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.
Sylvia SchnaittFavoritenstraße 226, D.2.111100 Wien T: +43 1 606 68 77-4405 F: +43 1 606 68 77-4409 firstname.lastname@example.org
Office hoursMon. to Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Application period for academic year 2020/21
13th January to 15th March 2020
tuition fee / semester:
+ 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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Basics: revision of grammatical structures/functional language in context and when relevant, developing general and specialist terminologySpeaking: role plays and student-centred speaking activitiesWriting: summarising specialist texts, note-takingReading/listening: specialist texts
Final examFinal 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%
Learning outcomes/Course objectivesBy 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.
ContentsOperations 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 CourseThe 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.
Theoretical input, discussions, moderation, single and group work, communication games, role playing games and business games, experienced outodoor games, team exercises
Number of teaching weeks18 per semester, including 50 weeks of work experience
TimesMon. to Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., in individual cases to 10:00 p.m. and on Saturdays
Language of InstructionGerman
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.
Master course for advanced professional training, part-time
Equivalence is determined by international agreements, validation or in individual cases a decision by the head of the academic section.
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.
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
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:
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 consists of a written test and an interview with the selection committee.
Perhaps you hold a degree from a university abroad in health professional and want to take it into account?
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Head of Degree Program Midwifery T: +43 1 606 68 77-4401 email@example.com
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!