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
    Health Sciences
    Applied Nursing Science
    Topics
    Mobility
    Quality of life
    Networking
    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

    Applied mathematics ILV
    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Applied mathematics ILV

    Lector: Dr. Christian Steineder

    1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - 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

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Final exam, collaboration, term paper.

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, joint development of illustrative examples, discussion.

    Language

    German

    Applied Interdisciplinary Knowledge Management ILV
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Applied Interdisciplinary Knowledge Management ILV

    Lector: Dr. Christopher Hanzl, BEd MA

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Basics of knowledge management
    - Techniques, methods and tools of knowledge management
    - Applied knowledge management in interdisciplinary projects

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Formative Assessment. Peer-feedback supported evaluation of the learning outcomes achieved in the online course (40% of the final grade) - Preparation and presentation of a collaborative interdisciplinary case study in the form of a seminar paper (60% of the final grade) - Multi-perspective assessment using 360-degree feedback (course leader, peers, self-assessment phases).

    Teaching methods

    Concept:
    The course is structured according to the didactic concept of blended learning (obligatory online phase => work assignments before, during and after the classroom sessions in individual and/or group work). The tasks of the online phase follow a spiral curricular approach as well as problem-based principles.
    Methods:
    Online phase: self-directed learning - peer feedback - learning tandems - eLectures.
    Presentations: Lecture, group puzzle as well as transfer methods such as Think/Pair/Share as well as presentations from the learning outcomes of the online phase.

    Language

    German

    Assistive technologies VO
    0.5 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Assistive technologies VO

    Lector: Ao.Univ.Prof. i.R. Dr. Wolfgang Zagler

    0.5 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Introduction to different types of aids
    - Basics of communication
    - Disabilities and solutions for their improvement- Sensory organs
    - Motor functions
    - Language and intellect
    - Age-related changes

    - Human-machine interfaces for disabled and elderly people
    - Technical aids for everyday life

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Final written examination

    Teaching methods

    Lecture

    Language

    German

    Accessibility and diversity ILV
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Accessibility and diversity ILV

    Lector: Dipl.Ing. Georg Edelmayer

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - 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

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Final written examination

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, practical exercises

    Language

    German

    Introduction in Health Assisting Engineering VO
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Introduction in Health Assisting Engineering VO

    Lector: DI Dr. Harald Jagos, Lena Rettinger, MSc, FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Mag. Dr. techn. Franz Werner

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - 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

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Final written examination

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, group work

    Language

    German

    Epidemiology VO
    0.5 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Epidemiology VO

    Lector: Assoz.-Prof. DDr. Mag Kyriaki Papantoniou

    0.5 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - 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

    Assessment methods

    Final exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture

    Language

    German

    Modelle, Konzepte und Klassifikationen im Gesundheitswesen ILV
    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Modelle, Konzepte und Klassifikationen im Gesundheitswesen ILV

    Lector: Lena Rettinger, MSc

    1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    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

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Immanent performance assessment through group work and presentations

    Teaching methods

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

    Language

    German

    Specialization Development and Innovation

    General pathology and hygiene VO
    0.5 SWS
    1 ECTS

    General pathology and hygiene VO

    Lector: Dr. med. univ. Maja Nackenhorst

    0.5 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - 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

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    written final examination

    Teaching methods

    Lecture

    Language

    German

    Analysis of the ability of people to act ILV
    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Analysis of the ability of people to act ILV

    Lector: Roman Weigl, MHlthSc

    1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - 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

    Assessment methods

    Final exam

    Teaching methods

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

    Language

    German

    In vivo Anatomies ILV
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    In vivo Anatomies ILV

    Lector: Carissa Klupper, BSc MHPE

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    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.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Practical examination

    Teaching methods

    Practical lessons, practicing palpation on fellow students

    Language

    German

    Anatomy and physiology ILV
    2.5 SWS
    5 ECTS

    Anatomy and physiology ILV

    Lector: Uwe Yacine Schwarze, MSc

    2.5 SWS   5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - 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

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    oral examination

    Teaching methods

    Lecture; Partial group discussion and one unit practical exercise

    Language

    German

    Selected clinical pictures ILV
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Selected clinical pictures ILV

    Lector: Roman Weigl, MHlthSc

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - 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

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    written work
    Participation in practical exercises and individual & group work

    Teaching methods

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

    Language

    German

    Motion analysis and biomechanics ILV
    2 SWS
    4 ECTS

    Motion analysis and biomechanics ILV

    Lector: Sebastian Durstberger, MSc, Carissa Klupper, BSc MHPE

    2 SWS   4 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - 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.

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Written seminar paper and written examination

    Teaching methods

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

    Language

    German

    Specialization Implementation and Application

    Introduction to computer science ILV
    2.5 SWS
    5 ECTS

    Introduction to computer science ILV

    Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Jürgen Falb

    2.5 SWS   5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    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.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Seminar paper

    Teaching methods

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

    Language

    German

    Electronic components and digital technology ILV
    2.5 SWS
    5 ECTS

    Electronic components and digital technology ILV

    Lector: Eveline Prochaska, BSc MSc, DI Gerald Renner

    2.5 SWS   5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    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

    Assessment methods

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

    Teaching methods

    Lecture with exercises

    Language

    German

    Communication systems and data security ILV
    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Communication systems and data security ILV

    Lector: FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Manuel Koschuch, Bakk. tech., Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Michael Urbanek, BA BSc MSc, FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Mag. Dr. techn. Franz Werner

    1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - 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

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Exercise hand-ins on an individual basis
    Lab protocols as hand in
    Final written examination

    Teaching methods

    Lecture and interactive discussion
    Lab exercises
    Home exercises

    Language

    German

    Sensors and actuators ILV
    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Sensors and actuators ILV

    Lector: FH-Prof. DI Gerhard Engelmann, FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Markus Wellenzohn

    1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - 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

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Final written examination

    Teaching methods

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

    Language

    German

    Assessments SE
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Assessments SE

    Lector: Dipl.-Päd. Mag.a Erna Schönthaler

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - 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.

    Assessment methods

    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)

    Teaching methods

    Lecture
    Exchange in small groups
    Presentations in small groups

    Language

    German

    Clinical Research SE
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Clinical Research SE

    Lector: Mag. pharm. Dr. rer. nat. Michael Alexander Demel, MSc

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - 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)

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Seminar paper

    Teaching methods

    Lecture with exercises and group discussions

    Language

    German-English

    Ethics in research ILV
    0.5 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Ethics in research ILV

    Lector: FH-Prof. Mag. Dr.rer.nat. Peter Putz, Dr. Marjo Rauhala

    0.5 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - 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

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Collaboration, presentations

    Teaching methods

    Scenario Method
    Lecture
    Discussions
    Group work

    Language

    English

    Excursion SE
    1.5 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Excursion SE

    Lector: Carina Ball, BSc MSc, Barbara Chaloupek, MAS, Rupert Kluhs-Preißler, BSc., Dr. Stefan Tino Kulnik, MRes, Ing. Harald Lepuschitz, BSc MSc, Ines Nechi, BSc MSc, Ing. Kevin Pajestka, FH-Prof. DI Jörg Pogatscher, Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Franz Pühretmair, Mag. Markus Raffer, FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Mag. Dr. techn. Franz Werner

    1.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    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

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Seminar paper

    Teaching methods

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

    Language

    German

    Exposé SE
    0.5 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Exposé SE

    Lector: FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Mag. Dr. techn. Franz Werner

    0.5 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - 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

    Assessment methods

    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.

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, group discussions and individual consultation

    Language

    German

    Functional anatomy and biomechanics SE
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Functional anatomy and biomechanics SE

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - 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

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Cooperation and presentation

    Teaching methods

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

    Language

    German

    Ideas and innovations ILV
    1.5 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Ideas and innovations ILV

    Lector: Dr. Thomas Salzberger, PD

    1.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - 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

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    70 % Group work
    30 % Collaboration/ Individual work

    Teaching methods

    Lecture with activating methods and group exercises.

    Language

    German

    Conception of medical-technical devices ILV
    1 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Conception of medical-technical devices ILV

    Lector: FH-Prof. DI Christian Halter, FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Herbert Paulis

    1 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - 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.

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    50% specifications
    30% presentations
    20% Completeness of 2-week reports

    Teaching methods

    Lecture and practical group work

    Language

    German

    Microcontroller applications ILV
    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Microcontroller applications ILV

    Lector: Florian Güldenpfennig, FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Mag. Dr. techn. Franz Werner

    1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    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.

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Individual exercises,
    group project,
    Written final exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture with accompanying exercises in distance learning and a project assignment

    Language

    German

    Qualitative methods of needs assessment and evaluation ILV
    2 SWS
    4 ECTS

    Qualitative methods of needs assessment and evaluation ILV

    Lector: Carina Hauser, Bakk.rer.soc.oec. M.A., Mag.a Andrea Kerschbaumer, BSc MSc, Lena Rettinger, MSc

    2 SWS   4 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - 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

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Handing in the individual exercises
    Participation in the interactive elements
    Evaluation of the seminar paper

    Teaching methods

    Interactive lecture with exercises, seminar work as group project

    Language

    German

    Quantitative methods ILV
    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Quantitative methods ILV

    Lector: Mag. Gerald Röhrling

    1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - 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)

    Assessment methods

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

    Teaching methods

    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

    Language

    German

    Requirements Engineering ILV
    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Requirements Engineering ILV

    Lector: FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Herbert Paulis

    1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - 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.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Seminar paper

    Teaching methods

    Lecture

    Language

    German

    User Experience Design ILV
    1.5 SWS
    2 ECTS

    User Experience Design ILV

    Lector: Mag. Michael Bechinie

    1.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    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

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Evaluation of individual and group submissions and final presentation

    Teaching methods

    - 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

    Language

    German

    Evidence based practice SE
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Evidence based practice SE

    Lector: Mag.a Andrea Kerschbaumer, BSc MSc

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    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.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Seminar paper

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, group work, individual work, practical exercises

    Language

    German

    Fundamentals of innovation, technology and product management ILV
    2 SWS
    4 ECTS

    Fundamentals of innovation, technology and product management ILV

    Lector: Mag.(FH) Johannes Naimer-Stach, MES

    2 SWS   4 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    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

    Assessment methods

    Module exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture
    Discussion
    Problem-based learning
    Group work
    Peer feedback

    Language

    German

    Product realization SE
    1 SWS
    6 ECTS

    Product realization SE

    Lector: FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Herbert Paulis, Hubert Wimmer, MSc

    1 SWS   6 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Realization of a health technology. In the form of group work, the students realise the product defined and analysed in a previous LVA (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.

    Assessment methods

    Module exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, project work in groups

    Language

    German

    Specific legal bases ILV
    2 SWS
    4 ECTS

    Specific legal bases ILV

    Lector: Mag. René-Johan Bogendorfer, Mag. iur. Matthias Falkensteiner-Kudweis, Mag. Dr. Dr. Engelbert Mach, PhD.

    2 SWS   4 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - 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

    Assessment methods

    Final exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture and interactive discussion

    Language

    German

    Scientific project management and funding ILV
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Scientific project management and funding ILV

    Lector: Mag. Dr. Claudia Oppenauer, Dipl.-Ing. Josef Prommegger, MBA

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    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

    Assessment methods

    Module exam

    Teaching methods

    Teamwork, impulse lectures, practical exercises, reflection and feedback rounds
    PM part: Lecture / Powerpoint presentation / Flipchart / PM Tools

    Language

    German

    Selected conversation settings UE
    2 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Selected conversation settings UE

    Lector: Dr. Herbert Gruner, Mag. Martin Salvenmoser

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    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

    Assessment methods

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

    Teaching methods

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

    Language

    German

    Wahlpflichtmodule (10 ECTS nach Wahl)

    Selected diagnostic and measurement methods ILV
    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Selected diagnostic and measurement methods ILV

    Lector: Ing. Dr. Andreas Kranzl, FH-Prof. Klaus Widhalm, MSc

    1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - 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

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Written examination

    Teaching methods

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

    Language

    German

    Current topics & Journal club - Human Movement Science UE
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Current topics & Journal club - Human Movement Science UE

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - 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

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Written work
    Participation in practical exercises and individual & group work

    Teaching methods

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

    Language

    German

    Current topics & Journal club - Action sciences UE
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Current topics & Journal club - Action sciences UE

    Lector: Roman Weigl, MHlthSc

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - 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

    Assessment methods

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

    Teaching methods

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

    Language

    German

    Current Topics in Digital Health ILV
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Current Topics in Digital Health ILV

    Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Dieter Hayn, MBA, Lena Rettinger, MSc

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    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.
    Telerehabilitation. Theoretical foundations of telerehabilitation, areas of use and application, target groups, societal benefits and goals of the use of telerehabilitation, current state of research and available evidence, state of the art, current systems in use in studies and in the product area.

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment

    Teaching methods

    Interactive lecture with exercises on the specific focal points

    Language

    German

    Study-specific specialisation 1 ILV
    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Study-specific specialisation 1 ILV

    1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    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.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    depending on the chosen focus

    Teaching methods

    Depending on the selected focus setting.

    Language

    German-English

    Study-specific specialisation 2 ILV
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Study-specific specialisation 2 ILV

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    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.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Depending on the selected focus setting.

    Teaching methods

    depending on the chosen focus

    Language

    German-English

    Health care systems and models of care in international comparison VO
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Health care systems and models of care in international comparison VO

    Lector: Kathrin Mühlhauser, BSc MSc

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    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

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Seminar paper

    Teaching methods

    Input presentation, individual work, discussion in the group

    Language

    German

    IT Controlling SE
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    IT Controlling SE

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Use of IT in the company with practical case studies
    - Introduction to IT controlling concepts and their implementation with the help of strategic IT controlling tools such as IT balanced score card analyses, IT earned value analyses, life cycle related IT cost accounting.
    - Furthermore, the different approaches for determining the costs of IT services are taught, such as target costing for IT products, activity-based costing for IT products, contribution margin accounting for IT services and products.

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment

    Teaching methods

    Lecture with subject areas to be worked out by the students themselves in distance learning elements

    Language

    German

    Mobile App Development ILV
    2.5 SWS
    5 ECTS

    Mobile App Development ILV

    Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Jürgen Falb

    2.5 SWS   5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - 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

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment

    Teaching methods


    Language

    German

    Modeling and simulation SE
    2.5 SWS
    5 ECTS

    Modeling and simulation SE

    Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Herwig Dötsch

    2.5 SWS   5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    > 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.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    in writing

    Teaching methods

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

    Language

    German

    Occupational Science ILV
    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Occupational Science ILV

    Lector: Roman Weigl, MHlthSc

    1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - 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

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Written work
    Participation in practical exercises and individual & group work

    Teaching methods

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

    Language

    German

    Prosthetics ILV
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Prosthetics ILV

    Lector: Dr.in scient. med. Agnes Sturma, BSc MSc

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - 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)

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment

    Teaching methods

    Lecture with activating methods, practical testing, case studies

    Language

    German

    Basics of technology assessment ILV
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Basics of technology assessment ILV

    Lector: Mag.a Dr.in Ulrike Bechtold

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - 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

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Seminar paper

    Teaching methods

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

    Language

    German

    Selected consulting techniques and methods ILV
    1.5 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Selected consulting techniques and methods ILV

    Lector: Dorothee Köstlin

    1.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - 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)

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    written examination (60%)
    presentations (40%)

    Teaching methods

    - Lecture
    - Group work
    - case studies
    - Simulation

    Language

    German

    E-Counseling and Tele-Health ILV
    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS

    E-Counseling and Tele-Health ILV

    Lector: Ing. Philipp Neurohr, BSc, MSc

    1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - 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

    Assessment methods

    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".

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, group discussion, teamwork, case studies

    Language

    German

    Master's exam AP
    0 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Master's exam AP

    0 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    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

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Commissioned Master's examination

    Teaching methods

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

    Language

    German

    Masterthesis MT
    0 SWS
    20 ECTS

    Masterthesis MT

    0 SWS   20 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Writing the Master's thesis

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Master exam

    Teaching methods

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

    Language

    German

    Masterthesis Seminar SE
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Masterthesis Seminar SE

    Lector: Lena Rettinger, MSc, Dr.in scient. med. Agnes Sturma, BSc MSc, FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Mag. Dr. techn. Franz Werner

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - 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

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Active participation in tasks

    Teaching methods

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

    Language

    German

    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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