Radiographers make images of the human body with the help of large medical technology equipment. To do so they use imaging technology that implements ionizing or non-ionizing radiation. The methods range from skeletal radiology to magnetic resonance imaging. In this way they support the early diagnosis and treatment of several serious diseases. Diagnostic radiology, radiotherapy and nuclear medicine are therefore the focus of the degree program in which radiation protection is a key issue.
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Office hours during the semesterMon. and Wed., 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Thu. and Fri., 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.Tue closed
Application period for winter semester 2020/21 10th February to 26th April 2020
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 both medicine and technology and are therefore looking for an intersection that combines both. You have already acquired a strong foundation in mathematics and physics. You approach problems logically and analytically, display manual dexterity when operating equipment and have a strong sense of responsibly. Your good spatial imagination helps you to analyze images. Despite all the physical and technical aspects, you never lose sight of the person, who you show great empathy. Strong social skills are also necessary for work in interdisciplinary teams. Your curiosity makes you open to science and research in order to also keep up with the rapid advances in medical technology in the future.
In the degree program you will learn how radiological technological methods work and what their specific advantages and disadvantages are. You are qualified to plan and perform analysis procedures with large medical equipment and to ensure quality assurance. Some methods only verify tissue changes, however nuclear medicine already identifies initial changes in metabolism. When performing radiological examinations, identifying cancer early, thanks to mammography for example, or radiating cancer, you will be working with ionizing particle or electromagnetic radiation. With the help of computer tomography (CT), sectional images of body parts are computer generated based on multiple X-rays. Electromagnetic waves, such as those used in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), are not ionizing.
It provides detailed sectional images of tissues and organs on the basis of strong magnetic fields. Ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves to produce images. A positron emission tomography (PET) is a nuclear medicine procedure that utilizes low-level radioactive substances to produce images of biochemical and physiological functions in the body. With the help of all the techniques you learn about in detail in the degree program, you will contribute to the early diagnosis and treatment of several serious diseases.
Radiological diagnostics, radiotherapy and nuclear medicine are the main focus of the degree program. Personal development, knowledge of health law, health economics and project management complete your education.
Lector: Irene Kain, MSc, Mag. Wolfgang Kostenwein
Basic rules of communication and interaction, selected communication theory; body language; conversation techniques; principles of conversation; feedback rules; rhetoric, discussion rules; intercultural communication; dealing with illness - patient*internal care; basics of conflict management, dealing with own/foreign emotions; emotional intelligence, methods of self-reflection, basics of group dynamics, de-escalation, role models in health professions; role expectations; self-image
Activating form (group work, role plays)
Lector: Mag. Dr. Natascha Miljkovic
What is science? Criteria for scientific work; phases of the research process; ethics committee; good scientific practice (OEAWI GWP guidelines); research; types of texts in studies (especially internship report, laboratory report, paper, seminar paper); scientific language, avoidance of plagiarism
Activating method (group work, guided exercises)
Lector: Dr.med.univ. Ulrike Heber, Dr. Lukas Reissig
Basic terms, directional and positional designations, general definitions, structure, morphology and function of cells and tissue, structure, organs, topography, blood supply of the following systems: skeletal system including muscles, ligaments and joints; cardiovascular system; respiratory system; digestive system; urogenital system; endocrine system; nervous system; sensory organs; blood and haematopoietic system; lymphatic system; embryonic and foetal development
Final examfinal exam with partial performances in writing (online supported exam)
Presentational form (lecture)
Basic terms, directional and positional designations, general definitions, structure, morphology and function of cells and tissues, function of organs, blood supply of the following systems: skeletal system including muscles, ligaments and joints; cardiovascular system; respiratory system; digestive system; urogenital system; endocrine system; nervous system; sensory organs; blood and haematopoietic system; lymphatic system; embryonic and foetal development
Final examfinal exam: written (online supported exam)
Lector: Dr. med.univ. Asha Leisser
Definitions, etiology, pathogenesis; pathologies and their clinical appearance of: Skeletal system incl. muscles, ligaments, joints, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, digestive system, urogenital system (incl. reproductive organs); endocrine system; nervous system; hospital hygiene, environmental hygiene, disinfection/sterilization, basic terms and tasks of infection hygiene
Lector: Mag.pharm. Dr. Gunar Stemer, aHPh
Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, effect and side effects, dosage, application, shelf life, storage and disposal of professionally relevant drug groups: Analgesics, hypnotics, narcotics, cardiovascular drugs, anticoagulants, drugs affecting the endocrine system Contrast agents: areas of application and classification, contrast agent side effects and measures, significance of flow, quantity, concentration of the contrast agents applied, indications, contraindications
Final examfinal exam (written, online supported exam)
Lector: Wilhelm Gloss, MSc
The basic technical and physical principles of single layer, dual layer, multi layer and photon counting technologies Different types of radiographic detectors Technical characteristics and value ranges of digital detectors Radiographic characteristics of detector materials
Final examLV final exam: written (online supported exam)
Lector: A.o. Univ. Prof. DI Dr. Peter Homolka
Fundamentals of atomic and nuclear physics, radioactivity, properties and origin of radiation, interaction processes of ionizing radiation with matter (including attenuation and scattering), dose, terms, definitions, units, radiation detection (dosimetry), application of radiation in diagnostics and therapy
Lector: Christoph Kamp, BSc, Dr. phil. Dr. med. Günther Schenz, Sabine Spasic
Technical terminology, definitions of terms, projections and spatial directions, geometric laws of X-ray image generation.Patient information on the procedure and execution of examinations.Positioning aids, radiation protection agents and their application.Procedure and execution (preparation, positioning of the patient, positioning of the central beam) of standard radiological examinations including contrast agent applications, taking into account indication and contraindication as well as patient condition.Analysis of the images on the basis of examples, evaluation with regard to qualitative guidelines and anatomy, recognition of positioning and imaging technique errors as well as their correction.Professional treatment of sick or injured patients.Application of personal and patient related hygiene measures.Safe and ergonomic working with regard to self-protection and the protection of others.Correct application of structural, technical, patient and personnel-related radiation protection measures.Assistance in emergency measures such as blood pressure measurements and the preparation of medication and infusions in the event of contrast agent incidents or circulatory breakdowns.Preparation and follow-up of X-ray contrast agent examinations.
Continuous assessmentFinal Exam (written final examination, partial performance examinations)
VO (Lecture, Demonstrations);UE Activating Form (guided exercises, group work, role play, case studies/case analyses)
Lector: Christoph Kamp, BSc, Sabine Spasic
Principle of X-ray beam generation.Components of an X-ray system, their functional principle and professional technical operation.Principle of the function of grids, digital storage media (storage plates and solid-state detectors).Exposure parameters, in particular energy and dose of X-rays, reduction of scattered radiation, and their effects on radiological imaging.
Continuous assessmentLV final examination (written or oral final examination, partial performance tests)
lecture, demonstrationActivating Form (guided exercises, group work, role play, case studies/case analyses)
Lector: Josef Fuchs
Legal provisions (legal basis - MedStrSchV, BGBl II No. 409/2004 - Annex 1 and 2), standards and standard structure, acceptance test, constancy test and practical implementation (exercises in groups) on equipment and devices.Generation of "faulty" X-ray images for defect detection and defect classification.Recognition of faulty parameters in the recording and findings situation.
Continuous assessmentImmanent examination and LV final examination (oral/practical)
Activating form (practical exercises with guided exercises, group work, explorative learning, case studies/case analyses
Lector: Mag. Dr. Natascha Miljkovic, FH-Prof. Mag. Gerold Unterhumer
Types of scientific literature and clinical studies; assessment of clinical studies (especially QUADAS guideline); formulation of research questions (especially PICOT format) and hypotheses; research methods at a glance; EBM and EBR; Journal Club; reading techniques
Activating method (group work, presentations, guided exercises)
Lector: Sabine Spasic
Preparation, performance of the examinations Evaluation of the results with regard to qualitative guidelines in conventional radiology
Final examWritten documentation (protocol)
placement: patient-oriented, practical implementation of theoretical teaching content
Lector: Christopher Deutsch, BSc MA, Dr. Sabine Simon, Dr. Robert Steinbach
Case discussions and case demonstration from a medical perspective based on selected routine examinations
Final examPart 3 of Module examination (Moodle)
Lector: Christopher Deutsch, BSc MA
Physical-technical basics, functional principle, technical components, radiation protection CT, image calculation, image representation, image quality and optimisation possibilities, artefacts, quality assurance
Final examModule exam
Presentational form (lecture, demonstration)
Lector: Christopher Deutsch, BSc MA, Klemens Messner, BSc MSc
Image processing and image analysis, 2D, 3D
Integrative form (guided exercises, case studies)
Important indications and contraindications, preparation, performance, evaluation and documentation, aftercare, standard protocols for computer tomographic examinations and interventions of selected organ areas, selected special procedures and areas of application, according to the current state of the art and international standards;
VO (lecture), UE Activating Form (group work, guided exercises)
Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Georg Dobrozemsky, MSc
Process of image formation; effects of X-rays in radiological imaging; technology of radiological imaging systems for Exposure; image quality and image quality criteria, resolution, contrast; causes of reduced image quality; minimization of radiation exposure and scattered radiation and blur
Final examLecture final testWritten exam
Presenting (lecture) and activating form (guided exercises)
Lector: FH-Prof. DI (FH) Godoberto Guevara Rojas, PhD
Terms and technical concepts, (image formats, image compression); greyscale histogram, greyscale profile; linear and non-linear greyscale corrections; types of filters; arithmetic image operations, morphological operations; frequency space; segmentation of images
Final examLecture final testOral exam
Presenting (lecture, demonstration) and activating form (guided exercises)
Lector: Dr. Lothar Ponhold, Dr. Christian Widmann
Body slices of the following organ systems and comparison with various imaging techniques: skeletal system including muscles, ligaments, joints; cardiovascular system; respiratory system; digestive system; urogenital system (including genital organs); endocrine system; nervous system; sensory organs; blood and blood-forming system; lymphatic system.Clinical pictures in various modalities (X-ray, CT, MRT, sonography, nuclear medicine (especially SPECT and PET), by means of case presentations (educational film collection) with regard to morphology (especially differentiation, distribution and dissemination patterns, infiltration) and functional presentation.
Reflection and exchange of experience within the scope of the professional internship through written and oral exchange Presentation, discussion and development of a relevant situation from the internship Possibility to eliminate ambiguities regarding adjustment techniques, recording techniques, radiation protection, dealing with stressful situations, cooperation in a team, appropriate interaction with patients, as well as with vocational colleges and other professional groups while observing ethical principles and taking into account different cultural orientations
Continuous assessmentLV-immanent examination character: oral or written (presentation/ discussion of a case study)
Activating form (impulse presentation, guided exercises)
Lector: Christina Bitai, RT Gabriele Frey, Dr. Herbert Huscsava, Sabine Spasic
The student is familiar with the particularities of radiological imaging in orthopaedics, paediatrics, geriatrics, traumatology and intensive care medicine.The student knows alternative positioning and adjustment techniques for patients in various individual conditions (polytrauma, anaesthesia, intensive care...).The student knows the standards in breast diagnostics, the positioning technique in mammography, the procedure and requirements for breast screening, methods of interventional breast diagnostics, quality assurance measures in breast diagnostics.
Continuous assessmentwritten and practical partial final exams
Presenting (lecture, demonstration) and training class: practical exercises (guided exercises, group work, role play, case studies/analyses)
Lector: Dr. Michael Figl, A.o. Univ. Prof. DI Dr. Peter Homolka, Dipl.-Ing. Elisabeth Salomon
Radiation sources; dosimetry and dose variables relevant to radiation protection and specific applications; guide values, limit values; radiation protection basics and basic principles; measuring devices; control of personal dose;Laws, ordinances, standards and guidelines in radiation protection;Exercises in small groups: Handling of devices for the determination of personal and local dose, calculation of internal patient doses, use of test sources;
VO (lecture), UE Activating Method (practical exercises)
Lector: A.o. Univ. Prof. DI Dr. Peter Homolka, Dipl.-Ing. Elisabeth Salomon
Radiation protection-relevant aspects of X-ray equipment for diagnostics; enclosed radioactive substances in diagnostics; radiation exposure of personnel and other persons, in particular patients, during the various examination procedures; determination of radiation exposure of personnel and patients; protective measures during diagnostic applications; protection of patients Quality assurance measures; exercises in small groups: protective measures during operation of X-ray equipment in X-ray diagnostics and interventional radiology; determination of dose in X-ray diagnostics; correct application of dose concepts; reference values
Lector: Dr. Petra Feurstein
Radiobiological chain of effects, influence of ionizing radiation on cells, radiation sensitivity, cell cycle, repair mechanism, dose-response relationships, linear-square model, LET and RBE, hadrons, acute and late effects after radiation exposure
Clinical research; empirical research methods and their applications; empiricism in health sciences: Hypothesis testing methods; Hypothesis generating methods; Concept/disposition creation; Ethics proposal
Continuous assessmentImmanent (UE) and LV final examination
Presenting and activating form VO (lecture), UE (guided exercises)
Preparation and execution of examinations, evaluation and analysis of the results with regard to qualitative guidelines in computed tomography
Continuous assessmentWritten documentation (protocol)
Preparation and performance of examinations, evaluation and analysis of the results with regard to qualitative guidelines in magnetic resonance imaging
Continuous assessmentWritten documentation (training protocol)
Clinical case discussions and case demonstrations from a medical point of view based on selected routine and special examinations
Final examPartial performance: final examination: written (online supported examination) (module examination)
Technical terms; physical basics of image formation and technical image processing; technical components (design, coil technology, additive technical accessories, ...), image data, image processing and post processing; sequences; hazard and safety aspects, quality assurance
Final examModule examPartial performance: written examination (online supported examination)
Image analysis and image evaluation based on selected image examples in groups; postprocessing procedures (MPR, MIP, ROI, evaluations, etc.), parameter changes and their effects on image quality, image analysis (contrasts, parameters, artefacts, case studies, ...)
Activating form (guided exercises, case studies)
Indications and contraindications; safety aspects; patient-centered care; planning of examination protocols, execution, evaluation, post-processing and documentation according to the current state of the art and science; indication-related sequence and parameter selection and their optimization possibilities; contrast agent application; hygiene; quality assurance; classification of anatomical and pathological structures on the sectional image; clinical image examples
VO (Lecture, Demonstration) Activating form: (guided exercises, group work)
Nuclear medical terminology; area of responsibility of radiological technologists in nuclear medicine; the organisation, structure and organisation of a nuclear medical institute; nuclear physics basics Properties of radiopharmaceuticals; production of radionuclides and biotracers; chemical basics of labelling and preparation; simple laboratory techniques; handling of open radioactive substances (rules of conduct, protection and decontamination measures) incl. Storage and disposal Radiopharmaceutical quality control; approval procedure Exercises on simple laboratory techniques, labelling and preparation of radionuclides in groups
Continuous assessmentImmanent and LV final exam: Written (online supported exam)
Presenting VO (lecture) and activating form (guided exercises)
Facilities for handling open radioactive materials; radiation exposure of physicians and other persons, in particular patients, during the various examination or treatment procedures; determination of radiation exposure; protective measures when working with open radioactive materials; contamination and decontamination measures; collection, temporary storage and disposal of radioactive waste; radiation accidents caused by external contamination or incorporation; first aid; whole-body measurements and excretion analyses; protection of patients; quality assurance measures; exercises in small groups of at least 4 hours: Protective measures when handling open radioactive materials, detection of contamination, decontamination, quality control, calculation of attenuation coefficients of different shielding materials, determination of the energy spectrum of unknown radionuclides, checking of radiation measuring devices for functionality and suitable areas of application
Final examWritten exam (online supported exam)
VO (lecture) , UE Activating Method (guided exercises)
Reflection on the practical work involved in implementing theoretical teaching/learning content, dealing with stressful situations, informative conversations, feedback, cooperation in teams, appropriate interaction with patients as well as colleagues and other professional groups, taking into account ethical principles and different cultural orientations, presentation and discussion of a case study from professional practice.
Continuous assessmentimmanent examination character: oral or written (presentation/ discussion of a case study)
activating (impulse presentation, guided exercises)
Reflection on the practical work involved in implementing theoretical teaching/learning content, dealing with stressful situations, informative conversations, appropriate interaction with patients, as well as with vocational colleagues and other professional groups while observing ethical principles and taking into account different cultural orientations, feedback, cooperation in teams, presentation and discussion of a case study from professional practice.
- Radiotherapeutically relevant dose terms and units- Spatial radiation dose distributions- Physical and technical basics of tele- and brachytherapy equipment, as well as ion- and proton therapy, and auxiliary equipment- Software architecture of radiation treatment planning systems- Physical-technical sources of error in the treatment process of therapeutic radiation units and all ancillary facilities including quality assurance.
Final examFinal written exam
Presenting teaching/learning method (lecture)
- General oncology, tumour epidemiology, cancer prevention, screening, early detection.- Pathology of malignant tumours and other neoplasms, the clinical appearance of neoplastic diseases, the diagnostic procedures as well as the classification, stage classification and prognostic factors of malignant diseases.- Principles of cancer treatment taking into account surgical treatment, radiation treatment, chemotherapy, endocrine therapy and other forms of treatment.- Treatment goal and choice of therapy modality (modalities) and accompanying treatment measures, taking into account quality of life and terminal care and aftercare of patients.- Optimal radiotherapy in relation to the type of disease and localisation.
Presentational form (Lecture)
Analysis of the images and technical evaluation with regard to the qualitative guidelines as well as application of post-processing possibilities and image evaluation in 2D and 3D; vascular anatomy, pathology.Cardiovascular diseases including associated pathologies, basics of cardiopulmonary functional diagnostics, clinical manifestations, case demonstrations from a medical point of view, indications and contraindications of interventional radiology and cardiology.
Final examfinal exam: written (online, supported exam)
VO (lecture), Activating (guided exercises, group work)
Basic knowledge of hygiene, angiographic materials and interventions; design, function and handling of special materials such as puncture and sluice systems, vascular catheters, guiding catheters, dilatation catheters, stents, coils and much more - according to the current state of knowledge in the field.Sterile work and sterile assistance in invasive diagnostic and interventional procedures, including skin preparation for procedures, handling of instruments and materials.
Final examFinal examination (practical)
activating form (group work, role play, guided exercises, blended learning)
Typical anatomical, physiological and pathological criteria in the cardiovascular field, patient information and care, preparation, positioning, contrast agent application, performance, complications, documentation, aftercare, interdisciplinarity in cardiological angiographies and interventions, significance of evaluation and documentation of electrophysiological and hemodynamic parameters, radiation protection applied.
Final examfinal examination, Written examination (online supported test)
Presenting form (lecture, demonstration video)
Applied research methods in radiology technology, especially-Biostatistical basics: Feature classification, location measures, dispersion measures, shape measures, graphical representations, description of a relationship;-Basics of probability theory;-Performance of a test,-Data evaluation and statistical analysis by means of software (e.g. SPSS)
Activating form (guided exercises with evaluation software)
networks; patient data and image transfer; transfer protocols, compression and encryption techniques, radiological-technologicalWorkflow and reporting process, applied data protection, possibilities, challenges and limitations of teleradiological applications (including process optimization); teleradiological workflow based on selected case studies in clinical routine
Activating form (teamwork, guided exercises)
Terms and definitions; legal guidelines and organisational measures of organisational and information systems in medicine (especially HIS, RIS, NIS) and its structure, setup and requirements; archiving (PACS);Technical standards: NEMA, DICOM (in particular DICOM header and DICOM conformance statement), IHE structure of PACS, image categorization ; Structure and design of databases, electronic image distribution, data protection and data security
Indications and contraindications; presentation and discussion of selected case studies from clinical practice;t examinations and treatments in comparison to alternative imaging and functional methods; diagnoses in nuclear medicine; plausibility check of acquired examination data (incl. pitfalls); evaluation options for image data sets.
Design, function and properties of the measuring equipment; quality control of the measuring equipment; image data management in nuclear medicine.General principles of nuclear physics for radiology technologists in nuclear medicine.
Final examLV final exam in writing
Activating form ILV, VO (lecture), UE (guided exercises)
Nuclear medical terminologies; indications, physiology and pathophysiology; patient care; examination parameters and results; guidelines and standards (especially of the ÖGN and DGN, EANM and IAEA); image examples from clinical routine from a radiology technology perspective
Final examLV final examination (written)
- Description and terminology in brachytherapy- Instrumentation and basics of instrument technology- Physical characteristics of radionuclides for brachytherapy- Requirements, characteristics and possibilities of an individual patient positioning.- Acquisition, processing and analysis of image data relevant for brachytherapy treatment planning- Preparation with corresponding evaluation, as well as optimization and documentation of brachytherapy treatment plans according to international standards- Irradiation preparation in the bunker (treatment room) and the control room
Continuous assessmentCourse-immanent exam character (written, online supported exam)
VO (lecture), UE (guided exercises)
- Establishment of a radiation therapy facility and the tasks of the radiographers.- Sequences of various processes for the implementation of teletherapy treatments, as well as documentation- Use of suitable positioning and fixation aids- Operation of irradiation and image-guided verification equipmentPsychosocial aspects and information sessions
Continuous assessmentCourse-immanent exam character
Activating teaching/learning methods; (keynote lecture, guided exercises using 3D simulation, group work)
- X-ray equipment for therapy;- Other radiation equipment for therapy;- Enclosed radioactive substances;- Calibration of radiation sources;- Radiation exposure of doctors and other persons, especially patients, during the various treatment procedures;- Determination of radiation exposure;- Protection of patients during therapy procedures;- Quality assurance measures; Exercises in small groups of at least 4 hours:Protective measures during operation of X-ray equipment and other radiation equipment for therapy as well as during handling of enclosed radioactive substances, testing of enclosed radioactive substances for leaks, quality control, risk and error assessment in treatment procedures
VO (lecture) Activating Methods (guided exercises)
- Requirements, characteristics and possibilities of an individual patient positioning.- Creation and further processing of image data relevant for irradiation planning.- Radioonocological definitions and examples of Organs at Risks and Planning Target Volumes as well as possibilities to contour them.- Use of various irradiation techniques, irradiation parameters and types of radiation to create an individual irradiation plan according to international standards.Optimization and analysis of irradiation plans with regard to dose distribution in teletherapeutic treatments.
training in small groups under the guidance of the lecturer- selected studies/interventions of defined organ areas- Standard documentation Abdomen according to ÖGUM- FAST protocol,- Doppler and duplex sonography- Standard documentation EchocardiographyMusculoskeletal Sonography
Final examModule examPartial Performance lecture final exam, at least 20 examinations each in the organ areas of the abdomen, small parts, vessels and heart
activating: *) method of guided exercises, problem-based learning, guided self-study, group work *) Blended Learning: Interlocking presence and online learning
Physical Basics of Sonography, Technical Components, CEUS Basics and Application Fields
Final examModule examPartial Performance lecture final exam: written (online supported exam)
Presenting (lecture, demonstration, video), activating (blended learning: interlocking of presence and online learning)
- CEUS Use of Contrast Media in Sonography - Basics and Fields of Application- Indications/Standard sections/Image analysis- Casuistry according to current standards/current state of the art- training in small groups under the guidance of the lecturer.- Selected studies/interventions of defined organ areas- Standard documentation Abdomen according to ÖGUM- FAST protocol, Doppler Sonography- Standard documentation Echocardiography- Musculoskeletal Sonography
Final examModule examPartial Performance lecture final exam: immanent + written (online supported exam)
Presenting and Activating Form (VO 60%, UE 40%)Performers (lecture, demonstration, video), activators (working methods, guided exercises, blended learning: interlocking of presence and online learning)
Preparation of a concept for the bachelor thesis in connection with the chosen department (of the professional internship according to FH-MTD-AV Annex 9, 12; special clinical area, information and communication technology in medicine, multi-professional area) Formulation of research questions and hypotheses; overview of research methods; research; literature search;
Activating form (presentation, feedback)
Preparation and performance of examinations, evaluation and analysis of the results with regard to qualitative guidelines in angiography, interventional radiology and cardiological angiography
Preparation and performance of examinations, evaluation and analysis of the results with regard to qualitative guidelines in nuclear medicine
- Preparation, execution and documentation of treatment planning and irradiationEvaluation and analysis of radiotherapy results with regard to qualitative guidelines in radiotherapy.
Placement: patient-oriented, practical implementation of theoretical teaching content
Forms of organization in the health care system, basics of team development; group dynamics, leadership styles and hierarchies. Motivation systems, process management in health care
VO (lecture) UE Activating form (guided exercises, individual and group work)
Basic concepts of project management, project definition, project types, projects in the health sector, project management processes, tasks, measures, methods in project management, project environment analysis, project assignment, delimitation and context analysis, result planning and WBS, milestone and bar chart, personnel management and teamwork, interculturality, resource plan and cost plan, project roles and responsibility matrix, project final report, agile organizations in health care
Continuous assessmentImmanent and LV final exam (case study with multiple choice test)
VO (lecture) UE Activating form (guided exercises)
historical development, legal basis, basic principles and dimensions of quality, quality feature, indicator, standard, risk and safety management,certification and evaluation procedures, principles and basic principles of health promotion, approaches to health promotion, causes of environmental damage, environmental pollution and resource depletion, objectives and principles of environmental policy
Final examLV-concluding examination (written/seminar work)
VO (lecture) UE Activating form (group work, guided exercises)
Reflection on the practical work involved in implementing theoretical teaching/learning content, dealing with stressful situations, feedback, cooperation in teams, appropriate interaction with patients, as well as colleagues and other professional groups, while observing ethical principles and taking into account different cultural orientations
UE activating teaching/learning methods (keynote lecture, guided exercises)
Reflection on practical work; connection between practice and theory; team dynamics; interdisciplinary context, appropriate interaction with patients, as well as professional colleagues and other professional groups, while respecting ethical principles and taking into account different cultural orientations
Continuous assessmentLV-immanent examination character (presentation/ discussion of a case study)
UE activating teaching/learning methods: oral or written (impulse presentation, guided exercises
- Reflection of practical activities in the implementation of theoretical teaching/learning contents, feedback- Dealing with stressful situations- Team workAppropriate interaction with patients, as well as with colleagues and other professional groups, taking into account ethical principles and different cultural orientations
Continuous assessmentCourse-immanent exam character: oral or written (presentation/ discussion of a case study)
activating teaching/learning methods (impulse presentation, guided exercises, role play)
Radiology technology workflow (especially optimization of examination methods), in the field of sectional imaging; development of new contrast agents; current technical developments; special fields of application of radiology technologists in sectional imaging (e.g. 3D navigation and virtual surgery), in technical applications and in research & development, in industry, archaeology and art.
Final examLV final examination (written - Bachelor thesis)
Activating form (presentation, discussion)
Preparation and implementation of the studies or a project, evaluation and analysis of the results in an optional area of the professional internship. Reflection of the practical activity in the implementation of theoretical teaching/learning contents, dealing with stressful situations, feedback, cooperation in teams, appropriate interaction with patients, as well as with vocational colleges and other professional groups, while respecting ethical principles and taking into account different cultural orientations
placement: practical implementation of theoretical teaching content
Job description and professional profile of radiology technology, ethical issues and aspects specific to the profession; role models of the profession; the profession in international comparison; professional representations and associations (national and international); professional and health policy developments, further education and training obligations, freelance work; medical ethical issues; ethics committee; registration
Continuous assessmentImmanent (active participation: individual and group exercises )/ successful participation
Activating form: guided exercises: Individual and group work
Basic concepts; overview of the Austrian and European legal system; laws relevant to the profession; civil law aspects for health professions; criminal law aspects for health professions; (health) profession-relevant aspects of labour and social security law, duty of documentation, duty of confidentiality, patient safety, patient advocacy, data protection, register of health professions, adult protection law, primary care
Continuous assessmentLV final examination (written)
Projection radiography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, sonography, angiography, radiooncology, nuclear medicine, digital image processing, related fields
Continuous assessmentImmanent testing (creation of a product according to defined criteria)
Presentational form (lecture, keynote speech)
Continuous assessmentImmanent (creation of a product according to defined criteria)
Legal basics of first aid, danger areas, rescue chain, , crisis intervention, emergency management in hospitals, crew ressource managementdisaster control, ethics in the context of resuscitation, life-threatening situations, immediate measures, emergency medicationsimulation training, Basic-Life-Support (BLS)
Basic concepts, relationship between economy and health, financing models, planning of health care services; development of services and costs in the health care system; instruments of health economics; overview of health care systems, Austrian health care system, freelance work
Semester datesWinter semester: calender week 35-4Summer semester: calender week 7-28
Number of teaching weeks18 per semester, including 36 weeks of work experience
TimesMon. to Fri. 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (general time frame)
Language of instructionGerman
Radiographers independently perform examinations according to doctor's orders. At the intersection of human, medicine and technology, you will examine and treat patients with the help of radiological diagnostics, radiotherapy and nuclear medicine. On large medical equipment, you are responsible for ensuring examinations are carried out in a timely manner and in good quality and for post-processing the digital data. The large equipment includes computer tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), as well as positron emission tomography (PET). As a radiation safety expert, you are competent in ensuring the protection of patients and personnel from ionizing radiation. You work in hospitals or X-ray institutes as well as in the medical technology industry. There you train employees in the use of large equipment, advise on the implementation of teleradiology systems and imageless (digital) X-ray systems, and cooperate in the development of medical devices. With this degree you will be qualified to practice the profession of radiographer. The MTD Act is the basis for this degree program.
Equivalence is determined by international agreements, validation or in individual cases a decision by the head of the academic section.
Information and institutes that offer courses to prepare for the university entrance qualification examination can be found on the portal Erwachsenenbildung.at of the Federal Ministry for Education and Women.
After being accepted, you must provide the following proof of your suitability:
In the winter semester are 55 and in the summer semester 55 places available in the bachelor's degree program in Radiological Technology each year. The ratio of places to applicants is currently around 1:4.
To apply you will need the following documents:
Please bring the original documents with you to the computer test.
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 consists of a computer-based test, a written questionnaire and an interview with the selection committee.
T: +43 1 606 68 77-4801 firstname.lastname@example.org
Radiographer, Academic Staff
Radiological Technologist, Academic Staff