Bachelor

Physiotherapy

full-time

 
 

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy concerns human movement. It focuses on the ability to move, all the systems that affect these abilities and the interaction between sensory and motor controls. Physiotherapy comprises an important part of health care in virtually every medical field and is based on the medical sciences. Physiotherapy is used in health promotion and prevention, therapy and rehabilitation as well as in palliation and hospice facilities. The degree program combines theoretical fundamentals of physiotherapy and medicine with practical therapeutic subjects.

Department
Health Sciences
Topics
Quality of life
Mobility

Highlights

  • work on human movement

  • from prevention via therapy to rehabilitation

  • extensive professional internships

  • International activities

     

    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

    € 363,361

    + ÖH premium + contribution2

    ECTS
    180 ECTS
    Language of instruction
    German

    Application winter semester 2023/24

    12th February to 12th March 2023

    Study places

    133

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

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

    Before the studies

    You are interested in medicine, movement sciences, education and psychology and want to know how movement works and how you can influence and promote it. You treat people of all ages with respect, appreciation and empathy and focus on the health objectives of your patients/clients. You apply your social, practical and physical skills in the context of examination and therapy measures as well as health promotion. You are capable of careful consideration and have a structured approach when for example analyzing movements. You enjoy working independently and responsibly with people, counseling them and treating them.

    Why you should study with us

    Practical training on campus

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

    Let's go international!

    An internship abroad offers the opportunity to broaden your horizons and gain new impressions.

    Active exchange

    Numerous disciplines at one location: participate in research projects and learn from others.

    Take advantage of the "FIT for a health profession?!" self-assessment test to see what a profession in health care requires and if you have the right qualities.

    FIT for a health profession?! (in German only)

    • 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 (Studienberechtigungsprüfung)
      • for human medicine, dental medicine, veterinary medicine, biology, chemistry, nutritional science and pharmacy. Proof of English proficiency of level 2 (European competency level C1) must be provided by the beginning of the first semester.
      • Information and institutes that offer courses to prepare for the university entrance qualification examination can be found on the portal Erwachsenenbildung.at of the Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Frauen.
      • Required subjects for the university entrance qualification examination (SBP)
        The following compulsory subjects of the university entrance qualification for university courses of study are recognized as a prerequisite for admission to this degree program:
        • German: Essay on a general topic according Higher Education Entrance Act (StudBerG)
        • Biology and Environmental Science
        • Physics 1
        • Chemistry 1 or Mathematics 1
        • Elective
      • University entrance qualification examinations for one of the following university courses of study are recognized as an admission requirement:
        • Medical fields of study (Human medicine and dental medicine, veterinary medicine)
        • Scientific fields of study (Biology, Chemistry, Nutritional sciences, Pharmacy)

          University entrance qualification examinations that do not contain confirmation of the command of English will be accepted on the condition that the required foreign language competence (level 2) is certified, via examination by an accredited educational institution, by the start of the degree program.

          University entrance qualification examinations (SBP) can be taken for example at the community colleges in Ottakring, Floridsdorf and the Polycollege Margareten. These community colleges offer SBP courses recognized by the Federal Ministry for Science, Research and Administration.
    • Relevant professional qualification with auxiliary examinations
      Individual cases are decided by the head of the academic sector. The following training will be recognized as a relevant professional qualification:
      • Apprenticeship groups (professional masseur, orthopedic technician or fitness coach)
        Required auxiliary examinations: Physics 1, Biology and Environmental Science, English 2
      • Health professions (School for general health care and nursing)
        Required auxiliary examinations: Physics 1, English 2
      • Medical technical service
        Required auxiliary examinations: English 2
      • Massage therapist / medical masseur
        Required auxiliary examinations: Physics 1, Biology and Environmental Science, English 2
      • Other qualifications
        Required auxiliary examinations: Physics 1, Biology and Environmental Science, English 2

    To apply you will require the following documents:

    • Letter of motivation
    • CV in table form

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

    The admissions procedure includes a written test, a practical vocational aptitude test, and an admission interview.

    • Aim
      The aim of the two stage admission process is to ensure that places are offered to those completing the multi-level admission procedure with the best results. The tests are designed to assess the skill set needed for desired profession.
    • Procedure
      The written test includes a series of test requirements and checks whether the candidates have basic intellectual and social-emotional performance requirements in the areas of natural and human science general knowledge (mathematics, biology, physics, chemistry, psychology, education, human biology, nutrition, etc.) and demonstrate knowledge about the profession as well as personality traits relevant to the profession. After that, candidates who have reached the required level take part in a practical occupational aptitude test and an interview. The practical vocational aptitude test is designed to assess, among other skills, occupation-specific skills and abilities such as capacity of reaction, powers of observation, coordination and physical awareness. Personal aptitude elements are assessed in the interview. These include career motivation, career understanding, performance behavior, problem solving, and reflective ability. Each part of the test is scored.
    • Criteria
      The criteria that lead to admission are exclusively performance-based. Geographical assignments or even a repeated application of the candidates have no influence on the admission. The admission requirements must be fulfilled. All required documents must be submitted on time. The final ranking of the candidates is based on the following weighting:
      • Practical vocational aptitude test (40%)
      • Interview (40%)
      • Average score of the written entrance test (20%)

    The application committee, which consists of the head of the degree program and three to five persons from the team of lecturers, allocates the study places on the basis of the ranking series. The student representatives are invited to participate. The entire process as well as all test results and evaluations of the admission procedure are documented in a transparent and comprehensible manner. Candidates are invited to check their admission status via an online tool. Separate written information is not provided.

    The written entrance test will be held on Saturday, 18th March 2023.


    During the studies

    FH Campus Wien is now the largest university of applied sciences for health in Austria. After the legal framework was created in 2006 to introduce the MTD academies and the midwife academy into the higher education sector, FH Campus Wien launched the first bachelor's degree programs in 2007. Shortly afterwards the first master's degree programs where launched in the Department of Health. Today, FH Campus Vienna now has extensive expertise and a large network at its disposal. An important partner in the areas of education, research and development is the Vienna Healthcare Group. We also work closely with the Professional Association of Physio Austria. Various special events are regularly held at our attractive main campus. Students benefit from the modern infrastructure of our university. This includes numerous function rooms. A highlight is the movement laboratory where force plates and cameras enable the three-dimensional analysis of movements in order to gain a better understanding of movement disorders. Measurements are recorded using wireless electrodes attached to the body. Furthermore, you will also have the opportunity to join an interdisciplinary, professional community. There is great potential in research projects at the intersection of health, technology and social services. Practical relevance is also guaranteed at our Campus Lecture evenings, which are open to all and feature contributions from prominent experts.

    The degree course will provide you with the necessary knowledge to help people in all age groups to lead a self-determined life with a high level of functional capacity and activity.

    • You will be concerned with physiotherapeutic examination and treatment procedures as well as their implementation in the therapy process. You will combine your acquired expertise and knowledge of methodology to develop comprehensive professional competence.
    • To do so you will acquire social communicative skills and self-competence.
    • You will acquire basic medical knowledge, in particular in anatomy, physiology, pathology, hygiene, bio-mechanics, kinematics, perception and posture instruction as well as various clinical disciplines.
    • Practically oriented subjects such as posture and movement instruction, basic skills in professional interaction with patients, massage, relaxation techniques, manual therapy and lymphological physiotherapy form the foundation to develop the necessary skills and techniques.
    • Basic knowledge in areas such as education, psychology, sociology, scientific working, law and ethics round out your education.
    • Beginning in the third semester, you will also implement your theoretical and practical knowledge during extensive internships under the guidance of trained physiotherapists.

    Curriculum

    Pathology and health care VO
    1.5 SWS
    1.5 ECTS

    Pathology and health care VO

    Lector: Dr. Maria Hader

    1.5 SWS   1.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Basic principles of general pathology
    Examples from systemic organ pathology
    Introduction to disease systematics and basic nomenclature of diseases
    Morphologic changes - gross and microscopic - and clinico-pathologic correlations
    Important diagnostic methods

    Assessment methods

    Final exam

    Teaching methods

    Presentation method

    Language

    German

    Anatomy 1 VO
    2 SWS
    3.5 ECTS

    Anatomy 1 VO

    Lector: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Weninger

    2 SWS   3.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Medical terminology
    Human cell biology and the tissues composing the human body
    Morphology of the spinal cord and the organization of the spinal nerves and plexus formation
    Morphology and functionality of the skeletal elements and joints of the human body

    Assessment methods

    Final exam

    Teaching methods

    Presentation

    Language

    German

    Surface Anatomy/palpation techniques ILV
    1.5 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Surface Anatomy/palpation techniques ILV

    Lector: Andrea Buresch-Kirner, MSc, Gerhard Eder, MSc MSc, Mag.a Silke Gruber, MMSPhty, Stefan Holzinger, BSc., Manuel Köllner, MSc., Mag.a Claudia Schume

    1.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Palpation of selected structures of the human body (extremities and trunk), like osseous structures, articulating joints, ligaments, muscles, arteries and nerves
    Differentiation and assessment of palpated structures for the physiotherapeutic examination and treatment

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    practical

    Teaching methods

    presentation and activating methods, e.g. self-study incl. eLearning elements

    Language

    German

    Anatomical practice UE
    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Anatomical practice UE

    Lector: Dr. med.univ. Stefan Bauer, Dr.med. Christoph Fuchssteiner, Dr.med.univ. Andreas Hainfellner, Dr. med.univ. Sam Augustine Kandathil, Heidrun Müllner, Dr. med. univ. Paata Pruidze, Dr. med. univ. Lukas Reissig, PhD, Dr. med. univ. Karoline Schwendt

    1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Bones and osseous structures of the human body
    Morphology and function of the articulating joints
    Muscles of the pectoral girdle, upper limbs, pelvic girdle, and lower limbs
    Muscles of the trunk
    Peripheral nerves, blood vessels and the fasciae

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Final oral examination using human antomical specimens

    Teaching methods

    Presentation and activating methods, learning on human antomical specimens

    Language

    German

    Relaxation techniques ILV
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Relaxation techniques ILV

    Lector: Dipl.Med.Päd.in Franziska Höhne, Renate Holub, BSc, Elisabeth Kaulfuß, Manuela Wieland, MSc

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Experience and application of specific perceptible physical sensation and physical state considering intention and aim in order to train and improve the ability to relax in therapy and for prevention

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    e.g. regularly performance review of former lecture units

    Teaching methods

    Active-learning method

    Language

    German

    Posture and movement analysis ILV
    3 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Posture and movement analysis ILV

    Lector: FH-Prof.in Mag.a Dr.in Ursula Eckler, Angelika Eder, MSc, Birgit Kunerth, MSc, Katharina Meller, Lena Schön, BSc MScPH, Michaela Strauss, MSc, Monika Zajicek, MA MSc

    3 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Movement about axes/in planes of all joints (except mandibular joint)
    Muscle activities relevant to posture and movement
    Posture analysis, statics of standing and sitting
    Equilibrium reactions, continuing movement and buttressing, kinetic chains, muscular insufficiency
    Movement analysis of characteristic daily life movement incl. bending forward

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Practical execution of posture and movement analysis

    Teaching methods

    Presentation and active-learning methods, e.g. group puzzle, problem based learning, active structuring

    Language

    German

    Medical massage ILV
    2 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Medical massage ILV

    Lector: Martin Markovics, BSc, Stefan Perner, BA BSc MSc, Carina Preinfalk, Daniela Schnell, MEd, Lukas Walla, BSc MSc, Irene Weis, BSc., Eva Zwerina, MSc

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Evaluation of findings in (medical) massage in the physiotherapeutic process
    Range of application and pathophysiolocical indications
    Contraindications and prerequisites for a massage treatment
    Techniques of massage in theory and practice all over
    Positioning of massage in the medical/physiotherapeutic setting and public health system
    Principles of the treatment-design exemplified by various diseases and functional problems
    Differentiation to other massage-techniques
    Application of basics of perception in massage

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    practical and theoretical execution

    Teaching methods

    Presentation and activating method, practicing on the model

    Language

    German

    Professional development 1 ILV
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Professional development 1 ILV

    Lector: FH-Prof.in Mag.a Dr.in Ursula Eckler, Angelika Eder, MSc, Andrea Greisberger, MSc, Mag.a Silke Gruber, MMSPhty, Elisabeth Kaulfuß, Stefan Perner, BA BSc MSc, Miriam Siebenrock, BSc MSc, Michaela Strauss, MSc, Theres Wess, MSc

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Come together (1. Week): Getting to know colleagues and lecturers
    Getting in contact and establishing relationships by using professional techniques
    MAHARA-training including start of a personal e-portfolio
    Self-assessment-tools and tools to visualize personal competences
    Introduction to concepts of competence development and professional development
    Self-reflexion as part of personality development
    “SMART” Goal-setting
    Tools to evaluate goal attainment (f.ex. goal attainment scale)
    Reflexion talks

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Participation; prerequisite: (to do/to work on an) e-Portfolio, a self-assessment form, and goalsetting

    Teaching methods

    Presentation and activating methods, learning on the model, working on a portfolio (MAHARA)

    Language

    German

    Mobilisation and handling of patients ILV
    3 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Mobilisation and handling of patients ILV

    Lector: Susanne Burian, Estela Filiz Ersek, MSc, Eva Grundner, MSc, Hanna Minihofer, Alexander Müller, BSc MSc, Benjamin Rauch, MSc. D.O.

    3 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    working posture and positioning of physiotherapists
    grip, hand positioning and movement treatment
    methods of prophylaxis
    positioning of patients, change of positions/transfer of patients, walkers and wheel chairs

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    practical examination

    Teaching methods

    Presentation and active-learning method, e.g. role play, problem based learning

    Language

    German

    Motor learning + methods of teaching ILV
    2 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Motor learning + methods of teaching ILV

    Lector: Estela Filiz Ersek, MSc, Claudia Hofstätter, MSc, Katarina Sadovnik, Daniela Schnell, MEd, Christine Stelzhammer, MEd, Eva Zwerina, MSc

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Theory of motor learning process, involved structures, models and principles, factors of influencing motor learning stage, classifications of the motor learning process, evaluation and observation criterias, analysis and classification of precondition
    Methodic and didactic principles, approches and procedures, aspects of motivation, feedback, physical exercises in groups of clients, experiencing different roles in the motor learning process and reflecting them

    Assessment methods

    Final exam

    Teaching methods

    presentation and active learning method, role play, reflection, video analysis

    Language

    German

    Pain sciences ILV
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Pain sciences ILV

    Lector: Gerhard Eder, MSc MSc, Georg Kainzbauer, MAS, Mag.a Meike Klinger, Bakk., Georg Pflügler, MSc OMPT

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Neuroanatomical basics of pain, physiology and pathophysiology of pain
    Pain pattern (acute / chronic / nociceptive / chronified)
    Pain medication according to WHO graduated schedule
    In-depth pain history (by using role-plays or working on paper cases)
    Well-founded selection of physiotherapeutic measures for pain relief based on selected case studies

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Participation, prerequisite: Fulfilling the pre-reading assignment, presentation of the increase in knowledge

    Teaching methods

    Presentation and active-learning method

    Language

    German

    Physiology 1 VO
    1.5 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Physiology 1 VO

    Lector: Dr. Clemens Gstöttner

    1.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Body fluid compartments
    Transport systems
    Basics of neuro- and sensory physiology
    Sensorimotor function
    muscle physiology
    thermoregulation
    vegetative nervous system
    basics of endocrinology
    hematological overview

    Assessment methods

    Final exam

    Teaching methods

    Presentation methods

    Language

    German

    Physiotherapeutical process in the professional field ILV
    2 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Physiotherapeutical process in the professional field ILV

    Lector: Gerhard Eder, MSc MSc, Angelika Eder, MSc, Dipl.Med.Päd.in Franziska Höhne, Renate Holub, BSc, Miriam Siebenrock, BSc MSc, Theres Wess, MSc

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Legal scope of professional education and the profession itself (FHSG, AV, MTDG)
    Profile of competencies
    ICF-model
    Concept of diversity
    The physiotherapeutic process
    Basics of communication skill training
    Basics of Clinical Reasoning
    Development of the profession and its position within the national health system
    Core competences and interfaces of related professions within the interdisciplinary team
    The physiotherapists role in multiprofessional teams
    National and international professional organisations and associations
    Data protection and medical devices

    Assessment methods

    Final exam

    Teaching methods

    Presentation and activating methods e.g. role plays

    Language

    German

    Public health + health promotion ILV
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Public health + health promotion ILV

    Lector: Susanne Ebner, Mag.a Claudia Schume, Monika Zajicek, MA MSc, Renate Zettl, MBA PhDr.

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Historical background and development of Public Health, aims and values of health in all policies, definition of health promotion and prevention and indication of differencies, epidemiology, legal framework conditions, health care and health beliefs, determinants of health, health literacy, national and international health care systems, Health promotion projects (settings, the role of different stakeholders, political and financial framework, the role of physiotherapy)

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    handling work assignments

    Teaching methods

    Presentation and activating methods

    Language

    German

    Body awareness 1 ILV
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Body awareness 1 ILV

    Lector: Renate Holub, BSc, Elisabeth Kaulfuß, Stefan Perner, BA BSc MSc, Manuela Wieland, MSc

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Offering stimuli to cause sensations, mental states, feelings, moods, atmosphere and to enable the perception and idea of one's own body. The students experience themselves physically in the context of their social and objective environment:
    alone and with several persons
    in different starting positions
    in different situations
    in a resting or relaxing position and moving around the room
    one or two at a time, in groups
    without and with manual contact
    using exercise material and/or media

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    portfoliowork (protocols and reflections of the treatment units/the teaching units, presentations)

    Teaching methods

    Presentation and activating explorative methods: students learn, experience and reflect (spoken and written) on the methodically/didactically physiotherapeutically designed exercise units

    Language

    German

    Anatomy 2 VO
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Anatomy 2 VO

    Lector: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Weninger

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Central nervous system (CNS)
    Brain sections and the ventricular system
    Spinal cord and spinal nerves
    Cerebrospinal fluid

    Assessment methods

    Final exam

    Teaching methods

    Presentation method

    Language

    German

    Applied movement sciences ILV
    3 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Applied movement sciences ILV

    Lector: Sebastian Durstberger, MSc, Werner Eske, MSc., Bakk., Christina Kaufmann, BEd BSc MSc, Mag.a Meike Klinger, Bakk., Mag. Oliver Maier, FH-Prof. Mag. Dr.rer.nat. Peter Putz, Peter Raidl, BSc Bakk Msc, Mag. Niels Ruso, Christa Timmerer-Nash, FH-Prof. Klaus Widhalm, MSc

    3 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Basic kinetics, dynamics and statics, and it´s application in biomechanical movement analyses as basic arthrokinematics
    Basic mechanical load situations and behavior of human tissues
    Selected instrumentational methods in movement sciences in clinical and research settings
    Principals of data processing and data analyses in movement sciences

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Module examination (oral-practical execution of an multimedia presented case study) (Module exam)

    Teaching methods

    Presentation and activating method, active-learning method, flipped classroom, blended learning

    Language

    German

    Introductory clinical placement PL
    0 SWS
    4 ECTS

    Introductory clinical placement PL

    0 SWS   4 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    In this internship the gradual introduction to the implementation of the physiotherapeutic process takes place under the continuous guidance and supervision of clinical educators.

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment

    Teaching methods

    Clinical placement

    Language

    German

    Clinical Reasoning SE
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Clinical Reasoning SE

    Lector: Mag.a Silke Gruber, MMSPhty, Renate Holub, BSc, Georg Pflügler, MSc OMPT, Michaela Strauss, MSc

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Models of clinical reasoning and steps of problem solving thinking
    Hypothesis categories (such as pathobiological mechanisms, dysfunctions, precautions/ Contraindications, contributing factors, prognosis, treatment and management, source of symptoms or dysfunctions,...)
    Review paper cases/case studies to consolidate and deepen clinical reasoning processes to enrich the physiotherapeutic performance

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Participation, prerequisite for the certificate: handling of paper cases/case studies in a written form

    Teaching methods

    Presentation and activating methods, handling and reflection of paper cases/case studies

    Language

    English

    Facilitation ILV
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Facilitation ILV

    Lector: Susanne Burian, Elisabeth Kaulfuß, Theres Wess, MSc, Eva Zwerina, MSc

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Analysis of the starting position for position changes
    Movement facilitating factors
    Anticipation of movements
    Own and foreign movement strategy
    Fazilitation of complex course of motion/position changes from lying to standing and return
    Automatic adjustment reactions in different starting positions as lying, sitting and standing
    Fazilitation of gait

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    practical

    Teaching methods

    Presentation and active–learning method, learning and practicing on a model

    Language

    German

    Gait analysis + gait instruction ILV
    2 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Gait analysis + gait instruction ILV

    Lector: Eva Grundner, MSc, Claudia Hofstätter, MSc, Birgit Kunerth, MSc, Mini Musterfrau PT, Brigitte Wolf, MSc, Monika Zajicek, MA MSc, Renate Zettl, MBA PhDr.

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Terminology of gait
    Functional tasks of specific phases of gait, pathological gait deviations
    Ground reaction forces, external and internal tourques, kinematics and kinetics of gait, determinants of gait
    Standardized assessments, observational gait analysis
    Introduction to specific aspects of instrumental gait analysis
    Development of functional, deficit oriented treatment strategies and therapeutic measures for gait training, implementation using role play

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    result and treatment suggestion based on video analysis

    Teaching methods


    Presentation, active-learning and active-explorative methods, video analysis, role play

    Language

    German

    Exercise therapy ILV
    4 SWS
    4 ECTS

    Exercise therapy ILV

    Lector: Werner Eske, MSc., Bakk., Georg Kainzbauer, MAS, Mag.a Meike Klinger, Bakk., Mag. Oliver Maier, Silvia Mériaux-Kratochvila, MEd, Stefan Podar, M.App.Sc., Mag. Niels Ruso, Christa Timmerer-Nash

    4 SWS   4 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Basics of training sciences and exercise physiology in wound healing
    Training methods of force, endurance, flexibility and sensomotorik
    Planning, implementation, instruction and correction of exercise therapy in prevention and therapy for people all ages
    Wound healing and its importance for the load increase
    Performing exercises to improve all motor skills
    Correct operation of training equipment

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Module examination (Module exam)

    Teaching methods

    Presentation and active-learning method, Flipped classroom, Blended learning

    Language

    German

    Clinical internal medicine/surgery/gynecology VO
    3 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Clinical internal medicine/surgery/gynecology VO

    3 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Internal medicine/surgery: cardiovascular risk factors, acute and chronic cardio-vascular diseases, angiologic and lymphatic diseases, respiratory diseases, endocrine diseases - conservative/medical and surgical treatments; medical basics concerning burns
    Obstetrics: pregnancy, delivery and puerperal
    Gynaecology: selected gynaecological pathologies and surgical interventions, pelvic organ prolapse
    Urology/Proctology: female and male urethrovesical and anorectal dysfunctions
    Rheumatology: inflammatory rheumatic diseases, collagenoses/connective tissue diseases, osteoporosis

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Module exam

    Teaching methods

    Presentation

    Language

    German

    Physical therapy ILV
    3 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Physical therapy ILV

    Lector: Gerhard Eder, MSc MSc, Klemens Huemer, MSc, Mag. Karin Jäger, Georg Kainzbauer, MAS, a.o.Prof. Dr. Othmar Schuhfried, Lukas Walla, BSc MSc

    3 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Definition of terms, basics and principles of Physical Medicine and general rehabilitation with special reference to functional connections and the ICF. Application of scales, scores and tests in Physical Medicine
    Pain assessments as well as therapeutic principles for patients with pain in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with special consideration of the musculoskeletal system
    The physiotherapeutic process in the field of physical medicine
    Exo- and endogenous thermotherapy
    Muscle stimulating and pain modulating effects of constant currents, pulsed currents and modulated currents
    Basics of electro diagnosis and analytical procedure in the determination of the correct treatment parameters
    Ultrasound with application examples
    Implementation of the physiotherapeutic process using paper cases
    Application examples in the field of muscle stimulation, pain treatment, metabolism normalization and wound healing

    Assessment methods

    Final exam

    Teaching methods

    Presentation and activating method

    Language

    German

    Physiology 2 VO
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Physiology 2 VO

    Lector: Priv.-Doz. Dr. med. univ. Diethart Schmid, Dr.med.univ. Karin Vonbank

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Heart and circulation
    Respiration
    Performance physiology
    Uro-genital-tract, kidney, salt and water metabolism, acid-base metabolism
    Gastro-intestinal-tract

    Assessment methods

    Final exam

    Teaching methods

    Presentation method

    Language

    German

    Sensory motor development ILV
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Sensory motor development ILV

    Lector: Estela Filiz Ersek, MSc, Dipl.Med.Päd.in Franziska Höhne, Katarina Sadovnik, Eva Zwerina, MSc

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    basic concepts of motor function and development
    Boundary stone concept
    Describing quality of motion of hand and body motor function
    Basic information and selected examples of infant reactions
    Objectives and course of motor development from birth until standing and walking ability (12/18 month)
    Structure of trimester and motor developmental goals until standing and walking ability
    Examples how to transfer principles of motor development to the whole lifespan
    Lernergebnisse

    Assessment methods

    Final exam

    Teaching methods

    Presentation and active-learning methods: Blended Learning (Flipped Classroom), Creating and analysing a video

    Language

    German

    Clinical examination of joints and muscles ILV
    2 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Clinical examination of joints and muscles ILV

    Lector: Andrea Buresch-Kirner, MSc, Susanne Burian, Carina Preinfalk, Miriam Siebenrock, BSc MSc, Monika Zajicek, MA MSc

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Active and passive testing of joint range of motion of the extremities and the spine
    Instrumented measurement of the joints making use of a goniometer and inclinometer
    Muscle function testing of the extremities and the core including the use of measurement devices
    Palpation of the subcutaneous connective tissues (on the back as an example)

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Clinical examination on the upper and lower extremities (joint range of motion, muscle function testing)

    Teaching methods

    Presentation and active-learning method e. g. practicing on the model

    Language

    German

    Therapeutic exercises + treatment techniques ILV
    2 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Therapeutic exercises + treatment techniques ILV

    Lector: Katharina Meller, Hanna Minihofer, Natascha Petersch, Lena Schön, BSc MScPH, Mag.a Claudia Schume, Michaela Strauss, MSc

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Basics of instruction and adapting to individual condition
    Selected exercises with and without ball aimed for functional training of core stability, stability and mobility of spine, extremity joints and leg axis
    Basics and principles of treatment techniques based on Functional Kinetics (lift-free/reduced lift mobilization, buttressing mobilization) in all movement planes, practical application in selected cases/examples
    Realization of physiotherapeutic process taking account of treatment techniques and therapeutic exercises by selected examples/cases including reflection
    Introduction in design and structure of therapeutic exercises with and without ball, cross-linking already acquired concepts of functional movement and exercises

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Practical examination on model

    Teaching methods

    Presentation and active-learning method, e.g. practicing on the model, role play

    Language

    German

    Preparation for clinical placement UE
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Preparation for clinical placement UE

    Lector: Andrea Buresch-Kirner, MSc, Mag.a Silke Gruber, MMSPhty, Eva Grundner, MSc, MMag.a Susanne Schwarz, Miriam Siebenrock, BSc MSc, Michaela Strauss, MSc, PT D.O. Miriam Subhieh

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    applying all stages of the physiotherapeutic process to a real patient with uncomplex clinical symptoms, reflecting the own therapeutic action

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Participation; prerequisite: active participation in term of "Hands on" an reflection

    Teaching methods

    active-learning methods, f.e. working with real patients, group work

    Language

    German

    Body awareness 2 ILV
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Body awareness 2 ILV

    Lector: Renate Holub, BSc, Elisabeth Kaulfuß, Stefan Perner, BA BSc MSc, Manuela Wieland, MSc

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Experience of body-awareness: alone and with several persons/different starting positions/different situations/in a resting and relaxing position and in movement/relation to the group and moving around the room
    Physical self-experience in the context of the individual social and objective environment
    Experience of different categories of perception
    Differentiation of different sensations, feelings, moods and atmosphere

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Participation, prerequirements: minutes and reflection reports on practical work assignments

    Teaching methods

    Presentation and activating explorative methods: students learn, experience and reflect (spoken and written) on the methodically/didactically physiotherapeutically designed exercise units

    Language

    German

    Taping ILV
    0.5 SWS
    0.5 ECTS

    Taping ILV

    0.5 SWS   0.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Principles of applying adhesive bandages and kinesiotapes (elastic adhesive bandages)
    Effects of adhesive bandages (tapes) and elastic kinesiologic elastic bandages (Kinesiotapes)
    Basics of applying techniques, basics of indications and contraindications
    Material science, handling with tapes, self-experiance with wearing and taking of adhesive bandages

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Final examination across courses (Orthopedics/traumatology 2, Manual therapy 1)

    Teaching methods

    Presentation and active-learning method, practicing on the model, video or picture analysis

    Language

    German

    Gynecology/obstetrics/urology 1 ILV
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Gynecology/obstetrics/urology 1 ILV

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Peculiarities of the physiotherapeutic process in the obstetrics and puerperal phase, as well as in selected pathologies in the field of gynaecology, urology and proctology
    Specific assessments and test procedures
    Perceptional training of the pelvical and abdominal area (zone)
    Exercises for the pelvic floor: selective, active, reactive , as well the trunk system
    Instruction for self-inspection/self-palpation
    Strategy, implemetation, reflection/evaluation and modification of physiotherapeutic group therapy in selected problems in the field of gynaecology/obstetrics /urology
    Present body of evidence

    Assessment methods

    Final exam

    Teaching methods

    Presentation and active-learning method, e.g.: group puzzle, role play, market place, own experience, practicing on the model

    Language

    German

    Internal medicine + surgery 1 ILV
    2.5 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Internal medicine + surgery 1 ILV

    2.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Pecularities of the physiotherapeutic process in selected cardiovascular, respiratory, angiological and endocrine diseases treated both conservative/medical and surgical (including graft surgery and burns)
    Current evidence

    Assessment methods

    Final exam

    Teaching methods

    Presentation and active-learning method, problem-based learning, role play

    Language

    German

    Literature Seminar SE
    1.5 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Literature Seminar SE

    1.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Overview of quantitative and qualitative research methods
    Introduction to international well-known databases (e.g. PubMed, PeDro)
    Construction of clinical and research questions
    Critical Appraisal of research literature
    Discussion of research literature in the context of clinical practice

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Immanent Examination, e.g. documentation of a systematic literature search based on clinical questions, answering clinical questions based on a systematic literature search, Bottom Line questions

    Teaching methods

    Presentation and activating method, active-learning method, active-explorative method, group puzzle, mindmaps, quizzes

    Language

    English

    Lymphological physiotherapeutic treatment ILV
    2 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Lymphological physiotherapeutic treatment ILV

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Common basics of Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) including diagnostic assessments in the physiotherapeutic process
    Instruction and self-management for patients
    Treatment of selected areas of lymph nodes using CDT
    Physiotherapy of lymphedema including other techniques of Physiotherapy

    Assessment methods

    Final exam

    Teaching methods

    Presentation and active-learning method, practicing on the model

    Language

    German

    Manual therapy 1 ILV
    3 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Manual therapy 1 ILV

    3 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Basics of osteokinematics and arthokinematics, relevant positions of the joint (like loose-packed position, closed-packed position), examination of the quality and the quantity (range of motion) of joint movements, indications and contraindications, effects of joint mobilization and soft tissue techniques
    Selected manual examination and treatment techniques on joints of the upper limb, the lower limb, the lumbar spine and the sacroiliac joint, as well as selected soft tissue techniques
    Selected methods to examine the neural system incl. neurodynamic tests
    Integration of manual therapy in the physiotherapeutic process, discussing relevant paper cases

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Final examination across courses (Orthopedics/traumatology 1, Taping)

    Teaching methods

    Presenting and activating methods e.g. group puzzle

    Language

    German

    Neurological rehabilitation 1 ILV
    4.5 SWS
    4.5 ECTS

    Neurological rehabilitation 1 ILV

    4.5 SWS   4.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Basics of brain function, hemmorhagic and ischemic stroke in the central nervous system
    Medical examination, diagnostics, assessments and treatment with focus on regulation of muscle tone
    Pathophysiology and treatment of the upper motor neuron syndrom in general, stroke and various dysfunctions of higher brain performances
    Basics of physiotherapeutic examination, assessments and specific treatments of these syndroms, including facial palsy
    Neurodevelopmental treatment of the upper motor neuron syndrom shown in the example of stroke
    Current evidence

    Assessment methods

    Final exam

    Teaching methods

    Presentating and activating methods, group puzzle, learning and practicing on a model, video-analysis and/or demonstration of treatment on real patients

    Language

    German

    Neurophysiological concepts ILV
    3 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Neurophysiological concepts ILV

    3 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Current neurophysiological concepts
    Principles of PNF
    PNF pattern and techniques
    functional movements, gait training
    patient case studies

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    written and practical examination of PNF basics, pattern and techniques

    Teaching methods

    Presentation and aktivating method, practicing and learning on the model

    Language

    German

    Orthopedics/traumatology incl. medical imaging VO
    2 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Orthopedics/traumatology incl. medical imaging VO

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Pathophysiological mechanisms and clinical cases
    Different standardised tests for finding the diagnoses and adequat procedures
    Medical treatmentoptions in the context of biopsychosocial factors and their consequences for physiotherapy intervention

    Assessment methods

    Final exam

    Teaching methods

    presentation and activating method

    Language

    German

    Orthopedics/traumatology + Rheumatology 1 ILV
    3.5 SWS
    3.5 ECTS

    Orthopedics/traumatology + Rheumatology 1 ILV

    3.5 SWS   3.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Adaption of the physiotherapeutic process to clinical signs and symptoms of patients with orthopedic, traumatological and rheumatological diagnoses
    Evidence based assessments und treatment options
    Importance of wound healing concerning physical examination and treatment

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Final examination across courses (Manual Therapy 1, Taping)

    Teaching methods

    Presentation and activating method, active-learning method

    Language

    German

    Pediatrics 1 ILV
    1.5 SWS
    1.5 ECTS

    Pediatrics 1 ILV

    1.5 SWS   1.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Basics of neonatology, selected pathologies in neonatology and developmental neuroscience
    “Grenzsteinkonzept” of childlike development after “Michaelis” from birth to the age of 6
    Physiotherapeutic process at selected neonatological and developemental neurological pathologies
    Interprofessional cooperation
    Current evidence
    Assessments regarding childlike development until the age of 6

    Assessment methods

    Final exam

    Teaching methods

    Presentation and activating method, simulation on models, case studies, learning on the model, role play

    Language

    German

    Respiratory physiotherapy ILV
    2 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Respiratory physiotherapy ILV

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Impairments of body structures and body functions, activity limitations and participation restriction associated with selected impairments of the respiratory system
    Special considerations in the conductance of the physiotherapeutic process in impairments of the respiratory system
    Theoretical basis and practical application of selected specific assessment measures (inspection und palpation, auscultation, evaluation of cough efficacy, evaluation of inspiratory muscle strength, evaluation of work capacity)
    Theoretical basis and practical application of selected specific treatment measures (management of medical emergencies, patient education in the use of inhalers, improvement of ventilation, mobilization of bronchial secretions, treatments to improve thoracic mobility and stability in terms of respiratory deficiencies)
    Discussion of case studies

    Assessment methods

    Final exam

    Teaching methods

    Presentation and active-learning methods, e.g. group puzzle, role play, e-training, practicing on the model

    Language

    German

    Scientific work + statistics ILV
    1.5 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Scientific work + statistics ILV

    1.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Basics of scientific work, citation rules, stages of the research process, from formulating a research question to collecting and analyzing data, introduction to qualitative and quantitative research

    Assessment methods

    Final exam

    Teaching methods

    presentation and active-learning method, active-explorative method, case studies, group work, exercises, discussions

    Language

    German

    Geriatrics + gerontological psychiatry ILV
    2 SWS
    2.5 ECTS

    Geriatrics + gerontological psychiatry ILV

    2 SWS   2.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Dealing with the changes in old age
    Geriatric assessments
    Prevention and rehabilitative measures on existing multimorbidity at geriatric patients
    Geriatric specifics from a multiprofessional perspective
    Dementia forms and stages, disorientation, validation
    Specific assistive devices
    Communication strategies for communication with old and disoriented people
    Special aspects of group therapy in geriatrics
    The role of physiotherapists in the interdisciplinary team

    Assessment methods

    Final exam

    Teaching methods

    Presentation, active-learning and active-explorative method), problem based learning in context to multimorbidity, optional interprofessional co-working

    Language

    German

    Internal medicine + surgery + gynecology 2 ILV
    2 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Internal medicine + surgery + gynecology 2 ILV

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Planning, implementation, reflection, evaluation and modificationof group therapeutic intervention on selected internal diseases and pelvic floor dysfunctions
    Setting up, planning and performing exercise and training programs in selected internal diseases and risk factors
    Introduction in spirometric measurements

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment

    Teaching methods

    Presentation and activating methods (e.g. peer teaching)

    Language

    German

    Intensive Care ILV
    1.5 SWS
    1.5 ECTS

    Intensive Care ILV

    1.5 SWS   1.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Basics of intensive care medicine
    Theory and practice of monitoring
    Theory and practice of mechanical ventilation
    Interpretation of laboratory findings, escpecially parameters of inflammation and acid-base-balance
    Basics of pharmacotherapy
    Organ replacement therapy
    Selected diseases of intensive care medicine
    Reanimation guidelines
    Importance of intra- and interdisciplinary teamwork
    Selected assessment measures (e.g. RASS-Score, CAM-ICU Delir-Assessment, MRC-Scale for Muscle Examination)
    Communication and interaction with intensive care patients
    Handling of intensive care patients and their surrounding
    Preventive and therapeutic measures for cardiorespiratory and musculoskeletal impairments
    Measures to support the weaning from mechanical ventilation

    Assessment methods

    Final exam

    Teaching methods

    presentation and active-learning methods, e.g. role play, practicing on the model

    Language

    German

    Manual therapy 2 ILV
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Manual therapy 2 ILV

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Basics of osteokinematics and arthokinematics of the spine (spinal segment, coupled and combined movements of the spine, indications and contraindications)
    Selected manual examination and treatment techniques on the thoracic and cervical spine Additional methods to examine the neural system incl. neurodynamic tests
    Discussion of relevant paper cases

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Final examination across courses (Orthopedics/traumatology 3

    Teaching methods

    Presenting and activating methods e.g. group puzzle

    Language

    German

    Neurological rehabilitation 2 ILV
    4 SWS
    4 ECTS

    Neurological rehabilitation 2 ILV

    4 SWS   4 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Pathophysiology of frequently occurring diagnoses in neurological field (like Traumatic Brain Injury, Syndroms of Decerebration, Multiple Scleroses, Parkinson Disease, Guillain-Barrée-Syndrom/ Polyneuropathy, Spinal Cord Injuries, Lesion of the Peripheral Nervous System)
    Medical and physiotherapeutic examination, diagnostics/ assessments and specific treatment of selected neurologic diseases and symptoms depending on the state of illness or rehabilitation and considering the impact of common complications in Physiotherapy
    Current concepts and theories of motor relearning and state of the art treatment of people with different types of paresis
    Appropriate strategies to compensate insufficient motor function and criteria of individual adaptation of therapeutic appliances

    Assessment methods

    Final exam

    Teaching methods

    Presentation, active-learning and active-explorative methods like case studies, role play, learning and practicing on the model

    Language

    German

    Oncology + palliative and hospice care SE
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Oncology + palliative and hospice care SE

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Special use of the physiotherapeutic process for the most common diseases/symptoms in oncology and palliative care; specific interventions regarding symptoms (e.g. pain/tumor pain, respiratory symptoms, obstipation, lymphedema, contracture, scars, athrophies, paraesthesia and signs of paralysis)
    Medical interventions diagnostics, therapy (conservative, invasive)
    Psychological and social aspects in the relationship between patients/clients/physiotherapists, family and social environment (dying phases - and mourning stages, end-of life care)

    Assessment methods

    Final exam

    Teaching methods

    Presentation and activating method, small group work, discussion of videos

    Language

    German

    Orthopedics/traumatology + Rheumatology 2 ILV
    2 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Orthopedics/traumatology + Rheumatology 2 ILV

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Adapting the physiotherapeutic process to clinical signs and symptoms of patients with orthopedic, traumatological and rheumatological diagnoses with the main emphasis on spinal pathologies and pain conditions
    Implementing evidence based assessments and treatment options
    Elaborate session plans for exercise groups for patients with musculosceletal pain conditions

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Final examination across course (Manual Therapy 2), including teaching performance

    Teaching methods

    Presentation and activating method, active-learning method, planning and maintaining active exercise therapy in groups, reflection, role play, case study

    Language

    German

    Pediatrics 2 ILV
    3 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Pediatrics 2 ILV

    3 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Selected pathologies of developmental neurology, neuro-pädiatrics, pediatrics in orthopedics, pulmonology, rheumatology, psychosomatics, oncology and internal medicine
    Physiotherapeutic process at selected neonatological and developemental neurological pathologies
    Current evidence
    Assessments regarding childlike development

    Assessment methods

    Final exam

    Teaching methods

    Presentation and active-learning method, simulation on models, case studies, learning on the model, role play

    Language

    German

    Clinical placement 1 PL
    0 SWS
    9 ECTS

    Clinical placement 1 PL

    0 SWS   9 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    In this internship the gradual introduction to the implementation of the physiotherapeutic process takes place under the continuous guidance and supervision of clinical educators.

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment

    Teaching methods

    Clinical placement

    Language

    German

    Professional communication and interaction 1 ILV
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Professional communication and interaction 1 ILV

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Characteristics of different ways of communication (f.e. communication to transfer knowledge to a unique audience / vs. consultancy / vs. communication during treatment / vs. medical history dialogue) and transfer of structured information
    Importance of non-verbal communication
    Professional conversation within the physiotherapeutic process including conversation techniques to handle emotions, also to be able to communicate to several persons (f.e. patients/ caregiving relatives/colleagues) and to conduct a medical interview in the intercultural context in an appropriate way
    Forms of listening, questioning techniques, providing feedback (feedback rules, exemplary feedback methods)
    Communication models and theories and there underlying idea of man

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Participation; prerequisite: handling work assignments

    Teaching methods

    Presentation and active-learning and active-explorative methods f.e. group puzzle, video analysis

    Language

    German

    Psychiatry + psychosomatics ILV
    2 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Psychiatry + psychosomatics ILV

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Selected psychiatric and psychosomatic disorders, their epidemiology, etiology, psychopathology, typical symptoms, forms, prognosis, medical diagnosis and therapy (schizophrenia; affective disorders; neurotic, stress-related and somatoform disorders; eating disorders; personality disorders; dementia; disorders due to psychoactive substance use)
    The physiotherapeutic process in psychiatry and psychosomatics (mental health)
    Theoretical and practical introduction to relevant treatment approaches
    Individual and group physiotherapy in mental health. Principles, therapeutic factors, indications, contraindications
    Therapeutic attitude, role and relationship
    Physiotherapeutic examination, specific assessments, treatment goals, self-experience and application of basic techniques in mental health physiotherapy
    The body of evidence in mental health physiotherapy

    Assessment methods

    Final exam

    Teaching methods

    Presentation and activating methods, discussions, group work, case studies, practical experiences

    Language

    German

    Scientific writing workshop UE
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Scientific writing workshop UE

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Framing/drafting a clinically relevant question
    Conduct and documentation of the literature search
    Qualitative assessment of scientific studies
    Analysis of a scientific text related to the clinical question
    Writing a comprehensible and coherent text that meets the requirements of a scientific paper

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Active participation; handling work assignments

    Teaching methods

    Active-learning and active-explorative methods: structured edit of a self-selected problem

    Language

    German

    Bachelor thesis seminar 1 SE
    1 SWS
    7 ECTS

    Bachelor thesis seminar 1 SE

    1 SWS   7 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Formulating a research question
    Planning the appropriate methodical process to answer the research question
    Participation in scientific discussions
    Collecting data (if applicable, within the framework of a study exercise with a sample of students of FHCW and/or a pilot study as basis for planning further studies und projects)
    Writing the bachelor thesis (introduction, methods, results)
    Reflection on the research process

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Active participation; prerequisite: handling activities in the scientific research process

    Teaching methods

    active-learning and active-explorative methods, e.g. discussion, mind mapping, blended learning
    learning/practicing using models

    Language

    German

    Management and law VO
    2 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Management and law VO

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Legal basis of physiotherapy
    Organizational structure of the Austrian health care system
    Institutions of the Austrian health service and their players
    Basics of a business organization as a private practitioner incl. financing and investment calculations
    Basics of micro- and macroeconomics with a focus on health economics
    Characteristics of the health market
    Basic concepts of quality assurance and development as well as quality management
    Dimensions of structural, process and outcome quality in the context of physiotherapy
    Standards and recommendations of the national professional association and international organizations related to physiotherapy
    Use of selected quality assurance instruments in physiotherapeutic practice

    Assessment methods

    Final exam

    Teaching methods

    Presentation

    Language

    German

    Ethics + society ILV
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Ethics + society ILV

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Ethical principles, ethical models, relevant ethical aspects for professional work, ethical conflicts, ethic commission, demographic situation and demographic development in Austria, consequences of social inequality, contemplation of a person´s personality and the importance of organizational, external and internal dimensions of diversity in the context of professional physiotherapeutic acting

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Participation; prerequisite: handling work assignments and case studies

    Teaching methods

    Presentation and activating method, e-learning

    Language

    German

    Professional supervision 1 SE
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Professional supervision 1 SE

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Assignment of the ICF-levels and investigative measures
    Deepening and application of subject specific and interdisciplinary physiotherapeutic process with the focus on the problem identification phase

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    continuous assessment; participation: active cooperation within the whole process; reflection of specific experiences within the internship

    Teaching methods

    Active-learning method, practice under supervision, reflection

    Language

    German

    Professional supervision 2 SE
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Professional supervision 2 SE

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Deepening and application of subject specific and interdisciplinary physiotherapeutic process with the focus on the planning and implementation phase

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    continuous assessment; participation: active cooperation within the whole process; reflection of specific experiences within the internship

    Teaching methods

    Active-learning method, practice under supervision, reflection

    Language

    German

    Clinical examination 1 SE
    0.5 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Clinical examination 1 SE

    0.5 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    implementation and reflection of the physiotherapeutic process in clinical fields of completed internships of 5th term

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    immanent examination, practical

    Teaching methods

    active-learning methods, implementation of the physiotherapeutic process in real professional field of completed internship of 5th term, contemplation/reflection

    Language

    German

    Clinical placement 2 PL
    0 SWS
    14 ECTS

    Clinical placement 2 PL

    0 SWS   14 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    In this internship the gradual introduction to the implementation of the physiotherapeutic process takes place under the continuous guidance and supervision of clinical educators.

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment

    Teaching methods

    Clinical placement

    Language

    German

    Professional communication and interaction 2 ILV
    2.5 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Professional communication and interaction 2 ILV

    2.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Causes and effects of stress, behaviour in stressful situation, methods to empower resilience
    Careful use with the own therapeutical attitude and self-care
    Make onerous work situations a subject of discussion, f.e. handling statements of patients with neuropsycholigical disorder, altered consciousness, affective disorder, impulse regulation disorder
    Morbid gain, disease management (models and strategies, etc.), different options in dealing with diseases (trivialise or catastrophizing) and opportunities for action in physiotherapeutic context
    Improving autonomy, independence and compliance of patients, f.e. self-efficacy concept as incentive for physiotherapy
    Motivational Interviewing
    Structure and progress of conflicts and crises in therapeutic everyday life, strategies to prevent, resolve and de-escalate conflicts
    Possibilities of pedagogical guideance to point out human diversity (f.e. different cultural background, posttraumatic stress, depression, dementia, suicidality)

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Participation; prerequisite: handling work assignments

    Teaching methods

    Presentation and active-learning and active-explorative methods f.e. group puzzle, video analysis

    Language

    German

    Bachelor thesis seminar 2 SE
    0.5 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Bachelor thesis seminar 2 SE

    0.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Description, interpretation and discussion of the results
    Deriving the conclusion and future research approaches
    Completion of the bachelor thesis

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Assessment of the bachelor thesis

    Teaching methods

    Active-explorative method; e-learning

    Language

    German

    Final examination UE
    0 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Final examination UE

    0 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    presentation and dicussion of bachelor thesis
    professional discourse

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    presentation and oral examination (Bachelor exam)

    Teaching methods

    autonomous preparation for examination

    Language

    German

    Reference Sciences SE
    2 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Reference Sciences SE

    2 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Depending on selected course

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Participation

    Teaching methods

    active-learning and active-explorative methods

    Language

    German

    Clinical examination 2 SE
    0.5 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Clinical examination 2 SE

    0.5 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    implementation and reflection of the physiotherapeutic process in clinical fields of completed internships of 6th term

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    immanent examination, practical

    Teaching methods

    active-learning methods, implementation of the physiotherapeutic process in real professional field of completed internship of 6th term, contemplation/reflection

    Language

    German

    Professional development 2 SE
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Professional development 2 SE

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Self-reflexion and other tools to strengthen personality and professional development in different settings (“SMART” Goal-setting, goal attainment scale, self-assessment and peer-feedback, peer-reflexion,..)
    Presenting professional and personal competences through an e-portfolio
    Reflexion talks
    Supporting the admission procedure

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Participtation; prerequisite (to do/ to work on an) e-Portfolio

    Teaching methods

    Presentation and activating methods, learning on the model, working on a portfolio (MAHARA), peer-feedback

    Language

    German

    Practical add ons SE
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Practical add ons SE

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Depending on selected course

    Assessment methods

    Final exam

    Teaching methods

    Depending on selected course
    presentation and activating method, active learning method, active-explorative method

    Language

    German

    Clinical placement 3 PL
    0 SWS
    19 ECTS

    Clinical placement 3 PL

    0 SWS   19 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Internship 3 focuses on the interdisciplinary application of the physiotherapeutic process in an increasingly independent and self-responsible way under the supervision of clinical educators.

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment

    Teaching methods

    Clinical placement

    Language

    German

    Reflexology and meridian therapy ILV
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Reflexology and meridian therapy ILV

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Ad RZF: Basic information on reflexology; historical development of reflextherapy on the foot; topography of zones; effects, goals, indications and contraindications; diagnostic and treatment shown in specific problemformulation
    Ad BGM: Basic information on reflexology; historical development of connective tissue massage; topography of zones; effects, goals, indications and contraindications; diagnostic and treatment shown in specific problemformulation
    Ad TCM: Introduction into the philosophy of the TCM, meridians and their run, localisation of some selected points of acupuncture, introduction into tuinatherapy with practical exercises, practical execution adapted to the shoulder-girdle

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    practical

    Teaching methods

    Presentation and activing methods

    Language

    German

    Times
    Mon. to Fri.

    In order to enable all students to gain the necessary practical experience and thus to complete their studies within the regular period of study, there may be practical learning phases during the summer months if required. Four vacation weeks in July or August are planned in any case. 

    Electives
    Electives can only take place when enough students register for them. An admission procedure may take place if the number of interested students exceed the course limit.

    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.

    Only with this degree program is it possible to practice the profession of physiotherapist. The degree program is based on the occupational licensing regulations (MTD and FH-MTD-law). As a physiotherapist, you will work with people of all age groups in health care facilities in the fields of health education, prevention, therapy, rehabilitation, palliative and hospice facilities. Physiotherapists analyze and interpret sensormotoric function and developmental disorders and influence them with specialized techniques. You will develop treatment plans together with patients/clients, choose therapeutic measures and techniques, and carry them out. Physiotherapy measures and techniques include all types of movement therapy, perception training, manual therapy, respiratory therapy, therapeutic massage, reflexology therapies, lymphological physiotherapy, electro-, thermo-, photo-, hydro-and balneotherapy measures, performance and electro-diagnostic examination procedures. In the context of prevention, you are primarily active in health education and counseling. The degree program provides a strong foundation together with practical work experience and continuing training to take on management positions or research activities

    As a physiotherapist, you will work in prevention, therapy and rehabilitation in every clinical field such as prevention, palliation, health counseling and education. You will work as a staff member or self-employed, alone or in interdisciplinary teams together with doctors and experts from other specialist disciplines in the following areas:

    • Hospitals, day clinics

    • Retirement and nursing homes

    • Rehabilitation centers and convalescent homes

    • Educational and social institutions

      • Sports and leisure facilities

      • Health promotion and prevention facilities

      • Research

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        We work closely with the Vienna Healthcare Group, universities like the Medical University of Vienna, the Austrian Physio Association and other health care facilities. This guarantees you strong contacts for internships, employment or participation in research and development activities. You will complete the extensive internships at, among others, the hospitals of the Vienna Healthcare Group. You can find information about our cooperation activities and much more at Campusnetzwerk. It's well worth visiting the site as it may direct you to a new job or interesting event held by our cooperation partners!


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