Occupational Therapy

Course titleSWSECTSTYPE

Communication and Ethics 1

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code ETHB1KE1RC
Type RC
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 2.5
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Foundations of communication: differentiation of factual level and emotional level; body language and its impact, verbal and nonverbal communication, active listening; communication theories; foundations of conversation techniques (developing relationships, transfer and validation of information, importance of listening); problems in communication, development and dynamic of conflict, conflict prevention; motto-goals, dealing with (also one¿s own) fears, stereotypes and prejudices. Working with Theme-Centered Interaction (TCI), feedback excercises. Supervision for relevant topics of the semester (group supervision). Aspiration, basic concepts and classification of ethics: philosophy, ethics and morals; duties, goals and boundaries of ethics, general ethics, applied ethics; convergence of the relation between occupational therapy and ethics: professionalism and ethics; occupational therapy practice versus theory and philosophy; values, norms, guidelines, examples and exercises.

Superior module:

Social-Communicative and Methodological Skills 1

Module description:

Upon completion of this module students know the structures and procedures within their study programme. They demonstrate basic communicative competence and recognise the importance of successful communication for their work. They reflect their personal strengths as well as areas for improvement and resources. They also recognise these among the group. They use this knowledge in a constructive way: they recognise and reflect problems in communication and conflict, and distinguish between person and object; they are responsible for atmosphere among the group and a supportive learning environment. They feel responsible for respectful and empathic attitude. They know their learning style, know about methods for organising learning as well as different learning strategies and how to apply these. They are aware of problems concerning ethical questions within health professions. Upon completion of this module students can evaluate, analyse and compare the therapeutic role of selected activities / occupations. They can apply these skills to client case studies and practical exercises, they can grade and vary these. They know the sense and purpose of presentation methods and skills and can apply these considering relevant target groups, creating posters. They have an understanding of the meaning of mindful behaviour, specifically as needed in their profession. They know methods for strengthening their personal health and apply basic principles of kinesthetics.

Foundations for Presentations

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code ETHB1GLPIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Introduction to marketing, presentation methods and skills: advantages and disadvantages of different methods, structure of a presentation, relevance of target group, creating posters, practical exercises

Superior module:

Social-Communicative and Methodological Skills 1

Module description:

Upon completion of this module students know the structures and procedures within their study programme. They demonstrate basic communicative competence and recognise the importance of successful communication for their work. They reflect their personal strengths as well as areas for improvement and resources. They also recognise these among the group. They use this knowledge in a constructive way: they recognise and reflect problems in communication and conflict, and distinguish between person and object; they are responsible for atmosphere among the group and a supportive learning environment. They feel responsible for respectful and empathic attitude. They know their learning style, know about methods for organising learning as well as different learning strategies and how to apply these. They are aware of problems concerning ethical questions within health professions. Upon completion of this module students can evaluate, analyse and compare the therapeutic role of selected activities / occupations. They can apply these skills to client case studies and practical exercises, they can grade and vary these. They know the sense and purpose of presentation methods and skills and can apply these considering relevant target groups, creating posters. They have an understanding of the meaning of mindful behaviour, specifically as needed in their profession. They know methods for strengthening their personal health and apply basic principles of kinesthetics.

Foundations of Hospital Hygiene

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code ETHB1HYGIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Basic concepts (bacteriology, virology, parasitology) and duties of hospital hygiene and infection control, environmental hygiene and epidemiology. Measures for infection prevention and control, vaccination / immunisation, antisepsis, disinfection / sterilisation. Hospital-acquired infection and hospital hygiene, environmental hygiene, water hygiene, food hygiene, waste management

Superior module:

Related Fields of Study 1

Module description:

Upon completion of this module students can explain structure, function and diseases of the human body. They acquire a holistic perspective of the human organism, they are familiar with biomedical classification and terminology. They understand morphology and function of the healthy body. They understand how diseases emerge and can explain this. They can explain foundations of neuroanatomy. Students are able to identify life-threatening conditions and can provide first aid appropriately. They know the mechanism of how contagious diseases spread, and provide preventive measures for clients applicable to therapy. They know concepts to analyse social interaction and communication, as well as health and disease from a psychological and sociological perspective: they reflect and examine typical situations in their professional routine, maintain a certain distance towards their own behaviour and demonstrate understanding that other groups might follow different principles. Upon engagement with different socio-scientific approaches to the topic of medicine / health they demonstrate understanding for its multiple dimensions and for the necessity of interlinked thinking and behaviour.

Foundations of Social Sciences

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code ETHB1SOWIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 2.5
ECTS Credits 2.5
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Definitions and key terms / core competence and duties: developmental psychology / clinical psychology / group psychology / perception psychology; basic concepts / core competence and duties of sociology and paedagogics; basic concepts and tools of positive psychology; biopsychosocial model of health, health and disease, salutogenesis / pathogenesis, coping and compliance, empowerment

Superior module:

Related Fields of Study 1

Module description:

Upon completion of this module students can explain structure, function and diseases of the human body. They acquire a holistic perspective of the human organism, they are familiar with biomedical classification and terminology. They understand morphology and function of the healthy body. They understand how diseases emerge and can explain this. They can explain foundations of neuroanatomy. Students are able to identify life-threatening conditions and can provide first aid appropriately. They know the mechanism of how contagious diseases spread, and provide preventive measures for clients applicable to therapy. They know concepts to analyse social interaction and communication, as well as health and disease from a psychological and sociological perspective: they reflect and examine typical situations in their professional routine, maintain a certain distance towards their own behaviour and demonstrate understanding that other groups might follow different principles. Upon engagement with different socio-scientific approaches to the topic of medicine / health they demonstrate understanding for its multiple dimensions and for the necessity of interlinked thinking and behaviour.

Human Biology 1 and Pathology

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code ETHB1HBPVO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 5
ECTS Credits 5
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Foundations of anatomy, physiology, histology and pathology (structure, function and diseases): cells tissue organ; cardiovascular system, nervous system, respiratory system, kidneys and urinary tract, musculoskeletal system, lymphatic organs, gastrointestinal tract, reproductive organs, skin, sensory systems, endocrine organs. Life-threatening conditions and first aid. Key terms and definitions; planes and axes of movement; causes, progression and effects of diseases; congenital disorders; cellular damage and tissue injury; tissue repair; inflammation, tumors; circulatory system diseases; pathology of the immune system

Superior module:

Related Fields of Study 1

Module description:

Upon completion of this module students can explain structure, function and diseases of the human body. They acquire a holistic perspective of the human organism, they are familiar with biomedical classification and terminology. They understand morphology and function of the healthy body. They understand how diseases emerge and can explain this. They can explain foundations of neuroanatomy. Students are able to identify life-threatening conditions and can provide first aid appropriately. They know the mechanism of how contagious diseases spread, and provide preventive measures for clients applicable to therapy. They know concepts to analyse social interaction and communication, as well as health and disease from a psychological and sociological perspective: they reflect and examine typical situations in their professional routine, maintain a certain distance towards their own behaviour and demonstrate understanding that other groups might follow different principles. Upon engagement with different socio-scientific approaches to the topic of medicine / health they demonstrate understanding for its multiple dimensions and for the necessity of interlinked thinking and behaviour.

Human Biology 2

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code ETHB1HUBVO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 2.5
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Musculoskeletal system: upper extremity

Superior module:

Related Fields of Study 1

Module description:

Upon completion of this module students can explain structure, function and diseases of the human body. They acquire a holistic perspective of the human organism, they are familiar with biomedical classification and terminology. They understand morphology and function of the healthy body. They understand how diseases emerge and can explain this. They can explain foundations of neuroanatomy. Students are able to identify life-threatening conditions and can provide first aid appropriately. They know the mechanism of how contagious diseases spread, and provide preventive measures for clients applicable to therapy. They know concepts to analyse social interaction and communication, as well as health and disease from a psychological and sociological perspective: they reflect and examine typical situations in their professional routine, maintain a certain distance towards their own behaviour and demonstrate understanding that other groups might follow different principles. Upon engagement with different socio-scientific approaches to the topic of medicine / health they demonstrate understanding for its multiple dimensions and for the necessity of interlinked thinking and behaviour.

Mindfulness 1

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code ETHB1AC1IL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 0.5
ECTS Credits 0.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Mindful and conscious handling of one self (strengthening individual factors of resilience, health education / health promotion, stress management, perception training, promoting perception, foundations of kinesthetics)

Superior module:

Social-Communicative and Methodological Skills 1

Module description:

Upon completion of this module students know the structures and procedures within their study programme. They demonstrate basic communicative competence and recognise the importance of successful communication for their work. They reflect their personal strengths as well as areas for improvement and resources. They also recognise these among the group. They use this knowledge in a constructive way: they recognise and reflect problems in communication and conflict, and distinguish between person and object; they are responsible for atmosphere among the group and a supportive learning environment. They feel responsible for respectful and empathic attitude. They know their learning style, know about methods for organising learning as well as different learning strategies and how to apply these. They are aware of problems concerning ethical questions within health professions. Upon completion of this module students can evaluate, analyse and compare the therapeutic role of selected activities / occupations. They can apply these skills to client case studies and practical exercises, they can grade and vary these. They know the sense and purpose of presentation methods and skills and can apply these considering relevant target groups, creating posters. They have an understanding of the meaning of mindful behaviour, specifically as needed in their profession. They know methods for strengthening their personal health and apply basic principles of kinesthetics.

Neurology: Structure and Function

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code ETHB1NSFVO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Structure of brain, spinal cord, spinal and peripheral nerves. Basic description and illustration of the physiology of nerves and muscles, as well as central control system of voluntary movement within the sensorimotor system, dermatomes and myotomes of common neurological disorders in relation to the relevant neuroanatomical structure

Superior module:

Related Fields of Study 1

Module description:

Upon completion of this module students can explain structure, function and diseases of the human body. They acquire a holistic perspective of the human organism, they are familiar with biomedical classification and terminology. They understand morphology and function of the healthy body. They understand how diseases emerge and can explain this. They can explain foundations of neuroanatomy. Students are able to identify life-threatening conditions and can provide first aid appropriately. They know the mechanism of how contagious diseases spread, and provide preventive measures for clients applicable to therapy. They know concepts to analyse social interaction and communication, as well as health and disease from a psychological and sociological perspective: they reflect and examine typical situations in their professional routine, maintain a certain distance towards their own behaviour and demonstrate understanding that other groups might follow different principles. Upon engagement with different socio-scientific approaches to the topic of medicine / health they demonstrate understanding for its multiple dimensions and for the necessity of interlinked thinking and behaviour.

Occupational Therapy Implementation: Theory and Practice

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code ETHB1TEHIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 4.5
ECTS Credits 5.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Basic understanding of occupational therapy: guidelines, theoretical / philosophical background / basic assumptions; the occupational therapy process; foundations of occupational therapy theories and models; science in occupational therapy; definitions of key terms; professional / clinical reasoning in occupational therapy; therapeutic attitude / roles; activity & occupation; therapeutic relevance of activities implemented in treatment; theory and practice: tools of activity analysis / functional skills analysis / occupation analysis; foundations of occupational therapy implementation, materials and methods. Parameters and work settings / core areas of the profession / future areas of practice

Superior module:

Foundations of Occupational Therapy 1

Module description:

Upon completion of this module students demonstrate basic understanding of the profession: they know the profession¿s history and can outline the paradigms underlying occupational therapy. They know the most important job responsibilities of occupational therapy, are able to describe parameters, work settings as well as therapeutic attitude and role. They possess basic professional-methodological as well as social-communicative competencies. They outline the occupational therapy process as well as basic terms of OT and can illustrate these by applying professional reasoning to client case studies; they understand the importance of occupational therapy and occupational science, and can describe the most important characteristics.

Orientation to the Occupational Therapy Profession

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code ETHB1BERVO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1.5
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Historical and specific development of occupational therapy, (shifts) of paradigms in occupational therapy, WFOT position papers, national and international associations and organisations, foundations of legal requirements for the profession, science and evidence in occupational therapy, areas of practice in occupational therapy

Superior module:

Foundations of Occupational Therapy 1

Module description:

Upon completion of this module students demonstrate basic understanding of the profession: they know the profession¿s history and can outline the paradigms underlying occupational therapy. They know the most important job responsibilities of occupational therapy, are able to describe parameters, work settings as well as therapeutic attitude and role. They possess basic professional-methodological as well as social-communicative competencies. They outline the occupational therapy process as well as basic terms of OT and can illustrate these by applying professional reasoning to client case studies; they understand the importance of occupational therapy and occupational science, and can describe the most important characteristics.

Reflection and Learning 1

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code ETHB1RL1RC
Type RC
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Community building and group formation, rules of social coexistence and collaboration, feedback, information and reflection of topics and questions relevant for university studies; discussion of professional practice placements, field trips, practice observation, ¿learning how to learn¿: learning as a process, learning within university studies, learning strategies, exam preparation

Superior module:

Social-Communicative and Methodological Skills 1

Module description:

Upon completion of this module students know the structures and procedures within their study programme. They demonstrate basic communicative competence and recognise the importance of successful communication for their work. They reflect their personal strengths as well as areas for improvement and resources. They also recognise these among the group. They use this knowledge in a constructive way: they recognise and reflect problems in communication and conflict, and distinguish between person and object; they are responsible for atmosphere among the group and a supportive learning environment. They feel responsible for respectful and empathic attitude. They know their learning style, know about methods for organising learning as well as different learning strategies and how to apply these. They are aware of problems concerning ethical questions within health professions. Upon completion of this module students can evaluate, analyse and compare the therapeutic role of selected activities / occupations. They can apply these skills to client case studies and practical exercises, they can grade and vary these. They know the sense and purpose of presentation methods and skills and can apply these considering relevant target groups, creating posters. They have an understanding of the meaning of mindful behaviour, specifically as needed in their profession. They know methods for strengthening their personal health and apply basic principles of kinesthetics.

Selected Occupations 1

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code ETHB1AB1UE
Type UB
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 3.5
ECTS Credits 2.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Selected activities from daily life as well as arts and crafts (activities of daily living, woodwork, soapstone) are introduced in this course. They are analysed concerning their therapeutic potential (activity analysis) and related to client case studies (occupation analysis); knowledge about materials and tools used, safety procedures, design of the workplace; analysis of techniques and movement, adapting & grading, types of instruction

Superior module:

Social-Communicative and Methodological Skills 1

Module description:

Upon completion of this module students know the structures and procedures within their study programme. They demonstrate basic communicative competence and recognise the importance of successful communication for their work. They reflect their personal strengths as well as areas for improvement and resources. They also recognise these among the group. They use this knowledge in a constructive way: they recognise and reflect problems in communication and conflict, and distinguish between person and object; they are responsible for atmosphere among the group and a supportive learning environment. They feel responsible for respectful and empathic attitude. They know their learning style, know about methods for organising learning as well as different learning strategies and how to apply these. They are aware of problems concerning ethical questions within health professions. Upon completion of this module students can evaluate, analyse and compare the therapeutic role of selected activities / occupations. They can apply these skills to client case studies and practical exercises, they can grade and vary these. They know the sense and purpose of presentation methods and skills and can apply these considering relevant target groups, creating posters. They have an understanding of the meaning of mindful behaviour, specifically as needed in their profession. They know methods for strengthening their personal health and apply basic principles of kinesthetics.

The Science of Occupation

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code ETHB1HAWIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1.5
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Occupation in the course of professional evolution and development (occupational development), occupation in different contexts, findings of related fields of study and their influence on occupational therapy; occupational therapy as a profession based on occupational science and analysis: occupational performance, practice models of occupational therapy as a scientific basis for treatment; patterns of occupation / occupational roles / occupational transition / occupational balance: their implications for occupation, health and wellbeing, and their importance for occupational therapy; recent concepts and theories of occupation in an international and national context (categorisation of occupation, dimensions of meaning); occupational justice and its key concepts occupational deprivation, occupational marginalisation, etc., their implication on health and importance for occupational therapy; basic international assumptions of occupational science and occupational therapy, their link to human rights, convention on the rights of persons with disabilities, ICF, their implications for occupational therapy practice (WHO, UNO, WFOT, COTEC, DACHS, ergotherapie Austria); enablement as a core competence of occupational science and occupational therapy

Superior module:

Foundations of Occupational Therapy 1

Module description:

Upon completion of this module students demonstrate basic understanding of the profession: they know the profession¿s history and can outline the paradigms underlying occupational therapy. They know the most important job responsibilities of occupational therapy, are able to describe parameters, work settings as well as therapeutic attitude and role. They possess basic professional-methodological as well as social-communicative competencies. They outline the occupational therapy process as well as basic terms of OT and can illustrate these by applying professional reasoning to client case studies; they understand the importance of occupational therapy and occupational science, and can describe the most important characteristics.

Course titleSWSECTSTYPE

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code ETHB2KJPVO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 1.5
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Foundations of developmental psychiatry; multiaxial system of diagnosis, diagnostic procedures in child and adolescent psychiatry; outpatient and inpatient treatment principles (multimodal treatment); types of diseases, psychosomatic medicine, developmental disorders; psychotherapy for children and adolescents; boundaries of child and adolescent psychiatry; cooperation with other professions / institutions

Superior module:

Related Fields of Study 2

Module description:

Upon completion of this module students know and describe the most important diseases in infants, children and adolescents. They know causes, most common abnormal development and related treatment methods. They know about the lifeworld of children and adolescents, especially about issues causing crises. They know about responsibilities in neuropaediatrics as well as child and adolescent psychiatry. They apply their knowledge of how to establish contact and bonding to treatment examples of children, their parents and caregivers. They compare different approaches of psychology, sociology and paedagogics and relate them to their work as occupational therapists. Based on their knowledge of sociology (family- and adolescent sociology), psychology and paedagogics theories (systems theory, Gestalt theory, etc.) students are competent to guide children and their families in occupational therapy treatment as well as collaborating with the multidisciplinary team.

Journal Club 1

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code ETHB2JC1IL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 3
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Introductory research tasks; critical reading of scientific articles in German and English; discussion of texts; speedreading

Superior module:

Foundations of Occupational Therapy 2

Module description:

Upon completion of this module students can explain and compare content, sense, purpose and structure of occupational therapy and interdisciplinary models and assessments, they can compare and apply these to practical examples. This enables students to reason: what they do, when, how, with whom and why. They demonstrate foundations of transcultural competence. They know goals, content and basic principles of selected classification models. They analyse and relate these to occupational therapy theory and behaviour. They can critically read, analyse and evaluate scientific journal articles, and discuss their findings.

Mindfulness 2

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code ETHB2AC2IL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Mindful and conscious handling of one self-building on Occupational Therapy and Mindfulness 1: Self-experience and implementation of different media such as voice, body / nonverbal expression / theatre, foundations of kinematics

Superior module:

Social-Communicative and Methodological Skills 2

Module description:

Upon completion of this module students can evaluate, analyse and compare the therapeutic role of selected activities from daily life as well as arts and crafts. They can apply these skills to client case studies and group work, they can grade and vary these. They have a profound understanding of the meaning of mindful behaviour. They know methods for use of self in therapy, as well as strengthening their personal health. Their skills and knowledge of project management are implemented independently in a project with clients, they organise their responsibilities and make responsible use of resources. They have basic knowledge of public relations and political dimensions.

Models and Assessments

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code ETHB2MOAIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 3.5
ECTS Credits 4
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Recent conceptual models of occupational therapy practice including selected assessments: Canadian Model of Occupational Performance (CMOP-E), Person-Environment-Occupation-Performance Model (PEOP) in theory and practice, Occupational Therapy Assessment, OTIPM, basics of MOHO and Kawa River Model; spirituality and occupational therapy, culture / culture shock, foundations of (trans- and inter-)cultural competence Foundations and goals, possibilities and boundaries of selected classification systems; ICIDH to ICF (International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health of the World Health Organisation / WHO); relation of ICF to models and theories from occupational therapy practice (implementation, range of application, parallels, differences)

Superior module:

Foundations of Occupational Therapy 2

Module description:

Upon completion of this module students can explain and compare content, sense, purpose and structure of occupational therapy and interdisciplinary models and assessments, they can compare and apply these to practical examples. This enables students to reason: what they do, when, how, with whom and why. They demonstrate foundations of transcultural competence. They know goals, content and basic principles of selected classification models. They analyse and relate these to occupational therapy theory and behaviour. They can critically read, analyse and evaluate scientific journal articles, and discuss their findings.

Occupational Therapy Process and Implementation: Children / Adolescents

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code ETHB2EKJIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Introduction to occupational therapy in child and adolescent psychiatry; the occupational therapy process including professional reasoning: goals, diagnostic procedures and treatment methods (including acquisition of cultural techniques); required skills analysis and functional skills analysis of different developmental tasks in different age; relevant diagnoses and occupational therapy: ADHD, behavioural disorders, depression, schizophrenia, mania, autism, eating disorders; working with groups; consultation of relatives applied to theory and case examples of school, work, leisure time, family; documentation and evaluation.

Superior module:

Occupational Therapy and Participation across the Lifespan: Early Childhood and Years of Education 2

Module description:

Upon completion of this module students have an understanding of their role as occupational therapists in neuropaediatrics as well as child and adolescent psychiatry: with the help of client case studies they are able to identify diagnoses applying specific tests / assessments, write therapy goals as well as develop, explain and document treatment plans. They know relevant diagnoses as well as appropriate and effective therapy options. They relate content to other areas of practice and are able to comprise this when planning therapy. They see their clients in a holistic way and consider personal / individual factors as well as the environment when planning therapy. They plan occupation-based therapy with the aim of participation. They recognise and describe occupation-based normal development of people on a physical, psychological, sociocultural, emotional and cognitive level. They know occupational therapy treatment methods, therapy materials and methods relevant for multiple impairments, as well as aural and visual impairments in children / adolescents. They know possibilities of implementing occupational therapy treatment in schools using an inclusive approach.

Occupational Therapy Process and Implementation: Children / Adolescents with Multiple Impairments

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code ETHB2EMBIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 1.5
ECTS Credits 1.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

The occupational therapy process for persons with severe disabilities, people with aural and visual impairments; diagnoses, therapy, body awareness: promoting perception considering affected areas, interaction and nonverbal communication; hearing development, vision development, therapy materials and methods, activity analysis, analysis of required skills; Occupational therapy in pre-school and school settings

Superior module:

Occupational Therapy and Participation across the Lifespan: Early Childhood and Years of Education 2

Module description:

Upon completion of this module students have an understanding of their role as occupational therapists in neuropaediatrics as well as child and adolescent psychiatry: with the help of client case studies they are able to identify diagnoses applying specific tests / assessments, write therapy goals as well as develop, explain and document treatment plans. They know relevant diagnoses as well as appropriate and effective therapy options. They relate content to other areas of practice and are able to comprise this when planning therapy. They see their clients in a holistic way and consider personal / individual factors as well as the environment when planning therapy. They plan occupation-based therapy with the aim of participation. They recognise and describe occupation-based normal development of people on a physical, psychological, sociocultural, emotional and cognitive level. They know occupational therapy treatment methods, therapy materials and methods relevant for multiple impairments, as well as aural and visual impairments in children / adolescents. They know possibilities of implementing occupational therapy treatment in schools using an inclusive approach.

Occupational Therapy Process and Implementation: Infants

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code ETHB2ESKIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 5
ECTS Credits 5
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Occupation-based, normal development of infants / toddlers as demonstrated by motor, emotional, cognitive expression of children; play development, development of graphomotor skills, development of gross motor skills, language; activity analysis; Ability Skill and Task Training (ASTT®); motor control; occupational therapy process in paediatrics including professional reasoning: initial assessment in occupational therapy (tests, taking patient history, clinical observation, assessments); goals and treatment methods (basic principles of Bobath, sensory integration therapy, Affolter, etc.); documentation and evaluation, consultation of relatives applied to theory and case examples of kindergarden, school, leisure time, family

Superior module:

Occupational Therapy and Participation across the Lifespan: Early Childhood and Years of Education 2

Module description:

Upon completion of this module students have an understanding of their role as occupational therapists in neuropaediatrics as well as child and adolescent psychiatry: with the help of client case studies they are able to identify diagnoses applying specific tests / assessments, write therapy goals as well as develop, explain and document treatment plans. They know relevant diagnoses as well as appropriate and effective therapy options. They relate content to other areas of practice and are able to comprise this when planning therapy. They see their clients in a holistic way and consider personal / individual factors as well as the environment when planning therapy. They plan occupation-based therapy with the aim of participation. They recognise and describe occupation-based normal development of people on a physical, psychological, sociocultural, emotional and cognitive level. They know occupational therapy treatment methods, therapy materials and methods relevant for multiple impairments, as well as aural and visual impairments in children / adolescents. They know possibilities of implementing occupational therapy treatment in schools using an inclusive approach.

Paediatrics

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code ETHB2PÄDVO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Knowledge and understanding of infants and toddlers including relevant diseases, newborn baby / premature baby; developmental issues and delays, muscle disorders, physical disorders, chronic diseases, childhood illnesses; neuropaediatrics; autism, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, ADHD, intellectual disability, developmental disorders

Superior module:

Related Fields of Study 2

Module description:

Upon completion of this module students know and describe the most important diseases in infants, children and adolescents. They know causes, most common abnormal development and related treatment methods. They know about the lifeworld of children and adolescents, especially about issues causing crises. They know about responsibilities in neuropaediatrics as well as child and adolescent psychiatry. They apply their knowledge of how to establish contact and bonding to treatment examples of children, their parents and caregivers. They compare different approaches of psychology, sociology and paedagogics and relate them to their work as occupational therapists. Based on their knowledge of sociology (family- and adolescent sociology), psychology and paedagogics theories (systems theory, Gestalt theory, etc.) students are competent to guide children and their families in occupational therapy treatment as well as collaborating with the multidisciplinary team.

Professional Practice Placement 1

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code ETHB2BP1IT
Type IT
Kind Internship (S)
INTL-Code 1
SWS 0
ECTS Credits 1.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Introductory placement; familiarising oneself with the chosen institutions organisational structure and procedures; getting to know the occupational therapy process, and implementing selected stages: initial contact with clients, implementation of therapy materials and methods in a supervised setting

Superior module:

Professional Practice Placement 1

Module description:

Upon completion of this placement students gain knowledge and skills in conversation techniques with people within and outside of clinical settings. They observe, identify and understand the application of the occupational therapy process in practice and incorporate personal knowledge. They start implementing parts of the occupational therapy process and reason which steps will enhance their individual client¿s occupational performance in daily life. They reflect their behaviour.

Project Workshop 1: Enabling Occupation and Participation

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code ETHB2PR1PT
Type PT
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 1
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 2.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Foundations of project management. Selected activities from daily life as well as arts and crafts are implemented in a project with real-life clients. A project proposal is submitted in written format, approach and procedures are to be explained. The project is presented in a poster presentation, a project report is written.

Superior module:

Social-Communicative and Methodological Skills 2

Module description:

Upon completion of this module students can evaluate, analyse and compare the therapeutic role of selected activities from daily life as well as arts and crafts. They can apply these skills to client case studies and group work, they can grade and vary these. They have a profound understanding of the meaning of mindful behaviour. They know methods for use of self in therapy, as well as strengthening their personal health. Their skills and knowledge of project management are implemented independently in a project with clients, they organise their responsibilities and make responsible use of resources. They have basic knowledge of public relations and political dimensions.

Psychology and Paedagogics

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code ETHB2PSPIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Theoretical foundations of psychology of learning, systems psychology, Gestalt psychology; foundations of individual and analytical psychology, personality psychology and developmental psychology. Influence of psychological factors on disease, impairment, disability and health. Dealing with different topics of interactions, stress management; attachment disorders, eating disorders, addiction, abuse Foundations of paedagogy and its responsibilities and range of application, the role of paedagogy for occupational therapy, learning theories, prerequisites for learning / teaching, paedagogic facets when working with groups, special needs education, paedagogic intervention for selected disorders

Superior module:

Related Fields of Study 2

Module description:

Upon completion of this module students know and describe the most important diseases in infants, children and adolescents. They know causes, most common abnormal development and related treatment methods. They know about the lifeworld of children and adolescents, especially about issues causing crises. They know about responsibilities in neuropaediatrics as well as child and adolescent psychiatry. They apply their knowledge of how to establish contact and bonding to treatment examples of children, their parents and caregivers. They compare different approaches of psychology, sociology and paedagogics and relate them to their work as occupational therapists. Based on their knowledge of sociology (family- and adolescent sociology), psychology and paedagogics theories (systems theory, Gestalt theory, etc.) students are competent to guide children and their families in occupational therapy treatment as well as collaborating with the multidisciplinary team.

Reflection and Learning 2

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code ETHB2RL2RC
Type RC
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Information and advanced reflection of topics and questions relevant for this semester; public relations; field trips; political dimensions

Superior module:

Social-Communicative and Methodological Skills 2

Module description:

Upon completion of this module students can evaluate, analyse and compare the therapeutic role of selected activities from daily life as well as arts and crafts. They can apply these skills to client case studies and group work, they can grade and vary these. They have a profound understanding of the meaning of mindful behaviour. They know methods for use of self in therapy, as well as strengthening their personal health. Their skills and knowledge of project management are implemented independently in a project with clients, they organise their responsibilities and make responsible use of resources. They have basic knowledge of public relations and political dimensions.

Selected Occupations 2

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code ETHB2AB2IL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 1.5
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Selected activities from daily life as well as arts and crafts (textile design and techniques, new media such as photo, mobile phone, tablet, apps, 3-D, social media, digital creativity, universal design, AAL, etc.) are introduced in this course. They are analysed concerning their therapeutic potential (activity analysis) and related to client case studies (occupation analysis); different types of instruction for individual treatment Knowledge about materials and tools used, safety procedures, design of the workplace; analysis of techniques and movement, adapting & grading

Superior module:

Social-Communicative and Methodological Skills 2

Module description:

Upon completion of this module students can evaluate, analyse and compare the therapeutic role of selected activities from daily life as well as arts and crafts. They can apply these skills to client case studies and group work, they can grade and vary these. They have a profound understanding of the meaning of mindful behaviour. They know methods for use of self in therapy, as well as strengthening their personal health. Their skills and knowledge of project management are implemented independently in a project with clients, they organise their responsibilities and make responsible use of resources. They have basic knowledge of public relations and political dimensions.

Sociology

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code ETHB2SOZIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1.5
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Foundations of family sociology, youth culture and developmental tasks; developmental tasks of different age groups and related crises; the transformation of childhood and family; parenting and education; sociocultural background of different disorders; roles and role expectations, values and norms, power and authority, socialisation; relating these topics to the role of occupational therapy for children and adolescents

Superior module:

Related Fields of Study 2

Module description:

Upon completion of this module students know and describe the most important diseases in infants, children and adolescents. They know causes, most common abnormal development and related treatment methods. They know about the lifeworld of children and adolescents, especially about issues causing crises. They know about responsibilities in neuropaediatrics as well as child and adolescent psychiatry. They apply their knowledge of how to establish contact and bonding to treatment examples of children, their parents and caregivers. They compare different approaches of psychology, sociology and paedagogics and relate them to their work as occupational therapists. Based on their knowledge of sociology (family- and adolescent sociology), psychology and paedagogics theories (systems theory, Gestalt theory, etc.) students are competent to guide children and their families in occupational therapy treatment as well as collaborating with the multidisciplinary team.

Course titleSWSECTSTYPE

Communication and Ethics 2

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code ETHB3KE2RC
Type RC
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 0.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Advanced course: foundations of group theory and group dynamics; conversation techniques; principles of moderating; topics of Professional Practice Placement 1; 21st century skills; communicating with people with sensory impairments; setting limits and stress management, using an illustration of competence areas (¿Kompetenzrad¿) as a tool for evaluation and visualisation

Superior module:

Social-Communicative and Methodological Skills 3

Module description:

Upon completion of this module students show advanced skills in conversation techniques as well as foundations of moderating. They know their strengths and possible areas for improvement in relation to 21st century skills (learning and innovation, digital literacy, career and life skills) and know about possibilities to develop these further.

Foundations in Research

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code ETHB3WIAIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Foundations of scientific theory; empirical research; differentiation to non-empirical research questions; paradigms and foundations of qualitative and quantitative research methods; empirical design in social and natural sciences; relation of research question and method(s); specific literature search using databases; discussion of relevant texts; completion of a scientific paper: characteristics of scientific texts, criteria for design and content, strategies for typical problems coming up in the writing process (e.g. writer¿s block).

Superior module:

Science and Evidence 1

Module description:

Upon completion of this module students know the basic concepts of scientific research and can describe the scientific approach to problem formulation. They are familiar with research methods, they know how to develop research questions and form hypotheses. They know formal requirements of scientific research, can search for relevant field-specific literature, gain an overview of research methods, and demonstrate these abilities and skills when writing a seminar paper in semester 4. They know terms for foundations of statistics and the most important methods. When practising gathering, analysis and interpretation of data, they acquire practical skills for statistical analysis and data analysis tools and programmes. They know and describe the significance of measures for quality assurance, assess the importance of quality assurance for best possible client treatment (in general as well as specifically for occupational therapy), they distinguish between quality improvement and quality assurance. They are aware of the importance of patient safety and risk management, and know tools for application. An end-of-module assessment (seminar paper including answering related questions) takes place in semester 4 to prove skills acquisition of this module. On that account, contents of this course are linked to contents of the courses constituting the module Science and Evidence 2.

Hand Surgery and Accident Surgery

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code ETHB3HUCVO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 1.5
ECTS Credits 1.5
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Hand surgery and accident surgery: selected diseases and injuries of the upper extremities relevant for occupational therapy, as well as their treatment (surgical, conservative); amputations, fractures, injuries of flexor and extensor tendons, nerve injuries; important diseases of elbow and shoulder

Superior module:

Related Fields of Study 3

Module description:

Upon completion of this module students know and explain the most important diseases relevant in orthopaedics / rheumatology as well as hand surgery and accident surgery, including injuries of elbow and shoulder. They are familiar with causes, treatment and diagnostic procedures as well as conservative and surgical therapy and treatment.

Occupational Science 1

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code ETHB3OS1IL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 3
ECTS Credits 2.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Developing an idea into a specific research question: criteria for research questions suitable for written papers / literature reviews in the course of studies; identifying a manageable degree of complexity of chosen research question, planning of seminar paper for semester 4 including finding a topic and formulating a research question; literature search and selection of relevant literature This course mainly deals with relevant and frequently used descriptive methods, foundations of EBP, critical appraisal and appraisal tools, inductive statistical methods. First practical application of this knowledge when analysing anonymised data matrix from different research projects. Quality assurance in occupational therapy and in health care, introduction of different models for quality assurance, application of PDCA for quality management, critical reflection of quality standards (guidelines, EBP, certifications), professional development. Tools for risk management and patient safety.

Superior module:

Science and Evidence 1

Module description:

Upon completion of this module students know the basic concepts of scientific research and can describe the scientific approach to problem formulation. They are familiar with research methods, they know how to develop research questions and form hypotheses. They know formal requirements of scientific research, can search for relevant field-specific literature, gain an overview of research methods, and demonstrate these abilities and skills when writing a seminar paper in semester 4. They know terms for foundations of statistics and the most important methods. When practising gathering, analysis and interpretation of data, they acquire practical skills for statistical analysis and data analysis tools and programmes. They know and describe the significance of measures for quality assurance, assess the importance of quality assurance for best possible client treatment (in general as well as specifically for occupational therapy), they distinguish between quality improvement and quality assurance. They are aware of the importance of patient safety and risk management, and know tools for application. An end-of-module assessment (seminar paper including answering related questions) takes place in semester 4 to prove skills acquisition of this module. On that account, contents of this course are linked to contents of the courses constituting the module Science and Evidence 2.

Occupational Therapy Implementation: Adults 1

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code ETHB3EV1IL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 4
ECTS Credits 2.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

ADL: Identifying problems and finding solutions (assistive devices and adapted grasping patterns); functional therapy: upper limb use and function in daily life, use of therapy materials: functional games, arts and crafts, theraband (simulating situations of daily living); foundations of back programmes / ergonomics / design of the workplace; PNF, manual therapy for upper extremity (Kaltenborn, Cyriax); nerve glides of brachial plexus nerve; manual trigger point therapy of upper extremity and adjacent parts of trunk, kinematics (advanced level), therapeutic exercise; occupational therapy for injuries of the lower limbs Kinesthetics: building on Kinesthetics in Occupational Therapy as well as Mindfulness 1 with final certificate

Superior module:

Occupational Therapy and Participation across the Lifespan: Independence and Productivit

Module description:

Upon completion of this module students have an understanding of their role as occupational therapists in these areas of practice: hand therapy, orthopaedics / rheumatology: with the help of case studies they are able to identify relevant diagnoses applying specific tests / assessments, write therapy goals, as well as plan and document therapy. They know relevant diagnoses as well as appropriate and effective therapy options. They relate content to other areas of practice and are able to comprise this when planning therapy. They see their clients in a holistic way and consider personal / individual factors as well as the environment when planning therapy. They plan occupation-based therapy with the aim of participation. They know treatment and therapy methods specific for occupational therapy in hand therapy: they are familiar with the clinical presentation of the most relevant injuries and diseases of the hand and occupational therapy procedures, they can explain these and state reasons. Upon completion of this module students know the theoretical foundations of static progressive and dynamic splints for the upper extremity, and can choose the appropriate splint for respective injuries. They can make static progressive as well as dynamic splints and give respective information and instruction to clients. They know different types of splinting materials and their fabrication. An end-of-module assessment takes place to prove skills acquisition of this module by linking the content of different courses.

Occupational Therapy Implementation: Splinting

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code ETHB3EVSIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Theory: how to make progressive static and dynamic splints (indication, set goals, effect, criteria for selection and adaptation, mechanical principles, knowledge about materials used). Practice: making of different types of splints: hand and finger splints, resting splints, arm splints (cock-up, dynamic flexion splint)

Superior module:

Occupational Therapy and Participation across the Lifespan: Independence and Productivit

Module description:

Upon completion of this module students have an understanding of their role as occupational therapists in these areas of practice: hand therapy, orthopaedics / rheumatology: with the help of case studies they are able to identify relevant diagnoses applying specific tests / assessments, write therapy goals, as well as plan and document therapy. They know relevant diagnoses as well as appropriate and effective therapy options. They relate content to other areas of practice and are able to comprise this when planning therapy. They see their clients in a holistic way and consider personal / individual factors as well as the environment when planning therapy. They plan occupation-based therapy with the aim of participation. They know treatment and therapy methods specific for occupational therapy in hand therapy: they are familiar with the clinical presentation of the most relevant injuries and diseases of the hand and occupational therapy procedures, they can explain these and state reasons. Upon completion of this module students know the theoretical foundations of static progressive and dynamic splints for the upper extremity, and can choose the appropriate splint for respective injuries. They can make static progressive as well as dynamic splints and give respective information and instruction to clients. They know different types of splinting materials and their fabrication. An end-of-module assessment takes place to prove skills acquisition of this module by linking the content of different courses.

Occupational Therapy Process: Adults 1

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code ETHB3EE1IL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Occupational therapy in hand surgery and orthopaedics / rheumatology, work settings, responsibilities in these areas of practice. Occupational therapy process including professional reasoning: initial assessment in occupational therapy using specific tests / assessments, occupation-based therapy, writing therapy goals, general occupational therapy treatment methods, occupational therapy treatment methods specific for upper and lower extremity (for relevant diagnoses), specific occupational therapy in hand therapy (clinical presentation, assessment and goals, therapy methods relevant for client treatment after injuries or diseases of the hand; functional anatomy / palpation and surface marking, case studies), documentation and evaluation

Superior module:

Occupational Therapy and Participation across the Lifespan: Independence and Productivit

Module description:

Upon completion of this module students have an understanding of their role as occupational therapists in these areas of practice: hand therapy, orthopaedics / rheumatology: with the help of case studies they are able to identify relevant diagnoses applying specific tests / assessments, write therapy goals, as well as plan and document therapy. They know relevant diagnoses as well as appropriate and effective therapy options. They relate content to other areas of practice and are able to comprise this when planning therapy. They see their clients in a holistic way and consider personal / individual factors as well as the environment when planning therapy. They plan occupation-based therapy with the aim of participation. They know treatment and therapy methods specific for occupational therapy in hand therapy: they are familiar with the clinical presentation of the most relevant injuries and diseases of the hand and occupational therapy procedures, they can explain these and state reasons. Upon completion of this module students know the theoretical foundations of static progressive and dynamic splints for the upper extremity, and can choose the appropriate splint for respective injuries. They can make static progressive as well as dynamic splints and give respective information and instruction to clients. They know different types of splinting materials and their fabrication. An end-of-module assessment takes place to prove skills acquisition of this module by linking the content of different courses.

Orthopaedics / Rheumatology

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code ETHB3ORHVO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 1.5
ECTS Credits 1.5
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Selected diseases and injuries of the upper extremity relevant for occupational therapy including medical treatment, surgical procedures; common diseases of the lower extremities, hip and knee replacement; inflammatory and degenerative rheumatic diseases (mainly upper extremity); description of diseases and medical treatment

Superior module:

Related Fields of Study 3

Module description:

Upon completion of this module students know and explain the most important diseases relevant in orthopaedics / rheumatology as well as hand surgery and accident surgery, including injuries of elbow and shoulder. They are familiar with causes, treatment and diagnostic procedures as well as conservative and surgical therapy and treatment.

Professional Practice Placement 2: Paediatrics

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code ETHB3BP2IT
Type IT
Kind Internship (S)
INTL-Code 1
SWS 0
ECTS Credits 8
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Familiarising oneself with the chosen institution¿s organisational structure and procedures; getting in contact and applying conversation techniques with clients / relatives / those affected; familiarising oneself with therapy methods and materials; implementation, evaluation and documentation of the occupational therapy process based on professional reasoning; reflecting one¿s own role and approach in different settings; special assignments according to chapter F2.2; interdisciplinary tasks and duties

Superior module:

Professional Practice Placement 2

Module description:

Upon completion of this placement students are able to implement the occupational therapy process in the given area of practice. They focus on daily life as well as environment and work in a client-centred way. They demonstrate advanced skills of conversation techniques, complete tasks in the given setting which are not immediately client-based, and fulfil their role as expert, teamworker, professional team member and communicator.

Professional Practice Placement 3: Hand Surgery, Orthopaedics

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code ETHB3BP3IT
Type IT
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 1
SWS 0
ECTS Credits 8
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Familiarising oneself with the chosen institution¿s organisational structure and procedures; getting in contact and applying conversation techniques with clients / relatives / those affected; familiarising oneself with therapy methods and materials; implementation, evaluation and documentation of the occupational therapy process based on professional reasoning; reflecting one¿s own role and approach in different settings; special assignments according to chapter F2.2; interdisciplinary tasks and duties

Superior module:

Professional Practice Placement 3

Module description:

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Reflection and Learning 3

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code ETHB3RL3RC
Type RC
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Information and advanced reflection of topics and questions relevant for this semester; stress management; preparation for professional practice placements 1 and 2; back-home reflection of experiences, presentation and evaluation of placements (professional-methodological, social-communicative)

Superior module:

Social-Communicative and Methodological Skills 3

Module description:

Upon completion of this module students show advanced skills in conversation techniques as well as foundations of moderating. They know their strengths and possible areas for improvement in relation to 21st century skills (learning and innovation, digital literacy, career and life skills) and know about possibilities to develop these further.

Course titleSWSECTSTYPE

Communication and Ethics 3

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code ETHB4KE3RC
Type RC
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Professional contact and relationship with clients and relatives: Foundations of consultations; collaboration with clients: targeting goals, motivation and management of crisis and conflict; consultation of parents / relatives: psychodynamics of illness and impairment; advanced skills for setting limits and stress management; Appropriate language, techniques for questioning and motivational interviewing; supervision for relevant topics of the semester; problem solving, innovation management History and character of the "occupational therapy professional code" ; structure, analysis and importance of professional code; occupational therapy, ethics, laws and regulations; ethics as a guideline for professional practice; the role of ethics in the future, ethical guidelines of the occupational therapy association

Superior module:

Social-Communicative and Methodological Skills 4

Module description:

Upon completion of this module students know about the importance of successful communication with everyone involved in the therapy process. They can guide clients through problems with motivation, and are able to develop an authentic and stable therapeutic relationship with them. In contact with relatives, students are aware of the client¿s background and its importance and appreciation. They include relatives by listening and directly asking them for specific information, they convey to relatives that they are partners in the therapeutic process. They demonstrate basic skills in problem solving and show an innovative approach towards their profession. Upon completion of this module students can evaluate, analyse and compare the therapeutic role of selected activities from daily life as well as arts and crafts. They can apply these skills to client case studies and group work, they can grade and vary these. Students understand the importance of ethical thinking and behaviour for their work, they formulate ethical questions about their profession. From this they further develop their professional competence and feel responsible to ethical guidelines of their profession. They identify personal strengths and possible areas for improvement, and know practical steps for further training and improvement. Based on theoretical knowledge and personal involvement they are able to act in a trauma-informed and transcultural way within their profession.

Journal Club 2 / English

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code ETHB4JC2IL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 5
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Based on Journal Club 1: critical reading of scientific articles and studies in English; presentation and discussion of texts, implications of results on occupational therapy practice

Superior module:

Science and Evidence 2

Module description:

Upon completion of this module students have a profound understanding of the necessity of scientific research in occupational therapy; they can explain foundations of research methods; they can develop qualitative and quantitative research questions, carry out literature search and identify evidence in found sources; they assess scientific studies from the field of occupational therapy concerning design, ethical considerations, data gathering, analysis and conclusion. They know selected processes of data gathering in empirical research and can apply these practically. Students are familiar with data analysis of descriptive and explorative quantitative data as well as qualitative content analysis. They can apply these skills in the research process for their seminar papers. An end-of-module assessment (seminar paper including answering related questions) takes place in semester 3 to prove skills acquisition of this module. On that account, contents of this course are linked to contents of the courses constituting the module Science and Evidence 1.

Neurology

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code ETHB4NLGVO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Clinical examination and diagnostic procedure methods in neurology, foundations of treatment and medication of neurological disorders; vascular disorders of the central nervous system such as ischemic stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage, subarachnoid hemorrhage, arteriovenous malformation; space occupying processes (intracranial or spinal); seizure disorders such as epilepsy, syncopes, migraine, trigeminal neuralgia; inflammatory disorders of the central nervous system and its meninges; movement disorders and degenerative disorders of the central nervous system such as Parkinson¿s, chorea and related disorders, dystonia, athetosis, tremor; types of dementia; traumatic injuries of the central nervous system and its meninges, disorders of the peripheral nervous system and muscles such as peripheral nerve injuries, polyneurophathy, myopathy, progressive muscular dystrophy. Metabolic and toxic diseases of the nervous system; stroke prevention

Superior module:

Related Fields of Study 4

Module description:

Upon completion of this module students know causes, diagnoses and disorders of relevant and common neurological conditions and syndromes. They have detailed knowledge about neuropsychological disorders typical for specific conditions and their impact on people¿s occupation and participation. They know the foundations of neurorehabilitation and the importance of multidisciplinary teamwork. For treatment of adults they can apply their knowledge of paedagogy and adult education: they are familiar with basic ideas of adult education as well as paedagogic behaviour and approaches. They apply these in their occupational therapy practice.

Neuropsychology and Paedagogics

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code ETHB4NPPIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 1.5
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Neuropsychological assessment and report writing, taking patient history; neuropsychological diagnostics of cognitive function and capacity, driver assessment, dementia assessment, depression scale, personality inventory; neuropsychological treatment: training of compensatory tools and strategies, vocational integration of persons living with brain injuries, coping strategies for persons living with brain injuries, improvement of emotional adaption, consultation and psychological intervention of family members, neuropsychological training, neuropsychological rehabilitation. Foundations of paedagogy for adults: life-long learning, types of learners and learning strategies, learning in a vocational as well as non-vocational setting, memory and learning, motivational interviewing from a paedagogic point of view, how to guide and lead individuals as well as groups; geragogy

Superior module:

Related Fields of Study 4

Module description:

Upon completion of this module students know causes, diagnoses and disorders of relevant and common neurological conditions and syndromes. They have detailed knowledge about neuropsychological disorders typical for specific conditions and their impact on people¿s occupation and participation. They know the foundations of neurorehabilitation and the importance of multidisciplinary teamwork. For treatment of adults they can apply their knowledge of paedagogy and adult education: they are familiar with basic ideas of adult education as well as paedagogic behaviour and approaches. They apply these in their occupational therapy practice.

Occupational Science 2 including Seminar Paper

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code ETHB4OS2IL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

This course builds on Occupational Science 1. Advanced level for empirical research methods (qualitative and quantitative) (structured interview, systematic observation, research diary, questionnaire¿), data gathering as well as analysis and evaluation for bachelor papers (e.g. qualitative content analysis); focus on quality assurance / evidence in occupational therapy. Information concerning data analysis and interpretation (using peer coaching) Literature search, critical appraisal and extracting external evidence for specific occupational therapy intervention and treatment; developing new scientific research questions based on critical appraisal of evidence; overview on plan, design, psychometric properties and ethical considerations of clinical studies evaluating the effectiveness of specific occupational therapy intervention and treatment Refine research proposal and research plan of seminar paper: profound literature search, completing study design / including research methods and implementation; plan of timing and resources; completing seminar paper

Superior module:

Science and Evidence 2

Module description:

Upon completion of this module students have a profound understanding of the necessity of scientific research in occupational therapy; they can explain foundations of research methods; they can develop qualitative and quantitative research questions, carry out literature search and identify evidence in found sources; they assess scientific studies from the field of occupational therapy concerning design, ethical considerations, data gathering, analysis and conclusion. They know selected processes of data gathering in empirical research and can apply these practically. Students are familiar with data analysis of descriptive and explorative quantitative data as well as qualitative content analysis. They can apply these skills in the research process for their seminar papers. An end-of-module assessment (seminar paper including answering related questions) takes place in semester 3 to prove skills acquisition of this module. On that account, contents of this course are linked to contents of the courses constituting the module Science and Evidence 1.

Occupational Therapy Implementation: Adults 2

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code ETHB4EV2IL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 3
ECTS Credits 2.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Selected neurophysiological treatment methods for adults: such as Bobath (principles of treatment, treatment techniques, client handling, positioning clients); facial oral tract therapy (F.O.T.T.); Affolter treatment; selected relevant neuropsychological treatment methods, e.g. Schweizer's Neuro-training, Kerkhoff's tangram puzzles, computer-based training programmes such as Rigling, Cogpack; occupation-based intervention (compare "Alltagsorientierte Therapie" AOT); training of activities of daily living, care activities; management of assistive devices, wheelchair provision and training.

Superior module:

Occupational Therapy and Participation across the Lifespan: Independence and Productivity

Module description:

Upon completion of this module students have an understanding of their role as occupational therapists in neurology: with the help of client case studies they are able to identify relevant diagnoses applying specific tests / assessments and write therapy goals. They know recent occupational therapy treatment methods for neurophysiology and neuropsychology. From this they can develop treatment plans, choose appropriate treatment methods, apply these to client case studies, reason and evaluate these. They relate content to other areas of practice and are able to comprise this when planning therapy. They see their clients in a holistic way and consider personal / individual factors as well as the environment when planning therapy. They plan occupation-based therapy with the aim of participation. An end-of-module assessment takes place to prove skills acquisition of this module by linking the content of different courses.

Occupational Therapy Process: Adults 2

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code ETHB4EE2IL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 3
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Occupational therapy in neurology, work settings, responsibilities in this area of practice. Occupational therapy process including professional reasoning: initial assessment in occupational therapy using specific tests / assessments, occupation-based therapy, writing and evaluating therapy goals, general occupational therapy treatment methods, occupational therapy treatment methods specific for relevant diagnoses such as spinal cord injury, severe acquired traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, hemiplegia/hemiparesis, dysphagia, neglect, visual extinction, pusher syndrome, problems with visual and spatial perception skills, apraxia, aphasia, higher level cognitive functions and possible impairments, memory disorders, visual impairments of the central nervous system; multidisciplinary teamwork (especially the cooperation with physiotherapy/PTH and orthoptists/OTK in neurorehabilitation). Documentation and evaluation

Superior module:

Occupational Therapy and Participation across the Lifespan: Independence and Productivity

Module description:

Upon completion of this module students have an understanding of their role as occupational therapists in neurology: with the help of client case studies they are able to identify relevant diagnoses applying specific tests / assessments and write therapy goals. They know recent occupational therapy treatment methods for neurophysiology and neuropsychology. From this they can develop treatment plans, choose appropriate treatment methods, apply these to client case studies, reason and evaluate these. They relate content to other areas of practice and are able to comprise this when planning therapy. They see their clients in a holistic way and consider personal / individual factors as well as the environment when planning therapy. They plan occupation-based therapy with the aim of participation. An end-of-module assessment takes place to prove skills acquisition of this module by linking the content of different courses.

Professional Practice Placement 4: Neurology

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code ETHB4BP4IT
Type IT
Kind Internship (S)
INTL-Code 1
SWS 0
ECTS Credits 9.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Familiarising oneself with the chosen institution's organisational structure and procedures; getting in contact and applying conversation techniques with clients / relatives / those affected; familiarising oneself with therapy methods and materials; implementation, evaluation and documentation of the occupational therapy process based on professional reasoning; reflecting one's own role and approach in different settings, special assignments according to chapter F2.2; interdisciplinary tasks and duties

Superior module:

Professional Practice Placement 4

Module description:

Upon completion of this placement students are able to implement the occupational therapy process in the given area of practice. They focus on daily life as well as environment and work in a client-centred way. They demonstrate advanced skills of conversation techniques, are aware of their ethical duties, complete tasks in the given setting which are not immediately client-based, and fulfil their role as expert, teamworker, communicator and professional team member. They apply their knowledge of trauma and culturally sensitive behaviour.

Reflexion and Learning 4

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code ETHB4RL4RC
Type RC
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 1.5
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Information and advanced reflection of topics and questions relevant for this semester; foundations of inclusion; UN convention on the rights of persons with disabilities; preparation for professional practice placement 4; back-home reflection of experiences, presentation and evaluation of placements (professional-methodological, social-communicative); discussion and reflection together with staff members supporting personal and professional development

Superior module:

Social-Communicative and Methodological Skills 4

Module description:

Upon completion of this module students know about the importance of successful communication with everyone involved in the therapy process. They can guide clients through problems with motivation, and are able to develop an authentic and stable therapeutic relationship with them. In contact with relatives, students are aware of the client¿s background and its importance and appreciation. They include relatives by listening and directly asking them for specific information, they convey to relatives that they are partners in the therapeutic process. They demonstrate basic skills in problem solving and show an innovative approach towards their profession. Upon completion of this module students can evaluate, analyse and compare the therapeutic role of selected activities from daily life as well as arts and crafts. They can apply these skills to client case studies and group work, they can grade and vary these. Students understand the importance of ethical thinking and behaviour for their work, they formulate ethical questions about their profession. From this they further develop their professional competence and feel responsible to ethical guidelines of their profession. They identify personal strengths and possible areas for improvement, and know practical steps for further training and improvement. Based on theoretical knowledge and personal involvement they are able to act in a trauma-informed and transcultural way within their profession.

Selected Occupations 3

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code ETHB4AB3UE
Type UB
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 3
ECTS Credits 2.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Selected activities from daily life as well as arts and crafts (pottery, wicker, paper and cardboard, or similar activities) are introduced in this course. They are analysed concerning their therapeutic potential (activity analysis) and related to client case studies (occupation analysis); Knowledge about materials and tools used, safety procedures, design of the workplace; analysis of techniques and movement, adapting & grading; different types of instruction for groups

Superior module:

Social-Communicative and Methodological Skills 4

Module description:

Upon completion of this module students know about the importance of successful communication with everyone involved in the therapy process. They can guide clients through problems with motivation, and are able to develop an authentic and stable therapeutic relationship with them. In contact with relatives, students are aware of the client¿s background and its importance and appreciation. They include relatives by listening and directly asking them for specific information, they convey to relatives that they are partners in the therapeutic process. They demonstrate basic skills in problem solving and show an innovative approach towards their profession. Upon completion of this module students can evaluate, analyse and compare the therapeutic role of selected activities from daily life as well as arts and crafts. They can apply these skills to client case studies and group work, they can grade and vary these. Students understand the importance of ethical thinking and behaviour for their work, they formulate ethical questions about their profession. From this they further develop their professional competence and feel responsible to ethical guidelines of their profession. They identify personal strengths and possible areas for improvement, and know practical steps for further training and improvement. Based on theoretical knowledge and personal involvement they are able to act in a trauma-informed and transcultural way within their profession.

Trauma and Culturally Sensitive Behaviour in Occupational Therapy

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code ETHB4TKEIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Attitude and definition of culture- and gender-sensitive behaviour; awareness of personal values and intercultural attitudes; trauma: neuropsychological foundations of psychological trauma; theoretical foundations of disorders following psychological trauma (flashbacks, post-traumatic stress disorder); management of crises and dissociations; building the basis for therapy: history taking with migration population, therapeutic relationship; occupational therapy treatment of disorders following trauma (foundations)

Superior module:

Social-Communicative and Methodological Skills 4

Module description:

Upon completion of this module students know about the importance of successful communication with everyone involved in the therapy process. They can guide clients through problems with motivation, and are able to develop an authentic and stable therapeutic relationship with them. In contact with relatives, students are aware of the client¿s background and its importance and appreciation. They include relatives by listening and directly asking them for specific information, they convey to relatives that they are partners in the therapeutic process. They demonstrate basic skills in problem solving and show an innovative approach towards their profession. Upon completion of this module students can evaluate, analyse and compare the therapeutic role of selected activities from daily life as well as arts and crafts. They can apply these skills to client case studies and group work, they can grade and vary these. Students understand the importance of ethical thinking and behaviour for their work, they formulate ethical questions about their profession. From this they further develop their professional competence and feel responsible to ethical guidelines of their profession. They identify personal strengths and possible areas for improvement, and know practical steps for further training and improvement. Based on theoretical knowledge and personal involvement they are able to act in a trauma-informed and transcultural way within their profession.

Course titleSWSECTSTYPE

Communication and Ethics 4

Semester 5
Academic year 3
Course code ETHB5KE4RC
Type RC
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Reflection of roles in different occupational therapy settings, duties of team leaders, leadership theories, practising and reflecting possibilities of leadership. Kantor¿s four-player-model; importance of team building and development; advanced group dynamics, practising problem solving in teams. Multidisciplinary cooperation. Rhetorical considerations for speeches, training, presentations. Supervision for relevant topics of the semester

Superior module:

Communication and Ethics 4

Module description:

Upon completion of this module students acquire basic skills in leadership, leading and advanced skills in project management: they know and reflect their personal leadership style. They appreciate differences, discuss facts and circumstances and promote decision making within (multidisciplinary) teams. Students can prepare, structure and implement presentations and trainings for specific target groups. They act professionally when discussing with stakeholders and represent their profession appropriately. They have knowledge of community-based occupational therapy. They demonstrate the skills acquired in previous modules applying them to a practice project

Foundations of Health Sciences

Semester 5
Academic year 3
Course code ETHB5GGWIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 2.5
ECTS Credits 2.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Health education; health promotion Model of salutogenesis and its practical implementation Approaching health literacy and its consequences for health promotion and prevention. Approach of empowerment and subjective concepts as well as theories of health and disease. Life skills for reaching health goals. Foundations of primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary prevention as well as differentiation to rehabilitation. Health goals, primary care / primary health; health determinants; health sociology Superior module:

Superior module:

Occupational Therapy and Participation: Health Promotion and Prevention

Module description:

Upon completion of this module students have an understanding of their role as occupational therapists in the areas of health education / health promotion and prevention: they know the concepts of health education, health promotion, primary health care, health literacy, prevention and rehabilitation as well as possible focus in these areas, with the help of client case studies they are able to identify factors influencing health and quality of life on an individual and societal level, identify and formulate goals. They know possibilities for health education / health promotion as well as measures for primary, secondary and tertiary prevention and can reason their implementation. They know possibilities for improving quality of life and wellbeing as well as developing and improving clients¿ health competence. They are aware of their role as health advocates. They transfer their therapeutic skills to the setting of health education / health promotion and prevention. They plan occupation-based therapy with the aim of participation Students know the foundations of occupational medicine, factors influencing employees such as the environment, work options as well as work strain. They are aware of health-sociological perspectives on health education / health promotion and prevention. An end-of-module assessment takes place to prove skills acquisition of this module by linking the content of different courses.

Foundations of Law

Semester 5
Academic year 3
Course code ETHB5RGLVO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Introduction to public law, private law, compensation for damages, criminal law, labour law, unemployment and social security law, social insurance and retirement law, health and accident insurance law. Specific focus on patients¿ rights: data protection, rehabilitation act, health promotion act, UN convention on the rights of persons with disabilities; hygiene and sanitary law. Legal requirements for the profession. Risk management and patient safety.

Superior module:

Occupational Therapy in the Context of Society

Module description:

Upon completion of this module students know the foundations of law necessary for their profession, as well as risk management and patient safety. They have an overview of the Austrian health care system as well as inpatient and outpatient services. They know economic aspects of health care and treatment, know about future trends and possible implications for their profession. They are familiar with organisational structures and procedures in hospitals, they have basic knowledge about starting a private practice. They have acquired basic knowledge of PR and marketing. They are aware of the context of society influencing their work as occupational therapists. They are familiar with different agents in health care (support groups, networks and associations¿)

Health Care System in Austria

Semester 5
Academic year 3
Course code ETHB5GOEVO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Politics of social and health care including distribution of costs in Austria; principles and criteria for financing, assessment and definition of health and life, economic aspects of health care, basic terminology of epidemiology, scope of health care in Austria (health-related goals etc.). Organisation of services (inpatient, outpatient, primary care, prevention, health promotion and public health). Future trends (megatrends such as global citizenship, urban transformation); possibilities for financing / submission of health promotion projects

Superior module:

Occupational Therapy in the Context of Society

Module description:

Upon completion of this module students know the foundations of law necessary for their profession, as well as risk management and patient safety. They have an overview of the Austrian health care system as well as inpatient and outpatient services. They know economic aspects of health care and treatment, know about future trends and possible implications for their profession. They are familiar with organisational structures and procedures in hospitals, they have basic knowledge about starting a private practice. They have acquired basic knowledge of PR and marketing. They are aware of the context of society influencing their work as occupational therapists. They are familiar with different agents in health care (support groups, networks and associations¿)

Occupational Therapy Implementation: Adults 3

Semester 5
Academic year 3
Course code ETHB5EV3IL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 1.5
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Examples from occupational therapy practice: Using selected client case studies illustrating occupational therapy in general psychiatry / acute psychiatry / social psychiatry / psychosomatic medicine, in forensics and addiction Occupational therapy and vocational integration, advanced level of vocational therapy implementation in theory and practice: job coaching, group training of social skills, health promotion programmes in companies

Superior module:

Occupational Therapy and Participation across the Lifespan: Independence and Productivity

Module description:

Upon completion of this module students have an understanding of their role as occupational therapists in the areas of health education / health promotion and prevention: they know the concepts of health education, health promotion, primary health care, health literacy, prevention and rehabilitation as well as possible focus in these areas, with the help of client case studies they are able to identify factors influencing health and quality of life on an individual and societal level, identify and formulate goals. They know possibilities for health education / health promotion as well as measures for primary, secondary and tertiary prevention and can reason their implementation. They know possibilities for improving quality of life and wellbeing as well as developing and improving clients¿ health competence. They are aware of their role as health advocates. They transfer their therapeutic skills to the setting of health education / health promotion and prevention. They plan occupation-based therapy with the aim of participation Students know the foundations of occupational medicine, factors influencing employees such as the environment, work options as well as work strain. They are aware of health-sociological perspectives on health education / health promotion and prevention. An end-of-module assessment takes place to prove skills acquisition of this module by linking the content of different courses.

Occupational Therapy Process and Implementation: Health Education, Health Promotion and Prevention

Semester 5
Academic year 3
Course code ETHB5EGPIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 2.5
ECTS Credits 2.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Occupational therapy in health promotion and prevention: work settings, responsibilities and OT role in this area of practice. Occupational therapy process including professional reasoning: OT assessment, goals and treatment plan, occupation-based therapy and client-centeredness, intervention: ergonomics guidelines, task design, rehabilitation measures, organisation of work, health promotion measures focusing on occupation: what is of value in my life, enabling self-care and mindfulness; patient education such as back school programmes, compensation measures, occupational therapy and megatrends: healthiness, mindfulness, mindbalance; Calw model, work-life blending: occupational balance, occupational transitions, different settings and approaches: community health (healthy communities, healthy schools), life-course approach, empowerment, health promotion and participation, AAL, energy; documentation and evaluation; Foundations of occupational medicine

Superior module:

Occupational Therapy and Participation: Health Promotion and Prevention

Module description:

Upon completion of this module students have an understanding of their role as occupational therapists in the areas of health education / health promotion and prevention: they know the concepts of health education, health promotion, primary health care, health literacy, prevention and rehabilitation as well as possible focus in these areas, with the help of client case studies they are able to identify factors influencing health and quality of life on an individual and societal level, identify and formulate goals. They know possibilities for health education / health promotion as well as measures for primary, secondary and tertiary prevention and can reason their implementation. They know possibilities for improving quality of life and wellbeing as well as developing and improving clients¿ health competence. They are aware of their role as health advocates. They transfer their therapeutic skills to the setting of health education / health promotion and prevention. They plan occupation-based therapy with the aim of participation Students know the foundations of occupational medicine, factors influencing employees such as the environment, work options as well as work strain. They are aware of health-sociological perspectives on health education / health promotion and prevention. An end-of-module assessment takes place to prove skills acquisition of this module by linking the content of different courses.

Occupational Therapy Process: Adults 3

Semester 5
Academic year 3
Course code ETHB5EE3IL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Occupational therapy in psychiatry: work settings, responsibilities, parameters and OT role in this area of practice. Occupational therapy process including professional reasoning: OT assessment using specific tests / assessments, occupation-based therapy and client-centeredness, writing therapy goals, occupational therapy methods including group therapy settings; implementing occupational therapy in psychiatry; documentation, evaluation Occupational therapy in vocational therapy and occupational integration of people with physical, psychological, mental and sensory impairments: work settings, responsibilities, parameters and OT role in this area of practice, employment and unemployment seen from a therapy perspective. Occupational therapy process including professional reasoning: OT assessment using specific tests / assessments, occupation-based therapy and client-centeredness, writing therapy goals, occupational therapy methods; implementing occupational therapy; documentation, evaluation

Superior module:

Occupational Therapy and Participation across the Lifespan: Independence and Productivity

Module description:

Upon completion of this module students have an understanding of their role as occupational therapists in the areas of health education / health promotion and prevention: they know the concepts of health education, health promotion, primary health care, health literacy, prevention and rehabilitation as well as possible focus in these areas, with the help of client case studies they are able to identify factors influencing health and quality of life on an individual and societal level, identify and formulate goals. They know possibilities for health education / health promotion as well as measures for primary, secondary and tertiary prevention and can reason their implementation. They know possibilities for improving quality of life and wellbeing as well as developing and improving clients¿ health competence. They are aware of their role as health advocates. They transfer their therapeutic skills to the setting of health education / health promotion and prevention. They plan occupation-based therapy with the aim of participation Students know the foundations of occupational medicine, factors influencing employees such as the environment, work options as well as work strain. They are aware of health-sociological perspectives on health education / health promotion and prevention. An end-of-module assessment takes place to prove skills acquisition of this module by linking the content of different courses.

Private Practice, Marketing and Business Administration

Semester 5
Academic year 3
Course code ETHB5FMBIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 1.5
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Setting up a private practice, public relations, foundations of business administration (accounting, cost planning, cash method of accounting), foundations of tax system, social insurance when working in the private health sector, loan agreement and cadaster. Marketing strategies: corporate identity, corporate design, services marketing, market research, UMP (Unique Marketing Position)

Superior module:

Occupational Therapy in the Context of Society

Module description:

Upon completion of this module students know the foundations of law necessary for their profession, as well as risk management and patient safety. They have an overview of the Austrian health care system as well as inpatient and outpatient services. They know economic aspects of health care and treatment, know about future trends and possible implications for their profession. They are familiar with organisational structures and procedures in hospitals, they have basic knowledge about starting a private practice. They have acquired basic knowledge of PR and marketing. They are aware of the context of society influencing their work as occupational therapists. They are familiar with different agents in health care (support groups, networks and associations¿)

Professional Practice Placement 5

Semester 5
Academic year 3
Course code ETHB5BP5IT
Type IT
Kind Internship (S)
INTL-Code 1
SWS 0
ECTS Credits 10
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Familiarising oneself with the chosen institutions organisational structure and procedures; getting in contact and applying conversation techniques with clients / relatives / those affected; familiarising oneself with therapy methods and materials; implementation, evaluation and documentation of the occupational therapy process based on professional reasoning; reflecting one's own role and approach in different settings; special assignments according to chapter F2.2; interdisciplinary tasks and duties

Superior module:

Professional Practice Placement 5

Module description:

Upon completion of this module students acquire basic skills in leadership, leading and advanced skills in project management: they know and reflect their personal leadership style. They appreciate differences, discuss facts and circumstances and promote decision making within (multidisciplinary) teams. Students can prepare, structure and implement presentations and trainings for specific target groups. They act professionally when discussing with stakeholders and represent their profession appropriately. They have knowledge of community-based occupational therapy. They demonstrate skills acquired in previous modules applying them to a practice project

Project Workshop 2: Health Education, Health Promotion and Prevention

Semester 5
Academic year 3
Course code ETHB5PR2PT
Type PT
Kind Project
INTL-Code 1
SWS 0.5
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Selected activities from daily life, arts and crafts as well as health promotion are implemented in a project with real-life clients / project partners. A project proposal is submitted in written format, approach and procedures are to be explained. The project is presented in a poster presentation, a project report is written. The project is implemented with project partners (SALK-Salzburg province hospitals, FH - university of applied sciences, different companies, homes for the elderly, NPO), the project group takes on management responsibilities

Superior module:

Communication and Ethics 4

Module description:

Upon completion of this module students acquire basic skills in leadership, leading and advanced skills in project management: they know and reflect their personal leadership style. They appreciate differences, discuss facts and circumstances and promote decision making within (multidisciplinary) teams. Students can prepare, structure and implement presentations and trainings for specific target groups. They act professionally when discussing with stakeholders and represent their profession appropriately. They have knowledge of community-based occupational therapy. They demonstrate the skills acquired in previous modules applying them to a practice project

Psychiatry

Semester 5
Academic year 3
Course code ETHB5PSYVO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Laws and regulations, options of psychiatric settings, definitions and key terms, psychpathology; recent psychiatric diagnostics, treatment approaches and methods, medication. Mental disorders: schizophrenia, affective disorders, addiction, personality disorders, eating disorders, trauma disorders, suicidality, anger disorder, forensics

Superior module:

Related Fields of Study 5

Module description:

Upon completion of this module students know the clinical presentation of common disorders within psychiatry (according to ICD), they know about recent treatment methods including medication. Based on examples they link this knowledge to occupational therapy treatment and specifically consider possible implications for people¿s occupational performance. They are aware of the psychological perspective on psychiatric disorders and its consequences as well as triggers, including aspects of occupational and organisational psychology. Upon completion of this module students have advanced knowledge of sociology including medical sociology. They can link this knowledge to their occupational therapy thinking and behaviour.

Psychology and Sociology

Semester 5
Academic year 3
Course code ETHB5PSOIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 2.5
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Psychodiagnostics, multifactorial model of disease causation; personality and personality development. Occupational and organisational psychology: employment and unemployment, mobbing, burnout, motivation, stress, creativity, resources and stress management. Psychological perspective on psychiatric disorders: compliance and coping strategies; resilience. The therapeutic relationship; selected types of psychotherapy. Sociology: group-organisation-society, norms and values, rules. Structures: group dynamics, development of groups from a sociological perspective, consequences for group leaders and teamwork. Sociology of work and employment; industrial sociology; productivity and leisure time; medical sociology

Superior module:

Related Fields of Study 5

Module description:

Upon completion of this module students know the clinical presentation of common disorders within psychiatry (according to ICD), they know about recent treatment methods including medication. Based on examples they link this knowledge to occupational therapy treatment and specifically consider possible implications for people¿s occupational performance. They are aware of the psychological perspective on psychiatric disorders and its consequences as well as triggers, including aspects of occupational and organisational psychology. Upon completion of this module students have advanced knowledge of sociology including medical sociology. They can link this knowledge to their occupational therapy thinking and behaviour.

Reflection and Learning 5

Semester 5
Academic year 3
Course code ETHB5RL5RC
Type RC
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Information and advanced reflection of topics and questions relevant for this semester; foundations of community-based occupational therapy and its approach; preparation for professional practice placement 5; back-home reflection of experiences, presentation and evaluation of placements (professional-methodological, social-communicative)

Superior module:

Communication and Ethics 4

Module description:

Upon completion of this module students acquire basic skills in leadership, leading and advanced skills in project management: they know and reflect their personal leadership style. They appreciate differences, discuss facts and circumstances and promote decision making within (multidisciplinary) teams. Students can prepare, structure and implement presentations and trainings for specific target groups. They act professionally when discussing with stakeholders and represent their profession appropriately. They have knowledge of community-based occupational therapy. They demonstrate the skills acquired in previous modules applying them to a practice project

Course titleSWSECTSTYPE

Advanced Course in Occupational Therapy Implementation

Semester 6
Academic year 3
Course code ETHB6VFEIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 0.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Students can choose among the following: Advanced skills and knowledge of occupational therapy implementation: e.g. Prä-Affolter, Cyriax, Sensory Integration, MELBA/ IDA, HAMET 2, PNF, AMPS, Taping, PRPP, ...

Superior module:

Social-Communicative and Methodological Skills 6

Module description:

Upon completion of this module students know selected possibilities for occupational therapy treatment and implementation on an advanced level. Based on the occupational therapy process as well as OT models of practice, students know about individual problems in performance in daily living for different target groups and can develop occupation-based goals and therapy methods for group as well as individual settings. They know about specific options and challenges of occupational therapy implementation concerning the sociopolitical dimension as well as educational sector; and / or they know approaches for implementing community-based occupational therapy; and / or have acquired advanced knowledge about health promotion. Students reflect their professional / personal development throughout their studies and therefore prove acquired competence in their roles as learners as well as members of their profession. They combine their knowledge from the different paths of competence acquisition and demonstrate this when working in a multidisciplinary setting. They enhance their skills for reasoning their approach, explaining professional and inter-professional correlations, the ability to develop and present solutions within a team. By doing so they therefore prove their competence in the roles of experts, communicators, teachers and team members.

Bachelor Paper and Bachelor Paper Seminar

Semester 6
Academic year 3
Course code ETHB6BB2SE
Type SE
Kind Bachelor thesis
INTL-Code 2
SWS 0.5
ECTS Credits 8.5
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Advanced course focusing on: empirical part of bachelor paper - developing research questions, choosing and describing appropriate study design and method, writing research proposal. Writing bachelor paper, knowledge of steps for final editing of a scientific paper (checklist) and implementation for personal bachelor paper, presentation of bachelor paper as a poster or scientific journal article

Superior module:

Science and Evidence 3

Module description:

Upon completion of this module students have advanced knowledge and skills in scientific thinking and research. They implement these skills when writing their own bachelor papers: They are able to structure data gathered for their bachelor papers; they analyse quantitative and qualitative data using appropriate statistical methods. They learn how to interpret and discuss their data and draw conclusions from their findings. They can evaluate the generalisability of found outcomes in an appropriate and valid manner. In their bachelor exams - They demonstrate their knowledge and skills as future occupational therapists illustrating these with the description of an occupational therapy process, they explain their findings and base their decisions on theoretical background. They do this by demonstrating and applying different skills, which they have acquired throughout their studies, in an appropriate and professional manner. By doing so they therefore prove their roles as experts and as members of their profession. - They demonstrate reasoning skills applied in the process of writing their bachelor papers

Final Exams

Semester 6
Academic year 3
Course code ETHB6BAPIT
Type BP
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 0
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character final

Lecture content:

According to § 16 Abs. 1 FHStG idgF the board examination for the final exams comprises of the following parts: Oral examination on bachelor paper put in context to relevant courses throughout the curriculum Occupational therapy examination with a client case study from one area of practice comprising theory and practice (illustration and reasoning).

Superior module:

Science and Evidence 3

Module description:

Upon completion of this module students have advanced knowledge and skills in scientific thinking and research. They implement these skills when writing their own bachelor papers: They are able to structure data gathered for their bachelor papers; they analyse quantitative and qualitative data using appropriate statistical methods. They learn how to interpret and discuss their data and draw conclusions from their findings. They can evaluate the generalisability of found outcomes in an appropriate and valid manner. In their bachelor exams - They demonstrate their knowledge and skills as future occupational therapists illustrating these with the description of an occupational therapy process, they explain their findings and base their decisions on theoretical background. They do this by demonstrating and applying different skills, which they have acquired throughout their studies, in an appropriate and professional manner. By doing so they therefore prove their roles as experts and as members of their profession. - They demonstrate reasoning skills applied in the process of writing their bachelor papers

Future Trends in Occupational Therapy

Semester 6
Academic year 3
Course code ETHB6ZUKIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Students can choose among the following: Occupational therapy in a sociopolitcal context: People in uncertain living conditions as seen from related fields of study and occupational therapy; inclusion, accessibility; occupational justice / injustice (homes, unemployed, asylum seekers) Occupational therapy in the educational sector: society and education, inclusion, correlation of therapy and paedagogics, correlation of sensory-motor skills, occupational competence and cultural techniques; Occupational therapy in the community: frame of reference, responsibilities, roles (trainer, counselor, teacher / facilitator / mediator, coordinator,... ). Concepts, approaches and practical examples Occupational therapy in health promotion (advanced level): vitality / energy; new work, work-life blend, mindfulness, ...

Superior module:

Social-Communicative and Methodological Skills 6

Module description:

Upon completion of this module students know selected possibilities for occupational therapy treatment and implementation on an advanced level. Based on the occupational therapy process as well as OT models of practice, students know about individual problems in performance in daily living for different target groups and can develop occupation-based goals and therapy methods for group as well as individual settings. They know about specific options and challenges of occupational therapy implementation concerning the sociopolitical dimension as well as educational sector; and / or they know approaches for implementing community-based occupational therapy; and / or have acquired advanced knowledge about health promotion. Students reflect their professional / personal development throughout their studies and therefore prove acquired competence in their roles as learners as well as members of their profession. They combine their knowledge from the different paths of competence acquisition and demonstrate this when working in a multidisciplinary setting. They enhance their skills for reasoning their approach, explaining professional and inter-professional correlations, the ability to develop and present solutions within a team. By doing so they therefore prove their competence in the roles of experts, communicators, teachers and team members.

Geriatrics

Semester 6
Academic year 3
Course code ETHB6GERVO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 1.5
ECTS Credits 1.5
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Definitions and key terms - demographics; biological theories of aging; healthy and ill old people - specific health concerns for older people; physiological aging (focus on musculoskeletal system, sensory systems, brain); diseases in older age, multimorbidity; geriatric assessment as quality control; neuro-geriatric diseases as well as gerontopsychiatric disorders and issues (e.g. dementia, depression, delusion in older adults, addiction, incontinence, fractures, fall risk, frailty, nutrition); diagnostics and therapy from a medical perspective, palliative medicine and care

Superior module:

Related Fields of Study 6

Module description:

Upon completion of this module students have knowledge of physical, psychological and sociocultural changes in older age as well as of the term multimorbidity. They have reflected their conception of the human being and their understanding of illness applying to older people. They know specific resources, health concerns, the most common diseases (including aetiology, diagnostics as well as medical and psychological therapy options) and their implications on older people¿s occupational performance. Upon completion of this module students have advanced knowledge of psychology relevant for older people. They can link this knowledge to their occupational therapy thinking and behaviour.

Interdisciplinary Case Studies

Semester 6
Academic year 3
Course code ETHB6IDFIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 0.5
ECTS Credits 0.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Key problems, which health professionals are confronted with, are discussed and reflected among a multidisciplinary group using case studies. Selected case examples (for teaching purposes), student examples from practice, as well as samples from films or texts can be used as starting points. The following recommendations for possible content can be modified according to the involved study programmes (from the department of health studies) as well as interested participants and recent developments: pathological appearance of complaints, symptoms, description of patients, possible diagnostic and therapeutic decisions, dealing with mortality, debating the correlation of technical medical innovations and patients¿ needs, appreciating patients as autonomous persons, interpersonal problems and setting limits when working with clients, health care system financing and accessibility to health care system for everyone, collaboration with other health care professionals.

Superior module:

Social-Communicative and Methodological Skills 6

Module description:

Upon completion of this module students know selected possibilities for occupational therapy treatment and implementation on an advanced level. Based on the occupational therapy process as well as OT models of practice, students know about individual problems in performance in daily living for different target groups and can develop occupation-based goals and therapy methods for group as well as individual settings. They know about specific options and challenges of occupational therapy implementation concerning the sociopolitical dimension as well as educational sector; and / or they know approaches for implementing community-based occupational therapy; and / or have acquired advanced knowledge about health promotion. Students reflect their professional / personal development throughout their studies and therefore prove acquired competence in their roles as learners as well as members of their profession. They combine their knowledge from the different paths of competence acquisition and demonstrate this when working in a multidisciplinary setting. They enhance their skills for reasoning their approach, explaining professional and inter-professional correlations, the ability to develop and present solutions within a team. By doing so they therefore prove their competence in the roles of experts, communicators, teachers and team members.

Occupational Science 3

Semester 6
Academic year 3
Course code ETHB6OS3IL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 1.5
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Advanced skills: quality assurance, qualitative and quantitative data gathering (questionnaire/interview, observation, focus group, experimental methods) and data analysis (qualitative / quantitative content analysis, application of statistical methods)

Superior module:

Science and Evidence 3

Module description:

Upon completion of this module students have advanced knowledge and skills in scientific thinking and research. They implement these skills when writing their own bachelor papers: They are able to structure data gathered for their bachelor papers; they analyse quantitative and qualitative data using appropriate statistical methods. They learn how to interpret and discuss their data and draw conclusions from their findings. They can evaluate the generalisability of found outcomes in an appropriate and valid manner. In their bachelor exams - They demonstrate their knowledge and skills as future occupational therapists illustrating these with the description of an occupational therapy process, they explain their findings and base their decisions on theoretical background. They do this by demonstrating and applying different skills, which they have acquired throughout their studies, in an appropriate and professional manner. By doing so they therefore prove their roles as experts and as members of their profession. - They demonstrate reasoning skills applied in the process of writing their bachelor papers

Occupational Therapy Process and Implementation: Older Adults in Acute Care

Semester 6
Academic year 3
Course code ETHB6EAAIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Geriatric occupational therapy in acute care: work settings, responsibilities, parameters and OT role in this area of practice. Occupational therapy process including professional reasoning: OT assessment using specific tests / assessments, occupation-based therapy and clientcenteredness, writing therapy goals, occupational therapy methods including group therapy settings; biography books and context factors; implementing occupational therapy in geriatrics; documentation, evaluation; teamwork; education / consultation of relatives Foundations of occupational therapy implementation / methods / materials in health promotion and prevention of older adults (e.g. general activation, memory and mobility training, psychomotor skills training; prevention of falls).

Superior module:

Occupational Therapy and Participation across the Lifespan: Retirement

Module description:

Upon completion of this module students have an understanding of their role as occupational therapists in geriatrics: with the help of client case studies they are able to identify diagnoses applying specific tests / assessments and write therapy goals. They know recent occupational therapy treatment methods, develop treatment plans, choose appropriate treatment methods, apply these to client case studies, reason and evaluate these. They relate content to other areas of practice and are able to comprise this when planning therapy. They see their clients in a holistic way and consider personal / individual factors as well as the environment when planning therapy. They plan occupation-based therapy with the aim of participation. They know the foundations and parameters of geriatric occupational therapy in acute care, outpatient and long-term settings, describe work settings and related responsibilities and are aware of the importance of multidisciplinary teamwork within geriatric rehabilitation.

Occupational Therapy Process and Implementation: Older Adults in Outpatient Settings and Long- Term Care

Semester 6
Academic year 3
Course code ETHB6EALIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 2.5
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Occupational therapy in homes for the elderly and in day care: work settings, responsibilities, parameters and OT role in this area of practice. Occupational therapy process including professional reasoning: OT assessment using specific tests / assessments, occupation-based therapy and client-centeredness, writing therapy goals, occupational therapy methods including group therapy settings; biography books and context factors; implementing occupational therapy in outpatient and long-term settings; documentation, evaluation; teamwork; education / consultation of relatives; validation, occupational therapy for people with dementia Working with chronically ill or dying patients (occupational therapy in palliative care settings)

Superior module:

Occupational Therapy and Participation across the Lifespan: Retirement

Module description:

Upon completion of this module students have an understanding of their role as occupational therapists in geriatrics: with the help of client case studies they are able to identify diagnoses applying specific tests / assessments and write therapy goals. They know recent occupational therapy treatment methods, develop treatment plans, choose appropriate treatment methods, apply these to client case studies, reason and evaluate these. They relate content to other areas of practice and are able to comprise this when planning therapy. They see their clients in a holistic way and consider personal / individual factors as well as the environment when planning therapy. They plan occupation-based therapy with the aim of participation. They know the foundations and parameters of geriatric occupational therapy in acute care, outpatient and long-term settings, describe work settings and related responsibilities and are aware of the importance of multidisciplinary teamwork within geriatric rehabilitation.

Professional Practice Placement 6

Semester 6
Academic year 3
Course code ETHB6BP6IT
Type IT
Kind Internship (S)
INTL-Code 1
SWS 0
ECTS Credits 9.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Familiarising oneself with the chosen institution's organisational structure and procedures; getting in contact and applying conversation techniques with clients / relatives / those affected; familiarising oneself with therapy methods and materials; implementation, evaluation and documentation of the occupational therapy process based on professional reasoning; reflecting one¿s own role and approach in different settings; special assignments according to chapter F2.2; interdisciplinary tasks and duties

Superior module:

Professional Practice Placement 6

Module description:

Upon completion of this placement students are able to implement the occupational therapy process in the given area of practice. They focus on daily life as well as environment and work in a client-centred way. They demonstrate advanced skills of conversation techniques, are aware of their ethical duties, complete tasks in the given setting which are not immediately client-based, and fulfil their role as expert, teamworker, communicator, professional team member and health advocate on an advanced level. They demonstrate advanced competence of multidisciplinary cooperation.

Psychology

Semester 6
Academic year 3
Course code ETHB6PSYIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Self-critical reflection of conception of the human being and understanding illness in older people; improving awareness and perception when encountering older people; the old person's situation from a psychological perspective; dealing with loss (also of relationships) and impairments; competence / increased vulnerability in older age; professional conduct with suicidal older people; using biography books as a key to better understanding of the individual; multiprofessional therapy approach to multimorbidity in older people from a psychological perspective; psychological assessments (differential diagnosis) and therapy options for selected psychogeriatric disorders (e.g. dementia, depression, delusion) as well as including relatives in geriatric treatment from a psychological perspective;

Superior module:

Related Fields of Study 6

Module description:

Upon completion of this module students have knowledge of physical, psychological and sociocultural changes in older age as well as of the term multimorbidity. They have reflected their conception of the human being and their understanding of illness applying to older people. They know specific resources, health concerns, the most common diseases (including aetiology, diagnostics as well as medical and psychological therapy options) and their implications on older people¿s occupational performance. Upon completion of this module students have advanced knowledge of psychology relevant for older people. They can link this knowledge to their occupational therapy thinking and behaviour.

Reflection and Learning 6

Semester 6
Academic year 3
Course code ETHB6RL6RC
Type RC
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 1.5
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Information and advanced reflection of topics and questions relevant for this semester; preparation for professional practice placement 6; back-home reflection of experiences, presentation and evaluation of placements (professional-methodological, social-communicative); concluding discussion and reflection together with staff members supporting personal and professional development, completion of studies, entering the workforce

Superior module:

Social-Communicative and Methodological Skills 6

Module description:

Upon completion of this module students know selected possibilities for occupational therapy treatment and implementation on an advanced level. Based on the occupational therapy process as well as OT models of practice, students know about individual problems in performance in daily living for different target groups and can develop occupation-based goals and therapy methods for group as well as individual settings. They know about specific options and challenges of occupational therapy implementation concerning the sociopolitical dimension as well as educational sector; and / or they know approaches for implementing community-based occupational therapy; and / or have acquired advanced knowledge about health promotion. Students reflect their professional / personal development throughout their studies and therefore prove acquired competence in their roles as learners as well as members of their profession. They combine their knowledge from the different paths of competence acquisition and demonstrate this when working in a multidisciplinary setting. They enhance their skills for reasoning their approach, explaining professional and inter-professional correlations, the ability to develop and present solutions within a team. By doing so they therefore prove their competence in the roles of experts, communicators, teachers and team members.

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SemesterSemesters 1, 3, 5: courses held only in winter semester (mid-September to end of January), Semesters 2, 4, 6: courses held only in summer semester (mid-February to end of June)
SWSweekly contact hours over 14 weeks in semester (example SWS 2 equals 28 contact hours for the whole course
ECTS CreditsWork load in ECTS credits, 1 ECTS credit equals an estimated 25 hours of work for the student
INTL-CodeIndicates categories for incoming students
5: offered in English on a routine basis
4: offered in English if a specified number of incoming students attend (usually 3)
3: taught in German but support material in English, exams can also be taken in English, active support from a student buddy
2: taught in German, incoming students require sufficient German proficiency to follow class
1: not available for incomings
TypeBP = Bachelor final exam
DP/MP = Master final exam
IL = Lecture with integrated project work
IT = Individual training/phases
LB = Lab (session)
PS = Pro-seminar
PT = Project
RC = Course with integrated reflective practice
RE = Revision course
SE = Seminar
TU = Tutorial
UB = Practice session/Subject practical sessions
VO = Lecture