Health Assisting Engineering

 

Health Assisting Engineering

Master, part-time

Overview

The goal of this Master's degree program is to maintain or improve the independence and quality of life of people with the aid of technical products, applications and services. Technology, health, therapy, clinical work and research interact in the transfer of basic know-how available in occupational therapy to robotics, or when deploying technical systems to analyze and support sequences of movement. You will develop products, aids, games or systems to assist in enabling ill and disadvantaged people to actively participate in everyday life.

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Secretary's office

Robert Priewasser, BA BA MA
Favoritenstraße 226, D.1.21
1100 Wien
T: +43 1 606 68 77-4380
F: +43 1 606 68 77-4389
hae@fh-campuswien.ac.at

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Duration of course
4 Semester
Final degree
Master of Science in Natural Sciences (MSc)
23Study places
120ECTS
Organisational form
part-time

Application period for academic year 2020/21

10th September 2019 to 14th June 2020

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 already qualified as a technician or health professional. You are fascinated by the opportunity of deploying technology not only to be useful to people but also to provide valuable support and relief. You can see many fields of application in the healthcare sector. Here, you are looking for a Master's degree program which ideally combines both - Technology and Health Assisting Engineering - and advances you professionally. All you still need as a technician is background knowledge in medicine and health and all you need as a health professional is background knowledge of the technology involved. You enjoy communicating with and analyzing the needs of patients. The prospect of innovating from both points of view - as a developer and as a user - is one driving force behind your choice of degree program.

What we offer you

At FH Campus Wien we draw on the knowledge incorporated in more than 60 of our programs to compile innovative degree programs spanning the intersections between disciplines. The concept of Health Assisting Engineering is that of an interdisciplinary Master's degree program. The program merges the two growth areas of Technology and of Health and will continue to develop this interface. Our know-how is in demand already: Our Master's degree program boasts contracts from and collaborations with organizations such as the Austrian Institute of Technology, the Ovos Media GmbH and the Danish Invencon, all of whom are specifically looking for people knowledgeable in this interdisciplinary field. We also cooperate with the Technical and the Medical Universities of Vienna. Interdisciplinary projects are part of our university's research strategy. This offers you the opportunity of participating in interdisciplinary projects. You thereby contribute to the active dialog in the Scientific Community. You are in a position in practice to build on your acquired and scientifically verified know-how. Practical relevance is also guaranteed through our Campus Lecture evenings which are open to all and offer contributions by prominent experts.

What makes this degree program special

Combining know-how in the fields of technology and health is increasingly important in the professional field. Training and further education programs, however, still do not satisfy the actual demand for experts by far. This has occasioned us at FH Campus Wien to combine the disciplines in our institution in a unique way. Researchers, teaching staff and practitioners from several fields of technology and health have jointly structured a new type of Master's degree program. External research facilities, companies, professional associations and patient representatives contributed valuable input to develop a curriculum that is based on needs and state-of-the-art.

The Master's degree program includes current topics such as international trends and visions such as "Smart homes" and "Ambient assisted living". You will create benchmarks for future developments and applications. We are, for instance, working with Ovos Media on a Serious Game for the elderly, which will be used for the prevention and therapy of dementia: "Lebensnetz" is an Android computer game played on a tablet, the theme being the story of the life of the elderly. The game serves to rehash the story of your life. What is special here is that you as a technician or health expert, maybe as an occupational therapist, physiotherapist or health worker and nurse will, jointly with others, develop optimal solutions during your training.


What you will learn in the degree program

  • As a qualified first semester technician or health professional, you will be catching up on the basics of the other disciplines: IT, Physics and Electronics or Health and Illness, including Anatomy, Physiology and Hygiene as well as the science of Movement and Action. Both groups support each other here.
  • The focus from the first to the last semester remains on modules with "integrative competency", i.e. comprising topics with components of both technology and health. These include "Quality of life and diversity", "Paradigms of rehabilitation", "Qualitative demand assessment and methods", "Applied science of movement", "Evidence based practice" and "Device concepts".
  • In the third semester, you will choose an elective subject in the areas of Health or Technology. Depending on your choice, you will focus on the science of Action or Movement and on models of health and care or conditions in clinical practice, or on digital signal processing, real-time operating systems, modeling and simulation. You will furthermore participate in an interdisciplinary project, in practical excursions and applied research and development projects.

Studienplan

Lecture SWS ECTS
Angewandte Mathematik ILV

Angewandte Mathematik ILV

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German

1.5 3
Wissensmanagement ILV

Wissensmanagement ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2
Assistierende Technologien VO

Assistierende Technologien VO

0.5 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

0.5 1
Barrierefreiheit und Diversity ILV

Barrierefreiheit und Diversity ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2
Einführung in Health Assisting Engineering VO

Einführung in Health Assisting Engineering VO

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2
Epidemiologie VO

Epidemiologie VO

0.5 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

0.5 1
Modelle, Konzepte und Klassifikationen im Gesundheitswesen ILV

Modelle, Konzepte und Klassifikationen im Gesundheitswesen ILV

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German

1.5 3

Specialization Development and Innovation

Lecture SWS ECTS
Allgemeine Pathologie und Hygiene VO

Allgemeine Pathologie und Hygiene VO

0.5 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

0.5 1
Analyse der Handlungsfähigkeit von Menschen ILV

Analyse der Handlungsfähigkeit von Menschen ILV

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German

1.5 3
Anatomie in vivo ILV

Anatomie in vivo ILV

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Anatomie und Physiologie ILV

Anatomie und Physiologie ILV

2.5 SWS
5 ECTS

Language

German

2.5 5
Ausgewählte Krankheitsbilder ILV

Ausgewählte Krankheitsbilder ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2
Bewegungslehre und Biomechanik ILV

Bewegungslehre und Biomechanik ILV

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Language

German

2 4

Specialization Implementation and Application

Lecture SWS ECTS
Einführung in die Informatik ILV

Einführung in die Informatik ILV

2.5 SWS
5 ECTS

Language

German

2.5 5
Elektronische Bauelemente und Digitaltechnik ILV

Elektronische Bauelemente und Digitaltechnik ILV

2.5 SWS
5 ECTS

Language

German

2.5 5
Kommunikationssysteme und Datensicherheit ILV

Kommunikationssysteme und Datensicherheit ILV

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German

1.5 3
Sensoren und Aktoren ILV

Sensoren und Aktoren ILV

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German

1.5 3

Lecture SWS ECTS
Assessments SE

Assessments SE

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2
Clinical Research SE

Clinical Research SE

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German-English

1 2
Ethik in der Forschung ILV

Ethik in der Forschung ILV

0.5 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

English

0.5 1
Exkursion SE

Exkursion SE

1.5 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1.5 2
Exposé SE

Exposé SE

0.5 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

0.5 1
Funktionelle Anatomie und Biomechanik SE

Funktionelle Anatomie und Biomechanik SE

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2
Ideen und Innovationen ILV

Ideen und Innovationen ILV

1.5 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1.5 2
Konzeption von medizinisch-technischen Geräten ILV

Konzeption von medizinisch-technischen Geräten ILV

1 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German

1 3
Mikrocontroller Anwendungen ILV

Mikrocontroller Anwendungen ILV

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German

1.5 3
Qualitative Methoden der Bedarfsermittlung und Evaluation ILV

Qualitative Methoden der Bedarfsermittlung und Evaluation ILV

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Language

German

2 4
Quantitative Methoden ILV

Quantitative Methoden ILV

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German

1.5 3
Requirements Engineering ILV

Requirements Engineering ILV

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German

1.5 3
User Experience Design ILV

User Experience Design ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2

Lecture SWS ECTS
Evidence based practice SE

Evidence based practice SE

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2
Grundlagen der Technikfolgenabschätzung ILV

Grundlagen der Technikfolgenabschätzung ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2
Grundlagen des Innovations-, Technologie- und Produktmanagements ILV

Grundlagen des Innovations-, Technologie- und Produktmanagements ILV

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Language

German

2 4
Produktrealisierung SE

Produktrealisierung SE

1 SWS
6 ECTS

Language

German

1 6
Spezifische Rechtsgrundlagen ILV

Spezifische Rechtsgrundlagen ILV

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Language

German

2 4
Wissenschaftliches Projektmanagement und Förderwesen ILV

Wissenschaftliches Projektmanagement und Förderwesen ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2

Wahlpflichtmodule (10 ECTS nach Wahl*)

Lecture SWS ECTS
Bewegungswissenschaften – Wahlpflichtmodul MODUL 2.5 5
Fachspezifische Vertiefungen - Wahlpflichtmodul MODUL 2.5 5
Handlungswissenschaften – Wahlpflichtmodul MODUL 2.5 5
Mobile App Development - Wahlpflichtmodul MODUL 3.5 7
Modellbildung und Simulation – Wahlpflichtmodul MODUL 3.5 7
Prothetik und internationale Versorgungsmodelle – Wahlpflichtmodul MODUL 2 4

Lecture SWS ECTS
Ausgewählte Beratungstechniken und -methoden ILV

Ausgewählte Beratungstechniken und -methoden ILV

1.5 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1.5 2
Ausgewählte Gesprächssettings UE

Ausgewählte Gesprächssettings UE

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

2 2
e-counseling ILV

e-counseling ILV

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German

1.5 3
Masterprüfung AP

Masterprüfung AP

0 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

0 1
Masterthesis MT

Masterthesis MT

0 SWS
20 ECTS

Language

German

0 20
Seminar zur Masterthesis SE

Seminar zur Masterthesis SE

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2

Number of teaching weeks
5 per semester; six to seven blocks per term, each whole-time from Wednesday to Saturday

Language of instruction
German


How you benefit

This degree program will, as one of few trained experts, position you at the intersection of technology and health. You will support people in their daily life with the aid of technology-assisted diagnosis and therapy systems. You will also learn to apply systems to structure environments to enable disadvantaged people such as the elderly or people with dementia to remain active in their personal environment and also in public. Knowledge of Information Technology and Electronics combined with knowledge on Health Assisting Engineering leads to results oriented exclusively towards the needs of the user. Based on this special focus, the Master's degree program opens up numerous career opportunities such as product developer or manager, consultant, trainer, degree program compiler or coordinator, project manager or scientist, advanced clinical practitioner or hardware/software developer.

  • Manufacture of equipment in the fields of bio-engineering, sports, games and therapy
  • Communication technology (voice and data communication)
  • Manufacture of equipment for provision of aid and care
  • Research & Development/Therapy and Diagnostics: in companies, research institutes and universities
  • Centers for people with disabilities or for rehabilitation and geriatric care
  • Institutions for the promotion of sport and exercise
  • Departments for AAL Ambient Assisted Living and Initiative Systems (cognitive support/development)
  • Support associations e.g. for residential communities for the support of people in need of care or for the elderly

Admission

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor in Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Information Technology and Telecommunication or Electronics from a national or international university of applied sciences or a university or equivalent qualification
  • Education (Bachelor/Diploma in acc. with the Austrian MTD-Gesetz [Medical Technical Services Act] or equivalent) as an occupational therapist or physiotherapist
  • Bachelor in Health Care and Nursing from a national or internationally recognized university of applied sciences or university
  • Diploma in advanced Health Care and Nursing services, including higher education entrance qualification and verified special achievements (further/special education) after individual tests. You may need to write auxiliary tests.
  • Regulation for the admission of third country citizens
  • Information for applicants with non-Austrian (school) certificates

Application

To apply you will require the following documents:

  • Birth certificate
  • Proof of citizenship
  • Bachelor's degree or diploma certificate / Diploma / Higher education entrance qualification/ other certificates / equivalent certificate from abroad
  • a CV in table form
  • Letter of motivation
  • Publication list
  • Two photos if required

Please note
It is not possible to save incomplete online applications. Your application must be completed 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 e-mail, mail or in person by no later than the start of the degree program.

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

The selection process

The selection process includes a Single Choice Test (approx. 15 minutes). The selection process takes place annually in May and June. The secretary's office will notify you of the exact date. Alternative dates for the selection procedure are possible only by individual agreement via e-mail.

  • Aim
    The aim is to ensure places are offered to those persons who complete the selection process with the best results. The tests are designed to assess the skills needed for an applicant's chosen degree program.
  • 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. The process as a whole and all test and assessment results from the selection process are documented in a verifiable manner and archived.

Getting started

Bridging Courses

First semester students in technical or structural engineering degree programs have the opportunity of attending special refresher and preparatory courses pertinent to their degree program in subjects such as mathematics, physics, English, electronics, C programming etc. This will facilitate entry into the FH degree program and ensure your success in important degree program subjects.

Dates and registration

Buddy network

Experience shows that many questions arise during the application phase and the start of the degree program. We therefore propose that interested persons and applicants should network with higher semester students in the same degree program as theirs. Personal and individual contact with your buddy should facilitate your entry into the degree program.

To the Buddy network


Contact

Secretary's office

Robert Priewasser, BA BA MA
Favoritenstraße 226, D.1.21
1100 Wien
T: +43 1 606 68 77-4380
F: +43 1 606 68 77-4389
hae@fh-campuswien.ac.at

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