Occupational Therapy

 

Occupational Therapy

Bachelor, full-time

Overview

Occupational therapy helps people with physical, cognitive, psychological and social limitations, so that they can cope with everyday life as independently as possible. It concerns developing, maintaining, improving or restoring the individual's ability to act at home, at work, in school or in their free time. In occupational therapy you will train the impaired functions, compensate them with tools or adjust the spatial environment to the individual needs of the clients. The practically oriented degree program combines therapeutic, social science and medical subjects.

Contact us

Contact us!

Peter Hromek
Favoritenstraße 226, D.1.33
1100 Vienna
T: +43 1 606 68 77-4300
F: +43 1 606 68 77-4309
ergotherapie@fh-campuswien.ac.at

Office hours: 
Mon. to Fri. 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 
Wed. 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
We recommended you make an appointment.


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

Application period for academic year 2019/20

17th February to 17th March 2019

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 looking for a degree program in which you can combine your interests in medicine and social sciences. You display great empathy in your interaction with people of all ages and act based on the client's wishes. Your practical skills, your technical understanding and your spatial imagination will help you to implement the suitable tools or make the appropriate adjustments to the environment. You have the ability for careful consideration and think analytically when observing movement processes and take the limits of movement into consideration. You enjoy working independently with people in their social environment and in an interdisciplinary intersection.

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). At our attractive main campus you will benefit from our modern infrastructure, which also includes function rooms where living situations such as the kitchen, bathroom or dining room can be recreated. Various tools invite you to practice through role-play. 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 the degree program special

  • Health in social context
  • support for independent daily activities: from professional to recreational activities
  • comprehensive work experience

The practically oriented degree program is situated at the intersection of health and social services. In the degree program you will learn to combine the social context, in which everyday activities are set, with the health component. The day begins when people get up in the morning, take a bath, cook and eat their food, climb stairs, leave the house, drive a car and then perform work or recreational activities. During your training you will learn about a variety of possible tools to help for example close a button, put on shoes or optimally reach the steering wheel of a car. You will learn hands-on about the effects of adjusting a living area or workplace to meet the physical needs of the person using it. Particularly important is the social aspect, when people's actions are limited by life situations such as unemployment, homelessness or living as a refugee. FH Campus Wien carries out joint projects at exactly this intersection of occupational therapy and social work. The role of occupational therapy is to help victims with employment opportunities to structure their days better, to promote self-esteem and thus improve their quality of life.


What you will learn in the degree program

You will become acquainted with the complexity of human behavior as a result of the interaction between people, environmental and activity.

  • You will deal with models and theories of occupational therapy.
  • You will learn about therapeutic applications and processes in various disciplines and professions.
  • You will acquire fundamentals of medicine and social science.

  • You will select between different specializations:

    • Case management
    • Community-based rehabilitation
    • Health promotion

  • Furthermore, you will acquire practical experience in 28 weeks of internships

Curriculum

Lecture SWS ECTS
Analysis of Activity and Occupation ILV

Analysis of Activity and Occupation ILV

Lector: Mag.a Veronika Ertelt-Bach, MAS, Susanne Messner-Gujon, MSc, Petra Schwab, MSc

2.5 SWS
3 ECTS
2.5 3
Anatomy and Physiology: Foundations and Musculoskeletal System VO

Anatomy and Physiology: Foundations and Musculoskeletal System VO

Lector: Dr.med. Diana Stöckl, MSc

3.5 SWS
3.5 ECTS
3.5 3.5
Orientation to the Occupational Therapy Profession VO

Orientation to the Occupational Therapy Profession VO

Lector: Monika Zettel-Tomenendal, MEd

0.5 SWS
1 ECTS
0.5 1
Kinematics ILV

Kinematics ILV

Lector: Michael Biberschick, MSc MSc BSc, Sandra Mocker, Christine Pauli-Jagoditsch

2 SWS
2 ECTS
2 2
Introduction to the Occupational Therapy Process ILV

Introduction to the Occupational Therapy Process ILV

Lector: Stefan Grundtner, MSc, Mag.a Johanna Stadler-Grillmaier, Roman Weigl, MHlthSc

1.5 SWS
1.5 ECTS
1.5 1.5
Biomechanical Approach in Occupational Therapy ILV

Biomechanical Approach in Occupational Therapy ILV

Lector: Irene Weisser

2 SWS
2.5 ECTS
2 2.5
Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Approach in Occupational Therapy ILV

Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Approach in Occupational Therapy ILV

Lector: Mag.a Bettina Bachschwöll, Sabrina Geitzenauer, MSc, Valentin Ritschl, MSc MSc

2 SWS
2.5 ECTS
2 2.5
Cognitive Approach in Occupational Therapy ILV

Cognitive Approach in Occupational Therapy ILV

Lector: Mag.a Bettina Bachschwöll, Dipl.-Päd. Mag.a Erna Schönthaler

2 SWS
2.5 ECTS
2 2.5
Sensorimotor Approach in Occupational Therapy ILV

Sensorimotor Approach in Occupational Therapy ILV

Lector: Mag.a Veronika Ertelt-Bach, MAS, Susanne Messner-Gujon, MSc, Dipl.-Päd. Mag.a Erna Schönthaler, Verena Stumptner, BSc

2 SWS
2.5 ECTS
2 2.5
Evidence-Based Practice ILV

Evidence-Based Practice ILV

Lector: Valentin Ritschl, MSc MSc

1 SWS
1.5 ECTS
1 1.5
Basics of Communication SE

Basics of Communication SE

Lector: Mag. Viktoria Hepp, Stella Hiesmayr, MSc., Mag. Dr. Bardia Michael Monshi

1 SWS
1 ECTS
1 1
Internal Medicine and Basic Pathology VO

Internal Medicine and Basic Pathology VO

Lector: Prim. Dr. Gerald Ohrenberger, MSc

1.5 SWS
1.5 ECTS
1.5 1.5
Personal and Professional Competence Development 1, Ethics and Client-Centred Practice ILV

Personal and Professional Competence Development 1, Ethics and Client-Centred Practice ILV

Lector: Hermine August-Feicht, MAS, Mag.a Bettina Bachschwöll, Mag.a Veronika Ertelt-Bach, MAS, Andrea Fink, Susanne Messner-Gujon, MSc, Susanne Mulzheim, MSc, Dipl.-Päd. Mag.a Erna Schönthaler, Petra Schwab, MSc, Mag.a Johanna Stadler-Grillmaier

1.5 SWS
2 ECTS
1.5 2
Professional English - English 1 ILV

Professional English - English 1 ILV

Lector: Mag.a Veronika Bukovec

1 SWS
1.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Foundations of OT-relevant English vocabulary
Reading and discussing English OT texts for student projects

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment:
English OT quiz
student projects

Teaching methods

mandatory course

Language

English

1 1.5
The Concept of Occupation: Theories and Models VO

The Concept of Occupation: Theories and Models VO

Lector: Stefan Grundtner, MSc, Mag.a Johanna Stadler-Grillmaier

1.5 SWS
1.5 ECTS
1.5 1.5

Lecture SWS ECTS
Occupational Therapy Process: Clinical Placement UE 7 7
Surgery / Traumatology / Orthopaedics VO 2 2.5
Occupational Therapy in Surgery, Orthopaedics and Internal Medicine ILV 3.5 4.5
Communication and Conversation Techniques SE 0.5 0.5
Communication for Occupational Therapy Practice - Basics UE 1 1
Personal and Professional Competence Development 2 SE 0.5 0.5
Occupational Performance Areas in Different Contexts ILV 2 2
Teaching and Learning in Occupational Therapy ILV 1 1
Clinical Skills: Introduction to Splinting - Basics UE 1.5 1.5
Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology VO 1.5 1.5
Neuropsychology ILV 1 1
Preparation for Clinical Placement SE 0.5 1
Psychology VO 2 2.5
Sociology VO 1.5 2
Enabling Strategies for Daily Living - Basics UE 1 1.5

Lecture SWS ECTS
Occupational Medicine, Occupational and Organisational Psychology VO

Occupational Medicine, Occupational and Organisational Psychology VO

Lector: Susanne Mulzheim, MSc, Mag. Regina Nicham

1.5 SWS
1.5 ECTS
1.5 1.5
Introduction to Research ILV

Introduction to Research ILV

Lector: Dipl.-Päd. Mag.a Erna Schönthaler

1 SWS
1 ECTS
1 1
Occupational Therapy and Mental Health ILV

Occupational Therapy and Mental Health ILV

Lector: Hermine August-Feicht, MAS, Stefanie Holt, BSc, Dagmar Joch, Diana Pöhr, BSc

3 SWS
3.5 ECTS
3 3.5
Occupational Therapy in Work Environments ILV

Occupational Therapy in Work Environments ILV

Lector: Sandra Mocker, Susanne Mulzheim, MSc

3 SWS
3.5 ECTS
3 3.5
Hospital Hygiene and Infection Control ILV

Hospital Hygiene and Infection Control ILV

Lector: Elisabeth Akerman, BSc

0.5 SWS
0.5 ECTS
0.5 0.5
Journal Club - English 2 SE

Journal Club - English 2 SE

Lector: Stefan Grundtner, MSc, Theresa Maria Lüftenegger, MSc, Doris Taurok, MSc

1 SWS
1 ECTS
1 1
Communication for Occupational Therapy Practice - Advanced Course UE

Communication for Occupational Therapy Practice - Advanced Course UE

Lector: Andrea Fink, Sabrina Geitzenauer, MSc, Stefan Grundtner, MSc, Petra Schwab, MSc

1 SWS
1 ECTS
1 1
Personal and Professional Competence Development 3 SE

Personal and Professional Competence Development 3 SE

Lector: Hermine August-Feicht, MAS, Petra Schwab, MSc

0.5 SWS
0.5 ECTS
0.5 0.5
The Use of Arts and Crafts in Occupational Therapy ILV

The Use of Arts and Crafts in Occupational Therapy ILV

Lector: Gunde Dunkl, Birgit Elsayed-Glaser, Mag.a Barbara Höhsl, BSc, Petra Kronsteiner, Dagmar Nussbaumer-Steiner, MSc, Lisbeth Schnuderl, Petra Schwab, MSc

4.5 SWS
4.5 ECTS
4.5 4.5
Body Awareness and Hands-On Techniques - Basics UE

Body Awareness and Hands-On Techniques - Basics UE

Lector: Hermine August-Feicht, MAS, Sandra Mocker

1 SWS
1 ECTS
1 1
Project Management and Presentation Skills - Basics UE

Project Management and Presentation Skills - Basics UE

Lector: Susanne Mulzheim, MSc, Mag.a Monika Simek

1.5 SWS
2 ECTS
1.5 2
Psychiatry VO

Psychiatry VO

Lector: Dr. Brigitte Hobl

1.5 SWS
1.5 ECTS
1.5 1.5
Skills 2 - Elective Choices UE

Skills 2 - Elective Choices UE

Lector: Hermine August-Feicht, MAS, Mag.a Bettina Bachschwöll, Maria Kert, Dipl.-Päd. Mag.a Erna Schönthaler, Mag.a Johanna Stadler-Grillmaier, Runhild Winkelbauer

2.5 SWS
3.5 ECTS
2.5 3.5
Enabling Strategies for Daily Living - Advanced Course UE

Enabling Strategies for Daily Living - Advanced Course UE

Lector: Hermine August-Feicht, MAS, Mag.a Bettina Bachschwöll, Maria Kert, Dipl.-Päd. Mag.a Erna Schönthaler

1 SWS
1 ECTS
1 1
Communication, Conversation Techniques and Self-Experience ILV

Communication, Conversation Techniques and Self-Experience ILV

Lector: Mag. Viktoria Hepp, Stella Hiesmayr, MSc., Mag. Dr. Bardia Michael Monshi

2 SWS
2.5 ECTS
2 2.5
Occupational Therapy Process - Advanced Course UE

Occupational Therapy Process - Advanced Course UE

Lector: Daniela Schlager-Jaschky, Dipl.-Päd. Mag.a Erna Schönthaler

1 SWS
1.5 ECTS
1 1.5

Lecture SWS ECTS
Activities and Occupation and their Therapeutic Application ILV 2.5 3
Occupational Therapy and Neurology ILV 3 3.5
Supervision of Fieldwork Placement 1 SE 0.5 0.5
Interdisciplinary Teamwork in Health Care ILV 1 1.5
Clinical Reasoning ILV 1.5 1.5
Personal and Professional Competence Development 4 SE 0.5 0.5
Body Awareness and Hands-On Techniques - Advanced Course UE 1 1.5
Literature Search and Review SE 1 3
Neurology VO 1.5 1.5
Fieldwork Placement Semester 4 PR 0 11
Preparation for Fieldwork Placement SE 0.5 1
Skills 3 - Elective Choices UE 1.5 1.5

Lecture SWS ECTS
Principles of Business Administration and Management ILV

Principles of Business Administration and Management ILV

Lector: Irmgard Himmelbauer, MSc

1 SWS
1 ECTS
1 1
Compiling Research Proposals SE

Compiling Research Proposals SE

Lector: Hermine August-Feicht, MAS, Mag.a Veronika Ertelt-Bach, MAS, Stefan Grundtner, MSc, Mag.a Andrea Hoyer-Neuhold, Susanne Messner-Gujon, MSc, Susanne Mulzheim, MSc, Dipl.-Päd. Mag.a Erna Schönthaler, Petra Schwab, MSc, Mag.a Johanna Stadler-Grillmaier, Moni

0.5 SWS
1.5 ECTS
0.5 1.5
Occupational Therapy with Children and Young Adults ILV

Occupational Therapy with Children and Young Adults ILV

Lector: Mag. Phil. Ulrike Holy-Padevit, Dipl.-Päd. Mag.a Erna Schönthaler, Hanna Zänger, BSc

3 SWS
3.5 ECTS
3 3.5
Occupational Therapy and Ageing ILV

Occupational Therapy and Ageing ILV

Lector: Helga Fabianits, Erika Mosor, MSc, Ulrike Ritschl, MSc, Petra Schwab, MSc, Ulrike Selzer-Haslauer

3 SWS
3.5 ECTS
3 3.5
Supervision of Fieldwork Placement 2 SE

Supervision of Fieldwork Placement 2 SE

Lector: Hermine August-Feicht, MAS, Mag.a Veronika Ertelt-Bach, MAS, Stefan Grundtner, MSc, Mag. Viktoria Hepp, Stella Hiesmayr, MSc., Susanne Messner-Gujon, MSc, Mag. Dr. Bardia Michael Monshi, Petra Schwab, MSc, Mag.a Johanna Stadler-Grillmaier, Monika Zettel-T

0.5 SWS
1 ECTS
0.5 1
Geriatrics VO

Geriatrics VO

Lector: Prim. Dr. Klaus Hohenstein, MSc, MBA

1.5 SWS
1.5 ECTS
1.5 1.5
Health Care and Legal Issues VO

Health Care and Legal Issues VO

Lector: Michaela Stoffer, PhD, MSc, LLM

1 SWS
1 ECTS
1 1
Personal and Professional Competence Development 5 SE

Personal and Professional Competence Development 5 SE

Lector: Hermine August-Feicht, MAS, Mag.a Bettina Bachschwöll, Mag.a Veronika Ertelt-Bach, MAS, Stefan Grundtner, MSc, Susanne Messner-Gujon, MSc, Susanne Mulzheim, MSc, Dipl.-Päd. Mag.a Erna Schönthaler, Petra Schwab, MSc, Mag.a Johanna Stadler-Grillmaier

0.5 SWS
0.5 ECTS
0.5 0.5
Fieldwork Placement Semester 5 PR

Fieldwork Placement Semester 5 PR

Lector: Hermine August-Feicht, MAS, Mag.a Veronika Ertelt-Bach, MAS, Susanne Messner-Gujon, MSc, Susanne Mulzheim, MSc, Valentin Ritschl, MSc MSc, Dipl.-Päd. Mag.a Erna Schönthaler, Petra Schwab, MSc, Mag.a Johanna Stadler-Grillmaier, Monika Zettel-Tomenendal, ME

0 SWS
12 ECTS
0 12
Science Education for Occupational Therapists VO

Science Education for Occupational Therapists VO

Lector: Dipl.-Päd. Mag.a Erna Schönthaler, Theodora Seiwald, BEd MA

1 SWS
1 ECTS
1 1
Paediatrics VO

Paediatrics VO

Lector: Dr. med. Julia Vodopiutz, Dr. Uta Zimmermann

1.5 SWS
1.5 ECTS
1.5 1.5
Scientific Process ILV

Scientific Process ILV

Lector: Mag.a Andrea Hoyer-Neuhold, Dipl.-Päd. Mag.a Erna Schönthaler

2 SWS
2 ECTS
2 2

Lecture SWS ECTS
Occupational Science and Current Professional Developments ILV 0.5 0.5
Applying Community-Based Practice SE 2 4
Applying Health Promotion SE 2 4
Applied Research Methodology SE 0.5 5
Applying Case Management SE 2 4
Political Dimensions and Marketing ILV 1 1.5
Supervision of Fieldwork Placement 3 SE 1 1
Personal and Professional Competence Development 6 SE 1 1.5
Fieldwork Placement Semester 6 PR 0 15

Semester dates
Winter semester: 5th September 2016 to 27th January 2017
Summer semester: 3rd February to 30th June 2017

Number of teaching weeks
18 per semester

Times
Mon. to Fri., in exceptional cases on Saturdays

Language of Instruction
German


How you benefit

Only with this degree program is it possible to practice the profession of occupational therapist. The MTD Act is the basis for this degree program. Occupational therapy is applied in all areas of health and social services. As part of the therapy you will analyze everyday actions and modify processes individually according to the existing functions and impairments. You will train the skills that are required to execute the actions. In addition, it may be necessary to use tools and adjust the environment to the client's needs. Many occupational therapists also work in prevention. A classic example is the ergonomically designed workplace. In rehabilitation, you will play a significant role in helping clients, who for example have had an accident or stroke, to cope with life as well as possible on their own. Health promotion begins in kindergarten: You will work with development screenings and offer appropriate therapy measures, you will work with offers for healthy behavior in daily life or you will already be involved in the spatial planning to help design child-friendly kindergartens and schools that promote development. In health promotion you will also speak to senior citizens to raise awareness for example of fall and barrier-free living in old age. Outpatient activities are becoming more and more important in occupational therapy. The degree program provides a strong foundation together with practical work experience and continuing training to manage teams or work independently. You can also choose to pursue a career in research.

Your future career

Your responsibilities range from therapy to rehabilitation and from health promotion to prevention. Typical specialist areas are industrial medicine including ergonomics and work integration, surgery and hand surgery, traumatology, orthopedics, internal medicine including rheumatology, neurology, oncology, physical medicine, psychiatry as well as geriatrics and pediatrics. Opportunities will be open to you in the following establishments:

  • Hospitals and specialist clinics
  • Rehabilitation and therapy centers
  • Nursing homes, outpatient clinics, convalescent homes
  • Information centers
  • Foster homes and retirement homes
  • Day centers for the elderly and mentally impaired
  • Educational facilities
  • Disabled facilities
  • Forensic facilities
  • Facilities for the preparation to enter the employment world
  • Work training centers
  • Businesses/workplaces of clients
  • Medical practices
  • Mobile care facilities
  • Research institutions

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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

  • University entrance qualification examination (Studienberechtigungsprüfung)
  • Relevant professional qualification with auxiliary examinations

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

with an examination subject of biology. 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.
English 2 is recommended as an elective, since by the start of the program at the latest you will have to prove you possess the appropriate English skills.

You have acquired the relevant professional qualification with a degree in health care and nursing or medical technical services, or the completion of a college for social services or an apprenticeship as an orthopedic technician.

Application

There are 30 places available in the bachelor's degree program in Occupational Therapy each year. The ratio of places to applicants is currently around 1:15

To apply you will require the following documents:

  • Birth certificate
  • Proof of citizenship
  • School leaving certificate / university entrance qualification examination (Studienberecthigungsprüfung) / verification of professional qualifications
  • 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.

The selection process

The selection process begins with a written test. After the passing the test, you will undergo a personal interview procedure consisting of a practical task and an 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 and other skills such as social behavior, empathy and a capacity for careful consideration. 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. Applicants are evaluated according to the following weighting system:

    • Selection test (1/3)
    • Practical aptitude test and interview (2/3)

    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. The process as a whole and all test and assessment results from the selection process are documented in a transparent and verifiable manner.


Contact

Secretary's office

Peter Hromek
Favoritenstraße 226, D.1.33
1100 Vienna
T: +43 1 606 68 77-4300
F: +43 1 606 68 77-4309
ergotherapie@fh-campuswien.ac.at

Office hours: 
Mon. to Fri. 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 
Wed. 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
We recommended you make an appointment.

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 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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