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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Application period for academic year 2018/19
7th January to 8th April 2018
tuition fee / semester:
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* Tuition fees for students from third countries € 727 per semester
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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.
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.
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.
Lector: Dr. Lukas Reissig
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.
lecture and self-study
Lector: Christine Prevedel
Lector: Mag.a Susanne Bauer-Rupprecht, Mag. Elfriede Hufnagl, FH-Prof.in Mag.a Christine Schnabl, MSc, MMag.a Susanne Schwarz
Lector: Univ. Doz. Dr. Rudolf Werner Soukup
Lector: Bernhard Dürschmied, MSc, Sabine Enzinger, MBA, Gerfried Mitterer, MSc
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.
final written examination
Well structured media supported lecture, worksheets, reading and discussing specialist literature, activating group work
Lector: Univ.Prof.Dr. Dipl.Ing. Mohammad Manafi
Infectious diseases:-Basics of infectious disease studies-The immune system-Imunisatations / vaccination plan, reactions / defence mechanisms-Methods of pathogen detection-Notifiable diseases-Signs of infectionMicrobiology und Parasitology:-Bacteria-Viruses-Prions-Fungi-Parasites/multicelluar parasitesHygiene 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
Written exam at the end of lecture course
Mostly presentation methodsShort movies
Lector: Susanne Bauer-Mitlinger, Mag.a Christine Rieß, Martina Stöckl, Michaela Zahradnik, MSc
Lector: Mag.a Susanne Bauer-Rupprecht, Dejan Milosavljevic, MSc, Jasmin Tancos, MSc, FH-Prof. DI (FH) Helge Wimmer
Lector: Dipl. Sozialpädagogin (FH) Andrea Kadlik, DSP, MSc, Mag. Harald Pesendorfer, Mag. Laura Soroldoni
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
ILV - lecture integrating theoretical and practical applicationstheoretical inputs, exercises, questionnaires, exchange of experiences, role playing, analysis by terms of feedback
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
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
Lector: Elis Godaj, MSc, Reinhard Meixner, BSc, MA, Christine Prevedel, Christoph Schön
Lector: Mag. Ursula Föger-Samwald, Phd.
Lector: Univ. Prof. Dr. Johannes Stöckl
Laboratory Methods in the professional field(Clinical Chemistry, Haematology, Haemostaseology)
Lector: Ao. Univ. Prof. Mag. Dr. Ernst Müllner
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written exam, mode to be announced during the semester
Presentation with educational films
Lector: Susanne Bauer-Mitlinger, Bernhard Dürschmied, MSc, Sabine Enzinger, MBA, Silke Jäger, MSc, Gerfried Mitterer, MSc, Margarete Tschandl, Bakk. phil. MA, Michaela Zahradnik, MSc
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.
Presentation of the results in working Group - continuous assessment
Problem based learning
Lector: Karin Gstinig, Silke Jäger, MSc, Michaela Macho, Helga Schachner
MicrotomySpecial staining techniques - Special stainings - Impregnation - Histochemistry - Immunhistochemistry - In situ HybridisationCryotomy and staining of frozen sectionMicroscopic assessment of histological sections for Quality control and organ diagnosisDocumentation and Interpretation of resultsQuality assurancePreparation technique for electron microscopy
Structured, media-based lecturePrivate studyDemonstrationsPractical exercisesMicroscopic assessment of histological sectionsE-Learning
Lector: DDr. Klaus Schmetterer
Pre-analyticsSelected analytical techniques and methods in immunologyBasics of quality assuranceDocumentation, validation and interpretation of laboratory findings
Permanent assessment of performance an oral exam
- structured, media supported lectures- demonstration- self study- reports- practical training in small groups- lab protocol
Lector: Gerfried Mitterer, MSc, Kerstin Plessl, PhD, Margarete Tschandl, Bakk. phil. MA
Permanent assessment of performance and oral exam
- structured, media supported lectures- demonstration- self study- practical training in small groups- lab protocol
Transplant Immunology, Autoimmunity, Immunosuppression, Immunization
Written exam, multiple choice with 15 questions, one answer per question is correct
Lector: Martina Auer, MSc, Gerfried Mitterer, MSc, Mag. Isabella Wimmer, PhD
Topics Dr. Isabella WimmerRNA 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 sclerosisTopics Martina AuerHuman 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 cancerTopic Gerfried MittererNext 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.
Lector: Mag.a Susanne Ulm
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
Participation, homework, placing in discussions
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
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, ChlamydiaeVIROLOGIE: 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, PoliomyelitisPARASITOLOGY: Malaria, Toxoplasmosis, Amoebiasis, Trichomonas vaginalis Trypanosomatiden, GiardiasisMYKOLOGIE: General characteristics of fungi, classification of fungiLaboratory diagnostics, yeasts (Candida, Cryptococcus), mildew (Aspergillus),
Structure, media-supported lecture.Lecture supported with powerpoint slides, short films
Lector: Assoc. Prof. PD Mag. Dr. Helmut Dolznig, Ao. Univ. Prof. Dr. Martin Knöfler
Introduction to molecular biology of nucleic acids and proteinsIntroduction to medical geneticsTechniques in molecular biology and diagnosticsethical and legal aspects
Lector: Sabine Enzinger, MBA, Helena Seper, MSc, Mag.a Dr.in Veronika Stefanik
Isolation and concentration measurement of DNAExecution of relevant molecularbiological analytical methodsTroubleshootingBasics of Quality AssuranceDocumentation, Validation and Interpretation of results
Permanent assessment (practical Training, oral repeats, reports, work in Groups)final examlab protocol
structured an media supported lectureswork in groupsoral repetitionsreportsself studydemonstrationspractical traininglab protocol
Lector: Ao. Univ. Prof. Dr. med. Jürgen Zezula
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.
Written test after the course
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
Analysis of the professional-methodological-organizational circumstances, review of personal progress, written documentation of the analytical procedures carried out and reporting the internship experience
Lector: Mag. Harald Zipko
* 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;
* 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%);
* Lecture and integrated course;* Introduction to software products for statistical analysis (SPSS or R);* Obligatory assignments (moodle);
Lector: Dr. Mark Brownlow
1. CV and professional email2. Working with specialist literature3. Visual presentation: speaking, tables etc.
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.
Lectures, group work, presentation
Lector: Mag.a Martina Fondi
Lector: Margarete Tschandl, Bakk. phil. MA
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
Permanent assessment of performance (active participation, internship report)
Semester datesWinter semester: 28th August 2017 to 26th January 2018
Number of teaching weeks18 per semester
TimesMon. to Fri. all day
Language of InstructionGerman
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.
Master course for advanced professional training, part-time
Equivalence is determined by international agreements, validation or in individual cases a decision by the head of the academic section.
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.
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:
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:
Please noteIt 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 consists of a computer-assisted test and an interview.
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.
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