Sonography

Academic course, part-time

Overview

Technological leaps forward, innovative technologies, scarcer resources in the health care industry, the increasing work in interdisciplinary teams and the ongoing academization of health professions are changing the occupational field. The academic course offers specialization and a technical update in the field of sonography. You work with high-end devices and innovative technologies on the increasingly targeted imaging diagnostics and thus shape your professional profile. Your professional profile is sharpened with cross-sectional competencies in interprofessional collaboration when assessing examination results.

Program in accordance with § 9 FHStG

Contact us

Contact us!

Patrick Korpitsch
Favoritenstraße 226, D.Z.33
1100 Vienna
T: +43 1 606 68 77-4861
F: +43 1 606 68 77-4859
sonography@fh-campuswien.ac.at


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Duration of course
2 Semester
Final degree
Academic Expert in Sonography
20Study places
60ECTS
Organisational form
part-time

Expected start of the course: February 2021
Application period: 1st September to 19th December 2020

tuition fee

 

once payment
€ 5.800,-1

+ ÖH premium


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What you can offer

You are a radiographer or medical doctor and want to continue your academic education. Specializing in sonography is your next professional goal. You are fascinated by the idea of using the physical effects of sonography in such a way that the sectional image information can make a valuable contribution to the diagnosis or the exclusion of diseases. As a future expert, you would like to gain insight into the diverse world of sonography and learn about the various application areas that the variety of different uses make possible. These include examinations of various anatomical regions such as the abdomen, neck, vascular diagnostics, clarification of echocardiological issues, prenatal diagnostics as well as muscle and nerve sonography with real-time representation of movement sequences. You like to communicate with patients and take care of their needs. As part of the interdisciplinary team, you work at the interface between patient and experts from different disciplines. Your motivation for choosing the course is the prospect of making a valuable contribution in the health sector with this high-quality specialization.

What we offer you

At FH Campus Wien, we use the knowledge of our wide range of degree programs and create innovative courses at the interfaces of the disciplines. We draw upon the professional expertise of full-time lecturers and external specialists from various disciplines in Austria and abroad and provide you with the opportunity to implement the theory you have learned on high-end devices in our skills lab. Your learning process is supported and accompanied by experienced tutors. The sonographic know-how of FH Campus Wien is already in demand internationally. Interdisciplinary projects are part of our university’s research strategy.

You can use the scientifically proven knowledge and skills you have gained from the course in your responsible role for the benefit of the patient. As a recognized further education, successfully completing the academic course for sonography you graduate with the academic title Academic Expert in Sonography.

Latest Technology in the Skills Lab

In addition to two new Siemens Juniper ultrasound machines, the skills lab also has a GE Vivid S7 ultrasound machine that is specialized for cardiac and vascular diagnostics.

The skills lab also has a GE Logic9 and a Philips CX30 series ultrasound machine at it’s disposal.

The devices are user friendly and produce high quality images. With the new EchoPac software, it is possible to edit the resulting images on the PC.

What makes this degree program special

  • Knowledge transfer from different disciplines
  • State-of-the-art Ultrasound Skills Lab
  • Blended learning with a high proportion of self-directed learning and attendance phases with hands-on training
  • Active development of the job profile and sustainable further qualification in a specialist field that is in high demand
  • Interprofessional collaboration with medical staff for the diagnosis
  • National and international experts in sonography as lecturers

The training and further education programs currently on the market lag far behind the actual need for experts of sonography. At FH Campus Wien, we took this as an opportunity to dedicate our technical expertise to developing an academic course together with researchers, teachers and practitioners from the intra- and extramural field of sonography. This collaboration provided valuable input in order to develop a curriculum that meets current requirements.

International trends and visions in healthcare are current topics in the course. You provide impulses for future developments and areas of work and can complete the clinical routine as part of the course both at home and abroad.

Work-life balance is important to us, which is why the course is organized in modules. Unlike individual advanced professional training courses, in the program at FH Campus Wien you will benefit from a comprehensive further education with an internationally accredited academic qualification. Furthermore, you will strengthen your expertise in your professional field. As part of the course, you can gain an additional competitive advantage by specializing in the field of sonography.


What you will learn in the degree program

The interdisciplinary curriculum offers you the opportunity to deepen and strengthen your expertise in sonography with well-known national and international experts.

You will perfect your English as an international technical language during the course, which is held in English, and an optional stay abroad as part of practice-related courses.

You will receive a technical update in the field of sonography and can expand your professional expertise in different medical disciplines according to the current requirements in the professional field. The course thus offers you the opportunity to deepen your knowledge acquired in basic training and to expand it with current examination procedures and innovative technologies. The high amount of hands-on training under the guidance of experienced tutors lets you put the knowledge you have acquired into practice immediately.

Technical quality management in sonography is becoming increasingly important. In the course, you will receive comprehensive knowledge in quality management in order to be able to professionally work on future agendas of technical quality assurance at the sonographic workplace.

Another focus of the course is interprofessional collaboration with medical staff when assessing examination results.

Curriculum

LectureSWSECTS
Abdominal Pathologies, Clinical presentations and Reporting ILV

Abdominal Pathologies, Clinical presentations and Reporting ILV

Lector: Barbara Kraus, MSc, Dr. Robert Steinbach

1SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

* Pathology of the abdominal region, integrate knowledge about ethiology, incidence, laboratory testing, sonographic presentation, differential diagnosis
* Ultrasound examination (image) analysis including CEUS, doppler techniques and FAST for abdominal examination
* Creating a and working with Checklist for initial interpretation - systematic analysis for reporting in the interprofessional team

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

* Lecture and integrated course
Presenting and activating form (Groupwork and Discussions)

Language

English

13
Abdominal Ultrasound Skills Lab, Reflection and Case Reports UE

Abdominal Ultrasound Skills Lab, Reflection and Case Reports UE

Lector: Barbara Kraus, MSc, Mag. Barbara Massatti, Dr. Sabine Simon, Dr. Robert Steinbach

2SWS
5ECTS

Lecture contents

* Skills lab training in performing abdominal ultrasound examinations according to national and international guidelines and benchmarks
* Influence/Usage of imaging artefacts
* Usage/Interpretation of dopplertechniques and FAST
* Patient-care and reflection of patient interaction
* Case review and discussion

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

* Skills lab training

Language

English

25
Anatomy, Physiology and Clinical Applications of Abdominal Ultrasound VO

Anatomy, Physiology and Clinical Applications of Abdominal Ultrasound VO

Lector: Barbara Kraus, MSc, Malene Roland Pedersen, PhD, Dr. Sabine Simon, Dr. Robert Steinbach

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

* Overview normal sonographic appearance and normal variants of organs and structures of abdominal cavity
* Ultrasound techniques for abdominal examination including FAST
* Clinical application of Sonography in abdominal region based on national and international Guidelines and benchmarks include CEUS (standardized scan techniques)
* Anatomy, physiology and laboratory values associated with abdominal region

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

* Lecture

Language

English

12
Anatomy, Physiology and Clinical Applications of Vascular Ultrasound VO

Anatomy, Physiology and Clinical Applications of Vascular Ultrasound VO

Lector: Barbara Kraus, MSc, Dr. Sabine Simon, Dr. Robert Steinbach

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

* Arterial/venous vascular system of head, upper and lower extremities
* Overview of normal sonographic appearance and normal variants of organs and structures in vascular ultrasound examination
* Ultrasound techniques for vascular ultrasound examination
* Clinical application of Sonography in vascular ultrasound based on national and international Guidelines and benchmarks (standardized scan techniques)
* Anatomy, physiology and laboratory values associated with vascular ultrasound

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

* Lecture

Language

English

12
Anatomy, Physiology and Clinical Applications of Obstetric Ultrasound VO

Anatomy, Physiology and Clinical Applications of Obstetric Ultrasound VO

0.5SWS
1.5ECTS

Lecture contents

* Overview normal sonographic appearance and normal variants of organs and structures in obstetrics ultrasound examination
* Ultrasound techniques for obstetrics ultrasound examination
* Clinical application of Sonography in obstetric ultrasound based on national and international Guidelines and benchmarks (standardized scan techniques)
* Anatomy, physiology and laboratory values associated with obstetrics ultrasound

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

* Lecture

Language

English

0.51.5
Basics of Innovation and State-of-the-Art Technologies ILV

Basics of Innovation and State-of-the-Art Technologies ILV

Lector: Barbara Kraus, MSc, Ing. Damir Suhonjic, BSc

0.5SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

* Based on Bachelor´s degree knowledge of physical principles of medical ultrasound in diagnostic and the interaction with human tissues
* Correct usage of transducers, presenting and receiving the echo
* Patient-safety, the safe usage of Contrast media in case of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS), technical quality management
* State-of-the-art examination techniques and equipment.

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

* Lecture and integrated course
Presenting and activating form (Groupwork and Discussions)

Language

English

0.51
Obstetric Pathologies, Clinical Presentations and Reporting ILV

Obstetric Pathologies, Clinical Presentations and Reporting ILV

0.5SWS
1.5ECTS

Lecture contents

* Pathology in obstetric examination, integrate knowledge about ethiology, incidence, laboratory testing, sonographic presentation, differential diagnosis
* Ultrasound examination (image) analysis including doppler techniques
* Working with Checklist for initial interpretation - systematic analysis for reporting in the interprofessional team
* Fetal Medicine Foundation Certificate: The 11 to 13 weeks scan

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

* Lecture and integrated course
Presenting and activating form (Groupwork and Discussions)

Language

English

0.51.5
Obstetric Ultrasound Skills Lab, Reflection and Case Reports UE

Obstetric Ultrasound Skills Lab, Reflection and Case Reports UE

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

* Skills lab training in performing obstertic ultrasound examinations according to national and international guidelines and benchmarks
* Influence/Usage of imaging artefacts
* Usage/Interpretation of dopplertechniques
* Patient-care and reflection of patient interaction
* Case review and discussion

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

* Skills lab training

Language

English

12
Ultrasound Physics and TQM Skills Lab UE

Ultrasound Physics and TQM Skills Lab UE

Lector: Barbara Kraus, MSc, Sonja Wildner, MSc

0.5SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

* The correct usage of transducers, presenting and receiving the echo.
* Practical training in technical quality management and state-of-the-art examination techniques and equipment.

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

* Skills lab training

Language

English

0.52
Ultrasound Physics, Clinical US Techniques and TQM VO

Ultrasound Physics, Clinical US Techniques and TQM VO

Lector: Ass. Prof. Dr.techn. Christian Kollmann, Barbara Kraus, MSc

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

* Based on Bachelor´s degree knowledge of physical principles of medical ultrasound in diagnostic and the interaction with human tissues
* The correct usage of transducers, presenting and receiving the echo
* Patient-safety, the safe usage of Contrast media in case of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CUES), training in technical quality management
* State-of-the-art examination techniques and equipment.

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

*Lecture

Language

English

12
Vascular Pathologies, Clinical Presentations and Reporting ILV

Vascular Pathologies, Clinical Presentations and Reporting ILV

Lector: Barbara Kraus, MSc, Dr. Sabine Simon, Dr. Robert Steinbach

1SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

* Pathology in vascular ultrasound examination, integrate knowledge about ethiology, incidence, laboratory testing, sonographic presentation, differential diagnosis
* Ultrasound examination (image) analysis including doppler techniques
* Working with Checklist for initial interpretation - systematic analysis for reporting in the interprofessional team

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

* Lecture and integrated course

Language

English

13
Vascular Ultrasound Skills Lab, Reflection and Case reports UE

Vascular Ultrasound Skills Lab, Reflection and Case reports UE

Lector: Barbara Kraus, MSc, Dr. Sabine Simon, Dr. Robert Steinbach

2SWS
5ECTS

Lecture contents

* Skills lab training in performing vascular ultrasound examinations according to national and international guidelines and benchmarks
* Influence/Usage of imaging artefacts
* Usage/Interpretation of dopplertechniques
* Fetal Medicine Foundation Certificate: The 11 to 13 weeks scan
* Patient-care and reflection of patient interaction
* Case review and discussion

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

* Skills lab training

Language

English

25

LectureSWSECTS
Anatomy, Physiology and Clinical Applications Echocardiograpyh VO

Anatomy, Physiology and Clinical Applications Echocardiograpyh VO

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

* Overview of normal sonographic appearance and normal variants of organs and structures in echocardiographic examination
* Ultrasound techniques for echocardiographic examination
* Clinical application of Echocardiography based on national and international Guidelines and benchmarks (standardized scan techniques)
* Anatomy, physiology and laboratory values associated with echocardiography

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

* Lecture

Language

English

12
Anatomy, Physiology and Clinical Applications of upper & lower musculoskeletal Regions and Nerve Ultrasound VO

Anatomy, Physiology and Clinical Applications of upper & lower musculoskeletal Regions and Nerve Ultrasound VO

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

* Overview of normal sonographic appearance and normal variants of structures in musculoskeletal and nerve ultrasound examination
* Ultrasound techniques for musculoskeletal and nerve ultrasound examination
* Clinical application of musculoskeletal and nerve ultrasound based on national and international Guidelines and benchmarks (standardized scan techniques)
* Anatomy, physiology and laboratory values associated with musculoskeletal and nerve ultrasound examination

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

* Lecture

Language

English

12
Anatomy, Physiology, Clinical Applications of Thyroid Gland & Neck Ultrasound VO

Anatomy, Physiology, Clinical Applications of Thyroid Gland & Neck Ultrasound VO

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

* Overview of normal sonographic appearance and normal variants of organs and structures in thyroid gland and neck ultrasound examination
* Ultrasound techniques for thyroid gland and neck ultrasound examination
* Clinical application of thyroid gland and neck ultrasound based on national and international Guidelines and benchmarks (standardized scan techniques)
* Anatomy, physiology and laboratory values associated with thyroid gland and neck ultrasound examination

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

* Lecture

Language

English

12
Echocardiographic Pathologies, Clinical Presentations and Reporting ILV

Echocardiographic Pathologies, Clinical Presentations and Reporting ILV

1SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

* Pathology in echocardiographic examination, integrate knowledge about ethiology, incidence, laboratory testing, sonographic presentation, differential diagnosis
* Ultrasound examination (image) analysis including doppler techniques
* Working with Checklist for initial interpretation - systematic analysis for reporting in the interprofessional team

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

* Lecture and integrated course
Presenting and activating form (Groupwork and Discussions)

Language

English

13
Echocardiographic Ultrasound Skills Lab, Reflection and Case Reports UE

Echocardiographic Ultrasound Skills Lab, Reflection and Case Reports UE

2SWS
5ECTS

Lecture contents

* Skills lab training in performing echocardiographic examinations according to national and international guidelines and benchmarks
* Influence/Usage of imaging artefacts
* Usage/Interpretation of dopplertechniques
* Patient-care and reflection of patient interaction
* Case review and discussion

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

* Skills lab training

Language

English

25
MSK & Nerve Pathologies, Clinical Presentations and Reporting ILV

MSK & Nerve Pathologies, Clinical Presentations and Reporting ILV

1SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

* Pathology in echocardiographic examination, integrate knowledge about ethiology, incidence, laboratory testing, sonographic presentation, differential diagnosis
* Ultrasound examination (image) analysis including doppler techniques
* Working with Checklist for initial interpretation - systematic analysis for reporting in the interprofessional team

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

* Lecture and integrated course
Presenting and activating form (Groupwork and Discussions)

Language

English

13
MSK & Nerve Ultrasound Skills Lab, Reflection and Case Reports UE

MSK & Nerve Ultrasound Skills Lab, Reflection and Case Reports UE

2SWS
5ECTS

Lecture contents

* Skills lab training in performing musculoskeletal and nerves ultrasound examinations according to national and international guidelines and benchmarks
* Influence/Usage of imaging artefacts
* Usage/Interpretation of dopplertechniques
* Patient-care and reflection of patient interaction
* Case review and discussion

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

* Skills lab training

Language

German

25
Thyroid Gland & Neck Pathologies, Clinical Presentations and Reporting ILV

Thyroid Gland & Neck Pathologies, Clinical Presentations and Reporting ILV

1SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

* Pathology in thyroid gland and neck examination, integrate knowledge about ethiology, incidence, laboratory testing, sonographic presentation, differential diagnosis
* Ultrasound examination (image) analysis including doppler techniques
* Working with Checklist for initial interpretation - systematic analysis for reporting in the interprofessional team

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

* Lecture and integrated course
Presenting and activating form (Groupwork and Discussions)

Language

English

13
Thyroid Gland & Neck Ultrasound Skills Lab, Reflection and Case Reports UE

Thyroid Gland & Neck Ultrasound Skills Lab, Reflection and Case Reports UE

2SWS
5ECTS

Lecture contents

* Skills lab training in performing thyroid gland and neck ultrasound examinations according to national and international guidelines and benchmarks
* Influence/Usage of imaging artefacts
* Usage/Interpretation of dopplertechniques
* Patient-care and reflection of patient interaction
* Case review and discussion

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

* Skills lab training

Language

English

25

Career Opportunities

In a rapidly changing professional field and with the constantly growing challenges in the health sector, it is becoming increasingly important to optimize the processes during examination and treatment procedures. The academic course ensures that you can perform state-of-the-art sonographic examinations and use the latest innovative technologies in diagnostics. You benefit from your know-how in the essential areas of sonography and technical quality management. In interdisciplinary collaboration with doctors, physicists and medical technicians and other health professions, you optimize examination and treatment procedures for the benefit of the patient and can make evidence-based decisions.

  • Public and private institutions of the health and social sectors
  • Education
  • Industry
  • Self-employed profession

Costs1

The program fee is determined based on the actual costs. You can choose between two payment models with different options.

In addition to the tuition fee, you will also have to pay the ÖH student union fee each semester.

Variant A:

Single payment: € 5.800,-

Variant B:

Installments: 2 x €3.000,-

Total amount: € 6.000,-

Can I afford the degree program?

Financial aid is available for academic courses, master courses and for courses and seminars.

You can find information about funding agencies under grants and scholarships.


Admission

Admission requirements

Bachelor's or an equivalent degree from a national or international post-secondary or tertiary educational institution and professional qualification in one of the following health professions, including entry in the corresponding list (including general higher education entrance qualification and proof of special achievements / further training / special training after individual examination and, if applicable, the imposition of conditions):

  • Medical doctor
  • Radiographer
  • Equivalent certification from abroad

Information for applicants with non-Austrian (school) certificates

Application

To apply you will require the following documents:

  • Birth certificate
  • Proof of citizenship or
  • Copy of your passport
  • Bachelor/diploma certificate or equivalent certificate from abroad
  • 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

The admission procedure includes a personal interview with the course director (approximately 30 minutes). The admission procedure takes place annually in May and June. You will receive an appointment for a personal interview after consultation with the Secretary’s Office. We can only provide alternative individual dates for the admission procedure by email.

The admission procedure consists of an admission interview, in which we would like to learn more about your motives, skills and knowledge. Professional experience in the field of sonography is desirable, but not a requirement. The course director will decide this individually and the admission requirements must be fulfilled. The entire admission procedure is clearly documented and archived.

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 Mag.a
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 Mag.a 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

 


Head of academic course

Secretary's office

Patrick Korpitsch
Favoritenstraße 226, D.Z.33
1100 Vienna
T: +43 1 606 68 77-4861
F: +43 1 606 68 77-4859
sonography@fh-campuswien.ac.at

Office hours during the semester
Thu, 5.00 p.m.-6.30 p.m.


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 your professional career or participation in research and development activities. 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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