Bachelor

Health Care and Nursing

Health Care and Nursing

full-time

Since 2008, FH Campus Wien has offered the first Austrian bachelor's degree program in health care and nursing as a generalist degree program and combines nursing science with the professional qualification for upper grade health care and nursing. The degree program lays the foundation for evidence-based nursing: What you plan and decide in nursing is not based solely on proven tradition, but is scientifically proven.  You will complete extensive internships in hospitals and nursing homes of the Vienna Healthcare Group, Vinzentinum Wien and Barmherzige Brüder Wien.

As a training and education initiative FH Campus Wien, Fonds Soziales Wien and Wiener Gesundheitsverbund are part of the "Pflege Zukunft Wien" process , which is coordinated by Dachverband Wiener Sozialeinrichtungen and bundles all efforts of the City of Vienna in the field of health care and nursing.

Department
Applied Nursing Science
Topic
Networking
Quality of life

Highlights

  • Nursing science in combination with authorization for the higher service of health care and nursing

  • Nursing based on scientific knowledge

  • € 600,- nursing training premium per month

     

    Facts

    Final degree

    Bachelor of Science in Health Studies (BSc) incl. professional qualifications

    Duration of course
    6 Semesters
    Organisational form
    full-time

    tuition fee per semester

    € 363,362

    + ÖH premium + contribution3

    ECTS
    180 ECTS
    Language of instruction
    German

    Application winter semester 2023/24

    9th January to 23th July 2023

    Study places

    7951

    1 Of which 581 in the winter semester at all locations and 214 in the summer semester at selected cooperation locations. 

    2 Tuition fees for students from third countries € 727,- per semester

    3 for additional study expenses (currently up to € 83,- depending on degree program and year)

    Before the studies

    You are interested in nursing science, applied nursing methods, medicine and health science. For you, health care and nursing mean taking on responsibility, acting according to basic humanistic ethics values and treating patients with empathy and respect. You seek practical training provided in a process-oriented manner that focuses on working with with nursing diagnoses, nursing objectives and health care methods. You want to be able to justify your decisions scientifically. You have a professional picture of health care and nursing that is not only rooted in tradition, but you are aware that the profession is evolving rapidly towards evidence-based care, and health promotion and prevention.

    Why you should study with us

    360° practical training

    You will be learning in real-life situations right from the start: either with our cooperation partners or in our well-equipped functional rooms.

    Research in applied nursing

    You will gain experience and learn from others in interdisciplinary research projects.

    Study with a future

    Continue your basic education with unique continuing education opportunities for new career fields.

    Do you still have questions about the study program?

    Make an appointment with our secretary's office pflege@fh-campuswien.ac.at and you will receive a personal consultation via Zoom with one of the FH Campus Wien site study programme directors Bettina Madleitner, Johanna Binder or Daniela Vitek.

    Info dates cooperation locations

    More details about the study program and admission procedures at the cooperation locations are available at the information events.

    Main Location FH Campus Wien

    28th October 2022 at 3 p.m.: To the Event

    28th November 2022 at 3 p.m.: To the Event

    16th December 2022 at 3 p.m.: To the Event

    23rd January 2023 at 3 p.m.: To the Event

    Wiener Gesundheitsverbund - Campus Favoriten
    22nd September 2022 from 2.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. Info afternoon for PFA + FH
    12th November 2022 Online Boys Day
    19th January 2023 from 2.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. Info afternoon for PFA + FH
    13th April 2023 from 9.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. Trying Studying
    May 2023: Professional Practice Days (depending on Request)
    7th June 2023 from 2.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. Info afternoon for PFA + FH
    20th September 2023 from 2.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. Info afternoon for PFA + FH
    More information about infodates at Campus Favoriten

    Wiener Gesundheitsverbund - Campus Donaustadt
    21st September 2022 each at 2.00 p.m. and 3.30 p.m. Info afternoon
    More information about info dates at Campus Donaustadt

    Wiener Gesundheitsverbund - Campus Floridotower
    14th March 2023 at 4.00 p.m. Online-Info afternoon
    More information about info dates at Campus Floridotower

    Vinzentinum Wien
    17th October 2022 at 4.00 p.m.: Online-Infoevent
    12th December 2022 at 4.00 p.m.: Online-Infoevent
    9th January 2023 at 4.00 p.m.: Online-Infoevent
    More information about info dates at Vinzentinum Wien

    Barmherzige Brüder Pflegeakademie Wien
    23th March 2023 from 4.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.: Online-Info afternoon
    20th April 2023 from 4.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.: Online-Info afternoon
    25th May 2023 from 4.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.: Online-Info afternoon
    22nd June 2023 from 4.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.: Online-Info afternoon
    More information about info dates at Pflegeakademie Wien

    All individuals who complete their studies in Health Care and Nursing in Vienna will be entitled to € 600,- per month as a nursing training premium (Wiener Pflegeausbildungsprämie) for the entire duration of their studies as of 1st September 2022. The place of residence is not relevant.

    The application can be submitted retroactively online to waff - Wiener Arbeitnehmer*innen Förderungsfonds. Online application, information for the application as well as contact details for open questions can be found here (in German)

    The Vienna Employment Promotion Fund (waff - Wiener Arbeitnehmer*innen Förderungsfonds) also offers further funding options. The support offered by the "Job PLUS Training" program provides free studies at a university of applied sciences, financial support and insurance during the studies, as well as a permanent job after graduation. Detailed information and requirements can be found in the flyer (PDF 578 KB, in German) or here: waff - Wiener Arbeitnehmer*innen Förderungsfonds - Jobs PLUS Ausbildung für das Bachelorstudium Gesundheits- und Krankenpflege (in German).

    Unemployed Viennese persons under 25 years of age can receive monthly financial support from the foundation "Jugend und Zukunftsberufe" (Youth and Future Professions) for their free bachelor studies in Health Care and Nursing. Details can be found here (in German). For further consultation on the funding options available for your specific case and the amount of the monthly support, we recommend contacting the waff customer center 01 217 48 777.

    Admission

    • Higher education entrance qualification:
      • School leaving certificate from a secondary school or a secondary technical school.
      • Secondary school vocational certificate (Berufsreifeprüfung)
      • Equivalent certification from abroad
        Equivalence is determined by international agreements, validation or in individual cases a decision by the head of the academic section.
    • University entrance qualification examination
    • Relevant professional qualification with auxiliary examinations
      • Completed training in geriatric or nursing care, social service care, massage therapy: Essay (German), Biology and Environmental Studies, English (at school leaving level)
      • Diploma in medical technology services: English (at school leaving level)
      • College for social services and commercial professions: Biology and Environmental Studies, English (at school leaving level)
      • Apprenticeship groups such as optometrist, orthotist, pharmacist, massage therapist and orthopedic technician: Essay (German), Biology and Environmental Studies, English (at school leaving level)
      • Proof of English (at school leaving level) proficiency must be provided by the beginning of the degree program.

        In individual cases, the head of the study program decides.

    Information sheet vaccination recommendation (PDF 172 KB, content only available in German)

    Regulation for the admission of third country citizens (PDF 234 KB)

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

    In the bachelor's degree program in health care and nursing, 770 study places are available each year, 556 of them in the winter semester at all locations and 214 in the summer semester at selected cooperation locations. The ratio of study places to applicants is currently about 1:2.

    You will need the following documents for your application:

    • Birth certificate
    • Identity card or passport AND proof of citizenship
    • General university entrance qualification / university entrance qualification examination / proof of professional qualification
    • curriculum vitae in table form

    Please note:
    It is not possible to save incomplete online applications. You must complete your application in one session. Your application will be valid as soon as you upload all of the required documents and certificates. In the event that some documents (e.g. references) are not available at the time you apply, you may submit these later via e-mail, mail or in person by no later than the start of the degree program.

    The admission process includes an EDV-based test and an interview.

    • Aim
      The aim is to ensure places are offered to those persons who complete the multi-level admission procedure with the best results. The tests are designed to assess the skills needed for an applicant's chosen profession.  
    • Procedure
      Due to the current Covid-19 measures there will no written test , oral interviews via online video conference will be held from May 2020 Applicants will be informed about the individual interview date by e-mail. The interview provides a first impression of the applicant's personal suitability. This includes professional motivation, professional understanding, performance, problem-solving skills and a capacity for careful consideration.
    • Criteria
      The criteria for acceptance are based solely on performance.
      The geographical origin of the applicant has no influence on the admission decision.
      The admission requirements must be met in all cases.
      The admission committee (which comprises, among others, the head of the academic section and representatives of the teaching staff) awards places to the applicants who score highest in the tests.

    The computer-based entrance tests (part 1) will take place on an ongoing basis from February 2023. You will be informed separately about this.

    The interviews (part 2) will also be held from February 2023 and, if necessary, will take place via online video conference (Zoom). Applicants will be informed of the individual date for the interview by e-mail.


    During the studies

    FH Campus Wien is now the largest university of applied sciences for health in Austria. Since being the first university of applied arts in Austria to establish a bachelor's degree program in nursing already in 2008, we now possess extensive expertise and a large network of partners. This includes the University of Vienna. We developed the bachelor's degree program with them as part of a teaching cooperation. Important partners from the industry include the Vienna Healthcare Group, with whom we work closely to organize our extensive internships, and the Vinzentinum Wien. The near future holds great potential for multi-site research projects. We also pay close consideration to science and research as we continually develop our the content of the degree program. Practical relevance is also guaranteed at our Campus Lecture evenings, which are open to all and feature contributions from prominent experts.

    The degree program combines science with extensive practical experience, which makes it possible for you to earn the legally recognized professional qualification for upper grade services in health care and nursing by completing the program. Nursing based on scientific knowledge, that is the difference between the degree program and a certificate from a traditional vocational school system. Evidence-based care is the foundation that allows you to offer people the best care possible while at the same time conserving resources. Thus, as a graduate you will be able to follow scientific developments, critically question them and, in individual cases, implement them in your professional life. However, this alone is not enough to implement evidence-based measures in nursing. It is important to recognize what is feasible for the patients and their personal environment, and what the organization allows. You will be able to take all of this into consideration with your nursing experience in order to make the best decision for the patient in the end.

    Your degree program is oriented towards international standards, is practically relevant and scientifically based. Besides technical-methodical scientific skills, you will also acquire social skills, communication skills and self-competence. In its methodical approach the degree program promotes project, problem and action-oriented learning.

    • You will learn about nursing theories and the nursing process as well as about health care and nursing for special target groups and in different settings. This includes providing care for people with chronic illnesses as well as providing support for family members and other relations. A major part of the education includes general and special medical basics as well as nursing science. Knowledge of social and human sciences, such as psychology and sociology, as well as education and health care sciences provide a holistic understanding of health and illness.
    • The social and personal human background of the people is important, particularly in counseling and communication. Counseling techniques are taught as well as conversational skills, conflict resolution and crisis communication.
    • Furthermore, you will learn about organization, ethics and law. Management in the health sector, structures and mechanisms of the health service as well as quality and project management and informatics are among the organization-related contents.
    • Theoretical and practical courses are well-balanced during your studies. In the fifth semester, you will complete an internship semester.

    Curriculum

    General pathology VO
    1.5 SWS
    1.5 ECTS

    General pathology VO

    1.5 SWS   1.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Definitions in pathology - statistical variables
    - Tasks of the pathologist - intravital and postmortal diagnostics
    - Disease causes, course and consequences
    - Pathology of heredity
    - Disorders of cell growth and cell reproduction
    - Cell and tissue damage
    - Regeneration and repair of tissue
    - Inflammation pathology
     Tumor pathology
     Disorders of the circulatory system
     Imaging diagnostic procedures and laboratory parameters

    Assessment methods

    Oral / practical or written exam at the end of lecture course

    Teaching methods

    Mostly presentation methods

    Language

    German

    Applied hygiene and infectiology ILV
    2 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Applied hygiene and infectiology ILV

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Infectious diseases:
    - Basics of infectious disease studies
    - The immune system
    - Immunizations / vaccination plan, reactions / defense mechanisms
    - Methods of pathogen detection
    - Notifiable diseases
    - Signs of infection
    Microbiology und Parasitology:
    - Bacteria
    - Viruses
    - Prions
    - Fungi
    - Parasites/multicellular parasites
    Hygiene in health care facilities and extramural areas:
    - Organization of hospital hygiene (hygienic standards)
    - Nosocomial infections
    - General hygiene and hygiene measures
    - Cleaning, disinfection and sterilization
    - Hand hygiene
    - Hygiene in specific care settings
    - Protective clothing, isolation
    - Infection prevention for employees
    - Infection protection for multi-resistant pathogens
    - Food and environmental hygiene
    - Sample material

    Assessment methods

    Oral / practical or written exam at the end of lecture course

    Teaching methods

    Mostly presentation methods

    Language

    German

    Biology, anatomy, physiology including nutrition VO
    3 SWS
    4 ECTS

    Biology, anatomy, physiology including nutrition VO

    3 SWS   4 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Medical Terminology:
    - Location and directional labels, Numbers, Colours
    - Declensions
    - Clinical terminology and vocabulary
    Biology:
    - Basics of biology, chemistry and biochemistry
    - Basics of biophysics
    - Biology of cells
    - Genetics and evolution
    - Tissues
    Anatomy Physiology:
    - The healthy person
    - Physique and musculoskeletal system (active + passive)
    - Cardiovascular system
    - Respiratory system
    - Blood, immune system, lymphatic organs
    - Digestive tract
    - Kidneys and urinary tract
    - Reproductive organs
    - Endocrine system
    - Nervous system
    - Sensory organs (eyes, ears, skin)
    Nutrition:
    - Metabolism and nutrition

    Assessment methods

    Oral / practical or written exam at the end of lecture course

    Teaching methods

    Mostly presentation methods

    Language

    German

    Skills Training: Kinaesthetics, Positioning and Mobilisation UE
    2 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Skills Training: Kinaesthetics, Positioning and Mobilisation UE

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Through practical exercises, the students consolidate practical handling in the following areas:
    > Central content: self-perception and interaction
    > Conceptual system of Kinaesthetics®
    > Among others (1) basics of movement and weight levels with regard to gravity (2) movement patterns, (3) positions for the respective movement activities, (4) external factors for the promotion of movement
    > Positioning techniques: VATI positioning, back, side, abdominal positioning and seated positioning modes, handling positioning aids

    Assessment methods

    Continual assessment

    Teaching methods

    Mostly activating methods

    Language

    German

    Basics of nursing care ILV
    4 SWS
    4 ECTS

    Basics of nursing care ILV

    4 SWS   4 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Basic philosophy / anthropological concepts / human image of nursing
    - The "12 life activities (LA) from the model of life according to Roper, Logan and Tierney (1993; 2009) are used as a teaching content structure. Aspects of concepts of health promotion, transcultural care, basal stimulation® and kinaesthetics are taken into account within the respective LA.
    - The content-based analysis of the following life activities must be combined with 1-3 (evidence-based) nursing studies.
    - The individual life activities (LA) "Ensuring a safe environment", "Communicating", "Breathing", "Eating and drinking", "Excreting", "Keeping clean and dressing", "Adjusting body temperature", "Moving "," Working and playing "," Feeling and acting as a man / woman "and" Sleeping " are processed according to the following systematics (except LA" Finding meaning / dying "):
    a. Meaningfulness:
    - norms and values - meaning for humans and their reference system
    - self-reflection of likes, habits and behaviors with regard to one’s own and the unfamiliar
    - influence factors on the respective LA and their interactions
    b. Monitoring aspect:
    - behavioral patterns of the respective LA
    - impact of deviations on health, well-being and level of development
    - perceiving and describing changes
    - care-relevant observations of skin and skin attachments as well as of gestures, facial expressions, body posture and cognition. Detecting, documenting and relaying deviations
    - Detection and risk assessment of the following phenomena: exsiccosis, contracture, pneumonia, thrombosis, decubitus etc.
    - c. Selecting and applying care measures:
    - self-care and care dependency as a reciprocal process, dependency care
    - Possibilities for safeguarding privacy and personal space, taking into account concepts of honor and shame
    - Establish and assess the need for care and derive care measures in all forms and on all levels of care, taking into account health promotion, living environment and nursing research
    - Prophylactic measures with regard to the life-world background and the entire lifespan

    Example of topic discussion using the following LA:
    LA "Moving":
    Importance:
    > Importance of movement for humans over the entire lifespan
    > Own preferences, habits, behaviors
    > Understanding and tolerance towards the unfamiliar
    > Pointing out the impact of influencing factors on LA "Moving" and their interactions
    Observation:
    > Motion patterns and sequences taking into account the spatial position
    > Impact of deviations on health and extent of ability of self-care
    > Assessing changes (e.g. body image, paralysis, movement disorders, somatosensory disorders, reflex disturbances, etc.)
    > Assessment of the risk factors using assessment instruments (for example decubitus, falls, contractures, thrombosis, etc.)

    Select and apply care offers:
    > Health promotion through exercise programs and body therapies
    > Back-friendly working methods
    > Movement exercises and change of position using aids

    Note:
    - Care interventions such as mobilization and positioning techniques -> see skills training "Kinaesthetics, positioning and mobilization"

    Assessment methods

    Oral / practical or written exam at the end of lecture course

    Teaching methods

    Mostly activating methods

    Language

    German

    Clinical internship 1 PR
    0 SWS
    8 ECTS

    Clinical internship 1 PR

    0 SWS   8 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    The students are guided towards:
    - Implementation of the theoretical content (theory-practice transfer) in all practice areas defined within FH GUK AV for successful skills achievement:
    - (1) Acute care such as, for example, stationary care in the (a) surgical field (general surgery and special surgical areas such as gynecology and obstetrics, urology, ear nose and throat department) and inpatient care in (b) conservative therapy (general / internal medicine and special fields of internal medicine, such as cardiology, oncology, hepatology, psychiatry, pediatrics),
    - (2) Long-term care (e.g. geriatric centers, stationary and semi-stationary areas),
    - (3) Ambulant nursing / mobile care (e.g. home care, ambulances), as well as areas of
    - (4) Prevention and rehabilitation.
    As well as in areas such as, for example, self-employed care, public health services, practices and group practices and other care facilities with regard to health care and nursing.
    - Implementation and identification of health risks and resources, and setting of measures to prevent accidents and / or disease.
    - Keeping of a training protocol in the form of an internship manual, which contains a guide for the entire practical training course.
    - Promoting personal learning engagement and ensuring the learning progress in the areas mentioned, as well as reflection of the experiences from the respective professional field.
    - Reflection of a case history in the course of semester 5 together with a teacher.
    - Implementation of study tasks (see "Reflection on Practical Work") in the context of the respective clinical area.

    Note:
    - See internship description chapter 1.10

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment and internship evaluation

    Teaching methods

    Clinical internship

    Language

    German

    Emergency Management ILV
    1.5 SWS
    1.5 ECTS

    Emergency Management ILV

    1.5 SWS   1.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Legal foundations of First Aid
    - Danger zones
    - Rescue chain
    - Life-threatening situations
    - Immediate measures
    - Crisis intervention
    - Emergency management in the hospital
    - Civil protection

    Assessment methods

    Oral / practical or written exam at the end of lecture course

    Teaching methods

    Mostly activating methods

    Language

    German

    Nursing care in context with diagnostics and therapy 1 UE
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Nursing care in context with diagnostics and therapy 1 UE

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Determination of vital parameters:
    > Non-invasive monitoring: manual and mechanical determination of: pulse, blood pressure, temperature, consciousness, vigilance, respiratory function → basics
    > Documenting and interpreting the determined values
    > Application of ward-specific documentation procedures
    Catheterization:
    > Urinary catheterization (gender and age-specific, types of catheterization, materials, application), instillations and irrigation
    > Nursing requirements for lying catheter, collection systems
    > Suprapubic bladder catheterization
    > Residual urine determinations by means of a disposable catheter and noninvasive sonographic methods
    Enemas: enemas and clysters:
    > Definition, indications and contraindications
    > Effect and forms (disposable enemas, cleansing enema, colonic irrigation, contrast enemas, medicinal enemas)
    > Preparation of an enema, information, positioning and care of the patient during the enema, follow-up, hygienic handling

    Assessment methods

    Oral or written exam at the end of lecture course

    Teaching methods

    Mostly activating methods

    Language

    German

    Nursing process, theories, models and concepts ILV
    2 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Nursing process, theories, models and concepts ILV

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    > Definition: care theory, nursing model, conceptual nursing model, metaparadigm
    > Abstraction level and typologies of theories
    > Implementation of nursing models in nursing practice
    > Benefits of nursing models
    > Current value of classic nursing models
    > Criticism of nursing theories
    > Central statements on health / well-being, people, the environment and nursing duties in nursing models (for example Hildegard Peplau, Nancy Roper, Dorothea Orem, Kristen Swanson, Marie-Luise Friedemann)
    > Theoretical nursing aspects in connection with the problem-solving process
    > The care process as a relationship and problem solving process
    > Definition of the care process, historical aspects and developmental history of the care process
    > Steps of the care process including description and characterization
    > Critical reflection on benefit, meaning, and weaknesses
    > Legal basis (with regard to care documentation)
    > Aspects of conversational skills and documentation of the care process (focus: nursing assessment)
    > Contents of the diagnostic process.

    Assessment methods

    Oral or written exam at the end of the lecture course

    Teaching methods

    Mostly activating methods

    Language

    German

    Internship 1 - Introduction and reflection ILV
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Internship 1 - Introduction and reflection ILV

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - In the introduction the upcoming internship process will be discussed: design and course of the internship, data protection requirements and confidentiality obligation, practical objectives, internship documentation, progress meetings with self and external assessments, internship assessment, learning support
    > During practice reflection and supervision, practice-related stress situations are dealt with, and group discussions for the development of personal resources and coping strategies are conducted.
    Study tasks:
    > Study Task 1: Clinical Internship 1
    - Development of an anamnesis
    - Presentation of an activity of daily living
    - Reflection on the issue of disgust and the influence of the patient's history form on the care process
    > Task 2: Clinical Internship 2
    - Preparation of an anamnesis and individually relevant care diagnoses according to NANDA
    - Presentation of a prepared nursing diagnosis
    - Reflection on and treatment of the topic of incontinence in professional health care and nursing
    > Study Task 3: Clinical Internship 3
    - Development of an anamnesis, individually relevant care diagnoses and care interventions according to NANDA
    - Presentation of the evaluation process and search for a suitable study that meets the scientific criteria
    - Treatment of questions about wound management by means of a wound situation from practice
    > Study Task 4: Clinical Internship 5 + 6
    - Preparation of an anamnesis and description of the evidence-based nursing interventions based thereon
    - Research of two to three thematic evidence-based studies
    - Presentation of the prepared nursing interventions

    Assessment methods

    Continual assessment

    Teaching methods

    Mostly activating methods

    Language

    German

    Education Studies VO
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Education Studies VO

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    > Theoretical, systematic and comparative pedagogical and andragogical concepts, social, special and therapeutic pedagogy, promotion of learning, emotional and social development in healthy and sick people, school in the hospital, critical reflexive theory of health education
    > Motivation work, media use, psycho-educative individual and group programs for patients, family and social relations, compensatory, gender- and cultural-oriented support, integration concepts
    > Knowledge and education management, intrinsic and extrinsic motivation and learning process, basics of didactics of nursing knowledge and skills, performance evaluation, cooperative learning

    Assessment methods

    Written or oral module exam

    Teaching methods

    Mostly presentation methods

    Language

    German

    Psychology VO
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Psychology VO

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    • Psychological functions from the perspective of different scientific directions and human images, depth psychological, cognitive behavioristic and humanistic concepts
    • Psychological requirements of the human life span relevant for neonatologic up to geriatric care
    • Principles of psychosomatics and psychogenic functional disorders
    • Socio-psychologically and socioculturally oriented approaches to treatment in nursing-specific conflict and stress situations as well as to low-adherence patients
    • Preventive, salutogenetically oriented health psychology as well as clinical-psychological forms of intervention and associated research approaches
    • Developmental psychology of children and adolescents (personality, cognitive, motor and language development, milestones of development)
    • Health and disease concepts of children at the respective development level
    • Imparting the current theoretical knowledge of cognitive developmental psychology
    • Anxiety - basic forms, age - related fears
    • Attachment theory and reactive attachment disorder
    • Principles of clinical psychology (psychosocial crisis, posttraumatic stress, relation to relief discussion)
    • Principles of psychotherapeutic and supervisory methods (context of disease management)
    • Psycho-hygienic methods for the maintenance of professional standards and for burnout prevention
    • Nursing-care self-examination, group and individual counseling as well as professional supervision, intervision and coaching

    Assessment methods

    Written or oral module exam

    Teaching methods

    Mostly presentation methods

    Language

    German

    Sociology VO
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Sociology VO

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    • Special aspects of nursing care within the context of health and medical sociological discourse. Research areas of public health, health economics and social epidemiology
    • CV-related processes as reference points of care treatment (development and socialization of people on the individual level, lifeworld level, society level)
    • The term "group": group norms, social role, role conflicts including the reflection of one's own role in different contexts (occupational), dealing with role conflicts, group types, prerequisites for the formation of a group, group development, group functions
    • Definitions and characteristics of "authority", concept and special forms of personal as well as positional authority
    • Social inequalities, social strata, types of strata, factors of social inequality, social mobility, inequality of the state of health and disease among sexes, forms of poverty

    Assessment methods

    Written module exam

    Teaching methods

    Mostly presentation methods

    Language

    German

    General and Occupation-specific Legal Aspects ILV
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    General and Occupation-specific Legal Aspects ILV

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Overview of the legal fields and regulations relevant to the profession
    - Characteristics of health professions from a legal point of view
    - Case-specific solution of legally relevant issues of care in different settings
    - Professional competencies according to GuKG (amendment 2016)
    - Professional qualification, professional practice, professional title, professional duties and rights
    - Representation of the relationship between the various legal areas, professional rights, organizational rights (e.g. Hospitals Act, Nursing Home Residence Act), patient rights, labor and employment law, civil and criminal law in general

    Assessment methods

    written exam

    Teaching methods

    Predominantly active methods

    Language

    German

    Selected Illnesses including diagnostics and therapy 1 VO
    2 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Selected Illnesses including diagnostics and therapy 1 VO

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Diseases and disorders (causes, symptoms, diagnostics, therapy, prognosis) with a focus on internal medicine (reference to all age groups)

    of the cardiovascular system, the hematopoietic system and the immune system:
    - Blood pressure regulation disorders
    - Diseases of the vascular system
    - Coronary heart disease and myocardial infarction
    - Heart failure and cardiac arrhythmia
    - Inflammatory heart disease; valvular defects
    - Blood cell disorders (red, white), coagulopathies
    - Malignant lymphomas
    - HIV infection and AIDS
    - Allergies and autoimmune diseases

    of the respiratory system:
    - Infectious respiratory diseases
    - Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, fibrosis
    - Bronchial and lung tumors
    - Diseases of the pulmonary circulation
    - Pleural disorders
    - Aspiration and aspiration pneumonia

    of the digestive tract:
    - Esophageal and gastric disorders
    - Intestinal disorders, peritoneal diseases
    - Liver, bile duct and pancreas diseases

    of metabolism and the endocrine system:
    - Diabetes mellitus types I and II
    - Pituitary gland, thyroid gland, adrenal cortex
    - Fat and purine metabolism
    - Nutritional diseases

    of the musculoskeletal system:
    - Degenerative / inflammatory / rheumatic diseases
    - Traumatic impairment
    - Congenital malformations

    Diseases and disorders (causes, symptoms, diagnostics, therapy, prognosis) with a focus on neurology (reference to all age groups)
    of the central and peripheral nervous system:
    - Cerebral seizures, infections, inflammatory and degenerative diseases of the CNS, Intracranial hypertension, headache
    - CNS tumors, muscle disease
    - Cerebral insult
    - Cerebral injury / effect of hypoxia

    Assessment methods

    Oral or written exam at the end oft he lecture course

    Teaching methods

    Predominantly presentation methods

    Language

    German

    Introducion to Scientific Study ILV
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Introducion to Scientific Study ILV

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Basic principles of scientific work
    - Competences of scientific work
    - Criteria of scientific work
    - Types of sources / literature / publications
    - Overview of literature management programs
    - Literature research

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment

    Teaching methods

    Predominantly active methods

    Language

    German

    Ethics and Transcultural Nursing ILV
    2 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Ethics and Transcultural Nursing ILV

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    General ethics:
    - Definitions: ethics, morality, ethos, values (professional and cultural values, conflicts of values), norms, rules, virtues
    - Tasks of ethics, fundamental questions of ethics, aims and limits of ethics
    - Models of descriptive ethics (exemplary): e.g. phenomenological approach, linguistic analytical approach
    - Classical theories of normative ethics (exemplary): deontology, teleology or consequential ethics, virtue ethics, communitarian ethics, ethics of justice, ethics
    - Current Approaches: care ethics, ethics of responsibility

    Ethics in care:
    - Ethics in care: ethical problems in healthcare institutions, the particular situation of patients
    - Ethics code: function of a professional code, ICN Code
    - Selected basic questions and areas of tension of the nursing practice (exemplary): autonomy of the patient, (informed consent, the right not to know), the relationship between patient – caregiver - relatives, refusal of food, brain death and vigil coma, organ transplantation, therapy limitation - therapy discontinuation, aggression and violence, patient decree, rationing in the health care system etc.
    - Ethics of organizations and ethics committee: models, tasks, aims
    - Decision-making models e.g. Rabe, Nimwegener

    Transcultural care:
    - Relationship between culture and religion
    - Concepts for transcultural competence
    - Models of transcultural care (e.g. M. Leininger)
    - Transcultural interaction in the nursing setting

    Assessment methods

    Oral or written exam at the end of the lecture course

    Teaching methods

    Predominantly active methods

    Language

    German

    Basics of Communication and Conflict Resolution ILV
    2 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Basics of Communication and Conflict Resolution ILV

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Terminology: Communication, interaction, conversation, language
    - Basic process of verbal and non-verbal communication: the communication model according to F. Schulz von Thun (2004) and P. Watzlawick (2003), Nachrichtenquadrat
    - Basic examples of nonverbal communication, mimicry, gesture, posture, focused attention and touch
    - Axioms of communication according to P. Watzlawick (2003): content and relational aspect, the impossibility of not communicating, punctuation of event sequences, digital and analogue communication, symmetrical and complementary interactions
    - Basic approach to conversation skills according to Rogers: empathy, authenticity, appreciation, acceptance
    - Basics of reframing and mediation
    - Communication breakdowns using examples
    - Fundamentals of conversation - conversation techniques: active listening, verbalizing, paraphrasing, asking questions, concretising, giving feedback, evaluating, etc.
    - Conversational situation: planning, preparation, structure and control; closeness/distance; Types of conversation: information conversation, discussion of problems, conflicts, giving advice, exoneration, motivational, etc.;
    Elements of non-violent communication according to M. Rosenberg;
    Conflict levels (for example, according to F. Glasl), strategies for resolving conflicts;
    Basics of mentalization, the importance of emotions in interaction and communication;
    Basics of conversations to motivate behavioural change, possibilities of implementation in healthcare

    Assessment methods

    Written or oral module exam

    Teaching methods

    Predominantly active methods

    Language

    German

    Family and Community Care ILV
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Family and Community Care ILV

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Family as a system - expectations, available resources, life and relationships and motivation of relatives and people of reference
    - Role of the caregiver among expectations and requirements
    - Advisory, guidance and training roles of nurses in the home care setting
    - Quality assurance systems for family and community-based care
    - Model according to M-L. Friedemann
    - Calgary Family Assessment and Intervention Model (family discussion and documentation, completion of family contact)
    - Health care science approaches and concepts of family and community-based care (WHO concept / Family Health Nurse, Family Nursing)
    - Legal framework, organizational, cooperation and financing possibilities
    - Stress and relief factors for the nursing reference system
    - Current research results, model projects and the implementation status in Austria and Germany

    Assessment methods

    Oral or written exam at the end of lecture course

    Teaching methods

    Predominantly active methods

    Communication in Special Settings UE
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Communication in Special Settings UE

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Language and its impact on interaction
    - The importance of communication for patients in specific settings:
    communication with people with dementia
    special features of communication with people with sensory impairment
    supportive communication (for example, basic communication for people with disabilities)
    - Communication in crisis situations: delayed illness processing, emotional shock, grief, loss, anxiety, relief conversation
    - Basics of aggression, violence and de-escalation (definition, forms, stages, origin theories, prevention and safety management)
    - Highly focused, shortened communication in emergencies (emergency communication)

    Assessment methods

    Written module exam

    Teaching methods

    Predominantly active methods

    Language

    German

    Skills Training: Basal Stimulation and Bobath-concept UE
    2 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Skills Training: Basal Stimulation and Bobath-concept UE

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Basal Stimulation®:
    - Components (posture, competence, technique) of Basal Stimulation®
    - Experiences and basal stimulation offers in the somatic, vibrational, vestibular, auditory, audio- rhythmic, oral / olfactory, tactile-haptic, visual areas
    - Basic principles and aspects of high-quality, professional touch, constancy of touch, contact intensity
    - Calming and invigorating full body care
    - Offers accompanying activation and withdrawal
    Constrained positioning

    Bobath Concept:
    - Principles of the Bobath concept
    - Process of active movement learning
    - Handling movement in bed, positioning, movement of the pelvis and upper body, sitting, transfer and mobilization of partially active and severely affected patients

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment

    Teaching methods

    Predominantly active methods

    Language

    German

    Geriatrics and Gerontopsychiatry VO
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Geriatrics and Gerontopsychiatry VO

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Introduction / definition of geriatrics, geropsychiatry
    Biological aspects of aging

    Geriatrics
    range of geriatrics
    - prevention
    - acute geriatrics
    - geriatric rehabilitation
    - palliative geriatrics
    geriatric assessment
    Age-specific phenomena
    - multi-morbidity (e.g., cardiovascular system, urogenital tract, digestive tract, sense organs, movement apparatus, infectious diseases, nervous system, etc.)
    - chronicity
    - immobilization
    Sleep disturbances
    Vaccinations in old age
    Medication in old age (polypharmacy)
    The geriatric team

    Geropsychiatry
    Delirium
    Dementia
    Age-related Depression
    Suicidality

    Assessment methods

    Oral or written exam at the end of lecture course

    Teaching methods

    Predominantly presentation methods

    Language

    German

    Gerontology and Geriatric Care ILV
    2 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Gerontology and Geriatric Care ILV

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Definitions of gerontology, geriatrics, long-term care and gerontological age research, age theories and being old as a living condition
    - Structural change of aging (demographic development, sociological view)
    - Needs of elderly and aging people (human closeness, sexuality, education, etc.)
    - Life quality in old age
    - Facilities / services for elderly people in Austria and in international comparison
    - Care concepts in gerontological care (biography, validation, etc.)
    - Nursing interventions for age-related depression, delirium, dementia, deprivation, aggression and regression
    - Selected assessment instruments in gerontological care
    - Cooperation with the reference system and counseling in the gerontological care setting
    - Quality management and quality features in the setting of gerontological care
    - Ethics in gerontological care using the example of malnutrition
    - Violence and aggression in gerontological care

    Assessment methods

    Oral or written exam at the end of lecture course

    Teaching methods

    Predominantly active methods

    Language

    German

    History of Health Care ILV
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    History of Health Care ILV

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - The character, tasks and aims of history
    - Health, illness and the procedures of care and healing in antiquity
    - The development of nursing, medicine and hospital systems in the Middle Ages
    - The foundation of the first hospitals and health provision from the Renaissance to the early modern period
    - The beginnings of professionalization of nursing care and influential personalities, e.g. Theodor Fliedner, Florence Nightingale, Agnes Karll
    - The profession at the beginning of the 20th century
    - The history of Austrian care
    - Nursing during the Nazi-era
    - The development post-1945
    - Presentation of the state of care in today's society in connection with its history

    Assessment methods

    End of course written or oral exam

    Teaching methods

    Predominantly active methods

    Language

    German

    Clinical Internship 2 PR
    0 SWS
    9 ECTS

    Clinical Internship 2 PR

    0 SWS   9 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    The students are guided to the:
    - implementation of theoretical content (theory-practice transfer) in all areas of competence according to FH GUK AV defined practice areas:
    (1) Acute care such as, for example, inpatient care in the (a) surgical department (general surgery and specialties such as, for example, gynaecology and obstetrics, urology, ear nose and throat department) and inpatient care in the (b) non-surgical department (general/internal medicine and specialist fields of internal medicine such as cardiology, oncology, hepatology, psychiatry, paediatrics),
    (2) Long-term care (e.g. geriatric centres, inpatient and dy-care),
    (3) Ward/mobile care (e.g. home care, wards), as well as areas of
    (4) Prevention and rehabilitation.
    optionally and additionally in areas such as self-employed care, public health services, GP surgeries and community practices, and other care facilities related to health care and nursing.
    - implementation and identification of health risks and resources and putting in place accident and illness prevention measures.
    - keeping of a training journal in the form of an placement manual, which contains a guide for the whole placement training.
    - promotion of personal learning and ensuring learning progress in the above areas, as well as reflection upon the experiences from the respective professional field.
    - reflecting upon case history in the course of the 5th semester together with academic staff.
    - Implementation of study tasks (see practice reflexion) in the context of the respective clinical specialty.
    Information:
    - see Praktikumsbeschreibung Kapitel 1.10

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment and placement evaluation

    Teaching methods

    Clinical work placement

    Language

    German

    Palliative Care ILV
    2 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Palliative Care ILV

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - History of hospice and palliative movements: historical and current developments of hospice and palliative care
    - Selected definitions of palliative care: WHO, EAPC, Caring, Spiritual Caring
    - The dying process and the stages of dying (e.g., Kübler-Ross, Renz, Jonen-Thielemann)
    - Grief and mourning task models (e.g., Kast, Worden)
    - Palliative care in different care contexts: care at the life-end in different institutions, at home and in emergencies, dealing with the deceased and their frame of reference with dignity
    - Selected symptoms in palliative care including assessment instruments: "Total pain" and pain therapy, fatigue, diet and loss of appetite, cachexia, nausea and vomiting, constipation and diarrhoea, dyspnoea, agitation, pruritus, stomatitis and xerostomia, anxiety and depression, dehydration in the later stages of life
    - Needs of the dying: physical, psychological, religious-cultural needs and spiritual accompaniment
    - Psychosocial aspects: communication with the dying and severely ill, "Breaking Bad News", understanding and accompanying bereavement processes, dealing with the goodbye, and the grief of the health care staff
    - Ethics in palliative care: ethical decision-making cultures, dying with dignity, the euthanasia debate, living wills and power of attorney.

    Assessment methods

    End of course written or oral exam

    Teaching methods

    Predominantly active methods

    Language

    German

    Nursing care in context with diagnostics and therapy 2 UE
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Nursing care in context with diagnostics and therapy 2 UE

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Drug delivery: drug forms, legal requirements concerning medication administration, including delegation (quality control: tasks for the senior staff in the ordering, storage, and preparation of medicinal products, monitoring of the effects/side effects of the administered medicinal products and documentation), design of medicament packaging and package inserts, instructions for usage and storage, medication calculations, fault management in case of incorrect drug prescription
    - Standard Operating Procedures (SOP): Principles, exemplary implementation in diabetes mellitus
    - Punctures: vein, capillary, artery, preparation (e.g., Emla patch), and aftercare with venous and capillary blood sampling
    - Peripheral vascular catheter: functional principles, peripheral vascular catheter, preparation, implementation and aftercare in the use of peripheral vascular catheters
    - Central vascular catheter: functional principles, preparation, assistance, aftercare, fitting and handling
    - Partial and fully implantable catheter systems: functional principles, preparation, assistance, aftercare, setting and handling
    - Injections: s.c., i.m., i.v., preparation, execution and aftercare of injections
    - Infusions: infusion types, infusion accessories, drip-rate calculation, drop counter, infusomat, motor syringe, infusion preparation, start and end of infusions with lying vessel access
    - Probes: Placing the gastric probe, rotating the PEG probe, assisting in Sengstaken-Blakemore, position control and nursing interventions with probes in place
    - Information:
    - Transfusions and Bedside-Test, carrying out the patient blood group test; see Fertigkeitentraining “Überwachung“
    Basics of invasive monitoring: arterial blood pressure measurement, ZVD measurement, temperature; see Fertigkeitentraining “Überwachung“

    Assessment methods

    End of course written or oral exam

    Teaching methods

    Predominantly active methods

    Language

    German

    Internship 2 - Introduction and overview ILV
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Internship 2 - Introduction and overview ILV

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    In the introduction, the upcoming placement process will be discussed: the design and course of the placement, data protection requirements and confidentiality, practical objectives, placement documentation, location discussions with self and third-party assessments, placement assessment, learning support

    In practice reflection and supervision, practice-related stress situations are dealt with, along with group discussions for the development of personal resources and coping strategies.
    Study Tasks:
    Study Task 1: Clinical Placement 1
    - Development of an anamnesis
    - Presentation of an ATL
    - Reflection on disgust and the influence of the patient's history on the care process
    Study Task 2: Clinical Placement 2
    - Preparation of an anamnesis and individually relevant care diagnoses according to NANDA
    - Presentation of a developed care diagnosis
    - Reflection on, and treatment of, the topic of incontinence in professional health and medical care
    Study Task 3: Clinical Placement 3
    - Development of an anamnesis, individually relevant care diagnoses and care interventions according to NANDA
    - Presentation of the evaluation process and searching for a suitable study that meets the scientific criteria
    - treatment of questions concerning wound management by means of a wound situation from practice
    Study Task 4: Clinical Placements 5 + 6
    - Preparation of an anamnesis and description of the evidence-based nursing interventions based thereon
    - Research into 2-3 related evidence-based studies
    - Presentation of the nursing interventions developed

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment

    Teaching methods

    Predominantly active methods

    Language

    German

    Introduction to Nursing Science and Health Care Research ILV
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Introduction to Nursing Science and Health Care Research ILV

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - knowledge sources in nursing
    - nursing Science / research: definition and subject area
    - historical, national and international digression into the development of nursing science & nursing research
    - areas of nursing research
    - research approaches (overview)
    - research process
    - ethical aspects of nursing research

    Assessment methods

    End of course written or oral exam

    Teaching methods

    Predominantly active methods

    Language

    German

    Scientific writing PR
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Scientific writing PR

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Reading and reading techniques
    - Activating writing exercises
    - Literature processing (evaluation, summary, citation)
    - Designing a Bachelor thesis exposé

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment

    Teaching methods

    Predominantly active methods

    Language

    German

    Selected Illnesses including diagnostics and therapy 2 VO
    3.5 SWS
    3.5 ECTS

    Selected Illnesses including diagnostics and therapy 2 VO

    3.5 SWS   3.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Diseases and disorders, including their causes, symptoms, diagnostics, therapy, prognosis with a focus on surgery, paediatrics and gynecology
    Surgical interventions in diseases
    > of the cardiovascular system:
    - Congenital heart disease / acquired heart valve defects
    - pericardial diseases
    - diseases of the arteries and veins
    - surgical procedures
    > of the respiratory system
    - abnormalities
    - non-tumor diseases (aspiration, atelectasis)
    - tumors
    - thoracic injuries
    - surgical procedures
    > of the digestive tract
    - congenital abnormalities
    - esophageal and gastric diseases
    - intestinal diseases, peritoneal diseases
    - liver, biliary and pancreatic diseases
    - surgical procedures
    - bariatric surgery
    > of the metabolism and endocrine system
    - pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal cortex
    - surgical procedures on the thyroid
    > of the musculoskeletal system:
    - traumatic impairments
    - congenital abnormalities
    - surgical procedures

    Surgical interventions in diseases
    > female reproductive organs:
    - tubes and ovaries, uterus, vulva and vagina, mammae
    - surgical procedures

    Pediatric interventions in diseases:
    Pediatrics and child health - introduction:
    - therapeutic team, conversation with parents, common problems in pediatrics – the crying baby, sleep problems, nutritional problems, unwanted behaviors
     pediatric consultation (medical history, internal examinations, development status, milestones, etc.)
     prepartial diagnostics - exemplary presentation of the treatment path
     the child with congenital abnormalities - overview of the most important congenital abnormalities; treatment path shown by the example of a congenital heart defect
     the premature baby with hyperbilirubinemia
     the suddenly critically ill newborn in the hospital and at home, e.g. sepsis
    > The child with
    - respiratory disease - acute laryngitis, cystic fibrosis;
    - acute abdominal pain
    - with acute intestinal infection - risk of dehydration - food management (nutritional and fluid requirements newborn to schoolchild)
    - Down syndrome - overview of the most common genetic diseases; treatment path exemplified
    - seizures – using the example of epilepsy and febrile convulsion
     The oncologically ill child - overview of the most important childhood tumors; treatment path using the example of leukemia
     Endangerment of children welfare - causes, effects using the example of neglect, ill-treatment, abuse; obesity; teenage pregnancy

    Assessment methods

    End of course written or oral exam

    Teaching methods

    Predominantly presentation methods

    Language

    German

    Specialised English and Working with Specialised English Textbooks UE
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Specialised English and Working with Specialised English Textbooks UE

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Common terminology in nursing and health care
    - Summing up and analyzing specialist literature in English
    - Advanced communication skills with regard to scientific discourse

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment

    Teaching methods

    Predominantly active methods

    Language

    English

    Skills Training: Wound Management UE
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Skills Training: Wound Management UE

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Through exercises, students deepen the practical handling of the following topics:
    - general dressing techniques: bandage dressings, gauze dressings, net dressings
    - principles of wound management: types of wounds, wound healing phases, wound assessment, principles of wound treatment, wound documentation
    - factors influencing wound healing
    - dressing materials
    - chronic wounds
    - stoma care

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment

    Teaching methods

    Predominantly active methods

    Language

    German

    Health-promoting, Occupation-specific Ergonomics UE
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Health-promoting, Occupation-specific Ergonomics UE

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - explanation of the term body perception (body image and body work) and ergonomics
    - physiological principles of the body and movement
    - principles, tools and aids of ergonomics
    - adaptation of the environment (living space and workplace) to ergonomic requirements
    - pathological changes in ergonomics (stress limits, movement restrictions, asymmetries)
    - balancing preventive and health-promoting offers (stabilization, stretching, relaxation, positioning, respiration, etc.)
    - measures of the new back school, psycho-social aspects of chronic back pain, goals and contents of the preventive back school

    Assessment methods

    End of course written or oral exam

    Teaching methods

    Predominantly active methods

    Language

    German

    Health Promotion and Illness Prevention ILV
    2 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Health Promotion and Illness Prevention ILV

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - health concepts and different perspectives in the understanding of health
    - dimensions of health
    - factors influencing health: health resources and risks, personal health factors
    - health theories and concepts
    - prevention: classification of prevention measures by time (primary, secondary and tertiary prevention), objective (behavioral and proportional prevention) and methods
    - implementation of prevention measures in the care target groups (all ages)
    - health promotion: core elements and approaches to health promotion acc. WHO (World Health Organization), concrete health promotion projects (national and international);
    - implementation of health promotion among the care target groups
    - public health (surveys) – general health targets
    - health literacy
    - settings-specific tasks of nursing in health promotion, prevention and public health
    - occupational medicine: tasks, goals, employee protection law, occupational safety

    Assessment methods

    End of course written or oral exam

    Teaching methods

    Predominantly active methods

    Language

    German

    Pediatric Nursing ILV
    2 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Pediatric Nursing ILV

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Being a child
    - child and family in society
    - children's rights, EACH Charter
    - child in the hospital (admissions, separation trauma / hospitalism, safety, supervisory duties)
    - family in the Children's Hospital - possibilities of co-hospitalization, financial aspects, KIB
    - basis of nursing activities in child and adolescent health care and nursing (take into account development status, parental support, parent integration, etc.)
    - concepts of family-centered care
    - dealing with developmental fears
    All teaching contents are special care measures for selected diseases, which are given by way of example. Current medical findings and further developments as well as local peculiarities should be considered accordingly. The care of special target groups requires basic family-oriented nursing understanding and knowledge about the clinical picture and focuses on complementary, special observations, preventive measures, nursing diagnoses, nursing plans, counseling and competencies of cooperation in medical diagnostic and therapeutic measures.

    The acutely ill child on the example of a toddler with exsiccosis "name, age 4 years" with the main problems:
    - dehydration with sudden weight loss
    - inability of the child to keep food
    - development status and the resulting requirements for the caregiver
    - effects of the acute illness on the reference system
    > Assigned content:
    - physiological nutritional status and abnormalities
    - water and electrolyte balance incl. observation and assessment
    - observation - skin, excretion, nutritional status, vital signs, vigilance, general condition, abdomen
    - nursing intervention adapted to the level of development
    - support of the reference system in the case of "life-threatening" illness (crisis diagram Friedemann)
    > The chronically ill child with congenital abnormalities and disability using the example of a child with Down syndrome "name", from infancy to young adult with the main problems:
    - the disabled child in the reference system
    - perception restriction
    - reduced resilience due to heart disease
    - effects of Down syndrome on development and behavior
    > Assigned content:
    - special communication
    - promotion of development and perception (hearing, speech, vision, motor skills) in the setting of the Children's Hospital and as part of early childhood support
    - nursing priorities with congenital vitia
    - dealing with resistance to medical nursing interventions (e.g. assistance with examinations: difficult "violent" blood sampling)
    - pain management
    - support possibility of the reference system

    The premature infant with hyperbilirubinemia using the example of "name, 32 weeks" with the main problems:
    - prematurity / risky newborn child
    - hyperbilirubinemia
    - promoting development / handling
    - neonatology as a setting
    - effects on the reference system (for example: mother-child attachment)
    > Assigned content:
    - individual care for premature babies: NIDCAP® (Newborn Individualized Developmental Care and Assessment Program), concepts such as Kinesthetic Infant Handling® and Basal Stimulation®,
    - observing versus monitoring the sick
    - setting neonatology - dealing with medical devices and their significance and effects on the child and its reference system
    - physiological need for sleep of premature babies (meaning of the day-night-rhythm)
    - stress of premature babies, signals of premature babies
    - positioning
    - phototherapy - possibilities, effects, selection of suitable nursing interventions
    - diet of premature babies and administration
    - principles and rules of interdisciplinary cooperation as well as parent information and integration
    - support possibilities of the reference system

    Assessment methods

    End of course written or oral exam

    Teaching methods

    Predominantly active methods

    Language

    German

    Clinical Internship 3 PR
    0 SWS
    10 ECTS

    Clinical Internship 3 PR

    0 SWS   10 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    The students are guided towards:
    - implementation of theoretical content (theory-practice transfer) in all areas of competence according to FH GUK AV defined practice areas:
    (1) Acute care such as, for example, inpatient care in the (a) surgical department (general surgery and specialties such as, for example, gynaecology and obstetrics, urology, ear nose and throat department) and inpatient care in the (b) non-surgical department (general/internal medicine and specialist fields of internal medicine such as cardiology, oncology, hepatology, psychiatry, paediatrics),
    (2) Long-term care (e.g. geriatric centres, inpatient and dy-care),
    (3) Ward/mobile care (e.g. home care, wards), as well as areas of
    (4) Prevention and rehabilitation.
    optionally and additionally in areas such as self-employed care, public health services, GP surgeries and community practices, and other care facilities related to health care and nursing.
    - implementation and identification of health risks and resources and putting in place accident and illness prevention measures.
    - keeping of a training journal in the form of an placement manual, which contains a guide for the whole placement training.
    - promotion of personal learning and ensuring learning progress in the above areas, as well as reflection upon the experiences from the respective professional field.
    - reflecting upon case history in the course of the 5th semester together with academic staff.
    - Implementation of study tasks (see practice reflexion) in the context of the respective clinical specialty.
    Information:
    - see internship description chapter 1.10

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment and internship evaluation

    Teaching methods

    Clinical internship

    Language

    German

    Health Care in Special Situations 1 ILV
    3 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Health Care in Special Situations 1 ILV

    3 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    All teaching contents are special care measures for certain diseases, which are given by way of example. Current medical findings and further developments are to be considered accordingly. Special care requires basic understanding of nursing and knowledge of the disease and focuses on complementary, special observation, preventive measures, creating care plans, advisory function and competencies of cooperation in medical diagnostic and therapeutic measures.
    All of the following nursing focuses should be linked to (evidence-based) nursing science study results.
    Nursing priorities in connection with diagnostics, conservative and operative therapy of patients with diseases of the immune system using the example:
    - HIV and AIDS

    Nursing priorities in connection with diagnostics, conservative and operative therapy of patients with metabolic diseases using the example:
    - Diabetes mellitus type I and II
    - Obesity

    Nursing priorities in connection with diagnostics, conservative and operative therapy of patients with cardiovascular and vascular diseases using the example:
    - Angina pectoris, myocardial infarction (including heart failure)
    - Peripheral arterial disease
    - Coronary bypass surgery, peripheral bypass surgery and amputation,

    Nursing priorities in connection with diagnostics, conservative and operative therapy of patients with diseases of the endocrine system using the example:
    - Thyroid: over- and under-function as well as special care and monitoring after thyroid surgery

    Nursing priorities in connection with diagnostics, conservative and operative therapy of patients with diseases of the digestive system using the example:
    > Acute and chronic inflammatory diseases e.g. ulcer, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, pancreatitis
    > Gastrointestinal carcinoma
    > Pancreatic carcinoma
    > Cirrhosis
    - Acute emergencies e.g.: ileus, peritonitis
    - Ileostomy care
    Nursing priorities in connection with diagnostics, conservative and operative therapy of patients with diseases of the respiratory system using the example:
    - COPD
    - Bronchial asthma
    - Special care and monitoring in the case of lung surgery incl. pleural effusion, pneumothorax, thoracic drainage
    The general peri- (pre-, intra- and post-) operative care situation of all age groups:
    - definition of terms (peri-, pre-, intra- and postoperative care, nursing consultation, consent to surgery and anesthesia, etc.)
    - general perioperative (including pre- and postoperative) care
    - intraoperative care in the operating room and anesthesia area
    - postoperative care in the recovery room / IMC / intensive care unit and in the inpatient area
    - drainage
    - postoperative complications e.g. thrombosis, pulmonary embolism

    Assessment methods

    End of course written or oral exam

    Teaching methods

    Predominantly active methods

    Language

    German

    Health Care Epidemiology ILV
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Health Care Epidemiology ILV

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - disambiguation of epidemiology including purpose and application
    - basic epidemiological terms such as frequency measures, effect dimensions, etc.
    - study designs in epidemiology
    - use of epidemiology in health policy and health planning

    Assessment methods

    End of course written or oral exam

    Teaching methods

    Predominantly active methods

    Language

    German

    Health Care Classification Systems and Information Technology in the Health Sector VO
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Health Care Classification Systems and Information Technology in the Health Sector VO

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Historical Review of the development of classifications
    - Conceptual clarification and construction principles of classification systems and nursing classifications as well as their requirements and goals
    - Advanced Nursing Process (ANP) - the advanced, in-depth nursing process
    - Nursing and affected classification systems (e.g., NANDA-I, NIC, NOC, ICNP®, ENP, LEP, ICD, ICF, SNOMED)
    - National and international developments
    - Conceptual clarification of Nursing Informatics
    - Data protection and data security in health care
    - Application forms of e-health: information, communication, interaction, transaction, integration of possibilities of electronic evaluation of care data (MNDS)

    Assessment methods

    End of course written or oral exam

    Teaching methods

    Predominantly presentation methods

    Language

    German

    Pharmacology and Toxicology VO
    1.5 SWS
    1.5 ECTS

    Pharmacology and Toxicology VO

    1.5 SWS   1.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - pharmacology
    - pharmacokinetics
    - dosage forms and application options
    - dose, effects, side effects
    - labeling and storage of medicinal products
    - drug groups: selected drugs for pain, sleep disorders, cardiovascular diseases, blood disorders, infectious diseases, digestive system disorders, hormonal imbalances, muscular-skeletal disorders, metabolic disorders, tumor diseases, disorders of the water and electrolyte balance
    - introduction to toxicology

    Assessment methods

    End of course written or oral exam

    Teaching methods

    Predominantly presentation methods

    Language

    German

    Internship 3 - Introduction and overview ILV
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Internship 3 - Introduction and overview ILV

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - In the introduction, the upcoming placement process will be discussed: the design and course of the placement, data protection requirements and confidentiality, practical objectives, placement documentation, location discussions with self and third-party assessments, placement assessment, learning support
    - In practice reflection and supervision, practice-related stress situations are dealt with, along with group discussions for the development of personal resources and coping strategies.
    Study Tasks:
    Study Task 1: Clinical Placement 1
    - Development of an anamnesis
    - Presentation of an ATL
    - Reflection on disgust and the influence of the patient's history on the care process
    Study Task 2: Clinical Placement 2
    - Preparation of an anamnesis and individually relevant care diagnoses according to NANDA
    - Presentation of a developed care diagnosis
    - Reflection on, and treatment of, the topic of incontinence in professional health and medical care
    Study Task 3: Clinical Placement 3
    - Development of an anamnesis, individually relevant care diagnoses and care interventions according to NANDA
    - Presentation of the evaluation process and searching for a suitable study that meets the scientific criteria
    - treatment of questions concerning wound management by means of a wound situation from practice
    Study Task 4: Clinical Placements 5 + 6
    - Preparation of an anamnesis and description of the evidence-based nursing interventions based thereon
    - Research into 2-3 related evidence-based studies
    - Presentation of the nursing interventions developed

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment

    Teaching methods

    Mostly activating methods

    Language

    German

    Sexuality, Pregnancy, Birth, Confinement and Newborn Care ILV
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Sexuality, Pregnancy, Birth, Confinement and Newborn Care ILV

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Female sexuality: gynecological examination methods, contraception - family planning; female sexual reaction cycle, libido and orgasmic disorders; unwanted sterility - the sterile couple; transgender - deviations from the assigned social gender role, HPV vaccination
    - Embryonic development
    - Pregnancy: placenta and umbilical cord, certain and uncertain indications of pregnancy, calculation of the date of birth, ultrasound examinations, CTG, lifestyle advice of pregnant women (diet, stimulants, sports, travel, sexuality)
    - Disorders during pregnancy: extra uterine pregnancy. (= Tub.), miscarriage (abortion), disorders of the placenta / umbilical cord, premature rupture of the membranes, diseases of the mother - gestosis, diabetes mel., blood group incompatibility, premature birth
    - Birth: types of labor, the course of birth (the "normal" birth)
    - Delivery of the newborn: observational focus, screening, prophylaxis, APGAR (first assessment of the newborn)
    - Change in the family constellation after the birth of a child
    - Phases of pregnancy, prenatal care, physical / mental adjustment process, lifestyle / psychosocial influences on the course of pregnancy, sexuality during pregnancy
    - Design possibilities of the physiological birth
    - Puerperium / postpartum
    - Care and support of the new mother
    - Parenting instructions for newborn babies (for example, prevention of SIDS)
    - Nursing interventions in the care of the healthy newborn
    - Basics of the theory of breastfeeding and breastfeeding practice
    - Theoretical approaches to nursing in relation to postpartum care and newborn care

    Assessment methods

    End of course written exam

    Teaching methods

    Predominantly presentation methods

    Language

    German-English

    Selected Illnesses including diagnostics and therapy 3 VO
    3 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Selected Illnesses including diagnostics and therapy 3 VO

    3 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Diseases and disorders (causes, symptoms, diagnosis, therapy, prognosis) with focus on urology, psychiatry, psychosomatics and sensory organs (ENT, ophthalmology, dermatology)
    Urology: Diseases
    the urine producing/conducting system:
    - kidney, ureter, urinary bladder and urethra
    - operational procedures
    - water and electrolyte balance, acid and base balance
    male genitals:
    - Prostate, testicle and epididymis, penis
    - sexual dysfunction, intersexuality


    Sense Organs: Diseases of
    the skin:
    - rashes, bacterial, viral, parasitic and fungal infections, allergies, eczema, psoriasis vulgaris, leg ulcers, skin tumors, physical damage
    the eyes:
    - eyelids, lacrimal ducts, conjunctiva, sclera, cornea, iris, lens, optic nerve, pupil, glaucoma, traumatic ocular changes
    the ENT:
    - diseases of the oral cavity, salivary glands, larynx, trachea, nose, sinuses and ear

    Assessment methods

    Final written or oral course exam

    Teaching methods

    Predominantly presentation methods

    Language

    German

    Skills Training: De-escalation UE
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Skills Training: De-escalation UE

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    The students acquire knowledge on the following topics:
    • Personal security management
    • Assessment and detection instruments in case of aggression events
    • Follow-up care after aggressive acts and violent events

    Through practical exercises, students deepen their practical experience of the following topics:
    • De-escalation in special situations
    • Dealing with patients who are in a crisis situation that can lead to internalized or externalized aggression
    • Recognizing one’s own part in interactions
    • Recognizing your own emotionality in interactions

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment

    Teaching methods

    Predominantly active methods

    Language

    German

    Clinical Internship 4 PR
    0 SWS
    10 ECTS

    Clinical Internship 4 PR

    0 SWS   10 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    The students are guided to the:
    - implementation of theoretical content (theory-practice transfer) in all areas of competence according to FH GUK AV defined practice areas:
    (1) Acute care such as, for example, inpatient care in the (a) surgical department (general surgery and specialties such as, for example, gynaecology and obstetrics, urology, ear nose and throat department) and inpatient care in the (b) non-surgical department (general/internal medicine and specialist fields of internal medicine such as cardiology, oncology, hepatology, psychiatry, paediatrics),
    (2) Long-term care (e.g. geriatric centres, inpatient and dy-care),
    (3) Ward/mobile care (e.g. home care, wards), as well as areas of
    (4) Prevention and rehabilitation.
    optionally and additionally in areas such as self-employed care, public health services, GP surgeries and community practices, and other care facilities related to health care and nursing.
    - implementation and identification of health risks and resources and putting in place accident and illness prevention measures.
    - keeping of a training journal in the form of an placement manual, which contains a guide for the whole placement training.
    - promotion of personal learning and ensuring learning progress in the above areas, as well as reflection upon the experiences from the respective professional field.
    - reflecting upon case history in the course of the 5th semester together with academic staff.
    - Implementation of study tasks (see practice reflexion) in the context of the respective clinical specialty.
    Information:
    - see Praktikumsbeschreibung Kapitel 1.10

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment and placement evaluation

    Teaching methods

    Work placement

    Language

    German

    Living with Chronic Illness ILV
    2 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Living with Chronic Illness ILV

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    • Definitions and characteristics of chronic diseases at all ages
    • Theories and models of chronic diseases
    • Importance of chronic diseases for individuals, different target groups and family/social frameworks from a psychosocial and economic point of view, based on a theoretical model
    • Tasks of the health professions
    • Requirements of the healthcare system
    • Selected phenomena in the course of a chronic illness using the examples of stigmatization, body image changes, adherence and transition
    • Coping mechanisms for chronic diseases for individuals and their social frameworks in different life and developmental stages on the basis of selected examples: AIDS, asthma, dementia, chronic pain, cystic fibrosis, congenital malformations, etc., possibilities of nursing support

    Assessment methods

    Written or oral final course exam

    Teaching methods

    Predominantly active methods

    Language

    German

    Multi-professional Case Studies UE
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Multi-professional Case Studies UE

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    • Practical case studies on the contents of the previous courses "Nursing in special situations 1 & 2"
    • One case study in the field of child and adolescent health and nursing and psychiatric health and nursing is compulsory
    • The work is structurally carried out according to the principles of the nursing process
    • All case studies are to be linked with evidence-based nursing science study results
    • The teaching process involves a teacher from the multi-professional context (e.g., MTD, midwives, medicine, education)

    The following selection of topics is available:
    People with:
    • depression
    • diabetes mellitus
    • illnesses from neonatology
    • violence, abuse, neglect experiences
    • metabolic syndrome
    • developmental delay
    • epilepsy
    • oncological diseases
    • apoplexy
    • Paraplegia
    • heart attack
    • organ transplantation
    • dialysis treatment
    • Chronic inflammatory bowel disease
    • multimorbidity
    • chronic pain, etc.

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment

    Teaching methods

    Predominantly active methods (Case work, multi-professional team teaching)

    Language

    German

    Health Care in Special Situations 2 ILV
    3 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Health Care in Special Situations 2 ILV

    3 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    All teaching content concerns special care measures for certain diseases, which are given as examples. Current medical findings and further developments are to be considered accordingly. Special care requires a fundamental understanding of nursing and a knowledge of the condition, and focuses on supplements, special observation, preventive measures, preparation of care plans, advisory functions and expertise in medical diagnostic and therapeutic interventions.
    All of the following nursing focuses should be linked to evidence-based nursing science study results.

    Nursing priorities in connection with diagnosis, conservative and operative therapy of patients with diseases of the musculoskeletal system:
    • Rheumatic diseases (for example chronic polyartritis), accident surgery - SHT incl. intracranial pressure measurement, bone fractures, osteosynthesis

    Nursing priorities in connection with diagnosis, conservative and operative therapy of patients with diseases of the genitourinary system:
    • Disorders of the prostate, urothelial carcinoma, acute and chronic renal failure (hemodiafiltration procedure)

    Nursing priorities in connection with diagnosis, conservative and operative therapy of patients with gynaecological diseases:
    • Inflammatory diseases of the female reproductive organs
    • Surgery in the gynaecological field (for example cervical carcinoma)
    • Oncological diseases in the gynaecological area, e.g., breast cancer

    Nursing priorities in connection with diagnosis and conservative and operative therapy of patients with oncological diseases:
    • Introduction to the foundations of oncology; technical aspects and safety of tumour therapy; intravenous chemotherapy - complications, side effects; frequent clinical and nursing problems (supportive care); basic features of psycho-oncology; ethical problems of oncology; palliative therapy; especially pain therapy, fatigue, bone marrow puncture, bone marrow transplantation

    Nursing priorities in connection with the diagnosis and treatment of patients with diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system:
    • Ischemic insult, intracranial haemorrhage, paraplegia, multiple sclerosis
    • Rehabilitative care focuses on selected diseases: stroke, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, paraplegia

    Nursing priorities in connection with diagnosis and conservative and operative therapy of patients with ear, nose and throat diseases, eye and skin diseases:
    • Visually impaired
    • Hearing impairment
    • Cancer of the larynx
    • Allergies: testing, contact allergy, urticaria, anaphylaxis, latex allergy

    Assessment methods

    Written or oral final course exam

    Teaching methods

    Predominantly active methods

    Language

    German

    Internship 4 - Introduction and overview ILV
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Internship 4 - Introduction and overview ILV

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    In the introduction, the upcoming placement process will be discussed: the design and course of the placement, data protection requirements and confidentiality, practical objectives, placement documentation, location discussions with self and third-party assessments, placement assessment, learning support
    In practice reflection and supervision, practice-related stress situations are dealt with, along with group discussions for the development of personal resources and coping strategies.
    Study Tasks:
    Study Task 1: Clinical Placement 1
    - Development of an anamnesis
    - Presentation of an ATL
    - Reflection on disgust and the influence of the patient's history on the care process
    Study Task 2: Clinical Placement 2
    - Preparation of an anamnesis and individually relevant care diagnoses according to NANDA
    - Presentation of a developed care diagnosis
    - Reflection on, and treatment of, the topic of incontinence in professional health and medical care
    Study Task 3: Clinical Placement 3
    - Development of an anamnesis, individually relevant care diagnoses and care interventions according to NANDA
    - Presentation of the evaluation process and searching for a suitable study that meets the scientific criteria
    - treatment of questions concerning wound management by means of a wound situation from practice
    Study Task 4: Clinical Placements 5 + 6
    - Preparation of an anamnesis and description of the evidence-based nursing interventions based thereon
    - Research into 2-3 related evidence-based studies
    - Presentation of the nursing interventions developed

    Assessment methods

    Integrated course

    Teaching methods

    Predominantly active methods

    Language

    German

    Psychiatric Nursing ILV
    2 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Psychiatric Nursing ILV

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Exposition of psychiatric healthcare and nursing
    • Fields of activity in psychiatric healthcare and nursing: building relationships (reflective, accepting attitude), structuring daily life, dealing with illness, promoting health and components such as closeness-distance dynamics in a therapeutic relationship, promotion of autonomy, activation and motivation, sociotherapy and adapting the patient environment
    • Observation and interaction
    • Communication

    Guiding theories and strategies of psychiatric health care and nursing
    • Theoretical background of nursing – the interpersonal relationship processes according to Hildegard Peplau
    • The Tidal-Model: A recovery-based approach to mental health care
    • Adherence in the context of nursing
    • Participative decision making
    • Das Klärungskarussell (4-step solution-oriented guidance model) – How to find solutions in complex work situations?

    Mental health versus mental illness – areas of tension between society and individual
    › Society and diversity
    › Standards
    › Values
    • Mental health - mental illness
    › Vulnerability-stress-model
    › Conceptions of care
    • Stigmatisation
    › Labelling, stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination
    • Forms of stigmatisation
    › Public and cultural stigmatisation
    › Structural stigmatisation
    › Self-stigmatisation
    • De-stigmatisation
    › Empowerment, recovery and participation
    › Anti-stigma competence
    • Current status of research on the stigmatisation of people with mental illnesses in health care and nursing

    Stress reactions in the psychiatric context
    • Crisis and crisis intervention
    › Nursing focused on crisis intervention
    • Trauma and traumatisation
    › Nursing priorities
    • Suicidal tendencies
    › High-risk groups
    › Theoretical, practice-oriented explanatory models for suicide
    › Risk assessment of suicidal tendencies
    › Assessment of suicide risks in nursing: NGASR-scale
    › Nursing priorities

    Schizophrenia und schizophreniform disorder
    › Psychosis
    › Delusions
    › Hallucinations
    › Formal thought disorder
    • Nursing priorities
    › Building relationships and giving support
    › Conveying security and protection
    › Structuring and promoting activity in daily life
    › Communication and psychoeducation

    Affective disorders
    • Bipolar affective disorder
    • Mania
    › Nursing priorities
    › Building relationships, conversational skills, giving support
    › Structuring and promoting activity in daily life
    • Depression
    › Nursing priorities
    › Building relationships and communication
    › Giving support, attitude towards patients
    › Motivation, activation, structuring daily life

    Personality disorders – Borderline personality disorder in focus
    • Differentiation of personality disorders
    • Borderline personality disorder – emotionally unstable personality disorder
    › Biosocial developmental model
    › Reasons and triggers for self-harm
    › Skills training as nursing intervention
    › Skills
    › Tension curve
    › Developing skills
    › Nursing priorities: building relationships and giving support


    Addiction diseases
    › Aims of addiction therapy
    • Alcohol addiction
    › Nursing priorities when dealing with intoxication/acute withdrawal
    › Nursing priorities on inpatient withdrawal units for alcohol dependency
    › Nursing priorities when dealing with delirium tremens
    • Drug addiction
    • Dependence on medicinal drugs
    • Addictions not related to substance abuse
    • Nursing priorities for addiction diseases
    › Assessment
    › Aims of nursing and care
    › Nursing interventions
    › Professional support
    › Building relationships
    › Principles and challenges of giving support

    Psychiatric care structures a– areas of responsibility in nursing and advice centers

    Assessment methods

    Written or oral final course exam

    Teaching methods

    Predominantly active methods + eLearning/eTeaching

    EBN-Fundamentals PR
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    EBN-Fundamentals PR

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Basics of EBN
    - Critical assessment of research work
    - Research application models
    - EBN models
    - EBN in current scientific nursing debates
    - Note:
    EBN terminology is already used in the course "Introduction to Nursing Science and Nursing Research "

    Assessment methods

    Written or oral module exam

    Teaching methods

    Predominantly active methods

    Language

    German

    EBN-Application SE
    1 SWS
    3 ECTS

    EBN-Application SE

    1 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    > Writing seminar paper / seminar work

    Assessment methods

    seminar paper / seminar work

    Teaching methods

    Predominantly active methods

    Language

    German

    Quantitative and qualitative Research ILV
    2 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Quantitative and qualitative Research ILV

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    • Foundational scientific theory of quantitative and qualitative research
    • Research design of quantitative research (experimental and non-experimental designs), internal and external validity of quantitative designs
    • Qualitative research approaches (e.g., grounded theory, ethnography, phenomenology)
    • Data collection methods in quantitative and qualitative research (overview)
    • Quality criteria for quantitative and qualitative research

    Assessment methods

    Written or oral module exam

    Teaching methods

    Predominantly active methods

    Language

    German

    Statistics UE
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Statistics UE

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    • Introduction to the basic statistical concepts
    • Sample - Population - Representativeness
    • Levels of measurement
    • Hypotheses and review possibilities
    • Descriptive statistical methods
    • Probability distribution (normal distribution, coincidence and significance)
    • Correlation and regression
    • Causes of measurement errors

    Assessment methods

    Written or oral module exam

    Teaching methods

    Predominantly active methods

    Language

    German

    Skills Training: Complementary Care UE
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Skills Training: Complementary Care UE

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    > Definitions of aroma care and aromatherapy
    > Safety in the use of aroma care products
    > Aroma care and quality standards in health care and nursing
    > Fundamentals of essential oils, fatty vegetable oils and hydrolates
    > Implementation of aroma care in institutions
    > Aroma care in the context of evidence based practice

    > Disambiguation of therapeutic touch, complementary methods and energy medicine
    > Nursing theory according to Martha Rogers
    > Scientific developments of therapeutic touch based on national and international studies

    Through practical exercises the students deepen the practical handling of the following main topics:
    - Nursing intervention therapeutic touch - systematic structure and procedure of the therapeutic touch
    - Application forms of aroma care in a professional setting
    - Independent application of the aroma care in the context of nursing core competences

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment

    Teaching methods

    Predominantly active methods

    Language

    German

    Skills Training: Monitoring UE
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Skills Training: Monitoring UE

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Through practical exercises, students deepen the practical handling of the following topics:
    - Handling monitors
    - Monitoring cardiovascular function: ECG monitoring, CVP measurement, indirect (apparative) and direct (intra-arterial) blood pressure measurement, arterial puncture of the radial artery, extended hemodynamic monitoring (e.g. CO, SV, EF, SvO2, etc.), administration of whole blood / blood components and near-patient blood group examination by means of Bedsite Test
    - Respiratory function monitoring: apparative monitoring (e.g. pulse oximetry, respiration, CO2 monitoring), blood gas analysis, aspiration (endotracheal tube, tracheostomy tube, oro-, naso-tracheal, open / closed aspiration system), basics of mechanical ventilation

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment

    Teaching methods

    Predominantly active methods

    Language

    German

    Clinical Internship 5 PR
    0 SWS
    13 ECTS

    Clinical Internship 5 PR

    0 SWS   13 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    The students are guided towards:
    - Implementation of the theoretical content (theory-practice transfer) in all practice areas defined within FH GUK AV for successful skills achievement:
    - (1) Acute care such as, for example, stationary care in the (a) surgical field (general surgery and special surgical areas such as gynecology and obstetrics, urology, ear nose and throat department) and inpatient care in (b) conservative therapy (general / internal medicine and special fields of internal medicine, such as cardiology, oncology, hepatology, psychiatry, pediatrics),
    - (2) Long-term care (e.g. geriatric centers, stationary and semi-stationary areas),
    - (3) Ambulant nursing / mobile care (e.g. home care, ambulances), as well as areas of
    - (4) Prevention and rehabilitation.
    As well as in areas such as, for example, self-employed care, public health services, practices and group practices and other care facilities with regard to health care and nursing.
    - Implementation and identification of health risks and resources, and setting of measures to prevent accidents and / or disease.
    - Keeping of a training protocol in the form of an internship manual, which contains a guide for the entire practical training course.
    - Promoting personal learning engagement and ensuring the learning progress in the areas mentioned, as well as reflection of the experiences from the respective professional field.
    - Reflection of a case history in the course of semester 5 together with a teacher.
    - Implementation of study tasks (see "Reflection on Practical Work") in the context of the respective clinical area.
    Note:
    - See internship description chapter 1.10

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment and internship evaluation

    Teaching methods

    Clinical internship

    Language

    German

    Clinical Internship 6 PR
    0 SWS
    13 ECTS

    Clinical Internship 6 PR

    0 SWS   13 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    The students are guided towards:
    - Implementation of the theoretical content (theory-practice transfer) in all practice areas defined within FH GUK AV for successful skills achievement:
    - (1) Acute care such as, for example, stationary care in the (a) surgical field (general surgery and special surgical areas such as gynecology and obstetrics, urology, ear nose and throat department) and inpatient care in (b) conservative therapy (general / internal medicine and special fields of internal medicine, such as cardiology, oncology, hepatology, psychiatry, pediatrics),
    - (2) Long-term care (e.g. geriatric centers, stationary and semi-stationary areas),
    - (3) Ambulant nursing / mobile care (e.g. home care, ambulances), as well as areas of
    - (4) Prevention and rehabilitation.
    As well as in areas such as, for example, self-employed care, public health services, practices and group practices and other care facilities with regard to health care and nursing.
    - Implementation and identification of health risks and resources, and setting of measures to prevent accidents and / or disease.
    - Keeping of a training protocol in the form of an internship manual, which contains a guide for the entire practical training course.
    - Promoting personal learning engagement and ensuring the learning progress in the areas mentioned, as well as reflection of the experiences from the respective professional field.
    - Reflection of a case history in the course of semester 5 together with a teacher.
    - Implementation of study tasks (see "Reflection on Practical Work") in the context of the respective clinical area.
    Note:
    - See internship description chapter 1.10

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment and internship evaluation

    Teaching methods

    Clinical internship

    Language

    German

    Internship 5 - Introduction and overview ILV
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Internship 5 - Introduction and overview ILV

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

     In the introduction the upcoming internship process will be discussed: design and course of the internship, data protection requirements and confidentiality obligation, practical objectives, internship documentation, progress meetings with self and external assessments, internship assessment, learning support
    > During practice reflection and supervision, practice-related stress situations are dealt with, and group discussions for the development of personal resources and coping strategies are conducted.
    Study tasks:
    > Study Task 1: Clinical Internship 1
    - Development of an anamnesis
    - Presentation of an activity of daily living
    - Reflection on the issue of disgust and the influence of the patient's history form on the care process
    > Task 2: Clinical Internship 2
    - Preparation of an anamnesis and individually relevant care diagnoses according to NANDA
    - Presentation of a prepared nursing diagnosis
    - Reflection on and treatment of the topic of incontinence in professional health care and nursing
    > Study Task 3: Clinical Internship 3
    - Development of an anamnesis, individually relevant care diagnoses and care interventions according to NANDA
    - Presentation of the evaluation process and search for a suitable study that meets the scientific criteria
    - Treatment of questions about wound management by means of a wound situation from practice
    > Study Task 4: Clinical Internship 5 + 6
    - Preparation of an anamnesis and description of the evidence-based nursing interventions based thereon
    - Research of two to three thematic evidence-based studies
    - Presentation of the prepared nursing interventions

    Assessment methods

    Continual assessment

    Teaching methods

    Mostly activating methods

    Language

    German

    Internship 6 - Introduction and overview ILV
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Internship 6 - Introduction and overview ILV

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    In the introduction the upcoming internship process will be discussed: design and course of the internship, data protection requirements and confidentiality obligation, practical objectives, internship documentation, progress meetings with self and external assessments, internship assessment, learning support
    > During practice reflection and supervision, practice-related stress situations are dealt with, and group discussions for the development of personal resources and coping strategies are conducted.
    Study tasks:
    > Study Task 1: Clinical Internship 1
    - Development of an anamnesis
    - Presentation of an activity of daily living
    - Reflection on the issue of disgust and the influence of the patient's history form on the care process
    > Task 2: Clinical Internship 2
    - Preparation of an anamnesis and individually relevant care diagnoses according to NANDA
    - Presentation of a prepared nursing diagnosis
    - Reflection on and treatment of the topic of incontinence in professional health care and nursing
    > Study Task 3: Clinical Internship 3
    - Development of an anamnesis, individually relevant care diagnoses and care interventions according to NANDA
    - Presentation of the evaluation process and search for a suitable study that meets the scientific criteria
    - Treatment of questions about wound management by means of a wound situation from practice
    > Study Task 4: Clinical Internship 5 + 6
    - Preparation of an anamnesis and description of the evidence-based nursing interventions based thereon
    - Research of two to three thematic evidence-based studies
    - Presentation of the prepared nursing interventions

    Assessment methods

    Continual assessment

    Teaching methods

    Mostly activating methods

    Language

    German

    Counseling Internship PR
    0 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Counseling Internship PR

    0 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Practical implementation of selected types of counseling (e.g. solution-based counseling, recommending counseling) in nursing using the example of a specific patient group
    - Practical implementation of a consulting type with the inclusion of counseling-relevant conversation techniques
    - Documentation of a selected consultation by means of minutes

    Assessment methods

    internship report, relevant for module examination

    Teaching methods

    Internship

    Language

    German

    Basics and Methods of Counseling ILV
    3 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Basics and Methods of Counseling ILV

    3 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - historical starting position and current situation of counseling; central concepts of counseling and their differentiation: psychological, social, psychosocial, pedagogical and nursing-related counseling
    - counseling theories of social sciences and humanities: counseling on the basis of client-centered discussion; behavioral theory based counseling; systemically based advice; counseling versus therapy
    - the counseling concept of nursing: consulting vs. counseling, nursing counseling areas
    - nursing-relevant counseling concepts: resource-oriented, solution-oriented, prevention- and health-promoting concepts, cooperative concepts
    - counseling framework in nursing: legal, programmatic (e.g. World Health Organization)
    - initial conditions of a counseling situation in nursing (environment, patient and caregiver related), social constellations: individual and group counseling
    - application of selected counseling methods and types in nursing (informative, advisory, competence-oriented, solution-oriented and complex counseling), cooperative counseling
    - communication techniques in counseling: paraphrasing, verbalizing, concretizing, asking questions etc.
    - counseling process using the example of solution-based counseling;
    - selected counseling examples in nursing (breast cancer, stroke, Parkinson's disease, dementia, etc.)

    Assessment methods

    Written or oral module examination

    Teaching methods

    Predominantly active methods

    Language

    German

    Case and Caremanagement ILV
    2 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Case and Caremanagement ILV

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Theory and practice of nursing discharge management (Austrian expert standard for discharge management, legal basis, systematics of transfer concepts, job description of discharge manager, role of the patient and his / her reference system as well as joint decision-making, interface management with external structures, in particular mobile nursing and health care)
    - Individual discharge planning
    - Foundations of case and care management (basics of the concept and its development, definition of terms, structure and target groups of CM, dimensions of CM, job description of CM, areas of CM application)
    - Care report (handling of personal details of the client and / or his / her reference system, external medical history, inclusion of nursing documentation, interpretation of findings and the social environment, overall assessment including care status and nursing diagnoses, role of nursing counseling, statements on care allowances; problems in the preparation of care reports)

    Assessment methods

    End of course written or oral exam

    Teaching methods

    Predominantly active methods

    Language

    German

    Health Care Systems, Management and Organisation ILV
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Health Care Systems, Management and Organisation ILV

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Objectives, structures and facilities of the Austrian health system (national and relevant international legal bases, health care at federal, provincial and district level, in-patient, day-patient and outpatient facilities)
    - Financing of health services in Austria (3-pillar model, social insurance, hospital financing, care allowance)
    - Organizational forms in nursing (requirements in different nursing settings, nursing systems, interfaces in nursing, delegation and instruction)
    - Leadership in nursing (leadership structures, leadership styles, motivation and work behavior)

    Assessment methods

    End of course written or oral exam

    Teaching methods

    Predominantly active methods

    Language

    German

    Clinical Care Research SE
    2 SWS
    4 ECTS

    Clinical Care Research SE

    2 SWS   4 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Identification of care-related (clinical) problems
    - Steps of the research process
    - Developing a research project
    - Creating a project proposal
    - Ethical discourse and the role of ethics committees in clinical research
    - Presentation techniques
    - Presentation of the research project
    - Writing a project report

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment

    Teaching methods

    Predominantly active methods

    Language

    German

    Clinical Internship 7 PR
    0 SWS
    11 ECTS

    Clinical Internship 7 PR

    0 SWS   11 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    The students are guided towards:
    - Implementation of the theoretical content (theory-practice transfer) in all practice areas defined within FH GUK AV for successful skills achievement:
    - (1) Acute care such as, for example, stationary care in the (a) surgical field (general surgery and special surgical areas such as gynecology and obstetrics, urology, ear nose and throat department) and inpatient care in (b) conservative therapy (general / internal medicine and special fields of internal medicine, such as cardiology, oncology, hepatology, psychiatry, pediatrics),
    - (2) Long-term care (e.g. geriatric centers, stationary and semi-stationary areas),
    - (3) Ambulant nursing / mobile care (e.g. home care, ambulances), as well as areas of
    - (4) Prevention and rehabilitation.
    As well as in areas such as, for example, self-employed care, public health services, practices and group practices and other care facilities with regard to health care and nursing.
    - Implementation and identification of health risks and resources, and setting of measures to prevent accidents and / or disease.
    - Keeping of a training protocol in the form of an internship manual, which contains a guide for the entire practical training course.
    - Promoting personal learning engagement and ensuring the learning progress in the areas mentioned, as well as reflection of the experiences from the respective professional field.
    - Reflection of a case history in the course of semester 5 together with a teacher.
    - Implementation of study tasks (see "Reflection on Practical Work") in the context of the respective clinical area.
    Note:
    - See internship description chapter 1.10

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment and internship evaluation

    Teaching methods

    Clinical internship

    Language

    German

    Specific Care of Pediatric Patients SE
    2 SWS
    4 ECTS

    Specific Care of Pediatric Patients SE

    2 SWS   4 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    All teaching contents concern specific care measures for selected diseases which are given by way of examples. Current medical findings, further developments and local peculiarities are considered accordingly. The care of specific target groups requires basic family-oriented nursing understanding and knowledge of the disease and focuses on complementary, specific observations, preventive measures, nursing diagnoses, nursing plans, counselling and competencies of cooperation in medical diagnostic and therapeutic measures.

    Caring for the injured child using the example of a child after drowning accident "Name, age 13 years" with the main problems:
    - Effect of brain damage on a person's mental ability
    - Limited verbal communication possibilities
    - Limitations of rehabilitation therapy
    - Critical behaviour of the mother as an expression of feelings of guilt
    Assigned content:
    - CNS damage (effects of hypoxia)
    - Stages of the persistent vegetative state
    - Mental disability, assessment scheme
    - Aids and mobility aids in facilities for the disabled
    - Kinaesthetic, Basal Stimulation® and Bobath Therapy Concepts in specific settings
    - Rehabilitation facilities and concepts for children and adolescents in Austria
    - Dysphagia
    - Tasks and interfaces of a multi-professional team
    - Assistance and cooperation with the social framework
    Caring for the chronically ill child using the example of a child with cystic fibrosis "Name, age 16 years" with main problems:
    - Viscous body secretions
    - Social isolation
    - Restricted self-determination
    - Therapy fatigue
    - Effects of a life-limiting illness on the child and its social framework
    - transition
    Assigned content:
    - Specific hygiene guidelines
    - Specific infection risks
    - Personality changes due to chronic illness
    - Adolescence in the context of life-limiting illness
    - Coping strategies (including subjective morbid gain)
    - Integration, normalization
    - Quality of life
    - Professional and lay help, organized self-help
    - Self-image and self-perception
    - Patients as experts
    - Supporting the social framework
    - Humour as a relief strategy
    - Examples of transition
    - Right to self-determination
    The care of premature and new- born children using the example of "Name, 28th week" with the main problems:
    - Premature/new-born pain sensitivity
    - Adjustment disorder
    - Interrupted breastfeeding
    - Missing suction-swallow coordination
    Assigned content:
    - Respiratory assistance measures and oxygenation
    - Infant flow
    - Umbilical/vein catheter, alluvial catheter
    - Nutrition of a premature baby (mother’s milk, breast milk, formula)
    - "Breast milk as medicine" for premature babies
    - Special breastfeeding/pump management
    - Alternative food administration methods
    - Weaning from the probe with more difficult food intakes
    - Kangaroo care
    - Pain perception and the possibilities of non-drug pain-relief in premature babies
    - Impact on the social framework
    - Parent integration, guidance, coping strategies
    The example of “Name, 38th week” with the main problems:
    - Effects of drug withdrawal on the new-born
    - Maternal drug abuse
    Assigned content:
    - Nursing concepts for babies with drug-withdrawal
    - Setting
    - Cooperation with social workers
    - Parent integration and guidance
    - Handling
    - Observation and assessment (Finnegan Score)

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment

    Teaching methods

    Predominantly active methods

    Language

    German

    Specific Care of Psychiatric Patients SE
    2 SWS
    4 ECTS

    Specific Care of Psychiatric Patients SE

    2 SWS   4 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Nursing tasks are identified and defined based on the contents of the module: "Psychiatric Nursing"
    - Communication
    - Establishment of relationships
    - Accompaniment, care, support

    Nursing process in psychiatry

    Care of patients in special psychosocial life situations with regard to nursing and medical diagnostics:
    -Crisis
    - Life crises, living with crisis
    - Possible reactions to a crisis
    - Nursing crisis intervention
    Suicidal tendencies
    - Suicide-related development and assessment of suicide risk
    - Nursing measures in different phases of suicidal development
    - Measures after successful suicide: follow-up care of employees, accompaniment of the social framework
    People with an affective disorder
    - Nursing therapeutic measures in the care of depressed people
    - Nursing therapeutic measures in the care of manic people
    - Nursing therapeutic measures in the care of people suffering from bipolar affective disorder
    - Support with further treatment methods
    - Cooperation with and monitoring of the social framework
    People with a dependency disorder
    - Explanatory models and theories of the development of dependence
    - Living conditions of people with a dependency disorder
    - Somatic, mental and social impairments
    - Co-dependency and supervision of the social framework
    - Therapeutic interventions in different phases of dependence
    - Follow-up options

    Children and adolescents
    - Psychosocial emergencies and behavioural problems: aggression, violence, mistreatment, abuse including incest
    - Coping strategies of children and adolescents
    - Special medical conditions that may arise in childhood and adolescence: eating disorders, ADHD, autism, substance abuse
    - Nursing interventions in aggressive behaviour to the self and others

    People with a schizophrenic disorder
    - Explanatory models for the development of schizophrenia
    - Examination of classical symptoms of schizophrenic diseases
    - Abnormalities of behaviour and observation criteria
    - Possible nursing interventions and further therapeutic measures
    - Accompaniment of the social framework
    - Importance of daily structure and employment
    - Multi-professional cooperation
    - Psychosis workshop as self-awareness

    Forensic science
    - Legal frameworks
    - Danger
    - Problem of forensic care and the role of the carer in the care concept
    - Assessment instruments

    People with disabilities
    - Ethical attitude
    - Explanatory models
    - Targeted encouragement and forms of therapy
    - Nursing interventions
    - (Institutional) care options

    Organic Psycho-syndromes
    - Causes, symptoms and nursing interventions including communication
    - Acute and chronic progress

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment

    Teaching methods

    Predominantly active methods

    Language

    German

    Internship 7 - Introduction and overview ILV
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Internship 7 - Introduction and overview ILV

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - In the introduction the upcoming internship process will be discussed: design and course of the internship, data protection requirements and confidentiality obligation, practical objectives, internship documentation, progress meetings with self and external assessments, internship assessment, learning support
    > During practice reflection and supervision, practice-related stress situations are dealt with, and group discussions for the development of personal resources and coping strategies are conducted.
    Study tasks:
    > Study Task 1: Clinical Internship 1
    - Development of an anamnesis
    - Presentation of an activity of daily living
    - Reflection on the issue of disgust and the influence of the patient's history form on the care process
    > Task 2: Clinical Internship 2
    - Preparation of an anamnesis and individually relevant care diagnoses according to NANDA
    - Presentation of a prepared nursing diagnosis
    - Reflection on and treatment of the topic of incontinence in professional health care and nursing
    > Study Task 3: Clinical Internship 3
    - Development of an anamnesis, individually relevant care diagnoses and care interventions according to NANDA
    - Presentation of the evaluation process and search for a suitable study that meets the scientific criteria
    - Treatment of questions about wound management by means of a wound situation from practice
    > Study Task 4: Clinical Internship 5 + 6
    - Preparation of an anamnesis and description of the evidence-based nursing interventions based thereon
    - Research of two to three thematic evidence-based studies
    - Presentation of the prepared nursing interventions

    Assessment methods

    Continual assessment

    Teaching methods

    Mostly activating methods

    Language

    German

    Knowledge, Quality and Project Management ILV
    2 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Knowledge, Quality and Project Management ILV

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Basics of knowledge management
    - The meaning of knowledge (understanding of knowledge, power bases, acquisition of knowledge)
    - The dimensions, models and characteristics of knowledge
    - Selected methods of knowledge management in terms of communication
    Basics of quality management
    - Introduction to the concept of quality
    - Overview of quality management systems
    - Explanation of quality management based on selected QMS (e.g.: KTQ, e-Qualine, ISO), in particular structure, process and outcome quality in the nursing setting; CIP; Process management including interface management
    Quality assurance methods in nursing
    - for example, care visits, error management, hygiene management, etc.
    Basics of project management
    - Introduction and definitions in PM
    Methods of PM e.g. Project structure plan, context analyses, milestone plan, resources and cost planning
    Project organization including roles, communication, documentation

    Assessment methods

    Final written or oral exam

    Teaching methods

    Predominantly active methods

    Language

    German

    Specific Care for Patient Groups with Health Problems (Bachelor Thesis) SE
    2 SWS
    5 ECTS

    Specific Care for Patient Groups with Health Problems (Bachelor Thesis) SE

    2 SWS   5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    All teaching contents concern specific care measures for selected diseases which are given by way of examples. Current medical findings, further developments and local peculiarities are considered accordingly. The care of specific target groups requires basic family-oriented nursing understanding and knowledge of the disease and focuses on complementary, specific observations, preventive measures, nursing diagnoses, nursing plans, counselling and competencies of cooperation in medical diagnostic and therapeutic measures.

    Caring for the injured child using the example of a child after drowning accident "Name, age 13 years" with the main problems:
    - Effect of brain damage on a person's mental ability
    - Limited verbal communication possibilities
    - Limitations of rehabilitation therapy
    - Critical behaviour of the mother as an expression of feelings of guilt
    Assigned content:
    - CNS damage (effects of hypoxia)
    - Stages of the persistent vegetative state
    - Mental disability, assessment scheme
    - Aids and mobility aids in facilities for the disabled
    - Kinaesthetic, Basal Stimulation® and Bobath Therapy Concepts in specific settings
    - Rehabilitation facilities and concepts for children and adolescents in Austria
    - Dysphagia
    - Tasks and interfaces of a multi-professional team
    - Assistance and cooperation with the social framework
    Caring for the chronically ill child using the example of a child with cystic fibrosis "Name, age 16 years" with main problems:
    - Viscous body secretions
    - Social isolation
    - Restricted self-determination
    - Therapy fatigue
    - Effects of a life-limiting illness on the child and its social framework
    - transition
    Assigned content:
    - Specific hygiene guidelines
    - Specific infection risks
    - Personality changes due to chronic illness
    - Adolescence in the context of life-limiting illness
    - Coping strategies (including subjective morbid gain)
    - Integration, normalization
    - Quality of life
    - Professional and lay help, organized self-help
    - Self-image and self-perception
    - Patients as experts
    - Supporting the social framework
    - Humour as a relief strategy
    - Examples of transition
    - Right to self-determination
    The care of premature and new- born children using the example of "Name, 28th week" with the main problems:
    - Premature/new-born pain sensitivity
    - Adjustment disorder
    - Interrupted breastfeeding
    - Missing suction-swallow coordination
    Assigned content:
    - Respiratory assistance measures and oxygenation
    - Infant flow
    - Umbilical/vein catheter, alluvial catheter
    - Nutrition of a premature baby (mother’s milk, breast milk, formula)
    - "Breast milk as medicine" for premature babies
    - Special breastfeeding/pump management
    - Alternative food administration methods
    - Weaning from the probe with more difficult food intakes
    - Kangaroo care
    - Pain perception and the possibilities of non-drug pain-relief in premature babies
    - Impact on the social framework
    - Parent integration, guidance, coping strategies
    The example of “Name, 38th week” with the main problems:
    - Effects of drug withdrawal on the new-born
    - Maternal drug abuse
    Assigned content:
    - Nursing concepts for babies with drug-withdrawal
    - Setting
    - Cooperation with social workers
    - Parent integration and guidance
    - Handling
    - Observation and assessment (Finnegan Score)

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment

    Teaching methods

    Predominantly active methods

    Language

    German

    Semester dates
    Winter semester: 7th September 2022 to 29th January 2023
    Summer semester: 15th February to 9th July 2023

    Number of teaching weeks
    18 per semester, including 46 weeks clinical internship

    Times
    Mon to Fri, 8.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

    Degree Program in Cooperation with Vienna Healthcare Group, Barmherzige Brüder Wien and Vinzentinum Wien

    Since fall 2014 the Vinzentinum Wien with its Campuses in Linz, Ried and Vienna have been training students as part of the bachelor's degree program in Health Care and Nursing. Currently the cooperation with FH Campus Wien is being implemented at the Vinzentinum Wien Campus in Vienna.

    In fall 2015, the Vienna Healthcare Group - Campus Favoriten and the Vienna Healthcare Group - Campus Donaustadt of the Vienna Healthcare Group converted their internship positions to study places for the bachelor's degree program in Health Care and Nursing. Vienna Healthcare Group supplemented the offer of education through studies with places at the Vienna Healthcare Group - Campus Floridotower.

    At the Nursing Academy of the Barmherzige Brüder Wien there is also the possibility to study Health Care and Nursing.
    The Vienna Healthcare Group, Barmherzige Brüder and Vinzentinum Wien campuses will adopt the curriculum of FH Campus Wien. FH Campus Wien is responsible for the quality assurance and coordination of the training at all campuses.

    Teachers from the Vienna Healthcare Group, Barmherzige Brüder and Vinzentinum Wien campuses, all of whom are qualified in accordance with the AQ Austria standard, will provide most of the on-site training.
    Students will complete their internships at the hospitals and health care facilities of the Vienna Healthcare Group, Barmherzige Brüder Wien and Vinzentinum Wien. Approximately fifteen percent of the degree program courses will be held at the main campus of FH Campus Wien in order to promote the sharing and development of a professional community. Cross-site research projects are also planned.

    Cooperation Wiener Gesundheitsverbund

    A total of 360 places for beginners are available at the Vienna Health Network locations Campus Donaustadt, Campus Favoriten and Campus Floridotower.

    Cooperation with the Barmherzigen Brüder Wien

    At the Nursing Academy of the Barmherzigen Brüder Wien, 30 places are available for first-year students.

    Cooperation Vinzentinum Wien

    There are 60 places for beginners at the Vinzentinum Wien.

    Degree program in cooperation with Fonds Soziales Wien

    Since the academic year 2021/22, the FH Campus Wien at the main campus in Favoritenstraße also offers study places in cooperation with Fonds Soziales Wien.

    Together with its partners Fonds Soziales Wien and Wiener Gesundheitsverbund, FH Campus Wien is part of the training initiative Pflege Zukunft Wien.

    Main campus FH Campus Wien251 + 250
    70
    WiSe
    SoSe
    Vienna Healthcare Group - Campus Donaustadt72 
    36
    WiSe
    SoSe
    Vienna Healthcare Group - Campus Favoriten72 
    72
    WiSe
    SoSe
    Vienna Healthcare Group - Campus Floridotower72
    36
    WiSe
    SoSe
    Campus Vinzentinum Wien60WiSe
    Campus Barmherzige Brüder Wien30WiSe

    Subject to approval by committees

    Starting summer semester 2023 an additional course start is possible at the FH Campus Wien main lcation.

    At the study locations of the Vienna Health Network
    Vienna Health Network - Campus Donaustadt
    Vienna Health Network - Campus Favoriten
    Vienna Health Network - Floridotower Campus

    an additional start in the summer semester is also possible


    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.

    You will work with healthy and sick people and assist them in regaining or maintaining their abilities to engage in physical, mental and social activities. Your field of activity will therefore include the care and support of people of all ages suffering from physical and mental illnesses. You will counsel healthy and sick people and their families and work in health preservation, promotion or prevention. You have many options in general health care and nursing: in the inpatient sector for internal medicine or surgery, which includes hospital wards from various fields such as gynecology, oncology, urology, orthopedics, accident surgery. You also work in outpatient and day-patient sectors such as day wards or in the outpatient sector. These are general occupations. If you want to specialize, with additional qualifications you can also follow a career in the intensive care, anesthesia or OR sectors.

    As an expert in health care and nursing, you will perform individual-, organization- and society related tasks. You will work directly with patients/clients and relatives in different care settings, make evaluations, ensure care organization and quality management and work in counseling, prevention and health promotion. A wide variety of opportunities will be open to you:

    • hospitals

    • nursing homes and centers

    • rehabilitation centers

    • hospices

    • day centers

    • mobile nursing and care services

    • health and social centers

    • supervised communities

      • national and private social insurance bodies

      • public medical services

      • In training, teaching and further education institutions for nursing and health professions, kindergartens and schools as well as adult education institutions

      • Pharmaceutical industry

      • IT documentation of the public health system

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        Advanced Nursing Counseling

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        Advanced Nursing Education

        part-time

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        Advanced Nursing Practice

        part-time

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        Health Assisting Engineering

        part-time


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        Mag. Martina Benikova
        Mag. Susanna Fischer
        Jennifer Horniak
        Carola Karner, MSc
        Mag. Tamara Rechberger
        Heidi Schöngrundner

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        Oskar Watzinger
        Claudia Meyer

        Favoritenstraße 222, F.1.06., F.1.22., F.1.29. und F.1.32.
        1100 Vienna
        +43 1 606 68 77-4000
        +43 1 606 68 77-4009 
        pflege@fh-campuswien.ac.at

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        Coordinator of the cooperative degree programs of the Vienna Healthcare Group Campus

        Mag.a Angelika Obermayr

        Vienna Healthcare Group, Directorate-General
        Thomas-Klestil-Platz 7/1
        1030 Viena

        Vienna Healthcare Group - Campus Donaustadt

        Deputy Head of Bachelor’s Degree Program Healthcare and Nursing at Campus Donaustadt

        Michaela Dorfmeister, MBA
        michaela.dorfmeister@gesundheitsverbund.at

        Secretary's office

        Annemarie Oswald
        Andrea Steinbauer 

        Langobardenstraße 122
        1220 Vienna
        +43 1 28802-5308
        +43 1 28802-5309
        pflege_1220@fh-campuswien.ac.at

        Vienna Healthcare Group - Campus Floridotower

        Deputy Head of Bachelor’s Degree Program Healthcare and Nursing at Campus Floridotower

        Mag.a Michaela Bilir
        michaela.bilir@akhwien.at

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        Karin Klucsarits
        Floridsdorfer Hauptstraße 1
        1210 Wien
        +43 1 40400-74450
        +43 1 40400 74440
        pflege_1210@fh-campuswien.ac.at

         

        Vienna Healthcare Group - Campus Favoriten

        Deputy Head of Bachelor’s Degree Program Healthcare and Nursing at Campus Favoriten

        Mag.a Susanne Fesl, MSc
        susanne.fesl@gesundheitsverbund.at

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        Gabriele Kofler
        Gabriele Winkelmüller

        Kundratstraße 3
        1100 Vienna
        +43 1 60191-5008
        +43 1 60191-5009
        pflege_1100@fh-campuswien.ac.at

        Contact Campus Barmherziger Brüder Wien

        Deputy Head of Bachelor’s Degree Program Healthcare and Nursing at Campus Barmherziger Brüder Wien

        Mag.a Petra Hallermaier-Sterer
        petra.hallermaier-sterer@bbwien.at  

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        Nikoleta Hoyler
        Sabine Klug

        Johannes von Gott Platz 1
        1020 Vienna
        +43 1 21121-1310
        +43 1 21121-1315
        pflege_1020@fh-campuswien.ac.at 

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        Vinzentinum Wien

        Deputy Head of Bachelor’s Degree Program Healthcare and Nursing at Campus Vinzentinum Wien

        Mag.a Dr.in Esther Matolycz
        esther.matolycz@bhs.at 

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        Barbara Janisch
        Eva Pilgerstorfer
        Claudia Ulmer

        Kundmanngasse 21
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        +43 1 710888-0
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