Department of Health Studies

Health Care and Nursing

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Curriculum

1. Semester

Body structures und funtions (KFS) | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 160801101 First Aid 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Students become familiar with the moral obligations of providing emergency assistance. They understand the key tasks of the first aider and the importance of protecting oneself. They can correctly carry out checks for the vital life functions, conduct lifesaving emergency measures, correctly apply dressings to wounds and understand the dangers and the measures involved in treating insect stings, tick bites and poisoning. They can carry out airway management and defibrillation using semi-automatic devices and understand the optimal teamwork required in treating emergency patients.
In this class, students are also given an introduction to crisis and disaster management, general radiation protection and potential hazards.
Body structures und funtions (KFS) | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 160801103 General Pathology 2.5 SWS 3 ECTS
Students know and understand the basic terms used in general and functional pathology. They understand the pathological changes which take place in cells, tissues (especially the skin) and organs, know the causes and progressive pathways of (childhood) diseases and can apply this knowledge in healthcare-related situations. They are familiar with medical examination procedures and the basics of complementary medicine.
Body structures und funtions (KFS) | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 160801102 Medical Fundamentals 4.5 SWS 5 ECTS
Students know and understand the position, structure and function of the structures in the respiratory, vascular, circulatory, digestive, urinary, genital, nervous, sensory and endocrine systems, the skin and the musculoskeletal system. They are familiar with the processes in the physiological state of rest and the related changes in the state of awareness.
Communication and Interaction 1 (KIN1) | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 160801109 Communication 1 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Students understand the theories and models of communication and the basic principles of dialogue and can apply and reflect on these in conversation situations. They can apply basic knowledge of psychology, self-reflective techniques and feedback rules to question their own actions and the actions of others in interaction and communication and to identify any deficits and implement improvements. They recognise the fundamental principles of successful teamwork and the various stages of the group formation process and can reflect on their own behaviours within the group. They understand the basics of rhetoric and presentation techniques.
Communication and Interaction 1 (KIN1) | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 160801108 People as Social Individuals 1 SWS 1 ECTS
This lecture enables students to explain basic terms in sociology such as social action, interaction, norms and values, roles and social systems and to present their significance for the Health Care and Nursing profession.
Students apply their own experiences in addressing the experiencing and handling of illness and psychological approaches to fear, resistance and coping with illness. Students recognise the significance of interpersonal relationships and fundamental forms and problems of their organisation and can implement appropriate measures in structuring relationships and tackling conflict as part of Health Care and Nursing.
Health Care and Nursing 1 (GKP1) | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 160801105 Health Care and Nursing 1 3 SWS 3.5 ECTS
Building on their existing knowledge, students learn in all of their Health Care and Nursing classes that the choice of health care intervention should be based on criteria such as effectiveness, well-being, safety, cost effectiveness and ecology. The nursing interventions detailed below are explained in theory and practical-based sessions, incorporating various learning types and forms, until the students can carry them out themselves.
Students get to know selected aspects of care based on the nursing process and with reference to all stages of life. Students understand nursing interventions in relation to body care and thrombosis prophylaxis and, following critical analysis, can apply these in relation to the situation, individual and influencing factors. They can interpret deviations from the norm in terms of activity and rest (sleep) and transfer supporting measures to practical situations. When it comes to the health care dimension of ‘safety, perception and cognition’, students acquire knowledge of how to handle medication. They are able to undertake a methodological objectification of the vital functions (breathing, pulse, blood pressure and body temperature) and to identify, interpret and document deviations from the norm. Students can name healthcare-related factors influencing nutrition and excretion, interpret observations and implement suitable measures. Students acquire strategies for dealing with closeness and distance and with the religious and spiritual requirements and the privacy of patients, clients and inhabitants in all dimensions of nursing care.
They are capable of directing the full or partial assumption of self or dependent care tasks, in line with the requirements of the individual and tailored to specific needs.
Health Care and Nursing 1 (GKP1) | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 160801106 Hygiene 1.5 SWS 2 ECTS
The students acquire a basic knowledge of the field of hygiene, environmental hygiene and microbiology, relevant to the implementation of nursing activities in the various settings. They are familiar with the most frequent infectious diseases including childhood illnesses, vaccination plans and infection prevention measures. The students can explain the relevant aspects of disinfection and sterilisation and derive relevant hygiene measures. They can also take account of the requirements of quality management in the field of hygiene.
Health Care and Nursing 1 (GKP1) | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 160801104 Nursing Basics 1.5 SWS 2 ECTS
Students acquire an understanding of the term ‘care’ and the steps involved in the Health Care and Nursing process and learn to support this with the aid of computer-assisted health care documentation. They learn to apply different nursing models, theories and concepts and to apply them in Health Care and Nursing, appropriate to the individual and situation. During the theory elements, they learn to identify the needs and requirements of the people being treated and, depending on the available resources, guide them in helping themselves or else perform care activities for them (dependent care). They have basic knowledge of wound dressing and can apply this with regard to the relevant professional rights and obligations.
Health Care and Nursing 1 (GKP1) | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 160801107 Wound Dressing 1 0.5 SWS 0.5 ECTS
The students explore the properties and criteria relating to various dressing materials. They learn to use methods to fix dressings in place and work on wound dressing activities. They learn about the general dressing techniques for various parts of the body and can apply these in a targeted manner.
Internship 1 (PR1) | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 160801110 Ergonomics in Nursing 1 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Students can observe and reflect on their own and other's movement behaviour and identify consequences based on physiological and physical principles. They are able to implement positioning and mobilisation techniques and use appropriate aids. Students understand the individual concepts of the kinaesthetic learning model and apply it in practice. They also acquire strategies for balancing out physical overexertion (stabilisation, stretching, coordination, etc.) and knowledge of occupational hazards and risks and learn how they can develop and evaluate measures and strategies in collaboration with experts (physiotherapy, occupational therapy).
Internship 1 (PR1) | Internship (PR) | Coursecode: 160801112 Internship 1 1 SWS 9 ECTS
Students implement the theory-based knowledge they have acquired (theory-practice transfer) according to the ‘from simple to complex’ model (stage ‘beginner’) in all practical areas necessary to achieve the required competence level. The focus is on applying and transferring background knowledge to the content learned in modules 1, 2 and 3. Students recognise and react to health risks and resources and implement appropriate measures as part of the nursing process. They use self-study to develop and expand knowledge relevant to the disorders they encounter at their place of internship. Students can also compile a learning portfolio to document and reflect on their practical training.
Internship 1 (PR1) | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 160801111 Internship Reflection 1 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Students understand the organisation and processes involved in the internship, they are familiar with data protection provisions and confidentiality obligations, objectives of the internship, internship documentation, meetings with self and external assessments on site, internship evaluations and learning support. They can independently carry out the required stages of the nursing process in accordance with their level of training. Reflection and supervision enables them to handle stressful practical situations, to handle hazards and health risks in the workplace and to draw on personal resources and coping strategies.

2. Semester

Communication and Interaction 2 (KIN2) | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 160801210 Communication 2 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Students understand the key aspects of client-centred dialogue according to Carl Rogers and are able to react as appropriate to different dialogue situations (e.g. different cultural backgrounds). They are familiar with conflict resolution methods and can apply these in a targeted manner. They know the possibilities offered by supporting communication. They can explain the term ‘crisis’, understand the basics of crisis intervention and take appropriate action. They know the basics of non-aggressive, de-escalating dialogue and communication.
Communication and Interaction 2 (KIN2) | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 160801209 English 1 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Students gain the ability to communicate in English with patients. They apply a suitable level of language to different patient groups and can react appropriately in the event of communication problems and offer solutions based on various strategies.
Health Care and Nursing 2 (GKP2) | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 160801201 Health Care and Nursing 2 2 SWS 2.5 ECTS
The nursing interventions detailed below are explained in theory and practical-based sessions, incorporating the skills acquired to date and various learning types and forms, until the students can carry out the interventions themselves.
Based on the health care process and all stages of life, students learn to apply prophylactic nursing interventions in relation to bedsores, contractures, intertrigo, pneumonia, aspiration and thrush according to the relevant situation and influencing factors. They learn to observe the health care aspect of ‘respiration’ and its pathological changes and transfer supporting measures to practical situations. Students have knowledge of pre-operative care. They can carry out puncture procedures, take blood samples from the veins and capillaries, insert and change peripheral venous cannulas and carry out injections and infusions in accordance with the legal regulations. As part of the ‘excretion’ aspect of healthcare, students learn how to deal with urinary catheters and intestinal voiding.
They are capable of directing the full or partial assumption of the self or dependent care tasks learned, in line with the requirements of the individual and tailored to specific needs
Health Care and Nursing 2 (GKP2) | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 160801203 Legal Fundamentals of Nursing 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Students understand the legal fundamentals from relevant fields (e.g. professional law, sanitary law, employment law, employee protection law, social insurance law, patient law, care allowance and social welfare law, medicinal devices law, the Federal Hospitals Act, the Nursing Home Residence Act, the Hospitalisation Act, custodianship) and can place them within a logical context, taking account of the Health Care and Nursing Act and implement them in practice.
In particular, they learn about the scope of competence of advanced nursing practice in complex care situations and the legal specifications with regard to intra and inter-professional collaboration (nursing care, social care professions, occupational therapists, physiotherapists etc).
Health Care and Nursing 2 (GKP2) | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 160801202 Pharmacology and Toxicology 1 1.5 SWS 1.5 ECTS
Students know the basics of pharmaceutics and can understand the health care context and factual connections of general groups of active ingredients such as vitamins, medication for sleep disorders and pain. They can also cite complementary forms of treatments and know their positive and negative aspects.
Human Needs and Requirements (MB) | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 160801204 Health and Illness in Old Age 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Building on their knowledge of demographic development, students focus on findings in age research, theories of ageing and the psychology of ageing. The particular features of geriatric medicine are discussed in connection with nursing challenges and contextualised with special geriatric assessments and care concepts.
Human Needs and Requirements (MB) | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 160801205 Palliative Care 0.5 SWS 1 ECTS
Students acquire fundamental knowledge of forms of care present in palliative care and hospices. They understand this stage of life in relation to the particular challenges of pain and symptom management and caring for patients and their environment and learn about their role, tasks and importance in intra or inter-professional collaboration.
Internship 2 (PR2) | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 160801211 Complementary Methods in Nursing 0.5 SWS 0.5 ECTS
Students understand the possibilities and limitations of the complementary health care offers for all stages of life and can justify their use. They are able to apply various evidence-based findings of complementary methods in practical situations.
Internship 2 (PR2) | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 160801212 Ergonomics in Nursing 2 0.5 SWS 0.5 ECTS
Students acquire in-depth knowledge of the concepts of the kinaesthetic model through a certified kinaesthetic trainer and learn special positioning techniques for nursing practice. They gain insight into ergonomic activities in cases of pathophysiological changes to the musculoskeletal system and expand their knowledge of preventative and health promotion care.
Internship 2 (PR2) | Internship (PR) | Coursecode: 160801214 Internship 2 1 SWS 14 ECTS
Students implement the theory-based knowledge they have acquired (theory-practice transfer) according to the ‘from simple to complex’ model (stage ‘beginner’) in all practical areas necessary to achieve the required competence level. The focus is on applying and transferring background knowledge to the content learned in modules 1, 2, 3 and 20 (semester 1) and modules 4, 5, 6 and 7. Students recognise and react to health risks and resources and implement appropriate measures as part of the nursing process. They use self-study to develop and expand knowledge relevant to the disorders they encounter at their place of internship. Students can also compile a learning portfolio to document and reflect on their practical training.
Internship 2 (PR2) | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 160801213 Internship Reflection 2 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Students understand the organisation and processes involved in the internship, they are familiar data protection provisions and confidentiality obligations, objectives of the internship, internship documentation, meetings with self and external assessments on site, internship evaluations and learning support. They can independently carry out the required stages of the nursing process. Reflection and supervision enables them to handle stressful practical situations and to draw on personal resources and coping strategies.
Nursing Over the Course of Time (PIW) | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 160801207 Ethics in Healthcare 1 SWS 2 ECTS
Students learn the basic terms, dimensions and goals in health care ethics and gain insight into processes of ethical judgement. They can identify ethical conflicts and dilemmas in nursing practice and reflect and make decisions on these conflicts against the backdrop of ethical principles and conflicting aspects of professional ethics, cost efficiency and individuality. They apply decision-making theories and recognise that each action requires a decision which generates a range of effects.
Nursing Over the Course of Time (PIW) | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 160801206 History of Nursing 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Students gain insight into the history of Health Care and Nursing (national and international) from antiquity to the present day. They are able to make the connection with developments in nursing against the backdrop of historic and socio-political developments. They also learn about the pillars of professional development (vocation – profession – professionalism – science). They acquire knowledge about professional socialisation and derive a professional understanding of their role.
Nursing Over the Course of Time (PIW) | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 160801208 Nursing Sciences and Research 1 0.5 SWS 1 ECTS
Students learn about the tasks, goals and subject areas of nursing sciences and research. They acquire insight into the research process and become familiar with the effects of professionalisation, terminology and classification systems on the target groups and the professional environment. Students also learn about the basics of literature research and scientific methodology.

3. Semester

Health and Society (GuG) | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 160801309 Health and Health Competence 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Definitions of health and various health care models from the field of health science are presented (along with their opportunities) within their historic and legal context and are then discussed and correlated to the students' own understandings of health. Possible roles and opportunities which may emerge for nursing are critically discussed and planned and reflected upon by way of examples.
Health and Society (GuG) | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 160801311 Nursing Informatics 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Students understand the importance of IT in connection with the nursing processes of documentation and interdisciplinary teamwork. They know the theoretical basics (word processing, presentation, statistics and database programmes), are familiar with different nursing documentation systems, electronic patient records, IT systems in intensive care, documentation systems in mobile care, tele-monitoring and e-health applications.
Health and Society (GuG) | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 160801310 Public Health 1.5 SWS 2 ECTS
Students understand the basics of epidemiology in relation to public health and learn about the role of nursing and the relevant fields of action for public healthcare. The setting approach and target group-oriented measures are discussed. The students adopt a critical approach to the relevant public health-related issues.
Health Care and Nursing 3 (GKP3) | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 160801304 Target Group-specific Health Care and Nursing 1 2.5 SWS 3 ECTS
The nursing interventions detailed below are explained in theory and practical-based sessions, incorporating various learning types and forms, until the students can carry them out themselves.
Students learn about the curative and palliative aspects of target group-specific Health Care and Nursing, taking account of the nursing process and available DMP. They are familiar with the current regulations, guidelines and standards of perioperative nursing and can deduce and implement appropriate nursing measures on an individual basis. Students acquire knowledge of nursing interventions in cases of pathological changes to the metabolism, cardiovascular system, vascular system, musculoskeletal system and in the field of gynaecology and can specifically apply this knowledge in practical settings based on exemplary disorders (e.g. diabetes mellitus, cardiac insufficiency, total hip replacement, breast cancer). Students can assess the progression of pregnancy, birth, postpartum and breastfeeding as well as the healthy nutrition of newborns and infants and can undertake nursing interventions as appropriate to the situation.
They are capable of directing the full or partial assumption of self or dependent care tasks, in line with the requirements of the individual and tailored to specific needs.
Health Care and Nursing 3 (GKP3) | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 160801305 Wound Dressing 2 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Students can justify, apply and document specific interventions in wound management. They acquire knowledge of measures used in compression therapy, exercise, nutrition, lifestyle and prevention in connection with the disorders (chronic venous insufficiency, peripheral arterial occlusive disease, venous ulcer) and can share this knowledge in advisory situations. They also learn to deal with special dressings relating to central venous catheters, port a caths and stomas.
Internship 3 (PR3) | Internship (PR) | Coursecode: 160801313 Internship 3 1 SWS 12 ECTS
Students implement the theory-based knowledge they have acquired (theory-practice transfer) according to the ‘from simple to complex’ model (stage ‘advanced beginner’) in all practical areas necessary to achieve the required competence level. The focus is on applying and transferring background knowledge to the content learned in modules 1, 2, 3 and 20 (semester 1) and modules 4, 5, 6, 7 and 21 (semester 2).
Students recognise and react to health risks and resources and implement appropriate measures as part of the nursing process. They use self-study to develop and expand knowledge relevant to the disorders they encounter at their place of internship. Students can also compile a learning portfolio to document and reflect on their practical training.
Internship 3 (PR3) | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 160801312 Internship Reflection 3 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Students understand the organisation and processes involved in the internship, they are familiar with data protection provisions and confidentiality obligations, objectives of the internship, internship documentation, meetings with self and external assessments on site, internship evaluations and learning support. They can independently carry out the required stages of the nursing process. Reflection and supervision enables them to handle stressful practical situations and to draw on personal resources and coping strategies.
Pharmacology, Pathology and Nutrition (PPE) | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 160801301 Function and Functional Impairment 1 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Students understand the causes, symptoms, diagnoses, prognoses, DMP and treatments for selected illnesses and disorders of the musculoskeletal system, cardiovascular disease and diseases of the endocrine and metabolic system. They acquire knowledge of aspects and disorders relating to obstetric and gynaecological issues and the related diagnostic and treatment procedures. Students know the basics of neonatology and congenital disease. They are able to apply this knowledge in Health Care and Nursing and use this in a nursing context.
Pharmacology, Pathology and Nutrition (PPE) | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 160801303 Nutrition 1 SWS 1 ECTS
In this class, students acquire knowledge of the quantitative and qualitative aspects of nutrition throughout all stages of life as well as special diet types relating to various illnesses and disorders and can transfer these to a practical setting in the nursing context.
Pharmacology, Pathology and Nutrition (PPE) | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 160801302 Pharmacology and Toxicology 2 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Students acquire knowledge about medication for the treatment of: cardiovascular disease, blood-related disorders, infectious diseases, the digestive organs, hormone level imbalances, musculoskeletal disorders, mental illness, neurological diseases, metabolic disorders, tumours and anaesthesia. They are able to link the knowledge they have acquired with other fields of Health Care and Nursing and transfer this to practical settings
Scientific Methodology 1 (WA1) | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 160801308 English 2 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Students can describe and explain the nursing process in English and research, summarise and present relevant evidence-based literature. They can communicate the process to experts and also find an appropriate level of language to explain this to a general audience.
Scientific Methodology 1 (WA1) | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 160801307 Evidence Based Nursing 1.5 SWS 2 ECTS
Students gain insight into the development and current state of evidence-based practice in healthcare, focusing on the nursing sector. They learn to critically examine the literature in terms of appropriate criteria for specific study designs. They are made familiar with scientific findings and methods in preparing evidence-based guidelines, nursing standards and regulations and can critically reflect on these on an individual basis prior to application. They also recognise the need for evidence based nursing (EBN) in practical settings and can identify barriers to implementation.
Scientific Methodology 1 (WA1) | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 160801306 Nursing Sciences and Research 2 1.5 SWS 2 ECTS
Students acquire advanced in-depth knowledge of the entire research process and learn various methods of data acquisition and evaluation and result presentation. They can reflect on and discuss ethical aspects of nursing research and science. They develop their expertise in literature research in relevant database programmes and scientific methodology and start to apply the knowledge they have acquired in the critical examination of research articles.

4. Semester

Health Care and Nursing 4 (GKP4) | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 160801401 Function and Functional Impairment 2 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Students are familiar with the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment for selected diseases and disorders of the peripheral and central nervous system as well as in the field of psychiatry. They acquire comprehensive medical and therapeutic knowledge of diseases and disorders of the haematopoietic and immune system and are able to apply this knowledge to Health Care and Nursing.
Health Care and Nursing 4 (GKP4) | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 160801402 Target Group-specific Health Care and Nursing 2 3.5 SWS 4 ECTS
The nursing interventions detailed below are explained in theory and practical-based sessions, incorporating various learning types and forms, until the students can carry them out themselves.
Students learn about the curative and palliative aspects of target group-specific Health Care and Nursing, taking account of the nursing process. Students can provide individualised care and apply health-promoting, prophylactic and therapeutic measures to people of any age who are suffering from depression (suicide), schizophrenia, addiction, organic mental syndromes and disorders and neurological conditions.
Drawing on palliative pain and symptom management, students can analyse and differentiate haemato-oncological health risks based on possible causes and transfer nursing interventions to the practical setting. By meeting healthy and sick people and people with different levels of care-dependent physical or mental disability or people with multiple disabilities, students can understand the significance of normalisation, devise individual nursing plans and apply the relevant measures in practical settings.
They are capable of directing the full or partial assumption of self or dependent care tasks, in line with the requirements of the individual and tailored to specific needs.
Internship 4 (PR4) | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 160801410 Ergonomics in Nursing 3 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Students learn about the core aspects of basal stimulation according to Prof. Andreas Fröhlich and the Bobath concept and gain insight into the application of other ergonomic nursing-related concepts from experts in the inter-professional team (occupational therapy and physiotherapy). They are able to transfer concepts to practice with specific target groups and individuals, following critical examination. Students gain important knowledge from the fields of behavioural and environmental ergonomics within an interdisciplinary context and can implement this in everyday nursing practice.
Internship 4 (PR4) | Internship (PR) | Coursecode: 160801412 Internship 4 1 SWS 13 ECTS
Students implement the theory-based knowledge they have acquired (theory-practice transfer) according to the ‘from simple to complex’ model (stage ‘advanced beginner’) in all practical areas necessary to achieve the required competence level. The focus is on applying and transferring background knowledge to the content learned in modules 1, 2, 3 and 20 (semester 1), modules 4, 5, 6, 7 and 21 (semester 2) and modules 8, 9, 10 and 11 (semester 3).
Students recognise and react to health risks and resources and implement appropriate measures as part of the nursing process. They use self-study to develop and expand knowledge relevant to the disorders they encounter at their place of internship. Students can also compile a learning portfolio to document and reflect on their practical training.
Internship 4 (PR4) | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 160801411 Internship Reflection 4 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Students understand the organisation and processes involved in the internship, they are familiar with data protection provisions and confidentiality obligations, objectives of the internship, internship documentation, meetings with self and external assessments on site, internship evaluations and learning support. They can independently carry out the required stages of the nursing process. Reflection and supervision enables them to handle stressful practical situations and to draw on personal resources and coping strategies.
Nursing in an Interdisciplinary Setting (PIP) | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 160801404 Nursing and Treatment Strategies for the Elderly 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Students further develop their knowledge of special health care settings for the elderly and the role of different professional groups concerned with promoting, maintaining and restoring the health of the elderly. They understand the national and international strategic developments for tackling this demographic challenge and can place these within a nursing context. They can apply special nursing concepts for this setting.
Nursing in an Interdisciplinary Setting (PIP) | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 160801403 Nursing in Home and Community-Based Settings 1 SWS 2 ECTS
Students understand the legal framework conditions governing the organisation, cooperation and financing of nursing in home and community-based settings. They can position the role of carers (of any age) in conflicts between expectations and requirements and are aware of their own advisory, instructing and training role. They can share the nursing expertise they have acquired to date with untrained caregivers in line with needs and requirements and instruct and direct them in the implementation of individually defined nursing activities.
Nursing in an Interdisciplinary Setting (PIP) | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 160801406 Training and Advice 1 SWS 1 ECTS
As a basis for instruction, advice and training, the social sciences and humanities concept of the human being is discussed within the framework of the basic philosophy of nursing. Students acquire educational and didactic know-how on making advisory assessments and can identify different advisory requirements. Based on the methods used in the educational sciences, they learn to apply the planning, implementation and evaluation of instruction, advice and training in different settings and for different target groups (untrained caregivers, trainees of different qualification levels, care assistants and members of the social care professions).
Nursing in an Interdisciplinary Setting (PIP) | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 160801405 Transcultural Nursing 0.5 SWS 1 ECTS
Students can describe and explain the concept of “culture” and its dimensions. They understand the concept of transcultural care and transcultural compentence. Students reflect their own experiences and attitudes towards migration and other cultures.
Students practice culture-sensitive approaches to exploring a patient’s history and discuss real-life examples of care situations, which pose transcultural challenges.
Professional Challenges in Nursing (PPH) | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 160801408 Case and Care Management 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Students have theoretical-conceptual knowledge of case and care management and know the historical roots and developments. They are capable of evaluating, linking and realizing action-based theories. They have basic knowledge of theoretical references of the relevant reference disciplines, which facilitates their cooperation and interdisciplinary cooperation within the health-care and social sector. They have knowledge of the social context of their actions and can take it into account in practice and reflect and plan the use of resources from an economic or financial point of view and are able to capture complex problems.
Students have knowledge for counseling, providing support and supervision towards patients („cases“) and have the ability to implement resource and solution-oriented actions. They are able to combine theoretical and practical knowledge and to reflect their own actions. They have increased their qualities in cooperation, networking and planning.
Professional Challenges in Nursing (PPH) | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 160801407 Health Care in International Comparison 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Students understand specific aspects of the Austrian health care system based on an international comparison. They understand indicators such as health care expenditure and use of resources. The relevant indicators are explained and interpreted based on an international comparison. Fairness, accessibility, interdisciplinary composition, use and health-related outcomes are discussed so as to illustrate the strengths and weaknesses of the various health care systems.
Professional Challenges in Nursing (PPH) | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 160801409 Work and Process Organisation 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Students recognise the need for process and ward organisation in connection with the whole company and their own work organisation. Students learn about the fundamental stages of organisation and communication in an organisational unit and recognise the challenges of roster planning with an increased flexibility in working hours. They know and understand the connections between structural, process and outcome quality and can interpret these to contribute to quality management at their institution. They are familiar with the possibilities of self-organisation and can organise care processes accordingly. They are trained in ward processes and self-management and learn to plan and organise their activities from a business management perspective with a particular view to freelance work.

5. Semester

Health Care and Nursing 5 (GKP5) | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 160801501 Function and Functional Impairment 3 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Students know the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, prognosis, DMP and treatment for selected diseases and disorders of the digestive system, urology, nephrology and the respiratory system. They also learn the fundamentals of anaesthesia, intensive care and transfusion medicine. They are able to use and apply knowledge they have acquired in these classes to Health Care and Nursing and within a care context.
Health Care and Nursing 5 (GKP5) | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 160801502 Target Group-specific Health Care and Nursing 3 3.5 SWS 4 ECTS
The nursing interventions detailed below are explained in theory and practical-based sessions, incorporating various learning types and forms, until the students can carry them out themselves.
Students learn about the curative and palliative aspects of target group-specific Health Care and Nursing, taking account of the care process and the DMP. They acquire knowledge of health care interventions in cases of gastrointestinal, renal and urological diseases and changes to the respiratory system. Students also acquire knowledge of tracheostomy und home ventilation support and can apply this professionally in practice.
They are capable of directing the full or partial assumption of self or dependent care tasks, in line with the requirements of the individual and tailored to specific needs.
Internship 5 (PR5) | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 160801505 Health Care Structures and Facilities 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Students are made familiar with the facilities and structures of the Austrian health care and social care system with all its responsibilities, regulatory mechanisms and financing systems and can explain and interpret these in relation to nursing. Students can deduce courses of action on an economic and organisational basis and align the nursing service with the relevant setting, team and organisation. This content is based on theory and linked to the internship to ensure that this knowledge can be transferred to everyday nursing practice.
*The ECTS are not taken into account in assessing the acquisition of practical skills, but the content of this lecture complements the practical course component.
Internship 5 (PR5) | Internship (PR) | Coursecode: 160801507 Internship 5 1 SWS 16 ECTS
Students implement the theory-based knowledge they have acquired (theory-practice transfer) according to the ‘from simple to complex’ model (stage ‘advanced') in all practical areas necessary to achieve the required competence level. The focus is on applying and transferring background knowledge to the content learned in modules 1, 2, 3 and 20 (semester 1), modules 4, 5, 6, 7, 21 (semester 2), modules 8, 9, 10, 11 and 22 (semester 3) and modules 12, 13, 14 and 23 (semester 4).
Students recognise and react to health risks and resources and implement appropriate measures as part of the nursing process. They use self-study to develop and expand knowledge relevant to the disorders they encounter at their place of internship. Students can also compile a learning portfolio to document and reflect on their practical training.
Internship 5 (PR5) | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 160801506 Internship Reflection 5 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Students understand the organisation and processes involved in the internship, they are familiar with data protection provisions and confidentiality obligations, objectives of the internship, internship documentation, meetings with self and external assessments on site, internship evaluations and learning support. They can independently carry out the required stages of the nursing process. Reflection and supervision enables them to handle stressful practical situations and to draw on personal resources and coping strategies.
Scientific Methodology 2 (WA2) | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 160801503 Bachelor’s Thesis 1 incl. Seminar 1 SWS 4 ECTS
The Bachelor’s seminar provides scientific support throughout the process of writing the Bachelor’s thesis. It helps students to analyse, limit and focus the topic from a real clinical patient perspective, clarifies the supporting framework and conditions and provides support in structuring. Students can present their thoughts, approaches and conclusions for discussion during the seminar, thereby promoting the scientific development process.
The first Bachelor’s thesis is compiled as part of the Bachelor’s seminar.
Scientific Methodology 2 (WA2) | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 160801504 Nursing Sciences and Research 3 1.5 SWS 2 ECTS
Students gain insight and knowledge of nursing research within an international context and are aware of the positive and negative factors influencing this field. They further develop and expand their knowledge of nursing science and research with a focus on statistics and critical examination of research articles.

6. Semester

Health Care and Nursing 6 (GKP6) | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 160801601 Case Studies and Pre-Clinical Activities 1.5 SWS 2 ECTS
Students are able to solve complex nursing issues, based on specific patient and client examples and drawing on other health care and social care professions. Based on a holistic perspective they are able to monitor patients of all age groups, identify any deviations and make a target group-specific nursing diagnosis. Students also acquire in-depth knowledge of emergency situations and are trained in monitoring. In terms of routine activities, they learn to act and react quickly, safely and with flexibility.
They are capable of directing the full or partial assumption of self or dependent care tasks, in line with the requirements of the individual and tailored to specific needs. After completing all of the Health Care and Nursing modules, they are also able to provide trainees of different competence levels with targeted and systematic guidance and can check their learning outcome as well as instructing and supervising carers or members of the social care professions in selected care activities.
Health Care and Nursing 6 (GKP6) | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 160801602 Project, Quality and Risk Management 1.5 SWS 2 ECTS
Students gain an introduction to project management along with its various phases and milestones as well as to the different dimensions of quality, the planning and implementation of quality management tasks and risk management. They can also compile and discuss generic approaches.
Internship 6 (PR6) | Internship (PR) | Coursecode: 160801606 Internship 6 0 SWS 15.5 ECTS
Students implement the theory-based knowledge they have acquired (theory-practice transfer) according to the ‘from simple to complex’ model (stage ‘advanced') in all practical areas necessary to achieve the required competence level. The focus is on applying and transferring background knowledge to the content learned in modules 1, 2, 3 and 20 (semester 1), modules 4, 5, 6, 7, 21 (semester 2), modules 8, 9, 10, 11 and 22 (semester 3) and modules 12, 13, 14 and 23 (semester 4), modules 15, 16 and 24 (semester 5) and all modules completed in semester 6.

Students recognise and react to health risks and resources and implement appropriate measures as part of the nursing process. They use self-study to develop and expand knowledge relevant to the disorders they encounter at their place of internship. Students can also compile a learning portfolio to document and reflect on their practical training.
Internship 6 (PR6) | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 160801605 Internship Reflection 6 0.5 SWS 0.5 ECTS
Students understand the organisation and processes involved in the internship, they are familiar with data protection provisions and confidentiality obligations, objectives of the internship, internship documentation, meetings with self and external assessments on site, internship evaluations and learning support. Reflection and supervision enables them to handle stressful practical situations and to draw on personal resources and coping strategies. They can independently plan and carry out the required stages of the nursing process and present, argue and document them to professional staff and untrained people. By demonstrating a nursing process in practice the students acquire the confidence required for exercising their profession.
Scientific Methodology 3 (WA3) | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 160801604 Bachelor’s Thesis 2 incl. Seminar 1 SWS 6 ECTS
Building on the Bachelor’s Seminar 1, students expand their competence with the aim of being able to independently explore, interpret and discuss the relevant literature. The second Bachelor’s thesis is compiled as part of the Bachelor’s seminar.
Scientific Methodology 3 (WA3) | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 160801603 Transfer of Research Results to Practice 0.5 SWS 1 ECTS
Students learn about the theories and models required for the dissemination and implementation of research results found in healthcare-related databases and acquire knowledge of strategies and presentation techniques for the successful dissemination and use of research results. They understand the key aspects of implementing research projects in practice to achieve improvements in patient care as a long-term goal.
Elective Subjects:
Elective Subject (WPF) | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 160801607 Elective Subject 1 – Psychiatric Care 2.5 SWS 3 ECTS
Students can provide personalised care and apply health-promoting, prophylactic and therapeutic measures to people of any age, who are suffering from depression (suicide), schizophrenia, addiction, organic mental syndromes and disorders and neurological conditions by using e.g. a recovery concept, psychoeducation or resilience promotion. They also acquire fundamental knowledge of behavioural and compulsive disorders. By meeting healthy and sick people and people with different levels of care-dependent physical or mental disability or people with multiple disabilities, students can devise individual care plans, transfer nursing measures to practical settings, compile a targeted support plan and select suitable forms of treatment.
Elective Subject (WPF) | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 160801608 Elective Subject 2 – Child and Youth Care 2.5 SWS 3 ECTS
Students acquire knowledge of selected paediatric disorders, focusing in particular on congenital disease. They acquire a basic knowledge of developmental psychology as well as the Children’s Charta, welfare, supervisory obligations and accident prevention to understand the individuality of children, deduce their needs and implement this in nursing practice. Taking account of crisis situations such as fear, separation and hospitalisation, students learn to transfer care-related measures to practical settings.
Elective Subject (WPF) | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 160801609 Elective Subject 3 – Nursing Science and Research 2.5 SWS 3 ECTS
Students learn to identify problems related to nursing care and practise going through the steps of the research process. They develop a research project, compile a project application and present their results.