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Department of Health Studies



Are you fascinated by the combination of medicine and technology? Do you like to explore things in depth? Then you have come to the right place – our students are the professionals of tomorrow when it comes to radiological diagnosis and therapy.

Did you know, …

… that our students have a chance to apply the theory they have learnt during professional internships, starting from the very first semester?

Following a preparatory week at FH JOANNEUM, students complete a 4-week professional internship in diagnostic radiography.

Did you know, …

… that many students also complete their internships abroad?

Over the last few years, our students have completed work placements in Berlin, Bonn, Munich, Florence, Zürich, the USA and even Tanzania.

Did you know, …

… that our students attend international congresses (e.g. European Congress of Radiology – ECR)?

During the ECR , our students are given the chance to attend numerous presentations and workshops. Over 130 nations take part in the congress.

Did you know, …

… that lecturers with international experience share the very latest knowledge with students?

Dr. Ivo Rakovac, for example, works for the WHO in Copenhagen and teaches ‘Medical Informatics and Documentation’ at our Institute.

Did you know, …

… that career opportunities for radiographers are excellent?

The latest job statistics show that our graduates generally find a job within 3 months.

Did you know, …

… that many classes and internships are held in small groups?

Career-specific classes are held in small groups of max. 7 students to provide students with the optimum preparation for their work placement.

Did you know, …

… that our students are involved in clinical studies as part of their bachelor assignments?

Martina Maierhofer, BSc, took part in the MedEyeTrac clinical study in 2014 in cooperation with the University Hospital Graz and Graz University of Technology.

Did you know, …

… that our professional internships are supported by supervision?

After each work placement, students develop their social skills further by jointly reflecting on their personal experiences gained from the internship.