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Midwifery

Bachelor, full-time

Overview

Every pregnancy is unique. Much is based on science and technology, but what matters most is the personal care that is offered by midwives. They accompany women and families during pregnancy, childbirth, the postpartum period and the breastfeeding period. The midwife monitors and provides advice regarding care, nutrition, hygiene and checkups. They detect the first signs when something is not as it should be. In this degree program you will be trained to practice clinical midwifery as well as the increasingly important field of health counseling.

Contact us

Contact us!

Sylvia Schnaitt
Favoritenstraße 226, D.2.11
1100 Wien
T: +43 1 606 68 77-4405
F: +43 1 606 68 77-4409
hebammen@fh-campuswien.ac.at

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

Duration of course
6 Semester
Final degree
Bachelor of Science in Health Studies (BSc)
incl. professional qualifications
30Study places
180ECTS
Organisational form
full-time

Application period for academic year 2020/21

13th January 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 want to courageously, joyfully and without fear of contact accompany and support the birth of a child. In addition, you are interested in everything that goes on inside the body to bring a healthy child into the world. In this extraordinary process you benefit from your above-average empathy, ability to work well under pressure and strong sense of responsibility. Medicine and science are the most important foundations for you. In addition, you see the profession of midwifery as one that contributes to providing health counseling and health promotion for parents, families and society as a whole.

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. You will benefit from the state-of-the-art infrastructure of our attractive main campus. One of the function rooms is set up like a delivery room, equipped with a birthing stool and hospital bed that can be converted into a gynecological chair. An incubator is also available for practicing. Equally important is the professional community. You will have the opportunity create a strong interdisciplinary network across all the health sectors. There is great potential in research projects at the intersection of health and technology. Practical relevance is also guaranteed at our Campus Lecture evenings, which are open to all and feature contributions from prominent experts.

What makes this degree program special

In the degree program you will learn everything about childbirth. In addition, the degree program will provide you with sound scientific theory and practical experience in extensive internships to optimally prepare you to counsel women, couples and families from every social layer in preparation for a birth, after a birth or in family planning. In addition to these comprehensive responsibilities, the trend is moving towards more and more women giving birth later and having fewer children. These women therefore experience the birth very consciously and are increasingly asking for a personal midwife to accompany them through the entire process. This increases the opportunities to work independently and thus take advantage of the diversity of midwifery. Child birth is only part of your profession. In the free practice you will accompany pregnant women and their families through the entire pregnancy. This gives you the time to build a relationship of trust and involve the social environment from the beginning. Many midwives offer additional services on topics such as acupuncture, counseling for breastfeeding, pelvic floor training or nutrition counseling in the first year of life.


What you will learn in the degree program

The degree program combines relevant practical knowledge of midwifery with medical and social sciences. Methodological, personal development and legal topics will round out your education.

  • You will learn the theoretical and practical basics in the areas of gynecology, pediatrics, neonatology, embryology, physiology, anatomy, pathology, biology and reproduction.
  • In the subjects "midwife knowledge" and "extra- and intramural midwife work" you will learn everything about hygiene, obstetrics, postpartum and baby care, breastfeeding guidance and handling premature and newborn babies.
  • Your practical training will be supplemented with the fundamentals of psychology, education, professional ethics, communication, introduction to scientific working, law and economics
  • Furthermore, you will acquire extensive practical experience in 50 weeks of internships.

Curriculum

Lecture SWS ECTS
General Pathology VO

General Pathology VO

2 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German

2 3
Anatomy VO

Anatomy VO

2 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German

2 3
Care and Nursing During Puerperium ILV

Care and Nursing During Puerperium ILV

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

2 2
Human Development until Childbirth VO

Human Development until Childbirth VO

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Physiological Needs of the Newborn ILV

Physiological Needs of the Newborn ILV

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

2 2
Introduction to Scientific Working ILV

Introduction to Scientific Working ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2
Introduction to Technical English ILV

Introduction to Technical English ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Basics: revision of grammatical structures/functional language in context and when relevant, developing general and specialist terminology
Speaking: role plays and student-centred speaking activities
Writing: summarising specialist texts, note-taking
Reading/listening: specialist texts

Assessment methods

Final exam
Final written examination (90%); class participation/homework (10%)

Final grade:
1/very good91-100%
2/good81-90%
3/satisfactory71-80%
4/sufficient61-70%
5/fail <60%

Teaching methods

Learning outcomes/Course objectives
By the end of the course, students will be able to
- ask questions about the mother's medical and past obstetrical history.
- answer general questions to do with pregnancy.
- explain which tests need to be done.
- deal with common complaints during pregnancy.
- give advice on nutrition during pregnancy.
- give instructions on how to do various prenatal exercises.

Language

English

1 1
Health Promotion and Health Models ILV

Health Promotion and Health Models ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2
Basics of Ceneral Care and Nursing ILV

Basics of Ceneral Care and Nursing ILV

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

2 2
Midwife's Role SE

Midwife's Role SE

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Hygiene and Microbiology VO

Hygiene and Microbiology VO

3 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German

3 3
Communication ILV

Communication ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Contents
Operations and levels of verbal and nonverbal communication, communication module after Schultz von Thun, usage of the constructive feedback and feedback methodology, way of conversing and to avoid using critical idiomatic expressions and killer phrases.
Communication exercises: map, reflection of personal experiences in different outdoor communication exercises, teambuilding.
Objectives of the Course
The students know about the operations of verbal and nonverbal communication. They know how to rate their own behaviour of communication, know personal pattern of communicating and understand how to consciously direct them. They are capable to translate and use knowledge from communication models and communication theories in work situations.
Furthermore they know the rules for constructive feedback and are able to professionally use them.
Through their reflection in behaviour regarding experience and exchange-orientated practices the students are able to expand their personal ressources in their communication. There also will be team exercises to build the team in the class.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Theoretical input, discussions, moderation, single and group work, communication games, role playing games and business games, experienced outodoor games, team exercises

Language

German

1 1
Lactation and Breastfeeding ILV

Lactation and Breastfeeding ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Physiology of Pregnancy ILV

Physiology of Pregnancy ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2
Physiology VO

Physiology VO

2 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German

2 3
Sex Education ILV

Sex Education ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1

Lecture SWS ECTS
Guided and Reflected Practical Training with Teaching Staff 1 (accompaning the 12 weeks of practicals) PR

Guided and Reflected Practical Training with Teaching Staff 1 (accompaning the 12 weeks of practicals) PR

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Practical Training 1 (12 weeks) PR

Practical Training 1 (12 weeks) PR

0 SWS
17 ECTS

Language

German

0 17
Care and Nursing During Pathological Processes ILV

Care and Nursing During Pathological Processes ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Care and Nursing After Surgical Birth ILV

Care and Nursing After Surgical Birth ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Practical Training 1 - Introduction and Reflection SE

Practical Training 1 - Introduction and Reflection SE

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Birth Management (including skills) ILV

Birth Management (including skills) ILV

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

2 2
History, Develoment and Philosophy of Midwifery SE

History, Develoment and Philosophy of Midwifery SE

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Methodological Basics in Midwife related Research ILV

Methodological Basics in Midwife related Research ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Problems During Breastfeeding ILV

Problems During Breastfeeding ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Social work and Intercultural Studies ILV

Social work and Intercultural Studies ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Sociology ILV

Sociology ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Physiology of Labour, Mechanisms of Birth and the Delivery Process ILV

Physiology of Labour, Mechanisms of Birth and the Delivery Process ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2

Lecture SWS ECTS
Guided and Reflected Practical Training with Teaching Staff 2 (accompaning the 7.5 weeks of practicals) PR

Guided and Reflected Practical Training with Teaching Staff 2 (accompaning the 7.5 weeks of practicals) PR

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Consultation and Care in Special Situations VO

Consultation and Care in Special Situations VO

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

2 2
Practical Training 2 (7.5 weeks) PR

Practical Training 2 (7.5 weeks) PR

0 SWS
11 ECTS

Language

German

0 11
Care of mother and child in the first year of life ILV

Care of mother and child in the first year of life ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Midwife related Research ILV

Midwife related Research ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Practical Training 2 - Introduction and Reflection SE

Practical Training 2 - Introduction and Reflection SE

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Nutriton and Diet ILV

Nutriton and Diet ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Extramural Care Facilities ILV

Extramural Care Facilities ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Technical English ILV

Technical English ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Midwifery at Home ILV

Midwifery at Home ILV

0.5 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

0.5 1
Medical Complications During Pregnancy VO

Medical Complications During Pregnancy VO

1.5 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1.5 2
Prenatal Diagnostics VO

Prenatal Diagnostics VO

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Pedagogics VO

Pedagogics VO

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Antenatal Care (Routine Care for the healthy pregnant woman) ILV

Antenatal Care (Routine Care for the healthy pregnant woman) ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Antenatal Provision ILV

Antenatal Provision ILV

0.5 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

0.5 1
Preparation for Parenthood, Delivery and Postnatal Exercise ILV

Preparation for Parenthood, Delivery and Postnatal Exercise ILV

2 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German

2 3

Lecture SWS ECTS
General and Special Pharmacology VO

General and Special Pharmacology VO

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

2 2
Guided and Reflected Practical Training with Teaching Staff 3 (accompaning the 7 weeks of practicals) PR

Guided and Reflected Practical Training with Teaching Staff 3 (accompaning the 7 weeks of practicals) PR

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Professional and Medical Ethics SE

Professional and Medical Ethics SE

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Practical Training 3 (7 weeks) PR

Practical Training 3 (7 weeks) PR

0 SWS
10 ECTS

Language

German

0 10
Practical Training 3 - Introduction and Reflection SE

Practical Training 3 - Introduction and Reflection SE

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Advanced Technical English SE

Advanced Technical English SE

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Case studies ILV

Case studies ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Womens´s Health Research ILV

Womens´s Health Research ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Obstetric Anaesthesia and Analgesics VO

Obstetric Anaesthesia and Analgesics VO

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Pediatrics VO

Pediatrics VO

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

2 2
Conflict Management ILV

Conflict Management ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Technical Literature & Criticism SE

Technical Literature & Criticism SE

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2
Neonatology ILV

Neonatology ILV

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

2 2
Emergency Situations and Management ILV

Emergency Situations and Management ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Perinatale Pathological Processes ILV

Perinatale Pathological Processes ILV

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

2 2
Psychology ILV

Psychology ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1

Lecture SWS ECTS
Guided and Reflected Practical Training with Teaching Staff 4 (accompaning the 12 weeks of practicals) PR

Guided and Reflected Practical Training with Teaching Staff 4 (accompaning the 12 weeks of practicals) PR

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Practical Training 4 (12 weeks) PR

Practical Training 4 (12 weeks) PR

0 SWS
17 ECTS

Language

German

0 17
Consultation and Care in Special Situations ILV

Consultation and Care in Special Situations ILV

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

2 2
Practical Training 4 - Introduction and Reflection SE

Practical Training 4 - Introduction and Reflection SE

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Complementary Medicine SE

Complementary Medicine SE

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2
Gynaecology VO

Gynaecology VO

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

2 2
Pregnancy and Childbirth in Society SE

Pregnancy and Childbirth in Society SE

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Focus at evidence-based Midwifery SE

Focus at evidence-based Midwifery SE

1 SWS
4 ECTS

Language

German

1 4

Lecture SWS ECTS
Guided and Reflected Practical Training with Teaching Staff 5 (accompaning the 8.5 weeks of practicals) PR

Guided and Reflected Practical Training with Teaching Staff 5 (accompaning the 8.5 weeks of practicals) PR

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Focus at evidence-based Midwifery PR

Focus at evidence-based Midwifery PR

0 SWS
12 ECTS

Language

German

0 12
Practical Training 5 - Introduction and Reflection SE

Practical Training 5 - Introduction and Reflection SE

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Forensic Medicine SE

Forensic Medicine SE

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Basic Law for the Health Care Professions ILV

Basic Law for the Health Care Professions ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Intra- and Extramural Midwifery PR

Intra- and Extramural Midwifery PR

0 SWS
4 ECTS

Language

German

0 4
Intra- and Extramural Midwifery SE

Intra- and Extramural Midwifery SE

0.5 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

0.5 1
Midwifery Law VO

Midwifery Law VO

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Organization and Business Management ILV

Organization and Business Management ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2
Quality Management SE

Quality Management SE

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Consolidation in evidence-based Midwifery SE

Consolidation in evidence-based Midwifery SE

1 SWS
5 ECTS

Language

German

1 5

Number of teaching weeks
18 per semester, including 50 weeks of work experience

Times
Mon. to Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., in individual cases to 10:00 p.m. and on Saturdays

Language of Instruction
German


How you benefit

Midwives cover the entire spectrum from prenatal care, birth preparation, obstetrics, child birth, postnatal care and family planning. Many midwives work in hospitals, health care facilities and birthing centers, in home birth assistance, in group practices and midwife practices. In hospitals they are in the delivery room and, increasingly, also in integrative maternity wards. They empower women in their self-confidence, support the dynamics of birth and intervene as little as possible. Already before the child is born you will observe the course of the pregnancy and the development of the fetus in the womb. You provide information about the necessary examinations and advice on care, nutrition and hygiene. You will learn to identify psychosocial changes and to detect signs of irregularities in the mother and the child. You are well prepared to provide medical and psychological help in emergencies. Those who wish to gain experience abroad may take advantage of the opportunity to work with international aid organizations.

  • Hospitals
  • Healthcare facilities
  • Birthing centers
  • Home birth assistance
  • Midwife practices
  • Group practices
  • Schools (as a lecturer)
  • Universities of applied sciences (as a teacher)
  • International aid agencies

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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)

for medicine, dental medicine, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, psychology, biology, biology and earth sciences, biology and commodities management, sports sciences and physical education and short-study music therapy. University entrance qualification examinations (Studienberechtigungsprüfungen) that do not contain confirmation of the command of English will be accepted on the condition that the required foreign language competence (level B2) is certified, via examination by an accredited educational institution, by the start of the degree program.

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.

Required subjects for the university entrance qualification examination:
The following compulsory subjects of the university entrance qualification for university courses of study are recognized, in addition to an essay on a general topic (in German) as a prerequisite for admission to this degree program: University entrance qualification examinations for one of the following university courses of study are recognized as an admission requirement.

> Medical Study Group - MUW (Medicine, dental medicine, veterinary medicine):
>> Biology and Environmental Science
>> Chemistry 2
>> Physics 1

> Natural Sciences Studies 2 (biology, chemistry, nutritional science, pharmacy, UF biology and environmental science, UF chemistry, UF home economics and nutrition):
>> Biology
>> Chemistry 2
>> Physics 1

> Natural Sciences Studies 3 (psychology, sports sciences, UF exercise and sport):
>> Mathematics 2
>> Biology
>> English 2

University entrance qualification examinations (Studienberechtigungsprüfungen) that do not contain confirmation of the command of English will be accepted on the condition that the required foreign language competence (level 2) is certified, via examination by an accredited educational institution, by the start of the degree program.

  • Relevant professional qualification with auxiliary examinations

Diploma in upper grade health care and nursing, pediatric nursing, psychiatric health care and nursing or a diploma in the medical-technical service: English B2 is required prior to the beginning of the first semester.

College for social services or school for social care professions or apprenticeship groups such as commercial masseur, pharmacist or fitness coach. Acceptance examination for the degree program: Proof of German, Biology and English B2 must be provided before the start of the first semester.

Relevant professional qualification

Apprenticeship groups (Grade for the required additional tests)
> Commercial masseur (German, Biology, English 2)
> Pharmacist (German, Biology, English 2)
> Fitness coach (German, Biology, English 2)

Secondary vocational schools (Grade for the required additional tests)
> College for social professions (German, Biology, English 2)
> School for social care professions (German, Biology, English 2)

School for health professions (Grade for the required additional tests)
> School for general health care and nursing (English 2)
> School for pediatric care (English 2)
> School for psychiatric health care and nursing (English 2)
> School for the medical-technical services (English 2)

Other qualifications
In each case the decision is at the discretion of the head of the academic sector

  • First aid course

If not part of a professional qualification, at least 16 hours at an accredited establishment (not older than two years.) Proof of participation in a first aid course is to be provided by no later than 30th September of the year in which the degree program begins.

  • After being accepted, you must provide the following proof of your suitability:

    • First aid training
      First aid certificate from the Austrian Red Cross or an equivalent institution (at least 16 hours, within the last two years)
    • Proof of good standing
      Current extract of your police record (not older than 3 months)
    • Medical certificate of good health
    • Hepatitis B vaccination recommended

  • Regulation for the admission of third country citizens

Application

There are 30 places available in the bachelor's degree program in Midwifery each year. The ratio of places to applicants is currently around 1:19,5.

Complete the online application form before the application deadline to apply for the program. You will receive more information in our reply e-mail.

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 written test and an interview with the selection committee.

  • Aim
    The aim is to ensure places are offered to those persons who complete the multi-level selection process with the best results. The tests are designed to assess the skills needed for an applicant's chosen profession.
  • Procedure
    The written entrance test takes approximately two and a half hours and includes a series of test requirements. It assesses whether you meet the basic intellectual and social emotional performance requirements. For the tasks, you must provide the correct solution or select the correct solution from several possible solutions. Bring a fine black pen and a correction pen or correction strip with you to the test so that you can erase any mistakes. Correction fluids are not allowed. Applicants who have achieved the minimum level on the test will then take part in the second stage of the selection process.
    The selection interview provides a first impression of the applicant's personal suitability. This includes professional motivation, professional understanding, performance, problem-solving skills a capacity for careful consideration, practical action, sensibility and empathy. Points are assigned to each section of the test.
  • Criteria
    The criteria for acceptance are based solely on performance.
    The geographical origin of the applicant has no influence on the selection decision.
    The admission requirements must be met in all cases.
    All the required documents must be provided in time.
    The final ranking of the applicants is derived from the selection test and the interview.
    The selection committee (which comprises, among others, the head of the academic section and representatives of the teaching staff) awards places to the applicants who score highest in the tests. If necessary, further experts may be consulted. The process as a whole and all test and assessment results from the selection process are documented in a transparent and verifiable manner.

Validation

Perhaps you hold a degree from a university abroad in health professional and want to take it into account?

For more information, please refer to the sections on validation


Secretary's office

Sylvia Schnaitt
Favoritenstraße 226, D.2.11
1100 Wien
T: +43 1 606 68 77-4405
F: +43 1 606 68 77-4409
hebammen@fh-campuswien.ac.at

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

Teaching staff


Cooperations and Campusnetzwerk

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