Every pregnancy is unique. Much is based on science and technology, but what matters most is the personal care that is offered by midwives. They accompany women and families during pregnancy, childbirth, the postpartum period and the breastfeeding period. The midwife monitors and provides advice regarding care, nutrition, hygiene and checkups. They detect the first signs when something is not as it should be. In this degree program you will be trained to practice clinical midwifery as well as the increasingly important field of health counseling.
Sylvia SchnaittLea Schulze, BScFavoritenstraße 226, D.2.111100 Wien T: +43 1 606 68 77-4400 F: +43 1 606 68 77-4409 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Office hours during the semesterMon to Thu, 8.00 a.m.-2.00 p.m.Fri, 8.00 a.m.-12.00 p.m.
Application period for academic year 2020/21
13th January to 15th March 2020
tuition fee / semester:
+ ÖH premium + contribution2
1 Tuition fees for students from third countries € 727,- per semester
2 for additional study expenses (currently up to € 83,- depending on degree program and year)
You want to courageously, joyfully and without fear of contact accompany and support the birth of a child. In addition, you are interested in everything that goes on inside the body to bring a healthy child into the world. In this extraordinary process you benefit from your above-average empathy, ability to work well under pressure and strong sense of responsibility. Medicine and science are the most important foundations for you. In addition, you see the profession of midwifery as one that contributes to providing health counseling and health promotion for parents, families and society as a whole.
The FH Campus Wien is characterised by extensive expertise and a large network. FH Campus Wien is the only university of applied sciences in Austria to train all seven legally regulated upper-level medical-therapeutic-diagnostic professions as well as midwifery. An important partner in the areas of education, research and development is the Vienna Healthcare Association. You will benefit from the state-of-the-art infrastructure of our attractive main campus. One of the function rooms is set up like a delivery room, equipped with a birthing stool and hospital bed that can be converted into a gynecological chair. An incubator is also available for practicing, equally important is the professional community. Furthermore, you have the opportunity to join a professional community across disciplines. There is great potential in research projects at the interface between health and technology and practical relevance is guaranteed when we organise one of our freely accessible lecture evenings with top-class experts as part of the Campus Lectures.
In the degree program you will learn everything about childbirth. In addition, the degree program will provide you with sound scientific theory and practical experience in extensive internships to optimally prepare you to counsel women, couples and families from every social layer in preparation for a birth, after a birth or in family planning. In addition to these comprehensive responsibilities, the trend is moving towards more and more women giving birth later and having fewer children. These women therefore experience the birth very consciously and are increasingly asking for a personal midwife to accompany them through the entire process. This increases the opportunities to work independently and thus take advantage of the diversity of midwifery. Child birth is only part of your profession. In the free practice you will accompany pregnant women and their families through the entire pregnancy. This gives you the time to build a relationship of trust and involve the social environment from the beginning. Many midwives offer additional services on topics such as acupuncture, counseling for breastfeeding, pelvic floor training or nutrition counseling in the first year of life.
The degree program combines relevant practical knowledge of midwifery with medical and social sciences. Methodological, personal development and legal topics will round out your education.
Lector: Evelyn Gritsch, Silke Heinzl, MSc, Mag.a (FH) Beate Kayer, Birgit Kubizek, Mag.a Brigitte Kutalek-Mitschitczek, Mag.a phil. Christina Schuster-Weingartner, Bsc, Roswitha Wallner, MSc, Katharina Wallner, Vera Wokurek-Biebel, MSc
Lector: Dr. Beatrice Danninger, Univ.Prof.Dr. Gabriele Fischer, Fidan Gülterin, Mag.a Franziska Pruckner, OÄ.Dr. Claudia Reiner-Lawugger, Mag.a Maria Rösslhumer, Mag.a phil. Christina Schuster-Weingartner, Bsc, Dr. Christine Sonn-Rankl
An interdisciplinary group of professionals introduces to the students a sample of special situations in which a midwife should be able to accompany women competently. Subjects of this LV are drugabuse, migration,postnatal depression, ethics and prenatal diagnostics, disabled children, experiences of sviolence and sexual abuse. In talks technical information is transmitted, in group work and by means of reflexions the personal access and the contact with obgenannten situations is opened.
oral exam and written exam
Lecture and integrated course. Combination of impulse teachings, teamwork and research at home.
Lector: MMag. Tanja Adamcik, Mag.a (FH) Beate Kayer, Valentin Ritschl, MSc MSc
introduction into research and statistics from research to practice
M oder S (final test)
Lector: Mag. Marietta Geuder-Mayrhofer, Evelyn Gritsch, Silke Heinzl, MSc, Mag.a (FH) Beate Kayer, Birgit Kubizek, Mag.a Brigitte Kutalek-Mitschitczek, Mag.a phil. Christina Schuster-Weingartner, Bsc, Roswitha Wallner, MSc, Katharina Wallner, Vera Wokurek-Biebel, MSc
Clinical experience structure, procedures, progression and objectives. At this stage the expectations, learning objectives and work practice will be discussed. Documentation of the learning process, Placement interviews with appraisal (including self appraisal), Evaluation and explanation of the grade given, Promotion of learning, Self and group reflection.
regular and active participation
Lector: Mag. Ingeborg Hanreich, Mag. Birgit Nell
Anorganic and organic food components, individual requirement of nutrients, body-mass-index, quantitative and qualitative aspects of nutrition, nutrition in pregnancy, after birth and lactation period. (including bottle-feeding and complementary feeding) Introduction to dietetics, Ailments of pregnancy and nutrition, high-risk pregnancy and nutrition (e.g. diabetes)
Teaching and working in smaller groups, incl. excursion
Lector: Vera Wokurek-Biebel, MSc
Institutions: Family planning agencies, family advisory boards, woman advisory boards, social networks, career profiles and area of responsibility of other occupational groups within the extramuralen range. Freelanceness: Forms/systems, conditions, practice conditions, co-operation, ecological principles, statistics, networking with other occupational groups
final oral or written examination - referred to modul
Lector: Veronica Woloszczuk-Dal-Bianco, B.Sc.
Vocabulary: revision & further development of specialist terminology; false friends Speaking: oral summaries/short talks, role-plays & student-centred speaking activities Writing: summarising specialist texts; note taking Reading/listening: specialist texts
final written examination (90%) class participation/homework (10%) Final grade 1/very good 91-100% 2/good 81-90% 3/satisfactory 71-80% 4/sufficient: 61-70% fail 0 - 60%
Lector: Birgit Kubizek
Lector: Gunda Gutscher, MSc
Lector: Dr. Michael Adam, Dr. med. univ. Gregor Nemschak
Lector: Mag. Sebastian Kai
Lector: Dr.med.univ. Susanna Miglar, Mag. Anita Weichberger
Lector: Evelyn Gritsch, Roswitha Wallner, MSc
Purpose and meaning of care of the pregnant woman, anamnesis (inclusive psychosocial, transcultural and gender-focussed anamnesis), observation, monitoring, evaluation of needs, the first consultation and proof of the pregnancy, consulting the pregnant women and family, serological tests, obligatory routine controls during the normal pregnancy, infections and its meaning for pregnancy, documentation of the course of pregnancy, social assistance in pregnancy
oral or written or practical examination(final examination, immanent) lecture part: final examination Part of the exercise: permanent evaluation
Lector: Katharina Wallner
Especially meeting with the midwife between 18. - 22. SSW (Mutter - Kind - Pass) conditions Key aspects according to the total contract: forms of birth, place of birth, possibilities of birth preparation, psychosocial problems, movement recommendations during pregnancy Midwifery in the first year of life - counseling in pregnancy, areas of use of midwives p.p. , work fields, topics and questions of parents.
written module examination HEX
Lector: Irene Breitenecker, BSc, MSc, Mag. Paul Brugger-Willomitzer, Silke Heinzl, MSc, Mag.a phil. Christina Schuster-Weingartner, Bsc
Organisation of the course: technical content/methodological/didactical procedure, group – dynamic processes, hands – on training, body action, postpartum exercises in early and late postpartum period (including pelvic floor)
Oral, written and practically
Lector: Mag. Dr. Oliver Kudlacek, Dr. med. univ. Gregor Nemschak, DI Dr. Walter Sandtner
Lector: Evelyn Gritsch, Silke Heinzl, MSc, Mag.a (FH) Beate Kayer, Birgit Kubizek, Mag.a phil. Christina Schuster-Weingartner, Bsc, Roswitha Wallner, MSc, Katharina Wallner, Vera Wokurek-Biebel, MSc
Lector: Mag.a Brigitte Kutalek-Mitschitczek, Dr. Gerhard Marschütz
Academic research/writing Literature search, retrieval & documentation Presenting in English Leading and participating in discussions on midwifery-related topics
Continual assessment of the learning process and outcomes: 1. Getting to know midwifery databases, comparison of features, and reflection (20%). 2. Groupwork/group grade for preparing a talk & discussion on a group-selected midwifery topic, including formulating research questions, searching for literature and designing a poster to accompany the group presentation (40%). 3. Individual grade for presenting and leading a discussion, followed by a written reflection on the learning experience (40%). Final grade: 1/verg good 91-100% 2/good 81-90% 3/satisfactory 71-80% 4/sufficient 61-70% 5/fail below 60%
Lector: Evelyn Gritsch, Birgit Kubizek, Katharina Wallner
Hands on Brain according to PBL, active processing of case studies in small groups, solution as a process, presentation of the cases worked out and the defined learning questions in the plenum
- active participation - homework - PP presentation congress
Lector: Mag.a Franziska Pruckner, ao. Univ. Prof. Dr. Beate Wimmer-Puchinger, Mag. Hildegard Wolf
The lectures give a first insight into gender research and feminist theories and their relevance and application to women’s health and midwifery practice. The medicalization of the female body, gender-specific differences and social impacts to health will be considered. Research results, concepts of prevention, women-friendly services, perspectives and strategies to improve women’s health will be discussed
Continuous assessment of non specified character
Lector: Dr. Anton Kepka
Lector: Dr. Wilfried Krois, Dr. Atrin Ramasani
Lector: Brigitte Mai
Definition of a conflict, different kinds of conflicts and conflictstyles, escalation of conflicts, symbols for hot and cold conflicts, tools and strategies to solve conflicts, personal ability to work within a team.
Theoretical input, discussions, moderation, single and group work, reflecting team, working with the situation board, role playing games and business games, experienced outodoor games
Lector: Mag.a Andrea Hoyer-Neuhold
- Acquisition of knowledge of different ways to understand and evaluate texts (reading methods, text analysis) - Critical evaluation of qualitative and quantitative research papers in health sciences - Deeper understanding of the methodological elements of a chosen study - review
Participation, presentation, seminar paper
Lecture, teamwork, individual work (moodle), presentations, discussions
Lector: Dr. Paul Haidl
Primary care of the newlyborn infant Physiological, transitional changes and adaptation of the newborn Neonatal assessment and physical examination Management and routine postnatal care of the newborn Nutritional management of the neonate Neonatal diseases Disturbance in growth in the newborn Neonatal infectious diseases: viral, bacterial, parasitic Transmission of sexually transmitted diseases including AIDS Neonatal malformations Genetic basics and syndromes Premature infant and associate morbidity Resuscitation of the newborn Perinatal impairment and special conditions (diaphragmatic hernia, meconium aspiration, pleural effusion etc.)
oral or written examination (module-referred)
Lector: Evelyn Gritsch, Silke Heinzl, MSc
Emergency situations application of appropriate technologies Risk evaluation and care priorit Independent execution from emergency measures to the arrival of the specialized persons Management with shoulderdystokie Documentation after emergency situations Communication in emergency situations
oral or written examination
Lector: Mag.a (FH) Beate Kayer, Roswitha Wallner, MSc, Vera Wokurek-Biebel, MSc
- use of the midwifery care process in irregular and pathological childbirth, pathological phenomena during puerperium and post partum period - results of adverse or pathologic labors - risk evaluation and care priority
oral or written exam
Integrated Course (includes both practical and theoretical elements)
Lector: Dr. Maria Weissenböck
Lector: Dr. Paul Haidl, Silke Heinzl, MSc, Mag.a (FH) Beate Kayer, Dr. Anton Kepka, Birgit Kubizek, Mag.a Brigitte Kutalek-Mitschitczek, Mag.a phil. Christina Schuster-Weingartner, Bsc, Roswitha Wallner, MSc, Katharina Wallner, Vera Wokurek-Biebel, MSc
Lector: Dr. Jörg Hofmann, Brigitte Kolinek, Stefan Langberg, DGKP
Lector: Evelyn Gritsch, Roswitha Wallner, MSc, Katharina Wallner, Vera Wokurek-Biebel, MSc
The course overviews following aspects of Complementary Medicine: Aromatherapy, Craniosacraltherapy, TCM, Phytomedicine. An exemplary description and discussion about chances and riscs of application of Conplementary Medicine in midwifery practise will be given. Bibliography and links to further trainings will be offered to the students.
Number of teaching weeks18 per semester, including 50 weeks of work experience
Language of InstructionGerman
TimesMon to Fri, 8.00 a.m.-7.00 p.m., in individual cases to 10.00 p.m. and on Saturdays
ElectivesSelection and participation according to available places. There may be separate selection procedures.
Midwives cover the entire spectrum from prenatal care, birth preparation, obstetrics, child birth, postnatal care and family planning. Many midwives work in hospitals, health care facilities and birthing centers, in home birth assistance, in group practices and midwife practices. In hospitals they are in the delivery room and, increasingly, also in integrative maternity wards. They empower women in their self-confidence, support the dynamics of birth and intervene as little as possible. Already before the child is born you will observe the course of the pregnancy and the development of the fetus in the womb. You provide information about the necessary examinations and advice on care, nutrition and hygiene. You will learn to identify psychosocial changes and to detect signs of irregularities in the mother and the child. You are well prepared to provide medical and psychological help in emergencies. Those who wish to gain experience abroad may take advantage of the opportunity to work with international aid organizations.
Equivalence is determined by international agreements, validation or in individual cases a decision by the head of the academic section.
for medicine, dental medicine, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, psychology, biology, biology and earth sciences, biology and commodities management, sports sciences and physical education and short-study music therapy. University entrance qualification examinations (Studienberechtigungsprüfungen) that do not contain confirmation of the command of English will be accepted on the condition that the required foreign language competence (level B2) is certified, via examination by an accredited educational institution, by the start of the degree program. Information and institutes that offer courses to prepare for the university entrance qualification examination can be found on the portal Erwachsenenbildung.at of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research.Required subjects for the university entrance qualification examination: The following compulsory subjects of the university entrance qualification for university courses of study are recognized, in addition to an essay on a general topic (in German) as a prerequisite for admission to this degree program: University entrance qualification examinations for one of the following university courses of study are recognized as an admission requirement. > Medical Study Group - MUW (Medicine, dental medicine, veterinary medicine): >> Biology and Environmental Science >> Chemistry 2 >> Physics 1 > Natural Sciences Studies 2 (biology, chemistry, nutritional science, pharmacy, UF biology and environmental science, UF chemistry, UF home economics and nutrition):>> Biology >> Chemistry 2 >> Physics 1 > Natural Sciences Studies 3 (psychology, sports sciences, UF exercise and sport):>> Mathematics 2 >> Biology >> English 2 University entrance qualification examinations (Studienberechtigungsprüfungen) that do not contain confirmation of the command of English will be accepted on the condition that the required foreign language competence (level 2) is certified, via examination by an accredited educational institution, by the start of the degree program.
Diploma in upper grade health care and nursing, pediatric nursing, psychiatric health care and nursing or a diploma in the medical-technical service: English B2 is required prior to the beginning of the first semester. College for social services or school for social care professions or apprenticeship groups such as commercial masseur, pharmacist or fitness coach. Acceptance examination for the degree program: Proof of German, Biology and English B2 must be provided before the start of the first semester. Relevant professional qualification Apprenticeship groups (Grade for the required additional tests)> Commercial masseur (German, Biology, English 2)> Pharmacist (German, Biology, English 2)> Fitness coach (German, Biology, English 2)Secondary vocational schools (Grade for the required additional tests)> College for social professions (German, Biology, English 2)> School for social care professions (German, Biology, English 2)School for health professions (Grade for the required additional tests)> School for general health care and nursing (English 2)> School for pediatric care (English 2)> School for psychiatric health care and nursing (English 2)> School for the medical-technical services (English 2)Other qualifications In each case the decision is at the discretion of the head of the academic sector
If not part of a professional qualification, at least 16 hours at an accredited establishment (not older than two years.) Proof of participation in a first aid course is to be provided by no later than 30th September of the year in which the degree program begins.
After being accepted, you must provide the following proof of your suitability:
Complete the online application form before the application deadline to apply for the program. You will receive more information in our reply e-mail.
Please note!It is not possible to save incomplete online applications. You must complete your application in one session. Your application will be valid as soon as you upload all of the required documents and certificates. In the event that some documents (e.g. references) are not available at the time you apply, you may submit these later via email, mail or in person by no later than the start of the degree program.
The admission procedure consists of a written test and an interview with the admission committee.
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We work closely with the Vienna Healthcare Group, universities like the Medical University of Vienna, the Board of Austrian Midwives and other health care facilities. This guarantees you strong contacts for internships, employment or participation in research and development activities. You will complete the extensive internships at, among others, the hospitals of the Vienna Healthcare Group. 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!