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Occupational Therapy

Bachelor, full-time

Overview

Occupational therapy helps people with physical, cognitive, psychological and social limitations, so that they can cope with everyday life as independently as possible. It concerns developing, maintaining, improving or restoring the individual's ability to act at home, at work, in school or in their free time. In occupational therapy you will train the impaired functions, compensate them with tools or adjust the spatial environment to the individual needs of the clients. The practically oriented degree program combines therapeutic, social science and medical subjects.

Contact us

Contact us!

Peter Hromek
Favoritenstraße 226, D.1.33
1100 Vienna
T: +43 1 606 68 77-4300
F: +43 1 606 68 77-4309
ergotherapie@fh-campuswien.ac.at

Office hours: 
Mon. to Fri. 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 
Wed. 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
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Duration of course
6 Semester
Final degree
Bachelor of Science in Health Studies (BSc)
incl. professional qualifications
30Study places
180ECTS
Organisational form
full-time

Application period for academic year 2018/19

11th February to 11th March 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

You are looking for a degree program in which you can combine your interests in medicine and social sciences. You display great empathy in your interaction with people of all ages and act based on the client's wishes. Your practical skills, your technical understanding and your spatial imagination will help you to implement the suitable tools or make the appropriate adjustments to the environment. You have the ability for careful consideration and think analytically when observing movement processes and take the limits of movement into consideration. You enjoy working independently with people in their social environment and in an interdisciplinary intersection.

What we offer you

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 Hospital Association (KAV). At our attractive main campus you will benefit from our modern infrastructure, which also includes function rooms where living situations such as the kitchen, bathroom or dining room can be recreated. Various tools invite you to practice through role-play. 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.

What makes the degree program special

  • Health in social context
  • support for independent daily activities: from professional to recreational activities
  • comprehensive work experience

The practically oriented degree program is situated at the intersection of health and social services. In the degree program you will learn to combine the social context, in which everyday activities are set, with the health component. The day begins when people get up in the morning, take a bath, cook and eat their food, climb stairs, leave the house, drive a car and then perform work or recreational activities. During your training you will learn about a variety of possible tools to help for example close a button, put on shoes or optimally reach the steering wheel of a car. You will learn hands-on about the effects of adjusting a living area or workplace to meet the physical needs of the person using it. Particularly important is the social aspect, when people's actions are limited by life situations such as unemployment, homelessness or living as a refugee. FH Campus Wien carries out joint projects at exactly this intersection of occupational therapy and social work. The role of occupational therapy is to help victims with employment opportunities to structure their days better, to promote self-esteem and thus improve their quality of life.


What you will learn in the degree program

You will become acquainted with the complexity of human behavior as a result of the interaction between people, environmental and activity.

  • You will deal with models and theories of occupational therapy.
  • You will learn about therapeutic applications and processes in various disciplines and professions.
  • You will acquire fundamentals of medicine and social science.

  • You will select between different specializations:

    • Case management
    • Community-based rehabilitation
    • Health promotion

  • Furthermore, you will acquire practical experience in 28 weeks of internships

Curriculum

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Analysis of Activity and Occupation ILV

Analysis of Activity and Occupation ILV

Lector: Mag.a Veronika Ertelt-Bach, MAS, Susanne Messner-Gujon, MSc, Petra Schwab, MSc

2.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

Tools for implementing activity analysis and for creating occupational profiles; implementing activity analysis in different occupational performance areas; adapting and grading of activities; self-experience using role plays (implementation of activities in the role of clients with different impairments – experiencing and analysing role plays); compiling occupational profiles

Assessment methods

continuous assesssment

Teaching methods

mandatory course

Language

German

2.5 3
Anatomy and Physiology: Foundations and Musculoskeletal System VO

Anatomy and Physiology: Foundations and Musculoskeletal System VO

Lector: Michael Biberschick, MSc MSc BSc, Mag.a Dr.in Christine Pomikal

3.5 SWS
3.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Basic terms, structure and functions of cells, tissue and organs.
Anatomy and physiology of the musculoskeletal system

Assessment methods

final exam

Teaching methods

lecture

Language

German

3.5 3.5
Orientation to the Occupational Therapy Profession VO

Orientation to the Occupational Therapy Profession VO

Lector: Monika Zettel-Tomenendal, MEd

0.5 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Legal requirements, national and international federations (professional associations, WFOT, COTEC), professional conduct, interdisciplinary cooperation, comparing the framework of occupational therapy internationally,
Possibilities of intervention and fields of occupational therapy in different contexts such as health promotion, prevention, therapy, rehabilitation, consultation, research; history and changes in paradigms.

Assessment methods

final assessment

Teaching methods

lecture

Language

German

0.5 1
Kinematics ILV

Kinematics ILV

Lector: Michael Biberschick, MSc MSc BSc

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Functional status
Observation criteria for posture and movements
Gait analysis
Functional role of muscle groups with special focus on occupations of daily life
Aspects of normal movements (muscle tone, strength, coordination, reciprocal innervation, ...)

Assessment methods

continuous assessement

Teaching methods

mandatory course

Language

German

2 2
Introduction to the Occupational Therapy Process ILV

Introduction to the Occupational Therapy Process ILV

Lector: Stefan Grundtner, MSc, Mag.a Johanna Stadler-Grillmaier, Roman Weigl, MHlthSc

1.5 SWS
1.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Sequence and stages of the occupational therapy process; occupation-based therapy; top-down and bottom-up approaches
Assessment, evaluation: learning about and discussing of different possibilities of data collection (observation, standardised and non-standardised tests, scales, clinical observation, interviews, questionnaires, ...); psychometric properties (validity, reliability, objectivity); interpretation and evaluation, foundations of clinical reasoning
Intervention: writing (client-centred) goals, frame of reference, approach and purpose of intervention techniques, therapy methods, materials and setting. Evidence-based practice. Application and adaptation of therapeutic activities. Therapeutic relationship; therapeutic use of self
Possibilities of evaluation and quality assurance

Assessment methods

continuous assessment

Teaching methods

mandatory course

Language

German

1.5 1.5
Biomechanical Approach in Occupational Therapy ILV

Biomechanical Approach in Occupational Therapy ILV

Lector: Irene Weisser

2 SWS
2.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Foundations, workings and analysis of the biomechanical components of occupational performance, (standardised) assessment methods for biomechanical components of occupational performance, intervention techniques focusing on function and daily living for improvement, maintenance, rehabilitation and compensation of biomechanical components of occupational performance.

Assessment methods

final exam

Teaching methods

mandatory course

Language

German

2 2.5
Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Approach in Occupational Therapy ILV

Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Approach in Occupational Therapy ILV

Lector: Mag.a Bettina Bachschwöll, Valentin Ritschl, MSc, Rita Schmiedecker-Pauxberger

2 SWS
2.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Foundations, workings and analysis of the intrapersonal and interpersonal components of occupational performance, (standardised) assessment methods for intrapersonal and interpersonal components of occupational performance, intervention techniques focusing on function and daily living for improvement, maintenance, rehabilitation and compensation of intrapersonal and interpersonal components of occupational performance

Assessment methods

final exam

Teaching methods

mandatory course

Language

German

2 2.5
Cognitive Approach in Occupational Therapy ILV

Cognitive Approach in Occupational Therapy ILV

Lector: Mag.a Bettina Bachschwöll, Mag.a Erna Schönthaler

2 SWS
2.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Foundations, workings and analysis of the coginitive components of occupational performance, (standardised) assessment methods for cognitive components of occupational performance, intervention techniques focusing on function and daily living for improvement, maintenance, rehabilitation and compensation of cognitive components of occupational performance

Assessment methods

final exam

Teaching methods

mandatory course

Language

German

2 2.5
Sensorimotor Approach in Occupational Therapy ILV

Sensorimotor Approach in Occupational Therapy ILV

Lector: Mag.a Veronika Ertelt-Bach, MAS, Susanne Messner-Gujon, MSc, Mag.a Erna Schönthaler

2 SWS
2.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Foundations, workings and analysis of the sensorimotor components of occupational performance, (standardised) assessment methods for sensorimotor components of occupational performance, intervention techniques focusing on function and daily living for improvement, maintenance, rehabilitation and compensation of sensorimotor components of occupational performance

Assessment methods

final exam

Teaching methods

mandatory course

Language

German

2 2.5
Evidence-Based Practice ILV

Evidence-Based Practice ILV

Lector: Valentin Ritschl, MSc

1 SWS
1.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Definition of terms, development of clinical (research) questions, scientific literature search in databases, critical evaluation and appraisal of scientific articles, basics of quantitative and qualitative research and clinical studies

Assessment methods

continuous assessmentmultiple choice test OR critically appraised topic/final presentation with a discussion of the results

Teaching methods

mandatory courseLecture, group work, individual work, practical skills training

Language

German

1 1.5
Basics of Communication SE

Basics of Communication SE

Lector: Mag. Viktoria Hepp, Stella Hiesmayr, MSc., Mag. Dr. Bardia Michael Monshi

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Creating a tolerant and appreciative atmosphere at work, development of values within the group, model of communication, types of communication, levels of communication (after Schultz von Thun and Watzlawick), identification of communication patterns, giving and receiving feedback. Basic guidelines for conversation, external and internal factors disturbing communication, positive parameters for a conversation, giving and receiving feedback

Assessment methods

continuous assessment

Teaching methods

seminar

Language

German

1 1
Internal Medicine and Basic Pathology VO

Internal Medicine and Basic Pathology VO

Lector: Prim. Dr. Gerald Ohrenberger, MSc

1.5 SWS
1.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Basics of internal medicine (taking physical medicine and rehabilitation into account); cause, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of selected disease patterns in internal medicine (especially of rheumatic diseases) that bear relevance to occupational therapy.

Assessment methods

final examWritten exam

Teaching methods

lecture, presentations

Language

German

1.5 1.5
Personal and Professional Competence Development 1, Ethics and Client-Centred Practice ILV

Personal and Professional Competence Development 1, Ethics and Client-Centred Practice ILV

Lector: Hermine August-Feicht, MAS, Mag.a Bettina Bachschwöll, Mag.a Veronika Ertelt-Bach, MAS, Andrea Fink, Susanne Messner-Gujon, MSc, Susanne Mulzheim, MSc, Rita Schmiedecker-Pauxberger, Mag.a Erna Schönthaler, Petra Schwab, MSc, Mag.a Johanna Stadler-Grillmai

1.5 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Introduction to key terms of competence development and professional competence.
Reflection processes as a basis for personal development;
“Schichten-Modell” after Schmidt and Berg for organisation development; formulating SMART goals;
Analysis of strengths and weaknesses
Self evaluation
Discussion and reflection supervised by lecturers
Recent topics in personal development such as motivation etc.
Foundations of professional ethics, attitude of occupational therapy, approaching ethical questions within health care and in occupational therapy, national and international ethical guidelines, diversity and cultural sensitivity.
Client-centeredness in occupational therapy, explanation of key terms and practising using selected case studies.
Attitude of occupational therapists and possibilities of application in palliative medicine.
Client-centred interviews and assessments.

Assessment methods

continuous assessment

Teaching methods

mandatory course

Language

German

1.5 2
Professional English - English 1 ILV

Professional English - English 1 ILV

Lector: Mag.a Veronika Bukovec

1 SWS
1.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Foundations of OT-relevant English vocabulary
Reading and discussing English texts (specialised literature)
Preparing and conducting presentations in English

Assessment methods

continuous assessment:class attendance and active participation (incl. short tasks and different activities in class); homework / tasks to prepare at home; vocabulary quiz; presentation and handout

Teaching methods

mandatory course

Language

English

1 1.5
The Concept of Occupation: Theories and Models VO

The Concept of Occupation: Theories and Models VO

Lector: Stefan Grundtner, MSc, Mag.a Johanna Stadler-Grillmaier

1.5 SWS
1.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Different aspects of occupational performance focusing on the relationship between the individual, occupation and environment and their influence on participation; image of humanity and basic assumptions of occupation. Philosophy and epistemology of occupational therapy. General theory construction and introduction to recent conceptual models and theories of occupational performance focusing on the Occupational Performance Model Australia. Occupational science basics. Occupational performance areas of human life. Concept of health in occupational therapy in the context of occupation and ICF; related sciences; client centredness;
Field-specific terminology and occupational therapy thinking. Differentiation of occupation and activity.
Occupation as basic concept for the profession, therapeutic application, therapy methods and concepts.
Comparing definitions of occupational therapy internationally.

Assessment methods

final exam

Teaching methods

lecture

Language

German

1.5 1.5

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Occupational Therapy Process: Clinical Placement UE

Occupational Therapy Process: Clinical Placement UE

Lector: Hermine August-Feicht, MAS, Mag.a Bettina Bachschwöll, Mag.a Veronika Ertelt-Bach, MAS, Julia Friedl, MA, Sabrina Geitzenauer, MSc, Stefan Grundtner, MSc, Susanne Messner-Gujon, MSc, Susanne Mulzheim, MSc, Mag.a Erna Schönthaler, Petra Schwab, MSc, Mag.a

7 SWS
7 ECTS

Lecture contents

Observing and reflecting different stages of the occupational therapy process in clinical practice, implementing parts of the process under supervision, composing different types of reports such as assessment reports, progress reports and discharge reports
Reflecting personal practice in the therapeutic context,
Follow-up tasks

Assessment methods

continuous assessment

Teaching methods

practical course

Language

German

7 7
Surgery / Traumatology / Orthopaedics VO

Surgery / Traumatology / Orthopaedics VO

Lector: Dr. Heldemar Gobi, Dr. Josef Porta, Dr. med. univ. Daniel Sternal

2 SWS
2.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Foundations of surgery, traumatology and orthopaedics.
Causes, clinical presentation, diagnostics, conservative and surgical therapy and rehabilitation of selected injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system relevant to occupational therapy.

Assessment methods

module exam

Teaching methods

lecture

Language

German

2 2.5
Occupational Therapy in Surgery, Orthopaedics and Internal Medicine ILV

Occupational Therapy in Surgery, Orthopaedics and Internal Medicine ILV

Lector: Karin Holzer, Susanne Messner-Gujon, MSc, Rita Schmiedecker-Pauxberger, Irene Weisser, Ulrike Zechmann, Monika Zettel-Tomenendal, MEd

3.5 SWS
4.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Biomechanical frame of reference in relation to other occupational performance components and sociocultural influences.
Overview of medical indications, correlation of selected diseases and problems and resources of occupational performance (compare ICF: activity and participation). Implementation and modification of the occupational therapy process for health promotion, prevention, therapy and rehabilitation. Criteria for selecting and implementing occupational therapy measures for selected diseases considering different fields, the role of occupational therapy within the team, institutional, financial and socio-political influences, as well as occupational performance areas.
Practising selected parts of the occupational therapy process using case studies.

Assessment methods

module exam

Language

German

3.5 4.5
Communication and Conversation Techniques SE

Communication and Conversation Techniques SE

Lector: Mag. Viktoria Hepp, Stella Hiesmayr, MSc., Mag. Dr. Bardia Michael Monshi

0.5 SWS
0.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Identifying patterns of communication; practising conversation guidelines, external and internal disturbing factors in communication, creating and adapting parameters influencing conversation, facilitation of empathy; communication training for anamnesis and exploration.
Need-orientated offer of extended communication techniques.

Assessment methods

continuous assessment

Teaching methods

seminar

Language

German

0.5 0.5
Communication for Occupational Therapy Practice - Basics UE

Communication for Occupational Therapy Practice - Basics UE

Lector: Mag.a Bettina Bachschwöll, Mag. Phil. Ulrike Holy-Padevit

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Applying and developing communication skills in an occupational therapy context, specifically:
Client-centred attitude and conversation techniques; application of client-centred occupational therapy assessments and interviews (e.g., COPM, COSA, ...),
Reflection of personal communication skills

Assessment methods

continuous assessment

Teaching methods

practical course

Language

German

1 1
Personal and Professional Competence Development 2 SE

Personal and Professional Competence Development 2 SE

Lector: Hermine August-Feicht, MAS, Rita Schmiedecker-Pauxberger

0.5 SWS
0.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Emphasising key terms of competence development as well as professional competence.
Reflection process as a foundation for personality development in different settings such as peer-reflection, Dyade 1;
Self and external assessment
Analysis of strengths and weaknesses
Formulating SMART goals;
Recent topics in personality development such as client-centeredness

Assessment methods

certificate of participation

Teaching methods

seminar

Language

German

0.5 0.5
Occupational Performance Areas in Different Contexts ILV

Occupational Performance Areas in Different Contexts ILV

Lector: Maria Kert, Mag. Samir Medani, Susanne Mulzheim, MSc, Dr. Barbara Schörner

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

The importance of occupational performance areas (self-maintenance, productivity, rest and leisure) for the individual in different contexts such as cultural, physical, social, sensory, personal, spiritual and temporal (age, time of day, season)
Assessment: clinical observation, interview, questiononaire
Intervention techniques and therapy methods for enabling equal opportunities in health, participation and occupational performance in different occupational performance areas.
Health promotion and prevention, adaptation of the environment, use of assistive devices, consultation, training.

Assessment methods

module exam

Teaching methods

mandatory course

Language

German

2 2
Teaching and Learning in Occupational Therapy ILV

Teaching and Learning in Occupational Therapy ILV

Lector: Sabrina Geitzenauer, MSc

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Selected pedagogical foundations related to didactics, neurophysiological foundations of learning, selected didactic theories and methods (e.g. systemic-constructivist pedagogy) relevant to instruction and communication as well as personally acquiring knowledge, skills and competencies

Assessment methods

final exam

Teaching methods

mandatory course

Language

German

1 1
Clinical Skills: Introduction to Splinting - Basics UE

Clinical Skills: Introduction to Splinting - Basics UE

Lector: Rita Schmiedecker-Pauxberger, Runhild Winkelbauer

1.5 SWS
1.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Indications for splints, anatomic and functional requirements, types of splints, materials for producing splints, criteria for the selection and modification of appropriate splints, making of selected splints

Assessment methods

continuous assessment

Teaching methods

practical course

Language

German

1.5 1.5
Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology VO

Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology VO

Lector: Dr.med. Diana Stöckl, MSc

1.5 SWS
1.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Anatomy and physiology of the central and peripheral nervous system

Assessment methods

final exam

Teaching methods

lecture

Language

German

1.5 1.5
Neuropsychology ILV

Neuropsychology ILV

Lector: Mag. Dr. Gisela Pusswald, Tanja Rothschedl, MSc

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Definitions of neuropsychological disorders; diagnostics and treatment of disorders such as memory disorders, aphasia, apraxia, visual agnosia, spatial perception disorders, neglect, control system disorders, anosognosia, attention disorders, developmental disorders of specific skills, hemianopia, etc.

Assessment methods

final exam

Teaching methods

mandatory course

Language

German

1 1
Preparation for Clinical Placement SE

Preparation for Clinical Placement SE

Lector: Hermine August-Feicht, MAS, Mag.a Veronika Ertelt-Bach, MAS, Mag.a Erna Schönthaler, Petra Schwab, MSc, Mag.a Johanna Stadler-Grillmaier, Monika Zettel-Tomenendal, MEd

0.5 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Preparation for the course “Occupational Therapy Process: Clinical Placement“
Obligation to document, forms of documentation

Assessment methods

certificate of participation

Teaching methods

seminar

Language

German

0.5 1
Psychology VO

Psychology VO

Lector: Mag.rer.nat. Claudia Benedikt

2 SWS
2.5 ECTS

Teaching methods

Lecture with integrated interactive methods, active participation of the students is desired

Language

German

2 2.5
Sociology VO

Sociology VO

Lector: Dr. Barbara Schörner

1.5 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Definition of basic sociological terms, roles and expectation of roles, values and norms, power and authority, socialisation, relevance of sociological terms for the role of occupational therapists and clients in the health care system and their occupational performance areas, recent approaches of medical sociology for modification of roles, foundations of medical sociology.

Assessment methods

module exam

Teaching methods

lecture

Language

German

1.5 2
Enabling Strategies for Daily Living - Basics UE

Enabling Strategies for Daily Living - Basics UE

Lector: Mag.a Bettina Bachschwöll

1 SWS
1.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Developing and applying strategies for mastering daily routines (especially ADLs and IADLs) during the life of persons who are physically, psychologically or socially challenged. Using compensation strategies, adaptations and assistive devices in an intercultural manner.

Assessment methods

continuous assessment

Teaching methods

practical course

Language

German

1 1.5

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Occupational Medicine, Occupational and Organisational Psychology VO

Occupational Medicine, Occupational and Organisational Psychology VO

Lector: Dr.med. Igor Grabovac, Mag. Regina Nicham

1.5 SWS
1.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Basic and key words and their meaning as well as legal requirements, physiology relating to work (such as concepts of workload and exposure, specific assessments), ergonomic foundations, profession-specific factors of load and exposure, vocational diseases, vocational dysfunctions, work accidents
Prevention of psychological stress (burnout, stress, mobbing, etc.), health-promoting organisation and behaviour during the working process

Assessment methods

module exam

Teaching methods

lecture

Language

German

1.5 1.5
Introduction to Research ILV

Introduction to Research ILV

Lector: Mag.a Erna Schönthaler

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Criteria and forms of literature reviews
Working process of a literature review: research question, systematic research, critical evaluation of literature, synthesis of results and implications for practice
Criteria of scientific writing (writing style, structure, indication of source, etc.)

Assessment methods

continuous assesment

Teaching methods

mandatory course

Language

German

1 1
Occupational Therapy and Mental Health ILV

Occupational Therapy and Mental Health ILV

Lector: Hermine August-Feicht, MAS, Diana Beier, BSc, Stefanie Holt, BSc, Dagmar Joch

3 SWS
3.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Overview of medical indications, different areas of practice, goals, the role of occupational therapy within the team, institutional, financial and socio-political influences, importance of the recovery process for planning and implementing occupational therapy intervention.
Correlation of selected diseases, disorders and their medication as well as problems and resources influencing occupation and participation. Implementation and modification of the occupational therapy process for promoting health, prevention, therapy and rehabilitation. Criteria for selecting and implementing occupational therapy measures for selected diseases.
Experiencing and practising selected parts of the occupational therapy process using case studies from different areas of life and cultural spheres.

Assessment methods

module exam

Teaching methods

mandatory course

Language

German

3 3.5
Occupational Therapy in Work Environments ILV

Occupational Therapy in Work Environments ILV

Lector: Sandra Mocker, Susanne Mulzheim, MSc

3 SWS
3.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Overview of working environments, possible goals and the role of occupational therapy; knowledge of organisational, financial and socio-political influences, consequences of work-related factors on occupational performance, ergonomics guidelines for specific problematic factors, foundations of prevention and health promotion
Possibilities of occupational therapy for selected preventive questions, as well as questions in the area of health promotion, for example, workplace design guidelines and adaptations, analysis of work place and context / environment as well as workflow

Assessment methods

module exam

Teaching methods

mandatory course

Language

German

3 3.5
Hospital Hygiene and Infection Control ILV

Hospital Hygiene and Infection Control ILV

Lector: Elisabeth Akerman, BSc

0.5 SWS
0.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Hospital hygiene, hospital infections (disinfection, hand disinfection, disinfection of clothes, risks of infection for medical personnel, responsible personnel / guidelines, etc.)
Disinfection of therapy materials and therapy rooms
Hygiene guidelines for ADL activities: (food, kitchen, therapy rooms; bathing / showering, using the toilet)

Assessment methods

final exam

Teaching methods

mandatory course

Language

German

0.5 0.5
Journal Club - English 2 SE

Journal Club - English 2 SE

Lector: Stefan Grundtner, MSc, Theresa Maria Lüftenegger, MSc, Doris Taurok, MSc

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Reading and critical evaluation of studies published in English
Extending criteria for evaluating the quality of scientific articles.
Presenting and discussing studies
Examination of different study designs
Implications of results for practice
Language of instruction: English

Assessment methods

continuous assessment

Teaching methods

seminar

Language

English

1 1
Communication for Occupational Therapy Practice - Advanced Course UE

Communication for Occupational Therapy Practice - Advanced Course UE

Lector: Andrea Fink, Sabrina Geitzenauer, MSc, Stefan Grundtner, MSc, Petra Schwab, MSc

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Applying and developing communication skills in an occupational therapy context, specifically:
Client-centred attitude and conversation techniques and application of intercultural competences; consultation expertise (on a micro- and macro-level), competencies in conversation techniques and group management
Reflection of personal communication skills

Assessment methods

continuous assessment

Teaching methods

practical course

Language

German

1 1
Personal and Professional Competence Development 3 SE

Personal and Professional Competence Development 3 SE

Lector: Hermine August-Feicht, MAS

0.5 SWS
0.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Key terms of professional competence in the four competence areas (professional, methodological, communicative and self-competence).
Reflection processes as a foundation for personality development;
Illustration of the competence areas (“Kompetenzrad”) as a tool for evaluation and visualisation.
Formulating SMART goals and motivational goals;
Analysis of strengths and weaknesses
Discussion and reflection supervised by lecturers
Recent topics of personality development such as stress management

Assessment methods

certificate of participation

Teaching methods

seminar

Language

German

0.5 0.5
The Use of Arts and Crafts in Occupational Therapy ILV

The Use of Arts and Crafts in Occupational Therapy ILV

Lector: Gunde Dunkl, Birgit Elsayed-Glaser, Mag.a Barbara Höhsl, BSc, Petra Kronsteiner, Dagmar Nussbaumer-Steiner, MSc, Lisbeth Schnuderl, Petra Schwab, MSc

4.5 SWS
4.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Learning different arts and crafts activities and their therapeutic application;
Reflection of technique, material, tools and activities;
Applying activity analysis;
Understanding different types of instruction and their application

Assessment methods

continuous assessment

Teaching methods

mandatory course

Language

German

4.5 4.5
Body Awareness and Hands-On Techniques - Basics UE

Body Awareness and Hands-On Techniques - Basics UE

Lector: Hermine August-Feicht, MAS, Sandra Mocker

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Getting to know and applying selected therapy concepts which require personal body perception and awareness as well as contact to clients (e.g., spiral dynamics movement and therapy concept, mobilisation techniques)

Assessment methods

continuous assessment

Teaching methods

practical course

Language

German

1 1
Project Management and Presentation Skills - Basics UE

Project Management and Presentation Skills - Basics UE

Lector: Susanne Mulzheim, MSc, Mag.a Monika Simek

1.5 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Foundations of project management, definition of project and analysis of contexts of projects, planning projects, organising projects, teamwork, communication and documentation of projects, closing a project
Presentation techniques for different presentations and speeches, poster presentations, information events.

Assessment methods

continuous assessment

Teaching methods

practical course

Language

German

1.5 2
Psychiatry VO

Psychiatry VO

Lector: Dr. Brigitte Hobl

1.5 SWS
1.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Classification of mental and behavioural disorders according to ICD-10 / DSM-IV, general psychopathology, definitions: psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine, psychotherapy, law on involuntary commitment, crisis intervention.
Causes, clinical presentation, diagnostics and therapy of selected disorders relevant to occupational therapy (F1-F6), characteristics within forensic psychiatry, interdisciplinary team in the psychiatric field, different approaches to psychotherapy, social psychiatry.

Assessment methods

module exam

Teaching methods

lecture

Language

German

1.5 1.5
Skills 2 - Elective Choices UE

Skills 2 - Elective Choices UE

Lector: Hermine August-Feicht, MAS, Mag.a Bettina Bachschwöll, Maria Kert, Asita Monshi-Mitteregger, Mag.a Erna Schönthaler, Mag.a Johanna Stadler-Grillmaier, Runhild Winkelbauer

2.5 SWS
3.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Elective choices in Clinical Skills: Splinting and Hands-On Techniques, Enabling Strategies for Daily Living, Communication for Occupational Therapy Practice and Occupational Therapy Process

Assessment methods

continuous assessment

Teaching methods

practical course

Language

German

2.5 3.5
Enabling Strategies for Daily Living - Advanced Course UE

Enabling Strategies for Daily Living - Advanced Course UE

Lector: Hermine August-Feicht, MAS, Mag.a Bettina Bachschwöll, Maria Kert, Mag.a Erna Schönthaler

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Developing and applying strategies for mastering daily routines (especially ADLs and IADLs) during the life of persons who are physically, psychologically or socially challenged.
Using compensation strategies, adaptations and assistive devices in an intercultural manner.

Assessment methods

continuous assessment

Teaching methods

practical course

Language

German

1 1
Communication, Conversation Techniques and Self-Experience ILV

Communication, Conversation Techniques and Self-Experience ILV

Lector: Mag. Viktoria Hepp, Stella Hiesmayr, MSc., Mag. Dr. Bardia Michael Monshi

2 SWS
2.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Settings of self-experience as a method of personality development; dealing with situations of stress, analysis of conflicts, conflict conversations, challenging conversation situations with clients, relatives and colleagues. Communication with sensory-impaired people and people who have problems expressing themselves; approaching recent topics such as setting limits, stress management etc.

Assessment methods

continuous assessment

Teaching methods

mandatory course

Language

German

2 2.5
Occupational Therapy Process - Advanced Course UE

Occupational Therapy Process - Advanced Course UE

Lector: Daniela Schlager-Jaschky, Mag.a Erna Schönthaler

1 SWS
1.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Practising and applying the occupational therapy process in different contexts.
Especially implementing, evaluating and interpreting specific assessments (such as AMPS, DPA, CO-OP, ACS) during assessment and evaluation; practising other parts of the occupational therapy process such as writing therapy goals, formulating a therapy plan, adapting and grading, instructing clients.

Assessment methods

continuous assessement

Teaching methods

practical course

Language

German

1 1.5

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Activities and Occupation and their Therapeutic Application ILV

Activities and Occupation and their Therapeutic Application ILV

Lector: Hermine August-Feicht, MAS, Stefan Grundtner, MSc, Andrea Handl, BSc, Petra Schwab, MSc

2.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

Possibilities of therapeutic application of different activities and occupations based on activity/occupation analysis.
Application of different types of instruction for individual treatment sessions and / or group therapy in order to apply activities and occupations target-oriented.

Assessment methods

continuous assessment

Teaching methods

mandatory course

Language

German

2.5 3
Occupational Therapy and Neurology ILV

Occupational Therapy and Neurology ILV

Lector: Monika Edenhofer, Mag.a Veronika Ertelt-Bach, MAS, Thomas Gach, Stefan Grundtner, MSc, Theresa Maria Lüftenegger, MSc, Susanne Messner-Gujon, MSc, Tanja Rothschedl, MSc

3 SWS
3.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Overview of medical indications, different areas of practice, goals focusing on the sensorimotor and cognitive frame of reference considering components relevant to occupation as well as sociocultural aspects. Correlation of selected diseases and disorders as well as problems and resources influencing occupation. Implementation and modification of the occupational therapy process for health promotion, prevention, therapy and rehabilitation for selected neurological and neuropsychological diseases.
Practising selected parts of the occupational therapy process using case studies.

Assessment methods

module assessment

Teaching methods

mandatory course

Language

German

3 3.5
Supervision of Fieldwork Placement 1 SE

Supervision of Fieldwork Placement 1 SE

Lector: Hermine August-Feicht, MAS, Mag.a Veronika Ertelt-Bach, MAS, Stefan Grundtner, MSc, Mag. Viktoria Hepp, Susanne Mulzheim, MSc, Rita Schmiedecker-Pauxberger, Mag.a Erna Schönthaler, Petra Schwab, MSc, Mag.a Johanna Stadler-Grillmaier, Monika Zettel-Tomenen

0.5 SWS
0.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Discussion and reflection of occupational therapy processes carried out (clinical reasoning), professional behaviour, applied forms of documentation
Placement report

Assessment methods

certificate of participation

Teaching methods

seminar

Language

German

0.5 0.5
Interdisciplinary Teamwork in Health Care ILV

Interdisciplinary Teamwork in Health Care ILV

Lector: Mag.a Bettina Bachschwöll, Theresa Maria Lüftenegger, MSc

1 SWS
1.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Selected professions within the Austrian health and social services relevant to occupational therapy. Models of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary cooperation. Reflecting on professional identity.
ICF as an interdisciplinary model.

Assessment methods

final exam

Teaching methods

mandatory course

Language

German

1 1.5
Clinical Reasoning ILV

Clinical Reasoning ILV

Lector: Mag.a Johanna Stadler-Grillmaier

1.5 SWS
1.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Foundations of clinical and professional reasoning. Reflective analysis of clinical reasoning based on personal skills for clinical reasoning, individual worldview and sociocultural environment. Occupational therapists´ thinking and reasoning on an advanced level. Forms of clinical reasoning and understanding of epistemology. Applying clinical reasoning in different stages of the occupational therapy process. Advanced analysis focusing on occupational therapy models.

Assessment methods

final exam

Teaching methods

mandatory course

Language

German

1.5 1.5
Personal and Professional Competence Development 4 SE

Personal and Professional Competence Development 4 SE

Lector: Hermine August-Feicht, MAS, Rita Schmiedecker-Pauxberger

0.5 SWS
0.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Extending on key terms of professional competence in the four competence areas (professional, methodological, communicative and self-competence).
Reflection processes as a foundation for personality development;
Illustration of the competence areas (“Kompetenzrad”) as a tool for evaluation and visualisation in a peer setting (Dyade 2).
Formulating SMART goals and motivational goals;
Analysis of strengths and weaknesses
Recent topics of personality development such as self-efficacy and goal Setting

Assessment methods

certificate of participation

Teaching methods

seminar

Language

German

0.5 0.5
Body Awareness and Hands-On Techniques - Advanced Course UE

Body Awareness and Hands-On Techniques - Advanced Course UE

Lector: Sigrid Brugger, Daniela Schlager-Jaschky, Rita Schmiedecker-Pauxberger, Monika Zettel-Tomenendal, MEd

1 SWS
1.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Getting to know and applying concepts and methods which influence body perception and awareness and include health-promoting aspects (e.g. stress management, kinesthetics, SI, promoting perception).

Assessment methods

continuous assessment

Teaching methods

practical course

Language

German

1 1.5
Literature Search and Review SE

Literature Search and Review SE

Lector: Hermine August-Feicht, MAS, Mag.a Veronika Ertelt-Bach, MAS, Stefan Grundtner, MSc, Theresa Maria Lüftenegger, MSc, Susanne Messner-Gujon, MSc, Mag.a Erna Schönthaler, Petra Schwab, MSc, Mag.a Johanna Stadler-Grillmaier, Michaela Stoffer, PhD, MSc, LLM

1 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

Independent literature search
Compiling a literature review
Presentation and reflection of individual steps of the working process
Presentation of bachelor paper 1

Assessment methods

final exam: bachelor paper 1

Teaching methods

Seminar (bachelor seminar)

Language

German

1 3
Neurology VO

Neurology VO

Lector: Dr. Monika Murg-Argeny, Dr. Birgit Surböck

1.5 SWS
1.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Overview of the multidisciplinary diagnostic and therapeutic possibilities in the field of neurology, including different stages of rehabilitation. Causes, clinical presentation, diagnostics, therapy and rehabilitation of selected neurological diseases relevant to occupational therapy.

Assessment methods

module exam

Teaching methods

lecture

Language

German

1.5 1.5
Fieldwork Placement Semester 4 PR

Fieldwork Placement Semester 4 PR

Lector: Hermine August-Feicht, MAS, Mag.a Veronika Ertelt-Bach, MAS, Susanne Mulzheim, MSc, Valentin Ritschl, MSc, Rita Schmiedecker-Pauxberger, Mag.a Erna Schönthaler, Petra Schwab, MSc, Mag.a Johanna Stadler-Grillmaier, Monika Zettel-Tomenendal, MEd

0 SWS
11 ECTS

Lecture contents

Guided and supervised implementation of parts of the occupational therapy process with specific regard to clinical reasoning.

Assessment methods

continuous assessment

Teaching methods

practical placement

Language

German

0 11
Preparation for Fieldwork Placement SE

Preparation for Fieldwork Placement SE

Lector: Hermine August-Feicht, MAS, Mag.a Veronika Ertelt-Bach, MAS, Stefan Grundtner, MSc, Susanne Messner-Gujon, MSc, Mag.a Erna Schönthaler, Petra Schwab, MSc, Mag.a Johanna Stadler-Grillmaier, Monika Zettel-Tomenendal, MEd

0.5 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Preparation for Fieldwork Placement – Semester 4 with specific focus on the application of clinical reasoning as well as interdisciplinary cooperation in the different stages of the occupational therapy process.

Assessment methods

certificate of participation

Teaching methods

seminar

Language

German

0.5 1
Skills 3 - Elective Choices UE

Skills 3 - Elective Choices UE

Lector: Hermine August-Feicht, MAS, Mag.a Bettina Bachschwöll, Lea Simone Bogner, Dr. Astrid Fridrich, Sandra Mocker, Andrea Oswald, MSc, Mag. Ulrike Reisenberger, Rita Schmiedecker-Pauxberger

1.5 SWS
1.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Elective choices in presentation techniques for different presentations and speeches, poster presentations, information events in German and English.
and applying selected methods and concepts which require physical contact such as Bobath, Affolter, conscious representation of movements, etc.

Assessment methods

continuous assessment

Teaching methods

practical course

Language

German

1.5 1.5

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Principles of Business Administration and Management ILV

Principles of Business Administration and Management ILV

Lector: Irmgard Himmelbauer, MSc

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Principles of business organisation (accounting, cost planning, cash method of accounting, profit assessment), application when working in private practice,
Setup of a private practice
Foundations of tax system
Principles of quality management

Assessment methods

final exam

Teaching methods

mandatory course

Language

German

1 1
Compiling Research Proposals SE

Compiling Research Proposals SE

Lector: Hermine August-Feicht, MAS, Mag.a Veronika Ertelt-Bach, MAS, Stefan Grundtner, MSc, Mag.a Andrea Hoyer-Neuhold, Susanne Messner-Gujon, MSc, Susanne Mulzheim, MSc, Valentin Ritschl, MSc, Rita Schmiedecker-Pauxberger, Mag.a Erna Schönthaler, Petra Schwab, M

0.5 SWS
1.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Finding a topic and formulating the research question of bachelor paper 2
Writing concepts 1 and 2
Presentation and reflection of individual steps of the working process

Assessment methods

certifcate of participation

Teaching methods

seminar

Language

German

0.5 1.5
Occupational Therapy with Children and Young Adults ILV

Occupational Therapy with Children and Young Adults ILV

Lector: Sabrina Geitzenauer, MSc, Mag. Phil. Ulrike Holy-Padevit, Mag.a Erna Schönthaler

3 SWS
3.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Overview of medical indications, areas of practice, goals, the role of occupational therapy within the team, as well as institutional, financial and socio-political influences, normal development of children and adolescents, importance of play, parent consultation, correlation of selected diseases and disorders and problems and resources influencing occupation and participation. Implementation and modification of the occupational therapy process for health promotion, prevention, therapy and rehabilitation with specific focus on criteria for the selection and implementation of occupational therapy measures of selected paediatric diseases and developmental disorders.
Practising selected parts of the occupational therapy process using case studies. Examples from the occupational performance areas self-maintenance, productivity, and leisure / rest

Assessment methods

module exam

Teaching methods

mandatory course

Language

German

3 3.5
Occupational Therapy and Ageing ILV

Occupational Therapy and Ageing ILV

Lector: Helga Fabianits, Michael Kitzinger, Erika Mosor, MSc, Ulrike Ritschl, MSc, Petra Schwab, MSc, Ulrike Selzer-Haslauer

3 SWS
3.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Overview of indications, possibilities of occupational therapy, setting of goals, and the role of occupational therapy within the team; institutional, financial and socio-political parameters, importance of individual biography for occupational therapy intervention, relation of diagnoses and diseases to problems and resources in occupational performance, participation and autonomy of the elderly.
Implementation and modification of the occupational therapy process in health promotion, prevention, therapy and rehabilitation with specific focus on criteria for the selection and implementation of occupational therapy intervention techniques applied to specific cases in older age. Practising selected parts of the occupational therapy process using certain case studies. Examples taken from different occupational performance areas such as self-maintenance, productivity as well as leisure / rest
Psychological aspects as well as personal experience and attitudes towards age, loss, grief and death

Assessment methods

module exam

Teaching methods

Lecture, self-directed learning, self-perception, practical exercises, discussion, case study

Language

German

3 3.5
Supervision of Fieldwork Placement 2 SE

Supervision of Fieldwork Placement 2 SE

Lector: Hermine August-Feicht, MAS, Mag.a Veronika Ertelt-Bach, MAS, Stefan Grundtner, MSc, Mag. Viktoria Hepp, Stella Hiesmayr, MSc., Susanne Messner-Gujon, MSc, Mag. Dr. Bardia Michael Monshi, Rita Schmiedecker-Pauxberger, Petra Schwab, MSc, Mag.a Johanna Stadl

0.5 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Theoretical introduction of key terms: supervision, group theory, group dynamics and team development.
Recognise and profit from group supervision (e.g. after Balint) during studies and in placements, seeing group supervision as a resource for personality development. Developing individual strategies for conflict and stress management, optimising cooperation among students and also with lecturers. Dealing with difficult events, conscious experience and reflection of one´s own person and personal behaviour in a group.

Further discussion and reflection of implemented occupational therapy processes (clinical reasoning), professional behaviour, occupational therapy attitude, applied forms of documentation, placement report.

Assessment methods

certificate of participation

Teaching methods

seminar

Language

German

0.5 1
Geriatrics VO

Geriatrics VO

Lector: Prim. Dr. Klaus Hohenstein, MSc, MBA

1.5 SWS
1.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Gerontology, basic and key terms of geriatrics, geriatric assessments; foundations of causes, clinic, diagnostics, prognosis, therapy and rehabilitation of relevant cases in the aging population (specifically multimorbidity, recurrent falls, immobility, sensory impairments, fractures, incontinence, frailty, malnutrition), neurogeriatric and gerontopsychiatric cases, palliative medicine

Assessment methods

module exam

Teaching methods

lecture

Language

German

1.5 1.5
Health Care and Legal Issues VO

Health Care and Legal Issues VO

Lector: Michaela Stoffer, PhD, MSc, LLM

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Health care and health policies in Austria, comparing on an international level, organisational structure and institutions of Austrian health care, criteria for accessing services, principles of funding and their effect on occupational therapy practice,
Labour law, laws and regulations for allied health professions, regulations of rehabilitation law relevant to occupational therapy, legal foundations of working in private practice, data protection in health care
Possibilities of working in private practice and relevant legal requirements

Assessment methods

final exam

Teaching methods

lecture

Language

German

1 1
Personal and Professional Competence Development 5 SE

Personal and Professional Competence Development 5 SE

Lector: Hermine August-Feicht, MAS, Mag.a Bettina Bachschwöll, Mag.a Veronika Ertelt-Bach, MAS, Stefan Grundtner, MSc, Susanne Messner-Gujon, MSc, Susanne Mulzheim, MSc, Rita Schmiedecker-Pauxberger, Mag.a Erna Schönthaler, Petra Schwab, MSc, Mag.a Johanna Stadle

0.5 SWS
0.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Extending on key terms of professional competence in the four competence areas (professional, methodological, communicative and self-competence).
Reflection processes as a foundation for personality development;
Illustration of the competence areas (“Kompetenzrad”) as a tool for evaluation and visualisation focusing on external assessment in peer setting of the triade.
Formulating SMART goals and motivational goals;
Analysis of strengths and weaknesses
Recent topics of personality development such as ethics.
Fach-Supervision 2
Supervision of Fieldwork Placement 2
1 LP
5. Semester
Seminar
Teilnahmebestätigung
Theoretische Einführung zu den Begriffen Supervision, Gruppentheorie, Gruppendynamik und Teamentwicklung.
Gruppensupervision (z.B. nach Balint) im Studium und in Praktika als Ressource für die Persönlichkeitsentwicklung erkennen und nützen. Erarbeitung individueller Strategien zum Konflikt- und Stressmanagement, Optimierung der Zusammenarbeit der Studierenden untereinander und mit Lehrenden. Umgang mit belastenden Ereignissen, bewusste Erfahrung und Reflexion der eigenen Person und des eigenen Verhaltens in der Gruppe.

Vertiefte Diskussion und Reflexion durchgeführter ergotherapeutischer Prozesse (Clinical Reasoning), des beruflichen Selbstverständnisses, ergotherapeutischer Grundhaltung, angewandter Dokumentationsformen, Praktikumsbericht.

Assessment methods

certificate of participation

Teaching methods

seminar

Language

German

0.5 0.5
Fieldwork Placement Semester 5 PR

Fieldwork Placement Semester 5 PR

Lector: Hermine August-Feicht, MAS, Mag.a Veronika Ertelt-Bach, MAS, Susanne Messner-Gujon, MSc, Susanne Mulzheim, MSc, Valentin Ritschl, MSc, Rita Schmiedecker-Pauxberger, Mag.a Erna Schönthaler, Petra Schwab, MSc, Mag.a Johanna Stadler-Grillmaier, Monika Zettel

0 SWS
12 ECTS

Lecture contents

Independent implementation of parts of the occupational therapy process under professional guidance and supervision,
Reflection of implemented parts of the therapy process

Assessment methods

continuous assessment

Teaching methods

practical placement

Language

German

0 12
Science Education for Occupational Therapists VO

Science Education for Occupational Therapists VO

Lector: Sabrina Geitzenauer, MSc

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Developmental models and concepts, recent pedagogical approaches and orientation: paedagogy vs. geragogy

Assessment methods

module exam

Teaching methods

lecture

Language

German

1 1
Paediatrics VO

Paediatrics VO

Lector: Dr. med. Elisabeth Vodopiutz, Dr. Uta Zimmermann

1.5 SWS
1.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Paediatric and neuropaediatric examination of infants, children and adolescents, causes, clinical presentation, diagnostics, therapy, rehabilitation of and prognosis for selected paediatric diseases relevant to occupational therapy, normal developmental stages (0-18), neonatology, congenital and acquired diseases, disabilities and malformations, disabilities of the senses, neuropaediatric presentation of problems, presentation of problems within child and adolescent psychiatry, children and adolescents with multiple disabilities

Assessment methods

module exam

Teaching methods

lecture

Language

German

1.5 1.5
Scientific Process ILV

Scientific Process ILV

Lector: Mag.a Andrea Hoyer-Neuhold, Mag.a Erna Schönthaler

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Steps of scientific research: searching for a topic, literature search, writing a concept, literature analysis, implementing methods, scientific writing

Planning, implementing and evaluating selected empirical and theoretical methods

Assessment methods

certificate of participation

Teaching methods

mandatory course

Language

German

2 2

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Occupational Science and Current Professional Developments ILV

Occupational Science and Current Professional Developments ILV

Lector: Stefan Grundtner, MSc, Mag.a Johanna Stadler-Grillmaier

0.5 SWS
0.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Occupational science serving as a basis for occupational therapy, differences between occupational science and occupational therapy, differentiated and advanced analysis of the term occupation, research field and scope of occupational science; implications for practice and professional reasoning
Current professional developments, development of new professional fields

Assessment methods

continuous assessement

Teaching methods

mandatory course

Language

German

0.5 0.5
Applying Community-Based Practice SE

Applying Community-Based Practice SE

Lector: Maria Feiler, MA

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

Possibilties of occupational therapy in community-based rehabilitation based on the different needs of clients and client groups, considering especially freelance work. Examples of successful implementation.
Autonomous development of a concept for possibilities of occupational therapy implementation in existing community-based institutions. Writing and presenting a report. Reflection of experiences.

Assessment methods

continuous assessment

Teaching methods

mandatory course

Language

German

2 4
Applying Health Promotion SE

Applying Health Promotion SE

Lector: Susanne Mulzheim, MSc, Mag.a Birgit Pichler

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

Models of health and illness, salutogenesis, aspects of occupational therapy for health promotion
Autonomous development of concepts in preventive health and health promotion, contact stakeholders, compile project manuals, write and present project portfolios. Reflection of experiences.

Assessment methods

continuous assessment

Teaching methods

mandatory course

Language

German

2 4
Applied Research Methodology SE

Applied Research Methodology SE

Lector: Hermine August-Feicht, MAS, Rene Fischbacher, BA MA, Stefan Grundtner, MSc, Mag.a Barbara Höhsl, BSc, Mag. Phil. Ulrike Holy-Padevit, Susanne Messner-Gujon, MSc, Susanne Mulzheim, MSc, Lena Rettinger, MSc, Valentin Ritschl, MSc, Daniela Schlager-Jaschky,

0.5 SWS
5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Implementation of the planned steps of the working process
Presentation and reflection of individual steps of the working process
Writing of bachelor thesis 2

Assessment methods

final exam: bachelor thesis 2

Teaching methods

Seminar

Language

German

0.5 5
Applying Case Management SE

Applying Case Management SE

Lector: Mag.(FH) Ralf Eric Kluschatzka

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

System parameters: recent developments in health care, possibilities and boundaries of case management, needs of different clients and client groups such as psychiatry, paediatrics, geriatrics, neurology, practice examples.
Deepening of field-specific knowledge by processing cases, writing a report, reflecting experiences made

Assessment methods

continuous assessment

Teaching methods

mandatory course

Language

German

2 4
Political Dimensions and Marketing ILV

Political Dimensions and Marketing ILV

Lector: Katharina Radak-Scherer, MA

1 SWS
1.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Responsibilities and possibilities of professional associations
Foundations of marketing (marketing of service, analysis of markets, companies and competition, UMPs, methods of communication in marketing, corporate identity and corporate design, ...)
Principles of quality management

Assessment methods

continuous assessment

Teaching methods

mandatory course

Language

German

1 1.5
Supervision of Fieldwork Placement 3 SE

Supervision of Fieldwork Placement 3 SE

Lector: Hermine August-Feicht, MAS, Mag.a Veronika Ertelt-Bach, MAS, Mag. Viktoria Hepp, Stella Hiesmayr, MSc., Susanne Messner-Gujon, MSc, Mag. Dr. Bardia Michael Monshi, Susanne Mulzheim, MSc, Rita Schmiedecker-Pauxberger, Mag.a Erna Schönthaler, Petra Schwab,

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Teaching methods

seminar

Language

German

1 1
Personal and Professional Competence Development 6 SE

Personal and Professional Competence Development 6 SE

Lector: Hermine August-Feicht, MAS, Mag.a Bettina Bachschwöll, Mag.a Veronika Ertelt-Bach, MAS, Dagmar Joch, Susanne Messner-Gujon, MSc, Susanne Mulzheim, MSc, Valentin Ritschl, MSc, Mag.a Erna Schönthaler, Petra Schwab, MSc, Mag.a Johanna Stadler-Grillmaier

1 SWS
1.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Further reflection of extended professional competence in relation to professional career;
Reflection processes as a foundation for personality development;
Illustration of the competence areas (“Kompetenzrad”) as a tool for evaluation and visualisation.
Formulating SMART goals and motivational goals;
Analysis of strengths and weaknesses
Discussion and reflection supervised by lecturers
Recent topics of personality development such as motto-goals.

Assessment methods

continuous assessment

Teaching methods

mandatory course

Language

German

1 1.5
Fieldwork Placement Semester 6 PR

Fieldwork Placement Semester 6 PR

Lector: Hermine August-Feicht, MAS, Mag.a Veronika Ertelt-Bach, MAS, Susanne Messner-Gujon, MSc, Susanne Mulzheim, MSc, Valentin Ritschl, MSc, Rita Schmiedecker-Pauxberger, Mag.a Erna Schönthaler, Petra Schwab, MSc, Mag.a Johanna Stadler-Grillmaier, Monika Zettel

0 SWS
15 ECTS

Lecture contents

Independent implementation of all the stages of the occupational therapy process under professional guidance and supervision,
thorough reflection of the implemented parts of the therapy process

Assessment methods

continuous assessment

Teaching methods

practical placement

Language

German

0 15

Semester dates
Winter semester: 5th September 2016 to 27th January 2017
Summer semester: 3rd February to 30th June 2017

Number of teaching weeks
18 per semester

Times
Mon. to Fri., in exceptional cases on Saturdays

Language of Instruction
German


How you benefit

Only with this degree program is it possible to practice the profession of occupational therapist. The MTD Act is the basis for this degree program. Occupational therapy is applied in all areas of health and social services. As part of the therapy you will analyze everyday actions and modify processes individually according to the existing functions and impairments. You will train the skills that are required to execute the actions. In addition, it may be necessary to use tools and adjust the environment to the client's needs. Many occupational therapists also work in prevention. A classic example is the ergonomically designed workplace. In rehabilitation, you will play a significant role in helping clients, who for example have had an accident or stroke, to cope with life as well as possible on their own. Health promotion begins in kindergarten: You will work with development screenings and offer appropriate therapy measures, you will work with offers for healthy behavior in daily life or you will already be involved in the spatial planning to help design child-friendly kindergartens and schools that promote development. In health promotion you will also speak to senior citizens to raise awareness for example of fall and barrier-free living in old age. Outpatient activities are becoming more and more important in occupational therapy. The degree program provides a strong foundation together with practical work experience and continuing training to manage teams or work independently. You can also choose to pursue a career in research.

Your future career

Your responsibilities range from therapy to rehabilitation and from health promotion to prevention. Typical specialist areas are industrial medicine including ergonomics and work integration, surgery and hand surgery, traumatology, orthopedics, internal medicine including rheumatology, neurology, oncology, physical medicine, psychiatry as well as geriatrics and pediatrics. Opportunities will be open to you in the following establishments:

  • Hospitals and specialist clinics
  • Rehabilitation and therapy centers
  • Nursing homes, outpatient clinics, convalescent homes
  • Information centers
  • Foster homes and retirement homes
  • Day centers for the elderly and mentally impaired
  • Educational facilities
  • Disabled facilities
  • Forensic facilities
  • Facilities for the preparation to enter the employment world
  • Work training centers
  • Businesses/workplaces of clients
  • Medical practices
  • Mobile care facilities
  • Research institutions

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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

  • University entrance qualification examination (Studienberechtigungsprüfung)
  • Relevant professional qualification with auxiliary examinations
  • Additional proficiency tests: First aid course (at least 16 hours, within the last year)
  • Regulation for the admission of third country citizens: Info sheet (PDF)

Equivalence is determined by international agreements, validation or in individual cases a decision by the head of the academic section.

with an examination subject of biology. 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.
English 2 is recommended as an elective, since by the start of the program at the latest you will have to prove you possess the appropriate English skills.

You have acquired the relevant professional qualification with a degree in health care and nursing or medical technical services, or the completion of a college for social services or an apprenticeship as an orthopedic technician.

Application

There are 30 places available in the bachelor's degree program in Occupational Therapy each year. The ratio of places to applicants is currently around 1:15

To apply you will require the following documents:

  • Birth certificate
  • Proof of citizenship
  • Proof of residence
  • School leaving certificate / university entrance qualification examination (Studienberecthigungsprüfung) / verification of professional qualifications
  • 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 selection process

The selection process begins with a written test. After the passing the test, you will undergo a personal interview procedure consisting of a practical task and an interview.

  • Aim
    The aim is to ensure places are offered to those persons who complete the multi-level selection process with the best results. The tests are designed to assess the skills needed for an applicant's chosen profession.
  • Procedure
    The written selection test includes a series of test requirements to assess if you fulfill the basic intellectual and social-emotional performance requirements. If you meet the minimum criteria you will then undergo a practical aptitude test and a selection interview.
    The practical aptitude test assesses your job-specific skills and other skills such as social behavior, empathy and a capacity for careful consideration. 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. Applicants are evaluated according to the following weighting system:

    • Selection test (1/3)
    • Practical aptitude test and interview (2/3)

    The selection committee (which comprises, among others, the head of the academic section and representatives of the teaching staff and student body) awards places to the applicants who score highest in the tests. The process as a whole and all test and assessment results from the selection process are documented in a transparent and verifiable manner.


Secretary's office

Peter Hromek
Favoritenstraße 226, D.1.33
1100 Vienna
T: +43 1 606 68 77-4300
F: +43 1 606 68 77-4309
ergotherapie@fh-campuswien.ac.at

Office hours: 
Mon. to Fri. 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 
Wed. 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 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), universities like the Medical University of Vienna, the professional 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 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!

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