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.
Genevieve El GradlyNatalie SpanringFavoritenstraße 226, D.2.361100 Vienna T: +43 1 606 68 77-4700 F: +43 1 606 68 77-4709 email@example.com
Office hours during the semester
Mon. to Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Application period for acaddemic year 2018/19
11th February to 11th March 2018
tuition fee / semester:
+ ÖH premium + contribution**
* Tuition fees for students from third countries € 727 per semester
**for additional study expenses (currently up to €83 depending on degree program and year)
You are interested in 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.
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.
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.
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.
Lector: Priv.-Doz. Mag. DDr. Martin Grassberger
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;
written exam - multiple choice
power point presentations - text, figures and schemes;
Lector: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Weninger
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.
Frontal lectures, self study and hands on sessions
Lector: Sabine Benczur-Juris, Gerhard Eder, MSc MSc, Angelika Eder, MSc, Mag.a Silke Gruber, MMSPhty, Simone Luschin, MA
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.
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
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.
"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)
Hands on teaching
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
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
Lector: Harriet Bucher, Mag.a Dr.in Ursula Eckler, Katarina Sadovnik, Michaela Strauss, MSc, Theres Wess, Monika Zajicek, MA
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
Lector: Elisabeth Jelem-Zdrazil, Manuela Kundegraber, MSc, Elisabeth Pilsl
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
Lector: Doris Augesky-Stocker, MEd, Susanne Burian, Susanne Ebner, Hanna Minihofer, Daniela Obermayer
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
Oral / practical examination
Lector: Carina Preinfalk, Daniela Schnell, MEd, Dr.in Alice Maria Synek-Strassnitzky, Claudia Veprek, MEd
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
Lector: Dipl.Med.Päd.in Franziska Höhne, Katarina Sadovnik, Christa Timmerer-Nash
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 lifephysiological motor development of infants during the first/second year of life up to standing and walkingevaluation of the quantity and quality of the developental positions during the first/second year of lifetransfer of the knowledge to the general therapeutic context (handling, therapy with adults)
Lector: Harriet Bucher, Andrea Greisberger, MSc, Elisabeth Pilsl, Theres Wess
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
Lector: Univ. Prof. Dr. Richard Crevenna, MBA, MSc
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
Final written examination (multiple choice)
Lector: Ludwig de Meyer, Gerhard Eder, MSc MSc, Klemens Huemer, MSc, Mag. Karin Jäger
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.
L – final examination
Integrated lecture (IL)
Lector: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Marktl
Body fluid compartments, transport, basics of neuro- and sensory physiology, sensibility, movement, muscle physiology, thermoregulation, vegetative nervous system, basics of endocrinology, hematological overview.
multiple choice examination by means of the moodle system
Oral lecture with power point presentation
Lector: Susanne Burian, Gerhard Eder, MSc MSc, Angelika Eder, MSc, Andrea Greisberger, MSc, Theres Wess
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
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
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.
continual assessment - assignments, feedback, video feedback, self reflection
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
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)
Certificate of Participation
Theoretical input, exercises, tests, exchange of experience, written housework, role plays, analyses with the help of feedback, perhaps videoanalysis
Lector: Dr.in scient.med. Ursula Danner, MSc, Elisabeth Jelem-Zdrazil, Manuela Kundegraber, MSc, Martina Mark, Stefan Perner, BA BSc
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
Lector: Mag.a Meike Klinger, Bakk., Manuela Kundegraber, MSc, FH-Prof. Klaus Widhalm, MSc
Applying instrumented movement scientific methods for analysing functional movements of every days life; particularly the self-reliant processing and analysis of the recorded data
Lector: Mag.a Dr.in Ursula Eckler, Dipl.Med.Päd.in Franziska Höhne, Mag.a Claudia Schume
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).
Integrative Course, Blended Learning
Lector: FH-Prof. Klaus Widhalm, MSc
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
Lector: Manuela Kundegraber, MSc, Stefan Podar, M.App.Sc., Daniel Volchek, MSPhT
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.
partial module test
Lector: Andrea Buresch-Kirner, MSc, Angelika Eder, MSc, Mag.a Claudia Schume, Claudia Veprek, MEd
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.
Lector: Susanne Ebner, Eva Reicher, MEd, Brigitte Wolf, MSc, Monika Zajicek, MA
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.
S – ongoing examination during the course
Lector: Dr. Georg Froese, Hanna Minihofer, Daniela Obermayer, Christine Stelzhammer, MEd, Theres Wess
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).
Lector: Dr.med.univ. Robert Trzil
Cause, symptoms, course of disease, pathophysiology, as well asmedical diagnosis and therapy including the moment of thephysiotherapeutic application with clinical pictures resulting form fieldslike internal medicine/cardiology/pulmology/angiology/metabolism.
Course finalising exam/Multiple Choice test
Lector: Doris Augesky-Stocker, MEd, Susanne Ebner, Gerhard Eder, MSc MSc, Angelika Eder, MSc, Daniela Obermayer
Special use of the physiotherapeutic process for the most common cardiovascular diseases as well as respiratory, gastroenterological, angiologic, endocrine and hematologic diseases.
Lector: Angelika Eder, MSc, Carina Preinfalk, Dr.in Alice Maria Synek-Strassnitzky, Claudia Veprek, MEd
** 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.
Lector: Georg Kainzbauer, MAS, Mag.a Meike Klinger, Bakk., Mag. Oliver Maier, Stefan Podar, M.App.Sc., Mag. Niels Ruso, Daniela Schnell, MEd, FH-Prof. Klaus Widhalm, MSc
Planning, implementation, instruction and correction of exercise therapy in prevention and therapy of humans all ages
part module examination
Lector: Harriet Bucher, Elisabeth Jelem-Zdrazil, Hanna Minihofer, Daniela Schnell, MEd
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
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 circulationrespirationperformance physiologyuro-genital-tract, kidney, salt and water metabolism, acid-base metabolismendocrinological aspects of the reproductive physiologygastro-intestinal-tract.
Computerized examination based on the moodle system; multiple choice questions and free questions
Oral lecture with power Point presentation
Lector: Simone Luschin, MA, FH-Prof. Andreas Stübler, MAS, Monika Zajicek, MA, Renate Zettl, MBA
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.
Lector: Mag.rer.nat. Claudia Benedikt, Dr. Christina Hager, Dr.in Alice Maria Synek-Strassnitzky, Dr.rer.soc.oec. Judith Ziegler
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.
Lector: Stefan Gneist, MSc, Dr. Beate Krenek, MEd., MSc, Nina Kühnl, Michaela Strauss, MSc
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.
Seminar concluding exam
Lector: Ludwig de Meyer, Gerhard Eder, MSc MSc, Klemens Huemer, MSc
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.
Lector: Harriet Bucher, Andrea Buresch-Kirner, MSc, Susanne Burian, Mag.a Silke Gruber, MMSPhty, Mag.a Claudia Schume, Monika Zajicek, MA
Active and passive range of motionMeasurement of joint motion (Goniometry) Muscle function testingof the upper and lower extremities and spinePalpation of soft tissue
Lector: Georg Kainzbauer, MAS, Mag. Niels Ruso
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
Lector: Susanne Ebner, Mathias Fritsch, MR Dr. Robert März, Dr.in Alice Maria Synek-Strassnitzky, Renate Zettl, MBA
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
Lector: Susanne Burian, Dr.in scient.med. Ursula Danner, MSc, Michaela Hiebl, Theres Wess, Eva Zwerina, MSc
Facilitation of mobile- stable postions and position changes from lying to standing and walking.
Lector: Carina Preinfalk, Daniela Schnell, MEd
basic principles of taping and kinesiotapingknowledge and handling of taping materialstaping, kinesiotaping and its indicationsapplication: basics and combinations of taping and kinesiotaping
Lector: Susanne Burian, Susanne Ebner, Carmen Oberzaucher, BSc, Katarina Sadovnik, Monika Zajicek, MA
Working out treatment plans and selecting exercises for gait training as well as practical training on the basis of exemplary patients.
Lector: Gerhard Eder, MSc MSc
clinical education - especialy the performance of physiotherapy assessments and measures in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation
immanent examination character
Lector: Andrea Buresch-Kirner, MSc, Karin Eder, MSc, Mag.a Silke Gruber, MMSPhty, Mag. Gabriele Jaksch, Georg Kainzbauer, MAS, Mag.a Claudia Schume
Introduction in Manual TherapyManual 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 resultsManual 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.
Lector: Susanne Ebner, Georg Kainzbauer, MAS, Daniela Obermayer, Mag. Dr. Peter Putz, Mag. Niels Ruso, FH-Prof. Andreas Stübler, MAS
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
Lector: Claudia Hofstätter, MSc, Hanna Minihofer, Annette Nägele, MSc, Daniela Obermayer, Katarina Sadovnik, Brigitte Wolf, MSc
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
Lector: Dr. Ulrich Koller, Dr. Gerhard Michels, Dr. György Vekszler
General and special topics in traumatology and orthopaedics
Lector: Angelika Eder, MSc, Mag. Michael Grubhofer, MSc. Bakk., Mag.a Meike Klinger, Bakk., Brigitta Kolmayr, MSc, Gerald Novak, MSc, Jens-Uwe Patke, Eva Reicher, MEd, Eva Spielvogel, MSc
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.
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
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
No exam; attendance only
Lector: Prim.Doz.Dr.MSc. Peter Peichl, Msc, Angelika Schneider
Specific features of the use of the physiotherapist's broads of process with/concerning:- Arthritides (chronic/inflammatory) e.g. Polyarthritis, Spondylitis ankylosansJoint protection and aid care (rails)
assessment (written and verbal)
*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
to take part
Lector: Harriet Bucher, Natascha Petersch, Mag.a Claudia Schume, Claudia Veprek, MEd
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 examplesTherapeutic 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 trainingReflexion of patient examples
Lector: Christiane Groß, MSc, Mag.a Meike Klinger, Bakk., Mag. Niels Ruso, Jacob Marten Switters, MSc, Renate Zettl, MBA
Specifics of the Physiotherapy Process in conservative and surgical traumatology concerning:- Lesions of bone, meniscus, cartilage, tendon, muscle, capsule and ligamentRegions:- shoulder and shoulder girdle- elbow- pelvis and hip- knee- foot and ankle- spineComplications as CRPS
Lector: Sabine Benczur-Juris, Andrea Buresch-Kirner, MSc, Mag.a Silke Gruber, MMSPhty, Christine Stelzhammer, MEd, Monika Zajicek, MA, Renate Zettl, MBA
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.
Group work, casework under supervision
Lector: Mag.a Silke Gruber, MMSPhty, Mag. Karin Jäger, Gundela Kitzmüller, M. App. Sc., Mag. Niels Ruso, Mag. Christoph Thalhamer
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 processesdeveloping paper cases (& "real patients") to consolidate and deepen the physiotherapeutic performance
Integration of physiotherapeutic measures in the management of patients with musculoskeletal disorders.For example: - Orthopeadics- Traumatology
Integration of physiotherapeutic measures in the management of patients with cardiovascular diseases as well as respiratory, angiologic, endocrine and hematologic diseases.
Lector: Dr. Sabine Copar, PT, BSc, Andrea Greisberger, MSc, Dipl.Med.Päd.in Franziska Höhne, Stefan Perner, BA BSc, Mag. Christoph Thalhamer, Brigitte Wolf, MSc
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.
Lector: Dr. Martin Kohlmann
* general and special topics and diseases in neurology* courses, symptoms, process, pathophysiology, assessments and treatment ofdementianeuropsychological disordersmotor neuron diseasecerebral tumorconcussionstrokeparkinson diseasemultiple sclerosesspinal cord injuriesGuillain Barrée und polyneuropathyMyastenia gravis
Final exame - written (multiple choice) test
Lector: Wilfried Bartel, Andrea Greisberger, MSc, Mag. Ulrike Musil, Annette Nägele, MSc, Elisabeth Pilsl, Katarina Sadovnik
Basics of* peripheral and central nervous system lesions* sensorimotor pathways* postural control* motor control* Upper Motor Neuron Syndrom (UMNS)* motor learning and neuronal plasticity* neuropsychologyApplication of the physiotherapeutic process+ stroke+ Mb. Parkinson+ Multiple Sklerosis+ ataxia+ vegetative state
Lector: Mag.rer.nat. Claudia Benedikt, Susanne Burian, Mag. Karin Jäger, Elfriede Jeglitsch, Elisabeth Pilsl, MMag.a Susanne Schwarz, Theres Wess
>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
oral and practical examination
Lector: Maria Decristoforo, Simone Gutdeutsch, Elena Mitteregger, Dr.in Heidi Samonig, MSc, Christa Timmerer-Nash, Krista Wonka, BSc, BEd, Eva Zwerina, MSc
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.
Immanent Examination - Assignments
Integrated classroom instruction
Lector: Dr. Peter Blümel, Dr. Doris Brunner, Dr. Karin Brunner
basics in pediatricsnormal somatic and psychomotric development of infants, children and adolescents Newborn medicine - respiratory diseases and cns pathologyNutrition and prevention medicine ObesityGenetic disordersInfectious diseases, Vaccinationscongenital heart diseasAsthma bronchiale and cystic fibrosisnutrition, feeding disorders, ricktesiuvenile rheumatoid arthritis and autoimmunediseasescerebral palsy congenital malformations of the central nervous systemneuromuscular disorders and primary muscle dieasediabetes mellituspediatric oncologybleeding disordersbattered child
Final written exame
Lector: Maria Decristoforo, Simone Gutdeutsch, Elena Mitteregger, Dr.in Heidi Samonig, MSc, Mag.a Erna Schönthaler, Christa Timmerer-Nash, Krista Wonka, BSc, BEd, Eva Zwerina, MSc
Pediatric physiotherapy profession, field of workThe normal intrauterine development The preterm baby and his special needs The normal development of infants from 1 until 12 month oldThe normal development of children from 1 until 6 years oldThe 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 conditionOther 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
Final theoretical and practical exame
Lector: Elisabeth Frank-Strobl, Elisabeth Grünberger, Dr. Ingrid Kaltenbrunner, Claudia Manhartsberger, Dr.in Alice Maria Synek-Strassnitzky, Christina Wiegele
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.
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
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
presentation, casework under supervision
Lector: Doris Augesky-Stocker, MEd, Mag.Dr. Bernhard Fellner, Mag. Gerald Röhrling, Mag.a Constanze Volkmann
scientific work/research:Basics of scientific work/research. differences between scientific and general hypotheses, Evidence Based Medicine, guidelines, principles of research in physiotherapy, phases of a research process, Basics and differences of qualitative and quantitative research, efficacy studies (sample, study design, generalisability, methods, relevance), quality criteria.Research process (starting a research process, finding a topic, planning the design, literature search, analysing data, reporting data), referencing.statistics:Basics of statistics: parameters of descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, statistical tools for analysing relationships and differences
lectures, group seminars
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
Formulating a Research question as well as drafting a proposal for the BA-Thesis 1, taking into consideration formal Guidelines, formatting and presentation.
Lector: Mag.rer.nat. Claudia Benedikt, Susanne Handwerk, Claudia Hofstätter, MSc, Petra Muck, MSc, Daniela Obermayer, Dr. Monika Paulis, Elisabeth Pilsl, Birgit Ruthofer
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.
Lector: Dr. Anton Bambazek, Stefan Gneist, MSc, Cornelia Rottensteiner, MSc, Petra Schandl-Freimüller, Michaela Strauss, MSc
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);
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.
Integration of physiotherapeutic measures in the management of patients with mental disorders.Prevention and rehabilitative measures on existing multimorbidity at geriatric patients.
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
Lector: Mag. Karin Jäger, Carmen Oberzaucher, BSc, Elisabeth Pilsl, Katarina Sadovnik
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
multiple choice testfinal (practical) examination
lecture, observational learning, teamwork
Lector: Harriet Bucher, Dr. Sabine Copar, PT, BSc, Monika Klein-Neuhold, PT
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 injuryMain points of therapy and functional training with tetraplegia and paraplegiaWheelchairs for profession, sport and sparetime. Adequate wheelchairs according to the range of injury.Support for managing the wheelchairself-experience by managing wheelchairsInstruction of patients in correct using of the wheelchair.
Lector: Markus Chloupek, Susanne Ebner, Dr.in Alice Maria Synek-Strassnitzky
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
Lector: Elisabeth Jelem-Zdrazil, Manuela Kundegraber, MSc, Dr. Monika Paulis, Stefan Perner, BA BSc
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 evidenceB) 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
Lector: Elisabeth Grünberger, Dr. Ingrid Kaltenbrunner, Claudia Manhartsberger, Dr.in Alice Maria Synek-Strassnitzky, Christina Wiegele
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.
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
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.
supervised practice, reflexion of counselling work
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.
Lector: Sabine Benczur-Juris, Silvia Mériaux-Kratochvila, MEd, Sabine Stögerer, MA, Dr.in Alice Maria Synek-Strassnitzky, Mag.a Dr.in Bärbel Traunsteiner
Ethical principles, ethic commission, relevant ethical aspects in professional work, ethical conflictsDiversity dimensionsmanaging Diversity in critical situations with patients
Lector: Sabine Benczur-Juris, Andrea Buresch-Kirner, MSc, 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 Oberma
Reflection upon handling techniques throughout the placementReflection upon handling competenceReflection upon the therapeutic experience
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.
Main features of an economic organisation in the freelance activityBases of health economyCharacteristic features of the health marketConcept definition of quality assurance and high-class managementCertification and assessment procedures
Lector: Gerhard Eder, MSc MSc, Dr. Stefan Tino Kulnik, Mag. Nicole Muzar
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 physiotherapyLegal editions, norms to the QS in the health service, in particular of the physiotherapyStandards and recommendations of the national professional association as well as international organisations
Lector: Gerhard Eder, MSc MSc, Mag.iur. Agnes Görny, Dr. Anna Kondor-Peters
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
Written Examination (single choice, closed books)
Lector: Gerhard Eder, MSc MSc, Univ.Prof.in Dr.in Karin Pieber, a.o.Prof. Dr. Othmar Schuhfried
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
Semester datesWinter semester: 29th August 2016 to 27th January 2017 Summer semester: 13th February to 14th July 2017Number of teaching weeks18 per semester
TimesMon. to Fri.
Language of InstructionGerman
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
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:
Master course for advanced professional training, part-time
Equivalence is determined by international agreements, validation or in individual cases a decision by the head of the academic section.
for 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.
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
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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:
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The selection process consists of a written test, a practical vocational aptitude test and a selection interview.
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
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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!