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Health Care and Nursing

Bachelor, full-time

Overview

Since 2008, FH Campus Wien has offered the first Austrian bachelor's degree program in health care and nursing as a generalist degree program and combines nursing science with the professional qualification for upper grade health care and nursing. The degree program lays the foundation for evidence-based nursing: What you plan and decide in nursing is not based solely on proven tradition, but is scientifically proven. You will complete extensive internships in hospitals and nursing homes of the Vienna Hospital Association and the Vinzenz Group in Linz, Vienna and Ried.

Contact us

Contact us!

Mag.a Tamara Rechberger
Heidi Schöngrundner
Favoritenstraße 226, D.3.27
1100 Vienna
T: +43 1 606 68 77-4000 
F: +43 1 606 68 77-4009 
pflege@fh-campuswien.ac.at

Office hours during the semester
Mon. to Thu. 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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Duration of course
6 Semester
Final degree
Bachelor of Science in Health Studies (BSc)
incl. professional qualifications
446Study places
180ECTS
Organisational form
full-time

Application period for the winter semester 2018

8th January to 25th April 2018

tuition fee / semester:

€ 363,36*

+ ÖH premium + contribution**

 

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

 

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

What you can offer

You are interested in nursing science, applied nursing methods, medicine and health science. For you, health care and nursing mean taking on responsibility, acting according to basic humanistic ethics values and treating patients with empathy and respect. You seek practical training provided in a process-oriented manner that focuses on working with with nursing diagnoses, nursing objectives and health care methods. You want to be able to justify your decisions scientifically. You have a professional picture of health care and nursing that is not only rooted in tradition, but you are aware that the profession is evolving rapidly towards evidence-based care, and health promotion and prevention.

What we offer you

FH Campus Wien is now the largest university of applied sciences for health in Austria. Since being the first university of applied arts in Austria to establish a bachelor's degree program in nursing already in 2008, we now possess extensive expertise and a large network of partners. This includes the University of Vienna. We developed the bachelor's degree program with them as part of a teaching cooperation. Important partners from the industry include the Vienna Hospital Association, with whom we work closely to organize our extensive internships, and the Vinzenz Group. The near future holds great potential for multi-site research projects. We also pay close consideration to science and research as we continually develop our the content of the degree program. Practical relevance is also guaranteed at our Campus Lecture evenings, which are open to all and feature contributions from prominent experts.

What makes this degree program special

The degree program combines science with extensive practical experience, which makes it possible for you to earn the legally recognized professional qualification for upper grade services in health care and nursing by completing the program. Nursing based on scientific knowledge, that is the difference between the degree program and a certificate from a traditional vocational school system. Evidence-based care is the foundation that allows you to offer people the best care possible while at the same time conserving resources. Thus, as a graduate you will be able to follow scientific developments, critically question them and, in individual cases, implement them in your professional life. However, this alone is not enough to implement evidence-based measures in nursing. It is important to recognize what is feasible for the patients and their personal environment, and what the organization allows. You will be able to take all of this into consideration with your nursing experience in order to make the best decision for the patient in the end.


What you will learn in the degree program

Your degree program is oriented towards international standards, is practically relevant and scientifically based. Besides technical-methodical scientific skills, you will also acquire social skills, communication skills and self-competence. In its methodical approach the degree program promotes project, problem and action-oriented learning.

  • You will learn about nursing theories and the nursing process as well as about health care and nursing for special target groups and in different settings. This includes providing care for people with chronic illnesses as well as providing support for family members and other relations. A major part of the education includes general and special medical basics as well as nursing science. Knowledge of social and human sciences, such as psychology and sociology, as well as education and health care sciences provide a holistic understanding of health and illness.

  • The social and personal human background of the people is important, particularly in counseling and communication. Counseling techniques are taught as well as conversational skills, conflict resolution and crisis communication.
  • Furthermore, you will learn about organization, ethics and law. Management in the health sector, structures and mechanisms of the health service as well as quality and project management and informatics are among the organization-related contents.
  • Theoretical and practical courses are well-balanced during your studies. In the fifth semester, you will complete an internship semester.

Curriculum

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
General pathology VO

General pathology VO

Lector: Dr.in Isabel Haider-Strutz

1.5 SWS
1.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

-Definitions in pathology - statistical variables
-Tasks of the pathologist - intravital and postmortal diagnostics
-Disease causes, course and consequences
-Pathology of heredity
-Disorders of cell growth and cell reproduction
-Cell and tissue damage
-Regeneration and repair of tissue
-Inflammation pathology
-Tumor pathology
-Disorders of the circulatory system
-Imaging diagnostic procedures and laboratory parameters

Assessment methods

Oral / practical or written exam at the end of lecture course

Teaching methods

Mostly presentation methods

Language

German

1.5 1.5
Applied hygiene and infectiology ILV

Applied hygiene and infectiology ILV

Lector: Dr.in Isabel Haider-Strutz, Gerald Handl, MSc

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Infectious diseases:
-Basics of infectious disease studies
-The immune system
-Immunizations / vaccination plan, reactions / defense mechanisms
-Methods of pathogen detection
-Notifiable diseases
-Signs of infection
Microbiology und Parasitology:
-Bacteria
-Viruses
-Prions
-Fungi
-Parasites/multicellular parasites
Hygiene in health care facilities and extramural areas:
-Organization of hospital hygiene (hygienic standards)
-Nosocomial infections
-General hygiene and hygiene measures
-Cleaning, disinfection and sterilization
-Hand hygiene
-Hygiene in specific care settings
-Protective clothing, isolation
-Infection prevention for employees
-Infection protection for multi-resistant pathogens
-Food and environmental hygiene
-Sample material

Assessment methods

Oral / practical or written exam at the end of lecture course

Teaching methods

Mostly presentation methods

Language

German

2 2
Biology, anatomy, physiology including nutrition VO

Biology, anatomy, physiology including nutrition VO

Lector: Dr. med. univ. Michael Klimas

3 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

Medical Terminology:
-Location and directional labels, Numbers, Colours
-Declensions
-Clinical terminology and vocabulary
Biology:
-Basics of biology, chemistry and biochemistry
-Basics of biophysics
-Biology of cells
-Genetics and evolution
-Tissues
Anatomy Physiology:
-The healthy person
-Physique and musculoskeletal system (active + passive)
-Cardiovascular system
-Respiratory system
-Blood, immune system, lymphatic organs
-Digestive tract
-Kidneys and urinary tract
-Reproductive organs
-Endocrine system
-Nervous system
-Sensory organs (eyes, ears, skin)
Nutrition:
-Metabolism and nutrition
-Exemplary dietary forms
-Basics of infant nutrition

Assessment methods

Oral / practical or written exam at the end of lecture course

Teaching methods

Mostly presentation methods

3 4
Traning of skills "Kinaesthetics, Positioning and Mobilisation" UE

Traning of skills "Kinaesthetics, Positioning and Mobilisation" UE

Lector: Cathrine Chalupka, MSc, Mag.a Daniela Durchschlag, BSc MSc, Mag.a Bettina Hojdelewicz

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Through practical exercises, the students consolidate practical handling in the following areas:
> Central content: self-perception and interaction
> Conceptual system of Kinaesthetics®
> Among others (1) basics of movement and weight levels with regard to gravity (2) movement patterns, (3) positions for the respective movement activities, (4) external factors for the promotion of movement
> Positioning techniques: VATI positioning, back, side, abdominal positioning and seated positioning modes, handling positioning aids

Assessment methods

Continual assessment

Teaching methods

Mostly activating methods

2 2
Basics of nursing care ILV

Basics of nursing care ILV

Lector: Marianne Dunst, MSc., Mag.a Daniela Durchschlag, BSc MSc, Gabriela Ludwig, MSc, Mag.a Monika Mayer, FH-Prof.in Mag.a Barbara Riegler

4 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

-Basic philosophy / anthropological concepts / human image of nursing
-The "12 life activities (LA) from the model of life according to Roper, Logan and Tierney (1993; 2009) are used as a teaching content structure. Aspects of concepts of health promotion, transcultural care, basal stimulation® and kinaesthetics are taken into account within the respective LA.
-The content-based analysis of the following life activities must be combined with 1-3 (evidence-based) nursing studies.
-The individual life activities (LA) "Ensuring a safe environment", "Communicating", "Breathing", "Eating and drinking", "Excreting", "Keeping clean and dressing", "Adjusting body temperature", "Moving "," Working and playing "," Feeling and acting as a man / woman "and" Sleeping " are processed according to the following systematics (except LA" Finding meaning / dying "):
a. Meaningfulness:
- norms and values - meaning for humans and their reference system
- self-reflection of likes, habits and behaviors with regard to one’s own and the unfamiliar
- influence factors on the respective LA and their interactions
b. Monitoring aspect:
- behavioral patterns of the respective LA
- impact of deviations on health, well-being and level of development
- perceiving and describing changes
- care-relevant observations of skin and skin attachments as well as of gestures, facial expressions, body posture and cognition. Detecting, documenting and relaying deviations
- Detection and risk assessment of the following phenomena: exsiccosis, contracture, pneumonia, thrombosis, decubitus etc.
-c. Selecting and applying care measures:
-self-care and care dependency as a reciprocal process, dependency care
-Possibilities for safeguarding privacy and personal space, taking into account concepts of honor and shame
-Establish and assess the need for care and derive care measures in all forms and on all levels of care, taking into account health promotion, living environment and nursing research
-Prophylactic measures with regard to the life-world background and the entire lifespan

Example of topic discussion using the following LA:
LA "Moving":
Importance:
> Importance of movement for humans over the entire lifespan
> Own preferences, habits, behaviors
> Understanding and tolerance towards the unfamiliar
> Pointing out the impact of influencing factors on LA "Moving" and their interactions
Observation:
> Motion patterns and sequences taking into account the spatial position
> Impact of deviations on health and extent of ability of self-care
> Assessing changes (e.g. body image, paralysis, movement disorders, somatosensory disorders, reflex disturbances, etc.)
> Assessment of the risk factors using assessment instruments (for example decubitus, falls, contractures, thrombosis, etc.)

Select and apply care offers:
> Health promotion through exercise programs and body therapies
> Back-friendly working methods
> Movement exercises and change of position using aids

Note:
-Care interventions such as mobilization and positioning techniques → see skills training "Kinaesthetics, positioning and mobilization"

Assessment methods

Oral / practical or written exam at the end of lecture course

Teaching methods

Mostly activating methods

Language

German

4 4
Clinical internship 1 PR

Clinical internship 1 PR

Lector: Mag.a Daniela Durchschlag, BSc MSc

0 SWS
8 ECTS

Lecture contents

The students are guided towards:
-Implementation of the theoretical content (theory-practice transfer) in all practice areas defined within FH GUK AV for successful skills achievement:
-(1) Acute care such as, for example, stationary care in the (a) surgical field (general surgery and special surgical areas such as gynecology and obstetrics, urology, ear nose and throat department) and inpatient care in (b) conservative therapy (general / internal medicine and special fields of internal medicine, such as cardiology, oncology, hepatology, psychiatry, pediatrics),
-(2) Long-term care (e.g. geriatric centers, stationary and semi-stationary areas),
-(3) Ambulant nursing / mobile care (e.g. home care, ambulances), as well as areas of
-(4) Prevention and rehabilitation.
As well as in areas such as, for example, self-employed care, public health services, practices and group practices and other care facilities with regard to health care and nursing.
-Implementation and identification of health risks and resources, and setting of measures to prevent accidents and / or disease.
-Keeping of a training protocol in the form of an internship manual, which contains a guide for the entire practical training course.
-Promoting personal learning engagement and ensuring the learning progress in the areas mentioned, as well as reflection of the experiences from the respective professional field.
-Reflection of a case history in the course of semester 5 together with a teacher.
-Implementation of study tasks (see "Reflection on Practical Work") in the context of the respective clinical area.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment and internship evaluation

Teaching methods

Clinical internship

Language

German

0 8
Emergency Management ILV

Emergency Management ILV

Lector: Mag. Helmut Beichler

1.5 SWS
1.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

-Legal foundations of First Aid
-Danger zones
-Rescue chain
-Life-threatening situations
-Immediate measures
-Crisis intervention
-Emergency management in the hospital
-Civil protection

Assessment methods

Oral / practical or written exam at the end of lecture course

Teaching methods

Mostly activating methods

Language

German

1.5 1.5
Nursing care in context with diagnostics and therapy 1 UE

Nursing care in context with diagnostics and therapy 1 UE

Lector: Cathrine Chalupka, MSc, Mag.a Daniela Durchschlag, BSc MSc, Cigdem Kurt, BSc., MSc.,

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Determination of vital parameters:
> Non-invasive monitoring: manual and mechanical determination of: pulse, blood pressure, temperature, consciousness, vigilance, respiratory function → basics
> Documenting and interpreting the determined values
> Application of ward-specific documentation procedures
Catheterization:
> Urinary catheterization (gender and age-specific, types of catheterization, materials, application), instillations and irrigation
> Nursing requirements for lying catheter, collection systems
> Suprapubic bladder catheterization
> Residual urine determinations by means of a disposable catheter and noninvasive sonographic methods
Enemas: enemas and clysters:
> Definition, indications and contraindications
> Effect and forms (disposable enemas, cleansing enema, colonic irrigation, contrast enemas, medicinal enemas)
> Preparation of an enema, information, positioning and care of the patient during the enema, follow-up, hygienic handling

Assessment methods

Oral or written exam at the end of lecture course

Teaching methods

Mostly activating methods

Language

German

1 1
Nursing process, theories, models and concepts ILV

Nursing process, theories, models and concepts ILV

Lector: Mag.a Bettina Hojdelewicz

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

-Definition: care theory, nursing model, conceptual nursing model, metaparadigm
-Abstraction level and typologies of theories
-Implementation of nursing models in nursing practice
-Benefits of nursing models
-Current value of classic nursing models
-Criticism of nursing theories
-Central statements on health / well-being, people, the environment and nursing duties in nursing models (for example Hildegard Peplau, Nancy Roper, Dorothea Orem, Kristen Swanson, Marie-Luise Friedemann)
-Theoretical nursing aspects in connection with the problem-solving process
-The care process as a relationship and problem solving process
-Definition of the care process, historical aspects and developmental history of the care process
-Steps of the care process including description and characterization
-Critical reflection on benefit, meaning, and weaknesses
-Legal basis (with regard to care documentation)
-Aspects of conversational skills and documentation of the care process (focus: nursing assessment)
-Contents of the diagnostic process

Assessment methods

Oral or written exam at the end of the lecture course

Teaching methods

Mostly activating methods

2 2
Internship 1 - Introduction and reflection ILV

Internship 1 - Introduction and reflection ILV

Lector: Cathrine Chalupka, MSc, Mag.a Daniela Durchschlag, BSc MSc, Gabriela Ludwig, MSc, FH-Prof.in Mag.a Barbara Riegler, FH-Prof.in Mag.a Sabine Schweiger, MMag. Philipp Seitz

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

-In the introduction the upcoming internship process will be discussed: design and course of the internship, data protection requirements and confidentiality obligation, practical objectives, internship documentation, progress meetings with self and external assessments, internship assessment, learning support
> During practice reflection and supervision, practice-related stress situations are dealt with, and group discussions for the development of personal resources and coping strategies are conducted.
Study tasks:
> Study Task 1: Clinical Internship 1
- Development of an anamnesis
- Presentation of an activity of daily living
- Reflection on the issue of disgust and the influence of the patient's history form on the care process
> Task 2: Clinical Internship 2
- Preparation of an anamnesis and individually relevant care diagnoses according to NANDA
- Presentation of a prepared nursing diagnosis
- Reflection on and treatment of the topic of incontinence in professional health care and nursing
> Study Task 3: Clinical Internship 3
- Development of an anamnesis, individually relevant care diagnoses and care interventions according to NANDA
- Presentation of the evaluation process and search for a suitable study that meets the scientific criteria
- Treatment of questions about wound management by means of a wound situation from practice
> Study Task 4: Clinical Internship 5 + 6
- Preparation of an anamnesis and description of the evidence-based nursing interventions based thereon
- Research of two to three thematic evidence-based studies
- Presentation of the prepared nursing interventions

Assessment methods

Continual assessment

Teaching methods

Mostly activating methods

Language

German

1 1

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
General and Occupation-specific Legal Aspects ILV

General and Occupation-specific Legal Aspects ILV

Lector: Dr. Andreas Zeilinger, DGKP

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

>general view of areas of law and regulations that are relevant for the profession
>characteristics of the health care professions at the aspects of the law
>particular solutions of relevant legal facts in nursing care in different settings
>professional competences according to GuKG
>professional license, performance of the job, job title, duties and rights
>presentation of the relation between the different legal areas of rights, like job, organisational rights (e.g. hospital rights), rights of the patient, official rights, civil and criminal law

Assessment methods

Oral Exam

Teaching methods

Predominantly active methods

Language

German

1 1
Selected Illnesses including diagnostics and therapy 1 VO

Selected Illnesses including diagnostics and therapy 1 VO

Lector: Dr.in Isabel Haider-Strutz, Dr. Irina Schwager

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Diseases and disorders (causes, symptoms, diagnostics, therapy, prognosis) with a focus on internal medicine (reference to all age groups)

of the cardiovascular system, the hematopoietic system and the immune system:
-Blood pressure regulation disorders
-Diseases of the vascular system
-Coronary heart disease and myocardial infarction
-Heart failure and cardiac arrhythmia
-Inflammatory heart disease; valvular defects
-Blood cell disorders (red, white), coagulopathies
-Malignant lymphomas
-HIV infection and AIDS
-Allergies and autoimmune diseases

of the respiratory system:
-Infectious respiratory diseases
-Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, fibrosis
-Bronchial and lung tumors
-Diseases of the pulmonary circulation
-Pleural disorders
-Aspiration and aspiration pneumonia

of the digestive tract:
-Esophageal and gastric disorders
-Intestinal disorders, peritoneal diseases
-Liver, bile duct and pancreas diseases

of metabolism and the endocrine system:
-Diabetes mellitus types I and II
-Pituitary gland, thyroid gland, adrenal cortex
-Fat and purine metabolism
-Nutritional diseases

of the musculoskeletal system:
-Degenerative / inflammatory / rheumatic diseases
-Traumatic impairment
-Congenital malformations

Diseases and disorders (causes, symptoms, diagnostics, therapy, prognosis) with a focus on neurology (reference to all age groups)
of the central and peripheral nervous system:
- Cerebral seizures, infections, inflammatory and degenerative diseases of the CNS, Intracranial hypertension, headache
- CNS tumors, muscle disease
- Cerebral insult
- Cerebral injury / effect of hypoxia

Assessment methods

Oral or written exam at the end oft he lecture course

Teaching methods

Predominantly presentation methods

Language

German

2 2
Introducion to Scientific Study ILV

Introducion to Scientific Study ILV

Lector: Mag.a Bettina Hojdelewicz

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

-Basic principles of scientific work
-Competences of scientific work
-Criteria of scientific work
-Types of sources / literature / publications
-Overview of literature management programs
-Literature research

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Predominantly active methods

Language

German

1 1
Ethics and Transcultural Nursing ILV

Ethics and Transcultural Nursing ILV

Lector: FH-Prof.in Mag.a Barbara Riegler

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

General ethics:
-Definitions: ethics, morality, ethos, values (professional and cultural values, conflicts of values), norms, rules, virtues
-Tasks of ethics, fundamental questions of ethics, aims and limits of ethics
-Models of descriptive ethics (exemplary): e.g. phenomenological approach, linguistic analytical approach
-Classical theories of normative ethics (exemplary): deontology, teleology or consequential ethics, virtue ethics, communitarian ethics, ethics of justice, ethics
-Current Approaches: care ethics, ethics of responsibility

Ethics in care:
-Ethics in care: ethical problems in healthcare institutions, the particular situation of patients
-Ethics code: function of a professional code, ICN Code
-Selected basic questions and areas of tension of the nursing practice (exemplary): autonomy of the patient, (informed consent, the right not to know), the relationship between patient – caregiver - relatives, refusal of food, brain death and vigil coma, organ transplantation, therapy limitation - therapy discontinuation, aggression and violence, patient decree, rationing in the health care system etc.
-Ethics of organizations and ethics committee: models, tasks, aims
-Decision-making models e.g. Rabe, Nimwegener

Transcultural care:
-Relationship between culture and religion
-Concepts for transcultural competence
-Models of transcultural care (e.g. M. Leininger)
-Transcultural interaction in the nursing setting

Assessment methods

Oral or written exam at the end of the lecture course

Teaching methods

Predominantly active methods

Language

German

2 2
Family and Community Care ILV

Family and Community Care ILV

Lector: Raphael Schönborn, MA

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

-Family as a system - expectations, available resources, life and relationships and motivation of relatives and people of reference
-Role of the caregiver among expectations and requirements
-Advisory, guidance and training roles of nurses in the home care setting
-Quality assurance systems for family and community-based care
-Model according to M-L. Friedemann
-Calgary Family Assessment and Intervention Model (family discussion and documentation, completion of family contact)
-Health care science approaches and concepts of family and community-based care (WHO concept / Family Health Nurse, Family Nursing)
-Legal framework, organizational, cooperation and financing possibilities
-Stress and relief factors for the nursing reference system
-Current research results, model projects and the implementation status in Austria and Germany

Assessment methods

Oral or written exam at the end of lecture course

Teaching methods

Predominantly active methods

1 1
Training of skills "Basal Stimulation and Bobath-concept" UE

Training of skills "Basal Stimulation and Bobath-concept" UE

Lector: Johanna Binder, MSc., Cathrine Chalupka, MSc, Mag. Gabriele Erlach-Stickler, Gabriela Ludwig, MSc

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Basal Stimulation®:
- Components (posture, competence, technique) of Basal Stimulation®
- Experiences and basal stimulation offers in the somatic, vibrational, vestibular, auditory, audio- rhythmic, oral / olfactory, tactile-haptic, visual areas
- Basic principles and aspects of high-quality, professional touch, constancy of touch, contact intensity
- Calming and invigorating full body care
- Offers accompanying activation and withdrawal
Constrained positioning

Bobath Concept:
- Principles of the Bobath concept
- Process of active movement learning
- Handling movement in bed, positioning, movement of the pelvis and upper body, sitting, transfer and mobilization of partially active and severely affected patients

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Predominantly active methods

Language

German

2 2
Geriatrics and Gerontopsychiatry VO

Geriatrics and Gerontopsychiatry VO

Lector: Dr.in Isabel Haider-Strutz

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Introduction / definition of geriatrics, geropsychiatry
Biological aspects of aging

Geriatrics
range of geriatrics
- prevention
- acute geriatrics
- geriatric rehabilitation
- palliative geriatrics
geriatric assessment
Age-specific phenomena
- multi-morbidity (e.g., cardiovascular system, urogenital tract, digestive tract, sense organs, movement apparatus, infectious diseases, nervous system, etc.)
- chronicity
- immobilization
Sleep disturbances
Vaccinations in old age
Medication in old age (polypharmacy)
The geriatric team

Geropsychiatry
Delirium
Dementia
Age-related Depression
Suicidality

Assessment methods

Oral or written exam at the end of lecture course

Teaching methods

Predominantly presentation methods

Language

German

1 1
Gerontology and Geriatric Care ILV

Gerontology and Geriatric Care ILV

Lector: Mag.a Daniela Durchschlag, BSc MSc

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

-Definitions of gerontology, geriatrics, long-term care and gerontological age research, age theories and being old as a living condition
-Structural change of aging (demographic development, sociological view)
-Needs of elderly and aging people (human closeness, sexuality, education, etc.)
-Life quality in old age
-Facilities / services for elderly people in Austria and in international comparison
-Care concepts in gerontological care (biography, validation, etc.)
-Nursing interventions for age-related depression, delirium, dementia, deprivation, aggression and regression
-Selected assessment instruments in gerontological care
-Cooperation with the reference system and counseling in the gerontological care setting
-Quality management and quality features in the setting of gerontological care
-Ethics in gerontological care using the example of malnutrition
-Violence and aggression in gerontological care

Assessment methods

Oral or written exam at the end of lecture course

Teaching methods

Predominantly active methods

Language

German

2 2
History of Health Care ILV

History of Health Care ILV

Lector: FH-Prof.in Mag.a Dr.in Roswitha Engel

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

-The character, tasks and aims of history
-Health, illness and the procedures of care and healing in antiquity
-The development of nursing, medicine and hospital systems in the Middle Ages
-The foundation of the first hospitals and health provision from the Renaissance to the early modern period
-The beginnings of professionalization of nursing care and influential personalities, e.g. Theodor Fliedner, Florence Nightingale, Agnes Karll
-The profession at the beginning of the 20th century
-The history of Austrian care
-Nursing during the Nazi-era
-The development post-1945
-Presentation of the state of care in today's society in connection with its history

Assessment methods

End of course written or oral exam

Teaching methods

Predominantly active methods

Language

German

1 1
Clinical Internship 2 PR

Clinical Internship 2 PR

Lector: Mag.a Daniela Durchschlag, BSc MSc

0 SWS
9 ECTS

Lecture contents

The students are guided to the:
- implementation of theoretical content (theory-practice transfer) in all areas of competence according to FH GUK AV defined practice areas:
(1) Acute care such as, for example, inpatient care in the (a) surgical department (general surgery and specialties such as, for example, gynaecology and obstetrics, urology, ear nose and throat department) and inpatient care in the (b) non-surgical department (general/internal medicine and specialist fields of internal medicine such as cardiology, oncology, hepatology, psychiatry, paediatrics),
(2) Long-term care (e.g. geriatric centres, inpatient and dy-care),
(3) Ward/mobile care (e.g. home care, wards), as well as areas of
(4) Prevention and rehabilitation.
optionally and additionally in areas such as self-employed care, public health services, GP surgeries and community practices, and other care facilities related to health care and nursing.
- implementation and identification of health risks and resources and putting in place accident and illness prevention measures.
- keeping of a training journal in the form of an placement manual, which contains a guide for the whole placement training.
- promotion of personal learning and ensuring learning progress in the above areas, as well as reflection upon the experiences from the respective professional field.
- reflecting upon case history in the course of the 5th semester together with academic staff.
- Implementation of study tasks (see practice reflexion) in the context of the respective clinical specialty.
Information:
- see Praktikumsbeschreibung Kapitel 1.10

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment and placement evaluation

Teaching methods

Clinical work placement

Language

German

0 9
Palliative Care ILV

Palliative Care ILV

Lector: FH-Prof.in Mag.a Sabine Schweiger

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

-History of hospice and palliative movements: historical and current developments of hospice and palliative care
-Selected definitions of palliative care: WHO, EAPC, Caring, Spiritual Caring
-The dying process and the stages of dying (e.g., Kübler-Ross, Renz, Jonen-Thielemann)
-Grief and mourning task models (e.g., Kast, Worden)
-Palliative care in different care contexts: care at the life-end in different institutions, at home and in emergencies, dealing with the deceased and their frame of reference with dignity
-Selected symptoms in palliative care including assessment instruments: "Total pain" and pain therapy, fatigue, diet and loss of appetite, cachexia, nausea and vomiting, constipation and diarrhoea, dyspnoea, agitation, pruritus, stomatitis and xerostomia, anxiety and depression, dehydration in the later stages of life
-Needs of the dying: physical, psychological, religious-cultural needs and spiritual accompaniment
-Psychosocial aspects: communication with the dying and severely ill, "Breaking Bad News", understanding and accompanying bereavement processes, dealing with the goodbye, and the grief of the health care staff
-Ethics in palliative care: ethical decision-making cultures, dying with dignity, the euthanasia debate, living wills and power of attorney.

Assessment methods

End of course written or oral exam

Teaching methods

Predominantly active methods

Language

German

2 2
Nursing care in context with diagnostics and therapy 2 UE

Nursing care in context with diagnostics and therapy 2 UE

Lector: Cathrine Chalupka, MSc, Gabriela Ludwig, MSc, Mag.a Dr.in Gerlinde Rebitzer

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

-Arzneimittelgabe: Arzneimittelformen, gesetzliche Bestimmungen hinsichtlich Medikamentenanordnung- u. verabreichung (inkl. Suchtgiftgebarung), inkl. Delegation (Qualitätssicherung: Aufgaben des gehobenen Dienstes für Gesundheits- und Krankenpflege hinsichtlich Bestellung, Lagerung, Vorbereitung und Verabreichung von Arzneimitteln, Beobachtung von Wirkung/Nebenwirkungen des verabreichten Arzneimittels und Dokumentation), Gestaltung von Arzneimittelverpackungen und Packungsbeilagen, Anwendungs- und Aufbewahrungshinweise, Arzneimittelberechnungen, Fehlermanagement bei falscher Arzneimittelgabe
-Standard Operating Procedures (SOP): Prinzipien, exemplarische Durchführung bei Diabetes mellitus
-Punktionen: Vene, Kapillare, Arterie, Vorbereitung (z.B. Emla Pflaster), Durchführung und Nachsorge bei venösen und kapillaren Blutabnahmen
-Periperer Gefäßkatheter: Funktionsprinzip, peripherer Gefäßkatheter, Vorbereitung, Durchführung und Nachsorge beim Setzen von peripheren Gefäßkathetern
-Zentraler Gefäßkatheter: Funktionsprinzip, Vorbereitung, Assistenz, Nachsorge, Setzen und Handling
-Teilweise und vollständig implantierbare Kathetersysteme: Funktionsprinzip, Vorbereitung, Assistenz, Nachsorge, Setzen und Handling
-Injektionen: s.c., i.m., i.v., Vorbereitung, Durchführung und Nachbereitung bei Injektionen
-Infusionen: Infusionsarten, Infusionszubehör, Tropfgeschwindigkeitsberechnung, Tropfenzähler, Infusomat, Motorspritze, Infusionsvorbereitung, An- und Abschluss von Infusionen bei liegendem Gefäßzugang
-Sonden: Legen der Magensonde, Wechsel der PEG Sonde, Assistenz bei Sengstaken-Blakemore, Lagekontrolle und pflegerische Interventionen bei liegenden Sonden
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-Hinweis:
-Transfusionen und Bedside- Test, Durchführung patientInnenennaher Blutgruppenüberprüfung; siehe Fertigkeitentraining „Überwachung“
-Grundlagen des invasives Monitorings: arterielle Blutdruckmessung, ZVD-Messung, Temperatur; siehe Fertigkeitentraining „Überwachung“

Assessment methods

End of course written or oral exam

Teaching methods

Predominantly active methods

1 1
Internship 2 - Introduction and overview ILV

Internship 2 - Introduction and overview ILV

Lector: Cathrine Chalupka, MSc, Mag.a Daniela Durchschlag, BSc MSc, Gabriela Ludwig, MSc, FH-Prof.in Mag.a Barbara Riegler, FH-Prof.in Mag.a Sabine Schweiger, MMag. Philipp Seitz

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

In the introduction, the upcoming placement process will be discussed: the design and course of the placement, data protection requirements and confidentiality, practical objectives, placement documentation, location discussions with self and third-party assessments, placement assessment, learning support

In practice reflection and supervision, practice-related stress situations are dealt with, along with group discussions for the development of personal resources and coping strategies.
Study Tasks:
Study Task 1: Clinical Placement 1
-Development of an anamnesis
-Presentation of an ATL
-Reflection on disgust and the influence of the patient's history on the care process
Study Task 2: Clinical Placement 2
-Preparation of an anamnesis and individually relevant care diagnoses according to NANDA
-Presentation of a developed care diagnosis
-Reflection on, and treatment of, the topic of incontinence in professional health and medical care
Study Task 3: Clinical Placement 3
-Development of an anamnesis, individually relevant care diagnoses and care interventions according to NANDA
-Presentation of the evaluation process and searching for a suitable study that meets the scientific criteria
-treatment of questions concerning wound management by means of a wound situation from practice
Study Task 4: Clinical Placements 5 + 6
-Preparation of an anamnesis and description of the evidence-based nursing interventions based thereon
-Research into 2-3 related evidence-based studies
-Presentation of the nursing interventions developed

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Predominantly active methods

Language

German

1 1
Scientific writing PR

Scientific writing PR

Lector: Mag.a Daniela Durchschlag, BSc MSc, Mag.a Bettina Hojdelewicz

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

-Reading and reading techniques
-Activating writing exercises
-Literature processing (evaluation, summary, citation)
-Designing a Bachelor thesis exposé

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Predominantly active methods

Language

German

1 1

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Selected Illnesses including diagnostics and therapy 2 VO

Selected Illnesses including diagnostics and therapy 2 VO

3.5 SWS
3.5 ECTS

Language

German

3.5 3.5
Introduction to Nursing Science and Health Care Research ILV

Introduction to Nursing Science and Health Care Research ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Specialised English and Working with Specialised English Textbooks UE

Specialised English and Working with Specialised English Textbooks UE

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

English

1 1
Training of skills "Wound Management" UE

Training of skills "Wound Management" UE

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Health-promoting, Occupation-specific Ergonomics UE

Health-promoting, Occupation-specific Ergonomics UE

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Health Promotion and Illness Prevention ILV

Health Promotion and Illness Prevention ILV

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

2 2
Pediatric Nursing ILV

Pediatric Nursing ILV

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

2 2
Clinical Internship 3 PR

Clinical Internship 3 PR

0 SWS
10 ECTS

Language

German

0 10
Health Care in Special Situations 1 ILV

Health Care in Special Situations 1 ILV

3 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German

3 3
Health Care Epidemiology ILV

Health Care Epidemiology ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Health Care Classification Systems and Information Technology in the Health Sector VO

Health Care Classification Systems and Information Technology in the Health Sector VO

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Pharmacology and Toxicology VO

Pharmacology and Toxicology VO

1.5 SWS
1.5 ECTS

Language

German

1.5 1.5
Internship 3 - Introduction and overview ILV

Internship 3 - Introduction and overview ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Sexuality, Pregnancy, Birth, Confinement and Newborn Care ILV

Sexuality, Pregnancy, Birth, Confinement and Newborn Care ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Selected Illnesses including diagnostics and therapy 3 VO

Selected Illnesses including diagnostics and therapy 3 VO

3 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German

3 3
EBN-Application (Bachelor Thesis 1) SE

EBN-Application (Bachelor Thesis 1) SE

1 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German

1 3
Training of Skills "De-escalation" UE

Training of Skills "De-escalation" UE

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Clinical Internship 4 PR

Clinical Internship 4 PR

0 SWS
10 ECTS

Language

German

0 10
Living with Chronic Illness ILV

Living with Chronic Illness ILV

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

2 2
Multi-professional Case Studies UE

Multi-professional Case Studies UE

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Health Care in Special Situations 2 ILV

Health Care in Special Situations 2 ILV

3 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German

3 3
Internship 4 - Introduction and overview ILV

Internship 4 - Introduction and overview ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Psychiatric Nursing ILV

Psychiatric Nursing ILV

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

2 2

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Training of skills "Complementary Care" UE

Training of skills "Complementary Care" UE

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Training of skills "Monitoring" UE

Training of skills "Monitoring" UE

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Clinical Internship 5 PR

Clinical Internship 5 PR

0 SWS
13 ECTS

Language

German

0 13
Clinical Internship 6 PR

Clinical Internship 6 PR

0 SWS
13 ECTS

Language

German

0 13
Internship 5 - Introduction and overview ILV

Internship 5 - Introduction and overview ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Internship 6 - Introduction and overview ILV

Internship 6 - Introduction and overview ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Case and Caremanagement ILV

Case and Caremanagement ILV

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

2 2
Health Care Systems, Management and Organisation ILV

Health Care Systems, Management and Organisation ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Clinical Care Research SE

Clinical Care Research SE

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Language

German

2 4
Clinical Internship 7 PR 0 11
Specific Care of Pediatric Patients SE

Specific Care of Pediatric Patients SE

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Language

German

2 4
Specific Care for Patient Groups with Health Problems (Bachelor Thesis 2) SE 2 5
Specific Care of Psychiatric Patients SE

Specific Care of Psychiatric Patients SE

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Language

German

2 4
Internship 7 - Introduction and overview ILV

Internship 7 - Introduction and overview ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Knowledge, Quality and Project Management ILV

Knowledge, Quality and Project Management ILV

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

2 2

Semester dates
Winter semester: 5th September 2016 to 27th January 2017
Summer semester: 15th February to 7th July 2017

Number of teaching weeks
18 per semester, including 46 weeks clinical internship

Times
Mon. to Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Language of instruction
German


How you benefit

You will work with healthy and sick people and assist them in regaining or maintaining their abilities to engage in physical, mental and social activities. Your field of activity will therefore include the care and support of people of all ages suffering from physical and mental illnesses. You will counsel healthy and sick people and their families and work in health preservation, promotion or prevention. You have many options in general health care and nursing: in the inpatient sector for internal medicine or surgery, which includes hospital wards from various fields such as gynecology, oncology, urology, orthopedics, accident surgery. You also work in outpatient and day-patient sectors such as day wards or in the outpatient sector. These are general occupations. If you want to specialize, with additional qualifications you can also follow a career in the intensive care, anesthesia or OR sectors.

Your future career

As an expert in health care and nursing, you will perform individual-, organization- and society related tasks. You will work directly with patients/clients and relatives in different care settings, make evaluations, ensure care organization and quality management and work in counseling, prevention and health promotion. A wide variety of opportunities will be open to you:

  • hospitals
  • nursing homes and centers
  • rehabilitation centers
  • hospices
  • day centers
  • mobile nursing and care services
  • health and social centers
  • supervised communities
  • national and private social insurance bodies
  • public medical services
  • In training, teaching and further education institutions for nursing and health professions, kindergartens and schools as well as adult education institutions
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • IT documentation of the public health system

Master's degree program

Advanced Nursing Counseling / Complementary Care

Master course for advanced professional training, part-time

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Advanced Nursing Education

Master course for advanced professional training, part-time

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Advanced Nursing Practice

Master course for advanced professional training, part-time

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Health Assisting Engineering

Master, part-time

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Admission

Admission requirements

  • Higher education entrance qualification:

    • School leaving certificate from a secondary school or a secondary technical school.
    • Secondary school vocational certificate (Berufsreifeprüfung)
    • Equivalent certification from abroad

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

  • University entrance qualification examination
  • Relevant professional qualification with auxiliary examinations
  • Regulation for the admission of third country citizens: Info sheet (PDF)

> Completed training in geriatric or nursing care, social service care, massage therapy: German, Biology and English 1

> Diploma in medical technology services: English 1

> College for social services and commercial professions: Biology, English 1

> Apprenticeship groups such as optometrist, orthotist, pharmacist, massage therapist and orthopedic technician: German, Biology, and English 1

Proof of English proficiency of level 1 must be provided by the beginning of the degree program.
Individual cases are decided by the head of the academic sector.

Application

There are 352 places available in the bachelor's degree program in Health Care and Nursing at the viennese study locations and 60 places at the Upper Austrian study locations each year. The ratio of places to applicants is currently around 1:2.

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
  • 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 written test, a group discussion and an interview with the selection committee. 

  • 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 performance requirements. Afterwards the applicants participate in a group discussion in small groups and undergo a selection interview.
    The group discussion provides insight into your social and communicative skills such as openness, communication skills and social behavior in the group. 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:
    > Written selection test (30%)
    > Group discussion (30%)
    > Selection interview (40%)
    The selection committee (which comprises, among others, the head of the academic section and representatives of the teaching staff) awards places to the applicants who score highest in the tests.

 Written test (in german): 10th June 2017

Degree Program in Cooperation with Vinzentinum and Vienna Hospital Association (KAV)

The Campus Vinzentinum Linz, Ried and Vienna have been training students as part of the bachelor's degree program in Health Care and Nursing since fall 2014. In fall 2015, the Campus Social Medical Center South of Vienna (SZX) and the Campus Social Medical Center East of Vienna (SZO) of the Vienna Hospital Association (KAV) will convert their internship positions to study places for the bachelor's degree program in Health Care and Nursing. The Vinzentinum and KAV campuses will adopt the curriculum of FH Campus Wien. FH Campus Wien is responsible for the quality assurance and coordination of the training at the Vinzentinum and KAV campuses.

Each year a total of 86 study places are available at the three Vinzentinum campuses, and beginning with the academic year 2015/16, a total of 72 study places will be available at the two KAV campuses. Teachers from the Vinzentinum and KAV campuses, all of whom are qualified in accordance with the AQ Austria standard, will provide most of the on-site training.

Students will complete their internships at the hospitals and health care facilities of the Vinzentinum and Vienna Hospital Association. Approximately fifteen percent of the degree program courses will be held at the main campus of FH Campus Wien in order to promote the sharing and development of a professional community. Cross-site research projects are also planned.

Study places/year

Main campus FH Campus Wien50
Campus Vinzentinum Linz30
Campus Vinzentinum Ried30
Campus Vinzentinum Vienna26
Campus Social Medical Center East of Vienna (SZO) 

72 (WiSe)
36 (SoSe)

Campus Social Medical Center South of Vienna (SZX)108 (WiSe)
36 (SoSe)
Campus Barmherzige Brüder Vienna24

Contact

Secretary's office

Mag.a Tamara Rechberger
Heidi Schöngrundner
Favoritenstraße 226, D.3.27
1100 Vienna
T: +43 1 606 68 77-4000 
F: +43 1 606 68 77-4009 
pflege@fh-campuswien.ac.at

Office hours during the semester
Mon. to Thu. 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Mag.a Lisa Cuenca
Assistant
D.3.22
P: +43 1 606 68 77-4008
F: +43 1 606 68 77-4009
lisa.cuenca@fh-campuswien.ac.at

Teaching Staff and Research Staff

Contact Campus Vinzentinum

Campus Vinzentinum Linz

Head

Mag. Michael Aiglesberger, BScN, MBA
michael.aiglesberger@ordensklinikum.at

Secretary's office

Ursula Eisner
Langgasse 19
4010 Linz
T: +43 732 7677-7398
F: +43 732 7677-7198
vinzentinum.linz@bhs.at

Campus Vinzentinum Ried

Head

Mag. Dr. scient. med. Michael Pagani, Bakk.
michael.pagani@bhs.at

Secretary's office

Manuela Schmidbauer
Marianne Enzinger

Schlossberg 1
4910 Ried
T: +43 (0)7752 602 3800
F: +43 7752 602-95800
vinzentinum.ried@bhs.at

Campus Vinzentinum Wien

Head

Wolfgang Fila
wolfgang.fila@bhs.at

Secretary's office

Christine Matzenberger
Stumpergasse 13
1060 Vienna
T: +43 1 59988-3647
F: +43 1 59988-4049
vinzentinum.wien@bhs.at

Contact Campus Vienna Hospital Association (KAV)

KAV, care management, training (SZO, SZX)

Coordinator of the degree programs of the KAV Campus

Gabriele Fuchs-Hlinka, MSc
gabriele.fuchs-hlinka@wienkav.at

Vienna Hospital Association, Directorate-General
Thomas-Klestil-Platz 7/1
1030 Viena

Social Medical Center East of Vienna (SZO)

Head

Michaela Dorfmeister, MBA
michaela.dorfmeister@wienkav.at

Secretary's office

Annemarie Oswald
Andrea Steinbauer 

Langobardenstraße 122
1220 Vienna
T: +43 1 28802-5308
F: +43 1 28802-5309
pflege_1220@fh-campuswien.ac.at

Social Medical Center South of Vienna (SZX)

Head

Elisabeth Breiteneder, MBA
elisabeth.breiteneder@wienkav.at

Secretary's office

Gabriele Kofler
Gabriele Winkelmüller

Kundratstraße 3
1100 Vienna
T: +43 1 60191-5008
F: +43 1 60191-5009
pflege_1100@fh-campuswien.ac.at

Contact Campus Barmherzigen Brüder Vienna

Barmherzige Brüder Wien

Head

Mag.a Barbara Zinka
barbara.zinka@bbwien.at

Secretary's office

Theresa Batthyány, Bakk.phil.
Sabrina Schmid

Johannes von Gott Platz 1
1020 Wien
T: +43 1 21121-1310
F: +43 1 21121-1315