Every pregnancy is unique. Much is based on science and technology, but what matters most is the personal care that is offered by midwives. They accompany women and families during pregnancy, childbirth, the postpartum period and the breastfeeding period. The midwife monitors and provides advice regarding care, nutrition, hygiene and checkups. They detect the first signs when something is not as it should be. In this degree program you will be trained to practice clinical midwifery as well as the increasingly important field of health counseling.
Sylvia SchnaittFavoritenstraße 226, D.2.111100 Wien T: +43 1 606 68 77-4405 F: +43 1 606 68 77-4409 firstname.lastname@example.org
Office hoursMon. to Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Application period for academic year 2018/19
8th January to 12th March 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 want to courageously, joyfully and without fear of contact accompany and support the birth of a child. In addition, you are interested in everything that goes on inside the body to bring a healthy child into the world. In this extraordinary process you benefit from your above-average empathy, ability to work well under pressure and strong sense of responsibility. Medicine and science are the most important foundations for you. In addition, you see the profession of midwifery as one that contributes to providing health counseling and health promotion for parents, families and society as a whole.
FH Campus Wien is now the largest university of applied sciences for health in Austria. After the legal framework was created in 2006 to introduce the MTD academies and the midwife academy into the higher education sector, FH Campus Wien launched the first bachelor's degree programs in 2007. Shortly afterwards the first master's degree programs where launched in the Department of Health. Today, FH Campus Vienna now has extensive expertise and a large network at its disposal. An important partner in the areas of education, research and development is the Vienna Hospital Association (KAV). We also work closely with the professional association. You will benefit from the state-of-the-art infrastructure of our attractive main campus. One of the function rooms is set up like a delivery room, equipped with a birthing stool and hospital bed that can be converted into a gynecological chair. An incubator is also available for practicing. Equally important is the professional community. You will have the opportunity create a strong interdisciplinary network across all the health sectors. There is great potential in research projects at the intersection of health and technology. Practical relevance is also guaranteed at our Campus Lecture evenings, which are open to all and feature contributions from prominent experts.
In the degree program you will learn everything about childbirth. In addition, the degree program will provide you with sound scientific theory and practical experience in extensive internships to optimally prepare you to counsel women, couples and families from every social layer in preparation for a birth, after a birth or in family planning. In addition to these comprehensive responsibilities, the trend is moving towards more and more women giving birth later and having fewer children. These women therefore experience the birth very consciously and are increasingly asking for a personal midwife to accompany them through the entire process. This increases the opportunities to work independently and thus take advantage of the diversity of midwifery. Child birth is only part of your profession. In the free practice you will accompany pregnant women and their families through the entire pregnancy. This gives you the time to build a relationship of trust and involve the social environment from the beginning. Many midwives offer additional services on topics such as acupuncture, counseling for breastfeeding, pelvic floor training or nutrition counseling in the first year of life.
The degree program combines relevant practical knowledge of midwifery with medical and social sciences. Methodological, personal development and legal topics will round out your education.
Lector: Dr. Doris Rokitte
Lector: Dr.in Isabel Haider-Strutz
Medical Terminology:Location and directional labels, Numbers, ColoursDeclensionsClinical terminology and vocabularyBiology: Basics of biology, chemistry und biochemistryBasics of biophysicsAnatomy:The cell TissuesPhysique and musculoskeletal system (active + passive)Cardiovascular systemRespiratory systemBlood, immune system, lymphatic organsDigestive tractKidneys and urinary tractReproductive organsEndocrine systemNervous systemSensory organs (eyes, ears, skin)
Oral / practical or written exam at the end of lecture course
Mostly presentation methods
Lector: Mag.a (FH) Beate Kayer
Lector: Dr. Michael Feichtinger
1. Gametogenesis (Oogenesis, Spermiogenesis)2. Fertilization3. Nidation4. Embryonic development5. Fetal development (Including inner organs, membranes, placenta, multiples)6. Origin and development of malformations (Chromosomes, teratogenic, maternal ilnesses)
Lector: Sabrina Iwaszkiewicz-Hauss, MSc
Prenatal life, beeing born, bonding, postnatal adaptation, skills in infant care in the labour ward, newborn exmanination, the first days in baby's life, SIDS (sudden infant death syndrom), newborn care and handling, Managing newborn problems and risks, Mutterkindpass, overview: the baby´s first year.additional topics: Newborn and pain, How to record correctly, The crying newbornIn general: Awareness of competences as a student and limitations of midwifery care.
Lector: Veronica Woloszczuk-Dal-Bianco, B.Sc.
Basics: revision of grammatical structures/functional language in context and when relevant, developing general and specialist terminology Speaking: role plays and student-centred speaking activitiesWriting: summarising specialist texts, note-takingReading/listening: specialist texts
Final written examination (90%)Class participation/homework (10%)Final grade:1/very good: 91-100%2/good: 81-90% 3/satisfactory: 71-80%4/sufficient: 61-70%5/fail <60%
Lector: Evelyn Gritsch, Katharina Wallner
WHO definition of health, Foundations of General Nursing CareNursing actions, Activities of Daily Living, Care ProcessDocumentation, Data Protection, Care PlansInformation about vital signs, check the signsEmergency measures and patient monitoring, Skills Development in the practice of Midwifery and Nursing careTherapy: preparation, intervention, aftercare, Crisis coaching
Integrated Course (includes both practical and theoretical elements)
Lector: Vera Wokurek-Biebel
The students get information about midwifery national and international, the code of ethics for midwifes and the Austrian midwife law. The students should also get in contact with midwives, make interviews about their work, present their findings in plenum
Continuous assessment of non specified character
Lector: Univ.Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Presterl
Infectious teaching and epidemiology; basic terms and areas of infection hygiene; measures of infection prevention; Microbiology; overview of the main pathogens of food-and water-related infections; Nosocomial Infections. Bakteriologie, virology, parasitology, disinfection, sterilization, personal hygiene, hospital hygiene, Nosocomial Infections, sanitation team, hygiene plan, extramural hygiene in the field, infection prophylaxis, vaccination, environmental and food hygiene, social hygiene, public health.
Lector: Brigitte Mai
Operations and levels of verbal and nonverbal communication, communication module after Schultz von Thun, usage of the constructive feedback and feedback methodology, way of conversing and to avoid using critical idiomatic expressions and killer phrases.Communication exercises: map, reflection of personal experiences in different outdoor communication exercises.
continous assessment throughout content presentation
Theoretical input, discussions, moderation, single and group work, communication games, role playing games and business games, experienced outodoor games
Lector: Roswitha Wallner, MSc
Theory of breastfeeding:Specific anatomy/Physiology of the female breast/oral anatomy of the babyPhysiology of lactationComposition of human milkAdvantages and restrictions by breastfeedingWeight gain of the babyBreastfeeding guidelines (UNICEF Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative)Practice of breastfeeding:Latch on the baby/Taking off the baby from the breastBreastfeeding positionsBreastfeeding in hospital/at homeIdentification and recognition of one´s own competences and limits
oral or written examination
Lector: Silke Heinzl, MSc
Definition and stages of pregnancy physical and mental process of adaptation to changes, worldly and psychosocial influences on the process of pregnancy (including gender and cross – cultural aspects)Change of woman and man concerning their role and identity,Concept of childhood from the perspective of the mother – to – be , experience of pregnancy from the perspective of a woman and her family, development and change of family structures, prenatal psychology, sexuality during pregnancy
oral or written examination (final examination)e-portfolio
e-learning – e-portfoliointegrated course
Lector: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Marktl
Course contents are:fundamentals of nerval and humoral information processing, sensibility and pain, physiology of the heart, circulation and respiration, thermoregulation, water and salt metabolism, hormonal regulation of reproductive physiology, hematology with special regard to hemostasis, acid-base metabolism
orla lectures and private studies
basic sexual competences, identities, IPPF - concept of sexual enlightenment, WHO Guidelines "safe motherhood", Sexuality during different life periods, women for women in need, sexual abuse, violence in the labour wardAdditionally the students will aquire knowledge about following topics:contraception, First Love Programm in Austria, abortion, sexual transmitted diseases, sex education through midwivesIn General: encouragement for diversity and empathy for individual life situations
Clinical experience structure, procedures, progression and objectives.At this stage the expectations, learning objectives and work practice will be discussed.Documentation of the learning process, Placement interviews with appraisal (including self appraisal), Evaluation and explanation of the grade given, Promotion of learning, Self and group reflection.
regular and active participation
Lector: Evelyn Gritsch, Silke Heinzl, MSc, Mag.a (FH) Beate Kayer, Teresa Vacek, BSc, Roswitha Wallner, MSc, Katharina Wallner, Vera Wokurek-Biebel
Theoretical knowledge, which was acquired in the preceding trainings in guided practice trained and reflected by trainers. Continuous use of midwife talents and abilities professionalize in comitted practical exercises the authority as a midwife.
Guided practical training
Lector: Evelyn Gritsch, Brigitte Mai
Part 1 –Conversational skills in particular circumstances, conversation -techniques, active listening, questioning techniques, empathic behavior, mental health, self-competence and emotional demarcation.Part 2 – Practice-based introduction to pathological processes:Detection of deviations, fundamentals, definition and documentation in pathological processes, emergency measures and care measures.
Sectio; vaginaloperative EntbindungenPrae, peri- und postoperative PflegeBeobachtung, Überwachung, Begleitung, BeratungPflegemaßnahmen, Notfallmaßnahmen und Überwachung, Dokumentation.Üben von hebammenrelevanten und pflegerischen FertigkeitenTherapien: Verlauf, Vorbereitung, Eingriff, Nachversorgung,Krisenbegleitung
M oder S (E)
Lector: Mag.a Brigitte Kutalek-Mitschitczek
History of midwives in the context of women's politics Development of midwifery: medical-historical and social-historical aspectsProfession and politics:current subjectstasks and acitvities of the ÖHGthe European Midwives Association (EMA) andthe International Confederation of Midwives (ICM);woman politice and gender-maisntreaming
Immanent examination mode
Quantitative und qualitative ForschungsansätzeQuantitative und qualitative Methoden der DatensammlungQuantitative und qualitative Methoden der Datenanalyse
Mastitis while breastfeedingMammary Abscess and breastfeedingBreastfeeding after breast surgery (breast implant or breast reduction)Breastfeeding and illness in the motherBreastfeeding and illness in the newbornRelactation and Induced LactationAblactationExercises of relevant acquirements
Lector: DSA Christa Harrer
Social working and financial basic knowledge; groups of clients in the social work; specific advisory boards; handling force and aggression; the meaning of crises an their ways out; reflection of the own appreciating attitude; case discussions; personal consultation with: family conflicts, problems in partnership, adoption, giving birth anonymously, ambivalent feelings for the child, uncertainty in handling the child, fear of excessive demand, psychological illnesses, initial interviews
Lector: Magdalena Hocher, MA Bakk.phil.
* basics of sociology and research fields*quantitative and qualitative research methodology* presentation and discussion of contemporary sociological research - discussion of sociological literature - with focus on sociology of health and gender
regular participation, text presentation.
lecture, peer group working and text presentation, plenary discussion.
Physoloogical mechanisms of labour and birth.
oral (final examination)Lecture part: Final examinationPart of the exercise: Permanent evaluation
Lector: Univ.Prof.Dr. Gabriele Fischer, Fidan Gülterin, Mag.a Franziska Pruckner, Mag. Judith Raunig, OÄ.Dr. Claudia Reiner-Lawugger, Mag.a Maria Rösslhumer, Teresa Vacek, BSc
An interdisciplinary group of professionals introduces to the students a sample of special situations in which a midwife should be able to accompany women competently. Subjects of this LV are drugabuse, migration,postnatal depression, ethics and prenatal diagnostics, disabled children, experiences of sviolence and sexual abuse.In talks technical information is transmitted, in group work and by means of reflexions the personal access and the contact with obgenannten situations is opened.
oral exam and written exam
Lecture and integrated course. Combination of impulse teachings, teamwork and research at home.
Lector: MMag. Tanja Adamcik, Mag.a (FH) Beate Kayer, Valentin Ritschl, MSc MSc
introduction into research and statisticsfrom research to practice
M oder S (final test)
Lector: Evelyn Gritsch, Silke Heinzl, MSc, Mag.a (FH) Beate Kayer, Mag.a Brigitte Kutalek-Mitschitczek, Katharina Wallner, Vera Wokurek-Biebel
Lector: Mag. Ingeborg Hanreich, IBCLC
Anorganic and organic food components, individual requirement of nutrients, body-mass-index, quantitative and qualitative aspects of nutrition, nutrition in pregnancy, after birth and lactation period. (including bottle-feeding and complementary feeding)Introduction to dietetics, Ailments of pregnancy and nutrition, high-risk pregnancy and nutrition (e.g. diabetes)
Teaching and working in smaller groups, incl. excursion
Institutions: Family planning agencies, family advisory boards, woman advisory boards, social networks, career profiles and area of responsibility of other occupational groups within the extramuralen range. Freelanceness: Forms/systems, conditions, practice conditions, co-operation, ecological principles, statistics, networking with other occupational groups
final oral or written examination - referred to modul
Vocabulary: revision & further development of specialist terminology; false friendsSpeaking: oral summaries/short talks, role-plays & student-centred speaking activitiesWriting: summarising specialist texts; note takingReading/listening: specialist texts
final written examination (90%)class participation/homework (10%)Final grade1/very good 91-100%2/good 81-90% 3/satisfactory 71-80%4/sufficient: 61-70%fail 0 - 60%
Family planing in midwifery, history of family planing, Gynmed Reports, cycle, fertility, different contraception methods, abortion, sterility, infertility, reproductive medicine, how to care about IVF-patientds as a midwife, adoption, anonymous birth
Lector: Gunda Gutscher, MSc
Qualification of the midwife legal basesEquipment Domestic and medical preconditions Contraindications for home birth Basics of homebirthSupport in pregnancy, preventive medical examinations Information/Informed consent for home birthSupport and care during homebirth Supply of the perineal cut and/or tear Care of the newborn and the mother Transport to hospital Documentation Quality assurance in home birth Recognize the own authority and awareness towards own limits
Lector: Dr. Michael Adam, Dr. Thorsten Graf
Sterility, infertility, reprodoctive medicine, unwanted pregnancypregnancy terminationcontraceptiopn and pregnancy termination in migrant populationspathological course of pregnancy
Lector: Dr. Julia Binder, Mag. Anita Weichberger
Prenatal diagnosis: development, introduction, methods and their borders, findings, clinical consequences, problems of the prenatal consultation, late termination of pregnancy, foeticide. Consequences of the prenatal diagnosis as confrontation for the midwife’s work. Prenatal diagnostics and every day life of the midwife, prenatal diagnosis and pregnancy experience. Possibilities for the handling of prenatal diagnosis - midwives define their position. Genetic diagnosis and consultation. The right of self-determination - where do the borders lie? Legislation in Austria and other countries.
Final written examination
Lector: Evelyn Gritsch, Roswitha Wallner, MSc
Purpose and meaning of care of the pregnant woman, anamnesis (inclusive psychosocial, transcultural and gender-focussed anamnesis), observation, monitoring, evaluation of needs, the first consultation and proof of the pregnancy, consulting the pregnant women and family, serological tests, obligatory routine controls during the normal pregnancy, infections and its meaning for pregnancy, documentation of the course of pregnancy, social assistance in pregnancy
oral or written or practical examination(final examination, immanent) lecture part: final examinationPart of the exercise: permanent evaluation
Lector: Katharina Wallner
Especially meeting with the midwife between 18. - 22. SSW (Mutter - Kind - Pass) conditionsKey aspects according to the total contract: forms of birth, place of birth, possibilities of birth preparation, psychosocial problems, movement recommendations during pregnancyMidwifery in the first year of life - counseling in pregnancy, areas of use of midwives p.p. , work fields, topics and questions of parents.
written module examination HEX
Lector: Irene Breitenecker, BSc, MSc, Silke Heinzl, MSc, Roswitha Wallner, MSc, Isabelle Wolfschütz, BSc
Organisation of the course: technical content/methodological/didactical procedure, group – dynamic processes, hands – on training, body action, postpartum exercises in early and late postpartum period (including pelvic floor)
Oral, written or practically ( final examination)
the students complete a practical course in the delivery room and on the praepartalen station for the reaching of the authority, particularly within the obstetrical range.Theoretical knowledge, which was acquired in the preceding training meetings, in practice use. Midwife talents and abilities continue to practice over in accompanying contexts of the practical course the authority as a midwife to professionalisieren.
immanently assessment and Evaluation
Lector: Dr. Thorsten Graf, Mag. Dr. Oliver Kudlacek, DI Dr. Walter Sandtner
principles of pharmacology (basic pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic including mechanisms of action, agonism/antagonism, side effects, interaction, resorption, metabolism and excretion of drugs) with special regard to pregnancy and lactation; analgetic drugs, drugs acting at the central nervous system, cardiovascular drugs, drugs to treat disorders of the blood, gastrointestinal and respiratory tract, endocrine drugs, antibiotics and chemotherapeutic drugs
Theoretical knowledge, which was acquired in the preceding training meetings, in practice trained and reflected by training persons use. Midwife talents and abilities continue to practice over in accompanying contexts of the practical course the authority as a midwife to professionalisieren.
Lector: Silke Heinzl, MSc, Mag.a Brigitte Kutalek-Mitschitczek, Teresa Vacek, BSc, Roswitha Wallner, MSc
Academic research/writingLiterature search, retrieval & documentationPresenting in English
Continual assessment in the form of a portfolio documenting learning process and outcomes:1. Getting to know midwfery databases and comparison of features/results (20%)2. Documentation of database literature search results to a specific topic (20%)3. Analysis of a selected specialist article (20%)4. Notes documenting preparation for talk & draft of poster (20%)5. Participation in class, talk, moderating a talk and written reflection on learning experience (20%)Final grade:1/verg good 91-100%2/good 81-90% 3/satisfactory 71-80%4/sufficient 61-70%5/fail < 60%
Lector: Mag.a Franziska Pruckner, ao. Univ. Prof. Dr. Beate Wimmer-Puchinger, Mag. Hildegard Wolf
The lectures give a first insight into gender research and feminist theories and their relevance and application to women’s health and midwifery practice. The medicalization of the female body, gender-specific differences and social impacts to health will be considered. Research results, concepts of prevention, women-friendly services, perspectives and strategies to improve women’s health will be discussed
Lector: Prim. Univ. Prof. Dr. Walter Klimscha
Mechanisms of labor pain, anatomic and physiological considerations, pain perception and tolerance, classical and complementary methods of pain relief during labour.Drugs used in obstetrical anesthesia, centroneuraxial blocks, general anesthesia.Cooperation in multidisciplinary teams, knowing about and maintaining within the own limits.
Lector: Dr. Wilfried Krois, Dr. Atrin Ramasani
Alimantation in infancyPsychomotor development and milestones during the first year of lifeCare in infancyPreventive medical care including vaccinationsInfectious diseases in infancyHygiene requirements in the children´s wardSocial, emotional and ethical problemsBehavioural competences of infants including sleep-wake cyclesNeurological and motoric development in infancy including developmental psychologyPractical exercises for widwifes
oral or written examination (module-referred)
Definition of a conflict, different kinds of conflicts and conflictstyles, escalation of conflicts, symbols for hot and cold conflicts, tools and strategies to solve conflicts, personal ability to work within a team.
continued assessment of non specified character
Blocked Seminar: Theoretical input, discussions, moderation, single and group work, reflecting team, working with the situation board, role playing games and business games, experienced outodoor games
Lector: Mag.a Andrea Hoyer-Neuhold
- Acquisition of knowledge of different ways to understand and evaluate texts (reading methods, text analysis)- Critical evaluation of qualitative and quantitative research papers in health sciences - Deeper understanding of the methodological elements of a chosen study- review
Participation, presentation, seminar paper
Lecture, teamwork, individual work (moodle), presentations, discussions
Lector: Teresa Vacek, BSc, Katharina Wallner, Mag. Anita Weichberger
Review and summary of abnormalities and pathologies of a medical, obstetrical, social, and psychological nature. Irregular and pathological course of pregnancy, irregular and pathological delivery, irregular and pathological phenomena during puerperium and post partum period.
Lector: Dr. Paul Haidl
Primary care of the newlyborn infantPhysiological, transitional changes and adaptation of the newbornNeonatal assessment and physical examinationManagement and routine postnatal care of the newbornNutritional management of the neonateNeonatal diseasesDisturbance in growth in the newbornNeonatal infectious diseases: viral, bacterial, parasiticTransmission of sexually transmitted diseases including AIDSNeonatal malformationsGenetic basics and syndromesPremature infant and associate morbidityResuscitation of the newborn Perinatal impairment and special conditions(diaphragmatic hernia, meconium aspiration, pleural effusion etc.)birth injuries of the newbornNeonatal prevention, screenings and testing procedures
Emergency situations application of appropriate technologiesRisk evaluation and care prioritIndependent execution from emergency measures to the arrival of the specialized personsManagement with shoulderdystokie Documentation after emergency situations
Lector: Dr. Thorsten Graf, Univ. Prof. MMag. DDr. Barbara Maier
Operational birth; elective (desired) caesarean section, risk evaluation and care priority. Psychological effects of unexpected events with the birth.Birth management with against the rules birth processes and during operational birth completion by the midwife. Intensive-medical support by the midwife
Lector: Dr. Maria Weissenböck
Emotional changes during pregnancy, birth and puerperal timeAnxietiesSexual disorders as well as consequences of sexual abuseGriefing and consequences to further pregnancies, giving birth and bondingPsychosomatic troubles Pain and coping strategiesBirth and possible problems such as premature- and/or sick bornsBonding; Mother-infant interaction and possible supportInfant-massage (Rice, Reich)Basics of communication and also limits of consultation
Lector: Mag. Sebastian Kai
Basics of educational science
Labour ward:The students complete a practical course in the delivery room and on the praepartalen station for the reaching of the authority, particularly within the obstetrical range.Theoretical knowledge, which was acquired in the preceding training meetings, in practice use. Midwife talents and abilities continue to practice over in accompanying contexts of the practical course the authority as a midwife to professionalisieren.Postnatal ward:The students complete a practical course in postnatal care.Postoperative ward:The student can apply his/her theoretical knowledge, which he/she acquired in courses in class before. The main focus of the internship is the preparation of a patient for the operation, the take-over of a patient postoperative, and the monitoring and care in the recovery room.Theoretical knowledge which was acquired in the training meetings before is used in practise. Skills in midwifery are trained in the practical course.Neonatologie:The student can apply his/her theoretical knowledge, which he/she acquired in courses in class before. The main focus of the internship is to monitor and care for sick and premature infants, who need nursing and intensive care.
Lector: Dr. Michael Adam, Silke Heinzl, MSc, Mag.a (FH) Beate Kayer, Dr. Anton Kepka, Teresa Vacek, BSc, Roswitha Wallner, MSc, Vera Wokurek-Biebel
Continuous assessment of non specified chracter
Lector: Evelyn Gritsch, Roswitha Wallner, MSc, Katharina Wallner, Vera Wokurek-Biebel
The course overviews following aspects of Complementary Medicine: Aromatherapy, Craniosacraltherapy, TCM, Phytomedicine.An exemplary description and discussion about chances and riscs of application of Conplementary Medicine in midwifery practise will be given.Bibliography and links to further trainings will be offered to the students.
Lector: Dr. Norbert Adelwöhrer, MBA, Prof.Dr. Christian Dadak
Women's health in different life stages: Menstrual cycle disordersUterus anomaliesGynecological screenings:Screening methods, diagnostic tests, ultrasound and radiology, therapeutic approaches, mamma diagnostics, adnexal findings, HPV infection, gynecological emergencies, inflammatory diseases of genitals, genital diseases, pain in genital area, benign and malign tumors, uterus myomatous, endometriosis, irregular bleeding.
(Final Test)Prof. Salzer - oral 20%Dr.in Kafka - writing 80%
Lector: Univ. Doz. Dr. Pierre Hopmeier, Brigitte Kolinek, Mag.a Brigitte Kutalek-Mitschitczek
This course deals with several important chapters of laboratory medicine. Emphasis is placed on sample preparation and preanalytics, clinical chemistry, haematology, blood coagulation, molecular biology and blood group serology.Fr. Kolinek:•Das Erkennen der individuellen Bedürfnisse der Frauen und ihrer Angehörigen in physischen und psychischen Krisensituationen im Zusammenhang mit Schwangerschaft und Geburt.•Die Fähigkeit zu erlangen, mit den Erkenntnissen der Medizin und der Psychologie auf diese Bedürfnisse einzugehen, die Frau und ihre Familie zu begleiten, zu unterstützen und die durchgeführte Betreuung adäquat zu dokumentieren.
oral or written examinationDoz. Dr. Hopmeier, writing 50%Fr. Kolínek; orally 50%
Understanding of pregnancy and birth in society. Women, family and culture in society.Status and value of women in society. Socialization of women and it`s effect on motherhood and birth.
Immanent examination mode, seminar paper
The student is producing a Bachelor Paper concerning a topic relevant to midwifery. This process is supported by a seminar as well as guidance and supervision by a lecturer. Content of the seminar is the methodology of a literature review and the search for relevant literature.
immanent examination mode and evaluation
Lector: Evelyn Gritsch, Dr. Paul Haidl, Silke Heinzl, MSc, Mag.a (FH) Beate Kayer, Mag.a Brigitte Kutalek-Mitschitczek, Teresa Vacek, BSc, Roswitha Wallner, MSc, Katharina Wallner, Vera Wokurek-Biebel
Continuous assessment of non specified character and endnote
Guided pracitcal training
Lector: Dr. Norbert Adelwöhrer, MBA, Renate Grossbichler-Ulrich, MLS
The basics of the forensic medicin, the criminal and the civic law based on pregnancy, delivery and post natal care.Distribution of competences, diffenerences of market share liability of employed and self employed midwives. The approval certificate, the function of experts of approval certificate and the consequences. Basics of documentation, shifiting of the burden of proof, current judgment.
written examinationGroßbichler-Ulrich Renate 50%Dr. Adelwöhrer 50%
Lector: MMag.a Ludmilla Gasser, Dr. Meinhild Hausreither
health law, employment law for people in public health, laws of sterilization, in vitro fertilization, medical products, pharmacy and communicable diseases; law of drugs and pharmaceutical products, family law concerning adoption and abortion, youth welfare service
Lector: Evelyn Gritsch
Reflection of the chosen focus in the group.
Applied midwifery deepening in the chosen focus
Confirmation of participation and Evaluation of the internship
applied midwifery deepening in the chosen focus
Confirmation of participation and evaluation of the internship
confirmation of participation and evaluation of the internship
Lector: Renate Grossbichler-Ulrich, MLS
Overview of lawForensicMidwifery lawImportant provisions of Physicians act
Lector: Mag.(FH) Peter Michael Hruschka, MAS;Akad.KH.Man., Roswitha Wallner, MSc
Structure of organisations (operational and organisational structure), stages of organisational development, types of groups in organisations (cooperative, interacting, competing) Area of conflict: - person, group, organisation and associated mechanism, which are able to compensate this structural discrepancy, basics of business for self - employment (individual enterprises, private company, basic legal foundations for entrepreneurship), special topics of business administration. (especially for public health)
writing (final test) Mag Hruschka 75% the total noteWallner MSc 25% the total note
Lector: Silke Heinzl, MSc, Mag.a Brigitte Kutalek-Mitschitczek
Lector: Beate Steiner
Total Quality Management: Goals, Struktur and MethodikQuality improvement (PDCA)QM-Tools
Lector: Mag.a Brigitte Kutalek-Mitschitczek, Roswitha Wallner, MSc
The student is producing a Bachelor Paper concerning a topic relevant to midwifery. This process is supported by a seminar as well as guidance and supervision by a lecturer in small groups and personally. Content of the seminar is the search for relevant literature and clarification of themes brought up by students.
written: Bachelor paperoral: presentation and discussion of Bachelor paper
Semester datesWinter semester: 29th August 2016 to 30th January 2017Summer semester: 12th February to 17th July 2017
Number of teaching weeks18 per semester, including 50 weeks of work experience
TimesMon. to Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., in individual cases to 10:00 p.m. and on Saturdays
Language of InstructionGerman
Midwives cover the entire spectrum from prenatal care, birth preparation, obstetrics, child birth, postnatal care and family planning. Many midwives work in hospitals, health care facilities and birthing centers, in home birth assistance, in group practices and midwife practices. In hospitals they are in the delivery room and, increasingly, also in integrative maternity wards. They empower women in their self-confidence, support the dynamics of birth and intervene as little as possible. Already before the child is born you will observe the course of the pregnancy and the development of the fetus in the womb. You provide information about the necessary examinations and advice on care, nutrition and hygiene. You will learn to identify psychosocial changes and to detect signs of irregularities in the mother and the child. You are well prepared to provide medical and psychological help in emergencies. Those who wish to gain experience abroad may take advantage of the opportunity to work with international aid organizations.
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.
for medicine, dental medicine, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, psychology, biology, biology and earth sciences, biology and commodities management, sports sciences and physical education and short-study music therapy. University entrance qualification examinations (Studienberechtigungsprüfungen) that do not contain confirmation of the command of English will be accepted on the condition that the required foreign language competence (level B2) is certified, via examination by an accredited educational institution, by the start of the degree program. Information and institutes that offer courses to prepare for the university entrance qualification examination can be found on the portal Erwachsenenbildung.at of the Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Frauen. Required subjects for the university entrance qualification examination: The following compulsory subjects of the university entrance qualification for university courses of study are recognized, in addition to an essay on a general topic (in German) as a prerequisite for admission to this degree program: University entrance qualification examinations for one of the following university courses of study are recognized as an admission requirement. > Medical Study Group - MUW (Medicine, dental medicine, veterinary medicine): >> Biology and Environmental Science >> Chemistry 2 >> Physics 1 > Natural Sciences Studies 2 (biology, chemistry, nutritional science, pharmacy, UF biology and environmental science, UF chemistry, UF home economics and nutrition):>> Biology >> Chemistry 2 >> Physics 1 > Natural Sciences Studies 3 (psychology, sports sciences, UF exercise and sport):>> Mathematics 2 >> Biology >> English 2 University entrance qualification examinations (Studienberechtigungsprüfungen) that do not contain confirmation of the command of English will be accepted on the condition that the required foreign language competence (level 2) is certified, via examination by an accredited educational institution, by the start of the degree program.
Diploma in upper grade health care and nursing, pediatric nursing, psychiatric health care and nursing or a diploma in the medical-technical service: English B2 is required prior to the beginning of the first semester. College for social services or school for social care professions or apprenticeship groups such as commercial masseur, pharmacist or fitness coach. Acceptance examination for the degree program: Proof of German, Biology and English B2 must be provided before the start of the first semester. Relevant professional qualification Apprenticeship groups (Grade for the required additional tests)> Commercial masseur (German, Biology, English 2)> Pharmacist (German, Biology, English 2)> Fitness coach (German, Biology, English 2)Secondary vocational schools (Grade for the required additional tests)> College for social professions (German, Biology, English 2)> School for social care professions (German, Biology, English 2)School for health professions (Grade for the required additional tests)> School for general health care and nursing (English 2)> School for pediatric care (English 2)> School for psychiatric health care and nursing (English 2)> School for the medical-technical services (English 2)Other qualifications In each case the decision is at the discretion of the head of the academic sector
If not part of a professional qualification, at least 16 hours at an accredited establishment (not older than two years.) Proof of participation in a first aid course is to be provided by no later than 30th September of the year in which the degree program begins.
After being accepted, you must provide the following proof of your suitability:
There are 30 places available in the bachelor's degree program in Midwifery each year. The ratio of places to applicants is currently around 1:13.
Complete the online application form before the application deadline to apply for the program. You will receive more information in our reply e-mail.
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 consists of a written test and an interview with the selection committee.
Perhaps you hold a degree from a university abroad in health professional and want to take it into account?
For more information, please refer to the sections on validation
Head of Degree Program Midwifery T: +43 1 606 68 77-4401 email@example.com
We work closely with the Vienna Hospital Association (KAV), universities like the Medical University of Vienna, the Board of Austrian Midwives 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!