Department of Applied Computer Sciences

eHealth

My Studies

 

Curriculum

1. Semester

Economics and Law | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 180414103 Basics of Health Economics 3 SWS 3.5 ECTS
Economic basics, structures and costs of the healthcare system, structural and performance planning in healthcare, reimbursement systems, patient classification systems, market failures, health economic evalution and ethic aspects, QALY
Economics and Law | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 180414104 Basics of Sanitary Law 1 SWS 1.5 ECTS
Legal principles, public and private law, basics of EU legislation, tort and contract law
English | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 180414102 English Foundation for eHealth 1 2 SWS 2.5 ECTS
Language learning and the brain, Learning strategies, Learner autonomy, health and lifestyle issues, tense aspects in English, individual needs analyses.
Mathematics | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 180414105 Mathematics for Informatics 1 3 SWS 5 ECTS
Numbers and number systems, complex numbers,exponential equation, logarithms, convergence, differentiation, curve sketching, vector analysis
Medical Documentation | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 180414101 Introduction to Informatics for eHealth 2 SWS 2.5 ECTS
History of informatics with special focus on informatics in medicine, introduction to medical documentation, coding, basis of computer hardware, operating systems and networks, basics of data protection and security, Austrian EHR law (ELGA)
Medicine | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 180414107 Basic Terms in Medicine 2 SWS 2.5 ECTS
On the basis of frequent diseases, the main issues in anatomy, physiology, pathology and nosology are explained. The focus is on medical processes the results of which are connected with a respective type of data. Examination procedures of each technology are discussed. Patient access to certain types of examinations are explained.
Medicine | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 180414106 Introduction to Medicine 2 SWS 2.5 ECTS
History of medicine, basics of medical interventions (laws and ethics); orientation within the area of helathcare, medical and nursing professions, special disciplines, organisation of clinics, extra-mural facilities, signaling resources in medicine (radiology, video, microscope, ECG etc), computer-aided diagnostics and data visualisation
Natural Sciences | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 180414108 Basics of Natural Sciences 1 2 SWS 2.5 ECTS
Selected topics of physics: nuclear physics, mechanics, optics, acoustics; basics in chemistry: periodic tables, nutritional chemistry; insights into bio-physical views of medicine on the basis of selected topics; principles of physics and their application on the basis of practical exercises
Social Skills | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 180414109 Efficient Study and Work Techniques 2 SWS 2.5 ECTS
Presentation, transaction analysis, optimisation of the work environment, biological basis of learning and learning processes, time management, hemispheric dominance, types of dealing with work and time management (L. Seiwert).
Software Development | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 180414110 Software Development - Basics 3 SWS 5 ECTS
Simple algorithms and their realisation in Java, methods and means of software development and their structured use in higher object-oriented programming language

2. Semester

Economics and Law | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 180414206 Advanced Sanitary Law 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Legal basics of sanitary law, professional groups in healthcare, legal relationships: doctor /hospital/ patient, basics of medical device law, pharmaceutical law
Economics and Law | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 180414205 National and International Healthcare Systems 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Bismarck and Beveridge systems, introduction to healthcare in Austria, structure and processes in healthcare, mangaged care models, HMOs, healthcare in GB and the US among others
English | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 180414204 English Foundation for eHealth 2 2 SWS 2.5 ECTS
Communicating in a global world, working with other cultures, job profiles in healthcare, recruiting and job applications in healthcare.
Mathematics | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 180414208 Basics of Biostatistics 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Descriptive statistics, basics of probability calculation, inferential statistics, spot check / sampling problems, analyisis of categorial features, survey design
Mathematics | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 180414207 Mathematics for Informatics 2 3 SWS 3 ECTS
Vector spaces and their basic properties, linear transformation, orthogonal projection, linear forms and dual space, linear equation, Gauss elimination, affine spaces, determinants, polynomes, structure of complex linear functions, (diagonal method, Jordan normal form)
Medical Documentation | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 180414203 Information Systems in Social Care and Healthcare 3 SWS 2.5 ECTS
Hospital and GP information systems (KIS, LIS, RIS, PACS, APS etc.), basics of data and communication standards in medicine (HL7, UCUM, DICOM, IHE), interoperability, archiving systems, RFID and barcode systems
Medical Documentation | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 180414202 Medical Documentation 3 SWS 5 ECTS
Duty to document, principles of data protection, Austrian law of EHR, patient act, methods and applications of classification systems (SNOMED, LOINC, ICD-10, MESH etc.), catalogues (MEL, Austria-Codex, ATC etc.) GDA Index, OIDs
Natural Sciences | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 180414209 Basics of Natural Sciences 2 2 SWS 2.5 ECTS
Selected topics of physics: nuclear physics, mechanics, optics, acoustics; basics in chemistry: periodic tables, nutritional chemistry; insights into bio-physical views of medicine on the basis of selected topics; principles of physics and their application on the basis of practical exercises
Social Skills | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 180414210 Communcation in Healthcare 2 SWS 2.5 ECTS
Basics of human communication, verbal, non-verbal communication, models of human communication: sender and recipient, 5 rules of communciation according to Watzlawick, congruent communication, meaning of communciation in the work place, factors fostering and hindering communciaiton, fostering behaviors in counseling situations, motivation, presentation, the work environment in health care, feedback.
Software Development | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 180414211 Software Development - Object-Oriented Programming 3 SWS 5 ECTS
Advanced object-oriented concepts on the basis of JAVA, assessing the quality of data structures and algorithms, object-oriented design and implementation, models of software engineering, UML

3. Semester

Data Bases | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 180414301 Basics of Data Bases 3 SWS 5 ECTS
Data bases as representation of reality, ER diagrams, data base design, types of data, querries via SQL, JOINS & Views
English | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 180414303 Global Issues in Healthcare 1 2 SWS 2.5 ECTS
A range of topics connected to the area of study: international healthcare systems, hospital wards and hospital layouts in connection with processes among others. Additional focus on languaeg relevant issues like fluency and register.
Medical Documentation | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 180414302 Standards in Health Informatics 3 SWS 5 ECTS
HL7-v2 messages in detail, HL/-CDA in detail (including RIM), IHE profiles, epSOS
Networks | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 180414304 Basic Network Technologies for Healthcare 3 SWS 5 ECTS
Basics of Network Technologies, network architectures in large institutions, medical centres and docto's surgeries, planning of networks, tendering: which materials, tools and network adjustments are to be used? WLANs, basic protocols, basics of data transmission, transmission of digital data, OSI and TPC /IP as a reference model for modern network technology, application protocols for transmission via e-mail, FTP, Web etc.
Process and Quality Management | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 180414306 Basics of Process Management 3 SWS 5 ECTS
Strucure and different kinds of processes, process documentation and analysis, process modeling, alternative process paths, evaluation and comparison of different processes, circle of the learning and improvement process
Project Management | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 180414305 Introduction to Project Management 2 SWS 2.5 ECTS
Basic terms, ways of organising projects, standards, students are prepared to apply the methods acquired to all phases of project management
Software Development | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 180414307 Software Development -Data Structures and Algorithms 3 SWS 5 ECTS
Algorithm as a term, programming pardigms, simple data structures (graphs), abstract types of data, correctness and complexity of algorithms, construction of algorithms

4. Semester

Data Bases | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 180414401 Data Bases - Specialisation 3 SWS 5 ECTS
Table design via SQL, completing and changing of tables, simple scripts and triggers, indexes, data base security, introduction to XML, Xpath and native XML data bases, parallel processing, introduction to data warehousing
e Health | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 180414405 Data Protection and Data Security 3 SWS 5 ECTS
Basic laws, use of data and data security, legal protection, patient rights, electronic health records, international and penal aspects, connections with social insurance, cryptography
Economics and Law | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 180414402 Business Adminisration in Healthcare 3 SWS 5 ECTS
Basic terms of business administration, personnel and materials management, basics of accounting, basics of balance sheet, annual reports, cash flow analysis, sales and marketing, business administration as relevant for the healthcare sector, corporate law, cost accounting in hospitals, performance accounting, investment budgeting
English | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 180414406 Global Issues in Healthcare 2 2 SWS 2.5 ECTS
A range of topics connected to the area of study: Dignostic tools and techniques, aspects of AAL, telemedicine, the pharmaceutical industry, electronic patient records. Additional focus on the professional use of language on the basis of ESP materials.
Natural Sciences | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 180414407 Biosignals 2 SWS 2.5 ECTS
Relevant signals in the area of eHealth, their function, measuring signals and quality, analogue -digital transformation and its limitations, connecting biosignals to digital networks. Imaging systems and examination procedures as an important part of medical technology. Continuous development in the area of medical technology, digital signal- and image processing, representation, saving and archiving
Project Management | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 180414403 Project and Program Management 2 SWS 2.5 ECTS
Project management, projetc portfolio management, program management
Software Development | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 180414404 Software Development - Mobile Applications 3 SWS 5 ECTS
Concepts and methods of developing mobile applications on various operating systems (Android, iOS)
Field Health Information Systems:
Process and Quality Management | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 180414408 Key Processes in Health Care 2 SWS 2.5 ECTS
Methods and tools of process management by the example of key processes like diagnosing, therapy, nursing etc. with special focus on analysis, visualisation, documentation, EDP- supported tools, workflow systems, process optimisation in both intra- and extramural care
Field Personal Digital Assistant Systems:
Social and Medical Professions | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 180414409 Introduction to Medical and Social Professions 1 2 SWS 2.5 ECTS
Roles and tasks in medical and social professions, professional responsibilities, interdisciplinary cooperation, demands on work with patients with special regard of process and outcome surveillance

5. Semester

Bachelor Thesis | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 180414502 Competent Structuring of Scientific Work 2 SWS 2.5 ECTS
Basics of scientific theory, science as a term, competent structuring of scientific work, literary research in scientific data bases, LATEX
Natural Sciences | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 180414501 Diagnostic Imaging 2 SWS 2.5 ECTS
Basics of diagnostic imaging (CT,MR)
Process and Quality Management | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 180414503 Medicine, Technology and Ethics 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Introduction to ethical thinking on the basis of case studies at the crossroads of medicine, technology and ethics
Process and Quality Management | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 180414504 Quality and Risk Management in Healthcare 3 SWS 4 ECTS
Baiscs of QM, definition of quality according to Danebedian, QM systems (ISO9000, EFQM, KTQ, Joint Commission), quality indicators, patient safety, undesired events, CIRS, quality planning according to the Austrian law, legal requirements, risk evaluation, interfaces with environmental management, work safety
Field Health Information Systems:
Hospital Information Systems | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 180414505 eHealth Applications 4 SWS 5 ECTS
Communications server (e.g. Mirth), processing of large amounts of data, architecture and implementation of the Austrian EHR ELGA (discharge letter, laboratory results, diagnostic imaging results), implementation of IHE profiles
Hospital Information Systems | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 180414508 High Availability Systems 2 SWS 2.5 ECTS
High availability systems, failure safety, reliability and redundancy, basic technologies , back-up and recovery, operating systems, system monitorning, network technology
Process and Quality Management | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 180414507 Management and Support Processes in Healthcare 2 SWS 2.5 ECTS
Support processes in hospitals: technical and logistical management (through ICT based tools for maintenance of complex technical equipment, logistic processes in the field of catering and disposal as well as accounting, availability, safety and hygiene), use of CAIFM systems. Management processes: planning, budgeting, controlling, quality management.
Project Management | Project thesis (PT) | Coursecode: 180414506 eHealth Project 4 SWS 9 ECTS
Independent organisation and execution of a project in a group, final presentation in English
Field Personal Digital Assistant Systems:
| Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 180414511 Bio Sensors 2 SWS 2.5 ECTS
Important sensors in ehealth (pulse, heart frequency, oxygen saturation, body temperature etc.). Processing of bio signals on the basis of CDA
| Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 180414509 pHealth Applications 4 SWS 5 ECTS
Programming of an individual application among others with use of sensors (Serious Games, Location Based Services etc.), Virtual Augmented Reality, interactive 3D applications for visualisation and simulation
Project Management | Project thesis (PT) | Coursecode: 180414512 eHealth Project 4 SWS 9 ECTS
Independent organisation and execution of a project in a group, final presentation in English
Social and Medical Professions | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 180414510 Introduction to Medical and Social Professions 2 2 SWS 2.5 ECTS
Focus on ethical aspects in the area of health and social care, surveillance of various parameters in health professions (signal sources), patient and client support as social challenge (acute and chronic patient), prevention and health promotion, Public Health

6. Semester

Bachelor Thesis | Bachelor paper (BA) | Coursecode: 180414604 0 SWS 1 ECTS
Compulsory elective | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 180414601 Compulsory elective 0 SWS 2.5 ECTS
Students choose a compulsory elective subject comprising 5 ECTS
e Health | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 180414603 Applied eHealth - Series of Lectures 2 SWS 1.5 ECTS
Guest lectures by experts on topics of current interest
Internship | Work placement (BP) | Coursecode: 180414602 Internship (12 weeks) 2 SWS 15 ECTS
Support in finding an adequate internship placement, application, getting acquainted with work environment, collecting work experience
Field Health Information Systems:
Bachelor Thesis | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 180414605 Bachelor Thesis 2 - HIS 1.25 SWS 9 ECTS
Completion of a final thesis on an eHealth related topic preferrably connected to internship activities
Bachelor Thesis | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 180414606 Seminar - Bachelor Thesis 2 - HIS 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Progress reports to the supervisor on a regular basis
Field Personal Digital Assistant Systems:
Bachelor Thesis | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 180414608 Bachelor Thesis 2 - DPA 1.25 SWS 9 ECTS
Completion of a final thesis on an eHealth related topic preferrably connected to internship activities
Bachelor Thesis | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 180414607 Seminar - Bachelor Thesis 2 - DPA 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Progress reports to the supervisor on a regular basis