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Orthoptics

Bachelor, full-time

Overview

As with ophthalmologists, orthoptists our concerned with our eyes. Vision disorders, strabismus, amblyopia or ocular palsies are common. The spectrum is still much wider: visual impairment, nystagmus or eye-related abnormal head postures, headaches and reading disorders. The eyes are not always the cause. Also, brain damage or neurological and internal diseases affect vision and require expertise in an interdisciplinary interface. In the degree program you will learn everything about the complex visual system as well as the eye as a sensory organ and possible connections to eye diseases and vision disorders.

Contact us

Contact us!

Elisabeth Nießner
Favoritenstraße 226, D.3.35
1100 Vienna
T: +43 1 606 68 77-4600
F: +43 1 606 68 77-4609
orthoptik@fh-campuswien.ac.at

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

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Duration of course
6 Semester
Final degree
Bachelor of Science in Health Studies (BSc)
incl. professional qualifications
15Study places
180ECTS
Organisational form
full-time

Application period for academic year 2018/19*

11th February to 11th March 2018

*Subject to approval by the relevant bodies

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

When you "look people in the eyes", you do so with a strong interest in medicine and science. Your excellent powers of observation allow you to recognize details. You want to help people of all ages with vision disorders. You take the time to provide extensive counseling and provide patients with clear and convincing information about possible therapies. You want to apply your strong communicative and social skills in your constant interaction with people and enjoy working in a team. You want to profit from the latest findings from science and research in your work.

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 and have even hosted the annual Orthoptics Austria conference. At our attractive main campus you will benefit from our modern infrastructure and will also have the opportunity to join an interdisciplinary, professional community. 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 addition to the classic orthoptic diagnosis and therapy, the profession is developing more and more towards prevention, visual rehabilitation and specialization. As a specialist, you focus on certain functional eye diseases: Like how can you help people when for example they suddenly suffer from vision disorders after accidents, strokes or tumors in the brain? Ideally, our eyes rely on instructions that are controlled by the brain. At this interdisciplinary intersection, orthoptics work together with ophthalmologists, neurologists and other health care professionals, to jointly develop strategies for therapy and rehabilitation.
In prevention as well, the need for education is still high, for example for parents. Currently, every third child between the ages of two and six are suspected of suffering from a vision disorder or eye disease. Often it is not clear that permanent damage can only be avoided if eye diseases are detected and treated in time.


What you will learn in the degree program

You will acquire profound medical knowledge about the eye. In the degree program you will learn about the causes visual disorders, how orthoptic diagnostics work and what therapies are possible and how they are performed. All the steps together result in the orthoptic process.

  • You will acquire basic medical knowledge in anatomy, physiology, pathology, ophthalmology and pediatrics.
  • Practice-related fields such as orthoptics and pleoptics, strabology, neuroophthalmology and visual rehabilitation make up a further focus of your education.
  • To prepare you for your counseling responsibilities you will develop your communication skills and learn more about psychology, health economics and law.
  • Furthermore, you will acquire extensive practical experience in 28 weeks of internships.

Curriculum

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
General Anatomy VO

General Anatomy VO

Lector: Emer.Univ.Prof.Dr. Wilhelm Firbas

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Introduction to the development and structure of the human body:integumentary system, musculo-skeletal system, nervous system, endocrine system, cardiovascular system with immune system, respiratory system, digestive system, urinary and reproductive system.

Assessment methods

written or oral examination at the end of the lecture course

Teaching methods

Lectures

Language

German

2 2
General Pathology VO

General Pathology VO

Lector: Drin. med. Ana-Iris Schiefer

2 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

Introduction to general und organ pathology; causes of disease; pathological changes of cells and tissues; diseases of the metabolism; inflammation; diseases of the blood and blood building system, of the cardiovascular system, respiratory system, digestive system, urinary system, integumentary system, musculoskeletal and reproductive system; first aid

Assessment methods

written examination at the end of the lecture course

Teaching methods

lectures

Language

German

2 3
General Physiology VO

General Physiology VO

Lector: Dr.phil. Dr. med.univ. Karl-Heinz Huemer

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Homeostasis:
Electrolyte composition of intra- and extracellular fluid
Na-K-ATPase
Membrane transport mechanisms
Equilibrium potential, action potential
Na+- & K+-channels
Electrotonic nerve conduction
Action potential-driven nerve conduction
Saltatoric nerve conduction, myelin sheaths
nerve fiber types
Muscle:
molecular structure of (striate) muscle
actine, myosine, T- and S-system
striate, smooth and cardiac muscle
Breathing:
lung volumes, breathing cycle
hemoglobin, O2 & CO2 transport
Heart:
myocardial action potential conduction
myocardial rhythm generators in sonoatrial & atrioventricular node
electrocardiography (ECG)
cardiac cycle, atrial & ventricular pressures, heart sounds
regulation of cardiac output
Circulation/blood:
arterial, capillary & venous pressures, oxygen saturation
oxygen consumption of important organ systems
functions of blood
Immunology:
leucocyte functions
cellular and humoral defense
AB0-system
Kidney:
structure of nephrons
glomerular filtration, tubular secretion & reabsorption
interstitial osmolarity & water reabsorption
ADH & renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-system
Metabolism/digestion:
anatomy & function of gastrointestinal organs
role of saliva, gastric & pancreatic juice, bile
functions of the liver
Sensory organs:
proportional & differential receptors
cutaneous sensors
proprioceptors
equilibrium
ear
smell & taste
Nervous system:
organisation of the autonomous nervous system & transmitters
spinal motor functions: role of the spinal cord in motor control : tendon reflexes, cutaneous reflexes, autogenic inhibition, crossed extensor reflex, recurrent (Renshaw)-inhibition, gamma motor function
functions of cortex, cerebellum, basal ganglia in motor control
Endocrinology:
function of cellular hormone receptors
pituitary hormones
regulation of blood glucose
regulation of stress reaction
regulation of calcium homeostatis
regulation of the female menstrual cycle

Assessment methods

oral exam

Teaching methods

lectures

Language

German

2 2
Anatomy of the Eye and Neuroanantomy VO

Anatomy of the Eye and Neuroanantomy VO

Lector: Emer.Univ.Prof.Dr. Wilhelm Firbas, Dr. med. univ. Christa Firbas

2.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

General review of the eyeball and its supporting structures, embryology of the eye, structure of the cornea, sklera, uvea and retina, contents of the eyeball (lens, vitreous body, aqueous humor) external eye muscles and nervous coordination of their movements, lacrimal apparatus, eyelid, orbita and supporting apparatus of the eyeball. Neuroanatomy, nervous structures related to the eye.

Assessment methods

oral examination at the end of the lecture

Teaching methods

Lectures

Language

German

2.5 3
Introduction to Orthoptics, Pleoptics and Strabology VO

Introduction to Orthoptics, Pleoptics and Strabology VO

Lector: Andreas Huber

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Terminology and fundmentals of orthoptics, pleoptics and strabology; introduction to binocular vision disorders, eye movements, development of monocular and binocular vision, orthoptic process, anamnesis and inspection of the patient.

Assessment methods

written/oral final examination

Teaching methods

lectures

Language

German

1 1
Introduction to Studying and Career VO

Introduction to Studying and Career VO

Lector: Elisabeth Hirmann, MBA

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Information about the FH-Bachelor degree programme Orthoptics (structure, aims, curriculum, theoretical instruction and practical training); introduction to the job description and career of the orthoptist, fields of activities, professional responsibilities - with special focus on data protection and obligation to secrecy.

Assessment methods

regular participation

Teaching methods

lectures

Language

German

1 1
Equipment and its Maintenance and Orthoptic Methodology 1 ILV

Equipment and its Maintenance and Orthoptic Methodology 1 ILV

Lector: Ida Grainer

2 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

Equipment and examination methods for the determination of a general orthoptic status; visual acuity and examination methods, examination of fixation and ocular alignment, basic measurement of deviation, examination of binocular vision and stereo-acuity, determination of amplitude of accommodation and fusional amplitude, documentation of the results.

Assessment methods

modul examination

Teaching methods

theoretical instruction and practical training

Language

German

2 3
Principles of Pharmacology VO

Principles of Pharmacology VO

Lector: DI Dr. Walter Sandtner

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Basics of pharmacology and toxicology - general aspects with a focus on the action and side-effects of pharmaceuticals in the ophthalmological system. Understanding of therapeutical concepts and new strategies.

Assessment methods

final examination

Teaching methods

lectures

Language

German

1 1
Hygiene VO

Hygiene VO

Lector: Dr. Monika Breuer, Edith Seper

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

- Terminology
- General microbiology and microbiology in the orthoptics practice
- Immunology
- General measures of infection control
- Hygiene in the context of orthoptics therapy
- Nosocomial infections and hospital hygiene within the orthoptics working environment
- Selected aspects of environmental hygiene

Assessment methods

Multiple Choice

Teaching methods

Lecture - attendance and active participation is mandatory

1 1
Information Technologies and Media ILV

Information Technologies and Media ILV

Lector: Elisabeth Nießner

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Demand-oriented introduction to computer applications; introduction to the internet portal for students, introduction library, tips and tricks for writing with "Word" (handling of long documents), preparation of a power-point-presentation; internet-based medical literature search (e.g. medline, search engines, specific web pages for orthoptists), Web 2.0, Web Accessibility; data protection - with special focus on hospitals;

Assessment methods

continuous assessment

Teaching methods

PPT-presentation, theoretical instruction, practical training on the PC

Language

German

1 1
Learning and Working Techniques ILV

Learning and Working Techniques ILV

Lector: Dipl.LSB Michaela Geier, FH-Prof. Mag. Gerold Unterhumer

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Learning: concentration, motivation, memory, attention and emotion, learning strategies (eg Memotechniken, visualization, creativity-enhancing techniques), learning styles, procrastination, exam preparation, test anxiety
Time management: mission statement, Pareto principle, Eisenhower Principle, ABC Analysis, ALPEN-method, work-life-balance model,
relaxation techniques

Assessment methods

regular and active participation

Teaching methods

Exercise with theoretical input phases, group and individual work and self-study

Language

German

1 1
Neurology VO

Neurology VO

Lector: Dr. Klaus Novak

2 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

Basic knowledge of neurology, neuroanatomy, neuroembryology. Evaluation of the neurological patient: history, neurological examination, electrophysiology, CSF-analysis, neuroimaging. Treatment of neurological diseases: neurovascular disorders, epilepsy, infections and inflammation, neurodegenerative disorders, metabolic disorders, intoxication, degenerative disease of the spine, tumors of the nervous system, hydrocephalus, headache, movement disorders, diseases of the peripheral nervous system, myopathies, dementia, emergencies in Neurology

Assessment methods

Oral exam

Teaching methods

Lectures

Language

German

2 3
Physiology of the Eye VO

Physiology of the Eye VO

Lector: Dr.phil. Dr. med.univ. Karl-Heinz Huemer

2 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

Optical basics:
focal rays, principal rays
focal point, focal length, nodal point, principal plane
optical path construction
properties of lenses
Ophthalmologic basics:
ametropias, astigmatism
accommodation
glaucoma
cataract
skiascopy
fundus
direct & indirect ophthalmoscopy
slit lamp examination
Stereopsis:
horopter, Panum’s fusional area, horizontal disparity
Function of the retina:
retinal cell types
phototransduction
adapometry
scotopic & photopic vision
receptive fields
visual acuity
Visual pathway:
anatomical features of the optical pathway
parvocellular & magnocellular system
visual field
scotomas, blind spot, visual field extreme boundaries, isopterics
perimetry (static, dynamic, computer-driven)
Electrophysiologcal diagnostics:
electronystagmography (ENG).
electroretinography (ERG).
electrooculography (EOG).
visual evoked potentials (VEP).
electroencephalography (EEG)
Colour vision:
receptor types
colour vision deficiencies
Ishihara charts, anomaloscopy, D15 hue (Farnsworth-)test
Autonomic nervous system:
anatomy & physiology of the sympathic & parasympathetic nervous system, transmitters, receptor types
pharmacology and medical indications for autonomic receptor ligands
pupillary reflexes
pupillotonia, coloboma, anisochoria
convergence reaction
ocular motor functions:
anatomy of cranial nerves and ocular muscles
cortical & accessory optical system
vestibular oculomotor functions
rotatory/postrotatory & optokinetic nystagmus
saccades, intentional pursuit movements, convergence movements
brain stem nuclei involved in eye movements (ri MLF =rostral interstitial median longitudinal fascicle), PPRF =pontine paramediane reticular formation, Ncl of abducens nerve, vestibular nuclei)

Assessment methods

oral exam

Teaching methods

lectures

Language

German

2 3
Physiological and Pathological Binocular Vision VO

Physiological and Pathological Binocular Vision VO

Lector: Andreas Huber, Renate Zechmeister

2.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

Basics of sensory visual function - retinal localization, horopter, Panum area, simultaneous perception, fusion, stereopsis, monocular depth perception, retinal correspondence; diplopia, suppression, central scotoma, fixation point scotoma; accommodation and convergence; functions of the eye muscles and eye motility; examination retinal correspondence, subnormal binocular Vision, Horror fusionis

Assessment methods

final examination

Teaching methods

lectures

Language

German

2.5 3
Orthoptic Methodology 1 UE

Orthoptic Methodology 1 UE

Lector: Ida Grainer

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Imparting, practice and reflexion of knowledge and skills relating to the contents of the lecture "Equipment and its Maintenance and Orthoptic Methodology 1".

Assessment methods

modul examination

Teaching methods

group seminars, practical activity

Language

German

2 2

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Amblyopia and Pleoptics ILV

Amblyopia and Pleoptics ILV

Lector: Andreas Huber

2 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

Concerning amblyopia this course includes: the definition, social importance, classification and terminology, aetiology and pathogenesis, supression, clinical characteristics, fixation and disorders, motor disorders, basic diagnostics and examination procedures, binocular interaction, differential diagnosis, treatment of amblyopia and of eccentric Fixation.

Assessment methods

final examination

Teaching methods

theoretical education linked with the practical application

Language

German

2 3
Eye Optics ILV

Eye Optics ILV

Lector: Ing. Roland Haas, BEd. M.Sc

3 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

Professionally relevant introduction to ophthalmic optics, fundamental terms and principles; light properties, the eye as optical system, image and aberration; refraction and refractive errors, hypermetropia, myopia, astigmatism, refractive correction, corrective lenses and spectacles; optical instruments (e.g. loupes, telescopes, lensometer)

Assessment methods

final examination

Teaching methods

integrated course

Language

German

3 3
Equipment and its Maintenance and Orthoptic Methodology 2 ILV

Equipment and its Maintenance and Orthoptic Methodology 2 ILV

Lector: Ida Grainer

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Presentation and introduction of different pieces of equipment and their use; special examination methods relating to determination of an orthoptic status; selected methods of orthoptic and pleoptic treatment; practical instruction in using the devices and in performing the methods.

Assessment methods

final examination

Teaching methods

theoretical education linked to the practical application

Language

German

2 2
Heterophoria, Asthenopia and Orthoptic Exercises ILV

Heterophoria, Asthenopia and Orthoptic Exercises ILV

Lector: Andreas Huber

2.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

This course includes definition, classification, aetiology, pathophysiology, clinical characteristics of heterophoria and asthenopia, complaints and symptoms, basic diagnostics and examination procedures, differential diagnosis, treatment.

Assessment methods

continuous assessment

Teaching methods

theoretical education linked to the practical application

2.5 3
Paediatric Ophthalmology VO

Paediatric Ophthalmology VO

Lector: Dr.med. Thomas Neumayer

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Characteristics of eye diseases during childhood, disorders of normal visual development, congenital malformations of the eye, hereditary eye diseases, general diseases and eye involvement in childhood.

Assessment methods

final examination

Teaching methods

Lectures

Language

German

1 1
Concomitant Strabismus ILV

Concomitant Strabismus ILV

Lector: Andreas Huber, Univ. Prof. Dr. Arnulf Thaler, Renate Zechmeister

4 SWS
5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Classification and terminology, aetiology and pathogenesis, sensoric and motoric symptoms, diagnostics and examination procedures, special examination methods, differential diagnosis, treatment, progress and prognosis concerning following the strabismus forms: esodeviation, exodeviation, vertical deviation, cyclodeviation, special forms (eg A- and V- patterns), pseudostrabismus

Assessment methods

continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Theoretical education linked to the practical application

Language

German

4 5
Ophthalmology VO

Ophthalmology VO

Lector: Dr.med. Thomas Neumayer

2 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

Etiology, symptoms and fundamental treatment options concerning diseases of the eyeball, the eyelids, the lacrimal apparatus, the orbita, the conjunctiva, the cornea, the sclera, the lens, the iris, the pupil, the chorioidea, the vitreous humor, the retina, the papilla and the optic nerve; glaucoma; eye and systemic diseases; ophthalmological emergencies; blindness and visual impairment; social ophthalmology

Assessment methods

final examination

Teaching methods

theoretical education linked to the practical application

Language

German

2 3
Ophtalmologic Examination Methods ILV

Ophtalmologic Examination Methods ILV

Lector: Dr. Jan Lammer

2.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

Introduction and presentation of different ophthalmological devices and their application in ophthalmological examination methods e.g. slit lamp, tonometry, ophthalmoscopy, keratometry, perimetry, exophthalmometry, Schirmer-Test, pupillomotoricity, dark adaptometry, colour perception testing, electrophysiological examination methods and imaging methods in ophthalmology.

Assessment methods

oral or written examinations

Teaching methods

theoretical education and practical activities

Language

German

2.5 3
Placement 1 PR

Placement 1 PR

Lector: Ida Grainer

0 SWS
5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Acquaintance with the tasks of orthoptists and their orthoptic practice; determination of a general orthoptic status, documentation of the results.

Assessment methods

practical examination, documentary report of the placement

Teaching methods

placement

Language

German

0 5
Orthoptic Methodology 2 UE

Orthoptic Methodology 2 UE

Lector: Ida Grainer

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Presentation, practice and reflexion of knowledge and skills concerning the contents of the lecture course "Equipment and its Maintenance and Orthoptic Methodology 2"

Assessment methods

final examination

Teaching methods

Practice (group seminars)

Language

German

1 1
Guidance during Studies and Placement, Reflection 1 ILV

Guidance during Studies and Placement, Reflection 1 ILV

Lector: Ida Grainer, Andreas Huber

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

General information and preparation for the practical in-service training; reflection of one's own experiences during the in-service training and the theoretical education; feedback, intervision, supervision; contents and documentation of the individual training report as well as presentation with respect to the in-service training.

Assessment methods

The assessment includes active participation, discussion and the training report.

Teaching methods

information, active participation, discussion, training report

Language

German

1 1

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Introduction to Scientific Work ILV

Introduction to Scientific Work ILV

Lector: Univ.-Dozin. Drin. Gabriele Khan

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Criteria for scientific work; citing, referencing; classification scheme of scientific work; concept development;

Assessment methods

continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Integrated course

Language

German

1 1
Principles of Contact Lens Adjustment ILV

Principles of Contact Lens Adjustment ILV

Lector: Stefan Prior

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Introduction, basics, contact lenses and spectacles (e.g. advantages, disadvantages, visual differences, contact lenses and strabismus), indications, contraindications, hard and soft contact lenses, hygienic measures and contact lens care products, fundamentals of adjustment, providing instructions to patients about contact lens care and handling, risks, incompatibility, pathological changes, documentation, professionally relevant rules and regulations.

Assessment methods

continous assessment

Teaching methods

integrated course

Language

German

1 1
Basics of Psychology and Soziology ILV

Basics of Psychology and Soziology ILV

Lector: Mag. Marlies Tschugguel

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Overview of basics in „Psychology“ and ""Sociology" and selected fields of application

Assessment methods

continuous assessment, written exam + presentation of a paper

Teaching methods

presentation, discussion of practical examples, plenum discussion, films

Language

German

2 2
Incomitant Strabismus ILV

Incomitant Strabismus ILV

Lector: Orthoptistin Ulrike Pichler, Msc

3 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

Anamnesis, Classification, etiology and pathogenesis, sensory and motor characteristics, examination and investigation process, differential diagnosis, treatment, the course and prognosis of congenital diseases and acquired eye movement diseases.

Assessment methods

continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Presentations of various medical conditions using Power Pointvideo Examplesgroup workEducational games / Replays

Language

German

3 3
Paediatrics VO

Paediatrics VO

Lector: Dr. Christofer Diakos

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Introduction and basic concepts; growth and development of healthy children; taking the child's psyche into account during physical examinations; preventive medicine in paediatrics; common methods of paediatric examinations (e.g. X-ray, ultrasound, ..); common childhood diseases (e.g. infectious diseases, genetic conditions, organ-specific diseases such as heart failure); multidisciplinary care / therapeutic concepts for the disabled child; child abuse and sexual abuse

Assessment methods

final written exam (multiple choice questions)Grading: Austrian national and ECTS-grade

Teaching methods

Lectures; seminar

Language

German

1 1
Child Psychology VO

Child Psychology VO

Lector: Dr.in Mag.a Bernadette Bugelnig-Reiter

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Overview of basics in „Developmental Psychology“

Assessment methods

written exam

Teaching methods

presentation, discussion of practical examples, plenum discussion, films

Language

German

1 1
Communication and Negotiation ILV

Communication and Negotiation ILV

Lector: Mag.a Andrea Legerer, MSc

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Promotion of social communicative skills; rules of communication and interaction, body language, communication and conversation techniques, negotiation, rhetoric, rules of discussions, profession-relevant problems (eg critique, reflection), presentation techniques, public relations.

Assessment methods

continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Keynote speechbrainstorminggroup discussionself-awarenessrole playingPOL (problem-based learning)

Language

German

2 2
Neuroophthalmology VO

Neuroophthalmology VO

Lector: Dr.med. Georg Burggasser

2 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

Diseases: diseases of the visual pathway (eg visual field defects) and the visual cortex (eg visual agnosia, central color vision defects), psychogenic visual disturbances, pupillary disorders, disorders of the peripheral oculomotor (in addition to Strabismus, such as myasthenia gravis, myopathies, ophthalmoplegias); disorders Lidmotorik, the facial nerve, the trigeminal nerve (eg, ptosis, blepharospasm, lagophthalmos), head and facial pain with eye manifestations; Unclear vision loss; Selected syndromes.

Assessment methods

Course-final exam

Teaching methods

lecture

2 3
Neuroorthoptics ILV

Neuroorthoptics ILV

Lector: Renate Zechmeister

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Aetiology, symptoms, examination methods, differential diagnosis and results, treatment, course and prognosis of:
Disorders of the supranuclear oculomotor (concerning saccades, smooth pursuit, vestibulo-ocular reflex, optokinetic nystamus and fixation eg gaze paresis, paresis of convergence and divergence, INO, skew deviation, ocular tilt reaction);
Aquired nystagmus and related ocular oscillation (eg gaze nystagmus, seesaw nystagmus);
Special examination methods and examination procedures in neuroorthoptics

Assessment methods

continuous assessment

Teaching methods

integrated course

2 2
Placement 2 PR

Placement 2 PR

SWS
5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Application of theoretical and practical knowledge gained during professional practice, determination of an in-depth orthoptic status according to expertise, deriving the orthoptic diagnosis, planning and performing of therapies, documentation of results

Assessment methods

continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Placement

Language

German

5
Practical: Incomitant Strabismus UE

Practical: Incomitant Strabismus UE

Lector: Rahel Grünauer

1.5 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

practical application of the examination methods of the contents of the courses "Incomitant Strabismus" and "Orthoptic Case Analysis".

Assessment methods

continuous assessment

Teaching methods

practical training of the examination methods together and with selected patients, case analysis (video, photo documentation, case studies).

Language

German

1.5 2
Practical: Neuroorthoptics UE

Practical: Neuroorthoptics UE

Lector: Orthoptistin Ulrike Pichler, Msc

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Studying, practicing and reflecting upon the practical knowledge and skills which correspond to the teaching content of the Neuro-orthoptics and Neuro-ophthalmology courses, and case studies.

Assessment methods

Teaching methods

cases, exercises, videos

Language

German

1 1
Practical: Refraction Determination UE

Practical: Refraction Determination UE

Lector: Andreas Huber

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Studying, practicing and reflecting upon the practical knowledge and skills used in determining corrective needs in consideration of binocular vision.

Assessment methods

final examination

Teaching methods

Exercises

Language

German

1 1
Education Science ILV

Education Science ILV

Lector: Mag. Isabella Achleitner

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Introduction to education science; characteristics of an educational situation; educational aspects in orthoptics (eg professional information, explanations, health education); selected educational theories; introduction to therapeutic pedagogy, relevant aspects of dealing with people with disabilities.

Assessment methods

continuous assessment

Teaching methods

integrated course

Language

German

1 1
Refraction Determination ILV

Refraction Determination ILV

Lector: MSc Andrea Franzan, Andreas Huber, Stefan Prior, Univ. Prof. Dr. Arnulf Thaler

3 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

Refraction (basics, refractive errors, correction), subjective refraction (methods, e. g. determination of spherical and astigmatic refractive errors, binocular fine-tuning, near correction), objective refraction (retinoscopy, auto refraction) - application, use, documentation, refractive surgery (basics and methods)

Assessment methods

continous assessment

Teaching methods

integrated course

Language

German

3 3
Guidance During Studies and Placement, Reflection 2 ILV

Guidance During Studies and Placement, Reflection 2 ILV

Lector: Ida Grainer, Andreas Huber

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Preparation for the practical in-service training; reflection of one's own experiences during the in-service training and the theoretical education;
Dealing with difficult situations (eg, excessive demands, support needs)
feedback, intervision, supervision; documentation of the individual training report as well as presentation.

Assessment methods

final exam

Teaching methods

Integrated course

Language

German

1 1

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Image Documentation ILV

Image Documentation ILV

Lector: Dipl.Ing. Gustav Linnert

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Introduction and fundamental terms; light, photographic optics; the additive and subtractive process, color spaces and colour perception; equipment (eg camera, lenses, memory chip), digital photography, recording practice and output procedures (such as hard copy, projection as Beamer); digital video, medical applications (eg, profession-relevant photo and video documentation)

Assessment methods

continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Integrated Course

Language

German

1 1
Introduction to StatisticsSeminar for Bachelor Paper 1 ILV

Introduction to StatisticsSeminar for Bachelor Paper 1 ILV

Lector: Univ.-Dozin. Drin. Gabriele Khan

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Research methodological differences between quantitative and qualitative empirical studies
Key terms of quantitative research methodology: research design: cross-sectional study, longitudinal study; hypotheses: alternative hypothesis - null hypothesis; hypothesis of difference, of interrelation, of change; constant - variable (independent, dependent); scale level (nominal, ordinal, interval, ratio scale); significance.
Rules for the formulation of questions (questionnaire, interview) and creation a simple questionnaire.
Evaluation of data of the self-developed questionnaire with descriptive statistics (mean values, dispersion values, graphics) .
Evaluation of data with simply hypothesis testing (cross section design).

Assessment methods

Active participation, completion of all exercises

Teaching methods

lecturesingle, pair and group workexercises

Language

German

1 1
Introduction to Project Management ILV

Introduction to Project Management ILV

Lector: Mag.a (FH) Susanna Boldrino

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

basics of project management, project management subprocesses, phase oriented use of selected project management methods, project definition and project surrounding analysis, planning and organisation, communication in projects, introduction in project controlling, finishing of projects, making of project plans

Assessment methods

Planning projects in teams; individual assessment 50% team assessment Assessment criteria: Project plans 50 % individual assessment, presentation and classroom participation The assessment of both areas has to be positive in order to successfully complete the course.

Teaching methods

changing plenum and group work. Creating own examples and project plans, contemplation, presentation

Language

German

1 2
Low Vision Rehabilitation and Magnifying Visual Aids ILV

Low Vision Rehabilitation and Magnifying Visual Aids ILV

Lector: Andreas Huber, Dr. Jan Lammer

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Introduction and definitions; importance of disability (eg, levels according to WHO), visual impairment (such as definitions, legal framework, causes, symptoms, effects), basics of the adaptation of visual aids (eg, history, examination methods) ; dealing with visually impaired people; management tools (such as opportunities for the visually impaired to work and school integration, orientation and mobility training, living skills, replacement policies, institutions, organizations, support groups)

Assessment methods

continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Integrated course

Language

German

2 2
Medical English 1 ILV

Medical English 1 ILV

Lector: Barry Jenkins, BSc (Hons), FH-Prof.in Mag.a Dr.in Andrea Zimpernik

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Getting to know each other
• Grammar: speaking hypothetically, conditional clauses, comparisons
• Skills: speaking about character traits

Writing in English
• Skills: structuring a formal report and an abstract
• Vocabulary: connectors and linking phrases

What is Orthoptics? What do Orthoptists do?
• Skills: discussing career prospects; explaining specialist vocabulary; understanding authentic film material; talking about the job (responsibilities, fields of specialisation, service provided)
• Vocabulary: relevant terminology; idiomatic phrases

The body
oParts of the body
oFunctions of the body
oThe eye
oDiseases and minor illnesses
oInternal organs

• Skills: explaining medical vocabulary; word formation

Patient communication
oTaking a history
oGiving information
oSuggesting / giving advice
oExamining a patient
oDiscussing treatment
oCounselling
oEmpathetic communication
• Skills: giving advice; expressing opinions; suggesting & reacting;“mustn’t, needn’t, don’t have to”; describing problems, talking about symptoms; counselling; asking closed and open-ended questions

How we perceive space and colour: film input
• Skills: understanding film input; analysing the sense of sight;describing the position of objects

Assessment methods

continuous assessment

Teaching methods

lecture, role plays, discussions, pair work, group work, distance learning; Prezi activity

Language

English

2 2
Neurorehabilitation VO

Neurorehabilitation VO

Lector: Mag. Christiane-Andrea Fahlböck

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Introduction and definitions; professionally relevant principles of neurorehabilitation, rehabilitation team and interdisciplinary cooperation, rehabilitation of specific neurological disorders (eg stroke, traumatic brain injury), neuropsychological disorders (eg aphasia, apraxia, neglect, agnosia, amnesia, cognitive disorders), spatial perception problems and basics of treatment from a neuropsychological perspective, professionally relevant aspects of dealing with patients with disabilities, with communicative disorders, with neuropsychological, emotional and neuropsychiatric disorders

Assessment methods

final examination

Teaching methods

Lectures

Language

German

1 1
Orthoptic Case Studies 1 ILV

Orthoptic Case Studies 1 ILV

Lector: Ida Grainer, Andreas Huber

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Using orthoptic case studies students are able to show and interpret the steps in the orthoptic process, to derive clinical conclusions, to make an orthoptic diagnosis and to prepare a therapy plan.

Assessment methods

The assessment includes active participation, discussion and a training report

Teaching methods

Knowledge of concomitant strabismus and incomitant strabismus, neuroophthalmology, neuroorthoptics, visual rehabilitation, basics of orthoptics, applied orthoptics

Language

German

1 1
Orthoptic Rehabilitation for Central Vision Disorders ILV

Orthoptic Rehabilitation for Central Vision Disorders ILV

Lector: Barbara Beyweiss

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Fundamentals of neurovisual rehabilitation of disorders of visual acuity, contrast sensitivity, adaptation, color vision, fusion, accommodation, stereo-vision; visually related reading disorders, visual field defect, visual neglect, ways of identifying and distinguishing homonymous hemianopia and neglect; disorders of the visual space perception and of complex visual performance (eg, object -, face perception); anamnesis, special examination and treatment methods, instruction for therapy, education and counseling, documentation and reporting of results, development of therapeutic material.

Assessment methods

continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Integrated course

Language

German

1 1
Placement 3 PR

Placement 3 PR

Lector: Ida Grainer

0 SWS
5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Implementation of theoretical and practical knowledge gained during the professional practice, determination of an in-depth orthoptic status according to the state of the art, treatment plan development and implementation, refraction, documentation of results

Assessment methods

continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Placement

Language

German

0 5
Prevention and Health Promotion, Occupational Health/VDU Work ILV

Prevention and Health Promotion, Occupational Health/VDU Work ILV

Lector: Dr.med.univ. Georg Dimou, PLL.M., Elisabeth Schandl

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

The basics of prevention and health promotion; orthoptic processes in the context of prevention and health promotion (e.g. with respect to different life stages and disorders of single and binocular vision);
Basics of occupational medicine; characteristics of VDU work: ergonomics of (screen) workplaces, workplace assessment, prevention of sicknesses, computer screen glasses, screen activity and complaints (e.g. asthenopia); Measures to promote development and maintain health; Advice and information; Legal fundamentals, relevant regulations.

Assessment methods

continuous assessment

Teaching methods

integrated course

Language

German

1 1
Visual Impairment and Support during Childhood ILV

Visual Impairment and Support during Childhood ILV

Lector: Dr.med. Hildegard Gruber, Michaela Sieger

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Introduction and definitions, normal visual development and consequences of an impaired visual development; peculiarities in the general development of visually impaired and blind children with disabilities, several children with visual impairments (eg the problem of multiple disabilities, changes in communication between parents and child,) tasks of the orthoptist in children with impaired visual development (such as examination of the visual qualities and visual functions, visual observation of the conduct, documentation, information and advice, creating a orthoptic report), key tasks and concepts of visuelle Frühförderung; options for coping (eg, organizations, institutions)

Assessment methods

continuous assessment

Teaching methods

integrated course

Language

German

1 1
SE Seminar for Bachelor Paper 1 SE

SE Seminar for Bachelor Paper 1 SE

Lector: Elisabeth Hirmann, MBA

1 SWS
5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Information for writing the bachelor thesis 1, finding a topic, formulating the problem, the research question, concept, clarification of individual questions, writing the bacheor thesis 1.

Assessment methods

bachelor thesis 1

Teaching methods

Seminar

Language

German

1 5
Special Fields in Orthoptics ILV

Special Fields in Orthoptics ILV

Lector: Angelika Sophie Faytl, MSc, Ida Grainer, Andreas Huber, Claudia Kalleitner, Orthoptistin Ulrike Pichler, Msc, Elisabeth Schandl, Univ. Prof. Dr. Arnulf Thaler

2.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

surgical treatment, indication and contraindication of eye-muscle surgery, surgical methods,
geriatric orthoptics, congenital forms of nystagmus, current topics

Assessment methods

continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Active participation, information, discussion

Language

German

2.5 3
Guidance during Studies and Placement, Reflection 3 ILV

Guidance during Studies and Placement, Reflection 3 ILV

Lector: Ida Grainer, Andreas Huber, Tamara Mittermüller

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Preparation for the practical in-service training; reflection of one's own experiences during the in-service training and the theoretical education; feedback, intervision, supervision; documentation of the individual training report as well as presentation.

Assessment methods

The assessment includes active participation, discussion and the training report.

Teaching methods

information, active participation, discussion, training report

Language

German

1 1
Theory, Practice and Methods in Scientific Work ILV

Theory, Practice and Methods in Scientific Work ILV

Lector: Angelika Sophie Faytl, MSc, Univ.-Dozin. Drin. Gabriele Khan

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Criteria for scientific work; working steps (eg, topic identification, problem formulation and research questions, literature recherche); qualitative and quantitative research methods; statistics; citing, referencing; classification scheme of scientific work; concept development; presentation of scientific written work

Assessment methods

continuous assessment

Teaching methods

integrated course

Language

German

2 2
Visual Perceptive Disorders ILV

Visual Perceptive Disorders ILV

Lector: Orthoptistin Claudia Mühlberger

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Different areas of perception and partial performance; dyslexia, ocular reading disorder; orthoptic examination methods, ocular stress test (with special emphasis on visual perception); therapeutic measures; use of sight in partial performance weakness, interdisciplinary collaboration, options for coping (e.g. supporting institutions, organizations), clarification and guidance

Assessment methods

continuous assessment

Teaching methods

integrated course

Language

German

1 1

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Vocational Studies and Professional Ethics ILV

Vocational Studies and Professional Ethics ILV

Lector: Elisabeth Hirmann, MBA

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

History of the profession, job profile and job description, personal responsibility, fields of activities, professional responsibilities, relevant legal principles, professional prospects, national and international orthoptic associations, training and profession in national and international comparison, opportunities for further training and education, topics of current interest; professional ethics (e.g. basic principles, ethics commission, dealing with patients and team, corruption prevention)

Assessment methods

continual assessment, discussions, active participation

Teaching methods

Integrated course

Language

German

1 1
Orthoptic Case Studies 2 ILV

Orthoptic Case Studies 2 ILV

Lector: Ida Grainer, Andreas Huber

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

Based on orthoptic case studies students are able to show and interpret steps in the orthoptic process, to dervive clinical conclusions, to derive an orthoptic diagnosis and to prepare a therapy plan.

Assessment methods

The assesment includes active participation, discussion and case studies

Teaching methods

Information. active participation, discussion, description of orthoptic cases

Language

German

1.5 3
Placement 4 PR

Placement 4 PR

0 SWS
24 ECTS

Lecture contents

Implementation of theoretical and practical skills and knowledge acquired during professional practice, performance of the whole orthoptic process in the compulsory areas of practical training.

Assessment methods

continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Placement

Language

German

0 24
Guidance During Studies and Placement, Reflection 4 ILV

Guidance During Studies and Placement, Reflection 4 ILV

Lector: Ida Grainer, Andreas Huber

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

General information and preparation for the practical in-service training; reflection of one's own experiences during the in-service training and the theoretical education;
Dealing with difficult situations (eg, excessive demands, support needs)
feedback, intervision, supervision; documentation of the individual training report as well as presentation.

Assessment methods

The assessment includes active participation, discussion and training report.

Teaching methods

information, active participation, discussion, training report

Language

German

1 2

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Self-employment and Business Fundamentals ILV

Self-employment and Business Fundamentals ILV

Lector: Lydia Fenz, Mag. Stefan Szauer

1.5 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

1. Fundamentals of professional practice
- Legal and economic framework
- Preconditions
- Possible areas of activity
2. Particulars of professional practice
3. Safeguarding against risks
4. Differentiation of the freelance profession from other forms of self-employment
5. Marketing and advertising
6. Basics in business-menagement freelance work

Assessment methods

continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Lectures, literature studies, case analysis, group work

Language

German

1.5 2
Fundamentals of the Health Care System and Health Economics VO

Fundamentals of the Health Care System and Health Economics VO

Lector: Hon.Prof. (FH) Dr. Bernhard Rupp, MBA (University of Toronto)

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

a) Objectives of health systems in general and of national aspects in particular
b) Analysis and discussion of different health service-systems
c) Presentation and discussion of the basic concepts of relevant management theories and methods. Explanation of the peculiarities of manageing health facilities as professional organizations.
d) Presentation and discussion of the basics of health economics - overview on internationally applied utility/benefits and cost asessment approaches, situation in Austia

Assessment methods

final oral examination

Teaching methods

a) Lecturesb) Group discussionsc) Case Studies

Language

German

1 1
Interdisciplinary Teamwork ILV

Interdisciplinary Teamwork ILV

Lector: Birgit Döller, MSc, Angelika Sophie Faytl, MSc, Tamara Mittermüller

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Core competences and interfaces with related professions in an interdisciplinary team of (e.g. doctors, members of other medical-technical professions, opticians and optometrists), special features and challenges of working in a multi-professional team. Orthoptic process and case discussions from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Assessment methods

Confirmation of taking part

Teaching methods

Integrated course

Language

German

1 1
Medical English 2 ILV

Medical English 2 ILV

Lector: Barry Jenkins, BSc (Hons), Univ. Prof. Dr. Arnulf Thaler, FH-Prof.in Mag.a Dr.in Andrea Zimpernik

2 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

Topics Covered:

Communicating successfully
Skills: talking about work experience & using idiomatic phrases to
describe job duties; discussing likes & dislikes; reading texts and
discussing the main points; expressing opinion; agreeing & disagreeing;
giving advice, making suggestions

Medical vocabulary
Skills: expansion of vocabulary & practical application of medical
terminology; explanation of medical equipment; communicating
with patients; giving clear instructions; medical vs. patient-friendly
explanations

Presentation skills
Skills: structuring a presentation; getting the audience’s attention;
idiomatic phrases; signposting; the Q&A session

Organising text:
Skills: linking phrases & connectors; establishing logical links between
sentences & paragraphs; writing a formal text

Film input:
Skills: understanding authentic film; idiomatic language;
analysing critical dialogues and problems raised in the film

Discussion & correction of abstracts

Assessment methods

continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Discussions, role-plays, presentation tasks, reading & writing about medical topics, understanding authentic film material.Specialized material dedicated to the needs of the class, and hands-on instruction.

Language

English

2 3
Orthoptic Case Studies 3 ILV

Orthoptic Case Studies 3 ILV

Lector: Ida Grainer, Andreas Huber

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

The students are able to show, interpret and argue steps in the orthoptic process.
They are able to derive clinical conclusions, an orthoptic diagnosis and therapy plan for orthoptic cases. In the case analyses they can identify the legal professional, economic and environmental aspects as well as the interdisciplinary aspects.

Assessment methods

continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Information, active participation, discussion, description of orthoptic cases

Language

German

2 4
Placement 5 PR

Placement 5 PR

0 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

Specialisation in the orthoptic process depending upon individual focus with particular emphasis on professional, economic, environmental and interdisciplinary aspects.

Assessment methods

continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Placement

0 3
Elective Placement: Contact Lens Adjustment PR

Elective Placement: Contact Lens Adjustment PR

0 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

Implementation of the orthoptic process by contact lens fitting (contact lens training, documentation and instruction in the handling and care of contact lenses). They have learned multi-professional cooperation .

Assessment methods

continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Placement

Language

German

0 3
Elective Placement: Low Vision Rehabilitation PR

Elective Placement: Low Vision Rehabilitation PR

0 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

Implementation of the orthoptic process by low vision rehabilitation (adaptation of visual aids, documentation of the regulations and guidance in the handling of visual aids), multi-professional cooperation in the area.

Assessment methods

continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Placement

Language

German

0 3
Elective Placement: Orthoptic Rehabilitation for Central Vision Disorders PR

Elective Placement: Orthoptic Rehabilitation for Central Vision Disorders PR

0 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

Implementation of the orthoptic rehabilitation process in the case of central visual impairment, multi-professional cooperation.

Assessment methods

continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Placement

Language

German

0 3
Quality Managment VO

Quality Managment VO

Lector: Hon.Prof. (FH) Dr. Bernhard Rupp, MBA (University of Toronto)

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Understanding QM
Terms
Reasons for implementing QM-systems
The benefits of QM-systems
PDCA-cycle
Basics of process management
Tools for improving quality

Assessment methods

final oral examination

Teaching methods

lecturesgroup discussionscase studies

Language

German

1 1
Legal Basics for Health Care Professions VO

Legal Basics for Health Care Professions VO

Lector: Dr. Georg Zakrajsek

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

basic Terms, privacy protection, patients' rights, civil and criminal frameworks, employment law, sozial insurance law, corrutption prevention, forbidden commissions

Assessment methods

Oral examination

Teaching methods

Lectures and study with teaching aids

Language

German

1 1
Seminar for Bachelor Paper 2 SE

Seminar for Bachelor Paper 2 SE

Lector: Elisabeth Hirmann, MBA

1 SWS
7 ECTS

Lecture contents

Information for writing the bachelor thesis 2, finding a topic, formulating the problem, the research question, concept, clarification of individual questions, writing the bacheor thesis 2.

Assessment methods

bachelor thesis 2

Teaching methods

seminar

Language

German

1 7
Guidance During Studies and Placement, Reflection 5 ILV

Guidance During Studies and Placement, Reflection 5 ILV

Lector: Ida Grainer, Andreas Huber

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Preparation for the practical in-service training; reflection of one's own experiences during the in-service training and the theoretical education; dealing with difficult situations (e.g. excessive demands, support needs), feedback, intervision, supervision; documentation as well as presentation of the individual training report .

Assessment methods

continuous assessment

Teaching methods

information, active participation, discussion, training report

Language

German

1 2
Elective: Contact Lens Adjustment - Specialization ILV

Elective: Contact Lens Adjustment - Specialization ILV

Lector: Romana Drobec

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Building on the basics of the course "Principles of contact lense adjustment" deepening the theoretical and practical knowledge and skills.

Assessment methods

final confirmation

Teaching methods

Integrated course

Language

German

1 2
Elective: Low Vision Rehabilitation – Specialization ILV

Elective: Low Vision Rehabilitation – Specialization ILV

Lector: Andreas Huber

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Building on the basics of the lecture course "Low Vision Rehabilitation - Principles" and "Magnifying visual aids" deepening the theoretical and practical knowledge and skills.

Assessment methods

final confirmation

Teaching methods

Integrated course

Language

German

1 2
Elective: Orthoptic Rehabilitation for Central Vision Disorders – Specialization ILV

Elective: Orthoptic Rehabilitation for Central Vision Disorders – Specialization ILV

Lector: Barbara Beyweiss

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Building on the foundations of the course "neuro-rehabilitation" and "orthoptic rehabilitation in central visual impairment" deepening the theoretical and practical knowledge.

Assessment methods

final confirmation

Teaching methods

Integrated course

Language

German

1 2

Semester dates
Winter semester: 30th August 2016 to 27th January 2017
Summer semester: 13th February to 7th July 2017

Number of teaching weeks
18 per semester, including 28 weeks of work experience

Times
Mon. to Fri. all day (in exceptional cases also on Saturdays)

Language of Instruction
German


How you benefit

Orthoptists conduct examinations independently. This includes, for example, examining vision and binocular vision or assessing strabismus deviations and eye movements. Depending on the results, ophthalmologists may be involved in further treatment. In addition, orthoptists decide on therapeutic measures to compensate such disorders as double vision or perform orthoptic exercises and vision training with stroke patients. As a generalist, you have decided to provide routine eye care and are employed at ophthalmic practices or in hospitals. At the latest when people start to work intensively on computer screens, do many have their first contact with orthoptics. In your professional life you will detect and treat vision disorders, strabismus, amblyopia and eye movement disorders such as ocular palsies, nystagmus, or central vision disorders after trauma and illness. In any case, you will work autonomously under the order of a medical doctor and take care of everything eye related. Your area of responsibilities will include orthoptic diagnosis and therapy, visual rehabilitation, health promotion and prevention. Only with this degree program is it possible to practice the profession of orthoptist. The MTD Act is the basis for this degree program.

Your future career

You work primarily in ophthalmic routine care, but also as a specialist in specific areas, such as visual rehabilitation, occupational medicine or preventative checkups in kindergartens and schools. Increasingly more often, orthoptists are also active in teaching, science and research. Opportunities will be open for you in the following areas:

  • Clinics, hospitals
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Medical practices of specialists for ophthalmology and optometry
  • Rehabilitation facilities
  • Your own practice
  • University and non-university research institutions
  • Universities of applied sciences

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Admission

Admission requirements

  • Higher education entrance qualification:

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

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

  • University entrance qualification examination (Studienberechtigungsprüfung)

for human medicine, dental medicine and veterinary medicine or biology (all at level English 2) Information and institutes that offer courses to prepare for the university entrance qualification examination can be found on the portal Erwachsenenbildung.at university of the Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Frauen.

  • Relevant professional qualification with auxiliary examinations

You have the relevant professional qualification as an optician (auxiliary examination: German essay, biology and environmental science and English 2) after completion of a school for medical-technical services or a school for general health care and nursing (auxiliary examination English).

  • Proof of English proficiency of level 2 must be provided by the beginning of the degree program.
  • Regulation for the admission of third country citizens: Info sheet (PDF)

FIT for a health profession?!

Take advantage of the "FIT for a health profession?!" self-assessment test to see what a profession in health care requires and if you have the right qualities.

 FIT for a health profession?! (in German only)

Application

There are 15 places available in the bachelor's degree in Orthoptics in the years in which the degree program begins. The ratio of places to applicants is currently around 1:3

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.

Selection process

The selection process consists of a written test and an interview with members of the selection committee. In addition, you will be invited to participate in an orthoptic exam to test your vision and binocular vision. The results of the eye test must be positive, if necessary even with glasses or contact lenses, in order to be accepted to the degree program.

  • Aim
    The aim is to ensure places are offered to those persons who complete the multi-level selection process with the best results. The tests are designed to assess the skills needed for an applicant's chosen profession.
  • Procedure
    The written selection test includes a series of test requirements to assess if you fulfill the basic intellectual and social-emotional performance requirements. 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 and a capacity for careful consideration. Points are assigned to each section of the test.
  • Criteria
    The criteria for acceptance are based solely on performance.
    The geographical origin of the applicant has no influence on the selection decision.
    The admission requirements must be met in all cases.
    All the required documents must be provided in time.

    Applicants are evaluated according to the following weighting system:
    > Selection test (60%)
    > Selection interview (40%)

    The selection committee (which comprises, among others, the head of the academic section and representatives of the teaching staff) awards places to the applicants who score highest in the tests. If necessary, student representatives and 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.

Secretary's office

Elisabeth Nießner
Favoritenstraße 226, D.3.35
1100 Vienna
T: +43 1 606 68 77-4600
F: +43 1 606 68 77-4609
orthoptik@fh-campuswien.ac.at

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

Teaching staff and Research staff


Cooperations and Campusnetzwerk

We work closely with the Vienna Hospital Association (KAV), universities like the Medical University of Vienna, the professional association Orthoptics Austria and other health care facilities. This guarantees you strong contacts for internships, employment or participation in research and development activities. You will complete the extensive internships at, among others, the hospitals of Vienna Hospital Association (KAV). You can find information about our cooperation activities and much more at Campusnetzwerk. It's well worth visiting the site as it may direct you to a new job or interesting event held by our cooperation partners!

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