Occupational Therapy

Bachelor, full-time

Overview

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.

Contact us

Contact us!

Peter Hromek
Favoritenstraße 226, D.1.33
1100 Vienna
T: +43 1 606 68 77-4300
F: +43 1 606 68 77-4309
ergotherapie@fh-campuswien.ac.at

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Office hours during the semester: 
Mon to Fri, 9.00 a.m.-11.00 a.m. 
Wed, 1.30 p.m.-3.00 p.m. 
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Duration of course
6 Semester
Organisational form
full-time
180ECTS
Language of instruction German
36Study places
Final degree
Bachelor of Science in Health Studies (BSc) incl. professional qualifications

Application period for academic year 2021/22

14th February to 14th 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 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.

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. 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.

What makes the degree program special

  • Highly student-centered
  • Individual support in further developing your personal and professional skills
  • International activities

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.


What you will learn in the degree program

You will become acquainted with the complexity of human behavior as a result of the interaction between people, environmental and activity.

  • You will deal with models and theories of occupational therapy.
  • You will learn about therapeutic applications and processes in various disciplines and professions.
  • You will acquire fundamentals of medicine and social science.
  • You will select between different specializations:
    • Case management
    • Community-based rehabilitation
    • Health promotion
  • Furthermore, you will acquire practical experience in 28 weeks of internships
  • If you take part in the FAB program (Finland, Austria, Belgium) in the 6th semester, you will complete a total of three specially compiled modules at the three universities of Ghent-Artevelde, Helsiniki-Metropolia and FH Campus Wien linked with internships and your bachelor’s thesis (total of 30 ECTS).

Curriculum

LectureSWSECTS
Activity and performance analysis ILV

Activity and performance analysis ILV

2SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

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.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Portfolio work, presentations, knowledge review, practical examination

Teaching methods

presenting, elaborating, explorative
self-awareness

Language

German

23
Enabling daily occupations in different stages of life UE

Enabling daily occupations in different stages of life UE

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

3SWS
4ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
elaborations, reflections

Teaching methods

Discussion, feedback, lecture with activating methods, group exercises, peer feedback, practical case studies, interviews, observations

Language

German

34
Elements of occupational performance: person, occupation, environment ILV

Elements of occupational performance: person, occupation, environment ILV

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

4SWS
4.5ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Portfolio work, elaborations, presentations

Teaching methods

Group work, discussion, lecture with activating methods, case solutions, self-awareness with creative media

Language

German

44.5
Functional anatomy ILV

Functional anatomy ILV

Lector: Mag.a Bettina Bachschwöll, Mag.a Veronika Ertelt-Bach, MAS, Siegfried Mayer, Susanne Messner-Gujon, MSc, Christine Pauli-Jagoditsch, Irene Weisser

3.5SWS
5.5ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
written test for knowledge retrieval, practical test

Teaching methods

Lecture, practical exercises, self-awareness

Language

German

3.55.5
History and models of occupational therapy ILV

History and models of occupational therapy ILV

Lector: Katrin Kugler, MSc.

1.5SWS
1.5ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
written test for knowledge retrieval, written elaborations

Teaching methods

discussion, lecture with activating methods, work assignments (individual or group) with feedback

Language

German

1.51.5
Foundations of anatomy and physiology ILV

Foundations of anatomy and physiology ILV

Lector: Dr. med. univ. Greta Carlin

1.5SWS
1.5ECTS

Lecture contents

Basic anatomical terms, functionally oriented contents of anatomy and physiology of the locomotor system and neuroanatomy relevant to occupational therapy

Assessment methods

Final exam
written test, oral examination

Teaching methods

Lecture, practical exercises on anatomical models

Language

German

1.51.5
Principles of evidence-based practice ILV

Principles of evidence-based practice ILV

Lector: Valentin Ritschl, MSc MSc

1.5SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

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)

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Working out EBP in group work

Teaching methods

lecture, discussion, (group) exercises, presentations

Language

German

1.52
Foundations of self-reflection, communication and conversation techniques SE

Foundations of self-reflection, communication and conversation techniques SE

Lector: Stella Hiesmayr, MSc., Mag. Viktoria Lanthier, Petra Paukowitsch, BSc MA, Petra Schwab, MSc

2.5SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

self-experience, practical exercises, (peer)feedback, discussions, portfolio

Language

German

2.53
Journal club SE

Journal club SE

Lector: Stefan Grundtner, MSc, Theresa Maria Lüftenegger, BSc BSc MSc, Doris Taurok, MSc

1.5SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

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, ...)

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Presentations and participation in discussions

Teaching methods

Lecture, presentations, discussions

Language

English

1.52
Developing professional attitude – Understanding change ILV

Developing professional attitude – Understanding change ILV

Lector: Petra Paukowitsch, BSc MA, Petra Schwab, MSc

2.5SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

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.

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Portfolio, individual mentoring (competence development talks), lecture, group work, discussions, (peer) feedback

Language

German

2.53

LectureSWSECTS
Intervention techniques focusing on daily living VO

Intervention techniques focusing on daily living VO

2SWS
2.5ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Practical exercises, lecture with activating methods, group exercises with
(Peer) feedback, problem-based learning based on core case studies
Case Studies

Language

German

22.5
Applied professional reasoning: Intervention SE

Applied professional reasoning: Intervention SE

0.5SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

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.

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Case work

Language

German

0.51
Assessment and evaluation methods ILV

Assessment and evaluation methods ILV

1.5SWS
2.5ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Group work, discussion, lecture with activating methods, work assignments with feedback, peer feedback, work with core case studies, practical exercises

Language

German

1.52.5
Fieldwork placement semester 2 PR

Fieldwork placement semester 2 PR

0SWS
6ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

guided internship

Language

German

06
Identifying occupation-based needs ILV

Identifying occupation-based needs ILV

1.5SWS
2.5ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Group work, discussion, lecture with activating methods, work assignments with feedback, peer feedback, work with core case studies, practical exercises

Language

German

1.52.5
Occupational therapy in mental health ILV

Occupational therapy in mental health ILV

3SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Inverted classroom method, portfolio, team teaching, activating methods, group work, case studies, discussions, role plays with self-experience (peer) feedback, work assignments

Language

German

33
Supervision: Fieldwork placement semester 2 SE

Supervision: Fieldwork placement semester 2 SE

0.5SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

(Peer)feedback, portfolio, discussion, (case) presentations, peer group

Language

German

0.51
Conversation techniques and educational skills for practice ILV

Conversation techniques and educational skills for practice ILV

3SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Lecture, practical exercises with and without acting patients*, group work, discussions, peer feedback/mentoring, portfolio

Language

German

33
Occupational therapy foundations in mental health ILV

Occupational therapy foundations in mental health ILV

1.5SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Lecture, group work, discussion, (peer) feedback, activating methods, work assignments, case work, practical exercises, team teaching

Language

German

1.52
Intervention techniques for improving occupational components and skills ILV

Intervention techniques for improving occupational components and skills ILV

2.5SWS
2.5ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Work with (core) case studies, lecture, demonstration, practical exercises

Language

German

2.52.5
Arts and crafts in occupational therapy VO

Arts and crafts in occupational therapy VO

1.5SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Group work, discussion, feedback, peer feedback, case solutions, practical exercises, portfolio work

Language

German

1.52
Using occupational therapy theory in practice: Preparation for fieldwork placement semester 2 ILV

Using occupational therapy theory in practice: Preparation for fieldwork placement semester 2 ILV

2SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Lecture/presentation, practical exercises, portfolio, discussions, (peer)feedback, case discussions, group work

Language

German

22

LectureSWSECTS
OT neurology: Case studies ILV

OT neurology: Case studies ILV

2.5SWS
2.5ECTS

Lecture contents

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.

Assessment methods

Final exam
Processing of case studies

Teaching methods

lecture, group work, case studies, problem-based learning

Language

German

2.52.5
OT traumatology, orthopaedics and rheumatology: Case studies ILV

OT traumatology, orthopaedics and rheumatology: Case studies ILV

2.5SWS
2.5ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
Processing of case studies

Teaching methods

lecture, group work, case solutions, problem-based learning

Language

German

2.52.5
Different stages of life: Old age - Foundations ILV

Different stages of life: Old age - Foundations ILV

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

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.)

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Lecture, self-awareness, practical exercises, peer reflection, group work, discussions, portfolio

Language

German

11
Literature review SE

Literature review SE

1SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Presentation of the work steps in small groups, feedback, peer feedback, text feedback

Language

German

13
Literature review: Introduction ILV

Literature review: Introduction ILV

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

lecture, group work, discussion, lecture with activating methods, practical exercises

Language

German

11
Medical foundations for occupational therapy practice with children and adolescents ILV

Medical foundations for occupational therapy practice with children and adolescents ILV

1.5SWS
1.5ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Lecture, discussion, case studies, videos

Language

German

1.51.5
Non-communicable chronic diseases: Foundations VO

Non-communicable chronic diseases: Foundations VO

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
Written test

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

German

11
Improving professional attitude and professional conduct ILV

Improving professional attitude and professional conduct ILV

2SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

Self-care
Theory on Expert*in/Noviz*in
Basics, basic skills: drama triangle, de-escalation, conflict management/resolution
Practical aspects of ethics and diversity

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

individual mentoring (competence development talks), practical exercises with and without acting patients, lecture, discussion, (peer)feedback, portfolio, group work

Language

German

23
Using occupational therapy theory in practice: Self-confrontation and self-care strategies VO

Using occupational therapy theory in practice: Self-confrontation and self-care strategies VO

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Lecture/presentation, self-awareness, group discussions, (peer)feedback, group work, portfolio

Language

German

11
Occupational therapy in different areas of practice: Neurology, traumatology, orthopaedics and rheumatology ILV

Occupational therapy in different areas of practice: Neurology, traumatology, orthopaedics and rheumatology ILV

2.5SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
Knowledge retrieval and practical test

Teaching methods

lecture, practical exercises, group work, videos, accompanied self-study

Language

German

2.53
Occupational therapy for elderly people ILV

Occupational therapy for elderly people ILV

3.5SWS
4ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Case study work, lecture, practical exercises with feedback, peer reflection, group work, discussions

Language

German

3.54
Occupational therapy for children and adolescents ILV

Occupational therapy for children and adolescents ILV

3SWS
3.5ECTS

Lecture contents

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, ...)

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Lecture, discussion, group work, work assignments, case studies, practical exercises

Language

German

33.5
Occupational therapy for clients with non-communicable chronic diseases ILV

Occupational therapy for clients with non-communicable chronic diseases ILV

2SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam

Teaching methods

Focus topic days, knowledge transfer, practical exercises, discussion, reflection

Language

German

23

LectureSWSECTS
Groups and team work in occupational therapy: Reflective seminar SE

Groups and team work in occupational therapy: Reflective seminar SE

2SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Tutorial, feedback and peer feedback, critical reflection in the group, group work, discussion. Working with drama patients

Language

German

22
Fieldwork placement semester 4 PR

Fieldwork placement semester 4 PR

0SWS
12.5ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Supervised internship

Language

German

012.5
Community innovation LAB: Healthy aging ILV

Community innovation LAB: Healthy aging ILV

2.5SWS
4ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

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

Teaching methods

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.

Language

German

2.54
Supervision: Fieldwork placement semester 4 SE

Supervision: Fieldwork placement semester 4 SE

0.5SWS
0.5ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

(Peer)feedback, portfolio, discussion, (case) presentations, peer group

Language

German

0.50.5
Healthy work environments ILV

Healthy work environments ILV

4SWS
4ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

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.

Teaching methods

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

Language

German

44
Planning and guiding groups in occupational therapy: Foundations and practice ILV

Planning and guiding groups in occupational therapy: Foundations and practice ILV

1.5SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Lecture, group work and practical work with client groups

Language

German

1.52
Professional conduct – Elective course SE

Professional conduct – Elective course SE

0SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

Attendance of a further education course, event, congress, conference, open course, which supports the individual professional development of the respective students

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

individual

Language

German

01
Improving professional conduct: Understanding and guiding change ILV

Improving professional conduct: Understanding and guiding change ILV

1.5SWS
2.5ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Lecture, practical exercises with and without acting patients*, group work, (peer)feedback, discussions, portfolio

Language

German

1.52.5
Using occupational therapy theory in practice: Preparation for fieldwork placement semester 4 ILV

Using occupational therapy theory in practice: Preparation for fieldwork placement semester 4 ILV

1SWS
1.5ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

lecture, presentations, discussions, (peer)feedback, group work, practical exercises, portfolio

Language

German

11.5

LectureSWSECTS
Final exams: preparation AP

Final exams: preparation AP

0SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

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.

Assessment methods

Final exam
viva voce

Language

German

01
Bachelor paper seminar 1: Writing research proposals SE

Bachelor paper seminar 1: Writing research proposals SE

0.5SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Preparation and submission of a feasible Bachelor thesis concept that meets the requirements of the course of studies

Teaching methods

Presentation of the respective work results, discussion, feedback, peer feedback

Language

German

0.52
Political dimensions and marketing ILV

Political dimensions and marketing ILV

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

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, ...)

Assessment methods

Final exam
Project presentation

Teaching methods

performing, elaborating

Language

German

11
Fieldwork placement semester 5 PR

Fieldwork placement semester 5 PR

0SWS
9.5ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Supervised internship, portfolio, (peer) feedback

Language

German

09.5
Coping strategies for challenging situations: Interprofessional and international contexts SE

Coping strategies for challenging situations: Interprofessional and international contexts SE

1.5SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

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)

Assessment methods

Final exam
Group presentation, reflection

Teaching methods

presenting, elaborating, explorative
in interprofessional and international group settings

Language

English

1.52
Supervision: Fieldwork placement semester 5 SE

Supervision: Fieldwork placement semester 5 SE

0.5SWS
0.5ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

(Peer)feedback, portfolio, discussion, (case) presentations, (online if required) Peer group

Language

German

0.50.5
Private practice - Foundations of business administration ILV

Private practice - Foundations of business administration ILV

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
Final inspection in writing

Teaching methods

Predominantly performing, elaborating

Language

German

11
Health care and foundations of law VO

Health care and foundations of law VO

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
written test

Teaching methods

Predominantly performing, elaborating

Language

German

11
Using occupational therapy theory in practice: Preparation for fieldwork placement semester 5 ILV

Using occupational therapy theory in practice: Preparation for fieldwork placement semester 5 ILV

1SWS
1.5ECTS

Lecture contents

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)

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Practical exercises, (peer)feedback, discussion, portfolio

Language

German

11.5
Guiding occupational transition - Innovation ILV

Guiding occupational transition - Innovation ILV

1.5SWS
1.5ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

lecture, practical exercises, group work, discussion, (peer)feedback, portfolio

Language

German

1.51.5
Scientific research process ILV

Scientific research process ILV

2SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
active participation in the Bachelor thesis supervision appointments

Teaching methods

lecture, group work, exercises, discussion, feedback

Language

German

22
Elective choices in different areas of practice – Elective courses MODUL 1524.5

Specialization FAB Semester

LectureSWSECTS
Applied Research Methology SE

Applied Research Methology SE

0.5SWS
5ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Presentation of the respective work results, discussion, feedback

Language

German-English

0.55
Fieldwork Placement PR

Fieldwork Placement PR

0SWS
15ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Supervised internship, portfolio, (peer) feedback

Language

English

015
New Areas, Roles and Future for Occupational Therapy ILV

New Areas, Roles and Future for Occupational Therapy ILV

1.5SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

lecture, group work, group discussion, excursion, presentations

Language

English

1.53
Occupational Therapy and Urban Transformation - Integration ILV

Occupational Therapy and Urban Transformation - Integration ILV

1.5SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

lecture, group work, group discussion, excursion, project work, presentations

Language

English

1.53
Occupational Therapy and Urban Transformation - Introduction ILV

Occupational Therapy and Urban Transformation - Introduction ILV

0.5SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

lecture, group work, group discussion, urban exploration

Language

English

0.51
Public Health and Health Promotion ILV

Public Health and Health Promotion ILV

1.5SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

lecture, group work, group discussion, excursion, project work, presentations

Language

English

1.53

Specialization FH Campus Wien

LectureSWSECTS
Bachelor paper seminar 2: Applied research methods SE

Bachelor paper seminar 2: Applied research methods SE

0.5SWS
5ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
Bachelor thesis

Teaching methods

Presentation of the respective work results, discussion, feedback

Language

German

0.55
Fieldwork placement semester 6 PR

Fieldwork placement semester 6 PR

0SWS
14.5ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Supervised internship, portfolio, (peer) feedback

Language

German

014.5
Supervision: Fieldwork placement semester 6 SE

Supervision: Fieldwork placement semester 6 SE

0.5SWS
0.5ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

(Peer)feedback, portfolio, discussion, (case) presentations, (online if required) Peer group

Language

German

0.50.5
Elective course 2 ILV

Elective course 2 ILV

0SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
Certificate of participation or proof of examination

Teaching methods

variable

Language

German

02
Occupational science and gobal citizenship ILV

Occupational science and gobal citizenship ILV

1.5SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Case handling, presentation, reflection report

Teaching methods

Discussion, feedback, lecture with activating methods, work assignments with feedback, peer feedback, practical exercises,

Language

German-English

1.52
Using occupational therapy theory in practice: Preparation for fieldwork placement semester 6 ILV

Using occupational therapy theory in practice: Preparation for fieldwork placement semester 6 ILV

1SWS
1.5ECTS

Lecture contents

Interdisciplinary tasks such as: professional identity with focus on transition process "from students to job starters", free topics
Feedback on BP6 documentation and tasks

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Portfolio, practical exercises, discussions

Language

German

11.5
Guiding occupational transition - Entrepreneurship VO

Guiding occupational transition - Entrepreneurship VO

1.5SWS
1.5ECTS

Lecture contents

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)

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

individual mentoring (competence development talks), practical exercises, discussions, group work, portfolio

Language

German

1.51.5
Developing occupational therapy in different settings and roles ILV

Developing occupational therapy in different settings and roles ILV

2SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Case handling, presentation, reflection report, portfolio

Teaching methods

Discussion, lecture with activating methods, work assignments in the group with feedback, peer feedback, case solutions, practical exercises, problem-based learning

Language

German-English

23

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

Times
Mon to Fri, in exceptional cases on Saturdays

Language of Instruction
German


How you benefit

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.

  • Hospitals and specialist clinics
  • Rehabilitation and therapy centers
  • Nursing homes, outpatient clinics, convalescent homes
  • Information centers
  • Foster homes and retirement homes
  • Day centers for the elderly and mentally impaired
  • Educational facilities
  • Disabled facilities
  • Forensic facilities
  • Facilities for the preparation to enter the employment world
  • Work training centers
  • Businesses/workplaces of clients
  • Medical practices
  • Mobile care facilities
  • Research institutions

Master's degree programs

Health Assisting Engineering

Master, part-time

more

Admission

FIT for a health profession?!

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)

  • General higher education entrance qualification:
    • University entrance qualification or degree from a general or vocational secondary school.
    • University entrance exam (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)
  • Relevant professional qualification with additional examinations
    You have acquired the relevant professional qualification with a degree in health care and nursing or medical technical services, or the completion of a college for social services or an apprenticeship as an orthopedic technician.
  • Additional proficiency tests:
    • First aid course (at least 16 hours, within the last year)
    • Proof of good repute
    • Proof of medical fitness

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:

  • Birth certificate
  • Proof of citizenship
  • School leaving certificate / university entrance qualification examination (Studienberecthigungsprüfung) / verification of professional qualifications
  • Letter of motivation
  • CV in table form

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.

  • 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 admission test includes a series of test requirements to assess if you fulfill the basic intellectual and social-emotional performance requirements. If you meet the minimum criteria you will then undergo a practical aptitude test and an admission interview.
    The practical aptitude test assesses your job-specific skills and other skills such as social behavior, empathy and a capacity for careful consideration. The admission interview provides a first impression of the applicant's personal suitability. This includes professional motivation, professional understanding, performance, problem-solving skills and a capacity for careful consideration.
    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. Applicants are evaluated according to the following weighting system:
    • Admission test (1/3)
    • Practical aptitude test and interview (2/3)
    The admission committee (which comprises, among others, the head of the academic section and representatives of the teaching staff and student body) awards places to the applicants who score highest in the tests. The process as a whole and all test and assessment results from the admission procedure are documented in a transparent and verifiable manner.

The result of the written entrance test is expected to be available from 12.4.2021.

Studying with disabilities

If you have any questions regarding accessibility or if you have a specific need in the admission procedure due to an impairment, please contact Ursula Weilenmann for organizational reasons as early as possible at barrierefrei@fh-campuswien.ac.at.

Since we try to take into account individual needs due to disabilities when conducting the written admission test, we ask you to indicate in your online application to Weilenmann in which form you require support.

Your contact person in the department Gender & Diversity Management
Mag.a Ursula Weilenmann, Mitarbeiterin
barrierefrei@fh-campuswien.ac.at
http://www.fh-campuswien.ac.at/barrierefrei

 


Contact

Secretary's office

Peter Hromek
Favoritenstraße 226, D.1.33
1100 Vienna
T: +43 1 606 68 77-4300
F: +43 1 606 68 77-4309
ergotherapie@fh-campuswien.ac.at

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Office hours during the semester: 
Mon to Fri, 9.00 a.m.-11.00 a.m. 
Wed, 1.30 p.m.-3.00 p.m. 
We recommended you make an appointment.

Teaching staff and Research staff


Cooperations and Campusnetzwerk

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!

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