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Physiotherapy

Bachelor, full-time

Overview

Physiotherapy concerns human movement. It focuses on the ability to move, all the systems that affect these abilities and the interaction between sensory and motor controls. Physiotherapy comprises an important part of health care in virtually every medical field and is based on the medical sciences. Physiotherapy is used in health promotion and prevention, therapy and rehabilitation as well as in palliation and hospice facilities. The degree program combines theoretical fundamentals of physiotherapy and medicine with practical therapeutic subjects.

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Contact us!

Manuela Fletzer
Natalie Spanring

Favoritenstraße 226, D.2.36
1100 Vienna 
T: +43 1 606 68 77-4700 
F: +43 1 606 68 77-4709 
physiotherapie@fh-campuswien.ac.at

Office hours during the semester

Mon. to Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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Duration of course
6 Semester
Final degree
Bachelor of Science in Health Studies (BSc)
incl. professional qualifications
115Study places
180ECTS
Organisational form
full-time

Application period for acaddemic year 2018/19

11th February to 11th March 2018

tuition fee / semester:

€ 363,36*

+ ÖH premium + contribution**

 

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

 

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

What you can offer

You are interested in medicine, movement sciences, education and psychology and want to know how movement works and how you can influence and promote it. You treat people of all ages with respect, appreciation and empathy and focus on the health objectives of your patients/clients. You apply your social, practical and physical skills in the context of examination and therapy measures as well as health promotion. You are capable of careful consideration and have a structured approach when for example analyzing movements. You enjoy working independently and responsibly with people, counseling them and treating them.

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 of Physio Austria. Various special events are regularly held at our attractive main campus. Students benefit from the modern infrastructure of our university. This includes numerous function rooms. A highlight is the movement laboratory where force plates and cameras enable the three-dimensional analysis of movements in order to gain a better understanding of movement disorders. Measurements are recorded using wireless electrodes attached to the body. Furthermore, you will also have the opportunity to join an interdisciplinary, professional community. There is great potential in research projects at the intersection of health, technology and social services. Practical relevance is also guaranteed at our Campus Lecture evenings, which are open to all and feature contributions from prominent experts.

What makes this degree program special

The practically oriented degree program covers every area from prevention to treatment to rehabilitation. For example: back pain is the number one social disease, a possible trigger for which is a herniated disc, where the outer ring of the disc may rupture due to increased wear and the inner nucleus pulposus then bulges out and presses on the nerve roots. Physiotherapy can help in this situation. In rehabilitation, physiotherapy plays a role before and after operations. In guided back training courses, physiotherapists treat the specific individual needs/problems of the participants. Participants not only learn to move in ways that protect their back, but also strengthen specific muscles.
A physiotherapy approach includes among other things motion therapeutic treatment techniques and measures with and without aids and manual therapies. In prevention, physiotherapy can help to ensure that injuries do not happen in the first place. Health promotion begins much earlier; in the schools. The Department of Physiotherapy at FH Campus Wien is active in this area. We participate for example in the federally funded project "Healthy School" in order to create an early health awareness for back strain and incorporate exercises into the daily lives of the children.


What you will learn in the degree program

The degree course will provide you with the necessary knowledge to help people in all age groups to lead a self-determined life with a high level of functional capacity and activity.

  • You will be concerned with physiotherapeutic examination and treatment procedures as well as their implementation in the therapy process. You will combine your acquired expertise and knowledge of methodology to develop comprehensive professional competence.
  • To do so you will acquire social communicative skills and self-competence.
  • You will acquire basic medical knowledge, in particular in anatomy, physiology, pathology, hygiene, bio-mechanics, kinematics, perception and posture instruction as well as various clinical disciplines.
  • Practically oriented subjects such as posture and movement instruction, basic skills in professional interaction with patients, massage, relaxation techniques, manual therapy and lymphological physiotherapy form the foundation to develop the necessary skills and techniques.
  • Basic knowledge in areas such as education, psychology, sociology, scientific working, law and ethics round out your education.
  • Beginning in the third semester, you will also implement your theoretical and practical knowledge during extensive internships under the guidance of trained physiotherapists.

Curriculum

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Basic Pathology & Hygiene VO

Basic Pathology & Hygiene VO

Lector: Priv.-Doz. Mag. DDr. Martin Grassberger

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Basic principles of general pathology including examples from systemic organ pathology;
Introduction to disease systematics and basic nomenclature of diseases;
important morphologic changes - gross and microscopic - and clinico-pathologic correlations;
diagnostic methods;

Assessment methods

written exam - multiple choice

Teaching methods

power point presentations - text, figures and schemes;

Language

German

1 1
Anatomy 1 VO

Anatomy 1 VO

Lector: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Weninger

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

The class starts with a brief review of cell biology, followed by a survey of the tissues composing the human body. The morphology of the spinal chord and the principle organization of the peripheral nervous system will be lectured. In a period of self-study the students will prepare themselves locating all skeletal elements and joints of the human body and for identifying all their structures and components. The students will gain the opportunity to evaluate their knowledge in hands on sessions. Topics related to physiotherapy will be addressed in higher detail.

Assessment methods

written exam

Teaching methods

Frontal lectures, self study and hands on sessions

1.5 3
Applied Anatomy ILV

Applied Anatomy ILV

Lector: Sabine Benczur-Juris, Gerhard Eder, MSc MSc, Angelika Eder, MSc, Mag.a Silke Gruber, MMSPhty, Simone Luschin, MA

1.5 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Allocation of visible and palpable structures of extremities and the trunk mostly relevant for the physiotherapeutic examination and treatment. Topography (location) of bones, joints, muscles, blood vessels and nerves. Palpation of selected (defined) structures in the human body such as bony structures, joints, ligaments, muscles, blood vessels and nerves. Differentiation and assessment of relevant structures for examination and treatment.

Assessment methods

Final Examination

Teaching methods

Integrated Course

Language

German

1.5 2
Anatomy Laboratory UE

Anatomy Laboratory UE

Lector: Heidrun Furtner, BSc, Mag.Dr. Barbara Maurer-Gesek, Priv.Doz. Dr. Stefan Meng, Dr. Lukas Reissig, Dr. Stefan Sattler, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Weninger

1.5 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

In self study, the students will prepare the systematics and topology of the muscles, nerves and blood vessels of the pectoral girdle, upper limbs, pelvic girdle, and lower limbs. Armed with the theoretical background, the students will have the opportunity to consolidate their knowledge in hands on sessions. The muscles of the trunk will be prepared in self study and demonstrated on human specimens. It will be expected that the students recapitulate the anatomy of the skeletal elements and of the joints and associated structures (LV-Anatomy Lecture), before they will receive the opportunity to evaluate their knowledge in hands on sessions. The class ends with a practical exam.

Assessment methods

"Oral examination shortly after the start of class" (option to remove topics from the final exam)andOral examination at the end of class (with anatomical specimens)

Teaching methods

Hands on teaching

Language

German

1.5 2
Profeesional Field SE

Profeesional Field SE

Lector: Sabine Benczur-Juris, Angelika Eder, MSc, Ing. Wilhelm Holcapek, Mag. Markus Neumann, Christine Stelzhammer, MEd, Sabine Stögerer, MA, Dr.in Alice Maria Synek-Strassnitzky

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Overview of professional education; importance of movement in activities of daily life; development of the profession and its position within the national health system; outline of the profession, work-related legal aspect, including data protection acts and the Medical Devices Act; physiotherapy within international context; national and international professional representations and associations, employance/freelance; advanced and continuing education and training, science in physiotherapy, quality assurance in Physiotherapy, core competences and interfaces of related professions within the interdisciplinary team, special aspects and challenge of working in interdisciplinary teams

Assessment methods

Continuous Assessment

Teaching methods

Seminar

Language

German

1 1
Functional Kinetics ILV

Functional Kinetics ILV

Lector: Harriet Bucher, Mag.a Dr.in Ursula Eckler, Katarina Sadovnik, Michaela Strauss, MSc, Theres Wess, Monika Zajicek, MA

3 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

Orientation of the individual and of the physiotherapist, movement about axes and in planes, specifics of muscles and muscle activities relevant to postural statics and motion, muscle activities of functional body segments due to position and muscle activities as a result of the effect of external force, equilibrium reactions, continuing movement and buttressing, normal movement, movement analysing

Assessment methods

Final examination

Teaching methods

Integrated Course

Language

German

3 3
Relaxation Techniques ILV

Relaxation Techniques ILV

Lector: Elisabeth Jelem-Zdrazil, Manuela Kundegraber, MSc, Elisabeth Pilsl

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Gaining experience in body awareness; dealing with sensations and patterns that are intrinsic and definite perceptible; using these therapeutic interventions in practice with volunteers; Relaxation methods for use in therapy and prevention

Assessment methods

Continual Assessment

Teaching methods

Integrated course

Language

German

1 1
Basics of Patient's Mobilisation/ Patient Transfer Techniques + Assistive Devices ILV

Basics of Patient's Mobilisation/ Patient Transfer Techniques + Assistive Devices ILV

Lector: Doris Augesky-Stocker, MEd, Susanne Burian, Susanne Ebner, Hanna Minihofer, Daniela Obermayer

3 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

Working posture and positioning of physiotherapists; grip, hand positioning and movement during passive, assistive and ressistive examination and treatment; lifting training; positioning of patients; change of positions/transfer of patients; use of walkers and wheel chairs; prophylaxis

Assessment methods

Oral / practical examination

Teaching methods

Integrated Course

Language

German

3 3
Massage Therapy ILV

Massage Therapy ILV

Lector: Carina Preinfalk, Daniela Schnell, MEd, Dr.in Alice Maria Synek-Strassnitzky, Claudia Veprek, MEd

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Evaluation of findings; range of application; contraindications; techniques of massage in theory and practice all over; basic requirement of treatment; positioning of massage in the medical setting; (basic) principles of the treatment-design exemplified by various diseases and functional problems; differentiation to other massage-techniques; transfer of tenors from the base course of perception to massage

Assessment methods

Continual assessment

Teaching methods

Integrated Course

Language

German

2 2
Motor Development ILV

Motor Development ILV

Lector: Dipl.Med.Päd.in Franziska Höhne, Katarina Sadovnik, Christa Timmerer-Nash

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

definition of basic terms: motor function, (motor) development,
principles for development of locomotion while dealing with gravity
summeray of tonic reaction, stratle and balance reaction during the first year of life
physiological motor development of infants during the first/second year of life up to standing and walking
evaluation of the quantity and quality of the developental positions during the first/second year of life
transfer of the knowledge to the general therapeutic context (handling, therapy with adults)

Assessment methods

Final examination

Teaching methods

Integrated course

Language

German

1 1
Motor Learning ILV

Motor Learning ILV

Lector: Harriet Bucher, Andrea Greisberger, MSc, Elisabeth Pilsl, Theres Wess

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Definition of motor learning, motor learning as a process, phases and stages of learning, various methods of motor learning, practical application of methods, factors influencing the process of learning, relevance for research

Assessment methods

final exam

Teaching methods

integrated course

Language

German

1 1
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation VO

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation VO

Lector: Univ. Prof. Dr. Richard Crevenna, MBA, MSc

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Definition, basics and principles of physical medicine and rehabilitation, within emphasis on medical biophysics, biomechanics and with inclusion of functional aspects and the ICF. Classification of physical diagnostic and therapeutic procedures under the aspects of physics, biomechanics, pathophysiology, and short- and long term adaptive mechanisms of the locomotor system. Application of scales, scores and tests in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Physiology, pathophysiology and assessment of pain and therapeutic principles of acute and chronic pain in physical medicine and rehabilitation, especially of the locomotor system. Invasive procedures in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Orthotics and assistive devices and technologies. Evidenced based physical medicine and rehabilitation .Aspects of research in physical medicine and rehabilitation

Assessment methods

Final written examination (multiple choice)

Teaching methods

lecture

Language

German

1 1
Basics in Physical Therapy ILV

Basics in Physical Therapy ILV

Lector: Ludwig de Meyer, Gerhard Eder, MSc MSc, Klemens Huemer, MSc, Mag.a Karin Jäger

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Theory: the physiotherapeutic process in the field of the physical therapy, Introduction to therapeutic applications of heat and cold, physical and physiological principles as well as therapeutic effects of exo- and endogenic thermotherapy (ultrasound - therapy). Introduction to electrical stimulation with special emphasis on motor stimulation.
Practice: electrical muscle stimulation, motor strength-duration testing, ultrasound therapy.

Assessment methods

L – final examination

Teaching methods

Integrated lecture (IL)

Language

German

2 2
Physiology 1 VO

Physiology 1 VO

Lector: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Marktl

1.5 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Body fluid compartments, transport, basics of neuro- and sensory physiology, sensibility, movement, muscle physiology, thermoregulation, vegetative nervous system, basics of endocrinology, hematological overview.

Assessment methods

multiple choice examination by means of the moodle system

Teaching methods

Oral lecture with power point presentation

1.5 2
Physiotherapeutic Process ILV

Physiotherapeutic Process ILV

Lector: Susanne Burian, Gerhard Eder, MSc MSc, Angelika Eder, MSc, Andrea Greisberger, MSc, Theres Wess

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Legal scope of the autonomous physiotherapeutic examination, treatment and documentation, ICF-model, steps of the physiotherapeutic process, roles of the therapist and the patient in the physiotherapeutic process, basics of the clinical reasoning, interdisciplinary collaboration

Assessment methods

Continuous Assessment

Teaching methods

ILV

Language

German

1 1
Presentation Methods UE

Presentation Methods UE

Lector: Mag.a Silke Gruber, MMSPhty, André Lichtenecker, BSc BSc MSc, Christa Timmerer-Nash, Monika Zajicek, MA, FH-Prof.in Mag.a Dr.in Andrea Zimpernik

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

The course teaches students the basics of making successful presentations and professional communications in the English language. Students make two presentations in physiotherapy-related subjects during the course. They are asked to self-reflect on their presentations (with video analysis) and are also provided with feedback from from students and the instructor.

Assessment methods

continual assessment - assignments, feedback, video feedback, self reflection

Teaching methods

Group seminar

Language

English

1 1
Self and Social Competences 1 including Communication SE

Self and Social Competences 1 including Communication SE

Lector: Mag. Herbert Dohmen, Mag. Elisabeth Gerlich-Kretzer, Dipl. Sozialpädagogin (FH) Andrea Kadlik, DSP, MSc, Wolfgang J. Obereder, MSc, MMag.a Susanne Schwarz, Mag. Laura Soroldoni, Dr.in Alice Maria Synek-Strassnitzky

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Attitude, communication and correlation in physiotherapeutic context; principles of precise chairmanship (correct asking, active listening, subversive and hindening way of reactions); analysis of communication, verbal and nonverbal communication; role allocation and structures of communication in the therapy; give appropriate feedback; methods of interventions and dialogue in different dialogue situations in professionell context; role as mentee: save the transfer by Peer Mentoring; develop personell aims for the first academic year , scientific fundamentals to the theme „stress“; communicate methods for sensitising and awareness raising relating to personel facts of stress in different areas of life (academic studies, profession)

Assessment methods

Certificate of Participation

Teaching methods

Theoretical input, exercises, tests, exchange of experience, written housework, role plays, analyses with the help of feedback, perhaps videoanalysis

Language

German

1 1
Perception and Posture Training UE

Perception and Posture Training UE

Lector: Dr.in scient.med. Ursula Danner, MSc, Elisabeth Jelem-Zdrazil, Manuela Kundegraber, MSc, Martina Mark, Stefan Perner, BA BSc

1.5 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Effects of awareness; Correlation between awareness, movement, emotion; individuality and subjectivity of perception; shaping of awareness through experience and cognitive interpretation; information to the body with relevance for movement; optic and auditive control; different qualities of touching and being touched; different qualities of moving and being moved; perception of the parts of the body and their connections; training of the attention to one’s own posture and on that base to the posture of others; law about the resonance of bodies: sensibility to the effect of one’s own posture to the posture of the other; multidimensionality of human posture; perception of individual movement and variety of normalcy; guidelines to form and construct awareness training; variable possibilities to assimilate experiences of the body in a nonverbal way

Assessment methods

Imanenter Prüfungscharakter

Teaching methods

Integrierte Lehrveranstaltung

Language

German

1.5 2

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Anatomy 2 VO 1 1
Applied Movement Sciences UE

Applied Movement Sciences UE

Lector: Mag.a Meike Klinger, Bakk., Manuela Kundegraber, MSc, Klaus Widhalm, MSc

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Applying instrumented movement scientific methods for analysing functional movements of every days life; particularly the self-reliant processing and analysis of the recorded data

Assessment methods

part-module-examination

Teaching methods

Exercise

Language

German

1 1
Occupational Medicine + Prevention ILV

Occupational Medicine + Prevention ILV

Lector: Mag.a Dr.in Ursula Eckler, Dipl.Med.Päd.in Franziska Höhne, Mag.a Claudia Schume

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Basics of occupational medicine, prevention and ergonomics; exposure and strain, workstation analysis; occupation analysis; measures (for example program back exercises, break arrangement, information events, cosultation in ergonomics).

Assessment methods

Permanent examination

Teaching methods

Integrative Course, Blended Learning

1 1
Movement Sciences ILV

Movement Sciences ILV

Lector: Klaus Widhalm, MSc

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Introduction to movement sciences, becoming acquainted with selected instrumented methods used in clinical practice and research in the field of motion analysis; basics of data processing and data analysis

Assessment methods

part-module-examination

Teaching methods

integrated seminar

Language

German

1 1
Biomechanics ILV

Biomechanics ILV

Lector: Manuela Kundegraber, MSc, Stefan Podar, M.App.Sc., Daniel Volchek, MSPhT

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Basics in kinematics, statics and kinetics (dynamics); kinematics of joints; elementary modes of deformation and basics of rheology, load-dependent mechanical behaviour of biological tissues; application of basic biomechanical concepts in the analysis of movements.

Assessment methods

partial module test

Teaching methods

ILV

Language

German

1 1
Functional Examination ILV

Functional Examination ILV

Lector: Andrea Buresch-Kirner, Angelika Eder, MSc, Mag.a Claudia Schume, Claudia Veprek, MEd

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

By analysis of unchangeable dimensions (as lengths, breadths, downs and weights), of statics while standing from all side, of position while sitting, analysis of how to bend down as well as functional range of motion tests of the spine and extremity joints the functional problem of a human can be defined.
This hypothesis regarding the cause of the ailment is the base for further therapeutical treatment.

Assessment methods

final examination

Teaching methods

integrated course

1 1
Gait Analysis ILV

Gait Analysis ILV

Lector: Susanne Ebner, Eva Reicher, MEd, Brigitte Wolf, MSc, Monika Zajicek, MA

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Phases of gait will be analysed referring to ground reaction forces, external forces as well as joint moments, kinematics, excursions of the COM, and energy conservation. Evaluated clinical testing, observational gait analysis and gait pathology will be exemplified. Optionally students may gain insight into different aspects of instrumental gait analysis.

Assessment methods

S – ongoing examination during the course

Teaching methods

Integrated lecture (IL)

Language

German

1 1
Gynaecology/Obstetrics/Urology: Clinics + Physiotherapy ILV

Gynaecology/Obstetrics/Urology: Clinics + Physiotherapy ILV

Lector: Dr. Georg Froese, Hanna Minihofer, Daniela Obermayer, Theres Wess

1.5 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Physiology, pathology and complications of pregnancy and delivery, including medical diagnosis and interventions during pregnancy, delivery and puerperal and the physiotherapeutical interventions at appropriate point in time.
Gynaecological and urological pathologies, pelvic organ prolapse, men and women’s urethrovesical and anorectal dysfunctions.
Parts of oncology, with focus on breast and prostate gland cancer.
Surgical interventions.

Physiotherapy:
Plan and implementation of the physiotherapeutical process:
during pregnancy and after childbirth, puerperal (early and late phase), after normal delivery or operative supported childbirth or caesarean (sectio); selected relevant pathologies in the filed of gynaecology and urology (e.g. incontinence, men and women’s urethrovesical and anorectal dysfunctions, pelvic organ prolapse, breast and prostate gland cancer).

Assessment methods

final examination

Teaching methods

integrated course

Language

German

1.5 2
Internal Medicine VO

Internal Medicine VO

Lector: Dr.med.univ. Robert Trzil

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Cause, symptoms, course of disease, pathophysiology, as well as
medical diagnosis and therapy including the moment of the
physiotherapeutic application with clinical pictures resulting form fields
like internal medicine/cardiology/pulmology/angiology/metabolism.

Assessment methods

Course finalising exam/Multiple Choice test

Teaching methods

Lecture course

Language

German

1 1
Physiotherapy in Internal Medicine ILV

Physiotherapy in Internal Medicine ILV

Lector: Doris Augesky-Stocker, MEd, Susanne Ebner, Gerhard Eder, MSc MSc, Angelika Eder, MSc, Daniela Obermayer

1.5 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Special use of the physiotherapeutic process for the most common cardiovascular diseases as well as respiratory, gastroenterological, angiologic, endocrine and hematologic diseases.

Assessment methods

Final Examination

Teaching methods

Integrated Course

Language

German

1.5 2
Lymphological Physiotherapy ILV

Lymphological Physiotherapy ILV

Lector: Angelika Eder, MSc, Mag. Gabriele Jaksch, Carina Preinfalk, Dr.in Alice Maria Synek-Strassnitzky, Claudia Veprek, MEd

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

** Common basics of complex lymphoedema therapy (C.L.T.) and principals of the manual lymphatic drainage including diagnostic assessment
** manual lymphdrainage: treatment of selected areas of lymph nodes as well as compression therapy;
** physiotherapy of lymph oedema and special techniques of physical therapy.

Assessment methods

Final examination

Teaching methods

Integrated Lectures

Language

German

2 2
Sports Therapy in Medical Conditions UE

Sports Therapy in Medical Conditions UE

Lector: Georg Kainzbauer, MAS, Mag.a Meike Klinger, Bakk., Mag. Oliver Maier, Stefan Podar, M.App.Sc., Mag. Niels Ruso, Daniela Schnell, MEd, Klaus Widhalm, MSc

3 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

Planning, implementation, instruction and correction of exercise therapy in prevention and therapy of humans all ages

Assessment methods

part module examination

Teaching methods

exercise

Language

German

3 3
Methods of Physical Education UE

Methods of Physical Education UE

Lector: Harriet Bucher, Claudia Hofstätter, MSc, Elisabeth Jelem-Zdrazil, Hanna Minihofer, Daniela Schnell, MEd

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Methodic principles, didactic theories and applied examples; experience the application of methodic principles within movement; self reflection. How to lead a group in theory and practice involving different levels and training devices; group Management, Connection to related subjects

Assessment methods

Immanent evaluation

Teaching methods

Group seminar

1 1
Physiology 2 VO

Physiology 2 VO

Lector: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Marktl

1.5 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

The students will be informed about the most important organ systems as well as about the basics of performance physiology. With the beginning of the summer semester 2017 Contents and structures of the lectures will be altered. Anatomy and physiology will be submitted in an integrative manner, with the aim to bring about a direct connection between morphology and function. In detail the following systems will be presented:
heart and circulation
respiration
performance physiology
uro-genital-tract, kidney, salt and water metabolism, acid-base metabolism
endocrinological aspects of the reproductive physiology
gastro-intestinal-tract.

Assessment methods

Computerized examination based on the moodle system; multiple choice questions and free questions

Teaching methods

Oral lecture with power Point presentation

Language

German

1.5 2
Public Health + Health Promotion ILV

Public Health + Health Promotion ILV

Lector: Simone Luschin, MA, FH-Prof. Andreas Stübler, MAS, Monika Zajicek, MA, Renate Zettl, MBA

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Historical background and development of Public Health, aims and values of Health in all Policies, definition of Health promotion and prevention, Empidemiology, legal framework conditions, health care and health beliefs, derminants of health, Health care systems, Health promotion projects (settings, the role of different stakeholders, financial aspects, politic criteria and the role of physiotherapy), Case and Care Management.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Integrated course

Language

German

1 1
Pedagogics, Psychology, Sociology: Lecture VO

Pedagogics, Psychology, Sociology: Lecture VO

Lector: Mag.rer.nat. Claudia Benedikt, Dr. Christina Hager, Dr.in Alice Maria Synek-Strassnitzky, Dr.rer.soc.oec. Judith Ziegler

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

The course’s key messages will be developed under the paradigms of education, psychology and sociology:
structure and practical aspects of sciences;
human beings in a social context and in the context of the physiotherapeutic process; interaction and communication;
role models in physiotherapy;
health and illness; self-control and self-management – coping with pressure.

Assessment methods

Final Exam

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

German

2 2
Respiratory Physiotherapy ILV

Respiratory Physiotherapy ILV

Lector: Stefan Gneist, MSc, Beate Krenek, MEd., MSc, Claudia Poweleit, MSc, Michaela Strauss, MSc

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Principles of chest physiotherapy in consideration of the principles of assessment and treatment measures and how they are linked to clinical signs in the field of internal medicine, surgery, neurology, orthopaedics, paediatrics, geriatrics.

Assessment methods

Seminar concluding exam

Teaching methods

Integrated Seminar

Language

German

2 2
Advanced Physical Therapy ILV

Advanced Physical Therapy ILV

Lector: Ludwig de Meyer, Gerhard Eder, MSc MSc, Klemens Huemer, MSc

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Lecture/ theory:
the physiotherapeutic prozess in the field of the physical therapy; primary and secondary hyperalgesia, allodynia (peripheral and central sensitisation, neuroplasticity), neuropathic pain; pain inhibitory and modulating effects and mechanisms of continuous direct currents and pulsed currents; physical principles based on stimulation parameters and treatment modalities of different therapy procedures.
Practice:
Principles of application of frequently used therapy procedures with emphasis on nerve root as well as peripheral nerve innervation and motor nerve points; dosage and different sensations according to stimulation of small and large diameter afferents.

Assessment methods

final examination

Teaching methods

Integrated lecture (IL)

Language

German

1 1
Structural Examination ILV

Structural Examination ILV

Lector: Harriet Bucher, Andrea Buresch-Kirner, Susanne Burian, Mag.a Silke Gruber, MMSPhty, Mag.a Claudia Schume, Monika Zajicek, MA

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Active and passive range of motion
Measurement of joint motion (Goniometry)
Muscle function testing
of the upper and lower extremities and spine
Palpation of soft tissue

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Integrated course

Language

German

2 2
Sports Science + Physiology in Training and Sports VO

Sports Science + Physiology in Training and Sports VO

Lector: Georg Kainzbauer, MAS, Mag. Niels Ruso

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Introduction in exercise sciences; exercise physiology in wound healing and the relevance of load increase in preventive curative physiotherapeutic interventions; trainig methods of force, endurance, flexibility and sensomotoric

Assessment methods

part module examination

Teaching methods

lecture

Language

German

1 1
Facultative subject (Disabled Sports, Wellness, Far Eastern Concepts) UE 1 1

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
General Surgery: Clinics + Physiotherapy ILV

General Surgery: Clinics + Physiotherapy ILV

Lector: Susanne Ebner, Mathias Fritsch, MR Dr. Robert März, Dr.in Alice Maria Synek-Strassnitzky, Renate Zettl, MBA

1.5 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Physiotherapy:
Characteristic physiotherapeutic process in the field of basic and oncological surgery, abdominal surgery, thorax and graft surgery, vessel surgery and the treatment of burns

Assessment methods

Final Examination

Teaching methods

Integrated Course

Language

German

1.5 2
Facilitation ILV

Facilitation ILV

Lector: Susanne Burian, Dr.in scient.med. Ursula Danner, MSc, Michaela Hiebl, Theres Wess, Eva Zwerina, MSc

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Facilitation of mobile- stable postions and position changes from lying to standing and walking.

Assessment methods

continous assesment

Teaching methods

Practice

Language

German

1 1
Taping ILV

Taping ILV

Lector: Carina Preinfalk, Daniela Schnell, MEd

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

basic principles of taping and kinesiotaping
knowledge and handling of taping materials
taping, kinesiotaping and its indications
application: basics and combinations of taping and kinesiotaping

Assessment methods

final examination

Teaching methods

ILV

Language

German

1 1
Gait Training ILV

Gait Training ILV

Lector: Susanne Burian, Susanne Ebner, Carmen Oberzaucher, BSc, Katarina Sadovnik, Monika Zajicek, MA

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Working out treatment plans and selecting exercises for gait training as well as practical training on the basis of exemplary patients.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Integrated course

Language

German

1 1
Clincal Placement/ Physical Therapy and Rehabiliation PR

Clincal Placement/ Physical Therapy and Rehabiliation PR

Lector: Gerhard Eder, MSc MSc

0 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

clinical education - especialy the performance of physiotherapy assessments and measures in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation

Assessment methods

immanent examination character

Teaching methods

clinical days

Language

German

0 3
Manual Therapy ILV

Manual Therapy ILV

Lector: Andrea Buresch-Kirner, Karin Eder, MSc, Mag.a Silke Gruber, MMSPhty, Mag. Gabriele Jaksch, Georg Kainzbauer, MAS, Mag.a Claudia Schume

4 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

Introduction in Manual Therapy
Manual examination/ Physical examination:
active and passive movement, resistance tests, end feel, traction/ compression, joint play tests; introduction in neurodynamic, examination of mobility in the nervous system with selected standardised tests; evaluation and interpretation of the outcomes/ test results
Manual treatment methods:
Mobilisation with traction and compression, gliding techniques on selected joints of the extremities and spinal column sections as well as soft tissue techniques in some examples; principles of neurodynamic treatment; and the implementation of the physiotherapy process in Manual Therapy.

Assessment methods

Final examination

Teaching methods

Integrated Course

Language

German

4 4
Sports Therapy in Internal MedicalConditions UE

Sports Therapy in Internal MedicalConditions UE

Lector: Susanne Ebner, Georg Kainzbauer, MAS, Daniela Obermayer, Mag. Dr. Peter Putz, Mag. Niels Ruso, FH-Prof. Andreas Stübler, MAS

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Setting up, planning and performing training programs in patients with disorders of the organ system (for example diabetes, obesity, COPD, cardiovascular diseases) regarding pathology, sports science and exercise physiology

Assessment methods

LV-Continuous Assessment

Teaching methods

Exercise

Language

German

1 1
Neurophysiological Concepts 1 ILV

Neurophysiological Concepts 1 ILV

Lector: Claudia Hofstätter, MSc, Hanna Minihofer, MSc Annette Nägele, Daniela Obermayer, Katarina Sadovnik, Brigitte Wolf, MSc

3 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

Principles of PNF, basic PNF patterns and techniques (including examples of appliance), exemplary practising of complex patterns of movement as used in gait and other functional movements, drawing up concepts of treatment for exemplary patients

Assessment methods

Immanent Examination

Teaching methods

Integrated Course

Language

German

3 3
Orthopaedics / Traumatology: Clinics VO

Orthopaedics / Traumatology: Clinics VO

Lector: Dr. Ulrich Koller, Dr. Gerhard Michels, Dr. György Vekszler

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

General and special topics in traumatology and orthopaedics

Assessment methods

Multiple choice

Teaching methods

By lecture

2 2
Physiotherapy in Orthopaedics ILV

Physiotherapy in Orthopaedics ILV

Lector: Angelika Eder, MSc, Mag. Michael Grubhofer, MSc. Bakk., Mag.a Meike Klinger, Bakk., Brigitta Kolmayr, MSc, Gerald Novak, Jens-Uwe Patke, Eva Reicher, MEd, Eva Spielvogel, MSc

3 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

Details of implementing conservative and surgical Orthopedic treatment plans will be shown with examples from selected orthopedic scenarios. These will be demonstrated and practiced according to the most frequent occurrences.

Assessment methods

Final Examination

Teaching methods

Integrated course

Language

German

3 3
Pedagogics, Psychology, Sociology: Contemplation SE

Pedagogics, Psychology, Sociology: Contemplation SE

Lector: Mag.rer.nat. Claudia Benedikt, Mag. Elisabeth Gerlich-Kretzer, Dr. Christina Hager, Dipl.Med.Päd.in Franziska Höhne, Mag. Dr. Sonja Novak-Zezula, MMag.a Susanne Schwarz, Mag. Laura Soroldoni, Dr.in Alice Maria Synek-Strassnitzky, Dr.rer.soc.oec. Judith Zi

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Analytic discussion of the student’s internships considering educational / psychological / sociological aspects;
reflection as a professional technique – analysis, interpretation and argumentation based on acquired knowledge;
change of perspective;
situational analysis from the perspective of all participants;
developing individual options for action based on reflection;
professional engagement and distance in professional acting;
practical experiences as a framework for a theoretical discussion about aspects of the profession

Assessment methods

No exam; attendance only

Teaching methods

Course

Language

German-English

1 1
Rheumatology: Clinics + Physiotherapy ILV

Rheumatology: Clinics + Physiotherapy ILV

Lector: Prim.Doz.Dr.MSc. Peter Peichl, Msc, Angelika Schneider

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Specific features of the use of the physiotherapist's broads of process with/concerning:
- Arthritides (chronic/inflammatory) e.g. Polyarthritis, Spondylitis ankylosans
Joint protection and aid care (rails)

Assessment methods

assessment (written and verbal)

Teaching methods

-

Language

German

1 1
Self and Social Competences 2 including Conflict Management SE

Self and Social Competences 2 including Conflict Management SE

Lector: Mag. Herbert Dohmen, Mag. Elisabeth Gerlich-Kretzer, Dipl. Sozialpädagogin (FH) Andrea Kadlik, DSP, MSc, Wolfgang J. Obereder, MSc, MMag.a Susanne Schwarz, Mag. Laura Soroldoni, Dr.in Alice Maria Synek-Strassnitzky

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

*role as mentee
* defintions and the being of conflict
*strategy of conflict resolution
* escalation steps of the conflict
* reflect their own conflict behaviour
* are making provision strengthen and train their constructive possibilities of conflict solutions
*the being of burn out and practice for prevention

Assessment methods

to take part

Teaching methods

Theoretical input, exercises, tests, exchange of experience, written housework, role plays, analyses with the help of feedback, perhaps videoanalysis

Language

German

1 1
Therapeutic Techniques and Exercises ILV

Therapeutic Techniques and Exercises ILV

Lector: Harriet Bucher, Natascha Petersch, Mag.a Claudia Schume, Claudia Veprek, MEd

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Treatment Techniques:
Basics and principles of Treatment Techniques based on Functional Kinetics, practical application of Lift-Free/Reduced Lift Mobilization, Buttressing Mobilization and Mobilizing Massage in selected examples
Therapeutic Exercises:
Introduction in design and structure of Therapeutic Exercises and their functional analysis, basics of instruction and adapting to individual condition, practical application, instruction in patient language and correction of selected exercises with and without ball for functional training of abdominal and back muscles, for stabilisation and mobiliztion of spine and extremitiy joints and for leg axis training
Reflexion of patient examples

Assessment methods

Permanent Examination

Teaching methods

Integrative course

Language

German

2 2
Physiotherapy in Traumatology ILV

Physiotherapy in Traumatology ILV

Lector: Christiane Groß, MSc, Mag.a Meike Klinger, Bakk., Mag. Niels Ruso, Jacob Marten Switters, MSc, Renate Zettl, MBA

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Specifics of the Physiotherapy Process in conservative and surgical traumatology concerning:

- Lesions of bone, meniscus, cartilage, tendon, muscle, capsule and ligament

Regions:
- shoulder and shoulder girdle
- elbow
- pelvis and hip
- knee
- foot and ankle
- spine

Complications as CRPS

Assessment methods

Final examination

Teaching methods

Integrated course

Language

German

2 2
Contemplation of Clinical Placement 1 ILV

Contemplation of Clinical Placement 1 ILV

Lector: Sabine Benczur-Juris, Andrea Buresch-Kirner, Mag.a Silke Gruber, MMSPhty, Christine Stelzhammer, MEd, Monika Zajicek, MA, Renate Zettl, MBA

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Students will be stimulated to link and apply the obtained knowledge and skills from previous lectures to real patients with problems of the organ- and musculoskeletal system as far as possible. The analysis from the assessment results, the identification of functional and structural problems, and the application of all physiotherapeutic skills obtained so far, is the main content of this course.

Assessment methods

continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Group work, casework under supervision

Language

German

1 1
Facultative subject (Reflexology and Meridian Therapy, Reflexology Therapy of the feet, Acupuncture) ILV 1 1

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Clinical Reasoning SE

Clinical Reasoning SE

Lector: Mag.a Silke Gruber, MMSPhty, Mag.a Karin Jäger, Gundela Kitzmüller, M. App. Sc., Mag. Niels Ruso

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

steps of problem solving thinking (analysing, planning, executing, evaluating)
hypothesis categories (such as pathobiological mechanisms, dysfunctions, precautions/ contraindications, contributing factors, treatment and management, source of symptoms or dysfunctions,...)
developing clinical reasoning processes
developing paper cases (& "real patients") to consolidate and deepen the physiotherapeutic performance

Assessment methods

Continuous Assessment

Teaching methods

seminar

Language

English

1 1
Clinical Placement/Orthopaedics & Traumatology PR

Clinical Placement/Orthopaedics & Traumatology PR

Lector: Gerhard Eder, MSc MSc

0 SWS
5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Integration of physiotherapeutic measures in the management of patients with musculoskeletal disorders.
For example:
- Orthopeadics
- Traumatology

Assessment methods

continual assessment

Teaching methods

cinical placement

Language

German

0 5
Clinical Placement/ Internal Medicine PR

Clinical Placement/ Internal Medicine PR

Lector: Gerhard Eder, MSc MSc

0 SWS
5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Integration of physiotherapeutic measures in the management of patients with cardiovascular diseases as well as respiratory, angiologic, endocrine and hematologic diseases.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment

Teaching methods

clinical placement

Language

German

0 5
Literature Seminar SE

Literature Seminar SE

Lector: Dr. Sabine Copar, PT, BSc, Andrea Greisberger, MSc, Dipl.Med.Päd.in Franziska Höhne, Stefan Perner, BA BSc, Brigitte Wolf, MSc

1.5 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Students will be asked to read and prepare articles in advance. The course will entail reviews of main research concepts (i.e., components of research articles, basics of research methodology and statistics) and focus on critically reading, analyzing and discussing research papers. Students will summarize and present research articles and discuss their clinical relevance. Active participation in literature research, critical inquiry and discussions are encouraged and expected.

Assessment methods

Immanent Examination

Teaching methods

Seminar

Language

English

1.5 2
Neurology: Clinics VO

Neurology: Clinics VO

Lector: Dr. Martin Kohlmann

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

* general and special topics and diseases in neurology
* courses, symptoms, process, pathophysiology, assessments and treatment of
dementia
neuropsychological disorders
motor neuron disease
cerebral tumor
concussion
stroke
parkinson disease
multiple scleroses
spinal cord injuries
Guillain Barrée und polyneuropathy
Myastenia gravis

Assessment methods

Final exame - written (multiple choice) test

Teaching methods

lecture

Language

German

2 2
Physiotherapy in Neurology: Cerebral Lesions ILV

Physiotherapy in Neurology: Cerebral Lesions ILV

Lector: Wilfried Bartel, Andrea Greisberger, MSc, Mag. Ulrike Musil, MSc Annette Nägele, Elisabeth Pilsl, Katarina Sadovnik

3 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

Basics of
* peripheral and central nervous system lesions
* sensorimotor pathways
* postural control
* motor control
* Upper Motor Neuron Syndrom (UMNS)
* motor learning and neuronal plasticity
* neuropsychology

Application of the physiotherapeutic process
+ stroke
+ Mb. Parkinson
+ Multiple Sklerosis
+ ataxia
+ vegetative state

Assessment methods

final examination

Teaching methods

integrated course

Language

German

3 3
Neurophysiological Concepts 2 ILV

Neurophysiological Concepts 2 ILV

Lector: Susanne Burian, Mag.a Karin Jäger, Elfriede Jeglitsch, Elisabeth Pilsl, Mag. Katharina Schuldner, Theres Wess

2.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

>General principals and actual basics of the Bobath conzept
>Application of the principals on basis of treatment examples of adults with neurological lesions, >especially patients with hemiplegia
>facilitating patterns of movement within day to day relevant context and therapeutical handling
>Noticing and handling of neuropsychological problems
>prophylaxis/handling of secondary problems

Assessment methods

oral and practical examination

Teaching methods

integrated course

Language

German

2.5 3
Neuropaediatric Concepts ILV

Neuropaediatric Concepts ILV

Lector: Maria Decristoforo, Elena Mitteregger, Bernadette Resinger, BSc, MA, Irene Retzl, MSc, Dr.in Heidi Samonig, MSc, Christa Timmerer-Nash

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Handling to promote development of the young healthy and impaired child (newborn - toddler age) .

Basics of the neurodevelopmental treatment NDT (advanced Bobath concept) in young children.

Diskussion of other relevant concepts in the developmental pediatric and neuropediatric field.

Assessment methods

Immanent Examination - Assignments

Teaching methods

Integrated classroom instruction

Language

German

1 1
Paediatrics VO

Paediatrics VO

Lector: Dr. Peter Blümel, Dr. Doris Brunner, Dr. Karin Brunner

1.5 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

basics in pediatrics
normal somatic and psychomotric development of infants, children and adolescents
Newborn medicine - respiratory diseases and cns pathology
Nutrition and prevention medicine Obesity
Genetic disorders
Infectious diseases, Vaccinations
congenital heart diseas
Asthma bronchiale and cystic fibrosis
nutrition, feeding disorders, ricktes
iuvenile rheumatoid arthritis and autoimmunediseases
cerebral palsy congenital malformations of the central nervous system
neuromuscular disorders and primary muscle diease
diabetes mellitus
pediatric oncology
bleeding disorders
battered child

Assessment methods

Final written exame

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

German

1.5 2
Physiotherapy in Paediatrics ILV

Physiotherapy in Paediatrics ILV

Lector: Maria Decristoforo, Elena Mitteregger, Bernadette Resinger, BSc, MA, Irene Retzl, MSc, Dr.in Heidi Samonig, MSc, Mag.a Erna Schönthaler, Christa Timmerer-Nash

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Pediatric physiotherapy profession, field of work
The normal intrauterine development
The preterm baby and his special needs
The normal development of infants from 1 until 12 month old
The normal development of children from 1 until 6 years old
The physiotherapy treatment of
* an infant with a delay in motor development
* an infant showing asymmetrical motor behaviour
* a newborn child with traumatic brachial plexus palsy
* children with neurological movement disorders (e.g. Cerebral palsy, neuromuscular disorders)
* children with orthopedic conditions like misalignment of foot, ancle, knee or hip, poor posture or pain conditions
* children with Developmental Coordination Disorder
* premature born babies, infants and toddlers with respiratory condition

Other relevant subjects of the Pediatric PT Prozess
-Discussion of PT-relevant Pediatric Assessment Tools
-Patient Education - Parental Education - Family approach
-The power of working in a multiprofessional team

Assessment methods

Final theoretical and practical exame

Teaching methods

Integrated classroom instruction

Language

German

2 2
Supervised Contemplation of Clinical Placement 1 SE

Supervised Contemplation of Clinical Placement 1 SE

Lector: Elisabeth Frank-Strobl, Elisabeth Grünberger, Dr. Ingrid Kaltenbrunner, Claudia Manhartsberger, Dr.in Alice Maria Synek-Strassnitzky, Christina Wiegele

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Supervised counselling during the education at the university of applied sciences and reflection on work placement focusing on handling questions and problems arising in the field of personnel and social competence.

Assessment methods

No exam; attendance only

Teaching methods

Seminar

Language

German

1 1
Contemplation of Clinical Placement 2 ILV

Contemplation of Clinical Placement 2 ILV

Lector: Sabine Benczur-Juris, Angelika Eder, MSc, Mag.a Silke Gruber, MMSPhty, Claudia Hofstätter, MSc, Mag.a Meike Klinger, Bakk., Daniela Obermayer, Eva Reicher, MEd, Renate Zettl, MBA

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Students will be stimulated to link and apply the obtained knowledge and skills from previous lectures to real patients with problems of the "organ- and musculoskeletal system" as well as "motor learning and motor skill development. The analysis from the assessment results, the identification of functional and structural problems, and the application of all physiotherapeutic skills obtained so far, is the main content of this course.
The physiotherapy action is supported by research of current scientific literature and thus provides a connection to evidence-based physiotherapy.
The participation in a previous scientific-specialized event represents a deepening of their own professional development

Assessment methods

immanent examination character

Teaching methods

presentation, casework under supervision

1 1
Research Methods, Statistics, Project Management ILV

Research Methods, Statistics, Project Management ILV

Lector: Doris Augesky-Stocker, MEd, Mag.Dr. Bernhard Fellner, Mag. Dr. Matea Paskvan, Mag. Gerald Röhrling

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

2 2

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Bachelor Thesis Seminar 1 SE

Bachelor Thesis Seminar 1 SE

Lector: Doris Augesky-Stocker, MEd, Sabine Benczur-Juris, Harriet Bucher, Dr.in scient.med. Ursula Danner, MSc, Gerhard Eder, MSc MSc, Angelika Eder, MSc, Andrea Greisberger, MSc, Mag.a Silke Gruber, MMSPhty, Dipl.Med.Päd.in Franziska Höhne, Georg Kainzbauer, MAS

1 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

Formulating a Research question as well as drafting a proposal for the BA-Thesis 1, taking into consideration formal Guidelines, formatting and presentation.

Assessment methods

continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Seminars

Language

German

1 4
Physiotherapy in Geriatrics + Geropsychiatry ILV

Physiotherapy in Geriatrics + Geropsychiatry ILV

Lector: Mag.rer.nat. Claudia Benedikt, Susanne Handwerk, Claudia Hofstätter, MSc, Petra Muck, MSc, Daniela Obermayer, Dr. Monika Paulis, Elisabeth Pilsl, Birgit Ruthofer

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Examination with changes in advanced years. Perception of the geriatric assessment. Prevention and rehabilitative measures on existing multimorbidity at geriatric patients. The students become acquainted with accessories and aids. Validation, special aspects of group therapy and the role of physiotherapists in an interdisciplinary collaboration should be developed.

Assessment methods

Final Examination

Teaching methods

Integrative Course

Language

German

2 2
Intensive Care: Clinics + Physiotherapy ILV

Intensive Care: Clinics + Physiotherapy ILV

Lector: Dr. Anton Bambazek, Stefan Gneist, MSc, Cornelia Rottensteiner, MSc, Petra Schandl-Freimüller, Michaela Strauss, MSc

1.5 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Definition and limits of intensive care medicine; teamwork; indications of admission on an intensive care unit (ICU); European Resuscitation Council (ERC) Guidlines 2010; monitoring, basics of invasive and non-invasive ventilation therapy (Technics and monitoring); basics of pharmacology and nutrition of ICU Patients; selected disease patterns;
principles of physiotherapy in the intensive care setting; Effects of monitoring and mechanical ventilation on the patients; communication and interaction with intensive care patients; interpretation and reconsideration of assessment outcomes, monitoring datas and mechanical ventilation parameters for the therapy; handling of intensive care patients and their surrounding; problem-oriented conductance of basic treatment measures; selection of criterias for and conductance of specific treatment measures in selected intensive care problems (with special emphasis on respiratory measures including theory and practice in suctionning);

Assessment methods

final exam

Teaching methods

Integrated seminar

Language

German

1.5 2
Clinical Placement/ Paediatrics + Neurology PR

Clinical Placement/ Paediatrics + Neurology PR

Lector: Gerhard Eder, MSc MSc

0 SWS
5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Integration of physiotherapeutic measures in the management of patients with neurological deficits.
Integration of physiotherapeutic measures in the management of pediatric problems/diseases in the acute, chronic and rehabilitations phases.

Assessment methods

immanent examination character

Teaching methods

clinical days

Language

German

0 5
Clinical Placement/ Geriatrics + Psychiatry PR

Clinical Placement/ Geriatrics + Psychiatry PR

Lector: Gerhard Eder, MSc MSc

0 SWS
5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Integration of physiotherapeutic measures in the management of patients with mental disorders.
Prevention and rehabilitative measures on existing multimorbidity at geriatric patients.

Assessment methods

immanent examination character

Teaching methods

clinical days

Language

German

0 5
Clinical Placement/ Facultative Subjects PR

Clinical Placement/ Facultative Subjects PR

Lector: Gerhard Eder, MSc MSc

0 SWS
5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Integration of physiotherapeutic measures in the management of patients/clients with problems/diseases in the acute, chronic and rehabilitation phases. Relevant special fields are surgery, intensive care, oncology, palliative care, gynaecology and obstetrics, urology, occupational health and health promotion

Assessment methods

immanent examination character

Teaching methods

clinical days

Language

German

0 5
Physiotherapy in Neurology: Peripheral Lesions ILV

Physiotherapy in Neurology: Peripheral Lesions ILV

Lector: Mag.a Karin Jäger, Carmen Oberzaucher, BSc, Elisabeth Pilsl, Katarina Sadovnik

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Graduates know the following:
- neuroanatomy, biomechanics and potential lesions of the peripheral nervous system
- specifics of physiotherapy in the examination and treatment of neurological diseases regarding the peripheral nervous system
- adapted physiotherapeutic process within selected neurological diseases such ALS, Diabetes, Myasthenia gravis and polyneuropathy
- meaning of the orofacial tract
- connection orofacial tract - entire body
- functional disturbances within the orofacial range
- theory and practice of the finding collection and the therapy when disturbances within the orofacial range

Assessment methods

multiple choice testfinal (practical) examination

Teaching methods

lecture, observational learning, teamwork

Language

German

1 1
Physiotherapy in Neurology: Spinal Lesions ILV

Physiotherapy in Neurology: Spinal Lesions ILV

Lector: Harriet Bucher, Dr. Sabine Copar, PT, BSc, Monika Klein-Neuhold, PT

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Basics of
-characteristics of incomplete and complete spinal injury
-frequent complications and their consequences on the treatment
-different phases of regeneration
The process of clinical reasoning within the field of spinal injury
Main points of therapy and functional training with tetraplegia and paraplegia
Wheelchairs for profession, sport and sparetime.
Adequate wheelchairs according to the range of injury.
Support for managing the wheelchair
self-experience by managing wheelchairs
Instruction of patients in correct using of the wheelchair.

Assessment methods

Final examiniation

Teaching methods

integrated course

1 1
Physiotherapy in Palliative Care ILV

Physiotherapy in Palliative Care ILV

Lector: Markus Chloupek, Susanne Ebner, Dr.in Alice Maria Synek-Strassnitzky

0.5 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Special use of the physiotherapeutic process fort the most common diseases in oncology and palliative care (e.g. cancer, AIDS, …); specific medical interventions (e.g. chemotherapy and radiation therapy); specific interventions regarding symptoms in context with oncologic diseases; psychological and social aspects in the relationship between patient, physiotherapist, family and social environment

Assessment methods

Final examination

Teaching methods

Integrated Lectures

Language

German

0.5 1
Psychiatry + Psyochsomatics: Clincis + Physiotherapy ILV

Psychiatry + Psyochsomatics: Clincis + Physiotherapy ILV

Lector: Elisabeth Jelem-Zdrazil, Manuela Kundegraber, MSc, Dr. Monika Paulis, Stefan Perner, BA BSc

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

A) Physiotherapy:

- The physiotherapeutic process in psychiatric and psychosomatic disorders
- Emphasis on general and specific treatment goals and techniques in theory and practice (personal experience and reflection)
- Individual and group therapy. Characteristics, indications and contraindications
- Therapeutic attitude and therapeutic relationship
- Specific assessments and a glance at current evidence

B) Clincal lectures:

Overview of the most important disorders (ICD10) regarding epidemiology, aetiology, symptoms (psychopathology), course, prognosis, diagnostics, therapy in:
- Schizophrenia
- Affective disorders
- Neurotic, stress-related and somatoform disorders
- Eating disorders
- Personality disorders (emotionally unstable)
- Dementia
- Use and addiction from psychoactive substances

Assessment methods

Examination

Teaching methods

integrated course

Language

German

2 2
Supervised Contemplation of the Clinical Placement 2 SE

Supervised Contemplation of the Clinical Placement 2 SE

Lector: Elisabeth Frank-Strobl, Elisabeth Grünberger, Dr. Ingrid Kaltenbrunner, Claudia Manhartsberger, Dr.in Alice Maria Synek-Strassnitzky, Christina Wiegele

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Supervised counselling during the education at the university of applied sciences and reflection on work placement focusing on handling questions and problems arising in a multi-professional context.

Assessment methods

No exam; attendance only

Teaching methods

Seminar

Language

German

1 1
Contemplation of the Clinical Placement 3 ILV

Contemplation of the Clinical Placement 3 ILV

Lector: Gerhard Eder, MSc MSc, Angelika Eder, MSc, Elisabeth Jelem-Zdrazil, Manuela Kundegraber, MSc, Elisabeth Pilsl, Katarina Sadovnik, Christa Timmerer-Nash, Theres Wess, Renate Zettl, MBA

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Students will be stimulated to combine and apply the obtained knowledge and skills from previous lectures to real models. The analysis from the assessment results, the identification of functional and structural problems, and the application of all physiotherapeutic skills obtained so far, is the main content of this course.
The physiotherapy action is supported by research of current scientific literature and thus provides a connection to evidence-based physiotherapy.
Counselling in a physiotherapeutic context should deepen the ability to represent the own Profession.

Assessment methods

immanent examination character

Teaching methods

supervised practice, reflexion of counselling work

Language

German

1 1

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Bachelor Thesis Seminar 2 SE

Bachelor Thesis Seminar 2 SE

Lector: Doris Augesky-Stocker, MEd, Sabine Benczur-Juris, Harriet Bucher, Gerhard Eder, MSc MSc, Angelika Eder, MSc, Andrea Greisberger, MSc, Mag.a Silke Gruber, MMSPhty, Dipl.Med.Päd.in Franziska Höhne, Elisabeth Jelem-Zdrazil, Georg Kainzbauer, MAS, Mag.a Meike

1 SWS
6 ECTS

Lecture contents

To develop a Bachelorthesis 2 based on the concept of the Bachelorthesis 1, considering formal requirements. The contents of the Bachelorthesis 1 and the acquired contents of the Bachelorseminar 2 will be combined to the Bachelorthesis 2, considering scientific rules.

Assessment methods

Continual assessment

Teaching methods

Seminar

Language

German

1 6
Ethics + Diversity Management SE

Ethics + Diversity Management SE

Lector: Sabine Benczur-Juris, Dr. Stefan Dinges, Silvia Mériaux-Kratochvila, MEd, Christine Stelzhammer, MEd, Sabine Stögerer, MA

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Ethical principles, ethic commission, relevant ethical aspects in professional work, ethical conflicts
Diversity dimensions
managing Diversity in critical situations with patients

Assessment methods

Participation

Teaching methods

seminar

Language

German

1 1
Reflecting the Professional Field SE

Reflecting the Professional Field SE

Lector: Sabine Benczur-Juris, Andrea Buresch-Kirner, Susanne Ebner, Gerhard Eder, MSc MSc, Angelika Eder, MSc, Mag.a Silke Gruber, MMSPhty, Claudia Hofstätter, MSc, Elisabeth Jelem-Zdrazil, Mag.a Meike Klinger, Bakk., Manuela Kundegraber, MSc, Daniela Obermayer,

0.5 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Reflection upon handling techniques throughout the placement
Reflection upon handling competence
Reflection upon the therapeutic experience

Assessment methods

final check

Teaching methods

seminar

Language

German

0.5 1
Clinical Placement / Work Experience PR

Clinical Placement / Work Experience PR

Lector: Gerhard Eder, MSc MSc

0 SWS
18 ECTS

Lecture contents

Students can apply the physiotherapeutic process in the treatment of patients/clients self-reliant; they show a deepened reflection on every single step of the physiotherapeutic process.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment

Teaching methods

clinical placement

Language

German

0 18
Health + Business Economics VO

Health + Business Economics VO

Lector: Gerhard Eder, MSc MSc

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Main features of an economic organisation in the freelance activity
Bases of health economy
Characteristic features of the health market
Concept definition of quality assurance and high-class management
Certification and assessment procedures

Assessment methods

final check

Teaching methods

lecture

Language

German

1 1
Qualitiy Assurance + Evidence VO

Qualitiy Assurance + Evidence VO

Lector: Sabine Benczur-Juris, Andrea Buresch-Kirner, Susanne Ebner, Gerhard Eder, MSc MSc, Angelika Eder, MSc, Mag.a Silke Gruber, MMSPhty, Claudia Hofstätter, MSc, Elisabeth Jelem-Zdrazil, Mag.a Meike Klinger, Bakk., Dr. Stefan Tino Kulnik, Manuela Kundegraber,

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

The dimensions of the structural quality, process quality and result quality in the physiotherapy (incl. WH physiotherapeutischer process)
The meaning of quality / quality assurance in the physiotherapy
Legal editions, norms to the QS in the health service, in particular of the physiotherapy
Standards and recommendations of the national professional association as well as international organisations

Assessment methods

final exam

Teaching methods

lecture

Language

German

1 1
Legislation in Medicine and Physiotherapy VO

Legislation in Medicine and Physiotherapy VO

Lector: Mag.iur. Johannes Astl, Gerhard Eder, MSc MSc, Mag.iur. Agnes Görny

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Written Examination (single choice, closed books)

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

German

1 1
Rehabilitation Sciences + Disease Management VO

Rehabilitation Sciences + Disease Management VO

Lector: Gerhard Eder, MSc MSc, Univ.Prof.in Dr.in Karin Pieber, a.o.Prof. Dr. Othmar Schuhfried

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Development of the rehabilitation being internationally and in Austria; the ICF – as a draught of a modern medical rehabilitation; organisation forms of the rehabilitation in Austria; components of the rehabilitation; Assessment in the rehabilitation; pain therapy in the rehabilitation; quality of life; rehabilitation technology; aid, orthosis and prosthesis in rehabilitation; aspects specific for pathology and specific for diagnosis of the rehabilitation

Assessment methods

final exam

Teaching methods

lecture

Language

German

1 1

Semester dates
Winter semester: 29th August 2016 to 27th January 2017
Summer semester: 13th February to 14th July 2017

Number of teaching weeks
18 per semester

Times
Mon. to Fri.

Language of Instruction
German


How you benefit

Only with this degree program is it possible to practice the profession of physiotherapist. The degree program is based on the occupational licensing regulations (MTD and FH-MTD-law). As a physiotherapist, you will work with people of all age groups in health care facilities in the fields of health education, prevention, therapy, rehabilitation, palliative and hospice facilities. Physiotherapists analyze and interpret sensormotoric function and developmental disorders and influence them with specialized techniques. You will develop treatment plans together with patients/clients, choose therapeutic measures and techniques, and carry them out. Physiotherapy measures and techniques include all types of movement therapy, perception training, manual therapy, respiratory therapy, therapeutic massage, reflexology therapies, lymphological physiotherapy, electro-, thermo-, photo-, hydro-and balneotherapy measures, performance and electro-diagnostic examination procedures. In the context of prevention, you are primarily active in health education and counseling. The degree program provides a strong foundation together with practical work experience and continuing training to take on management positions or research activities

Your future career

As a physiotherapist, you will work in prevention, therapy and rehabilitation in every clinical field such as prevention, palliation, health counseling and education. You will work as a staff member or self-employed, alone or in interdisciplinary teams together with doctors and experts from other specialist disciplines in the following areas:

  • Hospitals, day clinics
  • Retirement and nursing homes
  • Rehabilitation centers and convalescent homes
  • Educational and social institutions
  • Sports and leisure facilities
  • Health promotion and prevention facilities
  • Research

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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, veterinary medicine, biology, chemistry, nutritional science and pharmacy. Proof of English proficiency of level 2 (European competency level C1) must be provided by the beginning of the first semester.

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 (SBP)
The following compulsory subjects of the university entrance qualification for university courses of study are recognized as a prerequisite for admission to this degree program:
> German: Essay on a general topic according Higher Education Entrance Act (StudBerG)
> Biology and Environmental Science
> Physics 1
> Chemistry 1 or Mathematics 1
> Elective

University entrance qualification examinations for one of the following university courses of study are recognized as an admission requirement:

> Medical fields of study
>> Human medicine and dental medicine
>> Veterinary medicine

> Scientific fields of study
>> Biology
>> Chemistry
>> Nutritional sciences
>> Pharmacy

University entrance qualification examinations 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.

University entrance qualification examinations (SBP) can be taken for example at the community colleges in Ottakring, Floridsdorf and the Polycollege Margareten. These community colleges offer SBP courses recognized by the Federal Ministry for Science, Research and Administration.

  • Relevant professional qualification with auxiliary examinations

Individual cases are decided by the head of the academic sector. The following training will be recognized as a relevant professional qualification:

Apprenticeship groups

Apprenticeship
> as a professional masseur or > as an orthopedic technician or
> as a fitness coach

Required auxiliary examinations 
> Physics 1
> Biology and Environmental Science
> English 2

Health professions
School for general health care and nursing

Required auxiliary examinations:
> Physics 1
> English 2

Medical technical service
Required auxiliary examinations
> English 2

Massage therapist / medical masseur
Required auxiliary examinations:
> Physics 1
> Biology and Environmental Science
> English 2

Other qualifications
Required auxiliary examinations:
> Physics 1
> Biology and Environmental Science
> English 2

  • Additional proficiency tests:

    • First aid course at least 16 hours, within the last year
    • Proof of good repute
    • Proof of medical fitness

  • 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 115 places available in the bachelor's degree program in Physiotherapy each year. The ratio of places to applicants is currently around 1:11.

To apply you will require the following documents:

  • Letter of motivation
  • CV in table form

Please note!
It is not possible to save incomplete online applications. You must complete your application in one session. Your application will be valid as soon as you upload all of the required documents and certificates. In the event that some documents (e.g. references) are not available at the time you apply, you may submit these later via email, mail or in person by no later than the start of the degree program.

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

Selection process

The selection process consists of a written test, a practical vocational aptitude test and a selection interview.

  • 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. If you meet the minimum criteria you will then undergo a practical aptitude test and a selection interview.

    The practical aptitude test assesses your job-specific skills such as responsiveness, observation, coordination, body awareness. 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:
    > Practical suitability test (40%)
    > Selection interview (40%)
    > Average grade of high school certificate or equivalent (20%)

    The selection committee (which comprises, among others, the head of the academic section and representatives of the teaching staff and student body) 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.


 

Schedule

Written selection test: March 21, 2015

Results of the written election test: April 9, 2015

Practical aptitude test: May 4 to May 13, 2015

Selection interview: 4 May to 12 June 2015

Results of the admission process: July 4, 2015

 


Contact

Secretary's office

Manuela Fletzer
Natalie Spanring

Favoritenstraße 226, D.2.36
1100 Vienna 
T: +43 1 606 68 77-4700 
F: +43 1 606 68 77-4709 
physiotherapie@fh-campuswien.ac.at

Office hours during the semester

Mon. to Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Karin Inzinger, BA
Assistant

D.2.34
T: +43 1 606 68 77-4705
F: +43 1 606 68 77-4709
karin.inzinger@fh-campuswien.ac.at

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 of Physio 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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