Master's Degree Program

Health Assisting Engineering

part-time

 

Health Assisting Engineering

The goal of this Master's degree program is to maintain or improve the independence and quality of life of people with the aid of technical products, applications and services. Technology, health, therapy, clinical work and research interact in the transfer of basic know-how available in occupational therapy to robotics, or when deploying technical systems to analyze and support sequences of movement. You will develop products, aids, games or systems to assist in enabling ill and disadvantaged people to actively participate in everyday life.

Highlights

  • Studying together: technicians and health experts

  • Digital Healthcare: Developing future scenarios for activities of daily living and care with technology solutions

  • Interdisciplinary practical excursions and research projects

    Departments
    Health Sciences
    Engineering
    Applied Nursing Science
    Topics
    Networking
    Quality of life
    Technologies
    Mobility
     

    Facts

    Final degree

    Master of Science in Natural Sciences (MSc)

    Duration of course
    4 Semesters
    Organisational form
    part-time

    Tuition fee per semester:

    € 363,361

    + ÖH premium + contribution2

    ECTS
    120 ECTS
    Language of instruction
    German, partially English

    Application Winter semester 2025/26

    09. September 2024 - 15. May 2025

    Study places

    23

    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)

    Before the studies

    You are already qualified as a technician or health professional. You are fascinated by the opportunity of deploying technology not only to be useful to people but also to provide valuable support and relief. You can see many fields of application in the healthcare sector. Here, you are looking for a Master's degree program which ideally combines both - Technology and Health Assisting Engineering - and advances you professionally. All you still need as a technician is background knowledge in medicine and health and all you need as a health professional is background knowledge of the technology involved. You enjoy communicating with and analyzing the needs of patients. The prospect of innovating from both points of view - as a developer and as a user - is one driving force behind your choice of degree program.

    Why you should study with us

    Practical training on campus

    Thanks to the state-of-the-art infrastructure, you will gain valuable practical experience during your classes.

    Innovative

    Unique combination of health and technology – innovate the healthcare system together with other professions.

    Active exchange

    Experience and knowledge are shared on a multidisciplinary level.

    • Bachelor in a medical-technical profession (Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Logopedics – Phoniatrics – Audiology, Dietetics, Orthoptics, Radiological Technology and Biomedical Science) Midwifery or Health Care and Nursing from a domestic or recognized foreign University of Applied Sciences or University or comparable qualification
    • Bachelor's degree in a technical field such as Information Technology and Telecommunication or Electronics from a national or international university of applied sciences or a university or equivalent qualification
    • Education (Bachelor/Diploma in accordance with the Austrian MTD-Gesetz [Medical Technical Services Act] or equivalent)
    • Bachelor in Health Care and Nursing from a national or internationally recognized university of applied sciences or university
    • Diploma in advanced Health Care and Nursing services, including higher education entrance qualification and verified special achievements (further/special education) after individual tests. You may need to write auxiliary tests.
    • Very good knowledge of German (at least C1 level) and English (at least B2 level)
      We accept German certificates of the following language institutes:

    Without proven German skills on level C1 (written and oral) and English skills on level B2 we cannot offer a place in our master’s program.

    To apply you will require the following documents:

    • Birth certificate
    • Proof of citizenship
    • Bachelor's degree or diploma certificate / Diploma / Higher education entrance qualification/ other certificates / equivalent certificate from abroad
      • Equivalence is determined by international agreements, validation or in individual cases a decision by the head of the academic section.
    • a CV in table form with a recent portrait photo
    • Letter of motivation
    • Publication list if applicable

    Please note
    It is not possible to save incomplete online applications. Your application must be completed 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 e-mail, mail or in person by no later than the start of the degree program.

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

    The admission procedure consists of a written admission test and an admission interview with members of the degree program (duration: approx. 20 minutes). You will receive your dates for this personal interview after consultation with the Secretary's office.

    • Goal
      The goal is to offer a study place to those candidates who complete the admission procedure with the best results.
    • Criteria
      Geographical allocations of the applicants have no influence on the admission. The admission requirements must be fulfilled. The entire process and all evaluations of the admission procedure are documented and archived in a comprehensible manner.

    During the studies

    At FH Campus Wien we draw on the knowledge incorporated in more than 60 of our programs to compile innovative degree programs spanning the intersections between disciplines. The concept of Health Assisting Engineering is that of an interdisciplinary Master's degree program. The program merges the two growth areas of Technology and of Health and will continue to develop this interface. Our know-how is in demand already: Our Master's degree program boasts contracts from and collaborations with organizations such as the Austrian Institute of Technology, the Ovos Media GmbH and the Danish Invencon, all of whom are specifically looking for people knowledgeable in this interdisciplinary field. We also cooperate with the Technical and the Medical Universities of Vienna. Interdisciplinary projects are part of our university's research strategy. This offers you the opportunity of participating in interdisciplinary projects. You thereby contribute to the active dialog in the Scientific Community. You are in a position in practice to build on your acquired and scientifically verified know-how. Practical relevance is also guaranteed through our Campus Lecture evenings which are open to all and offer contributions by prominent experts.

    Combining know-how in the fields of technology and health is increasingly important in the professional field. Training and further education programs, however, still do not satisfy the actual demand for experts by far. This has occasioned us at FH Campus Wien to combine the disciplines in our institution in a unique way. Researchers, teaching staff and practitioners from several fields of technology and health have jointly structured a new type of Master's degree program. External research facilities, companies, professional associations and patient representatives contributed valuable input to develop a curriculum that is based on needs and state-of-the-art.

    The Master's degree program includes current topics such as international trends and visions such as "Smart homes" and Active and Assisted Living (AAL). You will create benchmarks for future developments and applications. We are, for instance, working with Ovos Media on a Serious Game for the elderly, which will be used for the prevention and therapy of dementia: "Lebensnetz" is an Android computer game played on a tablet, the theme being the story of the life of the elderly. The game serves to rehash the story of your life. What is special here is that you as a technician or health expert, maybe as an occupational therapist, physiotherapist or health worker and nurse will, jointly with others, develop optimal solutions during your training.

    • As a qualified first semester technician or health professional, you will be catching up on the basics of the other disciplines: IT, Physics and Electronics or Health and Illness, including Anatomy, Physiology and Hygiene as well as the science of Movement and Action. Both groups support each other here.
    • The focus from the first to the last semester remains on modules with "integrative competency", i.e. comprising topics with components of both technology and health. These include "Quality of life and diversity", "Paradigms of rehabilitation", "Qualitative demand assessment and methods", "Applied science of movement", "Evidence based practice" and "Device concepts".
    • In the third semester, you will choose an elective subject in the areas of Health or Technology. Depending on your choice, you will focus on the science of Action or Movement and on models of health and care or conditions in clinical practice, or on digital signal processing, real-time operating systems, modeling and simulation. You will furthermore participate in an interdisciplinary project, in practical excursions and applied research and development projects.

    Curriculum

    Module Assistierende Technologien und Diversity
    3 SWS
    6 ECTS
    Assistive technologies | VO

    Assistive technologies | VO

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Content

    • Introduction to the different types of assistive devices and their classification:
      • Augmentative and alternative aids.
      • Classification according to ISO 9999
    • Basics of communication
      • What is communication in general
      • What is communication with and for people with disabilities
      • Political correctness in communication about disabled people
    • Disabilities and approaches for their improvement
      • Sensory organs
      • motor functions
      • language and intellect
      • age-related changes
    • man-machine interfaces for disabled and elderly people
    • Aids and communication for:
      • Visually impaired people
      • Blind people
      • Hard of hearing people
      • Deaf people
      • Movement impaired people
      • People with locked-in syndrome
      • Speech and language impaired people
    • Accessible design
      • General principles
      • Requirements of ÖNORM B 1600
      • Application examples
      • Request to check the own environment for accessibility and to present the results to the group
    • Technical aids for everyday life based on simple examples

    Teaching method

    Lecture with ample opportunity for discussion.

    Examination

    Final exam: Final written examination

    Literature

    Miesenberger, K. (2018). Assistierende Technologien und digitale Barrierefreiheit. Barrieren abbauen und Brücken schlagen. In S. Calabrese et al. (Hrsg./Éds.), Sonderpädagogik in der digitalisierten Lernwelt. Beiträge der nationalen Tagung Netzwerk Forschung Sonderpädagogik. La pédagogie spécialisée dans l’environnement numérique d’apprentissage. Actes de la journée d'étude du Réseau de recherche en pédagogie spécialisée (S. 11–27). Bern: Edition SZH/CSPS.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Accessibility and diversity | ILV

    Accessibility and diversity | ILV

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Content

    • Introduction: diversity, disability, accessibility, universal design, assistive technology.
    • Relevant laws and guidelines: Human rights, BGstG, UN Convention on Human Rights; ÖNORM B1600, WCAG 2.1 with examples.
    • Accessible environmental design: guidelines, examples
    • Accessible internet/accessible documents: guidelines, tools, checktools, examples

    Teaching method

    Lecture, practical exercises

    Examination

    Final exam: Final written examination

    Literature

    • Bundesgesetz über die Gleichstellung von Menschen mit Behinderungen (Bundes-Behindertengleichstellungsgesetz – BGStG)
    • Übereinkommen über die Rechte von Menschen mit Behinderungen (UN-Behindertenrechtskonvention, BRK)
    • ÖNORM B1600 Barrierefreies Bauen - Planungsgrundlagen
    • Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1
    • PDF/UA-1 (ISO 14289-1:2014)

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Introduction in Health Assisting Engineering | VO

    Introduction in Health Assisting Engineering | VO

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Content

    • Introduction to the research field of Health Assisting Engineering
    • Introduction to the concept of quality of life, as well as to possibilities of supporting quality of life by means of technical aids
    • Current developments in the research field and in the environment of the study program Health Assisting Engineering
    • Overview of the current state of R&D in the field of health technologies
      • Focus on assistive robotics, categories, areas of application, possible benefits, challenges in R&D
      • Focus on wearable electronics for gait and movement analysis and for controlling physical activity levels; application areas, challenges and testing in practice;
    • Current project and product examples

    Teaching method

    Lecture, group work

    Examination

    Final exam: Final written examination

    Literature

    Broekens, J., Heerink, M., & Rosendal, H. (2009). Assistive social robots in elderly care: a review. Gerontechnology8(2), 94-103.

    Da Gama, A., Fallavollita, P., Teichrieb, V., & Navab, N. (2015). Motor rehabilitation using Kinect: A systematic review. Games for health journal4(2), 123-135.

    Kötteritzsch, A., & Weyers, B. (2016). Assistive technologies for older adults in urban areas: a literature review. Cognitive Computation8(2), 299-317.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Module Naturwissenschaftliche, gesundheitliche und integrative Grundlagen
    4 SWS
    8 ECTS
    Applied mathematics | ILV

    Applied mathematics | ILV

    1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Content

    • Number ranges incl. complex numbers
    • Basics of mathematical functions, especially real functions
    • Discussion of important elementary real functions, i.e., polynomials, rational functions, angle functions, exponential function, logarithm
    • Limit of functions and continuity
    • Differential calculus
    • Applications of differential calculus - extreme values and Taylor polynomials
    • Indefinite and definite integral
    • Basics of differential equations

    Teaching method

    Lecture, joint development of illustrative examples, discussion.

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: Final exam, collaboration, term paper.

    Literature

    • Vorlesungsskript und weiterführende Vorlesungsunterlagen.
    • Papula: Mathematik für Ingenieure und Naturwissenschaftler, Springer Vieweg; 14. Auflage, 2015.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS
    Applied Interdisciplinary Knowledge Management | ILV

    Applied Interdisciplinary Knowledge Management | ILV

    0.5 SWS   1 ECTS

    Content

    • Basics of knowledge management for practice and science
    • Getting to know and applying methods and tools of knowledge management (e.g.: knowledge maps, best practice sharing, lessons learned)
    • Applied knowledge management in interdisciplinary projects

    Teaching method

    Lecture, interdisciplinary exchange of students on the topics of the course in the form of group work. Development of a knowledge management strategy for the interdisciplinary student project.

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: Submission and preparation of an interdisciplinary case study in the form of a seminar paper (60% of the final grade)

    Literature

    • Mittelmann, Angelika: Wissensmanagement wird digital. BoD - Books on Demand, 2019.
    • Hasler-Roumois, Ursula: Studienbuch Wissensmanagement: Grundlagen der Wissensarbeit in Wirtschafts-, Non-Profit- und Publicorganisationen. Orell Füssli Verlage, 2013.
    • Probst, Gilbert J.B.; Raub, Steffen; Romhardt, Kai: Wissen managen. Wie Unternehmen ihre wertvollste Ressource optimal nutzen. Gabler, 2013.
    • Stary, Christian; Maroscher, Monika; Stary, Edith Wissensmanagement in der Praxis: Methoden-Werkzeuge-Beispiele. Carl Hanser Verlag, 2012.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    0.5 SWS
    1 ECTS
    Epidemiology | VO

    Epidemiology | VO

    0.5 SWS   1 ECTS

    Content

    • Introduction to basic concepts of epidemiology
    • Milestones of the historical development
    • Prevention and health promotion
    • Demography
    • Epidemiological measures of disease incidence
    • Descriptive epidemiology
    • Analytical epidemiology
    • Evidence of causal relationships, bias, confounders
    • Experimental epidemiology
    • Early detection screening

    Teaching method

    Lecture

    Examination

    Final exam

    Literature

    Vorlesungsskript

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    0.5 SWS
    1 ECTS
    Modelle, Konzepte und Klassifikationen im Gesundheitswesen | ILV

    Modelle, Konzepte und Klassifikationen im Gesundheitswesen | ILV

    1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Content

    Classification and description possibilities of

    • Functional impairment and functional capacity (e.g. WHO ICF)
    • Medical diagnoses (e.g. WHO ICD)
    • Medical and therapeutic interventions (e.g. WHO ICHI)
    • Assistive devices (ISO 9999)
    • Quality of life
    • Care needs

    Teaching method

    Lecture, group work, case studies, discussions, final presentation

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: Immanent performance assessment through group work and presentations

    Literature

    WHO (2018). ICHI Beta-2 2018. International Classification of Health Interventions. mitel.dimi.uniud.it/ichi/

    WHO (2005). Internationale Klassifikation der Funktionsfähigkeit, Behinderung und Gesundheit. (2005). Deutsches Institut für Medizinische Dokumentation und Information (DIMDI) im Auftrag des Bundesministeriums für Gesundheit (BMG) unter Beteiligung der Arbeitsgruppe ICD des Kuratoriums für Fragen der Klassifikation im Gesundheitswesen (KKG).

    WHO (2019). ICD-10-GM Version 2019. Internationale statistische Klassifikation der Krankheiten und verwandter Gesundheitsprobleme. 10. Revision, German Modification, Version 2019. www.dimdi.de/static/de/klassifikationen/icd/icd-10-gm/kode-suche/htmlgm2019/

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS
    Development and Innovation
    Module Spezifische Grundlagen von Gesundheit und Krankheit
    4 SWS
    8 ECTS
    General pathology and hygiene | VO

    General pathology and hygiene | VO

    0.5 SWS   1 ECTS

    Content

    • General infectious diseases and epidemiology
    • Special infectious diseases; microbiology & infectious diseases
    • Hospital and extramural hygiene
    • Disinfection and sterilization
    • Care in infectious diseases
    • Handling of materials for microbiological examinations
    • Immunology
    • Vaccination
    • Environmental hygiene

    Teaching method

    Lecture

    Examination

    Final exam: written final examination

    Literature

    Lehrveranstaltungsskriptum

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    0.5 SWS
    1 ECTS
    Anatomy and physiology | ILV

    Anatomy and physiology | ILV

    2.5 SWS   5 ECTS

    Content

    • Human physiology and biology.
    • Morphology and functionality of the active and passive musculoskeletal system.
    • Anatomy of the thorax, abdomen and pelvis, morphology and topology of the organs of the cardiovascular, respiratory, urogenital and digestive systems in overview.
    • Overview of the arrangement and nomenclature of the sections of the central nervous system (CNS) and their function.
    • Functional circuits (nervous system, vascular system, respiratory system, digestive system, endocrine system),
    • Understanding of basic physiological mechanisms
      • Cell physiology, compartments, transport, resting membrane potential and action potential, sensors and synapses, sensitivity and pain, voluntary motor activity and balance, muscle physiology, connective tissue physiology, thermoregulation, autonomic nervous system, basics of hormonal information processing, energy balance

    Teaching method

    Lecture; Partial group discussion and one unit practical exercise

    Examination

    Final exam: oral examination

    Literature

    Aumüller, G. (2017) Duale Reihe Anatomie. Stuttgart: Thieme ​

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    2.5 SWS
    5 ECTS
    Selected clinical pictures | ILV

    Selected clinical pictures | ILV

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Content

    • Causes, pathophysiology and course of selected diseases and disabilities (e.g. neurology, psychiatry, pediatrics, internal medicine, and traumatology), which typically cause a restriction of the ability to act or move.
    • Epidemiological and clinical disease concepts
    • Effects of selected clinical pictures on the ability to act and on the participation of people in the individual phases of life, diseases in the context of ability to act/person/environment

    Teaching method

    Lecture, group work, individual work, presentation, practical exercises (individual, small group, plenary) with the help of clinical case materials.

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: written work

    Participation in practical exercises and individual & group work

     

    Literature

    Arastéh, K., Baenkler, H.-W., Bieber, C., Brandt, R., & Chatterjee, T. (2012). Duale Reihe Innere Medizin (3., überarbeitete Auflage.). Thieme, Stuttgart. 

    World Health Organisation (2004). Global Burden of Disease 2004 Update: Selected figures and tables. www.who.int/healthinfo/global_burden_disease/en/index.html

    Masuhr, K. F., & Neumann, M. (2007). Neurologie (6., überarb. A.). Thieme, Stuttgart.

    Möller, H.-J., Laux, G., & Deister, A. (2009). Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie (4., überarbeitete Auflage.). Thieme, Stuttgart. 

    Riede, U.-N., Schäfer, H.-E., & Werner, M. (2004). Allgemeine und spezielle Pathologie (5., vollst. überarb. A.). Thieme, Stuttgart.

    Scheepers, C., Steding-Albrecht, U., & Jehn, P. (2011). Ergotherapie - Vom Behandeln zum Handeln: Lehrbuch für Ausbildung und Praxis (4. Auflage.). Thieme, Stuttgart.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Module
    4.5 SWS
    8 ECTS
    Analysis of the ability of people to act | ILV

    Analysis of the ability of people to act | ILV

    1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Content

    • Foundations and theories of occupation/occupation/participation, history of occupation-related models & theories, paradigm shifts, models and instruments for the analysis of occupational competence incl. model development
    • Occupational science and research of agency in international comparison
    • Development of people's ability to act in the individual phases of life

    Teaching method

    Lecture, group work, individual work, presentation, practical exercises (individual, small group, plenary)

    Examination

    Final exam

    Literature

    • Christiansen, C. H., & Townsend, E. A. (Eds.) (2010). Introduction to Occupation: The art and science of living (2nd. Ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.
    • Marotzki, U. (2007). Praxismodelle in der Ergotherapie. In C. Scheepers, U. Steding-Albrecht & P. Jehn (Eds.). Ergotherapie vom Behandeln zum Handeln (3rd ed., pp. 104-109). Stuttgart: Thieme.
    • Polatajko, H. et al. (2007). Chapter 1: Specifying the domain of concern: Occupation as core. In E. A. Townsend & H. J. Polatajko (Eds). Enabling Occupation II: advancing an occupational therapy vision for health, well-being, & justice through occupation (pp. 9-36). Ottawa: CAOT Publications.
    • Chapparo, C., & Ranka, J. (Eds.). (1997). Occupational Performance Model (Australia). Sydney: Occupational Performance Network. www.occupationalperformance.com

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS
    In vivo Anatomies | ILV

    In vivo Anatomies | ILV

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Content

    Palpation of the superficial palpable anatomy of those structures that are important for the creation of EMG leads and marking of relevant landmarks for the observation of locomotion.

    Teaching method

    Practical lessons, practicing palpation on fellow students

    Examination

    Final exam: Practical examination

    Literature

    • Strukturen und Funktionen begreifen, Band 1 + 2, Jutta Hochschild, Thieme Verlag

    • Anatomie in vivo, Band 1, Bernhard Reichert, Thieme Verlag

    • Prometheus Lernatlas der Anatomie, Allgemeine Anatomie und Bewegungssystem, Schünke et.al, Thieme Verlag

    • Einführung in die Elektromyographie, Freiwald, Baumgart, Konrad, Spitta Verlag

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1 SWS
    1 ECTS
    Motion analysis and biomechanics | ILV

    Motion analysis and biomechanics | ILV

    2 SWS   4 ECTS

    Content

    • Basics of kinematics: nomenclature of orientation to the individual, as well as movements around axes and planes; position-related and action-related activity of the musculature, balance reactions, continuing movements, basics of movement analysis.
    • Fundamentals of Biomechanics: Fundamentals of kinetics, dynamics and statics and their application in biomechanical motion analysis; elementary mechanical loading cases including their calculation, load-dependent behavior of biological tissues including injury patterns.
    • Motor learning: Physiological and anatomical basics of movement execution and control; explanation of terms, learning phases and steps, factors influencing learning and evidence-based recommendations for motor learning.

    Teaching method

    Frontal teaching with individual and group exercises, as well as a work assignment with feedback

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: Written seminar paper and written examination

    Literature

    Brinckmann, Frobin, Leivseth, Drerup (2012) Orthopädische Biomechanik. Wissenschaftliche Schriften der WWU Münster, Reihe V, Band 2. (in Bibliothek entlehnbar)

    Humer M. (2014) Bewegungslehre in Prävention, Training, Therapie und Rehabilitation. Erkenntnisse aus der Motorikforschung zur Steigerung der Effizienz im motorischen Lernen. Hofmann-Verlag, Schorndorf.

    Perry, Jacquelin; Burnfield, Judith M. (2010): Gait analysis. Normal and pathological function. 2. ed. Thorofare, NJ: SLACK

    Sahrmann, Shirley (2002): Diagnosis and treatment of movement impairment syndromes. St. Louis: Mosby

    Wulf, Gabriele (2009): Aufmerksamkeit und motorisches Lernen. 1. Aufl. München: Elsevier Urban & Fischer

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    2 SWS
    4 ECTS
    Implementation and Application
    Module Grundlagen der Informationstechnologien
    4 SWS
    8 ECTS
    Introduction to computer science | ILV

    Introduction to computer science | ILV

    2.5 SWS   5 ECTS

    Content

    The course offers an overview of the topics of computer science and explains the corresponding basic concepts. Specifically, the following topics are addressed:

    • Information and information representation, structure and functioning of a computer, structured and object-oriented programming, algorithms, operating systems and databases.
    • The main objective is to acquire an analytical way of thinking and the ability to structure problems and processes and to recognise their interrelationships.

    Teaching method

    The course consists of lecture parts with interactive examples in the group as well as group and project work.

    Examination

    Final exam: Seminar paper

    Literature

    Gumm, Heinz-Peter u. Sommer, Manfred: Einführung in die Informatik. Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag, ISBN 978-3486597110. Auflage 2010. 

    Erlenkötter, Helmut: C: Programmieren von Anfang an. Rororo Verlag. ISBN 978-3499600746. 18. Auflage, 1999.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    2.5 SWS
    5 ECTS
    Communication systems and data security | ILV

    Communication systems and data security | ILV

    1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Content

    • Technical communications, communication methods, communication patterns
    • Basics of IT security and encryption
    • Basic functioning of the Internet,
    • Structure of packets, functions and services within the OSI layers (Ethernet, TCP, UDP)
    • Network components and devices
    • Network topologies
    • Overview of communication in the field of smart home and Internet of Things.

    Lab exercises on:

    • Network simulation,
    • network design and maintenance,
    • Networks in the Smart-Home area
    • IT security in networks

    Teaching method

    Lecture and interactive discussion

    Lab exercises

    Home exercises

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: Exercise hand-ins on an individual basis

    Lab protocols as hand in

    Final written examination

    Literature

    Kurose, J. F., & Ross, K. W. Ein Top-Down-Ansatz mit Schwerpunkt Internet.

    Tannenbaum, A. S. (2003). Computernetzwerke.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS
    Module Physik und Elektronik Grundlagen
    4 SWS
    8 ECTS
    Electronic components and digital technology | ILV

    Electronic components and digital technology | ILV

    2.5 SWS   5 ECTS

    Content

    Electronic components:

    • Fundamentals (electric current, basic concepts, Ohm's law, circuits).
    • Components (resistors, capacitive and inductive components)
    • Semiconductors (basics and important components)

    Digital technology:

    • Number Systems
    • Boolean algebra, applications of logical functions, building blocks, logical circuits with memory elements
    • Switching units, control units, arithmetic units

    Information representation in the computer

    Teaching method

    Lecture with exercises

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: Collaboration, ongoing exercises (also in distance learning) and final examination

    Literature

    Deimel, Hasenzagl u.a.: Grundlagen der Elektrotechnik 1, 13. Auflage, Verlag Veritas, 2008

    Bauckholt: Grundlagen und Bauelemente der Elektrotechnik, 7. Auflage, Hanser Verlag, 2013

    Goßner: Grundlagen der Elektrotechnik, Halbleiter, Bauelemente und Schaltungen, 7. Auflage, 2008

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    2.5 SWS
    5 ECTS
    Sensors and actuators | ILV

    Sensors and actuators | ILV

    1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Content

    • Physical fundamentals of force, energy and power
    • Different electromechanical sensor principles for measuring non-electrical quantities (pressure, temperature, etc.)
    • Measures to compensate for disturbing influences such as non-linearities or temperature dependencies.
    • Actuators: stepper motors, relays, DC motors, pneumatics, hydraulics, valves

    Teaching method

    Lecture. Parts of the material are to be acquired by the students independently in the form of e-learning.

    Examination

    Final exam: Final written examination and homework

    Literature

    • Fasching, G.: Werkstoffe für die Elektrotechnik, Springer Verlag Wien New York, 2004
    • Schanz, G.W.: Sensoren - Fühler der Messtechnik, Hüthig Verlag, 2004
    • Thiel, R.: Elektrisches Messen nichtelektrischer Größen, Teubner Studienskripten, 1990 - Schiessle, E.: Sensortechnik und Meßwertaufnahme, Vogel Buchverlag, 1992
    • Acarnely, P.: Stepping Motors: A Guide to Theory and Practice, IEE Control Engineering, Series 63, 2002

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Module Angewandte Handlungs- und Bewegungswissenschaften
    2 SWS
    4 ECTS
    Assessments | SE

    Assessments | SE

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Content

    • Assessment procedures and instruments in movement and action science
    • Quality criteria of assessments and their calculation methods
    • COSMIN checklist for the assessment of studies and reviews on quality criteria
    • Possibilities of cross-cultural adaptation
    • Discussion: Linking outcome parameters and ICF (function, activity, participation, environment).
    • Reflection and exchange of the assessments used in practice and the outcome parameters collected.

    Teaching method

    Lecture

    Exchange in small groups

    Presentations in small groups

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: Immanent performance review (description of an assessment by means of a given form and the COSMIN checklist; presentation and exchange in small groups)

    Literature

    Vet Hernica C. W., de, Terwee, C. B., Mokkin, L. B., & Knol, D. L. (2011). Measurement in medicine: A practical guide. A practical guide. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press. 

    Mokkink, L. B., Terwee, C. B., Patrick, D. L., Alonso, J., Stratford, P. W., Knol, D. L., … de Vet, H. C. W. (2010a). The COSMIN study reached international consensus on taxonomy, terminology, and definitions of measurement properties for health-related patient-reported outcomes. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 63(7), 737–45. doi:10.1016/j.jclinepi.2010.02.006 

    Mokkink, L. B., Terwee, C. B., Patrick, D. L., Alonso, J., Stratford, P. W., Knol, D. L., … de Vet, H. C. W. (2010b). The COSMIN checkslist for assessing the methodological quality of studies on measurement properties of health status instruments: an international Delphi Study. Quality of life research : an international journal of quality of life aspects of treatment, care and rehabilitation, 19(4), 539–549. 

    Beaton, D. E., Bombardier, C., Guillemin, F., & Ferraz, M. B. (2000). Guidlines for the Process of CrossCultural Adaptation of Self-Report Measures. Spine, (24), 3186–3191.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Functional anatomy and biomechanics | SE

    Functional anatomy and biomechanics | SE

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Content

    • Motor control of human movement
    • Processes controlling the preparation and regulation of movement
    • Pathoanatomy of the musculoskeletal system
    • Degrees of freedom problems and their theoretical solutions
    • Principles of dynamic systems involved in movement coordination
    • Movement constraints (active and passive)
    • Factors influencing the processing of information and preparation for movement
    • The role of sensory systems and vision in the perception and execution of a movement
    • Rational considerations for scientific investigations, and the link between theory and experimentation

    Teaching method

    Group work in the sense of problem-oriented learning in interdisciplinary mixed groups.

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: Cooperation and presentation

    Literature

    • Hüter-Becker, Antje: Das Neue Denkmodell in der Physiotherapie, Band 1: Bewegungssystem, Thieme, Stuttgart, 2006.
    • Physical Therapy, 1921-aktuell

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Module
    4.5 SWS
    6 ECTS
    Excursion | SE

    Excursion | SE

    1.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    Content

    Excursions to companies/organisations from the fields of therapy, diagnostics and technology

    Reflection on product developments and (research) projects in the subject area

    Participation in a congress in the field and linking theory and practice

    Teaching method

    Excursion to companies, research facilities, other institutions or congresses related to the field of Health Assisting Engineering.

    Examination

    Final exam: Seminar paper

    Literature

    Unterlagen von besuchten Firmen, Forschungseinrichtungen oder Kongressen.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1.5 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Ideas and innovations | ILV

    Ideas and innovations | ILV

    1.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    Content

    • Innovations
      • Definition, types, meaning, sources, obstacles
      • The innovation management process (phases and tools)
    • Creativity in idea generation and problem solving
      • Creative techniques: Methods and tools
      • Importance of the team in creative processes
      • Conjoint analysis
      • design thinking
      • Quality Function Deployment

    Teaching method

    Lecture with activating methods and group exercises.

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: 70 % Group work

    30 % Collaboration/ Individual work

     

    Literature

    Vahs, D., Brem, A. (2015), Innovationsmanagement - Von der Produktidee zur erfolgreichen Vermarktung, 4. Auflage, Stuttgart.

    Disselkamp, M. (2012), Innovationsmanagement. Instrumente und Methoden zur Umsetzung im Unternehmen. 2. Auflage. Wiesbaden: Gabler.

    Stern, T. Jaberg, H. (2010), Erfolgreiches Innovationsmanagement. Erfolgsfaktoren – Grundmuster – Fallbeispiele. 4. Auflage. Wiesbaden: Gabler, 2010.

    Trott, P. (2011), Innovation Management and New Product Development. 5th Edition, Pearson Educated Limited. 

    Birkenbihl, V. (2012), ABC-Kreativ: Techniken zur kreativen Problemlösung. 2. Auflage. Ariston.

    Boos, E. (2010), Das große Buch der Kreativitätstechniken. 2. Auflage, Compact.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1.5 SWS
    2 ECTS
    User Experience Design | ILV

    User Experience Design | ILV

    1.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    Content

    Overview

    • Usability / user experience, user-centred design / co-design, differentiation and delimitation of concepts and terms
    • Design of user interfaces and interactions with health technologies, interface design and principles of interaction design
    • User interface patterns and standards
    • Presentation and visualization of information
    • Presentation and application of tools for designing mock-ups (wireframes, software mock-ups)

    Planned program

    Topic introduction and conceptual basics

    • Why Humen Centred Design (HCD)
    • Localization of the field
    • Raising awareness
    • Literature, Professional Organizations
    • Conceptual delimitations, definitions, criteria, standards

    Basics of human-centered design and development

    • Phases of the HCD process
    • Focus: "Design - Development of Design Solutions".
    • Methods, role of UX in projects

    Design basics

    • Psychology of perception
    • Paradigms, principles, patterns, standards

    Prototyping

    • Different approaches, types
    • Tools

    Teaching method

    • Interactive lecture with exercises on design tasks in individual and group settings
    • PowerPoint slides on content topics
    • Videos
    • Examples from practice
    • Small (interactive) exercises durign the lecture
    • Quiz games

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: Evaluation of individual and group submissions and final presentation

    Literature

    • Benyon, D. (2019). Designing User Experience: A guide to HCI, UX and interaction design. 4th edition. Pearson
    • Denzinger, J. (2018). Das Design digitaler Produkte: Entwicklungen, Anwendungen, Perspektiven. Birkhäuser.
    • Goodwin, K. (2009). Designing for the digital age: How to create human-centered products and services. John Wiley & Sons.
    • Richter, M., Flückiger, M. (2016). Usability und UX kompakt: Produkte für Menschen (IT kompakt). 4. Auflage. Springer Vieweg

    Auf weitere Literatur wird in der Lehrveranstaltung hingewiesen.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1.5 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Module Konzeption und Entwicklung von Gesundheitstechnologien - Interdisziplinäres Projekt
    4 SWS
    9 ECTS
    Conception of medical-technical devices | ILV

    Conception of medical-technical devices | ILV

    1 SWS   3 ECTS

    Content

    • Practical realisation of a sub-area of an electronic device and/or overall device concept.
    • Getting to know the procedure for creating/fixing and maintaining functional and device requirements,
    • Consideration of the requirements regarding interference immunity, magnetic compatibility and electrostatic charging (EMC, ESD),
    • Consideration of the special requirements for devices in the medical sector
    • In small groups, device concepts are developed and also partially realized - thus the students are taught the structured procedure by means of a practical exercise.

    Teaching method

    Lecture and practical group work

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: 50% specifications

    30% presentations

    20% Completeness of 2-week reports

     

    Literature

    Ernst, H. (2002). Success factors of new product development: a review of the empirical literature. International journal of management reviews4(1), 1-40.

    Rupp, C., Simon, M., & Hocker, F. (2009). Requirements engineering und management. HMD Praxis der Wirtschaftsinformatik46(3), 94-103.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1 SWS
    3 ECTS
    Microcontroller applications | ILV

    Microcontroller applications | ILV

    1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Content

    Digital and analog inputs and outputs, ADC

    Communication via bus systems (UART, SPI, I2C)

    Interrupts and timers on the microcontroller

    Memory systems on the microcontroller

    Sensors and actuators for microcontrollers

    Programming with Arduino and Processing

    Creating software functions to read sensors and control actuators,

    Using communication interfaces to exchange data with applications and apps.

    Teaching method

    Lecture with accompanying exercises in distance learning and a project assignment

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: Individual exercises,

    group project,

    Written final exam

    Literature

    Bähring Helmut: Mikrorechner-Technik, Band 1 und 2, Springer Verlag, 3.Auflage, 2002 Catsoulis John, Embedded Hardware, O’Reilly Verlag, 2nd edition, 2005 

    Bollow Friedrich, Homann Matthias, Köhn Klaus-Peter: C und C++ für Embedded Systems, mitp Verlag, 3. Auflage, 2009

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS
    Requirements Engineering | ILV

    Requirements Engineering | ILV

    1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Content

    • Introduction to the basic concepts and relevant methods for the development of customer requirements for a new product (i.e. a specification sheet as a problem description, including the essential performance data, the legal, market-determined and company-internal framework conditions as well as the price points to be aimed for).
    • Its implementation in technical product specifications and in a requirement specification, which serves as a concrete guideline for the realization of the project even in a changing environment, will be elaborated.

    Practical examples are used to develop the implementation of the specified requirements in system designs.

    Teaching method

    Lecture

    Examination

    Final exam: Seminar paper

    Literature

    Bücher:

    • Ernst, H. (2002). Success factors of new product development: a review of the empirical literature. International journal of management reviews4(1), 1-40.
    • Rupp, C. (2007). Requirements-Engineering und-Management: professionelle, iterative Anforderungsanalyse für die Praxis. Hanser Verlag.

    Fachzeitschriften: 

    • Schreiber, U., & Theissen, E. Schmalenbachs Zeitschrift für betriebswirtschaftliche Forschung: Zfbf. Schmalenbachs Zeitschrift für betriebswirtschaftliche Forschung: Sonderheft 23, 198.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS
    Module Research Methods
    3.5 SWS
    7 ECTS
    Qualitative methods of needs assessment and evaluation | ILV

    Qualitative methods of needs assessment and evaluation | ILV

    2 SWS   4 ECTS

    Content

    • Philosophy of science, research paradigms with regard to qualitative and quantitative research
    • Qualitative and quantitative epistemology
    • Developing a research question
    • Differences and similarities of different qualitative methods
    • Introduction to epistemology
    • Qualitative data collection (interviews, focus groups, participant observation, etc.)
    • Use of qualitative methods for eliciting needs, contexts of use and other framework conditions as well as for evaluation in the context of product development processes
    • Qualitative data analysis methods
    • Practical project with users for needs assessment

    Teaching method

    Interactive lecture with exercises, seminar work as group project

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: Handing in the individual exercises

    Participation in the interactive elements

    Evaluation of the seminar paper

     

    Literature

    Taylor, S. J., Bogdan, R., & DeVault, M. (2015). Introduction to qualitative research methods: A guidebook and resource. John Wiley & Sons.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    2 SWS
    4 ECTS
    Quantitative methods | ILV

    Quantitative methods | ILV

    1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Content

    • Descriptive statistics (concept of frequency, measures of location, measures of dispersion, graphical representation methods of discrete and continuous characteristics, properties of special distributions, in particular the normal distribution, (rank) correlation).
    • Inductive statistics (parametric and non-parametric methods for independent and dependent samples, more complex variance-analytical methods such as two-factor analysis of variance or repeated measures on one factor (mixed anova))
    • Multivariate methods (multiple regression analysis, logistic regression, reliability analysis)
    • Use and practice of statistical and analysis software (SPSS)

    Teaching method

    Lecture, practical performance of analyses directly on the computer (with the help of SPSS), joint interpretation of the results. Special emphasis is placed on interactivity in class

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: Work assignments (independent analyses with SPSS including interpretation of the results)

    Literature

    • Bruce, N., Pope, D., Stanistreet, D. (2018): Quantitative Methods for Health Research: A Practical Interactive Guide to Epidemiology and Statistics. Chichester: Wiley.
    • Brosius, F. (2013): SPSS 21
    • Hicks, CM. (2009): Research Methods for Clinical Therapists, Applied Project
    • Design and Analysis, Churchill Livingstone, Elsevier.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS
    Module
    2 SWS
    4 ECTS
    Clinical Research | SE

    Clinical Research | SE

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Content

    • Introduction to Clinical Research
    • Clinical Research Ethics
    • Clinical Study Protocol (Study Objectives, Study Hypothesis, Structure/Content, Templates, Amendments, IRB/IEC Submission and Approval)
    • Basics of Clinical Trial Design (Population, Intervention, Control, Outcome (PICO))
    • Implementing PICO into the Study Protocol (Inc./Exc. Crit, Intervention, Types of Control Groups, Outcome parameters (prim./sec., hard/soft, clinical/surrogate, Time-to-Event Data) )
    • Clinical Trial Statistics (Measures of Central Tendency/Spread, Risk/Risk Factor, RR, OR, Hazard Ratio, Hypothesis Testing, Confidence Interval + Interpretation, Sample Size Calculation)
    • Clinical Study Designs I (Observational/interventional, prospective/retrospective, Legal Classification: drugs/devices, Hierarchy of Clinical Evidence, Problems: Bias, Confounding)
    • Clinical Study Designs II (Observational Studies: Cross-Sectional, Case-Control, Cohort Study )
    • Clinical Study Designs III (RCTS, Randomization, Blinding, RCT-Modifications (cross-over, add-on, group sequential design) )
    • Missing Data & Drop-Outs (Problems, Causes of Missing Data, Dealing with Missing Data (LOCF, BOCF) )
    • Critical Appraisal of Clinical Research Papers (Quality Assessment, STROBE/CONSORT Statement)
    • Meta-Analysis (Efficacy/Effectiveness, weighted summary, Forest-, Funnel-, L'Abbe-plot, Mantel-Hanszel Procedure, PRISMA Statement)

    Teaching method

    Lecture with exercises and group discussions

    Examination

    Final exam: Seminar paper

    Literature

    Lehrbücher:

    Erfolgreich wissenschaftlich arbeiten in der Klinik, H. Herkner, M. Müller, 2005, 2. Auflage Clinical Pharmacology: Current Topics and Case Studies, Ed.: M. Müller, Springer Verlag Wien, 2010 

    Understanding Medical Research, Goodfellow J., 2012

    Introduction to Meta-Analysis, Borenstein M., Hedges L.V., 2012

     

    Internet-Quellen, Guidelines (free-of-charge): 

    ICH Guidelines (www.ich.org; "Efficacy"): 

    ICH E6 - Good Clinical Practice 

    ICH E9 - Statistical Principles for Clinical Trials 

    ICH E10 - Choice of Control Group and related issues in Clinical Trials 

     

    EMA Guidelines ("Points to Consider", www.ema.europe.eu): 

    Missing data in confirmatory clinical trials 

    Choice of a Non-Inferiority Margin 

    Points to Consider on Multiplicity Issues in Clinical Trials 

    Points to Consider on Switching between Superiority and Non-inferiority

    Teaching language

    Deutsch-Englisch

    1 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Ethics in research | ILV

    Ethics in research | ILV

    0.5 SWS   1 ECTS

    Content

    • Ethical aspects of technical action
    • Ethical dilemmas
    • Ethical questions regarding research on humans
    • Legal framework, e.g. ethics committee
    • International framework conditions, e.g. with regard to the publication of study results
    • Model for the ethical evaluation of socio-technical arrangements (MEESTAR) Research ethics in connection with technical arrangements

    Teaching method

    Scenario Method

    Lecture

    Discussions

    Group work

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: Collaboration, presentations

    Literature

    Oliver, P. (2010). The student's guide to research ethics. McGraw-Hill Education (UK).

    Teaching language

    Englisch

    0.5 SWS
    1 ECTS
    Exposé | SE

    Exposé | SE

    0.5 SWS   1 ECTS

    Content

    • Formulation of a research question (operationalisation, formulation of objectives)
    • Selection of a master thesis topic
    • Analysis of research methodological approaches (instruments)
    • Guidelines of the course of studies on master thesis topics and the procedure of submission, processing, supervision and assessment
    • Preparation of an exposé
    • Discussion of the topics proposed by the students for their Master's theses

    Teaching method

    Lecture, group discussions and individual consultation

    Examination

    Final exam: Submission of an exposé of the planned master thesis (seminar paper).

    Attention - there is no final exam, but the course is completed with the submission of the exposé.

    Literature

    Evans, D., Gruba, P., & Zobel, J. (2011). How to write a better thesis. Melbourne Univ. Publishing.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    0.5 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Module Communication and consulting
    2 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Selected conversation settings | UE

    Selected conversation settings | UE

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Content

    Reflection on basic communication theories

    (Schulz von Thun, Hall, Watzlawick, Rogers, Berne)

    Cooperative communication

    Conversation techniques and situations:

    Informational or clarifying conversation

    Helping conversation

    Conflict talk

    Critical discussion

    Feedback talks

    Presentation and lecture

    Teaching method

    Lecture, group work, role play with video analysis, presentation

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: Attendance, participation, work assignments and feedback of the presentations

    Literature

    Marahall B. Rosenberg, Gewaltfreie Kommunikation. Eine Sprache des Lebens, Paderborn (Junfermann) 2005 

    Trixi Rosenthaler/Annelies Fitzgerald (Hrsg.), Was haben Sie? Was fehlt Ihnen? Praxisorientiertes NLP im Gesundheitswesen, Wien (Springer) 2004

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    2 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Module Produktrealisierung und Verwertung - Interdisziplinäres Projekt
    4 SWS
    12 ECTS
    Fundamentals of innovation, technology and product management | ILV

    Fundamentals of innovation, technology and product management | ILV

    2 SWS   4 ECTS

    Content

    Innovation management under consideration of technology management

    Entrepreneurship/Intrapreneurship

    Basics of product management, business model, product life cycle

    Basics of Marketing

    Health Economics

    Basics of Business Plan

    Teaching method

    Lecture

    Discussion

    Problem-based learning

    Group work

    Peer feedback

    Examination

    Final exam: Immanent performance assessment consisting of:

    > Presentation of a business plan

    > Development and presentation of a pitch deck (module exam)

    Literature

    Kotler, Philip et al. (5. überarb. Auflage 2011): Grundlagen des Marketing

    Aumayr, Klaus (3. überarb. Auflage 2013): Erfolgreiches Produktmanagement - Tool-Box für das professionelle Produktmanagement und Produktmarketing

    Blazer, Joachim et al. (2016): ClimateLaunchpad Workbook

    Stummer C., Günther M., Köck A.M. (2010) Grundzüge des Innovations- und Technologiemanagements. 3. Aufl., WUV

    Herrmann A., Huber F. (2009) Produktmanagement: Grundlagen - Methoden - Beispiele. 2. Aufl., Gabler (Wiesbaden)

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    2 SWS
    4 ECTS
    Product realization | SE

    Product realization | SE

    1 SWS   6 ECTS

    Content

    Realization of a health technology. In the form of group work, the students realise the product defined and analysed in a previousLVA (Conception of medical-technical devices, 2nd semester) as a prototype. The basic principles of project and product management are applied. The realization takes place mainly in the form of independent work via distance learning.

    Teaching method

    Lecture, project work in groups

    Examination

    Final exam: the realized product as well as the accompanying documentation will be used for assessment in equal parts (module examination)

    Literature

    Ernst, H. (2002). Success factors of new product development: a review of the empirical literature. International journal of management reviews4(1), 1-40.

    Rupp, C., Simon, M., & Hocker, F. (2009). Requirements engineering und management. HMD Praxis der Wirtschaftsinformatik46(3), 94-103.

    Handbücher und Beschreibungen der verwendeten HW- und SW-Komponenten entsprechenden dem jeweiligen Produkt.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1 SWS
    6 ECTS
    Scientific project management and funding | ILV

    Scientific project management and funding | ILV

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Content

    Funding environments and applications

    • National and EU-wide funding environments (tenders and public contracts)
    • Procedure for the evaluation of tenders and public contracts
    • Basics of the award procedure
    • Legal framework
    • Awarding and monitoring of funding
    • Building blocks and success factors for writing applications
    • Practical exercises for writing applications

    Project management as a basis for planning and implementing the project applied for

    • Project management basics: project concept / project types / PM tasks / project phases
    • Project start phase: project environment analysis / project definition / project organisation
    • Project planning: planning variables / work breakdown structure / scheduling / resource planning
    • Project execution phase: project planning / change management and project controlling
    • Project completion phase
    • Outlook Advanced topics: Planning methods and planning tools

    Teaching method

    Teamwork, impulse lectures, practical exercises, reflection and feedback rounds

    PM part: Lecture / Powerpoint presentation / Flipchart / PM Tools

    Examination

    Final exam: 50% Funding request

    Graded are: Brief content, relevance of the project in relation to the focus of the call for proposals, presentation of the state of the art and problem definition as well as project objectives and innovative content

     

    50% Project Manual

    For the PM part, a project manual (PHB) including the necessary plans for the project applied for funding should be prepared. The assessment key will be announced in the lecture.

    (Module exam)

    Literature

    Bundesvergabegesetz (i.d. geltenden Fassung) Schramm, Johannes & Aicher, Josef (Hg.) (2010):

    Vergaberecht und PPP VI, Manzsche Verlags- und Universitätsbuchhandlung, Wien

    Egger, Alexander: (2008): Europäisches Vergaberecht, Nomos, Baden-Baden

    Patzak / Rattay; Projektmanagement; Wien; 2004; Linde international

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Module Rahmenbedingungen der Produktentwicklung und -integration
    3 SWS
    6 ECTS
    Evidence based practice | SE

    Evidence based practice | SE

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Content

    Clarification of terms, development of a clinical question, scientific literature search in databases, critical reading and evaluation of scientific articles, basics of quantitative and qualitative research and clinical studies.

    Teaching method

    Lecture, group work, individual work, practical exercises

    Examination

    Final exam: Seminar paper

    Literature

    Bortz, J., & Döring, N. (2009). Forschungsmethoden und Evaluation für Human- und Sozialwissenschaftler (4., überarb. Aufl., Nachdr. ed.). Heidelberg: Springer. 

    Bortz, J., & Schuster, C. (2010). Statistik für Human- und Sozialwissenschaftler (7., vollst. überarb. u. erw. Aufl. ed.). Berlin u.a.: Springer. 

    Fawcett, A. J. L. (2007). Principles of assessment and outcome measurement for occupational therapists and physiotherapists; theory, skills and application. Chichester: Wiley. 

    Hoffmann, T., Bennett, S., & Mar, C. Del. (2013). Evidence-based practice across the health professions. Elsevier Health Sciences APAC. 

    Tomlin, G., & Borgetto, B. (2011). Research pyramid: A new evidence-based practice model for occupational therapy. The American Journal of occupational therapy: official publication of the american occupational therapy association, 65(2), 189-196.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Specific legal bases | ILV

    Specific legal bases | ILV

    2 SWS   4 ECTS

    Content

    • Civil law regarding liability, product liability law
    • Strategies for the protection of intellectual property
    • ISO standards
    • Labour law
    • Medical Devices Act (MPG)
    • Medical law, professional laws for health care professions

    Teaching method

    Lecture and interactive discussion

    Examination

    Final exam

    Literature

    Arbeitsrecht

    Tomandl/Schrammel, Arbeitsrecht 1, 6. Auflage

    Tomandl/Schrammel, Arbeitsrecht 2, 6. Auflage

    Schrank/Mazal Arbeitsrecht, 4. Auflage

    Floretta/ Spielbüchler/ Strasser, Arbeitsrecht 1 u. 2, 4. Auflage

    Sozialrecht

    Tomandl, Grundriß des österreichischen Sozialrechts, 5. Auflage

    Brodil/Windischgraetz, Sozialrecht in Grundzügen, 6. Auflage

    Grillberger, Österreichisches Sozialrecht, 6. Auflage

    Resch, Sozialrecht, 3. Auflage

    Medizinprodukte

    Ecker, 2004, Medizinproduktegesetz (MPG) ; Verordnungen zum MPG ; europäische Richtlinien für Medizinprodukte mit einer umfangreichen Einführung 

    Sanitätsrecht

    Hörmann, Grundzüge des Sanitätsrechtes, des Arbeits- und Sozialversicherungsrechtes, 2 Auflage

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    2 SWS
    4 ECTS
    Electives (obligatory) (10 ECTS of your choice)
    Module Bewegungswissenschaften – Wahlpflichtmodul
    2.5 SWS
    5 ECTS
    Selected diagnostic and measurement methods | ILV

    Selected diagnostic and measurement methods | ILV

    1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Content

    • Biomechanical movement analysis methods relevant in the clinical setting
    • Measuring instruments for movement analysis, instruments for recording kinematic, kinetic and electromyographic parameters
    • Instructions for carrying out measurements, as well as basic requirements for various measurement methods, working out questions, recording and evaluating data in the movement laboratory

    Teaching method

    Theoretical presentation of analysis methods, self-testing of individual measuring instruments and their application, practical evaluation of small projects.

    Examination

    Final exam: Written examination

    Literature

    Zatsiorsky, V. M., & Zaciorskij, V. M. (1997). Kinematics of human motion. Human Kinetics.

    Zatsiorsky, V. M., & Zaciorskij, V. M. (2002). Kinetics of human motion. Human Kinetics.

    Nigg, B. M., & Herzog, W. (2007). Biomechanics of the musculo-skeletal system. John Wiley & Sons.

    Robertson, G. E., Caldwell, G. E., Hamill, J., Kamen, G., & Whittlesey, S. (2013). Research methods in biomechanics. Human kinetics.

    Hall, S. (2014). Basic biomechanics. McGraw-Hill Higher Education.

    Winter, D. A. (1979). Biomechanics of human movement. Biomechanics, 65-83.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS
    Current topics & Journal club - Human Movement Science | UE

    Current topics & Journal club - Human Movement Science | UE

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Content

    • Critical examination of current topics and journal publications
    • Practical application of previously acquired knowledge of research methodology
    • terms from research methodology
    • Critical examination of conclusions and interpretations within publications
    • Presentation and discussion of the results of a literature review

    Teaching method

    Lecture, group work, presentation, practical exercises (individual, small group, plenary)

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: Written work

    Participation in practical exercises and individual & group work

     

    Literature

    DePoy, E., & Gitlin, L.N. (2010). Introduction to research: Understanding and applying multiple strategies (4th ed.). St. Louis, MI: Mosby.

    Babbie, E. (2001). The practice of social research (9th ed.) Stamford, CT: Wadsworth/Thompson Learning.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Module
    2.5 SWS
    5 ECTS
    Study-specific specialisation 1 | ILV

    Study-specific specialisation 1 | ILV

    1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Content

    Students can only complete this subject by completing a thematically suitable subject outside the programme curriculum and by having their knowledge recognised by the programme management, which creates the possibility of free subjects and makes the curriculum more flexible.

    The contents are thus dependent on the chosen subject and the focus thus created.

    Teaching method

    Depending on the selected focus setting.

    Examination

    Final exam: depending on the chosen focus

    Literature

    Abhängig von der gewählten Fokussetzung

    Teaching language

    Deutsch-Englisch

    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS
    Study-specific specialisation 2 | ILV

    Study-specific specialisation 2 | ILV

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Content

    Students can only complete this subject by completing a thematically suitable subject outside the programme curriculum and by having their knowledge recognised by the programme management, which creates the possibility of free subjects and makes the curriculum more flexible.

    The contents are thus dependent on the chosen subject and the intended focus.

    Teaching method

    depending on the chosen focus

    Examination

    Final exam: Depending on the selected focus setting.

    Literature

    Abhängig von der gewählten Fokussetzung.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch-Englisch

    1 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Module Handlungswissenschaften – Wahlpflichtmodul
    2.5 SWS
    5 ECTS
    Current topics & Journal club - Action sciences | UE

    Current topics & Journal club - Action sciences | UE

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Content

    • Critical analysis of current research topics and journal publications
    • Knowledge of the research process (quantitative & qualitative, mixed-method)
    • Terms from research methodology (e.g. levels of abstraction, conceptualization and operationalization, levels and scales of measurement, ...)
    • Ethical aspects of research projects
    • Critical examination of conclusions and interpretations within publications
    • Presentation and discussion of the results of a literature review

    Teaching method

    Lecture, group work, presentation, practical exercises (individual, small group, plenary)

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: Written work, participation in practical exercises and individual & group work

    Literature

    Ritschl, V., Weigl, R., & Stamm, T. (2016.). Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten und Schreiben. Berlin: Springer.

    DePoy, E., & Gitlin, L.N. (2010). Introduction to research: Understanding and applying multiple strategies (4th ed.). St. Louis, MI: Mosby.

    Babbie, E. (2001). The practice of social research (9th ed.) Stamford, CT: Wadsworth/Thompson Learning.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Occupational Science | ILV

    Occupational Science | ILV

    1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Content

    • Foundations and theories of activity/occupation/participation
    • Philosophy of Science
    • Occupational Science and Research in Occupational Therapy
    • The relationship between person(s)-environment(s)-occupation
    • Conceptualization of Occupations
    • Terminology
    • Occupations and their relationship to Health & Well-Being
    • Case studies, current research presentations

    Teaching method

    Lecture, group work, individual work, presentation, practical exercises (individual, small group, plenary)

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: Written work

    Participation in practical exercises and individual & group work

     

    Literature

    • Christiansen, C. H., & Townsend, E. A. (Eds.) (2010). Introduction to Occupation: The art and science of living (2nd. Ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.
    • Marotzki, U. (2007). Praxismodelle in der Ergotherapie. In C. Scheepers, U. Steding-Albrecht & P. Jehn (Eds.). Ergotherapie vom Behandeln zum Handeln (3rd ed., pp. 104-109). Stuttgart: Thieme.
    • Polatajko, H. et al. (2007). Chapter 1: Specifying the domain of concern: Occupation as core. In E. A. Townsend & H. J. Polatajko (Eds). Enabling Occupation II: advancing an occupational therapy vision for health, well-being, & justice through occupation (pp. 9-36). Ottawa: CAOT Publications.
    • Chapparo, C., & Ranka, J. (Eds.). (1997). Occupational Performance Model (Australia). Sydney: Occupational Performance Network.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS
    Module Mobile App Development
    2.5 SWS
    5 ECTS
    Mobile App Development | ILV

    Mobile App Development | ILV

    2.5 SWS   5 ECTS

    Content

    • Structure of mobile apps on iOS and Android
    • Introduction to Android Studio and Java Basics
    • App development and deployment process
    • Basic Building Blocks in Android:
      • Activities and Fragments
      • Services
      • Broadcast Receivers & Content Providers
      • User Interface Components
      • Intents and Intent Filters
    • Basic UI Design and Layout Creation
    • Android Manifest, Resources and Assets
    • Navigation in Apps:
      • Activities
      • Interaction with Intents
      • Fragments and their interaction
      • Menus and Tabs
    • Management of User Preferences
    • Google Fit
    • Implementation of simple apps incl. testing and debugging: Static Info App, Fitness Data App

    Teaching method

    Lecture with exercises. Implementation of simple apps including testing and troubleshooting. Developing simple apps like a static info app and apps with dynamic elements in teams.

    Examination

    Module exam

    Literature

    Bücher:

    • Android Programming for Beginners, John Horton, 2015, ISBN 978-1785883262
    • Head First Android Development: A Brain-Friendly Guide, Dawn Griffiths und David Griffiths, 2017, 2. Auflage, ISBN 978-1491974056
    • Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide,  Bill Phillips, Chris Stewart und Kristin Marsicano, 2017, 3. Auflage, ISBN 978-0134706054

    Blogs:

    • Android Developers Blog
    • Reddit | Developing Android Apps

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    2.5 SWS
    5 ECTS
    Module Modellbildung und Simulation – Wahlpflichtmodul
    2.5 SWS
    5 ECTS
    Modeling and simulation | SE

    Modeling and simulation | SE

    2.5 SWS   5 ECTS

    Content

    > Basics of modeling

    > Basics of simulation (with Matlab/Simulink)

    Differential equations

    The following focal points are worked out on the basis of concrete problems:

    - Methodology and systematics of model determination and model handling

    - Behaviour of technical systems (linear and non-linear)

    - Evaluation of technical systems before the availability of a real prototype

    - Proof of function with the help of simulations

    > areas:

    - Mechanics

    - hydrodynamics

    - thermodynamics

    - Biomedicine (spread of diseases)

    - Economics (tax reduction -> impact)

    - Ecology (climate models,...)

    Matlab/Simulink is used as simulation tool.

    Teaching method

    Seminar, lecture, blackboard sketches and drawings, detailed exercise examples

    Examination

    Final exam: in writing

    Literature

    Scherf, Helmut: Modellierung und Simulation dynamischer Systeme. Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag GmbH, 2010

    Grupp, Frieder; Grupp Florian: Simulink.: Grundlagen und Beispiele Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag GmbH, 2007

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    2.5 SWS
    5 ECTS
    Module Prosthetics and international supply models
    2 SWS
    4 ECTS
    Health care systems and models of care in international comparison | VO

    Health care systems and models of care in international comparison | VO

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Content

    Students are given an insight into the basics of health systems and how these systems affect the provision of health and rehabilitation services (care models). Relevant parameters on the basis of which health systems can be compared are presented and analysed and compared for some countries as examples.

    > International comparison of health care systems incl. quality indicators

    International comparison with regard to financing systems and financial volume in the health and social sector

    > Independent analysis of the health care systems of two different countries in comparison

    Teaching method

    Input presentation, individual work, discussion in the group

    Examination

    Final exam: Seminar paper

    Literature

    Wendt C. Mapping European healthcare systems: a comparative analysis of financing, service provision and access to healthcare. Journal of European Social Policy 2009; 19: 432-455.

    OECD/EU (2018), Health at a Glance: Europe 2018: State of Health in the EU Cycle, OECD Publishing, Paris. doi.org/10.1787/health_glance_eur-2018-en 

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Prosthetics | ILV

    Prosthetics | ILV

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Content

    • Etiology and epidemiology of amputations and congenital malformations
    • Influence of amputation or malformation on function, psychological and social well-being
    • Care options after amputation of the upper extremity
    • Treatment options after amputation of the lower extremity
    • Therapeutic approaches in prosthetics
    • Critical discussion of current topics in prosthetics (TMR, osseointegration, implanted technologies,...)
    • Discussion of technologies for human-machine interfaces in an extended context (e.g. on the basis of exoskeletons)

    Teaching method

    Lecture with activating methods, practical testing, case studies

    Examination

    Continuous assessment

    Literature

    Bücher:

    • Greitemann B, Brückner L, Schäfer M, Baumgartner R. Amputation und Prothesenversorgung. 4 ed. Stuttgart, New York: Georg Thieme Verlag; 2016.
    • Murray C. Amputation, Prosthesis Use, and Phantom Limb Pain. New York Dordrecht Heidelberg London: Springer; 2010.

    Fachartikel:

    • Aszmann OC, Roche AD, Salminger S, et al. Bionic reconstruction to restore hand function after brachial plexus injury: a case series of three patients. Lancet. 2015;385(9983):2183-2189.
    • Bergmeister KD, Vujaklija I, Muceli S, et al. Broadband Prosthetic Interfaces: Combining Nerve Transfers and Implantable Multichannel EMG Technology to Decode Spinal Motor Neuron Activity. Frontiers in neuroscience. 2017;11(421).
    • Cordella F, Ciancio AL, Sacchetti R, et al. Literature Review on Needs of Upper Limb Prosthesis Users. Frontiers in neuroscience. 2016;10:209.
    • Salminger S, Roche AD, Sturma A, Mayer JA, Aszmann OC. Hand Transplantation Versus Hand Prosthetics: Pros and Cons. Curr Surg Rep. 2016;4(8):8.

    Web:

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Module Telehealth
    2.5 SWS
    5 ECTS
    Current Topics in Digital Health | ILV

    Current Topics in Digital Health | ILV

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Content

    Presentation and discussion of current technological trends in healthcare. Critical examination of current research topics and journal publications.

    Big Data in healthcare and possible applications of artificial intelligence (for example Deep Learning, Machine Learning) in the field of healthcare technologies will be presented and discussed.

    Digital Health in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Getting to know the 17 SDGs, current state of research on digital health and SDGs, contribution of digital health to the achievement of the SDGs, use of digital health in consideration of the SDGs.

    Teaching method

    Interactive lecture with exercises on the specific focal points

    Examination

    Continuous assessment

    Literature

    Telehealth Quality Group. (2018). International Code of Practice for Telehealth Services. Retrieved from telehealth.global/download/2018-19-INTERNATIONAL-TELEHEALTH-CODE-OF-PRACTICE.pdf

    Kumar, S., & Cohn, E. R. (2013). Telerehabilitation. (S. Kumar & E. R. Cohn, Eds.). London: Springer London. 

    Trill, R. (Ed.). (2018). Praxisbuch e-Health: Von der Idee zur Umsetzung(2nd ed.). Stuttgart: W. Kohlhammer.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Journal Club to Digital Health | SE

    Journal Club to Digital Health | SE

    0.5 SWS   1 ECTS

    Content

    • Critical examination of current topics on digital health and journal publications
    • Practical application of previously acquired knowledge on research methodology
    • Research methodology terminology
    • Critical examination of conclusions and interpretations within publications
    • Presentation and discussion of the results of a digital health journal publication

    Teaching method

    Lecture, group work, presentation, practical exercises (individual, small group, plenary)

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: Immanent performance assessment (Written work Participation in practical exercises and individual & group work )

    Literature

    DePoy, E., & Gitlin, L.N. (2010). Introduction to research: Understanding and applying multiple strategies (4th ed.). St. Louis, MI: Mosby.

    Babbie, E. (2001). The practice of social research (9th ed.) Stamford, CT: Wadsworth/Thompson Learning.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    0.5 SWS
    1 ECTS
    Telehealth in Theory and Practice | ILV

    Telehealth in Theory and Practice | ILV

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Content

    Phase 1: Students learn the basics of telehealth in an online course that can be taken asynchronously. This includes the topics:

    • Definition and delineation of telehealth
    • Forms of application of Telehealth
    • Application areas and target groups of Telehealth
    • Advantages and barriers of telehealth
    • Legal and data protection basics
    • Strategies for the successful implementation of Telehealth

    Phase 2: After completing the online course, students register for a follow-up workshop of their choice. Workshops may be held face-to-face or online, depending on the topic, and vary in number depending on students enrolled. Possible workshop topics, which change depending on timeliness, include:

    • Video conferencing software for conducting telehealth.
    • Devices with sensors to capture movement in the telehealth setting
    • Apps for creating and implementing home exercise programs
    • Apps to support healthy eating
    • Apps and programs for speech and language support
    • Apps and programs for cognitive support
    • Apps and programs for psychosocial support
    • Apps for parents and pregnant women
    • Apps for use in care situations

    In the workshops, the presenter will introduce different technical solutions for the respective topic. The students get to know the different solutions and finally choose one, which they would like to learn in more detail in a subsequent phase of self-study. This solution is presented by the students in the following marketplace:

    Phase 3: Various telehealth solutions are presented by the students at individual booths in the ballroom. Students will gather information at the booths and learn from their peers. There is an opportunity for interaction and discussion.

    Teaching method

    Phase 1: Asynchronous online lecture

    Phase 2: Self-study workshop

    Phase 3: Marketplace

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: Online test (phase 1), workshop participation (phase 2), marketplace participation (phase 3)

    Literature

    Vereinte Nationen. (2015). Resolution der Generalversammlung, verabschiedet am 25. September 2015.

    Lokmic-Tomkins, Z., Davies, S., Block, L. J., Cochrane, L., Dorin, A., Von Gerich, H., Lozada-Perezmitre, E., Reid, L., & Peltonen, L.-M. (2022). Assessing the carbon footprint of digital health interventions: A scoping review. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association29(12), 2128–2139. https://doi.org/10.1093/jamia/ocac196

    Serra, C. M., Tanarro, A. A., Cummings, C., Fuertes, A. J., & Martínez, J. F. T. (2022). Environmental impact of digital health [Preprint]. In Review. https://doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-1262007/v1

    Gray, K. (2022). Climate Change, Human Health, and Health Informatics: A New View of Connected and Sustainable Digital Health. Frontiers in Digital Health4, 869721. https://doi.org/10.3389/fdgth.2022.869721

    Thompson, M. (2021). The Environmental Impacts of Digital Health. DIGITAL HEALTH7, 205520762110334. https://doi.org/10.1177/20552076211033421

    Romanello, M., Di Napoli, C., Drummond, P., Green, C., Kennard, H., Lampard, P., Scamman, D., Arnell, N., Ayeb-Karlsson, S., Ford, L. B., Belesova, K., Bowen, K., Cai, W., Callaghan, M., Campbell-Lendrum, D., Chambers, J., Van Daalen, K. R., Dalin, C., Dasandi, N., … Costello, A. (2022). The 2022 report of the Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: Health at the mercy of fossil fuels. The Lancet400(10363), 1619–1654. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(22)01540-9

    Agenda 2030 - SDG-Indikatorenbericht. Jahresaktueller Bericht zu finden hier: https://www.statistik.at/suche?L=0&id=582&tx_solr%5Bq%5D=agenda+2030

    Vereinte Nationen: Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung. Jahresaktueller Bericht zu finden hier: https://www.un.org/Depts/german/de/neuedok.html

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Module Communication and consulting
    3 SWS
    5 ECTS
    Selected consulting techniques and methods | ILV

    Selected consulting techniques and methods | ILV

    1.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    Content

    - Central concepts of consulting

    - Counselling functions and roles

    - Theories and models of counselling

    - Selected counselling methods

    - Counselling level I: Individual (communication, conflict, coaching)

    - Consulting level II: Group (development phases, team processes, roles and positions, moderation)

    - Consulting level III: Organization (organizational development and change management, organizational structures, organizational culture, organizational learning)

    - Self-reflection as a basis for consulting activities (personality, career)

    Teaching method

    - Lecture

    - Group work

    - case studies

    - Simulation

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: written examination (60%)

    presentations (40%)

     

    Literature

    Eilles-Matthiessen, C & Janssen, S (2005) Beratungskompass. Grundlagen von Coaching, Karriereberatung, Outplacement und Mediation. Offenbach: GABAL Verlag

    Lippold, D (2015) Perspektiven und Dimensionen der Unternehmensberatung. Wiesbaden: Springer Gabler

    Titscher, S (2001) Professionelle Beratung. Was beide Seiten vorher wissen sollten. Wien: Ueberreuter Wirtschaftsverlag

    Schulz von Thun, F, Ruppel, J & Stratman, R (2008) Miteinander reden: Kommunikationspsychologie für Führungskräfte. Reinbeck bei Hamburg: Rowohlt Taschenbuch Verl.

    Edding, C & Schattenhofer, K (2015) Einführung in die Teamarbeit. Heidelberg: Carl Auer

    Eggenhofer-Rehart, P, Heinrich, M, Latzke, M, Schmidt, A (2015) Gruppen in Organisationen: im Spannungsfeld von Stabilität und Dynamik. In: Personalmanagement - Führung - Organisation, Hrsg. W. Mayrhofer, G. Furtmüller, H. Kasper, 111-146. Wien: Linde Verlag.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1.5 SWS
    2 ECTS
    E-Counseling and Tele-Health | ILV

    E-Counseling and Tele-Health | ILV

    1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Content

    • Current state of knowledge & research on e-counseling.
    • Definition and scientific basis
    • Electronic media (software variants) to support counselling communication, the counselling process, interventions, the transfer of information and knowledge, and the evaluation of counselling services.
    • Methods of eCounseling and their applications
    • Practical part - personal experience

    Teaching method

    Lecture, group discussion, teamwork, case studies

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: Immanent performance assessment consisting of the following four sub-performances:

    1st test on block 1 "Benefits and challenges in health data exchange".

    2nd test on block 2 "Use of e-counseling in different areas and regions".

    3. test on block 3 "Technical and legal challenges of e-counseling and teletherapy".

    4. submission of a group paper "Project documents for the planned financing of an e-counseling or teletherapy solution".

     

    Literature

    Geißler, Metz: E-Coaching und Online-Beratung; Springer 2012

    Kühne, Hintenberger: Handbuch Online-Beratung – Psychologische Beratung im Internet; Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2009

    Hinrichs: Onlineberatung; RabenStück Verlag 2010

    Volkmann: Online Beratung – Ein Überblick mit kritischer Betrachtung; Grinn 2011

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS
    Module Masterthesis
    1 SWS
    23 ECTS
    Master's exam | AP

    Master's exam | AP

    0 SWS   1 ECTS

    Content

    Independent preparation for the Master's examination, consisting of the examination parts:

    • Presentation of the Master's thesis
    • Justification of the thesis
    • Examination discussion on cross connections of the topic of the Master's thesis to the relevant subjects of the curriculum

    Examination discussion about other study-relevant contents

    Teaching method

    Independent work on the topic with individual feedback within the framework of the Master's thesis supervision.

    Examination

    Final exam: Commissioned Master's examination

    Literature

    Siehe Literatur der für die Prüfung maßgeblichen Unterrichtsfächer

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1 ECTS
    Masterthesis | MT

    Masterthesis | MT

    0 SWS   20 ECTS

    Content

    Writing the Master's thesis

    Teaching method

    Independent work on the topic with individual feedback within the framework of the Master's thesis supervision.

    Examination

    Final exam: Master exam

    Literature

    Evans, D., Gruba, P., & Zobel, J. (2011). How to write a better thesis. Melbourne Univ. Publishing.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    20 ECTS
    Masterthesis Seminar | SE

    Masterthesis Seminar | SE

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Content

    • Presentation of individual sections or the status of the Master's thesis
    • Data collection and analysis
    • Advice on further work
    • Critical discussion and reflection of one's own work and that of others as well as defence of one's own research approach
    • Scientific theoretical approaches

    Teaching method

    Individual feedback, presentations, working on case studies, discussions in small groups and in plenary, reflection on own work

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: Active participation in tasks

    Literature

    Evans, D., Gruba, P., & Zobel, J. (2011). How to write a better thesis. Melbourne Univ. Publishing.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Module Rahmenbedingungen der Produktentwicklung und -integration
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Basics of technology assessment | ILV

    Basics of technology assessment | ILV

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Content

    • History of Technology Assessment
    • Goals and role of technology assessment
    • Terminology of technology assessment
    • Methods of technology assessment
    • Presentation of case studies in the context of the use of health technologies
    • Specific challenges and potentials of health technologies from the perspective of technology assessment

    Teaching method

    Lecture, group work, presentation, practical exercises (individual, small group, plenary).

    Examination

    Final exam: Seminar paper

    Literature

    Grunwald, A. (2010). Technikfolgenabschätzung: Eine Einführung (Vol. 1). edition sigma.

    Decker, M., Lindner, R., Lingner, S., Scherz, C., & Sotoudeh, M. (Eds.). (2018). " Grand Challenges" meistern: Der Beitrag der Technikfolgenabschätzung (Vol. 20). Nomos Verlag.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Number of teaching weeks
    5 per semester; six to seven blocks per term, each whole-time from Wednesday to Saturday


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    As a graduate of this program, a wide range of occupational fields and career opportunities are open to you. Find out here where your path can take you.

    This degree program will, as one of few trained experts, position you at the intersection of technology and health. You will support people in their daily life with the aid of technology-assisted diagnosis and therapy systems. You will also learn to apply systems to structure environments to enable disadvantaged people such as the elderly or people with dementia to remain active in their personal environment and also in public. Knowledge of Information Technology and Electronics combined with knowledge on Health Assisting Engineering leads to results oriented exclusively towards the needs of the user. Based on this special focus, the Master's degree program opens up numerous career opportunities such as product developer or manager, consultant, trainer, degree program compiler or coordinator, project manager or scientist, advanced clinical practitioner or hardware/software developer.

    • Manufacture of equipment in the fields of bio-engineering, sports, games and therapy

    • Communication technology (voice and data communication)

    • Manufacture of equipment for provision of aid and care

    • Research & Development/Therapy and Diagnostics: in companies, research institutes and universities

      • Centers for people with disabilities or for rehabilitation and geriatric care

      • Institutions for the promotion of sport and exercise

      • Departments for Active and Assisted Living (AAL) and Initiative Systems (cognitive support/development)

      • Support associations e.g. for residential communities for the support of people in need of care or for the elderly


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