Master

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

    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

    Application winter semester 2023/24

    12th September 2022 to 18th June 2023

    Study places

    22

    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.

    Regulation for the admission of third country citizens (PDF 322 KB)

    Information for applicants with non-Austrian (school) certificates (PDF 145 KB)

    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

    Selected communication settings UE
    2 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Accessability and diversity ILV
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Introduction to Health Assisting Engineering ILV
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Epidemiology VO
    0.5 SWS
    1 ECTS
    Basics of knowledge management ILV
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Quality of life ILV
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Models, concepts and classifications ILV
    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Vertiefungsrichtung Niveauausgleich Gesundheit

    Introduction into computer science ILV
    2.5 SWS
    5 ECTS
    Electronic components and digital technology ILV
    2.5 SWS
    5 ECTS
    Communication techniques ILV
    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS
    Sensors and actors ILV
    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Vertiefungsrichtung Niveauausgleich Technik

    Basic pathology and hygiene VO
    0.5 SWS
    1 ECTS
    Analysis of occupational performance of humans ILV
    1 SWS
    3 ECTS
    Applied anatomy ILV
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS
    Anatomy and physiology VO
    2.5 SWS
    5 ECTS
    Selected medical conditions VO
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Functional kinetics ILV
    2 SWS
    4 ECTS

    Applied mathematics ILV
    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS
    Assessments SE
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Clinical research SE
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Critical Appraisal Tools & Use-Cases SE
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Ethics in research ILV
    0.5 SWS
    1 ECTS
    Research design ILV
    0.5 SWS
    1 ECTS
    Functional anatomy and biomechanics SE
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Electronic equipment construction SE
    1 SWS
    4 ECTS
    Applications of microcontrollers ILV
    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS
    Qualitative methods ILV
    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS
    Quantiative methods ILV
    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS
     Circuit technology ILV
    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS
    Environment and activity analysis ILV
    0.5 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Field trip EX
    1.5 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Exposé SE
    0.5 SWS
    1 ECTS
    Calls and applications ILV
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Basics of innovations, technologies and product management ILV
    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS
    Ideas and innovations ILV
    1.5 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Productrealisation SE
    1 SWS
    6 ECTS
    Specific legal requirements ILV
    2 SWS
    4 ECTS

    Vertiefungsrichtung Wahlpflichtbereich Biopsychosozialer Fokus

    Role models and settings in clincial practice ILV
    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS
    Selected outcome measures and instruments ILV
    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS
    Current topics & Journal club / Movement Sciences UE
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Current topics & Journal club / Occupational Sciences UE
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Health care systemes in international comparison VO
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Occupational Science ILV
    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Vertiefungsrichtung Wahlpflichtbereich Technischer Fokus

    Current Topics in Digital Health ILV
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Configuration Management SE
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Microprocessors SE
    2.5 SWS
    5 ECTS
    Mobile App Development ILV
    2.5 SWS
    5 ECTS
    Models and simulations SE
    2.5 SWS
    5 ECTS
    Requirements Engineering SE
    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Selected counseling techniques ILV
    1.5 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Theories and concepts in counseling ILV
    0.5 SWS
    1 ECTS
    e-counseling SE
    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS
    Masterthesis MT
    0 SWS
    21 ECTS
    Masterthesis seminar SE
    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS

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


    After graduation

    As a graduate of this program, a wide range of professional fields and career opportunities are open to you. Find out where your path can lead 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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        Robert Priewasser, BA BA MA MA

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