Biomedical Science

Bachelor, full-time

Overview

Biomedical science examines medical samples, interprets laboratory measurements and establishes a connection between laboratory diagnostic results and clinical pictures. Biomedical scientists have a variety of methods and innovative technologies at their disposal to measure different values and functions such as blood parameters or lung function. You apply them in complex laboratory analysis processes and evaluate them. In addition to intensive laboratory work you also interact with patients, for example when taking samples or performing clinical diagnostics. The practically oriented degree program combines technological know-how with quality and process management. You will be educated in the core disciplines of histology, hematology, microbiology and clinical chemistry.

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Angelika Eidkum
Claudia Fichtinger
Michaela Fucik
Karen Sally Weindorfer
Favoritenstraße 226, D.1.18
1100 Vienna
T: +43 1 606 68 77-4100
F: +43 1 606 68 77-4109
bioanalytik@fh-campuswien.ac.at

Office hours during the semester
Mon. to. Fri, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
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Duration of course
6 Semester
Final degree
Bachelor of Science in Health Studies (BSc)
incl. professional qualifications
90Study places
180ECTS
Organisational form
full-time

Application period for academic year 2018/19

7th January to 8th April 2018

tuition fee / semester:

€ 363,36*

+ ÖH premium + contribution**

 

* Tuition fees for students from third countries € 727 per semester

 

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

What you can offer

The most important criteria is that you are interested in science and medicine. You are open to innovative technologies and automation, in other words you enjoy using high-tech equipment and developing an understanding of how they work. You can imagine working in a laboratory where you can apply your manual dexterity. You want to interact with patients directly. You approach problems in a structured, analytical and organized manner. This programme is held in German.

What we offer you

FH Campus Wien is now the largest university of applied sciences for health in Austria and the largest training provider for biomedical science. 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 Hospital Association (KAV). We also work closely with the professional association biomed austria, who is our cooperation partner for the master's degree program in Biomedical Science. Professional events, such as the Annual Meeting of Biomedical Scientists, are regularly held at our campus. At our attractive main campus you will benefit from our modern infrastructure, which also includes an S2 laboratory (the second highest security level). 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 and technology. Practical relevance is also guaranteed at our Campus Lecture evenings, which are open to all and feature contributions from prominent experts.

What makes this degree program special

  • Core disciplines: hematology, histology, microbiology, clinical chemistry, immunology and molecular biology
  • Cross-industry expertise for modern quality and process management
  • Courses in well-equipped laboratory and extensive work experience

The degree program is practically oriented and combines comprehensive medical-technical and communicative expertise with the requirements for modern quality and process management. In a guaranteed, state-of-the-art laboratory space as well as through extensive internships, you will learn the core disciplines of hematology, histology, microbiology, clinical chemistry, immunology and molecular biology. Hematology focuses on the detailed examination of blood and bone marrow.

In histology you will learn about tissue and cytology cells. In microbiology, you learn for example how throat cultures are examined for bacteria, fungi or viruses. In clinical chemistry you will primarily experiment with serum and other bodily fluids that you will analyze for metabolites, enzymes, vitamins or tumor markers. In immunology you will for example search for defects in the immune system and test for allergies or other intolerances.


What you will learn in the degree program

  • You will acquire the necessary fundamental medical and technological knowledge for the complex laboratory analysis processes. Skills in process and quality management, health economics and the general legal regulations will round out your training.
  • You will acquire your practical experience in laboratories and functional areas of the health service and the Medical University of Vienna and the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna. There you will benefit from the opportunity to apply your theoretical knowledge in practical analysis methods and clinical diagnostics.
  • You will choose a specialization and deepen your practical knowledge of biomedical science.
  • You will acquire practical experience through guided internships, which make up one third of your education. In the internships you will learn to plan and conduct all the phases of a scientific laboratory project according to content and formal criteria.

Curriculum

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Anatomy VO

Anatomy VO

Lector: Dr. Lukas Reissig

2 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

Basic terminology, definitions of orientation and position, general definitions, overview of the structure and morphology of the tissue types, anatomical structure of the cardiovascular system, pulmonary system, digestive system, urogenital system, nervous system, skin and sensory organs, endocrine organs, overview of the musculosceletal system and cranium. Systems and organs are discussed with a focus on and taking the example of systems and organs which are of great relevance for important analysis parameters, similar systems are developed during self-study.

Assessment methods

Final examination

Teaching methods

lecture and self-study

Language

German

2 3
Occupational Health and Safety VO

Occupational Health and Safety VO

Lector: Christine Prevedel

0.5 SWS
1 ECTS
0.5 1
Professional Profile SE

Professional Profile SE

Lector: Mag.a Susanne Bauer-Rupprecht, Mag. Elfriede Hufnagl, FH-Prof.in Mag.a Christine Schnabl, MSc, MMag.a Susanne Schwarz

1 SWS
1 ECTS
1 1
Chemistry VO

Chemistry VO

Lector: Univ. Doz. Dr. Rudolf Werner Soukup

2 SWS
2.5 ECTS

Language

German

2 2.5
Introduction to Biomedicine VO

Introduction to Biomedicine VO

Lector: Bernhard Dürschmied, MSc, Sabine Enzinger, MBA, Gerfried Mitterer, MSc

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Medical terminology. Knowledge of important vocabulary and word components of medical terminology, explanations and definitions. Compilation of a glossary.
Brief and succinct overview of the cell, overview of metabolic functions. Characteristics of cells, structure and function of cells organelles.
Introduction to molecular biology of nucleic acid.
Application principles of immunological, molecular and cell-biological methods for answering complex biomedical questions.
The lecture is a bridge to previous knowledge of previous trainings.

Assessment methods

final written examination

Teaching methods

Well structured media supported lecture, worksheets, reading and discussing specialist literature, activating group work

Language

German

1 2
Hygiene VO

Hygiene VO

Lector: Univ.Prof.Dr. Dipl.Ing. Mohammad Manafi

1 SWS
1.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Infectious diseases:
-Basics of infectious disease studies
-The immune system
-Imunisatations / vaccination plan, reactions / defence mechanisms
-Methods of pathogen detection
-Notifiable diseases
-Signs of infection
Microbiology und Parasitology:
-Bacteria
-Viruses
-Prions
-Fungi
-Parasites/multicelluar 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

Written exam at the end of lecture course

Teaching methods

Mostly presentation methodsShort movies

Language

German

1 1.5
Haematological Laboratory Diagnostics ILV

Haematological Laboratory Diagnostics ILV

Lector: Susanne Bauer-Mitlinger, Mag.a Christine Rieß, Martina Stöckl, Michaela Zahradnik, MSc

3 SWS
3.5 ECTS

Language

German

3 3.5
Clinical Chemical Laboratory Diagnostics ILV

Clinical Chemical Laboratory Diagnostics ILV

Lector: Mag.a Susanne Bauer-Rupprecht, Dejan Milosavljevic, MSc, Jasmin Tancos, MSc, FH-Prof. DI (FH) Helge Wimmer

2.5 SWS
3.5 ECTS

Language

German

2.5 3.5
Communication SE

Communication SE

Lector: Dipl. Sozialpädagogin (FH) Andrea Kadlik, DSP, MSc, Mag. Harald Pesendorfer, Mag. Laura Soroldoni

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Basics of communication and conversation skills, how to run motivated conversations, communication models, communication analysis and selected theoretical aspects of communication, conflict management (course of conflict, strategies and solutions). Self-perception, perception of others, feedback, different phases of group building, practical exercises to translate theoretical contents and reflections in the practical field

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment

Teaching methods

ILV - lecture integrating theoretical and practical applicationstheoretical inputs, exercises, questionnaires, exchange of experiences, role playing, analysis by terms of feedback

Language

German

1 1
Laboratory Basics ILV

Laboratory Basics ILV

Lector: Susanne Bauer-Mitlinger, Mag.a Susanne Bauer-Rupprecht, Bernhard Dürschmied, MSc, Elis Godaj, MSc, Reinhard Meixner, BSc, MA, Dejan Milosavljevic, MSc, Kerstin Plessl, PhD, Christine Prevedel, Mag.a Christine Rieß, Jasmin Tancos, MSc, FH-Prof. DI (FH) Hel

1.5 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1.5 2
Mathematics 1: Stoichiometry UE

Mathematics 1: Stoichiometry UE

Lector: Mag. Dr. Reinhold Hofbauer, Univ.Ass.Prof., Ao. Univ. Prof. Dr. Martin Knöfler, Assoc. Prof. Priv.-Doz. Mag. Dr. Mario Mikula, MAS, Ao. Univ. Prof. Mag. Dr. Wolfgang Mikulits, Ao. Univ. Prof. Mag. Dr. Ernst Müllner, Dr. Ulrich Salzer, Ass. Prof. Dr., Maik

1 SWS
1.5 ECTS

Language

German

1 1.5
Microscopy ILV

Microscopy ILV

Lector: Elis Godaj, MSc, Reinhard Meixner, BSc, MA, Christine Prevedel, Christoph Schön

2 SWS
2.5 ECTS

Language

German

2 2.5
Physiology VO

Physiology VO

Lector: Mag. Ursula Föger-Samwald, Phd.

2 SWS
3.5 ECTS

Language

German

2 3.5
Cell Biology VO

Cell Biology VO

Lector: Univ. Prof. Dr. Johannes Stöckl

1 SWS
1.5 ECTS

Language

German

1 1.5

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Case Studies 1 UE 0.5 1
Histology VO 2 3
Histological Laboratory Diagnostics 1 ILV 2 2.5
Histological Morphology ILV 1.5 2.5
Haematology VO 2 3
Haematological Morphology ILV 1.5 2
Haemostaseology VO 0.5 1.5
Haemostaseological Laboratory Diagnostics ILV 1.5 1.5
Instrumental Analytics VO 1 1.5
Clinical Chemical Laboratory Diagnostics 2 ILV 3 3.5
Clinical Chemistry VO 1.5 2
Mathematics 2: Analytical Calculation UE 1 1.5
Medical English UE 1 1
Pathology VO 2 3.5

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Clinical Work Experience 1 PR

Clinical Work Experience 1 PR

0 SWS
6 ECTS

Lecture contents

Laboratory Methods in the professional field
(Clinical Chemistry, Haematology, Haemostaseology)

Assessment methods

Continous assessment

Teaching methods

Practical placement

0 6
Biochemistry and Pathological Biochemistry VO

Biochemistry and Pathological Biochemistry VO

Lector: Ao. Univ. Prof. Mag. Dr. Ernst Müllner

2 SWS
2.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

to follow soon

Assessment methods

written exam, mode to be announced during the semester

Teaching methods

Presentation with educational films

2 2.5
Case Studies 2 SE

Case Studies 2 SE

Lector: Susanne Bauer-Mitlinger, Bernhard Dürschmied, MSc, Sabine Enzinger, MBA, Silke Jäger, MSc, Gerfried Mitterer, MSc, Margarete Tschandl, Bakk. phil. MA, Michaela Zahradnik, MSc

0.5 SWS
0.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Based on selected cases the following issues will be worked on:
Interconnected comprehension of organ-specific functions and deduction of related laboratory-analytical parameters based on case studies.
Cardiovascular system, gastrointestinal system, in particular carbohydrate and lipo-metabolism. Physiological and pathophysiological connections of the genesis of urine and other body fluids as well as the laboratory analytics of those (e.g.: blood, urine, liquor, sperms, perspiration, synovial fluids, puncture fluids, stool). Selected cases of the cardiovascular system (arteriosclerosis, thromboembolic diseases and haemorrhagic diatheses, respiration, etc) and of the neurovegetative regulations (gastrointestinal tract, etc.), inflammation, types of inflammation, viral and bacterial inflammation, examples of the science of tumors. Explain and present special body systems with its pathologies based on examples, interconnect with the corresponding laboratory parameters.

Assessment methods

Presentation of the results in working Group - continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Problem based learning

0.5 0.5
Histological Laboratory Diagnostics 2 ILV

Histological Laboratory Diagnostics 2 ILV

Lector: Karin Gstinig, Silke Jäger, MSc, Michaela Macho, Helga Schachner

3 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

Microtomy
Special staining techniques
- Special stainings
- Impregnation
- Histochemistry
- Immunhistochemistry
- In situ Hybridisation
Cryotomy and staining of frozen section
Microscopic assessment of histological sections for Quality control and organ diagnosis
Documentation and Interpretation of results
Quality assurance
Preparation technique for electron microscopy

Assessment methods

Continous assessment

Teaching methods

Structured, media-based lecturePrivate studyDemonstrationsPractical exercisesMicroscopic assessment of histological sectionsE-Learning

Language

German

3 3
Immunology VO

Immunology VO

Lector: DDr. Klaus Schmetterer

2 SWS
2.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Pre-analytics
Selected analytical techniques and methods in immunology
Basics of quality assurance
Documentation, validation and interpretation of laboratory findings

Assessment methods

Permanent assessment of performance an oral exam

Teaching methods

- structured, media supported lectures- demonstration- self study- reports- practical training in small groups- lab protocol

2 2.5
Immunological Laboratory Diagnostics ILV

Immunological Laboratory Diagnostics ILV

Lector: Gerfried Mitterer, MSc, Kerstin Plessl, PhD, Margarete Tschandl, Bakk. phil. MA

3 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

Pre-analytics
Selected analytical techniques and methods in immunology
Basics of quality assurance
Documentation, validation and interpretation of laboratory findings

Assessment methods

Permanent assessment of performance and oral exam

Teaching methods

- structured, media supported lectures- demonstration- self study- practical training in small groups- lab protocol

Language

German

3 3
Clinical Applications of Immunology VO

Clinical Applications of Immunology VO

Lector: DDr. Klaus Schmetterer

0.5 SWS
0.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Transplant Immunology, Autoimmunity, Immunosuppression, Immunization

Assessment methods

Written exam, multiple choice with 15 questions, one answer per question is correct

Teaching methods

Lecture

0.5 0.5
Molecular Biology VO

Molecular Biology VO

Lector: Martina Auer, MSc, Gerfried Mitterer, MSc, Mag. Isabella Wimmer, PhD

0.5 SWS
0.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Topics Dr. Isabella Wimmer
RNA isolation from formalin-fixed (FFPE) tissue, quality control of isolated RNA, gene expression analysis using microarrays (FFPE tissue), laser microdissection of disease foci from FFPE tissue, applications in the research field of multiple sclerosis

Topics Martina Auer
Human Genetics / Tumor Genetics general, carcinogenesis; practice: high resolution single cell analysis (especially circulating tumor cells; isolation, amplification, quality inspection, high resolution analysis by array-CGH), plasma DNA analysis in cancer patients (isolation, quantification, Next- generation sequencing va Illumina platform), breast cancer

Topic Gerfried Mitterer
Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) - new, massive parallel sequencing-technologies are an important tool within biomedical sciences. This module shows the way from RNA-libraries to sequencing data-sets.

Assessment methods

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

German

0.5 0.5
Clinical and Occupational Psychology SE

Clinical and Occupational Psychology SE

Lector: Mag.a Susanne Ulm

0.5 SWS
0.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Course Goals
•Getting to know the basic tasks and methods of psychology
•Understanding symptoms and treatment approaches of mental disorders
•Theoretical concepts of personality education, recognizing one’s own personal factors, becoming acquainted with difficult personality styles and personality disorders
•Understanding the influence psychological factors have on health
•Learning theories; revision or change of one’s own learning strategies

Assessment methods

Participation, homework, placing in discussions

Teaching methods

Teaching and Learning MethodsStructured media-lecture, group discussion, group work, theoretical and practical instruction of relaxation exercises, self-study, video demonstrations, encouraging students’ own initiatives

0.5 0.5
Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology VO

Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology VO

Lector: Univ.Prof.Dr. Dipl.Ing. Mohammad Manafi

2.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

General microbiology: morphology anatoy of bacteria, virulence factors, genetics of bacteria , metabolism of bacteria , diagnostics in mikrobiogy.
Special microbiology: Staphylococci, Streptococci, Listeria, Bacillus und Clostridium, Neisseria, Campylobacter, Helicobacter, Vibrios (Vibrio, Aeromonas, Plesiomonas), Enterobacteria (Salmonella, Shigella, Escherichia), Legionella, Corynebacteria, Listeria, Non-fermenter , Haemophilus influenzae, Gardnerella vaginalis, Bordetellae, Mykobacteria, Treponemae, Borreliae, Mykoplasma und Ureaplasma, Chlamydiae
VIROLOGIE: characteristics, anatomy and reproduction of viruses, diagnosis of viral infections, Herpes Viruses, Varicella Zoster Virus, Epstein Barr Virus, Cytomegalovirus , Hepatitis, amarillic typhus, tick-borne encephalitis , rubella, rabies, Influenza, Mumps, HIV, Poliomyelitis
PARASITOLOGY: Malaria, Toxoplasmosis, Amoebiasis, Trichomonas vaginalis
Trypanosomatiden, Giardiasis
MYKOLOGIE: General characteristics of fungi, classification of fungi
Laboratory diagnostics, yeasts (Candida, Cryptococcus), mildew (Aspergillus),

Assessment methods

Written exam

Teaching methods

Structure, media-supported lecture.Lecture supported with powerpoint slides, short films

2.5 3
Clinical Applications of Molecular Biology VO

Clinical Applications of Molecular Biology VO

Lector: Assoc. Prof. PD Mag. Dr. Helmut Dolznig, Ao. Univ. Prof. Dr. Martin Knöfler

2 SWS
3.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Introduction to molecular biology of nucleic acids and proteins
Introduction to medical genetics
Techniques in molecular biology and diagnostics
ethical and legal aspects

Assessment methods

written exam

Teaching methods

Lecture

2 3.5
Laboratory Diagnostics of Molecular Biology ILV

Laboratory Diagnostics of Molecular Biology ILV

Lector: Sabine Enzinger, MBA, Helena Seper, MSc, Mag.a Dr.in Veronika Stefanik

2.5 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Isolation and concentration measurement of DNA
Execution of relevant molecularbiological analytical methods
Troubleshooting
Basics of Quality Assurance
Documentation, Validation and Interpretation of results

Assessment methods

Permanent assessment (practical Training, oral repeats, reports, work in Groups)final examlab protocol

Teaching methods

structured an media supported lectureswork in groupsoral repetitionsreportsself studydemonstrationspractical traininglab protocol

2.5 2
Pharmacology and Toxicology VO

Pharmacology and Toxicology VO

Lector: Ao. Univ. Prof. Dr. med. Jürgen Zezula

1 SWS
1.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Priniciples of drug action - pharmacodynamics: agonist, antagonist, receptors, potency, intrinsic acitvity/efficacy; dose-response relationships; drug safety: therapeutic range.
Absorption and distribution of drugs; plasma protein binding; compartments. pharmacokinetic parameters: half-life, clearance, bioavailability; enzymatic biotransformation; renal excretion; drug interactions; enzyme induction/inhibition; pharmacogenetics: metabolic polymorphisms.
Clinical trials; ethics; drugs in pregnancy and lactation.
Aspects of therapeutics - drug monitoring: antithrombotic, antiarrhythmic, antiepileptic, analgesic drugs; drugs of abuse; sedatives; antidepressants, antibiotics, antiviral agents.

Assessment methods

Written test after the course

Teaching methods

Lecture

1 1.5
Seminar Clinical Work Experience 1 SE

Seminar Clinical Work Experience 1 SE

Lector: Mag.a Susanne Bauer-Rupprecht, Reinhard Meixner, BSc, MA, Dejan Milosavljevic, MSc, Martina Stöckl, Margarete Tschandl, Bakk. phil. MA, FH-Prof. DI (FH) Helge Wimmer, Michaela Zahradnik, MSc

0.5 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Analysis of the professional-methodological-organizational circumstances, review of personal progress, written documentation of the analytical procedures carried out and reporting the internship experience

Assessment methods

Permanent assessment

Teaching methods

Seminar

Language

German

0.5 1

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Clinical Work Experience 2 PR 0 4
Functional laboratory diagnostics ILV 3 3
Immunohaematology VO 2 2
Immunohaematological Laboratory Diagnostics ILV 3 3
Immunological Laboratory Diagnostics 2 ILV 1 1.5
Cardiopulmonary Functional Diagnostics VO 1 1
Mathematics 3: Statistics - Introduction VO 1 1
Microbiological Laboratory Diagnostics ILV 4.5 4.5
Neurological Functional Diagnostics VO 1 1
Seminar Clinical Work Experience 2 SE 0.5 1
Scientific Work ILV 1 1
Cell Culture ILV 2.5 2.5
Cytology ILV 2 3
Cytological Laboratory Diagnostics ILV 1 1.5

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Clinical Work Experience 3 PR

Clinical Work Experience 3 PR

0 SWS
21.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Laboratory Methods in the professional field
(Clinical Chemistry, Haematology, Haemostaseology)

Assessment methods

Continous assessment

Teaching methods

Practical placement

0 21.5
Supervision Bachelor Thesis BA 0 0
Mathematics 4: Statistics - Practical Applications ILV

Mathematics 4: Statistics - Practical Applications ILV

Lector: Mag. Harald Zipko

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

* practice-based application of uni-/bivariate statistical analysis based on general principles of descriptive statistics;
* Introduction to analytical/inductive statistics based on pre-defined hypothesis';
* Introduction to and practice based application of common statistical methods used within bio-medical studies & research;

Assessment methods

* Prerequisite: on-schedule submission of assignements (moodle);* Moodle-Single-Choice-Test at the end of the course (Minimum: 9 out of 15 SC-questions are positiv = 60%);

Teaching methods

* Lecture and integrated course;* Introduction to software products for statistical analysis (SPSS or R);* Obligatory assignments (moodle);

Language

German

1 1
Professional English UE

Professional English UE

Lector: Dr. Mark Brownlow

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

1. CV and professional email
2. Working with specialist literature
3. Visual presentation: speaking, tables etc.

Assessment methods

The following criteria are used for assessing successful participation:1. Active participation in class (as a whole and during exercises)2. Tasks (presentation)More detailed information will be given in class.

Teaching methods

Lectures, group work, presentation

1 1
Proseminar Bachelor Thesis SE

Proseminar Bachelor Thesis SE

Lector: Mag.a Martina Fondi

2 SWS
6 ECTS

Language

German

2 6
Seminar Clinical Work Experience 3 SE

Seminar Clinical Work Experience 3 SE

Lector: Margarete Tschandl, Bakk. phil. MA

0.5 SWS
0.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Analysis of the professional-methodological-organizational circumstances, review of the practical implementation of theoretical teachings and of personal progress, reporting the clinical work experience, written report; discussion of practical issues

Assessment methods

Permanent assessment of performance (active participation, internship report)

Teaching methods

Seminare-learning

Language

German

0.5 0.5

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Latest Developments ILV 1.5 1.5
Bachelor thesis empirical work experience BA 0 7
Clinical Work Experience 4 PR 0 6.5
Supervision Bachelor Thesis BA 0 0
Health Economics ILV 1 1.5
Laboratory Management ILV 1 1
Mathematics 5: Statistical Counselling SE 0.5 1
Medical Ethics SE 0.5 0.5
Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Protection ILV 1 1.5
Quality Management ILV 1 1.5
Legal Bases VO 1 1.5
Seminar Bachelor Thesis SE 1 6
Seminar Clinical Work Experience 4 SE 0.5 0.5

Semester dates
Winter semester: 28th August 2017 to 26th January 2018

Number of teaching weeks
18 per semester

Times
Mon. to Fri. all day

Language of Instruction
German


How you benefit

With this degree you will be qualified to practice the profession of biomedical scientist. The MTD Act is the basis for this degree program. According to the MTD Act, numerous activities may only be performed by members of the biomedical science profession. For you this means that you are guaranteed to find a job and that you can practice your profession throughout the EU. The practically oriented degree program means that you will be ready to start work immediately and are optimally prepared to plan and conduct every phase of a complex laboratory analysis process. In the diagnostic stage, you first decide based on the test results how to proceed further. As part of your commitment to lifelong learning you are obligated to keep abreast of the latest technologies so that you can apply and evaluate them. The results of your analyses support the diagnosis, follow-up examination, therapy monitoring and rehabilitation of patients. You work in various health care facilities with materials of human origin and examine in particular blood, bone marrow, urine, feces, tissue, amniotic fluid, saliva and hair. You use a variety of laboratory equipment, prepare tissue samples, examine stained preparations under the microscope or cultivate cell cultures. In clinical diagnostics you work directly with patients and with the help of ECG, spirometry or EEG to measure the performance and functionality of organs such as the heart, lungs or brain. More and more biomedical scientists at universities and in the pharmaceutical industry are pursuing careers in research and development. Many also decide to found their own businesses. You can also apply your laboratory analytical knowledge in other industries. The degree program provides a strong foundation together with practical work experience and continuing training to manage teams and laboratory facilities.

  • Hospitals
  • Outpatient clinics, private laboratories
  • Medical practices
  • Sanatoriums, rehabilitation centers
  • Sports medicine
  • University hospitals and universities
  • Non-university research institutions
  • Health offices
  • Biopharmaceutical industry
  • Industry and trade of laboratory technology
  • Food industry
  • Veterinary medicine
  • Environmental protection

Master's degree program

Biomedical Science

Master course for advanced professional training, part-time

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Admission

Admission requirements

  • 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)

The following compulsory subjects of the university entrance qualification for university courses of study are recognized, in addition to an essay on a general topic (in German) as a prerequisite for admission to this degree program:
> Biology and Environmental Science
> English 2
> Physics 1
> Chemistry 2
> Mathematics 1

The university entrance qualification examination must include a combination of at least three of the subjects listed. You may choose any elective subject.

  • Relevant professional qualification

Apprenticeship groups
> Chemical laboratory technology
> Chemical engineering
> Pharmaceutical commercial assistant
> Physics laboratory technician
> Druggist

Secondary vocational schools
> Technical school for chemistry
> Technical school for textile chemistry
> Technical school for chemical industrial engineering

Other qualifications
> Diploma in upper grade health care and nursing services
> Diploma in medical technology services
> Diploma in medical specialized assistance (must be in the field of laboratory assistance)
> German university of applied sciences entrance qualification (Fachhochschulreife) in the field of technology or social work

  • After being accepted, you must provide the following proof of your suitability:

    • First aid training: First aid certificate from the Austrian Red Cross or an equivalent institution at least 16 hours (within the last two years)

     

    • Proof of good standing (Current extract of your police record - not older than 3 months)

     

    • Medical certificate of good health that includes all the relevant health parameters for your education as a biomedical scientist (not older than 3 months)

     

    • Hepatitis B vaccination (at least the first of the two part vaccination)

  • Regulation for the admission of third country citizens: Info sheet (PDF)

Application

There are 120 places available in the bachelor's degree program in Biomedical Science each year. The ratio of places to applicants is currently around 1:4

To apply, you will need the signed application form as well as a copy of the following documents:

  • Birth certificate
  • Proof of citizenship
  • Marriage certificate if applicable
  • Proof of residence
  • Transcripts from your previous school
  • Confirmation of university registration if applicable
  • School leaving certificate / university entrance qualification examination (Studienberecthigungsprüfung) / verification of professional qualifications
  • Photo

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. transcripts) are not available at the time you apply, you may submit these later via email, mail or in person as soon as possible.

The selection process

The selection process consists of a computer-assisted test and an interview.

  • Aim
    The aim is to ensure places are offered to those persons who complete the two-stage selection process with the best results. The tests procedures used are designed to assess the skills needed for an applicant's chosen profession.

  • Procedure
    The computer-assisted selection test includes a series of test requirements to assesses if you fulfill the basic intellectual and social-emotional performance requirements. The test consists of several parts that must be finished within a time limit and assesses the following:

    • Your ability to concentrate
    • Verbal intelligence (e.g. completing sentences, filling in the correct vocabulary)
    • Numerical intelligence (computational tasks with real numbers)
    • Figural intelligence (composition of a given figure) and memory
    • One part of the tests relates to your personality and gives an insight into your motivation, experiences and attitudes.

    Applicants who have achieved the minimum level on the test will then undergo a selection interview. Please bring the required original documents with you to the interview. The selection 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. Points are assigned to each section of the test.

  • Criteria
    The criteria for acceptance are based solely on performance. The geographical origin of the applicant has no influence on the selection decision. The admission requirements must be met in all cases. All the required documents must be provided in time. The selection 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.

Secretary's office

Angelika Eidkum
Claudia Fichtinger
Michaela Fucik
Karen Sally Weindorfer
Favoritenstraße 226, D.1.18
1100 Vienna
T: +43 1 606 68 77-4100
F: +43 1 606 68 77-4109
bioanalytik@fh-campuswien.ac.at

Office hours during the semester
Mon. to. Fri, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
We recommended you make an appointment.

Teaching Staff and Research Staff


Cooperations and Campusnetzwerk

We work closely with the Vienna Hospital Association (KAV), laboratories for general medicine, the Medical University of Vienna and other European universities, the professional association biomed austria 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 Vienna Hospital Association (KAV). 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!

Campusnetzwerk