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.
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Application period for academic year 2019/20
17th February to 17th March 2019
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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.
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.
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.
You will become acquainted with the complexity of human behavior as a result of the interaction between people, environmental and activity.
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Semester datesWinter semester: 5th September 2016 to 27th January 2017Summer semester: 3rd February to 30th June 2017
Number of teaching weeks18 per semester
TimesMon. to Fri., in exceptional cases on Saturdays
Language of InstructionGerman
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 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:
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.
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.
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
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Please noteIt 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 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.
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.
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Occupational Therapist, Head of Degree Program Occupational Therapy
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!