Care of children and adolescents (Academic course)

Strong support for young patients

The course offers the opportunity to specialise in the field of child and adolescent care. As part of this course, you will learn all the skills required to provide professional support to young patients. Working in child and adolescent care is distinguished by the combination of specialist knowledge and empathy, as well as the development of individual approaches to care. Graduates will thus acquire the key skills for providing care in their work as a nurse or carer.

Form of study: part-time
Number of student placements per year 30
Duration: 3 semesters 
Locations: FH Salzburg (Schloss Urstein und Campus Urstein),
Bildungszentrum der Salzburger Landeskiniken (BIZ), 
Paracelsus Medizinische Universität (PMU)
Successful completion: Certificate in "Academic expert in child and adolescent care"
Cost: 7.200 Euro for 3 semesters + student union fee 
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Why should I register for an academic course for the care of children and adolescents at Salzburg University of Applied Sciences?

This specialisation enables people from the nursing and care sector to enhance their skills to enable them to handle specific tasks, as professionals, in the care of new-born and premature babies, children and adolescents. The cooperation of Salzburg University of Applied Sciences with Paracelsus Medical University (PMU) provides the optimal combination of an academic and practically orientated course of study. Knowledge of academic work is essential for working as a professional in the field of child and adolescent care.

Topics covered include:

  • Neonatology
  • Supporting families with sick children and adolescents
  • Supporting and guiding families with chronically ill children
  • Palliative care
  • Child and adolescent psychiatry
  • Specific legal frameworks

After successful completion of the course, you will be able to apply for a professional permit to work in child and adolescent care. This enables graduates to support their patients and their relatives at the highest level.

Key information regarding the academic course for child and adolescent care

Course structure and target group

In interdisciplinary modules, you will reflect upon the basic principles of professional conduct and acquire the skills to provide advice and guidance to patients. Course participants will also receive training on basic academic work and research methodology. You will become acquainted with all relevant pathologies and develop individual approaches to care for a young patient group. Using case studies, you will develop action processes that enable you to support your young patients and their relatives. 

The three-semester academic course at Salzburg University of Applied Sciences enables nursing graduates or holders of a bachelor degree to broaden their specialist knowledge.

Graduates will have recourse to well-founded training and will be well prepared to face the challenging tasks in this specialist field of child and adolescent care.