Occupational therapy helps people with physical, cognitive, psychological and social limitations, so that they can cope with everyday life as independently as possible. It concerns developing, maintaining, improving or restoring the individual's ability to act at home, at work, in school or in their free time. In occupational therapy you will train the impaired functions, compensate them with tools or adjust the spatial environment to the individual needs of the clients. The practically oriented degree program combines therapeutic, social science and medical subjects.
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Application period for academic year 2021/22
14th February to 14th 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 are looking for a degree program in which you can combine your interests in medicine and social sciences. You display great empathy in your interaction with people of all ages and act based on the client's wishes. Your practical skills, your technical understanding and your spatial imagination will help you to implement the suitable tools or make the appropriate adjustments to the environment. You have the ability for careful consideration and think analytically when observing movement processes and take the limits of movement into consideration. You enjoy working independently with people in their social environment and in an interdisciplinary intersection.
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. There is also a close cooperation with the Professional Association Ergotherapy Austria. At our attractive main location, you benefit from our modern infrastructure, which also includes functional rooms in which living situations such as kitchen, bathroom or dining area are simulated and variety of aids help you to practise in role plays. 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.
The practice-oriented degree program is situated at the intersection of health and social services. During your studies, you will learn to combine the social framework in which everyday activities are carried out at home, at work and during leisure time with the health component. To cope with everyday life, you will try out a variety of possible aids in the course of your education. You will learn hands-on about the effects of adjusting a living area or workplace to meet the physical needs of the person using it. Particularly important is the social aspect, when people’s actions and quality of life are limited by life situations such as unemployment, homelessness or living as a refugee.
Health promotion, public health, community practice and the creation of innovation are future topics in health care. In this context, 21st century skills such as creative thinking, intercultural and interprofessional work are more in demand than ever. We meet these requirements with our curriculum. A possible joint semester “FAB” at the University of Applied Sciences Metropolia (Helsinki), FH Campus Wien and the University of Artevelde (Ghent) will prepare you for these challenges.
You will become acquainted with the complexity of human behavior as a result of the interaction between people, environmental and activity.
Integration of biomechanical, sensorimotor, cognitive, intrapersonal and interpersonal skill components. Instruments for performing activity and performance analysis. Implementation of activity and performance analyses from different areas of life for both healthy people and people with disabilities, taking cultural aspects into account. Basics of adaptation and grading.
Continuous assessment Portfolio work, presentations, knowledge review, practical examination
presenting, elaborating, explorative self-awareness
Lector: Mag.a Bettina Bachschwöll, Mag.rer.nat. Claudia Benedikt, Mag. Phil. Ulrike Holy-Padevit, Petra Paukowitsch, BSc MA, Daniela Schlager-Jaschky, Mag. Clemens Schmoll, Bakk., Mag.a Johanna Stadler-Grillmaier
Knowledge of the phases of life (developmental psychology) and age-typical activities Game: Basics, phases Lifestyles/styles and routines with a view to variants of performance Interdisciplinary view on critical life events and transitions Activity profiles in different phases and situations of life with reference to social determinants (e.g. child poverty, single parents, minimum pensioners, ) "Learning from experts": contact with affected people (with disabilities, caring relatives, ...) - Problem solving, resistance, self-regulation, decision - Coping with everyday challenges in different countries areas of life - Models of Change - Identity and activity Concepts of Occupational Science (Balance, Equity, Transitions) in connection with health, quality of life and Life Balance Macro, meso and micro levels Social determinants of health, social capital and social support Get to know and practice COPM
Continuous assessment elaborations, reflections
Discussion, feedback, lecture with activating methods, group exercises, peer feedback, practical case studies, interviews, observations
Lector: Mag.a Bettina Bachschwöll, Mag.rer.nat. Claudia Benedikt, Birgit Elsayed-Glaser, Theresa Maria Lüftenegger, BSc BSc MSc, Susanne Mulzheim, MSc, Mag. Clemens Schmoll, Bakk., Mag.a Johanna Stadler-Grillmaier, Mag.a Anita Zieher
Ergotherapy-relevant content from (positive) psychology with regard to psychosocial and personality factors and the understanding of mental well-being and quality of life. Occupational therapy relevant content from sociology with regard to social groups, society and culture as well as social action and theories of action. Person: cognitive, physical and affective performance components with emphasis on psychosocial and personality factors: communication, cooperation, emotion, affects, frustration tolerance, critical faculties, motivation, volition, values, self-efficacy, self-confidence, spirituality, identity, commitment Environmental factors: life situations, social role and social position, social group, social norms and deviations, gender status, power and authority, values and culture at the level of the individual, family, community and geographical region and their influence on action, diversity, physical, natural and technological environment (e.g. housing adaptation, person-environment-fit) Action: taxonomies and different complex actions/activities/activities; routines, (in different cultures), theories of action, behaviour - action - social action, types of action; autonomy and self-reliance Dimensions of doing: doing, being, becoming, belonging (Wilcock) the contribution of physical activity to health and well-being: - Bio-psycho-social concept of health - Health models - Positive Psychology, Flow, Resilience, Wellbeing - Activity patterns: engagement, meaning, balance, control/choice, routine - Individual significance in all areas of life including family and sexuality - ICF Knowledge about the connection between climate change and health aspects Importance of the areas of life for the individual; discussion of the categorisation of the areas of life Immersion in a selected occupational therapy model of activity Dealing with creative media Dynamic system theories
Continuous assessment Portfolio work, elaborations, presentations
Group work, discussion, lecture with activating methods, case solutions, self-awareness with creative media
Lector: Mag.a Bettina Bachschwöll, Mag.a Veronika Ertelt-Bach, MAS, Siegfried Mayer, Susanne Messner-Gujon, MSc, Christine Pauli-Jagoditsch, Irene Weisser
Fundamentals, functioning and analysis of biomechanical, sensorimotor and cognitive ability components Characteristics of physiological posture and movement Analyses of everyday movements Motor learning Basics of mobilization Basics of patient* handling and transfer
Final exam written test for knowledge retrieval, practical test
Lecture, practical exercises, self-awareness
Lector: Katrin Kugler, MSc.
Overview of current models of occupational therapy European conceptual framework: Explanation of subject areas (activity, performance, participation, action roles, autonomy, self-reliance, routines, habits, environment, context, motivation, volition, abilities, skills, ...) and their mutual impact Complex and linear thinking, pragmatism in connection with the history and paradigms of occupational therapy Client*centricity
Final exam written test for knowledge retrieval, written elaborations
discussion, lecture with activating methods, work assignments (individual or group) with feedback
Lector: Dr. med. univ. Greta Carlin
Basic anatomical terms, functionally oriented contents of anatomy and physiology of the locomotor system and neuroanatomy relevant to occupational therapy
Final exam written test, oral examination
Lecture, practical exercises on anatomical models
Lector: Valentin Ritschl, MSc MSc
Definition and steps of evidence-based practice Research in scientific databases and documentation of research processes Basic concepts of qualitative and quantitative research methods Research Ethics Level of evidence (EBP pyramid) Tools for the critical evaluation of studies Guidelines: Meaning, forms, search for guidelines Correct citation and creation of bibliographies Barriers to EBP in therapeutic practice and strategies for implementing EBP in practice Forms of documentation/publication of critical assessments (e.g. systematic review, CAT)
Continuous assessment Working out EBP in group work
lecture, discussion, (group) exercises, presentations
Lector: Stella Hiesmayr, MSc., Mag. Viktoria Lanthier, Petra Paukowitsch, BSc MA, Petra Schwab, MSc
Basics of guided self-reflection Importance of values/basic values/spirituality for professional personality development Basics of learning (learning zones, learning levels) Basics of communication and conversation management (including giving and taking feedback) Specific basics of narrative conversation management - generation-specific Basis for actuation profile
self-experience, practical exercises, (peer)feedback, discussions, portfolio
Lector: Stefan Grundtner, MSc, Theresa Maria Lüftenegger, BSc BSc MSc, Doris Taurok, MSc
Contents and parts of scientific journals Search for articles Development of studies Reading technology Consolidate study designs and scientific terms Application of tools for critical appraisal Repeat and determine EBP level Presentation techniques Position Paper, Statements (WFOT, COTEC, ...)
Continuous assessment Presentations and participation in discussions
Lecture, presentations, discussions
Lector: Petra Paukowitsch, BSc MA, Petra Schwab, MSc
legal framework conditions relevant to the profession: Overview of patients' rights and measures to secure these rights; basic principles of the DSGV) Fundamentals of ethics and diversity Fundamentals of change management in relation to personal development Develop and formulate individual goals, design and reflect on own change processes (professional competence development), reference to own values, inner team, ZRM, SMART, GAS Introduction to networked (cross-module) portfolio work.
Portfolio, individual mentoring (competence development talks), lecture, group work, discussions, (peer) feedback
Based on clients of different age and diagnosis groups: ADL training, I-ADL training Strategies for compensation and adaptation of everyday activities or courses of action Strategies for learning and practicing everyday activities or action sequences Use of tools and technologies including online activities of everyday life Mobility, transfer, handling Acting in everyday life without damaging the joints Fall prevention in everyday life
Practical exercises, lecture with activating methods, group exercises with (Peer) feedback, problem-based learning based on core case studies Case Studies
Processing of selected case studies on the basis of existing findings and operation concerns. Application of the measures, methods and means learned in the other LVs of the module. Application of the different forms of professional reasoning.
Types of diagnostic procedures (findings, diagnostics, prognosis, evaluation), quality criteria, content and quality assurance differentiation (body function, activity, participation, environment), survey methods (interview, questionnaire, observe, measure) Selected assessments to collect data on body functions, activity, participation, environmental factors
Group work, discussion, lecture with activating methods, work assignments with feedback, peer feedback, work with core case studies, practical exercises
Introduction to occupational therapy work under guidance and supervision with special emphasis on the following points: Work with clients: Planning, implementation and reflection of the occupational therapy process Work in intra- and interprofessional teams Work organisation Establishing professional relationships with clients and colleagues Documentation Applied evidence-based practice and professional reasoning
Overview of the ET process, using a process model, e.g. CPPF, OTIPM different tools for the collection of actuation concerns or participation e.g. Activity Card Sort, COSA/OSA, OPHI - II, BIDOC, PEAP,IPA, PEM-CY Practice a COPM Goal setting and goal formulation SMART - Criteria Criteria of good documentation Evaluation Basic knowledge for quality assurance Basic forms of professional reasoning
Evidence-based and client-centred occupational therapy interventions (entire occupational therapy process) selected assessments; selected concepts; settings; measures Remotivation Process; ZEPS; Recovery; Enabling action Analysis and processing of selected case studies with regard to person/ environment/ activity Mental disorders from an occupational therapy perspective Selected communication concepts in the context of mental health promotion Client*inside contact Main features of work with relatives
Inverted classroom method, portfolio, team teaching, activating methods, group work, case studies, discussions, role plays with self-experience (peer) feedback, work assignments
Reflection of individual practical experiences with special consideration of the theory-practice transfer Presentation of occupational therapy processes from the internship Free topics from the areas: professional relationship building, therapeutic attitude, self-care
(Peer)feedback, portfolio, discussion, (case) presentations, peer group
Theory and practice of patient-centered conversation (among other things according to each), therapist as leading element Fundamentals of pedagogy and didactics, forms of learning and teaching Basics of adult education Design of teaching/learning processes for the acquisition of knowledge and for working with clients Shaping and reflecting your own change processes (professional competence development), reference to your own values, use of self, shaping peer feedback
Lecture, practical exercises with and without acting patients*, group work, discussions, peer feedback/mentoring, portfolio
attitudes and values, ethical issues and societal positions related to mental health/illness Definitions of terms Determinants of mental health / illness and area-related occupational therapy offers in the health care system; client-centeredness and its limits in the work area 10 steps for mental health; recovery process Selected communication instruments General psychopathology and classification tools Cause, clinic, diagnostics and therapy of selected occupational therapy relevant clinical pictures (F1-F6) Interdisciplinary team in psychiatry Forms of mental health care Introduction to portfolio work
Lecture, group work, discussion, (peer) feedback, activating methods, work assignments, case work, practical exercises, team teaching
Focus on evidence-based programmes for training specific skills Basics in terms of: Biomechanical functional training, application of physical measures (cold, heat) Sensomotoric training (coarse/fine and postural motor skills, sensitivity, balance, coordination training, ball skills) Perception training Cognitive training (memory, attention, visuo-spatial W.) Training of psychosocial skills (e.g. training of social competences) Basics of the production of hand splints
Work with (core) case studies, lecture, demonstration, practical exercises
Basic knowledge of technical and creative techniques with a focus on expression, structuring and planning ability Dealing with digital media in the sense of creative expression Guiding and instructing in the use of materials and (digital) tools with individuals and groups Self-appropriation of techniques Adapting a craft/creative technique to people with different skills and in different contexts
Group work, discussion, feedback, peer feedback, case solutions, practical exercises, portfolio work
Getting to know organizational and administrative processes, internship manuals (incl. task pool) Interdisciplinary tasks and exercises on e.g.: ET process documentation, dealing with serious fates (illness/death/death) Professional reasoning Basic knowledge of interprofessional cooperation (within the framework of moviemornings) Hygiene in the occupational therapy setting: Introduction to practical hygiene measures with special emphasis on nosocomial infections, hygiene guidelines and standards Department specific tasks and exercises (incl. specific patient rights) Use of Self, Therapeutic Modes Accompany free topics in the areas of communication and cooperation with clients* and team, including change processes
Lecture/presentation, practical exercises, portfolio, discussions, (peer)feedback, case discussions, group work
Basics of neurology Basics of neuropsychology Implementation and modification of the occupational therapy process in the context of health promotion, prevention, therapy and rehabilitation for selected neurological and neuropsychological diseases and disorders such as insult, craniocerebral trauma, multiple sclerosis, neglect syndrome, apraxia, etc.
Final exam Processing of case studies
lecture, group work, case studies, problem-based learning
Basics of orthopaedics, traumatology and rheumatology Implementation and modification of the occupational therapy process within the framework of health promotion, prevention, therapy and rehabilitation for selected clinical pictures in the fields of orthopaedics, traumatology and rheumatology such as rheumatic diseases (arthrosis, arthritis), injuries and diseases of the upper extremity, especially the hand (tendons and nerve injuries ....), the lower extremity and the spine
lecture, group work, case solutions, problem-based learning
Gerontology with special consideration of differentiation of age groups in the old age stage of life, social determinants of health of old people, ageism, multimorbidity, old people as experts, instant aging Learning in old age, geragogy, psychological aspects of the old age stage of life Work contexts with older people (incl. interprofessional team; from GF and PHC to long-term; support offers for older people such as social services, care allowance, ...) specific communication with older people (individually and in groups), possible validation, biographical approaches, hearing and vision impairment, Understanding the age stage (specific issues, diversity, challenges, etc.)
Lecture, self-awareness, practical exercises, peer reflection, group work, discussions, portfolio
Development of a research question, documentation of the own research Writing a concept Presentation and critical reflection of your own work steps in a small group give feedback to fellow students on their work process Writing a literature review Presentation of the literature review
Presentation of the work steps in small groups, feedback, peer feedback, text feedback
Work steps of a literature review Structure of a review Read, present and discuss published reviews Documentation of a systematic search in databases Citation and preparation of a bibliography Criteria for scientific writing
lecture, group work, discussion, lecture with activating methods, practical exercises
Development of the child (incl. prenatal development) Cause, clinic, diagnostics, therapy, rehabilitation and prognosis of the most relevant congenital and acquired diseases, disabilities and malformations in childhood and adolescence relevant for occupational therapy: Premature birth with risks and consequences, circumscribed developmental disorders, autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, infantile cerebral palsy, cognitive impairment, sensory disabilities and perceptual disorders, syndromes, muscle diseases, arm plexus paresis, dysraphism, tumours, multiple disabilities, etc. Selected child and adolescent psychiatric problems Raising awareness of rare diseases Emergency measures and child protection, duties in the event of suspected threats to the welfare of children
Lecture, discussion, case studies, videos
Basics of pathology, selected KH images of internal medicine Effects of NCD on health and well-being and individual daily life The importance of lifestyle and health determinants
Final exam Written test
Self-care Theory on Expert*in/Noviz*in Basics, basic skills: drama triangle, de-escalation, conflict management/resolution Practical aspects of ethics and diversity
individual mentoring (competence development talks), practical exercises with and without acting patients, lecture, discussion, (peer)feedback, portfolio, group work
BP 2 - Reflection and feedback on internship documentation Self-confrontation based on the practical experience in the context of self-awareness, Sekoan, resilience growth mind set
Lecture/presentation, self-awareness, group discussions, (peer)feedback, group work, portfolio
Overview of the departments of neurology, traumatology, orthopaedics, rheumatology Selected diagnostic procedures: free initial diagnosis, subject-specific assessments, hand findings, sensitivity findings, functional examination, examination of balance, tone, neuropsychological functions, etc. Selected treatment methods: joint protection, functional training, tone regulation, sensitivity training, physical methods, specific ADL training and supply of aids, basics of splint fabrication
Final exam Knowledge retrieval and practical test
lecture, practical exercises, group work, videos, accompanied self-study
the occupational therapy process with people in different age groups in the old age phase of life (including aspects of multimorbidity, frailty, ...) with regard to activation, participation and autonomy Basics of diagnostic/evaluation methods and occupational therapy measures for selected problems in old age (e.g. people with dementia, falls in old age, hearing and visual impairments ...) Prevention of falls Basic knowledge of work/counselling for relatives and multi-professional cooperation in working with older people selected geriatric basics of reablement and mobile acute geriatrics
Case study work, lecture, practical exercises with feedback, peer reflection, group work, discussions
Diversity of life situations and realities of children and young people Reflection of own experiences and attitudes towards childhood and adolescence Development models, developmental pathways of childhood skills and everyday skills Humanistic and constructivist conception of man Fields of work, settings, objectives and role of occupational therapy with children and young people Effects of selected disease and disorder patterns on activity and participation. the occupational therapy process within the framework of health promotion, prevention, therapy and rehabilitation with children and adolescents in standard situations ascertain the concerns of children and young people, parents and other relevant persons Basics of diagnostic findings and therapeutic measures for selected developmental disorders and clinical pictures of childhood and adolescence (e.g. attention deficit and hyperactivity syndrome, circumscribed developmental disorder of motor functions, autism spectrum disorder, infantile cerebral palsy, cognitive impairment) Guidelines and evidence relevant to occupational therapy Practical practice of selected parts of the occupational therapy process The importance of play in the development of the child and in occupational therapy Basics of parental work and counselling (reflection on different family systems, parenting styles, ...)
Lecture, discussion, group work, work assignments, case studies, practical exercises
Instruments for the survey of quality of life/style Consulting concepts and programs for the management of pain, fatigue Dealing with suicidal tendencies Importance of sexuality and spirituality for the quality of life Occupational therapy in palliative care (including dealing with dying and death) Advice on how to achieve a healthy lifestyle, health coaching on the basis of Motivational Interviewing
Focus topic days, knowledge transfer, practical exercises, discussion, reflection
Practising first conversations Clinical/professional reasoning Application of the occupational therapy process with concrete implementation with client groups (planning, reflection and feedback) Cooperation, communication and reflection within the team Critical reflection and discussion of group dynamics (taking into account the roles of leadership, co-leadership and participants) in working with the client group Reflection and discussion of ethical, intercultural, gender- and generation-specific as well as interprofessional aspects of practical work
Tutorial, feedback and peer feedback, critical reflection in the group, group work, discussion. Working with drama patients
Ergotherapeutic work under guidance and supervision with special emphasis on the following: Work with clients: Planning, implementation and reflection of the occupational therapy process Work in intra- and interprofessional teams Work organisation Establishing professional relationships with clients and colleagues Documentation Applied evidence-based practice and professional reasoning
Focus on healthy ageing and equal health opportunities: transition, social isolation, lifestyle redesign, poverty in old age, mental health community development framework Standards of health promotion Inclusion and quality of life National and regional framework conditions for project implementation, financing possibilities Project Management Presentation technology
Final exam Oral presentation of the projects with innovative methods Critical self-reflection and evaluation with regard to communication and collaboration skills, motivation, innovation, agility and tolerance of ambiguity Quality of the project and professional reasoning
Lecture and discussion on the basics of community work and health promotion as well as project management Ideas workshop for project development Contact to community and stakeholders Tutorials on project development with peer feedback Practical exercises on presentation techniques Concluding reflection The practical implementation of the planned projects is possible within the framework of a subsequent internship or an optional module.
Reflection of the individual internship experience with special consideration of the theory-practice transfer Presentation of occupational therapy processes from the internship Free topics derived from the current internship situation
ASchG, Bildschirmarbeitsverordnung, DSGV, basic principles of industrial science and industrial psychology with a focus on digitisation and older employees Organisational framework: Tax forms in organisations, corporate culture, economic efficiency, mission Ergonomic workplace design Environmental design Assessments and measurement methods Body perception, biomechanics, spiral dynamics, analysis of the working posture, relief exercises Mental stress, stress management, break management Consulting and Coaching Models for behavioural change
Final exam Presentation of case studies, written posture analysis, reflection report on assessments and counselling situations, practical advice in the field and illustration of the process carried out in a written or oral report.
Lecture with activating methods and discussion Case-based learning of basic knowledge with presentation and feedback, Practical exercises: Video and photo analyses, testing of sitting and standing workstations, exercise instructions according to spiral dynamics, stress management Self-awareness: body awareness exercises and analysis of one's own posture, possibilities of pain reduction Case work in interprofessional team teaching with industrial psychology Advanced training of the consulting competence in 5 steps
Making initial calls, Occupational therapy programs for groups Leading and planning groups Application of the occupational therapy process with concrete implementation with client groups (implementation with clients), Theories on teamwork Fall prevention, lifestyle redesign for different target groups, graphomotor skills, ZEPS, Ernergy conservation programs (Fatique....) and others
Lecture, group work and practical work with client groups
Attendance of a further education course, event, congress, conference, open course, which supports the individual professional development of the respective students
KE conversations (focus on own development - based on topics from self-awareness in the 3rd semester) Theory of consulting concepts and practical exercises Shared decision making Role, tasks of (and demands on) the group management with focus on leadership competencies
Lecture, practical exercises with and without acting patients*, group work, (peer)feedback, discussions, portfolio
Interdisciplinary tasks including practice: e.g.: specific documentation with special focus on goal development and formulation, enablement skills, diversity, professional reasoning Institutional and legal framework of the internships Advanced exercises for specific departments
lecture, presentations, discussions, (peer)feedback, group work, practical exercises, portfolio
ATTENTION: the workload for the bachelor's examination is located in the 5th semester, because the international FAB semester (6th semester) requires 30 ECTS credits to obtain a double degree. The exam takes place at the end of the 6th semester.
Final exam viva voce
Identification of the topic and formulation of the research question for Bachelor thesis 2 Creation of concepts 1 and 2 Presentation and reflection of the individual steps of the creation process in small groups and during supervision meetings Planning of the methodical procedure
Continuous assessment Preparation and submission of a feasible Bachelor thesis concept that meets the requirements of the course of studies
Presentation of the respective work results, discussion, feedback, peer feedback
Organisation and tasks of professional interest groups Basics of marketing (services marketing, market, company and competitor analysis, means of communication in marketing, corporate identity and corporate design, ...)
Final exam Project presentation
occupational therapy under supervision with special emphasis on the following areas: work with clients: Planning, implementation and reflection of the occupational therapy process Work in intra- and interprofessional teams Work organisation Establishing professional relationships with clients and colleagues Documentation (especially ICF orientation) Applied evidence-based practice including professional reasoning
Supervised internship, portfolio, (peer) feedback
Profession, interprofessionality, multiprofessionality in an international context Paradigms of the different professional groups involved in international comparison Interprofessional cooperation - opportunities and challenges Selected methods for coping with challenging situations Analysis and processing of selected challenging situations from everyday therapeutic life (in interprofessional and international student teams)
Final exam Group presentation, reflection
presenting, elaborating, explorative in interprofessional and international group settings
Reflection of individual practical experiences with special consideration of the theory-practice transfer Presentation of occupational therapy processes from the internship Free topics from the current internship situation
(Peer)feedback, portfolio, discussion, (case) presentations, (online if required) Peer group
Fundamentals of business administration Legal, administrative, organisational and ethical requirements for the exercise of a freelance profession or the establishment and management of a practice
Final exam Final inspection in writing
Predominantly performing, elaborating
Health Care and Health Policy in Austria Data protection in the healthcare sector Extracts relevant to the profession from medical law, social security law and labour law
Final exam written test
Interdisciplinary tasks such as: challenging situations with clients and/or in (inter)professional teams, seniority, documentation-practical application of occupational therapy models; Feedback on BP4+BP5 documentation and tasks Free topics (especially in the areas of communication and cooperation with clients* and team)
Practical exercises, (peer)feedback, discussion, portfolio
Role novice*in, novice*in expert*in Tolerance of ambiguity Application training, Future Workshop 1 (incl. free topics) Key competencies (especially 4Ks) for innovative processes Models on the topic of career entry/transition
lecture, practical exercises, group work, discussion, (peer)feedback, portfolio
Tasks and guidelines for the Bachelor thesis Phases of the research process: topic identification, literature research, concept development, literature processing, implementation and evaluation of the methodological steps, writing the paper, editing Basic principles for planning, implementation and evaluation of selected empirical and theoretical research methods such as interview, focus group, questionnaire, literature work (text analysis, review, etc.) academic writing and reviewing good scientific practice and quality criteria for research
Continuous assessment active participation in the Bachelor thesis supervision appointments
lecture, group work, exercises, discussion, feedback
Implementation of the planned work steps Presentation and reflection of the individual work steps of the creation process in support interviews Writing the Bachelor thesis Presentation of the Bachelor thesis
Presentation of the respective work results, discussion, feedback
Independent/independent occupational therapy work under supervision at an internship position at the host university with special emphasis on the following areas: Work with clients: Planning, implementation and reflection of the occupational therapy process with special consideration of cultural country-specific aspects Work in intra- and interprofessional teams Work organisation Establishing professional relationships with clients and colleagues Documentation (especially ICF orientation) Applied evidence-based practice including professional reasoning
New challenges in health care in the 3 participating countries, current professional developments, development of new professional fields Innovative set of methods: coaching, educating, consulting, advocating, The occupational therapist as entrepreneur Basics of marketing and public relations Reflection of the own learning process
lecture, group work, group discussion, excursion, presentations
Development and presentation of a project plan for occupational therapy interventions in the context of urban transformations including all knowledge and skills acquired during the FAB semester. In-depth reflection of the personal learning and development process
lecture, group work, group discussion, excursion, project work, presentations
Getting to know the FAB group: forming a student community. Comparison of the different cultural settings in the participating countries. Urban transformation and its impact on social change, community development and participation. Reflection of the learning process
lecture, group work, group discussion, urban exploration
Definition of Public Health and Health Promotion Development and presentation of a health promotion project: contacting stakeholders, writing a project manual, writing and presenting a project portfolio. Reflection of the own health awareness as well as the own learning process
Implementation of the planned work steps Presentation and reflection of the individual work steps of the creation process in support interviews Writing the Bachelor thesis 2
Final exam Bachelor thesis
Independent/independent occupational therapy work under supervision with special emphasis on the following areas: Work with clients: Planning, implementation and reflection of the occupational therapy process Work in intra- and interprofessional teams Work organisation Establishing professional relationships with clients and colleagues Documentation (especially ICF orientation) Applied evidence-based practice including professional reasoning
Reflection of individual internship experiences with special consideration of the theory-practice transfer and the forthcoming career entry Presentation of a case study from the internship with focus on aspects of diversity and ethics Free topics from the following areas: inter-professional cooperation (incl. ICF), evidence-based, documentation, professional identity
Students can individually collect the necessary credit points for this course during their studies by: Participation in extracurricular-facultative courses of their own degree programme Participation in extracurricular faculty courses offered by the department or university (open lectures) Participation in selected congresses, conferences and further training
Final exam Certificate of participation or proof of examination
occupational science Sustainable development goals Environmental sustainability and professional reasoining policy strategic reasoning Human rights and occupational therapy; promote Occupation as human rights Occupation based social transformation Social capital Migration and health (care) Effects on health e.g. vulnerable groups Diversity, culturally sensitive action in the health sector. Primary care community adapting Fundamentals of Innovation & Entrepreneurship Tools for the development of innovative thinking
Continuous assessment Case handling, presentation, reflection report
Discussion, feedback, lecture with activating methods, work assignments with feedback, peer feedback, practical exercises,
Interdisciplinary tasks such as: professional identity with focus on transition process "from students to job starters", free topics Feedback on BP6 documentation and tasks
Portfolio, practical exercises, discussions
Key competences for entrepreneurship Ethical considerations in the context of innovation and entrepreneurship Future Workshop 2 (incl. free topics) Forms of supervision (supervision, intervision, collegial counselling)
individual mentoring (competence development talks), practical exercises, discussions, group work, portfolio
Optional: Practical project in new fields of work (possible implementation parallel to the current internship, e.g. 1x/week: school, hostel, company etc. ECTS for preparation, support or Implementation of the project from the 4th semester (healthy ageing) or Project proposal on the topic of Health Promotion & Entrepreneurship: Submission for an (interdisciplinary) project ... for activity-based offer ... Cooperation with interdisciplinary players; project submission TIG Gesundes Grätzel, project objective: human health Further topics: New technologies (e.g. 3D printing) Primary care Domestic occupational therapy Occupational therapy research
Continuous assessment Case handling, presentation, reflection report, portfolio
Discussion, lecture with activating methods, work assignments in the group with feedback, peer feedback, case solutions, practical exercises, problem-based learning
ElectivesSelection and participation according to available places. There may be separate selection procedures.
TimesMon to Fri, in exceptional cases on Saturdays
Language of InstructionGerman
Only with this degree program is it possible to practice the profession of occupational therapist. The MTD Act is the basis for this degree program. Occupational therapy is applied in all areas of health and social services. As part of the therapy you will analyze everyday actions and modify processes individually according to the existing functions and impairments. You will train the skills that are required to execute the actions. In addition, it may be necessary to use tools and adjust the environment to the client's needs. Many occupational therapists also work in prevention. A classic example is the ergonomically designed workplace. In rehabilitation, you will play a significant role in helping clients, who for example have had an accident or stroke, to cope with life as well as possible on their own. Health promotion begins in kindergarten: You will work with development screenings and offer appropriate therapy measures, you will work with offers for healthy behavior in daily life or you will already be involved in the spatial planning to help design child-friendly kindergartens and schools that promote development. In health promotion you will also speak to senior citizens to raise awareness for example of fall and barrier-free living in old age. Outpatient activities are becoming more and more important in occupational therapy. The degree program provides a strong foundation together with practical work experience and continuing training to manage teams or work independently. You can also choose to pursue a career in research.
Take advantage of the "FIT for a health profession?!" self-assessment test to see what a profession in health care requires and if you have the right qualities.
FIT for a health profession?! (in German only)
Regulation for the admission of third country citizens (PDF 234 KB)
Information for applicants with non-Austrian (school) certificates (PDF 145 KB)
There are 36 places available in the bachelor's degree program in Occupational Therapy each year. The ratio of places to applicants is currently around 1:10,5.
To apply you will require the following documents:
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 begins with a written test. After the passing the test, you will undergo a personal interview procedure consisting of a practical task and an interview.
The result of the written entrance test is expected to be available from 12.4.2021.
If you have any questions regarding accessibility or if you have a specific need in the admission procedure due to an impairment, please contact Ursula Weilenmann for organizational reasons as early as possible at email@example.com.
Since we try to take into account individual needs due to disabilities when conducting the written admission test, we ask you to indicate in your online application to Weilenmann in which form you require support.
Your contact person in the department Gender & Diversity ManagementMag.a Ursula Weilenmann, Mitarbeiterinbarrierefrei@fh-campuswien.ac.athttp://www.fh-campuswien.ac.at/barrierefrei
Occupational Therapist, Head of Degree Program Occupational Therapy T: +43 1 606 68 firstname.lastname@example.org
Occupational Therapist, Academic Staff
Occupational Therapist, Head of Degree Program Occupational Therapy
We work closely with the Vienna Healthcare Group, universities like the Medical University of Vienna, the professional association 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!