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.
Mag.a Tamara RechbergerHeidi SchöngrundnerFavoritenstraße 226, D.3.271100 ViennaT: +43 1 606 68 77-4000 F: +43 1 606 68 77-4009 firstname.lastname@example.org
Office hours during the semesterMon. to Thu. 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Application period for the summer semester 2018
8th May to 5th June 2017
tuition fee / semester:
+ 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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lector: Dr.in Isabel Haider-Strutz
-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
Oral / practical or written exam at the end of lecture course
Mostly presentation methods
Lector: Dr.in Isabel Haider-Strutz, Gerald Handl, MSc
Infectious diseases:-Basics of infectious disease studies-The immune system-Immunizations / vaccination plan, reactions / defense mechanisms-Methods of pathogen detection-Notifiable diseases-Signs of infectionMicrobiology und Parasitology:-Bacteria-Viruses-Prions-Fungi-Parasites/multicellular parasitesHygiene in health care facilities and extramural areas:-Organization of hospital hygiene (hygienic standards)-Nosocomial infections-General hygiene and hygiene measures-Cleaning, disinfection and sterilization-Hand hygiene-Hygiene in specific care settings-Protective clothing, isolation-Infection prevention for employees-Infection protection for multi-resistant pathogens-Food and environmental hygiene-Sample material
Lector: Dr. med. univ. Michael Klimas
Medical Terminology:-Location and directional labels, Numbers, Colours-Declensions-Clinical terminology and vocabularyBiology:-Basics of biology, chemistry and biochemistry-Basics of biophysics-Biology of cells-Genetics and evolution-TissuesAnatomy 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
Lector: Cathrine Chalupka, MSc, Mag.a Daniela Durchschlag, BSc MSc, Mag.a Bettina Hojdelewicz
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
Mostly activating methods
Lector: Marianne Dunst, MSc., Mag.a Daniela Durchschlag, BSc MSc, Gabriela Ludwig, Mag.a Monika Mayer, FH-Prof.in Mag.a Barbara Riegler
-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 interactionsb. 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 lifespanExample 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 interactionsObservation:> 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 aidsNote:-Care interventions such as mobilization and positioning techniques → see skills training "Kinaesthetics, positioning and mobilization"
Lector: Mag.a Daniela Durchschlag, BSc MSc
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.
Continuous assessment and internship evaluation
Lector: Mag. Helmut Beichler
-Legal foundations of First Aid-Danger zones-Rescue chain-Life-threatening situations-Immediate measures-Crisis intervention-Emergency management in the hospital-Civil protection
Lector: Cathrine Chalupka, MSc, Mag.a Daniela Durchschlag, BSc MSc, Cigdem Kurt, BSc., MSc.,
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 proceduresCatheterization:> 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 methodsEnemas: 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
Oral or written exam at the end of lecture course
Lector: Mag.a Bettina Hojdelewicz
-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
Oral or written exam at the end of the lecture course
Lector: Cathrine Chalupka, MSc, Mag.a Daniela Durchschlag, BSc MSc, Gabriela Ludwig, FH-Prof.in Mag.a Barbara Riegler, FH-Prof.in Mag.a Sabine Schweiger, MMag. Philipp Seitz
-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
Semester datesWinter semester: 5th September 2016 to 27th January 2017Summer semester: 15th February to 7th July 2017
Number of teaching weeks18 per semester, including 46 weeks clinical internship
TimesMon. to Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Language of instructionGerman
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.
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:
Master course for advanced professional training, part-time
Equivalence is determined by international agreements, validation or in individual cases a decision by the head of the academic section.
> 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.
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:
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 consists of a written test, a group discussion and an interview with the selection committee.
Written test (in german): 10th June 2017
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.
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