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!

Mag. Markus Gruber
Lea Schulze, BSc (maternity leave)
Favoritenstraße 226, D.2.11
1100 Wien
T: +43 1 606 68 77-4400 
F: +43 1 606 68 77-4409
hebammen@fh-campuswien.ac.at

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Office hours during the semester
Mon to Thu, 8.00 a.m.-2.00 p.m.
Fri, 8.00 a.m.-12.00 p.m.

Duration of course
6 Semesters
Organisational form
full-time
180ECTS
Language of instruction German
60*Study places
Final degree
Bachelor of Science in Health Studies (BSc) incl. professional qualifications

Application deadline for winter semester 2022/23 and summer semester 2023

17th January to 20th March 2022

tuition fee / semester:

€ 363,361

+ 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)

*of which 30 study places each in the winter and summer semester

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

The FH Campus Wien is characterised by extensive expertise and a large network. FH Campus Wien is the only university of applied sciences in Austria to train all seven legally regulated upper-level medical-therapeutic-diagnostic professions as well as midwifery. An important partner in the areas of education, research and development is the Vienna Healthcare 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. Furthermore, you have the opportunity to join a professional community across disciplines. There is great potential in research projects at the interface between health and technology and practical relevance is guaranteed when we organise one of our freely accessible lecture evenings with top-class experts as part of the Campus Lectures.

What makes this degree program special

  • Clinical Midwifery Practice and Increasing Health Consultation
  • From childbirth preparation to obstetrics, follow-up care and family planning 

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

LectureSWSECTS
Anatomy VO

Anatomy VO

2SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

The basic concepts of human anatomy are taught in the course. This includes an introduction to the use of medical terminology and the structure and structure of the human body from the cell to the differentiation into its organ systems: cell, tissue, body structure and musculoskeletal system (active + passive), cardiovascular system, respiratory tract, blood, Immune system, lymphatic organs, digestive tract, kidneys and lower urinary tract, genital organs, endocrine system, nervous system, sensory organs (eyes, ears, skin).

Assessment methods

Final exam
In writing or orally

Teaching methods

Lecture, self-study

Language

German

22
Job profile and professional identity SE

Job profile and professional identity SE

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

The course aims to deal with the roles, tasks, concerns and values ​​of the midwifery profession on a national and international level. The students deal with the professional organizations and their anchoring in the respective health system.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Presentation or thesis paper

Teaching methods

Lecture, discussion, group work, self-study

Language

German

12
The physiological course of the puerperium ILV

The physiological course of the puerperium ILV

2SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

In this course, the basic knowledge of the physiology of the puerperium processes is developed and evidence-based measures for looking after a woman who has recently given birth are analyzed and practiced. The roles and tasks of the midwife, their specific competencies and midwifery services in childbed are discussed as well as the care concepts and models in childbed.

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Lecture, discussion, self-study, exercises in the skills lab

Language

German

22
The physiologically progressing newborn period ILV

The physiologically progressing newborn period ILV

2SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

The course spans the time from birth to postnatal adaptation processes in the newborn, the developmental processes in the early and late newborn period, to an outlook on the entire period of infancy. The focus is on the diverse midwifery tasks affecting the newborn immediately after the birth (e.g. the initial examination) and in the first days of life in the clinic and in the postnatal period at home, including the necessary documentation. This includes in particular routine examinations and controls of viability and prosperity, the administration of prophylaxis and the implementation of NG screening. One focus is on supporting the bonding processes and concludes with comprehensive education, guidance and advice for parents. Through skills training, the theoretical content is deepened and consolidated in exercises.

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Lecture, discussion, group work, exercises

Language

German

22
Physiological Pregnancy ILV

Physiological Pregnancy ILV

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

The course serves to impart basic knowledge about physiological pregnancy. The students acquire the basic knowledge of pregnancy development (duration of pregnancy, signs of pregnancy, calculation of the due date, etc.), the mechanisms of action of pregnancy hormones and their effects on genital and extragenital physical and psychological changes. Another focus is on the diagnostic procedures for determining the child's growth (symphysis-fundus distance measurement) and the introduction to the manual position determination of the unborn child by means of Leopold's handles.

Assessment methods

Final exam
Written or oral examination

Teaching methods

Lecture, discussion, group work, self-study

Language

German

11
Introduction to Research SE

Introduction to Research SE

1SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

The course serves as an introduction to the subject of research and science and scientific work. The focus is on the distinguishing features and distinguishing features of science, the concept of evidence-based and its differentiation between the various levels of evidence. The following are dealt with in detail: literature research in libraries and databases, information and knowledge management, methods of processing results, structure, structure and basic rules of scientific work, presentation techniques and the art of giving lectures and discussing them based on arguments.

Assessment methods

Final exam
Written examination

Teaching methods

Lecture, discussion, group work, practical exercises, self-study

Language

German

13
Embryology VO

Embryology VO

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

The course serves to impart knowledge of the anatomical and physiological processes of human development from the germ cell to the birth of a mature unborn child on the due date and their anatomical, hormonal and functional requirements. Another focus is the structure and functioning of the placenta as the central metabolic organ of the child during pregnancy.

Assessment methods

Final exam
Written or oral examination

Teaching methods

Lecture, self-study

Language

German

11
History of Midwifery SE

History of Midwifery SE

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

The course covers the historical arc of midwifery from antiquity to the present. The central content is the development of midwifery in Central Europe, the development of traditional, indigenous midwifery and the history of midwifery in the Anglican area. The main focus of the course is on the historical positions of midwives in a women's political and social context. The course serves to understand the midwifery profession from its history and to gain perspectives for one's own midwifery identity.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
presentation

Teaching methods

Lecture, discussion, group work, self-study

Language

German

11
Hygiene VO

Hygiene VO

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

The course deals with the basics of hygiene, its basic terms and areas of responsibility, such as the measures of infection prophylaxis and infection control. An initial overview of the most important types of pathogens, their typical transmission routes and mechanisms of action is given. The focus here is in particular on the importance of the hygienic behavior of medical specialists in the intra- and extramural area, or compliance with hygiene measures and hygiene concepts (hygiene plan). In exercises, for example, hygienic and surgical hand disinfection, the correct handling of sterile and non-sterile protective gloves, protective clothing and sterile goods are trained. Further course contents are the principles of sterilization, disinfection and pest control, as well as basic terms of epidemiology from a public health perspective.

Assessment methods

Final exam
Written or oral examination

Teaching methods

Lecture, discussion, self-study, exercises

Language

German

11
Professional communication concepts SE

Professional communication concepts SE

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

The course serves as an introduction to important theoretical models of communication and the teaching of methods and tools for professional communication. It is intended to support the students in reflecting on their own communication behavior and in classifying their personal communication patterns in the communication models presented. The main focus is on learning how to conduct positive and constructive discussions and communication, as well as creating a good team atmosphere (team building) within the class.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Active participation

Teaching methods

Lecture, discussion, group work, exercises

Language

German

11
Medical English SE

Medical English SE

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

The course aims to consolidate and deepen English language skills both in terms of understanding English technical texts and communicating with clients and their relatives in English.

Assessment methods

Final exam
Written or oral exam

Teaching methods

Lecture, discussion, group work, self-study, e-learning

Language

German-English

11
Organization of theory and practice in midwifery studies SE

Organization of theory and practice in midwifery studies SE

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

The course serves as an introduction and orientation in midwifery studies and the understanding of its specific curricular, organizational and content-related aspects. It should support the students in the self-organization of the individual learning process, in particular clarify the formal framework conditions for examinations and performance certificates and practical minimum requirements. The main focus is on the development of competencies in the field of university and digital learning, in particular the use of the e-learning platforms Moodle, Mahara and the university portal.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Participation not graded

Teaching methods

Lecture, discussion, group work, self-study

Language

German

11
Nursing Basics to Midwifery ILV

Nursing Basics to Midwifery ILV

2SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

The course is at the beginning of the midwifery course and prepares the students for their practical learning phases. The students gain role clarity for their first practical application. In the theoretical part, you will gain a thematic overview of, among other things, the nursing aspects, activities in the midwifery care process, measures for self-protection and patient safety. In the practical part (skills training in exercises in small groups), nursing and medical skills are practiced on models, on medical devices and in role play.

Assessment methods

Final exam
Oral-practical

Teaching methods

Lecture, self-study, group work, exercises in the skills lab

Language

German

22
Physiology VO

Physiology VO

2SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

The aim of the course is to familiarize students with the essential basics of the physiology of the human organism. The choice of topics is based on the possible issues of the midwifery profession. In particular, these are the metabolism of breathing and acid-base balance, hormones, the vital functions and the functioning of the central organ systems (kidneys, liver, blood, digestion, excretion, heat and cold regulation, pain physiology, etc.).

Assessment methods

Final exam
Written or oral exam

Teaching methods

Lecture and self-study

Language

German

22
Practical seminar with practical training 1 ILV

Practical seminar with practical training 1 ILV

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

The practice accompanying seminar 1 serves to ensure the theory-practice transfer through pedagogical support of the students during the practical learning phases. In the plenary session, in small groups and in distance learning systematically supervised by teachers, the practical learning phases are prepared and followed up, learning goals are defined, skills are practiced, practical experiences are reflected and concrete case studies and support processes are analyzed systematically and theory-based.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Practice report: Documentation of the minimum requirements, support processes, case analyses, writing of practical experiences

Teaching methods

Lecture, reflection and discussion (plenum, small groups, guided self-study), distance learning

Language

German

11
Internship 1 PL

Internship 1 PL

0SWS
4ECTS

Lecture contents

The practical learning phase 1 enables the students to combine theoretical knowledge with practice and to practice the skills and competences required for the practice of the profession under supervision. It serves to get to know clinical organizational structures, to reflect on processes, procedures and content of clinical midwifery work as well as the guided development of job-specific skills and roles of a midwife.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Ongoing reflection with professionals from the professional field and final assessment

Teaching methods

Targeted practical guidance; Guided and supervised application and assumption of midwifery activities in the professional field, adapted to the level of training.

Language

German

04
Legal basis of health professions VO

Legal basis of health professions VO

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

This course is an introduction to Austrian legislation and health law at national and EU level. Further focal points are relevant gestures that can be effective in the support and advice of clients. Legal facts in the context of midwifery activities are presented and their formal and substantive location in the Austrian legislative process and legal system is explained.

Assessment methods

Final exam
Written or oral examination

Teaching methods

Lecture, discussion, self-study

Language

German

11
Self-care and self-efficacy SE

Self-care and self-efficacy SE

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

The course offers a comprehensive introduction to the effects of positive and negative stress and helps students to differentiate temporary stress from burnout and analyzes and discusses self-care and self-efficacy in a sociocultural context. The aim of the course is to provide students with a repertoire of strategies that will support them to work as individuals and at the same time raise awareness of social values. The course offers students the opportunity to experience for themselves which activities promote individual self-care and how they can use them to maintain health.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Active participation

Teaching methods

Lecture, discussion, group work, self-study

Language

German

11
Breastfeeding and Breastfeeding Consultation ILV

Breastfeeding and Breastfeeding Consultation ILV

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

The teaching content includes physical aspects such as the anatomy of the female breast, the physiology of lactation, hormonal influences and the child's and mother's breastfeeding reflexes on the one hand and dealing with the ingredients of breast milk and formula food on the other.
Further focal points are breastfeeding management, the child's waking and sleeping behavior, breastfeeding and satiety signs, the child's sucking mechanism, breastfeeding positions and attachment techniques with the aim of supporting the establishment of exclusive breastfeeding.
The knowledge acquired is deepened in exercises in the skills lab.

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Written or oral-practical as part of a cumulative module examination

Language

German

11

LectureSWSECTS
Deviations from the physiological course ILV

Deviations from the physiological course ILV

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

The course serves as a practice-oriented introduction and to frequently occurring deviating (irregular) obstetric processes. Using case studies, basic medical knowledge for recognizing irregularities and emergency situations is imparted. By linking the case studies with techniques for conducting conversations and professional interaction, role-plays are intended to promote the ability to network thinking, acting quickly and empathic behavior in a practical way. The course aims to strengthen the learner's behavior in challenging situations in the practical field and to further develop the self-competencies of empathy, role clarity, self-care and the ability to separate.

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Lecture, discussion, group work, self-study, exercises (role play)

Language

German

11
General pathology VO

General pathology VO

2SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

The course serves to impart basic knowledge about pathological (diseased) processes in the human organism and their central terms such as health, illness, mortality, morbidity, lethality, pathogenesis. The epidemiological aspects of occupational-specific diseases, their symptoms, genesis and disease progression are dealt with. In particular, these are: pathological changes in cells and tissue, inflammation, disorders of vital functions, tumor theory; pathological changes in the cardiovascular system, the fluid balance and the blood formation system; pathological changes in the digestive organs and digestion, respiratory organs of breath, urinary and urinary organs and endocrine glands. Knowledge of selected diagnostic procedures and the interpretation of the findings obtained with these procedures round off the course.

Assessment methods

Final exam
Written or oral examination

Teaching methods

Vortrag, Selbststudium

Language

German

22
Assisted reproduction and prenatal diagnosis SE

Assisted reproduction and prenatal diagnosis SE

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

The content of the course is to impart knowledge about procedures of assisted reproduction in the case of an unfulfilled desire to have children and prenatal diagnostics. In addition to the subject-specific knowledge of indications, procedures, implementation and interpretation of findings, the students deal with the legal regulations in Austria and selected other countries, the psychological aspects of involuntary childlessness and the experience of pregnancy when using prenatal diagnostic examinations.

Assessment methods

Final exam
Written or oral examination

Teaching methods

Lecture, discussion, self-study

Language

German

11
Advice and support in complex life situations 1 SE

Advice and support in complex life situations 1 SE

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

Part 1 of the course series serves to deal with complex topics of family constellation or interaction that go beyond the direct counseling competence and responsibility of midwives. Specialized initiatives, advice and assistance are presented, which can be consulted or referred to by a midwife providing support or advice if necessary and in the sense of case management. In lectures, experts will pass on technical information, in group work and through reflection, personal access and dealing with the above-mentioned situations will be developed and thus your own understanding of your role will be strengthened.
The course is continued in the 5th semester.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Aktive Teilnahme

Teaching methods

Lecture, discussion, small groups

Language

German

11
The physiological course of labor ILV

The physiological course of labor ILV

3SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

In this course, central competencies for evidence-based management, accompaniment, care and monitoring of all phases of a physiological birth are conveyed. The students develop the theoretical fundamentals of the processes and the mechanical interplay of the factors promoting birth and learn the practical skills required for supervision on the model in the skills lab. The theoretical content and practical exercises are intended to enable students to accompany physiological births individually, to promote the physiological process and to justify possible interventions based on evidence, with the aim of enabling the mother-to-be and her companions to have a self-determined birth experience.

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Lecture, discussion, group work, self-study, exercises

Language

German

33
Nutrition and Dietetics ILV

Nutrition and Dietetics ILV

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

The course provides up-to-date basic nutritional knowledge. The basis for this is the Austrian food pyramid for pregnant and breastfeeding women, including the respective information about the composition and nutritional-physiological effects of the food groups. The students deal with evidence-based measures to alleviate pregnancy symptoms that can be alleviated by a healthy diet (e.g. cravings, nausea, vomiting, heartburn, gestational diabetes). Furthermore, the students get an overview of formula food for the not breastfed or double-fed child and the nutritional-physiologically optimal approach when introducing complementary foods.

Assessment methods

Final exam
Written

Teaching methods

Lecture, discussion, group work, self-study

Language

German

11
Health Care Ethics SE

Health Care Ethics SE

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

The course serves to deal with ethics and morals in connection with medical, especially obstetric issues. The basics and basic terms of ethics and moral philosophy are presented and discussed using examples from everyday midwives' work. The aim is to develop a professional position on ethical or moral dilemmas with the help of theoretical concepts on ethics and morals.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Active participation

Teaching methods

Lecture, discussion, group work, self-study

Language

German

11
Subject-specific microbiology VO

Subject-specific microbiology VO

2SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

The course deals with general and specific microbiology, infection theory and epidemiology. The basic terms and areas of responsibility of infection hygiene, measures to prevent infection and fight against infection are dealt with. The students develop an overview of the most important infectious diseases during pregnancy, childbirth, the puerperium and the newborn period (pathogens, path of infection, favorable and inhibitory transmission factors, clinical picture, symptoms, prophylaxis, therapies) and their respective pathogenic relevance. In addition, the processes that lead to immunization through disease or vaccination are explained, the various vaccination methods are discussed and the Austrian vaccination plan is presented.

Assessment methods

Final exam
Written or oral examination

Teaching methods

Lecture, self-study

Language

German

23
Health models and health promotion SE

Health models and health promotion SE

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

The course deals with the concept and concept of health on different levels and from different perspectives. The students deal in particular with the dimensions and concepts of health promotion and prevention and their connectivity and transferability in midwifery work.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
In writing or orally (e.g. presentation)

Teaching methods

Lecture, discussion, group work, self-study

Language

German

11
Basics of health research SE

Basics of health research SE

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

The content of the course is the introduction and imparting of basic skills in the areas of health science, most frequently used quantitative and qualitative research approaches (RCT, cohort studies, case studies, action research, phenomenology, ethnography, grounded theory, etc.) as well as the associated options for sampling, methods of data collection and - analysis (including an introduction to statistics), each with sample studies from the department.

Assessment methods

Final exam
Final examination in writing

Teaching methods

Lecture, discussion, group work, practical exercises, self-study

Language

German

11
Concepts of sociology, psychology and education VO

Concepts of sociology, psychology and education VO

2SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

The course serves to convey sociological, psychological and educational concepts and theories with the aim of providing the students with explanatory models for individual and socially effective health phenomena. The respective content orientation is based on the midwife's area of ​​activity and contributes to the theoretical foundation of her work.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
In writing or orally

Teaching methods

Lecture, discussion, group work, self-study

Language

German

22
Practical seminar 2 ILV

Practical seminar 2 ILV

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

The practice accompanying seminar 2 serves to ensure the theory-practice transfer through pedagogical support of the students during the practical learning phases. In the plenary session, in small groups and in distance learning systematically supervised by teachers, the practical learning phases are prepared and followed up, learning goals are defined, practical experiences are reflected and concrete case studies and support processes are analyzed systematically and theory-based.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Practice report: documentation of the requirements, support processes, Case studies, writing of practical experiences

Teaching methods

Reflection and discussion in small groups and in guided self-study, distance learning

Language

German

11
Internship 2 PL

Internship 2 PL

0SWS
8ECTS

Lecture contents

Building on the practical learning phases that have already been completed, learning phase 2 enables the students to further combine theoretical knowledge with practice and to practice the skills and competencies required for the practice of the profession under supervision. It serves to get to know clinical organizational structures, to reflect on processes, procedures and content of clinical midwifery work as well as the guided development of job-specific skills and roles of a midwife.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Ongoing reflection with professionals from the professional field and final assessment

Teaching methods

Targeted practical guidance; Guided and supervised application and assumption of midwifery activities in the professional field, adapted to the level of training

Language

German

08
Practical training 2 UE

Practical training 2 UE

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

Practical training 2 aims to gradually acquire, deepen and expand professional skills. In particular, the practice of skills and practical competencies in the protected framework of the third learning location (skills lab, sim lab, learning workshop) prepares the students for the respective practical learning phases of the current training semester and ensures that relevant skills and practical competencies are learned professionally and based on guidelines will.
This is further deepened within the framework of individual practical support by university lecturers and evaluated, reflected on and continuously improved in terms of quality assurance in concrete professional situations.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Active participation and/or practical report (if practical training is not possible in the practical field)

Teaching methods

Practical training in the skills lab, practical support in the practical field
(demonstration, exercises, observation, reflection)

Language

German

11
Prenatal care ILV

Prenatal care ILV

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

The integrated course serves to impart skills in carrying out preventive examinations in physiological pregnancy. On the basis of the Austrian mother-child pass, the following priorities are set: The creation of the initial anamnesis (obstetric-gynecological, medical personal anamnesis, family anamnesis and psychosocial anamnesis. The collection of risk factors according to the mother-child passport using the screening methods, especially the interpretation of laboratory diagnostics. Exercises on external examination methods, especially the determination of the intrauterine position of the child and the collection of vital signs and the external examination of the pregnant woman, including pelvic diagnostics and taking vaginal smears. With the help of scientific sources, evidence-based recommendations on pregnancy symptoms are searched for, read and knowledge about them is shared through presentations using the media. The necessary skills are trained in exercises in the skills lab and the implementation of a full preventive medical examination is practiced.

Assessment methods

Final exam
Final exam in writing or orally

Teaching methods

Lecture, discussion, group work, self-study, exercises

Language

German

11
Sexuality and Family Planning ILV

Sexuality and Family Planning ILV

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

This course is about psychosexual development, and educational work (midwives in kindergarten and school), sex education and counseling for young people and adults are developed for each stage of development. Contraception / family planning, sexually transmitted diseases and changes in sexuality during pregnancy and after childbirth are discussed. Furthermore, initiatives that make pregnancies worldwide safer and advocate for sexual rights are just as much an issue as sexual disorders, sexual abuse and violence in obstetrics. Further contents are the subjects of abortion, anonymous birth, adoption and baby hatch.

Assessment methods

Final exam
Written (seminar paper)

Teaching methods

Lecture, discussion, group work, self-study

Language

German

11
Monitoring and documentation ILV

Monitoring and documentation ILV

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

The course serves as an introduction to fetal heart rate monitoring before and during delivery. The subject is intermittent auscultation as well as the cardiotocogram (CTG), its indications and limitations. The students develop a basic knowledge of the norms of the fetal heart rate pattern and initial knowledge about their deviations. The main focus is on the interpretation of the CTG according to the currently valid standards, the measures to positively influence a CTG or the vitality of the unborn child and the development of skills for the proper, complete, written documentation of the birth process.

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Lecture, discussion, group work, self-study, exercises

Language

German

11

LectureSWSECTS
General and special pharmacology VO

General and special pharmacology VO

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

This course serves to impart pharmacological basics (groups of active substances, effects, indications, areas of application, special features) and in-depth knowledge of special pharmacology in obstetrics. The focus is on the most important or most frequently prescribed medication (groups), their effects, side effects, dosage and dosage forms. Furthermore, those medications are examined in more detail that the midwife administers with and without a doctor's prescription as part of their professional practice.

Assessment methods

Final exam
Written or oral examination

Teaching methods

Lecture, self-study

Language

German

11
Women * health research SE

Women * health research SE

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

The course offers an introduction to concerns, topics and methods of feminist women* and gender research and establishes the link between women* health and midwifery work. The students deal with perspectives and results of women's health research as well as strategies and concepts of gender-equitable health promotion, prevention and health care. This is deepened by expert lectures from selected initiatives and offers on topics of women's health.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
In writing or orally

Teaching methods

Lecture, discussion, group work, self-study

Language

German

11
Obstetric analgesia and anesthesia VO

Obstetric analgesia and anesthesia VO

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

This learning unit serves to impart basic knowledge about the physiology and pathology of birth pain as well as the possibilities of pain relief in obstetrics. Effects and side effects, indications and contraindications of psychotropic drugs, antispasmodics and analgesics are presented as well as various forms of local and conduction anesthesia, general anesthesia and short anesthesia.

Assessment methods

Final exam
Written or oral examination

Teaching methods

Lecture, self-study

Language

German

11
Obstetric complications 1 VO

Obstetric complications 1 VO

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

Part 1 of the "Obstetric Complications" series of courses provides specialist knowledge of obstetric complications, risks and emergencies that usually require close medical monitoring and treatment. These include, for example, hypertensive diseases, metabolic diseases and previous internal diseases during pregnancy, threatened premature birth, premature rupture of the bladder, infections, missed deadlines, transfer, induction, vaginal operative births, shoulder dystocia, umbilical cord prolapse, placental abruption disorders, bleeding, procedure for higher-grade. Birth injuries, etc. The course continues in the 4th semester.

Assessment methods

Final exam
Written or oral examination

Teaching methods

Lecture, self-study

Language

German

11
Basics of midwifery research ILV

Basics of midwifery research ILV

2SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

The course serves to deepen the knowledge of methods, topics and questions of midwifery science. The focus is on deepening scientific methodological knowledge, learning and practicing a detailed scientific, database-based literature search and applying the knowledge to design a scientific work in compliance with the rules of scientific work.

Assessment methods

Final exam
Written final examination

Teaching methods

Lecture, discussion, group work, self-study, e-learning

Language

German

22
Gynecology VO

Gynecology VO

2SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

The course serves to impart medical knowledge on gynecological phenomena, diseases and therapeutic measures in all ages. In particular, knowledge is imparted about hormonal and menstrual processes, malformations and diseases of the primary and secondary genital organs, venereal diseases, tumor diseases and secondary diseases in connection with pregnancies and births. Further focal points are indications and contents of gynecological preventive examinations and screenings, procedures for obtaining gynecological examination material and basic knowledge of the interpretation of findings.

Assessment methods

Final exam
Written or oral Examination

Teaching methods

Lecture, self-study

Language

German

22
Critical reading of specialist literature ILV

Critical reading of specialist literature ILV

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

The course deals with academic reading and evaluation of texts. Approaches and systematics for the critical examination of particularly scientific texts (reading methods, text analysis) are developed with the aim of being able to make statements about their quality criteria (e.g. relevance, validity, reliability, consistency, suitability for answering research questions, etc.).

Assessment methods

Final exam
Written or oral examination

Teaching methods

Lecture, discussion, group work, self-study

Language

German

11
Neonatology VO

Neonatology VO

3SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

The course serves to impart comprehensive specialist knowledge for the examination, monitoring and control of healthy, endangered and sick newborns and premature babies. Based on the physiology, the adaptation processes from intrauterine to extrauterine life and its disorders are developed. In particular, the following deviations and clinical pictures (genesis, early detection, symptoms and therapy options) are deepened: malformations, birth injuries, congenital neurological, genetic and chromosomal deviations, metabolic and hormonal disorders, organ malformations and functional or maturity-related disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Other focal points are the initial care of the child in the case of known or acutely diagnosed deviations and diseases, the postnatal care of premature babies and children at risk and the care, support and involvement of parental caregivers in necessary interventions.

Assessment methods

Final exam
verbally or in writing

Teaching methods

Lecture, discussion, self-study, exercises

Language

German

33
Pathological courses in obstetrics 1 ILV

Pathological courses in obstetrics 1 ILV

2SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents


Part 1 of the course series "Pathological courses in obstetrics" deals with the development of knowledge about the most important pathological processes and complications during pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium. In addition to imparting theory, relevant skills are practiced in practical exercises in the skills lab, which are used in diagnosis, therapy or prevention of pathological processes. In addition, the students gain an insight into aspects of pre-, peri- and post-operative care and monitoring of endangered and sick mothers and newborns and practice the necessary measures. The course will continue in the 4th semester.

Assessment methods

Final exam
written, oral or oral-practica

Teaching methods

Lecture, discussion, group work, self-study, exercises

Language

German

22
Practical seminar 3 ILV

Practical seminar 3 ILV

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

The practice accompanying seminar 3 serves to ensure the theory-practice transfer through the pedagogical support of the students during the practical learning phases. In the plenary session, in small groups and in distance learning systematically supervised by teachers, the practical learning phases are prepared and followed up, learning goals are defined, practical experiences are reflected and concrete case studies and support processes are analyzed systematically and theory-based.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Practice report: Documentation of the minimum requirements, support processes, case analyses, writing of practical experiences.

Teaching methods

Reflection and discussion in small groups and in guided self-study, distance learning

Language

German

11
Internship 3 PL

Internship 3 PL

0SWS
13ECTS

Lecture contents

Building on the practical learning phases that have already been completed, learning phase 3 enables the students to combine theoretical knowledge with practice and to practice the skills and competencies required for professional practice under supervision. It serves to get to know clinical organizational structures, to reflect on processes, procedures and content of clinical midwifery work as well as the guided development of job-specific skills and roles of a midwife.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Ongoing reflection with professionals from the professional field and final assessment.

Teaching methods

Targeted practical guidance; Guided and supervised application and progressive assumption of midwifery activities, each adapted to the level of training.

Language

German

013
Practical training 3 UE

Practical training 3 UE

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

Practical training 3 aims to gradually acquire, deepen and expand professional skills. In particular, the practice of skills and practical competencies in the protected framework of the third learning location (skills lab, sim lab, learning workshop) prepares the students for the respective practical learning phases of the current training semester and ensures that relevant skills and practical competencies are learned professionally and based on guidelines will.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Active participation

Teaching methods

Lecture, guided practical training, practical support in the practical field
(demonstration, exercises, observation, reflection)

Language

German

11
Scientific English ILV

Scientific English ILV

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

This course serves to deepen the English technical vocabulary and the application of the English technical language in text and language. English-language research literature and scientific articles are systematically searched, analyzed, evaluated and discussed in English.

Assessment methods

Final exam
Written or oral examination

Teaching methods

Lecture, discussion, group work, self-study

Language

German

11

LectureSWSECTS
Homebirth ILV

Homebirth ILV

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

This course teaches organizational, business, insurance law and quality assurance basics for freelance midwifery with a focus on out-of-hospital births. Particular attention is paid to the framework of the personal responsibility of midwives and the correct action in borderline cases. The multi-professional cooperation in the event of risks or the occurrence of complications or emergencies is clarified and the responsibilities and competencies of other professional groups in the healthcare system are discussed.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Lecture, self-study, group work

Language

German

11
Advice and support during pregnancy ILV

Advice and support during pregnancy ILV

2SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

In the course, the specialist knowledge of pregnancy-related questions, topics and content is deepened on an evidence-based basis and skills for conducting interviews and carrying out professional counseling during pregnancy are taught. In particular, the contents of the legally prescribed pregnancy counseling by midwives in Austria are conveyed as part of the mother-child passport examinations ("midwife talk").

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Written or oral examination

Teaching methods

Lecture, discussion, group work, self-study

Language

German

22
Advisory on infancy and parenthood ILV

Advisory on infancy and parenthood ILV

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

This course serves to acquire advisory skills on relevant topics for life with a newborn and infant in the first year of life or until the end of the breastfeeding period. In addition to aspects of lifestyle and health promotion, developmental psychological aspects and transcultural norms in dealing with the child are analyzed and other areas relevant to midwifery work are discussed.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
participation

Teaching methods

Lecture, discussion, self-study,

Language

German

11
Promoting physical activity before and after birth ILV

Promoting physical activity before and after birth ILV

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

The course imparts a theoretical foundation and a wide range of practical exercises and instructions on exercise during pregnancy, in early and late confinement, through to the conception and implementation of a postnatal course. The focus is on strengthening and health of the female pelvic floor.

Assessment methods

Final exam
written or oral-practical

Teaching methods

Lecture, distance learning, exercises

Language

German

11
Introduction to fetal sonography ILV

Introduction to fetal sonography ILV

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

The course serves to impart basic knowledge of fetal sonography with the aim of establishing a basic understanding of the functionality, indications, terminology, implementation and interpretation of ultrasound images in fetal sonography. The students get an insight into sonography as a diagnostic instrument and deepen it in a training unit on ultrasound devices on the model in the Sim-Lab.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Participated ungraded

Teaching methods

Lecture, self-study, exercise

Language

German

11
Practical Case- Studies ILV

Practical Case- Studies ILV

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

In the course, the students learn to work on case studies from practice. The “Hands on Brain” learning method (Gritsch, Hauss, Wallner, 2018, a modification of the PBL, stands for a practical teaching method in which theory-practice transfer takes place using case studies. In small group work, case studies are methodically structured, learning questions are created, a comprehensive literature search is carried out, differential diagnoses are made, guidelines for action are drawn up and presented at a student congress.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
presentation

Teaching methods

Lecture, discussion, group work, presentation

Language

German

11
Obstetric complications 2 VO

Obstetric complications 2 VO

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

Part 2 of the "Obstetric Complications" course series deals with further topics on obstetric complications, risks and emergencies that require medical monitoring or treatment. In particular, these are hypertensive diseases, metabolic diseases and internal pre-existing conditions during pregnancy, imminent premature birth, premature rupture of membranes, infections, amniotic infection syndrome, missed term, transmission, induction, vaginal operative births, shoulder dystocia, umbilical cord prolapse, placental detachment disorders, bleeding, severe birth injuries, etc.

Assessment methods

Final exam
Written or oral examination

Teaching methods

Lecture, self-study

Language

German

11
Concepts and methods of birth preparation ILV

Concepts and methods of birth preparation ILV

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

The course gives an insight into the history, development and the different concepts and formats of childbirth preparation. It is taught how a course is structured, which technical content and organizational aspects should be taken into account and which methodical-didactical procedures can be used. In addition, group dynamic processes are discussed and physical exercises are practiced in groups.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Lecture, discussion, group work, self-study, exercises

Language

German

11
Emergencys SE

Emergencys SE

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

The course builds on the course on obstetric complications 1 + 2 and pathological processes 1 + 2 and serves to systematize courses of action or to deal with guideline-based algorithms. Another focus is on documentation and communication with the women concerned or parents in emergencies and in the obstetric emergency team.

Assessment methods

Final exam
Final examination in writing

Teaching methods

Lecture, discussion

Language

German

11
Pediatrics in Infancy VO

Pediatrics in Infancy VO

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

This event serves to acquire medical-pedatric knowledge of the physical, neurological and motor development as well as the developmental psychology of small children. The genesis, symptoms and treatment of typical diseases in infancy are dealt with, as well as measures to promote and strengthen the health of infants. Other content includes accident prevention in the home, emergency measures and vaccination recommendations for newborns, infants and small children.

Assessment methods

Final exam
Written or oral examination

Teaching methods

Lecture, self study

Language

German

11
Pathological Courses in Obstetrics 2 ILV

Pathological Courses in Obstetrics 2 ILV

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

Part 2 of the course series "Pathological Courses in Obstetrics" expands knowledge of the most important pathological processes and complications during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period. In addition to teaching theory, relevant skills that are used in the diagnosis, therapy or prevention of pathological courses are practiced in practical exercises in the skills lab. The students deal in depth with the interpretation of pathological fetal heart rate patterns and practice the evidence-based interventions that can be derived from them.

Assessment methods

Final exam
Written or oral final exam

Teaching methods

Lecture, discussion, group work, self-study, exercises

Language

German

11
Practical seminar 4 ILV

Practical seminar 4 ILV

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

The practice accompanying seminar 4 serves to ensure the theory-practice transfer through pedagogical support of the students during the practical learning phases.
In the plenary session, in small groups and in distance learning that is systematically and individually supervised by teachers, the practical learning phases are prepared and followed up, learning goals are defined, practical experiences are reflected and concrete case studies and support processes are analyzed systematically and theoretically.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Practice report: Documentation of the minimum requirements, support processes, case analyses, writing of practical experiences

Teaching methods

Reflection and discussion (plenum, small groups, guided self-study), distance learning

Language

German

11
Internship 4 PL

Internship 4 PL

0SWS
13ECTS

Lecture contents

Building on the practical learning phases that have already been completed, learning phase 4 enables the students to further link their theoretical knowledge with practice and to practice the skills and competencies required for professional practice under supervision. It provides in-depth knowledge of job-specific organizational structures, reflection on processes, procedures and content of midwifery work, as well as the guided development of job-specific skills and roles of a midwife.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Ongoing reflection with professionals from the professional field and final assessment

Teaching methods

Targeted practical guidance; Guided and supervised application and assumption of midwifery activities in the professional field, adapted to the level of training.

Language

German

013
Practical Training 4 UE

Practical Training 4 UE

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

Practical training 4 aims to gradually acquire, deepen and expand professional skills. In particular, the practice of skills and practical competencies in the protected framework of the third learning location (skills lab, sim lab, learning workshop) prepares the students for the respective practical learning phases of the current training semester and ensures that relevant skills and practical competencies are learned professionally and based on guidelines will.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Active participation and/or graded practical report (if practical training is not possible in the practical field)

Teaching methods

Lecture, guided practical training in the skills lab and practical field,
(demonstration, exercises, observation, reflection)

Language

German

11
Breastfeeding in complex situations ILV

Breastfeeding in complex situations ILV

2SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

The identification of the child's failure to thrive due to a lack of milk production, the therapy of the lack of milk, the reproduction, production and storage of breast milk is a focus of the course. Furthermore, the symptoms of painful and/or sore nipples and the lactating breast including the treatment are presented. In the exercise, breastfeeding-friendly feeding methods and breastfeeding aids are tried out and the mechanics of breast pumps are tested. In accordance with the ILCA guidelines, breastfeeding interruption and cessation are taught. The processing of case studies using clinical reasoning sharpens the view of complex situations, e.g. children with cleft lip and palate, with Down syndrome and premature babies, etc. Algorithms of action for breastfeeding immediately after birth are developed for these children.
The special features of breastfeeding multiple births, women with insulin-dependent diabetes and women with nicotine, alcohol and substance abuse are discussed.

Assessment methods

Final exam
Final written or oral exam

Teaching methods

Lecture, self-study, presentations, exercises

Language

German

22
Strategies of professional conflict resolution ILV

Strategies of professional conflict resolution ILV

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

The course serves as an introduction to important theoretical models on conflicts and their causes as well as teaching methods and tools for professional conflict management. It should support the students to reflect on their own conflict behavior and to classify their personal communication patterns in the presented conflict schemes. The main focus is on acquiring the basis for a de-escalating attitude in conflicts as well as skills and strategies for a positive reaction in conflict situations.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Active participation

Teaching methods

Lecture, discussion, group work, role play, exercises

Language

German

11

LectureSWSECTS
Accompanying seminar to the bachelor thesis part 1 SE

Accompanying seminar to the bachelor thesis part 1 SE

1SWS
5ECTS

Lecture contents

The course serves the planning, conception and preparation of the bachelor thesis. Central aspects of the research process are deepened. The students deal with formulating the topic, research question, literature research, defining the methodology, creating a schedule and finally write a detailed exposé in preparation for the bachelor thesis.

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Lecture, discussion, group work, self-study, presentation

Language

German

15
Advice and support in complex life situations 2 ILV

Advice and support in complex life situations 2 ILV

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

Part 2 of the series of courses serves to deal with complex topics of family constellation or interaction that go beyond the direct counseling competence and responsibility of midwives. Specialized initiatives, advice and help are presented, which can be consulted or referred to by a caring or advisory midwife if necessary and in the sense of case management. In lectures, experts will pass on technical information, in group work and through reflection, personal access and dealing with the above-mentioned situations will be developed and thus your own understanding of your role will be strengthened.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Active participation

Teaching methods

Lecture, discussion, self-study

Language

German

11
Organization and operational management SE

Organization and operational management SE

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

This course serves to develop the basics relevant for midwives on topics of organizational and operational management (accounting and taxation in relation to freelance midwifery work, general contract with the Austrian Health Insurance Fund, liability and legal protection insurance, administration software for the profession).

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
participation

Teaching methods

Lecture, discussion, self-study

Language

German

11
Practical seminar 5b ILV

Practical seminar 5b ILV

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

The practice accompanying seminar 2 serves to ensure the theory-practice transfer through pedagogical support of the students during the practical learning phases.
In the plenary session, in small groups and in distance learning systematically supervised by teachers, the practical learning phases are prepared and followed up, learning goals are defined, practical experiences are reflected and concrete case studies and support processes are analyzed systematically and theory-based.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Practice report: Documentation of the minimum requirements, support processes, case analyses, writing of practical experiences

Teaching methods

Reflection and discussion (plenum, small groups, guided self-study), distance learning

Language

German

11
Internship 5a PL

Internship 5a PL

0SWS
12ECTS

Lecture contents

Building on the practical learning phases that have already been completed, learning phase 5 enables the students to further link their theoretical knowledge with practice and to practice the skills and competencies required for professional practice with the aim of increasing independence under supervision. It provides in-depth knowledge of job-specific organizational structures, reflection on processes, procedures and content of midwifery work, as well as the guided development of job-specific skills and roles of a midwife.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Ongoing reflection with professionals from the professional field and final assessment.

Teaching methods

Targeted practical guidance; Guided and supervised application and progressive assumption of midwifery activities in the professional field, adapted to the level of training.

Language

German

012
Intership 5b (Choice) PL

Intership 5b (Choice) PL

0SWS
6ECTS

Lecture contents

The practical learning phase 5b consists of a self-chosen practical assignment, which the students (with the support of the practical coordinator) look for and agree on independently. You can choose from all areas of midwifery work in Germany or abroad. As part of the course, it is recommended that one of the two elective internships (practical learning phase 5b or 6b) take place as an internship in the non-clinical area in order to deepen the specific professional skills of the non-clinical or freelance midwife.
Building on the practical learning phases that have already been completed, learning phase 5b enables the students to further link their theoretical knowledge with practice based on their interests and to practice the skills and competencies required for professional practice under supervision. It provides in-depth knowledge of job-specific organizational structures, reflection on processes, procedures and content of midwifery work, as well as the guided development of job-specific skills and roles of a midwife.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Ongoing reflection with professionals from the professional field and final assessment.

Teaching methods

Targeted practical guidance; Guided and supervised application and assumption of midwifery activities in the professional field, adapted to the level of training.

Language

German

06
Practical training 5 UE

Practical training 5 UE

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

The practical training is aimed at gradually acquiring, deepening and expanding professional skills. In particular, the practice of skills and practical competencies in the protected framework of the third learning location (skills lab, sim lab, learning workshop) prepares the students for the respective practical learning phases of the current training semester and ensures that relevant skills and practical competencies are learned professionally and based on guidelines will.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Active participation

Teaching methods

Lecture, guided practical training in the skills lab and sim lab
(demonstration, exercises, observation, reflection)

Language

German

11
Quality management ILV

Quality management ILV

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

The course deals with terms and basic ideas of quality management. The focus is on topics that are relevant for midwives in larger health care facilities as well as those for future freelance work. In addition to these basics, the course spans a range of content from quality planning to the development of mission statements and evaluation to quality assurance and conveys methods and tools for their operational implementation.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
participation

Teaching methods

Lecture, discussion, self-study

Language

German

11
Legal framework for Midwives VO

Legal framework for Midwives VO

2SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

In the course, in-depth knowledge of the Austrian Midwifery Act is imparted, with the aim of comprehensively understanding and classifying the practice of the midwifery profession in Austria against this background. Another focus is on the understanding of liability law aspects in connection with claims in obstetrics.
In particular, the basics of civil and criminal liability of health professions, midwives and doctors and the basics of the preparation of expert opinions by doctors and midwives are dealt with and the resulting consequences for midwifery in Austria are discussed.

Assessment methods

Final exam
in writing or orally

Teaching methods

Lecture, discussion, self-study

Language

German

22

LectureSWSECTS
Bachelor's Examination AP

Bachelor's Examination AP

0SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

The Bachelor's examination serves as conclusive proof of the competences to be achieved for the practice of the profession as a midwife.

Assessment methods

Final exam
Bachelor examination: examination discussion for the bachelor thesis and case analysis

Teaching methods

Lecture, discussion, small groups, self-study, presentation

Language

German

01
Accompanying seminar to the bachelor thesis part 2 SE

Accompanying seminar to the bachelor thesis part 2 SE

1SWS
4ECTS

Lecture contents

The course serves to reflect and deepen scientific knowledge in the process of writing a bachelor thesis. The students deepen the substantive examination of their research topic, reflect discursively on the process steps, discuss them in the plenum and create a scientific poster to accompany the bachelor thesis.

Assessment methods

Final exam

Teaching methods

Lecture, reflection, discussion, self-study, presentation

Language

German

14
Professional challenges in Midwifery SE

Professional challenges in Midwifery SE

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

The course serves to deal with current social, professional, economic and ethical challenges under which midwives work in Austria. The aim is to be able to carry out a complete self-positioning as a future midwife when dealing with topics such as violence in obstetrics, personnel restriction, empowerment of women, etc.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Written or oral

Teaching methods

Lecture, discussion, group work, presentation, self-study

Language

German

11
Practical seminar 6 ILV

Practical seminar 6 ILV

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

The practice accompanying seminar 6 serves to ensure the theory-practice transfer through pedagogical support of the students during the practical learning phases.
In the plenary session, in small groups and in distance learning systematically supervised by teachers, the practical learning phases are prepared and followed up, learning goals are defined, practical experiences are reflected and concrete case studies and support processes are analyzed systematically and theory-based.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Practice report: Submission of the complete documentation of the minimum requirements, support processes, case analyses, writing of practical experiences

Teaching methods

Reflection and discussion (plenum, small groups, guided self-study), distance learning

Language

German

11
Internship 6a PL

Internship 6a PL

0SWS
13ECTS

Lecture contents

Building on the practical learning phase that has already been completed, learning phase 6 enables the students to further link their theoretical knowledge with practice and to practice the skills and competencies required for professional practice with the aim of progressive independence under supervision. It provides in-depth knowledge of job-specific organizational structures, reflection on processes, procedures and content of midwifery work, as well as the guided development of job-specific skills and roles of a midwife.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Ongoing reflection with professionals from the professional field and final assessment.

Teaching methods

Targeted practical guidance; Guided and supervised application and assumption of midwifery activities in the professional field, adapted to the level of training.

Language

German

013
Internship 6b (Choice) PL

Internship 6b (Choice) PL

0SWS
5ECTS

Lecture contents

The practical learning phase 6b consists of a self-selected practical assignment, which the students (under the guidance of the practical coordinator) look for and agree on independently. You can choose from all areas of midwifery work in Germany or abroad. As part of the course, it is recommended that one of the two elective internships (practical learning phase 5b or 6b) take place as an internship in the non-clinical area in order to deepen the specific professional skills of the non-clinical or freelance midwife.
Building on the practical learning phases that have already been completed, learning phase 6b enables students to further link their theoretical knowledge with practice based on their interests and to practice the skills and competencies required for professional practice under supervision. It provides in-depth knowledge of job-specific organizational structures, reflection on processes, procedures and content of midwifery work, as well as the guided development of job-specific skills and roles of a midwife.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Ongoing reflection with professionals from the professional field and final feedback.

Teaching methods

Targeted practical guidance; Guided and supervised application and assumption of midwifery activities in the professional field, adapted to the level of training.

Language

German

05
Practical training 6 UE

Practical training 6 UE

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

The practical training is aimed at gradually acquiring, deepening and expanding professional skills. In particular, the practice of skills and practical competencies in the protected framework of the third learning location (skills lab, sim lab, learning workshop) prepares the students for the respective practical learning phases of the current training semester and ensures that relevant skills and practical competencies are learned professionally and based on guidelines will.
This is further deepened within the framework of individual practical support by university lecturers and evaluated, reflected on and continuously improved in terms of quality assurance in concrete professional situations.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Practical or oral-practical exam

Teaching methods

Lecture, guided practical training in the skills lab and practical field
(demonstration, exercises, observation, reflection)

Language

German

11

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

Language of Instruction
German

Times
Mon to Fri, 8.00 a.m.-7.00 p.m., in individual cases to 10.00 p.m. and on Saturdays

Electives
Selection and participation according to available places. There may be separate selection procedures.

In order to enable all students to gain the necessary practical experience and thus to complete their studies within the regular period of study, there may be practical learning phases during the summer months if required. Four vacation weeks in June, July or August are planned in any case. 


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

Master's degree programs


Admission

The following degrees and qualifications are considered entry requirements:

General university entrance qualification

  • Matriculation certificate of a general secondary school (AHS) or
  • Matriculation certificate of a vocational secondary school (BHS) or
  • Vocational matriculation examination or
  • Equivalent foreign certificate

A foreign certificate is considered equivalent if it is agreed upon under international law or has been nostrified. The head of the study program may recognize a certificate in individual cases.
Persons whose native language is not German must provide evidence of German language skills at the B2 level of competence by the time they begin their studies.

University Entrance Qualification Examinations

Qualifying examinations for the following university fields of study are recognized for admission:

  • Medical fields of study
    • Medicine
    • Dentistry
    • Veterinary Medicine 
  • Natural science fields of study
    • Biology
    • Biology and environmental science
    • Chemistry
    • Nutritional sciences
    • Pharmacy
    • Psychology
    • Sports science
    • UF Chemistry
    • UF Home Economics and Nutrition
    • UF Exercise and Sport

University entrance examinations lacking proof of the required foreign language (English level B2) will be recognized if the required foreign language skills are proven by an examination at a recognized educational institution at the latest at the time of commencement of studies.

Relevant, or pertinent professional qualification

Relevant, or pertinent, professional qualifications can be based on degrees from the following qualification levels:

  • Apprenticeship groups
  • Secondary vocational schools
  • Intermediate health professions
  • Other qualifications

In addition to the positive vocational qualification, these must provide evidence of various additional examinations, as shown below:

  • Apprenticeships
    • e.g. commercial masseur*in, druggist*in, fitness supervisor*in, orthopedic technician*in, dental assistant*in, phar- maceutical commercial assistant, and the like. 
      • German
      • Biology
      • English level B2
  • Secondary vocational schools 
    • Vocational school for social professions 
      • German
      • Biology 
      • English level B2
    • School for social care professions
      • German 
      • Biology 
      • English level B2 
  • Degrees in the field of health care and nursing
    • Diploma of the higher service for health care and nursing
      • English level B2
    • Nursing assistant (2 years)
      • English level B2
    • Nursing assistant (1-year)
      • German 
      • Biology 
      • English level B2
    • School for medical-technical service
      • English Level B2
    • School for child and adolescent care
      • English level B2
    • School for psychiatric health and nursing care
      • English level B2

Evidence of the prescribed additional examinations must be submitted at the beginning of the study program. In exceptional cases, the head of the study program can approve a later completion of the additional examinations, at the latest by the end of the 2nd semester, or to waive individual additional examinations in the case of otherwise proven knowledge.

Regulation for the admission of third country citizens (PDF 233 KB)

Information for applicants with non-Austrian (school) certificates (PDF 145 KB)

In the degree program in midwifery, 30 study places are available in the winter semester and 30 study places in the summer semester (start from summer semester 2023). The application deadline applies to both the start of studies in the winter semester and the start of studies in the summer semester.

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 multi-stage admission procedure examines the suitability of the applicants for the successful completion of the midwifery studies and the expected practice of the midwifery profession.

Multi-stage admission procedure

  1. Written application
    The application is made within the application deadline by means of an online application via the homepage of the FH Campus Wien. On the basis of the submitted documents, the fulfillment of the formal admission requirements will be checked and those who do not fulfill the formal requirements will be eliminated.
  2. Written entrance test
    The written admission test is intended to determine the general ability to study. The test procedure used is a theoretically based cognition test designed to determine general cognitive ability.
    The results of the written test lead to a ranking of the applicants, on the basis of which applicants are invited to a personal admission interview or are eliminated from the admission procedure. 
  3. Personal interview
    In the personal interview, the suitability for practicing as a midwife is examined. In particular, the following dimensions are queried: motivation, knowledge of the professional field, ability to adopt a perspective, communication aspects and reflective ability. 

Under the chairmanship of the head of the study program, the admission committee then determines the list of applicants who have been accepted to the study program, the waiting list and the list of applicants who will drop out of the admission process at this point. 
Applicants who have been accepted for a study place will be notified in writing and must accept the study place in writing within a certain period of time. We will then send the training contract and further information on proof of health suitability, including the vaccinations required for the practical study phases.

Proof of suitability

Applicants* who are then accepted as "conditionally admitted" must present the following documents at a personal appointment before starting their studies:

  • Criminal record extract not older than 3 months
  • Proof of the health suitability required for the practice of midwifery by means of a medical certificate 
  • Proof of a first aid course of at least 16 hours, not older than 2 years. Applicants with a completed professional training in the health sector (e.g. health and nursing staff, paramedics) are exempt from this proof.

Studying with disabilities

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 barrierefrei@fh-campuswien.ac.at.

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 Management
Mag.a Ursula Weilenmann
barrierefrei@fh-campuswien.ac.at
http://www.fh-campuswien.ac.at/barrierefrei

 

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


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