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 SchnaittLea Schulze, BScFavoritenstraße 226, D.2.111100 Wien T: +43 1 606 68 77-4400 F: +43 1 606 68 77-4409 email@example.com
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Application period for academic year 2021/22
11th January to 15th March 2021
tuition fee / semester:
+ ÖH premium + contribution2
1 Tuition fees for students from third countries € 727,- per semester
2 for additional study expenses (currently up to € 83,- depending on degree program and year)
You 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.
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.
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.
Terms: Health, disease, mortality, morbidity, lethality, pathogenesisEpidemiology of important diseases, signs of disease, possible courses of diseaseDiseased changes in cells and tissues, inflammation, disturbances of vital function, tumour diseases changes in the cardiovascular system, the fluid balance and the blood formation system pathological changes in the digestive organs and the digestion, the respiratory organs of the respiratory system, the urinary and urinary organs, the endocrine glands. selected diagnostic procedures and interpretation of the findings obtained by these procedures
Final exam M or S
Lecture, case presentations
Medical terminology: position and direction designations, numbers, colours Declinations Clinical terminology and vocabulary Biology: basics of biology, chemistry and biochemistry Basics of biophysics Anatomy: cell tissue Body structure and locomotor system (active+passive) Cardiovascular system Respiratory tract Blood , immune system, lymphatic organs Digestive tract Kidneys and urinary tract Sexual organs Endocrine system Nervous system Sensory organs (eyes, ears, skin)
Predominantly presenting methods
Postpartum process/postpartum: Physical and emotional adjustment process; sexuality in the postnatal period, family planning; observation, monitoring and evaluation of needs Documentation of the course of the postpartum Final check-up/discharge interview; design options for the physiological course of the postpartum and the postnatal period; Health promotion; complementary medical support methods; life with the child; relationship development in parenting and partnership; shaping of life in the lactation period and professional re-entry after the postpartum period; recognition of one's own competencies and maintaining one's own limits;
1. gametogenesis (oogenesis, spermiogenesis) 2. fertilization 3. implantation 4. embryo development 5. foetal period (development of important organs, the membranes of the egg and the placenta, multiple pregnancies) 6. developmental disorders, malformations (chromosomal disorders, influence of noxae, influence of maternal underlying diseases)
Prenatal life, The birth from the baby's point of view, Postnatal adjustment, Midwifery tasks in the delivery room, Initial examination, The first days in a baby's life, SIDS (sudden infant death), Handling and care, Children at risk, Mother's passport, Overview: Developmental steps in the first year of life Additional focal points: Newborn and pain, Documentation of the newborn, The crying newborn General: Recognizing your own competencies as a student and the limits of midwifery work.
Specialist literature on scientific methodology, definition of research, characteristics of scientific work, purpose of scientific work, history of midwifery research, the concept of evidence-based work, the quantitative and qualitative research perspective, the research process, structure of a scientific work, scientific literature search and procurement, ethical principles of research.
Basics English: grammar repetition as needed Written: writing texts (summaries), understanding texts, etc. Professional terminology Oral: Conversation and role-plays
Definition of health Current knowledge of health sciences Basic human needs Theory/models of health Health behaviour Health in different phases of life Personal health Gender- and lifeworld-specific health Women's understanding of health Social class and health Health promotion and prevention Concepts of health promotion Concepts of prevention Prevention programmes Health care systems Psycho- and social hygiene
WHO definition of health, basics of general care Care activities, life activities, care process (care process), documentation, data protection, care planning. Information regarding vital signs Emergency measures and monitoring, taking adequate measures and monitoring, recognizing and controlling vital signs, practicing nursing and nursing skills relevant to midwifery . therapies: Preparation, intervention, aftercare, crisis management
Information on the organisation, fields of work and the professional profile of midwives in Austria. Midwifery work internationally. International Code of Ethics. The Austrian midwifery law. Midwifery and power. Self-employed:Visiting and interviewing midwives in different fields of work, presentation in a group
Infectious diseases and epidemiology; basic terms and tasks of infection hygiene; measures of infection prevention and control; basics of microbiology; overview of the most important pathogens of food and water-borne infections; nosocomial infections.Bacteriology, virology, parasitology, disinfection, sterilization, personal hygiene, hospital hygiene, nosocomial infections and hospitalism, hygiene team, hygiene plan, extramural hygiene, infection prophylaxis, vaccination plan, environmental and food hygiene, social hygiene, public health.
media-supported lecture (lecture)
Basic operations and levels of verbal and non-verbal communication, communication model according to Schultz von Thun, dealing with constructive feedback and feedback methodology, conducting conversations and avoiding critical idioms and killer phrases, communication exercise: map, reflection of personal attitudes or experience in outdoor communication exercises
Block seminar: Theory input, discussion, moderation, individual and group work, communication exercise, role-play, experience-oriented outdoor exercise
Theory of breastfeeding: in-depth anatomy/physiology of the female breast/oral anatomy of the infant Lactation physiology Composition of breast milk Benefits and limitations of breastfeeding Weight gain of the infant Breastfeeding guidelines (UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative) Practice of breastfeeding: positioning the infant at the breast/removing the infant from the breast Breastfeeding positions Breastfeeding in hospital/breastfeeding at home Recognizing one's own competencies and respecting one's own limits
Definition of basic physiological termsPhysiological function and interaction of the organ systems of the human body. metabolism.
Lecture and self-study
Clarification of terms and phases of pregnancy physical/emotional adaptation process life-world-specific/psychosocial influences on the pregnancy process (incl. Changes in roles and identities of women and men Child concept of expectant mothers Experiencing pregnancy from the perspective of the woman, the partner, the family Development or change of the family Prenatal psychology, sexuality during pregnancy
Integrated course e-learning - e-portfolio
Psychosexual development, sex education, midwives in schools; contraception in counselling for young people; sexually transmitted diseases; sexual disorders sexual abuse, effects on sexuality, pregnancy and birth WHO Safe Maternity and initiatives to make pregnancy safer. Fertility control and contraception, family counselling on family planning, infertility, unfulfilled desire to have children, reproductive medicine, sexuality in pregnancy and after birth.
Theoretical knowledge acquired in the previous courses, guided and reflected by teachers in practice. Continue to practise midwifery skills and abilities in order to professionalise the competences as a midwife in the accompanying framework of the practical training.
Continuous assessment Presence
The students are encouraged by the teachers to take the initiative in promoting and reflecting during the internship. The preparation takes place in the preceding seminar "Internship - Introduction and Reflection". Planning and objective of the internship, securing the internship position and the guidance by professionally and pedagogically suitable internship instructions in the key 1:2 (1 internship instructor : 2 students), implementation of the objectives of the internship, implementation of the theoretical teaching content taking into account the minimum requirements for midwifery training at the internship places as laid down in the FH-Heb-AV in Annex 5, documentation, evaluation, analysis of problems and situations, oral or written internship report, assessment of the students, reflection with teaching midwives individually or in a group. Students must complete internships on all wards relevant to the attainment of competence, both in gynaecological-obstetric departments and in neonatology in hospitals. In addition, internships are completed in the extramural area of midwifery work as well as in areas important to midwives, such as counselling centres, etc.
Continuous assessment immanent audit character
Part 1 - Conducting a conversation in special situations: Conversation techniques, active listening, question technique, empathic behaviour, psycho-hygiene, self-competence and demarcation. Part 2 - Practical introduction to pathological processes: Recognition of deviations, basics, definition and documentation in pathological processes, emergency and nursing measures.
integrated course (ILV)
Sectio; vaginal surgical deliveries Prae, peri- and postoperative care Observation, monitoring, accompaniment, counselling Nursing measures, emergency measures and monitoring, documentation. Practice of midwifery and nursing skills therapies : Course, preparation, intervention, follow-up, crisis support
Design and procedure of the internship, course of the internship, internship goals. At this stage, we discuss in detail what is required, what is learned and how the work is done during the internship. Documentation of the learning process, location discussions with self- and external assessment, discussing assessment with grade, learning support, reflection individually and in the group.
Recognition of one's own competences and the preservation of one's own limits, observation, monitoring, evaluation of needs, design possibilities, physiological birth (use of resources including (use of resources incl. transcultural perspectives); CTG classification, evaluation, interpretation, perineal protection and development of the child, care of episiotomies and birth injuries, postpartum monitoring and care of the mother, bonding, initial care of the newborn, initial examination of the newborn, documentation of the birth process
History of midwives in the context of women's policy Development of obstetrics: medical-historical and socio-historical aspects Professional policy: current topics Tasks and activities of the Austrian Midwives' Committee (ÖHG) European Midwives Association (EMA) European Midwives Association International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) International Midwives Association; women's policy and gender mainstreaming
Quantitative and qualitative research approaches Quantitative and qualitative methods of data collection Quantitative and qualitative methods of data analysis
Breastfeeding for breast disease, breastfeeding after reduction/building of the breast, breastfeeding during and after maternal illness, breastfeeding for newborn infants, relaxation and induced lactation, weaning Exercises for midwifery and breastfeeding skills
Basic social work and financial knowledge, clients and client groups, relevant counselling centres, dealing with violence and aggression, what does crisis mean? Ways out of the crisis, reflection on one's own values, case presentation, personal counselling: family conflicts, partnership problems, adoption, anonymous birth, ambivalences towards the child, uncertainties in dealing with the child, fear of being overwhelmed, mental illness, first interview
* Sociological foundations, historical overview, current developments in sociology. * Research practice - examples from current sociological research * Presentation and discussion of sub-areas of sociology, with focus on practical experience in quantitative and qualitative sociological research. * Presentation of own research and selected sociological topics.
Final exam M and S
Lecture, individual work and working groups, practical research work and presentation of the results, text preparation/short presentations for the joint final discussion of choice (text proposals will be put online on the portal, further selection of topics by arrangement).
Biology, physiology and psychology of birth, biological, physiological and psycho-social process of birth, mechanisms of birth (physiological necessity of birth)
Final exam M, S or P (E) Lecture part: final examination, exercise part: permanent assessment
Lector: Evelyn Gritsch, Silke Heinzl, MSc, Mag.a (FH) Beate Kayer, Birgit Kubizek, Mag.a phil. Christina Schuster-Weingartner, Bsc, Roswitha Wallner, MSc, Katharina Wallner, Vera Wokurek-Biebel, MSc
Lector: Dr. Beatrice Danninger, Fidan Gülterin, Dr.med. Jutta Korosec, Mag.a Franziska Pruckner, Mag. Judith Raunig, OÄ.Dr. Claudia Reiner-Lawugger, Mag.a Maria Rösslhumer, Mag.a phil. Christina Schuster-Weingartner, Bsc, Dr. Christine Sonn-Rankl
An interdisciplinary group of lecturers introduces students to a number of selected special situations in which the midwife must be able to competently accompany women - beyond the care of a normal pregnancy and birth. Topics of this course are drug abuse, transcultural midwifery work, PPD, experiences of abuse and violence, early help and traumatic birth experiences. Professional information will be passed on in lectures, and personal access to and handling of the above-mentioned situations will be developed in group work and through reflection.
Lecture and integrated course. Combination of impulse lectures by different lecturers, group work and research at home.
Lector: Vera Wokurek-Biebel, MSc
Tasks during a home visit Postpartum care after an outpatient birth or home birth Postpartum care after a late abortion/ fetocide Postpartum care after stillbirth Postpartum care after inpatient hospitalisation Documentation of the most frequent hospitalisationDocumentation of the hourly and daily care Organisation of the freelance postpartum care Telephone counselling The risk of birth Observation and support of the adjustment processes Infant care Nutrition in the first year of life Prophylaxis, preventive examinations and vaccinations Physical and mental development of the child in the first year of life
M or S (module-related)
Lector: MMag. Tanja Adamcik, Mag.a (FH) Beate Kayer
Introduction to statistics in midwifery research; from research to practice
Lector: Mag. Marietta Geuder-Mayrhofer, Evelyn Gritsch, Silke Heinzl, MSc, Birgit Kubizek, Mag.a phil. Christina Schuster-Weingartner, Bsc, Roswitha Wallner, MSc, Katharina Wallner, Vera Wokurek-Biebel, MSc
Design and procedure of the internship, course of the internship, internship goals. At this stage, we discuss in detail what is required, what is learned and how the work is done during the internship. Documentation of the learning process, location discussions with self and external assessment, discussing assessment with grade, learning support, reflection individually and in the group.
Lector: Mag. Ingeborg Hanreich, Mag. Birgit Nell
Inorganic and organic components of food, individual nutrient requirements, body mass index, quantitative and qualitative aspects of nutrition, nutrition during pregnancy, postpartum and lactation (incl. bottled food and supplementary food) Introduction to health and dietary food, pregnancy complaints and nutrition, risk pregnancy and nutrition (e.g. diabetes)
Lecture and small group work, incl. excursion
Institutions: Family planning offices, social networks, job descriptions and responsibilities of other professional groups in the extramural sector. Freelance work: forms/systems, prerequisites, conditions for exercising, cooperation, ecological principles, statistics, networking with other occupational groups
Lector: Maria Louise Conrad-Billroth, BSc
Technical English Written: Reading technical articles, questions and problems of translation Oral : Technical discussion, counselling interview, role plays
Lector: Gunda Gutscher, MSc
Qualification of the midwife Legal foundations Equipment Domestic and medical requirements Contraindications for home birth Principles of home obstetrics Care during pregnancy, preventive examinations Information sheet/consent form Care procedure home birth Care of the episiotomy or - Care of the episiotomy or rupture Care of the newborn and the mother Transfer to hospital Documentation Quality assurance in home obstetrics Recognizing one's own competencies and maintaining one's own limits
Lector: Dr. Michael Adam, Dr. med. univ. Gregor Nemschak
Sterility, infertility, reproductive medicine Unintentional pregnancy Abortion Contraception and termination of pregnancy in migrants Abnormal and pathological pregnancy
Lector: Mag. Sebastian Kai
Foundations of pedagogy: education and training. Different fields of educational science. Foundations of pedagogical action: Elementary forms and complex forms of pedagogical actionConsultation a special form of pedagogical action. Critical considerations of counselling.
Continuous assessment M or S
Lector: Dr.med.univ. Susanna Miglar
Prenatal diagnostics: Introduction, methods and their limitations, findings, clinical consequences, problems of prenatal counselling, later termination of pregnancy, fetocide Consequences of prenatal diagnostics as a confrontation for the work of the midwife Prenatal diagnostics and midwifery, prenatal diagnostics and the experience of pregnancy Possibilities of dealing with prenatal diagnostic midwives take a position Genetic diagnostics and counselling The right to self-determination - where are the limits? Legal situation in Austria and other countries
Lector: Evelyn Gritsch, Karin Handl, BSc MHPE
Meaning and importance of prenatal care, anamnesis (incl. psychosocial, transcultural and gender-sensitive anamnesis), observation, monitoring, needs assessment, initial examination and proof of pregnancy, counselling of the pregnant woman and family, serological examinations, obligatory routine check-ups during the normal course of pregnancy, infectious diseases and their significance in pregnancy, documentation of the course of pregnancy, social assistance during pregnancy
Lector: Katharina Wallner
Focal points and role of the midwife, qualification of the midwifeContact and advice, accessibilityLegal foundationsEquipment for prenatal carePrinciples of preventive medical check-upsThe first preventive medical appointmentOther preventive medical appointmentsCare of mother and child in the 1st year after the birth of the child
Lector: Mag. Paul Brugger-Willomitzer, Silke Heinzl, MSc, Elisabeth Kuhn-Ditzelmüller, Irene Richter, BSc, MSc, Mag.a phil. Christina Schuster-Weingartner, Bsc
History, development and various forms of birth preparation course structure: Specialized contents/methodical/didactic approach Group dynamic processes Various practical exercises, body work Reconstructive gymnastics in the early and late week bed (incl. pelvic floor)
Lector: Mag. Dr. Oliver Kudlacek, Dr. med. univ. Gregor Nemschak, DI Dr. Walter Sandtner
Drugs, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, analgesics, antiemetics, antihypertensives, spasmolytics, antibiotics, psy-pharmaceuticals, antidepressants, drugs for cardiovascular diseases, sleep disorders, diseases of the respiratory tract, blood, digestive organs, metabolic diseases, cytostatics, local anaesthetics, drugs for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, sleep disorders, diseases of the respiratory tract, blood, digestive organs, metabolic diseases, cytostatics, local anaesthetics.sthetics and narcotics, drugs during pregnancy, birth and lactation, addictive drugs, pregnancy and drugs, prescription and use of drugs, documentation of medication, drugs that may be prescribed and used by the midwife
Lector: Mag.a Brigitte Kutalek-Mitschitczek, Dr. Gerhard Marschütz
Basics and definitions of values, norms, morality/ethics and ethics, basics of ethical theories, basics of medical ethics, images of human beings, ethical values in health care, ethical decision-making, dilemma, working on ethical decision-making on the basis of topics and case studies, addressing one's own affectedness and ambivalence (self-awareness), international code of ethics for midwives .
Continuous assessment Immanent examination character
Topics of the introduction are design and procedure of the internship, the course of the internship, internship goals, what is required, what is learned and how the internship is worked. Topics of reflection are documentation of the learning process, location discussions with self- and external assessment, evaluation and improvement potential and learning support.
Scientific work Literature search and processing Documentation Presentation Discussion
Lector: Evelyn Gritsch, Katharina Wallner
Method " Hands on Brain", active processing of case studies in small groups, solution finding as a process, presentation of the processed cases as well as the defined learning questions in the plenum
The course gives a first insight into the theory and practice of feminist women's and gender studies in the context of women's health and midwifery practice. The medicalisation of the female body, but also the relevance of social conditions for health are reflected. Results of women's health research as well as strategies and concepts of gender-equitable health promotion, prevention and health care will be presented and discussed.
Lector: Dr. Anton Kepka
Birth pain, anatomical and physiological basicsPain tolerance , possibilities of pain relief, complementary medical methods for pain reliefPsychotropic drugs , spasmolytics and analgesicsLocal anaesthesia , spinal cord conduction anaesthesia, general anaesthesia and short anaesthesiaInterdisciplinary cooperation
Lector: Dr. Wilfried Krois, Dr. Atrin Ramasani
Development of the child within the 1st year of life: physical and mental development, prophylaxis, check-ups and vaccinationsNeurological and motor development of the infantDevelopmental psychology of the infantTranscultural norms and dealing with newbornsPediatric urologyChild psychologyChild abuseChildhood diseasesInfectious diseases , heart surgery
Lector: Brigitte Mai
Conflict definition, conflict types and styles, conflict escalation, conflict symbols for hot and cold conflicts, tools and strategies for conflict resolution, personal teamwork and teamworking.
Block seminar: Theory input, discussion, moderation, individual and group work, working with the situation board, reflecting team, role play and business game, experience-oriented outdoor exercise
Lector: Mag.a Andrea Hoyer-Neuhold
- Getting to know different approaches to understand and critically examine texts (reading methods, text analysis) - Evaluation of qualitative and quantitative empirical studies in the health sector - Critical evaluation of a research report relevant to midwifery - Review
lecture, group work, individual work in moodle, presentations, discussions
Lector: Dr. Paul Haidl
The initial care of the healthy newborn Physiological changes and adaptation of the newborn after birth Condition assessment of the immediate newborn and its initial examination Care and nursing of the newborn at the neonatal unit The nutrition of the newborn The sick newborn The newborn with growth problems Neonatal infections viral, bacterial, parasitic including transmission of venereal diseases and AIDS malformations of the newborn Genetic bases - genetic syndromes premature birth and associated morbidity resuscitation of the newborn after perinatal damage and under special circumstances (diaphragmatic hernia, meconium aspiration, pleural effusion etc.) Birth trauma of the newborn Preventive measures, screenings and test procedures for the newborn
Emergency situations in obstetrics Application of appropriate technologies Risk assessment and care priority Independent implementation of emergency measures until the arrival of the specialists Management of shoulder dystocia Documentation after emergency situations Communication in emergency situations
Continuous assessment M or S (E, I) Lecture part: final examination, exercise part: permanent assessment
Midwife-led care processes in the case of abnormal and pathological birth processes, abnormal and pathological processes in the puerperium and postnatal period, effects of unexpected events in the course of birth, risk assessment and care priority.
Lector: Dr. Maria Weissenböck
Psychological changes of parents-to-be through pregnancy and birth: Theoretical background to ambivalent feelings and ambivalences during pregnancy, e.g. with an unwanted child, partnership conflicts, fears of motherhood, birth, the changed everyday family life. Experiences and experiencing of sexuality in general, during pregnancy and after birth. Disorders of sexuality as well as psychological consequences of experiences of abuse or violence with special attention to obstetric practice. Psychological effects and grief work after unhappy pregnancy and abortion. Theoretical background, counselling interviews, knowledge of therapy and referral to special institutions in the case of psychosomatic complaints occurring before and after childbirth, such as symptoms of exhaustion, anxiety, eating disorders, depression, substance abuse, premature labour, underlying psychiatric diseases. Dealing with pain experiences, especially during birth, knowledge of biochemical processes, the meaning of birth pain and an overview of various coping options. Dealing with fathers during childbirth Bonding relationship beginning in threes and effect on the later parent-child interaction Theoretical background on interaction patterns of early parent-child bonding, as well as training in early detection, acute intervention, or referral to special institutions in case of occurring disturbed parent-child interactions. Psycho-emotional development of the child during the first year of life
Continuous assessment immental audit character
Theories/models/concepts on illness and care. Care measures, care process documentation, crisis support. Diagnostic procedures, ultrasound, consultations, information, professional clinical decisions
Overview Complementary Medicine: Phytotherapy, Homeopathy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Anthroposophy. Overview of alternative methods such as reflexology, craniosacral therapy, aromatherapy, Bach flower therapy, kinaesthetics, low-level laser therapy . Exemplary field reports of the application of different therapies and methods. Fields of application, contact points, training and further education.
The importance of gynaecology in different phases of life: Cycle disorders, positional anomalies/malformations Gynaecological precautions: preventive examinations , organ diagnostics, ultrasound and radiology, therapy approaches Mamma diagnostics, adnexal findings, HPV, gynaecological emergencies: Inflammations in the genital area, venereal diseases, pain in the genital area, benign and malignant tumors, uterus myomatosus, endometriosis, non-cyclic bleeding
Views on pregnancy and birth in society Women, family and culture in society Position and value of women in society Socialisation of maternity and birth Status of women in society Role of the midwife in society
Framework conditions for writing the bachelor thesis, joint reflection in the group, clarification of problems and difficulties, clarification of theoretical, content, methodological and formal questions
Topics of the introduction are design and procedure of the internship, the course of the internship, internship goals, what is required, what is learned and how the internship is worked. Topics of reflection are documentation of the learning process, location discussions with self- and external assessment, evaluation and improvement potential and learning support. Reflection individually and in the group.
Fundamentals of civil and criminal liability of health care professionsBasics of the provision of expert opinions by doctors and midwivesLegal requirements for documentation in the health care systemLiability jurisprudence on the activities of midwives
Sanitary lawProfessional law for health care professionsInstitutions in the psychosocial field with special consideration of midwiferyLegal basis for combating overcrowdingcommunicable diseases (Epidemics Act, Tuberculosis Act, Bacillus Excretion Act, AIDS Act, Sexually Transmitted Diseases Act) , drugs, narcotics, poisons and pharmacies, social security law , labour law, protection and representation of employees, protective regulations for the health care systemr Mother and ChildLegal bases for abortion, legal bases for sterilization, Reproductive Medicine Act, Genetic Engineering Act, Medical Devices ActForeign Law
Reflection of the self-chosen focus in the group.
Continuous assessment discussion, presentation
The graduate selects the course from the given possibilities and acquires knowledge that leads to the deepening of the course. The personal, critical-reflexive as well as discursive examination of contents and topics is at the centre of the course. The acquired knowledge is presented, reflected and discussed in the accompanied seminar and evaluated by the teacher of the chosen course and can be used for the writing of the bachelor thesis. Variant A: Pregnancy care Variant B: Home obstetrics Variant C: Family-centred aftercare Variant D: NeonatologyEach group 100 hours
Basics of forensic medicine, criminal law and civil law in the field of obstetrics, problems, distribution of competences, differences in the liability of employed and freelance professionals, expert opinions and creators (and the consequences thereof) Documentation and reversal of the burden of proof, current court decisions Please make sure to take the current version of the midwifery law with you to the course at www.ris.bka.gv.at!
Final exam M
Organizational structures (structural and process organization), phases of organizational development, types of groups in organizations (cooperating, interacting, contracting), tension field individual - group - organization and mechanisms that balance this structural contradiction, business administration basics for freelance work (sole proprietorship & partnership, legal basics of business), special areas of business administration (with focus on health care)
- Terms and basic ideas of QM - Mission statement and (quality) objectives - Processes and dealing with risks - Learning and improvement
Integrated course with student presentations, exercises and frontal teaching.
Framework conditions for the preparation of the Bachelor thesis 1 and 2, joint reflection in the group, clarification of problems and difficulties, clarification of theoretical content, methodological and formal questions
Number of teaching weeks18 per semester, including 50 weeks of work experience
Language of InstructionGerman
TimesMon to Fri, 8.00 a.m.-7.00 p.m., in individual cases to 10.00 p.m. and on Saturdays
ElectivesSelection and participation according to available places. There may be separate selection procedures.
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.
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 Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research.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:
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 admission procedure consists of a written test and an interview with the admission committee.
You want to apply for the course and require support due to a disability, chronic illness or restriction?Please contact:Mag.a Ursula WeilenmannGender & Diversity Management firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Head of Degree Program Midwifery T: +43 1 606 68 email@example.com
We work closely with the Vienna Healthcare Group, 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 the Vienna Healthcare Group. 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!