Midwifery

Bachelor, full-time

Overview

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

Contact us

Contact us!

Sylvia Schnaitt
Lea Schulze, BSc
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 Semester
Final degree
Bachelor of Science in Health Studies (BSc) incl. professional qualifications
45Study places
180ECTS
Organisational form
full-time

Application period for academic year 2021/22

11th January to 15th March 2021

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)

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

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
General Pathology VO

General Pathology VO

2SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
M or S

Teaching methods

Lecture, case presentations

Language

German

23
Anatomy VO

Anatomy VO

2SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

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)

Assessment methods

Final exam
M or S

Teaching methods

Predominantly presenting methods

Language

German

23
Care and Nursing During Puerperium ILV

Care and Nursing During Puerperium ILV

2SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

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;

Assessment methods

Final exam
M or S

Teaching methods

Integrated course

Language

German

22
Human Development until Childbirth VO

Human Development until Childbirth VO

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

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)

Assessment methods

Final exam
M or S

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

German

11
Physiological Needs of the Newborn ILV

Physiological Needs of the Newborn ILV

2SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

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.

Assessment methods

Final exam
M or S

Teaching methods

Integrated course

Language

German

22
Introduction to Scientific Working ILV

Introduction to Scientific Working ILV

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

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.

Assessment methods

Final exam
M or S

Teaching methods

ILV

Language

German

12
Introduction to Technical English ILV

Introduction to Technical English ILV

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

Basics English: grammar repetition as needed
Written: writing texts (summaries), understanding texts, etc. Professional terminology
Oral: Conversation and role-plays

Assessment methods

Final exam
M or S

Teaching methods

Integrated course

Language

English

11
Health Promotion and Health Models ILV

Health Promotion and Health Models ILV

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
M or S

Teaching methods

Integrated course

Language

German

12
Basics of Ceneral Care and Nursing ILV

Basics of Ceneral Care and Nursing ILV

2SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
M or S

Teaching methods

ILV

Language

German

22
Midwife's Role SE

Midwife's Role SE

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Seminar

Language

German

11
Hygiene and Microbiology VO

Hygiene and Microbiology VO

3SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

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.

Assessment methods

Final exam
M or S

Teaching methods

media-supported lecture (lecture)

Language

German

33
Communication SE

Communication SE

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Block seminar: Theory input, discussion, moderation, individual and group work, communication exercise, role-play, experience-oriented outdoor exercise

Language

German

11
Lactation and Breastfeeding ILV

Lactation and Breastfeeding ILV

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
M or S

Teaching methods

Integrated course

Language

German

11
Physiology VO

Physiology VO

2SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

Definition of basic physiological termsPhysiological
function and interaction of the organ systems of the human body. metabolism.

Assessment methods

Final exam
M or S

Teaching methods

Lecture and self-study

Language

German

23
Physiology of Pregnancy ILV

Physiology of Pregnancy ILV

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
M or S

Teaching methods

Integrated course
e-learning - e-portfolio

Language

German

12
Sex Education ILV

Sex Education ILV

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

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.

Assessment methods

Final exam
M or S

Teaching methods

Integrated course

Language

German

11

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

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

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

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.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Presence

Teaching methods

Internship

Language

German

11
Practical Training 1 (12 weeks) PR

Practical Training 1 (12 weeks) PR

0SWS
17ECTS

Lecture contents

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.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
immanent audit character

Teaching methods

Internship

Language

German

017
Care and Nursing During Pathological Processes ILV

Care and Nursing During Pathological Processes ILV

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

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.

Assessment methods

Final exam
M or S

Teaching methods

integrated course (ILV)

Language

German

11
Care and Nursing After Surgical Birth ILV

Care and Nursing After Surgical Birth ILV

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam

Teaching methods

ILV

Language

German

11
Practical Training 1 - Introduction and Reflection SE

Practical Training 1 - Introduction and Reflection SE

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

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.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Seminar

Language

German

11
Birth Management (including skills) ILV

Birth Management (including skills) ILV

2SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
M or S

Teaching methods

Integrated course

Language

German

22
History, Develoment and Philosophy of Midwifery SE

History, Develoment and Philosophy of Midwifery SE

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Seminar

Language

German

11
Methodological Basics in Midwife related Research ILV

Methodological Basics in Midwife related Research ILV

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

Quantitative and qualitative research
approaches Quantitative and qualitative methods of data collection
Quantitative and qualitative methods of data analysis

Assessment methods

Final exam
M or S

Teaching methods

ILV

Language

German

11
Problems During Breastfeeding ILV

Problems During Breastfeeding ILV

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
M or S

Teaching methods

Integrated course

Language

German

11
Social work and Intercultural Studies ILV

Social work and Intercultural Studies ILV

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
M or S

Teaching methods

Integrated course

Language

German

11
Sociology ILV

Sociology ILV

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

* 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.

Assessment methods

Final exam
M and S

Teaching methods

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).

Language

German

11
Physiology of Labour, Mechanisms of Birth and the Delivery Process ILV

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

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

Biology, physiology and psychology of birth, biological, physiological and psycho-social process of birth, mechanisms of birth (physiological necessity of birth)

Assessment methods

Final exam
M, S or P (E) Lecture part: final examination, exercise part: permanent assessment

Teaching methods

Integrated course

Language

German

12

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

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

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

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

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.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Presence

Teaching methods

Internship

Language

German

11
Consultation and Care in Special Situations ILV

Consultation and Care in Special Situations ILV

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

2SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

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.

Assessment methods

Final exam
M or S

Teaching methods

Lecture and integrated course. Combination of impulse lectures by different lecturers, group work and research at home.

Language

German

22
Practical Training 2 (7.5 weeks) PR

Practical Training 2 (7.5 weeks) PR

0SWS
11ECTS

Lecture contents

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.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
immanent audit character

Teaching methods

Internship

Language

German

011
Care of mother and child in the first year of life ILV

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

Lector: Vera Wokurek-Biebel, MSc

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

M or S (module-related)

Language

German

11
Midwife related Research ILV

Midwife related Research ILV

Lector: MMag. Tanja Adamcik, Mag.a (FH) Beate Kayer

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

Introduction to statistics in midwifery research; from
research to practice

Assessment methods

Final exam
M or S

Teaching methods

ILV

Language

German

11
Practical Training 2 - Introduction and Reflection SE

Practical Training 2 - Introduction and Reflection SE

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

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

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.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Seminar

Language

German

11
Nutriton and Diet ILV

Nutriton and Diet ILV

Lector: Mag. Ingeborg Hanreich, Mag. Birgit Nell

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

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)

Assessment methods

Final exam
M or S

Teaching methods

Lecture and small group work, incl. excursion

Language

German

11
Extramural Care Facilities ILV

Extramural Care Facilities ILV

Lector: Vera Wokurek-Biebel, MSc

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Integrated course

Language

German

11
Technical English ILV

Technical English ILV

Lector: Maria Louise Conrad-Billroth, BSc

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

Technical English
Written: Reading technical articles, questions and problems of translation Oral
: Technical discussion, counselling interview, role plays

Assessment methods

Final exam
M or S

Teaching methods

Integrated course

Language

English

11
Midwifery at Home ILV

Midwifery at Home ILV

Lector: Gunda Gutscher, MSc

0.5SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Integrated course

Language

German

0.51
Medical Complications During Pregnancy VO

Medical Complications During Pregnancy VO

Lector: Dr. Michael Adam, Dr. med. univ. Gregor Nemschak

1.5SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

Sterility, infertility, reproductive medicine Unintentional
pregnancy Abortion
Contraception
and termination of pregnancy in migrants Abnormal
and pathological pregnancy

Assessment methods

Final exam
M or S

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

German

1.52
Pedagogics ILV

Pedagogics ILV

Lector: Mag. Sebastian Kai

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

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.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
M or S

Teaching methods

Integrated course

Language

German

11
Prenatal Diagnostics VO

Prenatal Diagnostics VO

Lector: Dr.med.univ. Susanna Miglar

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
M or S

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

German

11
Antenatal Care (Routine Care for the healthy pregnant woman) ILV

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

Lector: Evelyn Gritsch, Karin Handl, BSc MHPE

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
M or S

Teaching methods

Integrated course

Language

German

11
Antenatal Provision ILV

Antenatal Provision ILV

Lector: Katharina Wallner

0.5SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Integrated course

Language

German

0.51
Preparation for Parenthood, Delivery and Postnatal Exercise ILV

Preparation for Parenthood, Delivery and Postnatal Exercise ILV

Lector: Mag. Paul Brugger-Willomitzer, Silke Heinzl, MSc, Elisabeth Kuhn-Ditzelmüller, Irene Richter, BSc, MSc, Mag.a phil. Christina Schuster-Weingartner, Bsc

2SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

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)

Assessment methods

Final exam
M or S

Teaching methods

Integrated course

Language

German

23

LectureSWSECTS
General and Special Pharmacology VO

General and Special Pharmacology VO

Lector: Mag. Dr. Oliver Kudlacek, Dr. med. univ. Gregor Nemschak, DI Dr. Walter Sandtner

2SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
M or S

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

German

22
Guided and Reflected Practical Training with Teaching Staff 3 (accompaning the 7 weeks of practicals) PR

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

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

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.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Presence

Teaching methods

Internship

Language

German

11
Professional and Medical Ethics SE

Professional and Medical Ethics SE

Lector: Mag.a Brigitte Kutalek-Mitschitczek, Dr. Gerhard Marschütz

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

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
.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Seminar

Language

German

11
Practical Training 3 (7 weeks) PR

Practical Training 3 (7 weeks) PR

0SWS
10ECTS

Lecture contents

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.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Immanent examination character

Teaching methods

Internship

Language

German

010
Practical Training 3 - Introduction and Reflection SE

Practical Training 3 - Introduction and Reflection SE

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

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.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
immanent audit character

Teaching methods

Seminar

Language

German

11
Advanced Technical English SE

Advanced Technical English SE

Lector: Maria Louise Conrad-Billroth, BSc

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

Scientific work
Literature search and processing
Documentation
Presentation
Discussion

Assessment methods

Final exam
M or S

Teaching methods

Seminar

Language

English

11
Case studies ILV

Case studies ILV

Lector: Evelyn Gritsch, Katharina Wallner

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
M or S

Teaching methods

Integrated course

Language

German

11
Womens´s Health Research ILV

Womens´s Health Research ILV

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

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.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Integrated course

Language

German

11
Obstetric Anaesthesia and Analgesics VO

Obstetric Anaesthesia and Analgesics VO

Lector: Dr. Anton Kepka

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
M or S

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

German

11
Pediatrics VO

Pediatrics VO

Lector: Dr. Wilfried Krois, Dr. Atrin Ramasani

2SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
M or S

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

German

22
Conflict Management ILV

Conflict Management ILV

Lector: Brigitte Mai

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

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.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment

Teaching methods

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

Language

German

11
Technical Literature & Criticism SE

Technical Literature & Criticism SE

Lector: Mag.a Andrea Hoyer-Neuhold

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

- 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

Assessment methods

Final exam
M or S

Teaching methods

lecture, group work, individual work in moodle, presentations, discussions

Language

German

12
Neonatology ILV

Neonatology ILV

Lector: Dr. Paul Haidl

2SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
M or S

Teaching methods

Integrated course

Language

German

22
Emergency Situations and Management UE

Emergency Situations and Management UE

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
M or S (E, I) Lecture part: final examination, exercise part: permanent assessment

Teaching methods

Integrated course

Language

German

11
Perinatale Pathological Processes ILV

Perinatale Pathological Processes ILV

2SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

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.

Assessment methods

Final exam
M or S

Teaching methods

Inegriated course

Language

German

22
Psychology ILV

Psychology ILV

Lector: Dr. Maria Weissenböck

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
M or S

Teaching methods

Integrated course

Language

German

11

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

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

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

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.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Presence

Teaching methods

Internship

Language

German

11
Practical Training 4 (12 weeks) PR

Practical Training 4 (12 weeks) PR

0SWS
17ECTS

Lecture contents

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.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
immental audit character

Teaching methods

Internship

Language

German

017
Consultation and Care in Special Situations ILV

Consultation and Care in Special Situations ILV

2SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

Theories/models/concepts on illness and care.
Care measures, care process
documentation, crisis support.
Diagnostic procedures, ultrasound, consultations,
information, professional clinical decisions

Assessment methods

Final exam
M or S

Teaching methods

Integrated course

Language

German

22
Practical Training 4 - Introduction and Reflection SE

Practical Training 4 - Introduction and Reflection SE

1SWS
1ECTS

Language

German

11
Complementary Medicine SE

Complementary Medicine SE

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

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.

Assessment methods

Final exam
M or S

Teaching methods

Seminar

Language

German

12
Gynaecology VO

Gynaecology VO

2SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
M or S

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

German

22
Pregnancy and Childbirth in Society SE

Pregnancy and Childbirth in Society SE

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment

Teaching methods

SE

Language

German

11
Focus at evidence-based Midwifery SE

Focus at evidence-based Midwifery SE

1SWS
4ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Seminar

Language

German

14

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

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

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

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.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Immanent examination character

Teaching methods

Internship

Language

German

11
Focus at evidence-based Midwifery PR

Focus at evidence-based Midwifery PR

0SWS
12ECTS

Lecture contents

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.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
immanent audit character

Teaching methods

Internship

Language

German

012
Practical Training 5 - Introduction and Reflection SE

Practical Training 5 - Introduction and Reflection SE

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

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.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Presence

Teaching methods

Seminar

Language

German

11
Forensic Medicine SE

Forensic Medicine SE

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
M or S

Teaching methods

Seminar

Language

German

11
Basic Law for the Health Care Professions ILV

Basic Law for the Health Care Professions ILV

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
M or S

Teaching methods

integrated lecture

Language

German

11
Intra- and Extramural Midwifery SE

Intra- and Extramural Midwifery SE

0.5SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

Reflection of the self-chosen focus in the group.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
discussion, presentation

Teaching methods

Seminar

Language

German

0.51
Intra- and Extramural Midwifery PR

Intra- and Extramural Midwifery PR

0SWS
4ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Presence

Teaching methods

Internship

Language

German

04
Midwifery Law VO

Midwifery Law VO

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

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!

Assessment methods

Final exam
M

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

German

11
Organization and Business Management ILV

Organization and Business Management ILV

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

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)

Assessment methods

Final exam
M or S

Teaching methods

Integrated course

Language

German

12
Quality Management SE

Quality Management SE

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

- Terms and basic ideas of QM
- Mission statement and (quality) objectives -
Processes and dealing with risks -
Learning and improvement

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Integrated course with student presentations, exercises and frontal teaching.

Language

German

11
Consolidation in evidence-based Midwifery SE

Consolidation in evidence-based Midwifery SE

1SWS
5ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
M or S

Teaching methods

Seminar

Language

German

15

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.


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

Admission requirements

  • Higher education entrance qualification:
    • School leaving certificate from a secondary school or a secondary technical school.
    • Secondary school vocational certificate (Berufsreifeprüfung)
    • Equivalent certification from abroad

Equivalence is determined by international agreements, validation or in individual cases a decision by the head of the academic section.

  • University entrance qualification examination (Studienberechtigungsprüfung)

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

Information and institutes that offer courses to prepare for the university entrance qualification examination can be found on the portal Erwachsenenbildung.at of the
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.

  • Relevant professional qualification with auxiliary examinations

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

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

Relevant professional qualification

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

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

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

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

  • First aid course

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

Application

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.

Admission procedure

The admission procedure consists of a written test and an interview with the admission committee.

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

Studying with disabilities

You want to apply for the course and require support due to a disability, chronic illness or restriction?
Please contact:
Mag.a Ursula Weilenmann

Gender & Diversity Management
barrierefrei@fh-campuswien.ac.at

Validation

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

For more information, please refer to the sections on validation


Secretary's office

Sylvia Schnaitt
Lea Schulze, BSc
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.

Teaching staff


Cooperations and Campusnetzwerk

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!

Campusnetzwerk