector: Ing. Dr. Andreas Kranzl, FH-Prof. Klaus Widhalm, MSc
- Biomechanical movement analysis methods relevant in the clinical setting - Measuring instruments for movement analysis, instruments for recording kinematic, kinetic and electromyographic parameters - Instructions for carrying out measurements, as well as basic requirements for various measurement methods, working out questions, recording and evaluating data in the movement laboratory
Final exam Written examination
Theoretical presentation of analysis methods, self-testing of individual measuring instruments and their application, practical evaluation of small projects.
- Critical examination of current topics and journal publications - Practical application of previously acquired knowledge of research methodology - terms from research methodology - Critical examination of conclusions and interpretations within publications - Presentation and discussion of the results of a literature review
Continuous assessment Written work Participation in practical exercises and individual & group work
Lecture, group work, presentation, practical exercises (individual, small group, plenary)
- Critical analysis of current research topics and journal publications - Knowledge of the research process (quantitative & qualitative, mixed-method) - Terms from research methodology (e.g. levels of abstraction, conceptualization and operationalization, levels and scales of measurement, ...) - Ethical aspects of research projects - Critical examination of conclusions and interpretations within publications - Presentation and discussion of the results of a literature review
Continuous assessment Written work, participation in practical exercises and individual & group work
Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Dieter Hayn, MBA, Lena Rettinger, MSc
Presentation and discussion of current technological trends in healthcare. Critical examination of current research topics and journal publications. Big Data in healthcare and possible applications of artificial intelligence (for example Deep Learning, Machine Learning) in the field of healthcare technologies will be presented and discussed. Telerehabilitation. Theoretical foundations of telerehabilitation, areas of use and application, target groups, societal benefits and goals of the use of telerehabilitation, current state of research and available evidence, state of the art, current systems in use in studies and in the product area.
Interactive lecture with exercises on the specific focal points
Students can only complete this subject by completing a thematically suitable subject outside the programme curriculum and by having their knowledge recognised by the programme management, which creates the possibility of free subjects and makes the curriculum more flexible. The contents are thus dependent on the chosen subject and the focus thus created.
Final exam depending on the chosen focus
Depending on the selected focus setting.
Students can only complete this subject by completing a thematically suitable subject outside the programme curriculum and by having their knowledge recognised by the programme management, which creates the possibility of free subjects and makes the curriculum more flexible. The contents are thus dependent on the chosen subject and the intended focus.
Final exam Depending on the selected focus setting.
depending on the chosen focus
Students are given an insight into the basics of health systems and how these systems affect the provision of health and rehabilitation services (care models). Relevant parameters on the basis of which health systems can be compared are presented and analysed and compared for some countries as examples. > International comparison of health care systems incl. quality indicators International comparison with regard to financing systems and financial volume in the health and social sector > Independent analysis of the health care systems of two different countries in comparison
Input presentation, individual work, discussion in the group
- Use of IT in the company with practical case studies - Introduction to IT controlling concepts and their implementation with the help of strategic IT controlling tools such as IT balanced score card analyses, IT earned value analyses, life cycle related IT cost accounting. - Furthermore, the different approaches for determining the costs of IT services are taught, such as target costing for IT products, activity-based costing for IT products, contribution margin accounting for IT services and products.
Lecture with subject areas to be worked out by the students themselves in distance learning elements
- Structure of mobile apps on iOS and Android - Introduction to Android Studio and Java Basics - App development and deployment process - Basic Building Blocks in Android:- Activities and Fragments - Services - Broadcast Receivers & Content Providers - User Interface Components - Intents and Intent Filters - Basic UI Design and Layout Creation - Android Manifest, Resources and Assets - Navigation in Apps:- Activities - Interaction with Intents - Fragments and their interaction - Menus and Tabs - Management of User Preferences - Google Fit - Implementation of simple apps incl. testing and debugging: Static Info App, Fitness Data App
Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Herwig Dötsch
> Basics of modeling > Basics of simulation (with Matlab/Simulink) Differential equations The following focal points are worked out on the basis of concrete problems: - Methodology and systematics of model determination and model handling - Behaviour of technical systems (linear and non-linear) - Evaluation of technical systems before the availability of a real prototype - Proof of function with the help of simulations > areas: - Mechanics - hydrodynamics - thermodynamics - Biomedicine (spread of diseases) - Economics (tax reduction -> impact) - Ecology (climate models,...) Matlab/Simulink is used as simulation tool.
Final exam in writing
Seminar, lecture, blackboard sketches and drawings, detailed exercise examples
- Foundations and theories of activity/occupation/participation - Philosophy of Science - Occupational Science and Research in Occupational Therapy - The relationship between person(s)-environment(s)-occupation - Conceptualization of Occupations - Terminology - Occupations and their relationship to Health & Well-Being - Case studies, current research presentations
Lector: Dr.in scient. med. Agnes Sturma, BSc MSc
- Etiology and epidemiology of amputations and congenital malformations - Influence of amputation or malformation on function, psychological and social well-being - Care options after amputation of the upper extremity - Treatment options after amputation of the lower extremity - Therapeutic approaches in prosthetics - Critical discussion of current topics in prosthetics (TMR, osseointegration, implanted technologies,...) - Discussion of technologies for human-machine interfaces in an extended context (e.g. on the basis of exoskeletons)
Lecture with activating methods, practical testing, case studies
Lector: Dorothee Köstlin
- Central concepts of consulting - Counselling functions and roles - Theories and models of counselling - Selected counselling methods - Counselling level I: Individual (communication, conflict, coaching) - Consulting level II: Group (development phases, team processes, roles and positions, moderation) - Consulting level III: Organization (organizational development and change management, organizational structures, organizational culture, organizational learning) - Self-reflection as a basis for consulting activities (personality, career)
Continuous assessment written examination (60%) presentations (40%)
- Lecture - Group work - case studies - Simulation
Lector: Dr. Herbert Gruner, Mag. Martin Salvenmoser
Reflection on basic communication theories (Schulz von Thun, Hall, Watzlawick, Rogers, Berne) Cooperative communication Conversation techniques and situations: Informational or clarifying conversation Helping conversation Conflict talk Critical discussion Feedback talks Presentation and lecture
Continuous assessment Attendance, participation, work assignments and feedback of the presentations
Lecture, group work, role play with video analysis, presentation
Lector: Ing. Philipp Neurohr, BSc, MSc
- Current state of knowledge & research on e-counseling. - Definition and scientific basis - Electronic media (software variants) to support counselling communication, the counselling process, interventions, the transfer of information and knowledge, and the evaluation of counselling services. - Methods of eCounseling and their applications - Practical part - personal experience
Continuous assessment Immanent performance assessment consisting of the following four sub-performances: 1st test on block 1 "Benefits and challenges in health data exchange". 2nd test on block 2 "Use of e-counseling in different areas and regions". 3. test on block 3 "Technical and legal challenges of e-counseling and teletherapy". 4. submission of a group paper "Project documents for the planned financing of an e-counseling or teletherapy solution".
Lecture, group discussion, teamwork, case studies
Independent preparation for the Master's examination, consisting of the examination parts: - Presentation of the Master's thesis - Justification of the thesis - Examination discussion on cross connections of the topic of the Master's thesis to the relevant subjects of the curriculum Examination discussion about other study-relevant contents
Final exam Commissioned Master's examination
Independent work on the topic with individual feedback within the framework of the Master's thesis supervision.
Writing the Master's thesis
Final exam Master exam
Lector: Carina Hauser, Bakk.rer.soc.oec. M.A., Mag.a Andrea Kerschbaumer, BSc MSc, Lena Rettinger, MSc, Dr.in scient. med. Agnes Sturma, BSc MSc, FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Mag. Dr.techn. Franz Werner
- Presentation of individual sections or the status of the Master's thesis - Data collection and analysis - Advice on further work - Critical discussion and reflection of one's own work and that of others as well as defence of one's own research approach - Scientific theoretical approaches
Continuous assessment Active participation in tasks
Individual feedback, presentations, working on case studies, discussions in small groups and in plenary, reflection on own work
Number of teaching weeks5 per semester; six to seven blocks per term, each whole-time from Wednesday to Saturday
This degree program will, as one of few trained experts, position you at the intersection of technology and health. You will support people in their daily life with the aid of technology-assisted diagnosis and therapy systems. You will also learn to apply systems to structure environments to enable disadvantaged people such as the elderly or people with dementia to remain active in their personal environment and also in public. Knowledge of Information Technology and Electronics combined with knowledge on Health Assisting Engineering leads to results oriented exclusively towards the needs of the user. Based on this special focus, the Master's degree program opens up numerous career opportunities such as product developer or manager, consultant, trainer, degree program compiler or coordinator, project manager or scientist, advanced clinical practitioner or hardware/software developer.
Regulation for the admission of third country citizens (PDF 322 KB)
Information for applicants with non-Austrian (school) certificates (PDF 145 KB)
To apply you will require the following documents:
Please note It is not possible to save incomplete online applications. Your application must be completed 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 e-mail, mail or in person by no later than the start of the degree program.
Equivalence is determined by international agreements, validation or in individual cases a decision by the head of the academic section.
The admission procedure takes place in the form of a written admission test and a personal interview with the head of the degree program (duration approx. 20 minutes). You will receive your appointments for this interview after consultation with the secretary's office. Alternative individual appointments can only be made by e-mail.
If you have any questions regarding accessibility or if you have a specific need in the admission procedure due to an impairment, please contact Ursula Weilenmann for organizational reasons as early as possible at email@example.com.
Since we try to take into account individual needs due to disabilities when conducting the written admission test, we ask you to indicate in your online application to Weilenmann in which form you require support.
Your contact person in the department Gender & Diversity ManagementMag.a Ursula Weilenmannbarrierefrei@fh-campuswien.ac.athttp://www.fh-campuswien.ac.at/barrierefrei
First semester students in technical or structural engineering degree programs have the opportunity of attending special refresher and preparatory courses pertinent to their degree program in subjects such as mathematics, physics, English, electronics, C programming etc. This will facilitate entry into the FH degree program and ensure your success in important degree program subjects.
Dates and registration
Experience shows that many questions arise during the application phase and the start of the degree program. We therefore propose that interested persons and applicants should network with higher semester students in the same degree program as theirs. Personal and individual contact with your buddy should facilitate your entry into the degree program.
To the Buddy network
Head of Degree Program Health Assisting Engineering T: +43 1 606 68 firstname.lastname@example.org
Academic Staff, Head of Works Council
Competence Centre for IT-Security, Academic Staff
Academic Staff, Stadt Wien Endowed Professorship for Healthcare Engineering
Occupational Therapist, Academic Staff
Head of Degree Program Health Assisting Engineering
Physiotherapist, Academic Staff
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