Institute of

Midwifery

 

“Training at the Institute of Midwifery focuses on a wide range of current and future fields of midwifery: from medical services to support and advice, from pregnancy care to delivery management and maternal care through to research”.

Head of Institute Moenie van der Kleyn

Research is carried out in multidisciplinary collaboration with other institutes of the Department of Health Studies. The individual degree programmes and institutes focus on topics including obesity, exercise, healthy ageing and health literacy. We operate a state-of-the-art Health Perception Lab (HPL) for applied sensory research, which is unique in Austria. The focus is on sustainable health promotion, prevention and therapy.

The Department has forged networks with relevant stakeholders in the health sector as a contribution to achieving health objectives in Styria and to gain visibility at national and international level.

Research areas
  • Development and evaluation of evidence-based innovative diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
  • Health services research for the healthcare professions
  • Innovative training concepts for the healthcare professions
  • Health promotion and prevention strategies
  • Early childhood obesity
Josef Ressel Centre for research into predisposition to perinatal metabolic programming of obesity

What is the link between obesity and early childhood nutrition? The Josef Ressel Centre for research into predisposition to perinatal metabolic programming of obesity is examining this key question. The JR Centre based at the Institute of Midwifery at FH JOANNEUM is a programme of excellence supported by the Christian Doppler Research Association for a period of five years.