Holistic Therapy and Salutogenesis

Master degree program for advanced professional training, part-time

Overview

Holistic therapy and salutogenesis (health maintenance) focus on the person as an individual in order to strengthen their health. In the master’s course you will expand your holistic consulting expertise in the legally recognized health profession in which you work. Essential is an integrative perspective of the human body as a complex network of interconnected subsystems and an interdisciplinary dialogue with clients or patients. On this basis, the course will provide you with a sound overview of holistic methods and you can choose between a practical focus in Ayurveda or holistic manual methods.

Duration of course
4 Semester
Final degree
Master of Science (MSc)
20Study places
120ECTS
Organisational form
part-time

Application period for winter semester 2019:
will be announced

tuition fee

once payment:

€ 13.600,-

+ ÖH premium per semester

What you can offer

You have experienced an increased demand for holistic therapy and health maintenance (salutogenesis) among the population, you are open to such approaches and you come from a legally recognized health profession. It is important to you to systematically further your education according the current state of science. At the same time you are interested in driving science and research forward and thus complying with international standards.

What we offer you

As Austria's largest training center for non-medical health professionals, especially the higher-level paramedical services, midwives and nurses, FH Campus Wien has extensive expertise and a large network in the health care sector. An important partner in the areas of education, research and development is the Vienna Hospital Association (KAV). The FH Campus Wien network also includes ministries, universities, professional associations, other interest groups and the Vienna International Academy for Holistic Medicine, which was also involved in the development of the curriculum. Through these partnerships and our own Department Health, FH Campus Wien attracts outstanding teachers and conduct research on current topics which you as a student will explore during your studies as well as in your master's thesis. At FH Campus Wien you have the opportunity to enter an interdisciplinary professional community and in the master's course to learn from and with each other even across the disciplines. Practical relevance and a focus on interdisciplinary topics is also guaranteed at our Campus Lectures, public lecture evenings with prominent experts, that FH Campus Wien regularly invites you to join.

What makes this degree program special

  • Expand counseling skills in your legally recognized health profession
  • Integrate holistic methods
  • Select a practical focus of either Ayurveda or holistic manual methods

Holistic therapy and salutogenesis do not focus primarily on the disease, but the individual people including interacting factors such as physiological processes, environmental influences and nutrition. Essential is an integrative perspective of the human body as a complex network of interconnected subsystems and an interdisciplinary dialogue with clients or patients. The objective is to integrate holistic methods in the counseling and therapy of legally recognized health professionals and to strengthen science and research in this area by international standards. The scientific basis is provided mainly by medicine and natural sciences as well as systems theory and analysis, cultural studies and social psychology. The master’s course will provide you with sound insight into holistic therapy forms and methods as well as the possibility to select an individual practical focus.


What you will learn in the degree program

You will expand your consulting and communication skills on a socio-psychological basis and learn to apply an integrated approach. The master’s course will introduce you to a wide range of holistic methods of therapy, from osteopathy homeopathy, kinesiology, phytotherapy to stimulus-response therapy.

In order to better understand the human body as a complex system, you will explore the fundamentals of medicine and natural sciences as well as systems theory and analysis. You take advantage of findings from cultural studies and learn traditional holistic health systems of different cultures, from Kneipp and Tibetan medicine all the way to TCM. You can select a practical focus of either Ayurveda or holistic manual methods Finally, as part of your master’s thesis or offers such as a Journal Club, you will strengthen your skills for scientific work and research.

Curriculum

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Anthroposophy ILV

Anthroposophy ILV

Lector: Dr. med. Martin David, Dr. med. Robert Fitger, Prof. Dr. Gottfried Kranz, Dr. med. Thomas Meisermann, Dr. Jöran Moshuber, Dr. med. Leif-Börge Struck

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Introduction, basics and relationship to scientific medicine
Bases of insight
Introduction to what it means to be a human - the four dimensions of humans
Functional threefold order: nerve-sensory processes, rhythmic processes, metabolic processes
Remedies of anthroposophic medicine
Practice of anthroposophic medicine in the medical faculties

Assessment methods

modul examination

Teaching methods

Integrated course:The contents conveyed in the (e-learning supported) lecture parts will be consolidated in the seminar or exercise parts with individual practical implementation or application; special aspects will be discussed.

Language

German

1 2
Aromatherapy ILV

Aromatherapy ILV

Lector: Dr. med. Wolfgang Steflitsch

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

- Fragrances and sense of smell
- Monographs and profiles of essential oils
- Dual mechanism of action (olfactory and biochemical)
- Quality standards and control
- Toxicology and safety aspects
- Basic research, clinical studies, empirical medicine
- Applications of Medical Aromatherapy
- Natural fatty vegetable oils, hydrolates and macerates in aromatherapy
- Aroma care (guidelines, goals, indications)
- Formulations and treatment plans for selected indications
- Guided and independent development of treatment plans
- Mixing of essential oils according to fragrance notes and indications

Assessment methods

Modul Examination

Teaching methods

Integrated course:The contents conveyed in the (e-learning supported) lecture parts will be consolidated in the seminar or exercise parts with individual practical implementation or application; special aspects will be discussed.

Language

German

1 2
Ausleitende und umstimmende Therapieverfahren ILV

Ausleitende und umstimmende Therapieverfahren ILV

Lector: Dr. Roswitha Bergsmann

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

- Biochemistry of minerals and vitamins
- Oxidative stress, notrosative stress
- Liver detoxification and its genetic polymorphism
- Environmental toxins
- The role of microbiome and intestine for detoxification
- Endotoxins, fermentation and putrefaction dyspepsia
- Regulation of cell energy
- Methods of detoxification
- Biochemical balances of the cell
- Elimination of cellular toxins and autophagocytosis
- Phytotherapy of detoxification
- Detoxification therapy via the intestine
- Adsorbents

Assessment methods

module examination

Teaching methods

Integrated course:The contents conveyed in the (e-learning supported) lecture parts will be consolidated in the seminar or exercise parts with individual practical implementation or application; special aspects will be discussed.

Language

German

1 2
Berufsrechtliche Aspekte im nationalen und internationalen Kontext ILV

Berufsrechtliche Aspekte im nationalen und internationalen Kontext ILV

Lector: Mag.a Regina Aistleithner

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

- Legal basis of the Austrian professional law in health professions
- Similarities and differences in the professional laws of health professions
- Rights and limitations in the practice of the profession
- Registration in various lists as a basis for practicing the profession
- Differentiation of the terms diagnosis-therapy-counseling

Assessment methods

final test

Teaching methods

Integrated course:The contents conveyed in the (e-learning supported) lecture parts will be consolidated in the seminar or exercise parts with individual practical implementation or application; special aspects will be discussed.

Language

German

1 2
Chronobiology ILV

Chronobiology ILV

Lector: Univ. Doz. Dr. med. Cem Ekmekcioglu

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

- History and structure of the circadian system
- "Clock genes"
- Melatonin
- Definitions in chronobiology
- Rhythms (day-night, season, lunar cycle)
- Rhythms of various bodily functions
- Jet lag
- Shift work
- Chronobiology in spa medicine
- Chronopathology (diseases & rhythmicity / symptoms)
- Chronotherapy
- Discussion of current original works and reviews

Assessment methods

modul examination

Teaching methods

Integrated course:The contents conveyed in the (e-learning supported) lecture parts will be consolidated in the seminar or exercise parts with individual practical implementation or application; special aspects will be discussed.

Language

German

1 2
Ethno Medicine ILV

Ethno Medicine ILV

Lector: Univ. Prof. Dr. Dagmar Eigner

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

- Ethnomedicine as a combination of ethnology and medicine / therapy
- Terms of ethnomedicine
- Culture-bound syndrome
- Medical pluralism
- Suffering, disease and illness
- Similarities and differences of concepts
- Diseases not as biological facts, but in the context of society
- Traditional healing traditions
- Rituals and healing
- Traditional medicine versus (university) medicine
- public health

Assessment methods

modul examination

Teaching methods

Integrated course:The contents conveyed in the (e-learning supported) lecture parts will be consolidated in the seminar or exercise parts with individual practical implementation or application; special aspects will be discussed.

Language

German

1 2
Kneipp and Balneology ILV

Kneipp and Balneology ILV

Lector: Dr. Gebhard Breuss

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

- History of water therapies
- Practice of water therapies
- 5 pillars of Kneipp therapy:
- Water therapy
- Phytotherapy
- Exercise therapy
- Diet as a basis and therapy
- Medicine of order (general life order and psychosomatics)
- General prophylaxis and promotion of autonomous attitude to life
- Biorhythm and taking the waters, non-specific effects of balneotherapy
- Effects of local remedies
- Influence of climate on health and healing processes
- Organization and law of balneotherapy

Assessment methods

modul examination

Teaching methods

Integrated course:The contents conveyed in the (e-learning supported) lecture parts will be consolidated in the seminar or exercise parts with individual practical implementation or application; special aspects will be discussed.

Language

German

1 2
Medicine and Spirituality ILV

Medicine and Spirituality ILV

Lector: Prof. Dr. Dr. Matthias Beck

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

- Scientific basis of the understanding of spirituality
- The human as a unity of body, mind and soul
- Spirituality as relationship to YOU vs. IT
- Terms mind and soul
- Connection of body and soul in different cultures
- Different dimensions of spirituality
- Role of spirituality in palliative care, severe and chronic diseases, prevention and salutogenesis, physical and
mental health

Assessment methods

final test

Teaching methods

Integrated course:The contents conveyed in the (e-learning supported) lecture parts will be consolidated in the seminar or exercise parts with individual practical implementation or application; special aspects will be discussed.

Language

German

1 2
Medical Anthropology ILV

Medical Anthropology ILV

Lector: Univ. Prof. Dr. Dagmar Eigner

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

- Basic definition of terms
- Factors influencing the development, experience and expression of the sense of illness in the sociocultural
context
- Concept of a person in their diverse network of relationships
- Presentation of causes of illness and treatment options for specific ailments
- Access to resources of health care systems and alternative problem solving options

Assessment methods

modul examination

Teaching methods

Integrated course:The contents conveyed in the (e-learning supported) lecture parts will be consolidated in the seminar or exercise parts with individual practical implementation or application; special aspects will be discussed.

Language

German

1 2
Medical Ethics ILV

Medical Ethics ILV

Lector: Prof. Dr. Dr. Matthias Beck

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

- Necessity of medical ethics in theory and practice
- Relationship between ethics and law
- Case studies of medical ethics
- Ethical issues at the end of life
- Human image(s) and independent development of ethical rules
- Ethics committee and release of patient / client data for the empirical part of the master thesis

Assessment methods

final test

Teaching methods

Integrated course:The contents conveyed in the (e-learning supported) lecture parts will be consolidated in the seminar or exercise parts with individual practical implementation or application; special aspects will be discussed.

Language

German

1 2
Phytotherapy ILV

Phytotherapy ILV

Lector: Dr. med. univ. Christine Katharina Krassnig, Dr. med. Desiree Margotti, Univ.-Doz. Dr Heribert Pittner

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Therapeutic areas for phytopharmaceuticals
Possibilities and limitations of treatment with herbal medicines
From plant to medicine
Phytonutrients
Legal basis for the approval and registration of phytopharmaceuticals
Phytopharmaceuticals in the literature
Poisoning with plants

Assessment methods

modul examination

Teaching methods

Integrated course:The contents conveyed in the (e-learning supported) lecture parts will be consolidated in the seminar or exercise parts with individual practical implementation or application; special aspects will be discussed.

Language

German

1 2
Regulatory Medicine ILV

Regulatory Medicine ILV

Lector: Dr. Roswitha Bergsmann

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

- System of basic regulation (basic regulation)
- Basic substance (extracellular matrix, ECM, matrix)
- Segmental regulatory complex
- Projection symptoms, reflectory disease symptoms
- Regulation and stimulus (short-term stimulus, long-term stimulus, stimulus intensity)
- Historical development of regulatory medicine
- Principles of regulation
- Regulatory obstacles and their effects
- Regulatory medical procedures and their influence on the organism
- Noteworthy issues during the application of regulatory medical procedures
- Limits of regulatory medical procedures
- External and internal influences on the basic regulation

Assessment methods

modul examination

Teaching methods

Integrated course:The contents conveyed in the (e-learning supported) lecture parts will be consolidated in the seminar or exercise parts with individual practical implementation or application; special aspects will be discussed.

Language

German

1 2
Systems Theory VO

Systems Theory VO

Lector: a.o. Univ-Prof. Dr. med. habil. Karl-Ludwig Resch

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

- Homeostasis vs. entropy
- Medical cybernetics
- Regulatory circuits and disorders
- Systemic effects and impact
- Specific and nonspecific effects
- Multidimensionality of the "Placebo-concept"
- Physiology of autoregulation with respect to chronobiology
- Dimensions of knowledge. Perception-causality-mode of action
- Medicine as a science of action vs. natural science as an explanatory science
- Medicine and human history
- Conceptual approaches (examples from medical research and clinic)

Assessment methods

modul examination

Teaching methods

Lecture course:Systematic teaching of general and special content

Language

German

1 2
Traditional European Medicine and Monastic Medicine ILV

Traditional European Medicine and Monastic Medicine ILV

Lector: Dr. habil. Karl-Heinz Steinmetz

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

- Fundamentals of Humoral Medicine and Humoral Pathology
- Distinction according to the Four-Humors-Theory
- Humoral-based phytotherapy
- Dietetics according to TEM and monastic diet
- Medieval sauna
- Psychosomatics
- Meditation and body exercises of monastic medicine
- Hildegard von Bingen
- Monastic songs and meditations

Assessment methods

modul examination

Teaching methods

Integrated course:The contents conveyed in the (e-learning supported) lecture parts will be consolidated in the seminar or exercise parts with individual practical implementation or application; special aspects will be discussed.

Language

German

1 2
Operational principle of Holistic Therapy and Salutogenesis VO

Operational principle of Holistic Therapy and Salutogenesis VO

Lector: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Marktl

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

- Theoretical basics of holistic medicine
- Complex and regulative processes of the organism
- Adaptation physiology: adaptation of the body to its environment
- Methods of holistic therapy
- Hormesis
- Low-energy bioinformation
- Types of communication of the organism / the environment
- Regularities of environmental physiology
- Bioclimatology
Graduates
- understand body and psyche as a coherent, whole system
- establish links between external influences and the state of health of their patients or clients
- know systemic relationships for treatment and consulting concepts
- set up specific measures parallel to therapy to change the environment of the patient or client
- understand body-immanent systems that support salutogenesis and promote recovery

Assessment methods

modul examination

Teaching methods

Lecture course:Systematic teaching of general and special content

Language

German

1 2

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Ayurveda ILV

Ayurveda ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2
Functional Myodiagnostics and Applied Kinesiology ILV

Functional Myodiagnostics and Applied Kinesiology ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2
Holistic Cancer Therapy ILV

Holistic Cancer Therapy ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2
Homotoxicology ILV

Homotoxicology ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2
Homeopathy ILV

Homeopathy ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2
Mayr Medicine ILV

Mayr Medicine ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2
Neural Therapy ILV

Neural Therapy ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2
Orhtomolecular Medicine ILV

Orhtomolecular Medicine ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2
Ostheopathy ILV

Ostheopathy ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2
Palliative Medicine and Terminal care ILV

Palliative Medicine and Terminal care ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2
Reflexology Therapy ILV

Reflexology Therapy ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2
Pain Management and Holistic Therapy ILV

Pain Management and Holistic Therapy ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2
TCM and Acupuncture ILV

TCM and Acupuncture ILV

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Language

German

2 4
Tibetan Medicine ILV

Tibetan Medicine ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Advisory Expertise ILV

Advisory Expertise ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2
Therapeutic Movement Training ILV

Therapeutic Movement Training ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2
Research Design and Concept Development SE

Research Design and Concept Development SE

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2
Holistic Dentistry ILV

Holistic Dentistry ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2
Immune System and Immunotherapy ILV

Immune System and Immunotherapy ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2
Interdisciplinary Dialogue ILV

Interdisciplinary Dialogue ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2
Journal Club SE

Journal Club SE

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2
Communication and Narrative Medicine ILV

Communication and Narrative Medicine ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2
Prevention and Salutogenesis ILV

Prevention and Salutogenesis ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2
Psychosomatics and Psychophysiology ILV

Psychosomatics and Psychophysiology ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2
Psychosocial Study Seminars SE

Psychosocial Study Seminars SE

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2
Therapist-Client Relationship ILV

Therapist-Client Relationship ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2
Ayurveda 1 - Elective Course UE

Ayurveda 1 - Elective Course UE

4 SWS
4 ECTS

Language

German

4 4
Manual methods 1 - Elective Course UE

Manual methods 1 - Elective Course UE

4 SWS
4 ECTS

Language

German

4 4
Academic writing SE

Academic writing SE

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Accompanying Seminar SE

Accompanying Seminar SE

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2
Master`s examination MT

Master`s examination MT

0 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

0 2
Master`s thesis MT

Master`s thesis MT

0 SWS
20 ECTS

Language

German

0 20
Ayurveda 2 - Elective Course UE

Ayurveda 2 - Elective Course UE

6 SWS
6 ECTS

Language

German

6 6
Manual methods 2 - Elective Course UE

Manual methods 2 - Elective Course UE

6 SWS
6 ECTS

Language

German

6 6

Semester dates
Winter semester: 14th September 2018 to 2nd February 2019

Number of teaching weeks
14 per semester (on weekends)

Language of instruction
German


Career opportunities

As a graduate you will pursue an integrative approach, depending on your health profession, in diagnosis, consulting clients or patients on possible holistic therapy approaches and methods and jointly creating treatment plans. These methods can be applied in a varied and sustainable manner already in health care and prevention. Also in this growth area, in the future you will take on a consulting and integrating function and provide a thorough overview of possible methods of treatment. You will work in a wide variety of fields:

  • Health sector
  • Social services, including nursing and care facilities
  • Medical and pharmaceutical companies
  • Education and training for health professionals
  • Staff positions and interfaces in public service
  • Relevant associations or institutions and commercial providers of holistic methods

Admission

Admission requirements

Relevant bachelor or similar qualification from an institute of higher education with a total of 180 ECTS credits:

  • Medical Doctors
  • Dentists
  • Educated Nurses
  • Clinical Psychologists
  • Health Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Pharmacist
  • Midwifery

Application

To apply you will require the following documents:

  • Birth certificate
  • Proof of citizenship
  • Bachelor degree / diploma certificate / equivalent certificate from abroad
  • 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 consists of a selection interview, in which we would like to learn more about your motives, skills and knowledge. Any extraordinary achievements or special training will be given special consideration.


Contact

Secretary's office

Michaela Fucik
Favoritenstraße 226
1100 Vienna
P: +43 1 606 68 77-4480
F: +43 1 606 68 77-4489
michaela.fucik@fh-campuswien.ac.at

Office hours during the semester
Thu, 8.00 a.m.-4.00 p.m.
Fri, 8.00 a.m.-2.00 p.m.


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