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Midwifery

Bachelor, full-time

Overview

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.

Contact us

Contact us!

Sylvia Schnaitt
Favoritenstraße 226, D.2.11
1100 Wien
T: +43 1 606 68 77-4405
F: +43 1 606 68 77-4409
hebammen@fh-campuswien.ac.at

Office hours
Mon. to Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Duration of course
6 Semester
Final degree
Bachelor of Science in Health Studies (BSc)
incl. professional qualifications
30Study places
180ECTS
Organisational form
full-time

Application period for academic year 2018/19

8th January to 12th March 2017

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 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.

What we offer you

FH Campus Wien is now the largest university of applied sciences for health in Austria. After the legal framework was created in 2006 to introduce the MTD academies and the midwife academy into the higher education sector, FH Campus Wien launched the first bachelor's degree programs in 2007. Shortly afterwards the first master's degree programs where launched in the Department of Health. Today, FH Campus Vienna now has extensive expertise and a large network at its disposal. An important partner in the areas of education, research and development is the Vienna Hospital Association (KAV). 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.

What makes this degree program special

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.


What you will learn in the degree program

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.

  • You will learn the theoretical and practical basics in the areas of gynecology, pediatrics, neonatology, embryology, physiology, anatomy, pathology, biology and reproduction.
  • In the subjects "midwife knowledge" and "extra- and intramural midwife work" you will learn everything about hygiene, obstetrics, postpartum and baby care, breastfeeding guidance and handling premature and newborn babies.
  • Your practical training will be supplemented with the fundamentals of psychology, education, professional ethics, communication, introduction to scientific working, law and economics
  • Furthermore, you will acquire extensive practical experience in 50 weeks of internships.

Curriculum

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
General Pathology VO

General Pathology VO

Lector: Dr. Doris Rokitte

2 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

Main topics:
Desease, mortality, morbidity, letality, pathogeneses, epidemiology, symptoms, pathology of the cell and organs, inflammatory deseases, circulation, gastro-intestinal tract, respiratory tract, urinary tract, endocrine pathology and oncology.
Knowledge of diagnostic proceedures, symptoms and interpretations of differential diagnostic aspects.

Assessment methods

written test

Teaching methods

lecture

Language

German

2 3
Anatomy VO

Anatomy VO

Lector: Dr.in Isabel Haider-Strutz

2 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

Medical Terminology:
Location and directional labels, Numbers, Colours
Declensions
Clinical terminology and vocabulary
Biology:
Basics of biology, chemistry und biochemistry
Basics of biophysics

Anatomy Physiology:
The cell
Tissues
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)

Assessment methods

E - Examination

Teaching methods

Mostly presentation methods

2 3
Care and Nursing During Puerperium ILV

Care and Nursing During Puerperium ILV

Lector: Mag.a (FH) Beate Kayer

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

2 2
Human Development until Childbirth VO

Human Development until Childbirth VO

Lector: Dr. Michael Feichtinger

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

1. Gametogenesis (Oogenesis, Spermiogenesis)
2. Fertilization
3. Nidation
4. Embryonic development
5. Fetal development (Including inner organs, membranes, placenta, multiples)
6. Origin and development of malformations (Chromosomes, teratogenic, maternal ilnesses)

Assessment methods

Written Exam

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

German

1 1
Physiological Needs of the Newborn ILV

Physiological Needs of the Newborn ILV

Lector: Sabrina Hauss, MSc

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Prenatal psychology, beeing born, bonding, the process of adaptation, skills in infant care and handling, Managing newborn problems and risks, examinations and prophylaxis in newborn care, the baby´s first year.
Support and advice for parents with premature, sick or disabled babys.
Awareness of competences and limitations.

Assessment methods

written test

Teaching methods

Integrated Course

Language

German

2 2
Introduction to Scientific Working ILV

Introduction to Scientific Working ILV

Lector: Mag.a (FH) Beate Kayer

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Teaching methods

ILV

Language

German

1 2
Introduction to Technical English ILV

Introduction to Technical English ILV

Lector: Veronica Woloszczuk-Dal-Bianco, B.Sc.

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Basics: revision of grammatical structures/functional language in context and when relevant, developing general and specialist terminology
Speaking: role plays and student-centred speaking activities
Writing: summarising specialist texts, note-taking
Reading/listening: specialist texts

Assessment methods

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%

Teaching methods

Integrated course

Language

English

1 1
Health Promotion, Health Models ILV

Health Promotion, Health Models ILV

Lector: Mag.a (FH) Beate Kayer

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2
Basics of Ceneral Care and Nursing ILV

Basics of Ceneral Care and Nursing ILV

Lector: Evelyn Gritsch, Katharina Wallner

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

WHO definition of health, Foundations of General Nursing Care
Nursing actions, Activities of Daily Living, Care Process
Documentation, Data Protection, Care Plans
Information about vital signs, check the signs
Emergency measures and patient monitoring,
Skills Development in the practice of Midwifery and Nursing care
Therapy: preparation, intervention, aftercare, Crisis coaching

Assessment methods

oral exam

Teaching methods

Integrated Course (includes both practical and theoretical elements)

2 2
Midwife's Role SE

Midwife's Role SE

Lector: Vera Wokurek-Biebel

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment of non specified character

Teaching methods

Seminar

Language

German

1 1
Hygiene and Microbiology VO

Hygiene and Microbiology VO

Lector: Univ.Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Presterl

3 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

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.

Assessment methods

oral examination

Teaching methods

lecture

Language

German

3 3
Communication SE

Communication SE

Lector: Brigitte Mai

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

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.

Assessment methods

continous assessment throughout content presentation

Teaching methods

Theoretical input, discussions, moderation, single and group work, communication games, role playing games and business games, experienced outodoor games

Language

German

1 1
Lactation and Breastfeeding ILV

Lactation and Breastfeeding ILV

Lector: Roswitha Wallner, MSc

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Theory of breastfeeding:
Specific anatomy/Physiology of the female breast/oral anatomy of the baby
Physiology of lactation
Composition of human milk
Advantages and restrictions by breastfeeding
Weight gain of the baby
Breastfeeding guidelines (UNICEF Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative)
Practice of breastfeeding:
Latch on the baby/Taking off the baby from the breast
Breastfeeding positions
Breastfeeding in hospital/at home
Identification and recognition of one´s own competences and limits

Assessment methods

oral or written examination

Teaching methods

Integrated Course (includes both practical and theoretical elements)

Language

German

1 1
Physiology of Pregnancy ILV

Physiology of Pregnancy ILV

Lector: Silke Heinzl, MSc

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

oral or written examination (final examination)e-portfolio

Teaching methods

e-learning – e-portfoliointegrated course

Language

German

1 2
Physiology VO

Physiology VO

Lector: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Marktl

2 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

written examination

Teaching methods

orla lectures and private studies

2 3
Sex Education ILV

Sex Education ILV

Lector: Sabrina Hauss, MSc

0.5 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Psychosexual development, enlightenment and sex education, Midwifes in Schools, Consulting Young People about contraception.
sexual transmitted diseases.
Sexual problems, sexual abuse and impacts on sexuality, pregnancy and childbirth.
WHO Guidelines "Safe Motherhood"

Assessment methods

Written Examination

Teaching methods

Integrated Course

Language

German

0.5 1

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Practical Training 1 (12 weeks) PR

Practical Training 1 (12 weeks) PR

0 SWS
17 ECTS

Lecture contents

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.

Assessment methods

regular and active participation

Teaching methods

seminars

0 17
Guided and Reflected Practical Training with Teaching Staff 1 (accompaning the 12 weeks of practicals) PR

Guided and Reflected Practical Training with Teaching Staff 1 (accompaning the 12 weeks of practicals) PR

Lector: Evelyn Gritsch, Silke Heinzl, MSc, Mag.a (FH) Beate Kayer, Teresa Vacek, BSc, Roswitha Wallner, MSc, Katharina Wallner, Vera Wokurek-Biebel

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

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.

Assessment methods

participation

Teaching methods

Guided practical training

1 1
Care and Nursing during Pathological Processes ILV

Care and Nursing during Pathological Processes ILV

Lector: Evelyn Gritsch, Brigitte Mai

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

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.

Assessment methods

oral exam

Teaching methods

ILV

1 1
Care and Nursing After Surgical Birth ILV

Care and Nursing After Surgical Birth ILV

Lector: Mag.a (FH) Beate Kayer

1 SWS
1 ECTS
1 1
Practical Training 1 - Introduction and Reflection SE 1 1
Birth Management (including skills) ILV 2 2
History, Develoment and Philosophy of Midwifery SE

History, Develoment and Philosophy of Midwifery SE

Lector: Mag.a Brigitte Kutalek-Mitschitczek

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

History of midwives in the context of women's politics
Development of midwifery: medical-historical and social-historical aspects
Profession and politics:
current subjects
tasks and acitvities of the ÖHG
the European Midwives Association (EMA) and
the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM);
woman politice and gender-maisntreaming

Assessment methods

Immanent examination mode

Teaching methods

Seminar

1 1
Methodological Principles of Research in Midwifery ILV

Methodological Principles of Research in Midwifery ILV

Lector: Mag.a (FH) Beate Kayer

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Problems During Breastfeeding ILV

Problems During Breastfeeding ILV

Lector: Eva Böhm, Roswitha Wallner, MSc

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Mastitis while breastfeeding
Mammary Abscess and breastfeeding
Breastfeeding after breast surgery (breast implant or breast reduction)
Breastfeeding and illness in the mother
Breastfeeding and illness in the newborn
Relactation and Induced Lactation
Ablactation
Exercises of relevant acquirements

Assessment methods

oral or written examination

Teaching methods

Integrated Course (includes both practical and theoretical elements)

Language

German

1 1
Socialwork and Intercultural Studies ILV

Socialwork and Intercultural Studies ILV

Lector: DSA Christa Harrer

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

oral examination

Teaching methods

Integrated Course

1 1
Sociology ILV

Sociology ILV

Lector: Mag. Dr. Gerlinde Mauerer

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

* 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

Assessment methods

regular participation, text presentation.

Teaching methods

lecture, peer group working and text presentation, plenary discussion.

Language

German

1 1
Physiology of Labour, Mechanisms of Birth and the Delivery Process ILV

Physiology of Labour, Mechanisms of Birth and the Delivery Process ILV

Lector: Vera Wokurek-Biebel

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Physoloogical mechanisms of labour and birth.

Assessment methods

oral (final examination)Lecture part: Final examinationPart of the exercise: Permanent evaluation

Teaching methods

Integrated Course

Language

German

1 2

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Practical Training 2 (7.5 weeks) PR 0 11
Guided and Reflected Practical Training with Teaching Staff 2 (accompaning the 7.5 weeks of practicals) PR 1 1
Consultation and Care in Special Situations ILV

Consultation and Care in Special Situations ILV

Lector: Univ.Prof.Dr. Gabriele Fischer, Fidan Gülterin, Mag.a Kathleen Löschke-Yaldiz, Mag.a Franziska Pruckner, Mag. Judith Raunig, OÄ.Dr. Claudia Reiner-Lawugger, Mag.a Maria Rösslhumer, Katharina Wallner

3 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

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.

Assessment methods

oral exam and written exam

Teaching methods

Lecture and integrated course. Combination of impulse teachings, teamwork and research at home.

Language

German

3 3
Implementation and Application of Research in Midwifery ILV

Implementation and Application of Research in Midwifery ILV

Lector: MMag. Tanja Adamcik, Mag.a (FH) Beate Kayer, Valentin Ritschl, MSc

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

introduction into research and statistics
from research to practice

Assessment methods

M oder S (final test)

Teaching methods

ILV

Language

German

1 1
Practical Training 2 - Introduction and Reflection SE

Practical Training 2 - Introduction and Reflection SE

Lector: Evelyn Gritsch, Silke Heinzl, MSc, Mag.a (FH) Beate Kayer, Mag.a Brigitte Kutalek-Mitschitczek, Katharina Wallner, Vera Wokurek-Biebel

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

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.

Assessment methods

regular and active participation

Teaching methods

Seminars

Language

German

1 1
Nutriton and Diet ILV

Nutriton and Diet ILV

Lector: Mag. Ingeborg Hanreich, IBCLC

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

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)

Assessment methods

written exam

Teaching methods

Teaching and working in smaller groups, incl. excursion

Language

German

1 1
Extramural Care Facilities ILV

Extramural Care Facilities ILV

Lector: Vera Wokurek-Biebel

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

final oral or written examination - referred to modul

Teaching methods

Ingegrated Course

Language

German

1 1
Technical English ILV

Technical English ILV

Lector: Veronica Woloszczuk-Dal-Bianco, B.Sc.

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Vocabulary: revision & further development of specialist terminology; false friends
Speaking: oral summaries/short talks, role-plays & student-centred speaking activities
Writing: summarising specialist texts; note taking
Reading/listening: specialist texts

Assessment methods

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%

Teaching methods

Integrated Course

Language

English

1 1
Family Planning ILV

Family Planning ILV

Lector: Sabrina Hauss, MSc

0.5 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Contraception and family planning, advising families on issues of family planning.
Couples with conceiving problems, reproductive medicine.
Sexuality during pregnancy and after giving birth.

Assessment methods

module exam

Teaching methods

integrated course

Language

German

0.5 1
Midwifery at Home ILV

Midwifery at Home ILV

Lector: Gunda Gutscher, MSc

0.5 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Qualification of the midwife
legal bases
Equipment
Domestic and medical preconditions
Contraindications for home birth
Basics of homebirth
Support in pregnancy, preventive medical examinations
Information/Informed consent for home birth
Support 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

Assessment methods

final oral or written examination - referred to modul

Teaching methods

Integrated Course

Language

German

0.5 1
Medical Complications during Pregnancy ILV

Medical Complications during Pregnancy ILV

Lector: Dr. Michael Adam, Dr. Thorsten Graf

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Sterility, infertility, reprodoctive medicine,
unwanted pregnancy
pregnancy termination
contraceptiopn and pregnancy termination in migrant populations
pathological course of pregnancy

Assessment methods

oral or written examination

Teaching methods

Integrated Course

Language

German

1 1
Prenatal Diagnostics VO

Prenatal Diagnostics VO

Lector: Dr. Julia Binder, Mag. Anita Weichberger

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

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.

Assessment methods

Final written examination

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

German

1 1
Pedagogics ILV 1 1
Antenatal Care (Routine Care for the healthy pregnant woman) ILV

Antenatal Care (Routine Care for the healthy pregnant woman) ILV

Lector: Evelyn Gritsch, Roswitha Wallner, MSc

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

oral or written or practical examination(final examination, immanent) lecture part: final examinationPart of the exercise: permanent evaluation

Teaching methods

Integrated Course

Language

German

1 1
Antenatal Provision ILV

Antenatal Provision ILV

Lector: Katharina Wallner

0.5 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Especially meeting with the midwife between 18. - 22. SSW (Mutter - Kind - Pass)
conditions
Key aspects according to the total contract: forms of birth, place of birth, possibilities of birth preparation, psychosocial problems, movement recommendations during pregnancy
Midwifery in the first year of life - counseling in pregnancy, areas of use of midwives p.p. , work fields, topics and questions of parents.

Assessment methods

written module examination HEX

Teaching methods

Integrated Course

0.5 1
Preparation for Parenthood, Delivery and Postnatal Exercise ILV

Preparation for Parenthood, Delivery and Postnatal Exercise ILV

Lector: Irene Breitenecker, BSc, MSc, Silke Heinzl, MSc, Roswitha Wallner, MSc, Isabelle Wolfschütz, BSc

2 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

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)

Assessment methods

Oral, written or practically ( final examination)

Teaching methods

Integrated Course

Language

German

2 3

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Practical Training 3 (7 weeks) PR

Practical Training 3 (7 weeks) PR

0 SWS
10 ECTS

Lecture contents

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.

Assessment methods

immanently assessment and Evaluation

Teaching methods

Practical training

Language

German

0 10
General and Special Pharmacology VO

General and Special Pharmacology VO

Lector: Dr. Thorsten Graf, Mag. Dr. Oliver Kudlacek, DI Dr. Walter Sandtner

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

oral or written examination

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

German

2 2
Guided and Reflected Practical Training with Teaching Staff 3 (accompaning the 7 weeks of practicals) APR

Guided and Reflected Practical Training with Teaching Staff 3 (accompaning the 7 weeks of practicals) APR

Lector: Evelyn Gritsch, Silke Heinzl, MSc, Mag.a (FH) Beate Kayer, Teresa Vacek, BSc, Roswitha Wallner, MSc, Katharina Wallner, Vera Wokurek-Biebel

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

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.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment of non specified character

Teaching methods

Guided practical training

Language

German

1 1
Practical Training 3 - Introduction and Reflection SE

Practical Training 3 - Introduction and Reflection SE

Lector: Silke Heinzl, MSc, Mag.a Brigitte Kutalek-Mitschitczek, Teresa Vacek, BSc, Roswitha Wallner, MSc

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

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.

Assessment methods

regular and active participation

Teaching methods

Seminar

Language

German

1 1
Advanced Technical English SE

Advanced Technical English SE

Lector: Veronica Woloszczuk-Dal-Bianco, B.Sc.

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Academic research/writing
Literature search, retrieval & documentation
Presenting in English

Assessment methods

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%

Teaching methods

Seminar

Language

English

1 1
Womens´s Health Research ILV

Womens´s Health Research ILV

Lector: Mag.a Franziska Pruckner, ao. Univ. Prof. Dr. Beate Wimmer-Puchinger, Mag. Hildegard Wolf

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment of non specified character

Teaching methods

Integrated Course

Language

German

1 1
Obstetric Anaesthesia and Analgesics VO

Obstetric Anaesthesia and Analgesics VO

Lector: Prim. Univ. Prof. Dr. Walter Klimscha

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

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.

Assessment methods

oral or written examination

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

German

1 1
Pediatrics VO

Pediatrics VO

Lector: Dr. Wilfried Krois, Dr. Atrin Ramasani

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Alimantation in infancy
Psychomotor development and milestones during the first year of life
Care in infancy
Preventive medical care including vaccinations
Infectious diseases in infancy
Hygiene requirements in the children´s ward
Social, emotional and ethical problems
Behavioural competences of infants including sleep-wake cycles
Neurological and motoric development in infancy including developmental psychology
Practical exercises for widwifes

Assessment methods

oral or written examination (module-referred)

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

German

2 2
Conflict Management ILV

Conflict Management ILV

Lector: Brigitte Mai

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

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.

Assessment methods

continued assessment of non specified character

Teaching methods

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

Language

German

1 1
Technical Literature & Criticism SE

Technical Literature & Criticism SE

Lector: Mag.a Andrea Hoyer-Neuhold

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

- 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

Assessment methods

Participation, presentation, seminar paper

Teaching methods

Lecture, teamwork, individual work (moodle), presentations, discussions

1 2
Medical Complications during Childbirth ILV

Medical Complications during Childbirth ILV

Lector: Teresa Vacek, BSc, Katharina Wallner, Mag. Anita Weichberger

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

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.

Assessment methods

oral or written examination

Teaching methods

Integrated Course

Language

German

2 2
Neonatology ILV

Neonatology ILV

Lector: Dr. Paul Haidl

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Primary care of the newlyborn infant
Physiological, transitional changes and adaptation of the newborn
Neonatal assessment and physical examination
Management and routine postnatal care of the newborn
Nutritional management of the neonate
Neonatal diseases
Disturbance in growth in the newborn
Neonatal infectious diseases: viral, bacterial, parasitic
Transmission of sexually transmitted diseases including AIDS
Neonatal malformations
Genetic basics and syndromes
Premature infant and associate morbidity
Resuscitation of the newborn Perinatal impairment and special conditions
(diaphragmatic hernia, meconium aspiration, pleural effusion etc.)
birth injuries of the newborn
Neonatal prevention, screenings and testing procedures

Assessment methods

oral or written examination (module-referred)

Teaching methods

Integrated Course

Language

German

2 2
Emergency Situations and Management WS

Emergency Situations and Management WS

Lector: Silke Heinzl, MSc

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Emergency situations
application of appropriate technologies
Risk evaluation and care priorit
Independent execution from emergency measures to the arrival of the specialized persons
Management with shoulderdystokie
Documentation after emergency situations

Assessment methods

oral or written examination

Teaching methods

Integrated Course

Language

German

1 1
Surgical births ILV

Surgical births ILV

Lector: Dr. Thorsten Graf, Univ. Prof. MMag. DDr. Barbara Maier

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

written examination

Teaching methods

Integrated Course

Language

German

1 1
Psychology ILV

Psychology ILV

Lector: Dr. Maria Weissenböck

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Emotional changes during pregnancy, birth and puerperal time
Anxieties
Sexual disorders as well as consequences of sexual abuse
Griefing and consequences to further pregnancies, giving birth and bonding
Psychosomatic troubles
Pain and coping strategies
Birth and possible problems such as premature- and/or sick borns
Bonding;
Mother-infant interaction and possible support
Infant-massage (Rice, Reich)

Basics of communication and also limits of consultation

Assessment methods

oral or written examination

Teaching methods

Integrated Course

Language

German

1 1
Pedagogics ILV

Pedagogics ILV

Lector: Mag. Sebastian Kai

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Basics of educational science

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment of non specified character

Teaching methods

Integrated Course

Language

German

1 1

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Practical Training 2 (12 weeks) PR

Practical Training 2 (12 weeks) PR

0 SWS
17 ECTS

Lecture contents

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.

Assessment methods

immanently assessment and Evaluation

Teaching methods

Practical training

Language

German

0 17
Guided and Reflected Practical Training with Teaching Staff 2 (accompaning the 12 weeks of practicals) APR

Guided and Reflected Practical Training with Teaching Staff 2 (accompaning the 12 weeks of practicals) APR

Lector: Dr. Michael Adam, Silke Heinzl, MSc, Mag.a (FH) Beate Kayer, Dr. Anton Kepka, Teresa Vacek, BSc, Roswitha Wallner, MSc, Vera Wokurek-Biebel

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

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.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment of non specified character

Teaching methods

Guided practical training

Language

German

1 1
Practical Training 4 - Introduction and Reflection SE

Practical Training 4 - Introduction and Reflection SE

Lector: Evelyn Gritsch, Silke Heinzl, MSc, Mag.a (FH) Beate Kayer, Mag.a Brigitte Kutalek-Mitschitczek, Katharina Wallner, Vera Wokurek-Biebel

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

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.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment of non specified chracter

Teaching methods

Seminar

Language

German

1 1
Complementary Medicine SE

Complementary Medicine SE

Lector: Evelyn Gritsch, Roswitha Wallner, MSc, Katharina Wallner, Vera Wokurek-Biebel

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

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.

Assessment methods

written examination

Teaching methods

Seminars

Language

German

1 2
Gynaecology VO

Gynaecology VO

Lector: Dr. Norbert Adelwöhrer, MBA, Prof.Dr. Christian Dadak

3 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

Women's health in different life stages:
Menstrual cycle disorders
Uterus anomalies
Gynecological 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.

Assessment methods

(Final Test)Prof. Salzer - oral 20%Dr.in Kafka - writing 80%

Teaching methods

Lectures

Language

German

3 3
Perioperative Care and Nursing ILV

Perioperative Care and Nursing ILV

Lector: Univ. Doz. Dr. Pierre Hopmeier, Brigitte Kolinek, Mag.a Brigitte Kutalek-Mitschitczek

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

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.

Assessment methods

oral or written examinationDoz. Dr. Hopmeier, writing 50%Fr. Kolínek; orally 50%

Teaching methods

Integrated Course

Language

German

1 1
Pregnancy and Childbirth in Society SE

Pregnancy and Childbirth in Society SE

Lector: Mag.a (FH) Beate Kayer

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

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.

Assessment methods

Immanent examination mode, seminar paper

Teaching methods

Seminar

Language

German

1 1
Seminar Bachelor Work 1 SE

Seminar Bachelor Work 1 SE

Lector: Mag.a Brigitte Kutalek-Mitschitczek

1 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

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.

Assessment methods

Bachelor paperPresentation

Teaching methods

Seminar

Language

German

1 4

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Practical Training 5 (8.5 weeks) PR

Practical Training 5 (8.5 weeks) PR

0 SWS
12 ECTS

Lecture contents

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.

Assessment methods

immanent examination mode and evaluation

Teaching methods

practical course

Language

German

0 12
Guided and Reflected Practical Training with Teaching Staff 5 (accompaning the 8.5 weeks of practicals) APR

Guided and Reflected Practical Training with Teaching Staff 5 (accompaning the 8.5 weeks of practicals) APR

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

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

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.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment of non specified character and endnote

Teaching methods

Guided pracitcal training

1 1
Forensic Medicine SE

Forensic Medicine SE

Lector: Dr. Norbert Adelwöhrer, MBA, Renate Grossbichler-Ulrich, MLS

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

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.

Assessment methods

written examinationGroßbichler-Ulrich Renate 50%Dr. Adelwöhrer 50%

Teaching methods

seminars

1 1
Basic Law for the Health Care Professions ILV

Basic Law for the Health Care Professions ILV

Lector: MMag.a Ludmilla Gasser, Dr. Meinhild Hausreither

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

oral or written examination

Teaching methods

Integrated Course

Language

German

1 2
Intra- and Extramural Midwifery SE

Intra- and Extramural Midwifery SE

Lector: Evelyn Gritsch

0.5 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Reflection of the chosen focus in the group.

Assessment methods

internship diary

Teaching methods

SE

0.5 1
Intra- and Extramural Midwifery: Family centered Antenatal Care PR

Intra- and Extramural Midwifery: Family centered Antenatal Care PR

0 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

Applied midwifery deepening in the chosen focus

Assessment methods

Confirmation of participation and Evaluation of the internship

Teaching methods

Internship

Language

German

0 4
Intra- and Extramural Midwifery: Home Childbirth PR

Intra- and Extramural Midwifery: Home Childbirth PR

0 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

applied midwifery deepening in the chosen focus

Assessment methods

Confirmation of participation and evaluation of the internship

Teaching methods

Internship

Language

German

0 4
Intra- and Extramural Midwifery: Antenatal Care PR

Intra- and Extramural Midwifery: Antenatal Care PR

0 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

applied midwifery deepening in the chosen focus

Assessment methods

confirmation of participation and evaluation of the internship

Teaching methods

Internship

Language

German

0 4
Midwifery Law VO

Midwifery Law VO

Lector: Renate Grossbichler-Ulrich, MLS

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Overview of law
Forensic
Midwifery law
Important provisions of Physicians act

Assessment methods

oral examination

Teaching methods

lecture

Language

German-English

1 1
Organization and Business Management ILV

Organization and Business Management ILV

Lector: Mag.(FH) Peter Michael Hruschka, MAS;Akad.KH.Man., Roswitha Wallner, MSc

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

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)

Assessment methods

writing (final test) Mag Hruschka 75% the total noteWallner MSc 25% the total note

Teaching methods

Integrated Course

Language

German

1 2
Practical Training 5 - Introduction and Reflection SE

Practical Training 5 - Introduction and Reflection SE

Lector: Silke Heinzl, MSc, Mag.a Brigitte Kutalek-Mitschitczek

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

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.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment of non specified character

Teaching methods

Seminars

Language

German

1 1
Quality Mangagement SE

Quality Mangagement SE

Lector: Beate Steiner

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Total Quality Management: Goals, Struktur and Methodik
Quality improvement (PDCA)
QM-Tools

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment of non specified character

Teaching methods

Training

Language

German

1 1
Seminar Bachelor Work 2 SE

Seminar Bachelor Work 2 SE

Lector: Mag.a Brigitte Kutalek-Mitschitczek, Roswitha Wallner, MSc

1 SWS
5 ECTS

Lecture contents

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.

Assessment methods

written: Bachelor paperoral: presentation and discussion of Bachelor paper

Teaching methods

Seminar

Language

German

1 5

Semester dates
Winter semester: 29th August 2016 to 30th January 2017
Summer semester: 12th February to 17th July 2017

Number of teaching weeks
18 per semester, including 50 weeks of work experience

Times
Mon. to Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., in individual cases to 10:00 p.m. and on Saturdays

Language of Instruction
German


How you benefit

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.

  • Hospitals
  • Healthcare facilities
  • Birthing centers
  • Home birth assistance
  • Midwife practices
  • Group practices
  • Schools (as a lecturer)
  • Universities of applied sciences (as a teacher)
  • International aid agencies

Master's degree programs

Advanced Integrative Health Studies

Master course for advanced professional training, part-time

more

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 (Studienberechtigungsprüfung)

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.

  • Relevant professional qualification with auxiliary examinations

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

  • First aid course

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:

    • First aid training
      First aid certificate from the Austrian Red Cross or an equivalent institution (at least 16 hours, within the last two years)
    • Proof of good standing
      Current extract of your police record (not older than 3 months)
    • Medical certificate of good health
    • Hepatitis B vaccination recommended

  • Regulation for the admission of third country citizens: Info sheet (PDF)

Application

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

The selection process consists of a written test 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 entrance test takes approximately two and a half hours and includes a series of test requirements. It assesses whether you meet the basic intellectual and social emotional performance requirements. For the tasks, you must provide the correct solution or select the correct solution from several possible solutions. Bring a fine black pen and a correction pen or correction strip with you to the test so that you can erase any mistakes. Correction fluids are not allowed. Applicants who have achieved the minimum level on the test will then take part in the second stage of the selection process.
    The selection interview provides a first impression of the applicant's personal suitability. This includes professional motivation, professional understanding, performance, problem-solving skills a capacity for careful consideration, practical action, sensibility and empathy. 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.
    All the required documents must be provided in time.
    The final ranking of the applicants is derived from the selection test and the interview.
    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. If necessary, further experts may be consulted. The process as a whole and all test and assessment results from the selection process are documented in a transparent and verifiable manner.

Validation

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


Secretary's office

Sylvia Schnaitt
Favoritenstraße 226, D.2.11
1100 Wien
T: +43 1 606 68 77-4405
F: +43 1 606 68 77-4409
hebammen@fh-campuswien.ac.at

Office hours
Mon. to Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Teaching staff


Cooperations and Campusnetzwerk

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!

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