Department of Health Studies

Radiography

My Studies

 

1. Semester

General Introduction to Radiography | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200466107 Applied Mathematics in Radiography 1.5 SWS 2.5 ECTS
(A) Linear algebra and discrete structures: e.g. sets, functions and vector spaces, solving linear equation systems, developing an understanding for mathematical thinking and abstract structures, translating mathematical questions from science, informatics and medicine into equations and solving these equations by algebra. (B) Numerics: error analysis, solving complex equations and equation systems as well as integrals, questions of image analysis and processing relevant to modern medical diagnosis and treatment. (C) Stochastics: e.g. probability spaces, random variables and vectors, distributions and conditional probabilities. (D) Biostatistics: e.g. descriptive statistics, fundamental principles of statistical estimation and testing, interpretation of results and statistical errors, fundamental statistical models; application of selected testing and estimation procedures; planning of case numbers.
General Introduction to Radiography | Internship (PR) | Coursecode: 200466109 Internship and Lessons Learned – Introduction to Radiography 1 SWS 3.5 ECTS
Patient administration, processes and procedures in radiology departments, fundamental positioning of limbs, spine and lung, basic assistance - Basics (Ordinance on Education for Allied Health Professions at Universities of Applied Sciences, FH-MTD-AV) original version: Federal Law Gazette (BGBl.) II No. 2/2006 (18/1/2016), Annexes 3, 8, 9 and 12. The internship is reflected in the form of a written assignment, individual conversations and plenary input. The key aim is to combine theory and practice with a focus on dealing with patients, crisis management and coping strategies.
General Introduction to Radiography | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200466106 Introduction to the Professional Field of Radiography 4 SWS 6 ECTS
Part 1 (plenary) Presentation of the fields of activity X-ray diagnostics, cutting-edge imaging systems, nuclear medicine and radiotherapy, as well as the interfaces to other health professions (such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, etc.) and reference sciences.
(5 LU)

Part 2 (plenary) Introduction to the adjustment technology of radiology technology
(5 teaching units in plenary)
Part 3 (Exercise - 5 Groups)
(30 LU) Dealing with Patients, Basics of Adjustment Technique in Radiology Technology, Patient Mobilization, Basics of Emergency Procedures for Incidents in Radiology
Part 4 (plenary) Legislation in the field of radiation protection Note: Radiation protection training - General radiation protection training according to §41 in human and dental medicine -
basic training
(10 LU) Part 5 (plenary) First radiation physics considerations based on the ILV "Physico-biological fundamentals in radiology technology": Radiation protection training - General radiation protection training according to §41 in human and dental medicine -
basic training
(10 LU)
General Introduction to Radiography | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200466108 Physical and Biological Fundamentals of Radiography 2.5 SWS 3.5 ECTS
Part 1: Fundamentals of radiation physics:

Topics include the structure of matter; types of radiation; radioactivity, decay law, decay schemes, types of decay, half-life, nuclear fission and fusion; interactions (including attenuation) of ionising radiation with matter: e.g. interaction of (1) photons with matter, (2) charged particles with matter or (3) neutrons with matter; attenuation laws, definitions and dose terms,
Note: Radiation protection training – general radiation protection training in accordance with §41 in human and dental medicine


Part 2 Fundamentals of dosimetry:
Physical fundamentals of dosimeters, fundamentals of radiation protection (e.g.: dose limits, monitoring);
Note: Radiation protection training – general radiation protection training in accordance with §41 in human and dental medicine


Part 3 Fundamentals of radiation biology
Biological interactions of radiation; radiation sensitivity of different tissues; acute and chronic adverse effects; influence of ionising radiation on dose response, radiation effects and cell death through ionising radiation, radiation sensitivity of different tissues, fundamentals of cell death (cell cycle), repair mechanisms (differences between adults and children), dose-response relationship (dose survival curve) for healthy tissue and tumour tissue, dose-response relationship for different fractionations, LET and RBE; oxygen effect and reoxygenation, repopulation, acute and late effects of ionising radiation.
Note: Radiation protection training – general radiation protection training in accordance with §41 in human and dental medicine
Medical Fundamentals in Radiography | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200466103 Basic and Advanced Life Support in Emergency Situations 1 SWS 1.5 ECTS
Part 1 in plenary (7.5 Lessons) First aid and emergency measures in relation to the MTD Act - Job description § 2 (3) - with regard to the use of contrast media and radiopharmaceuticals by medical order and only in collaboration with doctors - Contrast agent incidents - Anaphylaxis - Reference is the current gold standard in the current version (ESUR Guideline http://www.esur.org/guidelines/de/)
Part 2 exercises (7.5 Lessons in 5 groups)
Traning: First aid measures
Medical Fundamentals in Radiography | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 200466101 Fundamentals of Anatomy in Radiography 3.5 SWS 5 ECTS
Fundamentals (cell and tissue types, structure and development),
structure, topography and blood supply of the following systems, as well as directional and positional terms of the following systems:
skeletal system including muscles, tendons and joints / cardiovascular system / respiratory system / digestive system / urogenital system (including sexual organs) / endocrine system / nervous system / sensory organ system / haematological and hematopoietic system / lymphatic system
Medical Fundamentals in Radiography | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 200466102 Fundamentals of Anatomy in Radiography 3.5 SWS 5 ECTS
Cell as basic module, from cell to organ, muscle physiology, cardiovascular system, nervous system; haematological and hematopoietic system – lymphatic system; acid-base balance, temperature regulation and heat balance, bone metabolism; respiration, renal function and water balance; gastrointestinal tract – energy balance; endocrine system
Medical Fundamentals in Radiography | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200466104 Introduction to General Hygiene 1 SWS 1.5 ECTS
Hygiene of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures on the patient
(e.g.: central venous catheter care, infusion therapy, urinary catheter care, drainage, ventilated patients); hygiene fundamentals in intensive care, in neonatology, surgery units, outpatient departments and day clinics, in drug preparation; hygiene control of technical facilities; fundamentals of bacterial infections, viral infections; parasites and vectors, infection documentation and statistics; fundamentals of disinfection and sterilisation, sterilisation procedures, sterile supply practice, hand hygiene, surface disinfection, disinfection of medical devices, e.g. ventilation equipment, anaesthesia equipment, development of disinfection plans, hospital waste
Medical Fundamentals in Radiography | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200466105 Introduction to Medical English 1 SWS 1.5 ECTS
Terminology of clinical practice – describing responsibilities and workplace, recording patient data, making appointments, naming body parts and diseases, asking for and describing symptoms, describing examinations, role play: communication with patients (reassurance, appointment, directions, apology etc.)

2. Semester

Applied Informatics in Radiography | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200466208 Applied Digital Image Processing in Radiography 2.5 SWS 3 ECTS
Fundamentals of digital image processing, object-oriented image processing; basics and parameters of segmentation, segmentation hierarchies and classifications, image restoration, structural and statistical pattern analysis; knowledge-based systems, image exposure (e.g. transmitted light, reflected light, diffuse light, structured light), types of representation and current developments.
Applied Informatics in Radiography | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200466210 Data Structures and Standards in the Healthcare Sector 1.5 SWS 2 ECTS
Organisation of medical data, basic data structures, data formats, data integrity and standards, database management systems and their functions, data protection, data security, database models and current developments
Applied Informatics in Radiography | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200466211 Medical Technical English 1 SWS 1.5 ECTS
Medical technical terminology for day-to-day practice – describing the responsibilities and workplace of radiographers, image processing, network technology, data structures and current developments in the field.
Applied Informatics in Radiography | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200466209 System Administration in Healthcare Establishments 1.5 SWS 2.5 ECTS
Operating systems, basic services of operating systems (e-mail, printing, user administration …), authentication methods, security concepts, diagnosis and repair of hardware problems, network infrastructure, network protocols and basic network services, application architectures and current developments
Conventional X-Ray Diagnostics | Internship (PR) | Coursecode: 200466207 Internship and Lessons Learned in Conventional X-Ray Diagnostics 1 SWS 5 ECTS
Patient administration, processes and procedures in radiology departments, fundamental positioning of entire skeletal radiography, mammography, contrast media examinations and specific areas - Basics (Ordinance on Education for Allied Health Professions at Universities of Applied Sciences, FH-MTD-AV) original version: Federal Law Gazette (BGBl.) II No. 2/2006 (18/1/2016), Annexes 3, 8, 9 and 12. The internship is reflected in the form of a written assignment, individual conversations and plenary input. The key aim is to combine theory and practice with a focus on dealing with patients, crisis management and coping strategies
Conventional X-Ray Diagnostics | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200466204 Measurement and Analysis Methods in X-Ray Diagnostics 3.5 SWS 4 ECTS
Part 1 X-ray diagnostic equipment
X-ray generator, tube, exposure unit, image intensifier, detector system, x-ray imaging unit (monoplane, biplane, etc.), facilities and devices for specific diagnostic methods: mammography, dental x-ray, thorax x-ray, paediatric radiology; digital imaging systems, mammography, mobile x-ray instruments.

Part 2 Technical quality assurance in x-ray diagnostics
Fundamentals and legal regulations for quality assurance of diagnostic x-ray facilities; standards and other information sources on x-ray diagnostics, acceptance, partial acceptance and constancy test; evaluation and interpretation of measurement results; thematic fields of geometry, linearity, contrast and resolution with reference to conventional x-ray diagnostic equipment.

Part 3 Radiation protection in x-ray diagnostics
Radiation exposure of patients, personnel and other persons in different examination procedures; determining radiation exposure; protection measures for diagnostic applications; patient protection.

Note: Radiation protection training – general radiation protection training in accordance with §41 in human and dental medicine
Exercises: Hands-on exercises in the above areas.
Conventional X-Ray Diagnostics | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200466205 Medical Case Analysis in X-Ray Diagnostics 1.5 SWS 2 ECTS
Part 1 X-ray anatomy
Anatomical structures in x-ray images, terminology, position and relation to adjacent structures.

For example: skeletal system; lung; digestive tract; heart and mamma.

Part 2: X-ray pathology
Analysis of pathological x-ray findings, e.g. in oncology, orthopaedics, paediatrics, trauma surgery, internal medicine or maxillary surgery.
Conventional X-Ray Diagnostics | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200466206 Radiographic Processes in X-Ray Diagnostics 2.5 SWS 3.5 ECTS
Part 1 Classical imaging technique

Part 2 Specific imaging techniques (orthopaedics, accidents, paediatrics)

Part 3 Imaging techniques using contrast media

Part 4 Imaging technique in mammography
and exercises on parts 1-4 Exercises: Hands-on exercises in the above areas.
Pathology in Radiography | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 200466201 General Pathology in Radiography 2 SWS 2.5 ECTS
Fundamentals of pathology (terminology, aetiology, pathogenesis), pathology and clinical appearance of the following systems: skeletal system including muscles, tendons and joints / cardiovascular system / respiratory system / digestive system / urogenital system (including sexual organs) / endocrine system / nervous system / sensory organ system / haematological and hematopoietic system / lymphatic system
Pathology in Radiography | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 200466203 Pharmaceutical Fundamentals in Radiography 1 SWS 1.5 ECTS
Fundamentals of pharmacology for radiographers: dosage forms and forms of application, pharmacokinetics (resorption, distribution, binding, storage, elimination), pharmacodynamics (effective dose, lethal dose, therapeutic index, receptors), effects, adverse effects, dosage, application, shelf life, storage and disposal of drugs relevant to radiography, Medicinal Products Act, drug development process and marketing authorisation.
Pathology in Radiography | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 200466202 Specific Pathology in Radiography 2 SWS 2.5 ECTS
Specialisation in the pathology and clinical appearance of the following systems: skeletal system including muscles, tendons and joints / cardiovascular system / respiratory system / digestive system / urogenital system (including sexual organs) / endocrine system / nervous system / sensory organ system / haematological and hematopoietic system / lymphatic system

3. Semester

Conventional and Interventional Computed Tomography | Internship (PR) | Coursecode: 200466304 Internship and Lessons Learned in Computed Tomography 1 SWS 3 ECTS
40 computed tomography examinations according to the Ordinance on Education for Allied Health Professions at Universities of Applied Sciences (FH-MTD-AV), Annex 12. The internship is reflected in the form of a written assignment, individual conversations and plenary input. The key aim is to combine theory and practice with a focus on dealing with patients, crisis management and coping strategies.
Conventional and Interventional Computed Tomography | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200466301 Measurement and Analysis Methods in Computed Tomography 1.5 SWS 2 ECTS
Part 1 Computed tomography equipment
Structure/technical components of a CT unit, CT generations and types, image generation and reconstruction, parameters, spiral and multislice CT, structure and function of a high-pressure contrast medium injector.

Part 2 Technical quality assurance in computed tomography
Acceptance test, constancy test, performance analysis; thematic fields of geometry, linearity, contrast and resolution with reference to computed tomography.

Part 3 Radiation protection in computed tomography
Radiation exposure of patients, personnel and other persons in different examination procedures; determining radiation exposure; protection measures for diagnostic applications; patient protection.

Note: Radiation protection training – general radiation protection training in accordance with §41 in human and dental medicine
Practical exercises on (1) equipment operation,
(2) technical quality assurance
and (3) radiation protection in groups

Note: Radiation protection training – general radiation protection training in accordance with §41 in human and dental medicine
Conventional and Interventional Computed Tomography | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200466302 Medical Case Analysis in Computed Tomography 1.5 SWS 2 ECTS
Part 1: Cross-sectional anatomy in computed tomography
Part 2: Cross-sectional pathology in computed tomography

… of standard examinations, e.g. cranium, neck, thorax, spine, abdomen, pelvis or joints taking into account current diagnostic developments.
Exercises for part 1 and 2 – cross-sectional anatomy (1) and cross-sectional pathology (2)

… of standard examinations, e.g. cranium, neck, thorax, abdomen, pelvis, spine or joints taking into account current diagnostic developments.
Conventional and Interventional Computed Tomography | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200466303 Radiographic Processes in Computed Tomography 1.5 SWS 2 ECTS
The following radiographic processes in computed tomography examinations and interventions will be addressed: indication, contraindication, preparation, implementation, evaluation and documentation, protocols, parameter selection, positioning, contrast medium application, hygiene, patient education and care, follow-up care, radiation protection measures.

This applies to standard examinations in the following areas: cranium, neck, thorax, abdomen, pelvis, spine, joints and selected special procedures; image analysis.
Exercises: Hands-on exercises in the radiographic processes of computed tomography – operation, equipment parameters and imaging programmes, software interfaces, performance analysis
Diagnostics and Therapy in Nuclear Medicine | Internship (PR) | Coursecode: 200466309 Internship and Lessons Learned in Nuclear Medicine 1 SWS 3 ECTS
According to Ordinance on Education for Allied Health Professions at Universities of Applied Sciences (FH-MTD-AV) Annex 12 … a minimum of 50 examinations in at least five of the following organ areas: skeletal system, endocrine system, cardiovascular system, respiratory tract, urogenital tract, lymphatic system, gastrointestinal tract, hematopoietic system, central nervous system. The internship is reflected in the form of a written assignment, individual conversations and plenary input. The key aim is to combine theory and practice with a focus on dealing with patients, crisis management and coping strategies.
Diagnostics and Therapy in Nuclear Medicine | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 200466306 Introduction to Radiopharmaceuticals 1 SWS 1.5 ECTS
Fundamentals and definitions in the radiopharmaceuticals sector; properties of “optimal” nuclides (energy range, half-life, metabolism); radionuclide production (reactor, cyclotron and generator nuclides); generators, kit production (principles and structure, preparation instructions); Tc-99m kits, general radiopharmaceuticals synthesis (marking methods), radiopharmaceutical quality control (legal, medical and pharmaceutical backgrounds, radionuclide purity, radiochemical purity – instant thin-layer chromatography (ITLC), high-pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC), limits of quality control); handling of open radioactive substances (code of practice, decontamination, ordering, storage and disposal of radionuclides and radiopharmaceuticals); biokinetics, biodistribution (enrichment, distribution, metabolism, excretion, selected clinical applications), pharmacological influence of radiopharmaceuticals (adverse effects, interactions, radiation exposure of selected radiopharmaceuticals
Diagnostics and Therapy in Nuclear Medicine | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200466305 Measurement and Analysis Methods in Nuclear Medicine 3 SWS 4 ECTS
Part 1 Nuclear medicine equipment

Part 2 Technical quality assurance in nuclear medicine

Part 3 Radiation protection in nuclear medicine

The following topics will be addressed: radiation detectors; basics of measurement technology; radiation monitoring devices; lab measurement equipment; probes, scintillation camera (functional principle of gamma camera, detector, pulse processing and imaging, parameters, collimators, uniformity correction, quality control); SPECT (raw data acquisition, image calculation, attenuation correction, information density, detail detectability, quality control); PET (physical basics, cyclotron, dedicated PET scanners); quality control of nuclear medicine instruments (including legal basis, acceptance and constancy tests), image processing/ data processing/ editing /image fusion); documentation and archiving, characteristics of nuclear medicine data archives; radiation exposure of patients, personnel and other persons in different examination and treatment procedures; determining radiation exposure; protection measures for handling open radioactive substances; patient protection; contamination and decontamination measures; collection, temporary storage and disposal of radioactive waste; radiation accidents caused by external contamination and incorporation; First Aid; whole-body measurements and excretion analysis.

Practical exercises on (1) equipment operation, (2) technical quality assurance
and (3) radiation protection in groups

Note: Radiation protection training – general radiation protection training in accordance with §41 in human and dental medicine
Diagnostics and Therapy in Nuclear Medicine | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200466307 Medical Case Analysis in Nuclear Medicine 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Examination of all relevant variables (1) of in-vivo diagnostics, (2) in-vitro diagnostics and (3) treatment in nuclear medicine under the aspect of pathophysiology.

The following fields will be addressed: bone metabolism, endocrine system, cardiovascular system, respiratory tract, urogenital tract, lymphatic system, gastrointestinal tract, haematopoietic system, oncological topics or neurological diseases. Current developments will always be taken into account. Exercise: training of medical case analysis in nuclear medicine
Diagnostics and Therapy in Nuclear Medicine | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200466308 Radiographic Processes in Nuclear Medicine 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Fundamentals and terminology of nuclear medicine, in-vivo examinations, in-vitro examinations and treatments in nuclear medicine. The focus is on processes, indications and contraindications, radiopharmaceutical preparation, dosage, data acquisition; choice of imaging parameters, data processing and documentation, error analysis. Exercise: Hands-on exercises on radiography processes in nuclear medicine – operation, equipment parameters and imaging programmes, software interfaces, performance analysis
Economic, Legal and Management Aspects of Healthcare | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200466313 English in Health Management 1 SWS 1.5 ECTS
Day-to-day terminology of the healthcare system – description of the Austrian social security system, hospital billing and reimbursement and billing of medical services.
Economic, Legal and Management Aspects of Healthcare | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200466310 Introduction to Health Economics 1 SWS 1.5 ECTS
Overview of structures and developments in the healthcare system, introduction to the terminology of health economics, current developments in health policy and social policy, healthcare financing, performance documentation/cost accounting.
Economic, Legal and Management Aspects of Healthcare | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200466311 Legal Basics for Radiographers 1 SWS 1.5 ECTS
Legal basis of the health and social system, legal basis in radiation protection, legislation concerning medical devices, medicinal products, professional aspects, data protection

Note: Radiation protection training – general radiation protection training in accordance with §41 in human and dental medicine.
Economic, Legal and Management Aspects of Healthcare | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200466312 Project, Risk and Quality Management in Radiography 1.5 SWS 2 ECTS
Fundamentals and interlinkage of project, risk and quality management in radiography, models and theories of project, risk and quality management – e.g. work breakdown structure, cost planning, assessment of project risk, software programs for project organisation.

4. Semester

Conventional and Interventional Procedures in Magnetic Resonance Imaging | Internship (PR) | Coursecode: 200466404 Internship and Lessons Learned in Magnetic Resonance Imaging 1 SWS 3.5 ECTS
According to Ordinance on Education for Allied Health Professions at Universities of Applied Sciences (FH-MTD-AV) Annex 12 … a minimum of 30 MRI examinations. The internship is reflected in the form of a written assignment, individual conversations and plenary input. The key aim is to combine theory and practice with a focus on dealing with patients, crisis management and coping strategies.
Conventional and Interventional Procedures in Magnetic Resonance Imaging | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200466401 Measurement and Analysis in Magnetic Resonance Imaging 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Part 1 MRI equipment
Functional principle, structure/technical components, imaging sequences, safety aspects in MRI (patient/personnel protection), functional MRI, (guide value: 7.5 units)

Part 2 Technical quality assurance in magnetic resonance imaging
Thematic fields of geometry, linearity, contrast and resolution with reference to magnetic resonance imaging (guide value: 7.5 units)

Part 3 MR safety
e.g. implants and pacemakers (guide value: 7.5 units)
Exercises on (1) equipment operation (guide value: 2.5 units), (2) technical quality assurance (guide value: 2.5 units) and (3) MR safety (guide value: 2.5 units) in groups
Conventional and Interventional Procedures in Magnetic Resonance Imaging | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200466402 Medical Case Analysis in Magnetic Resonance Imaging 1.5 SWS 2 ECTS
Part 1: Cross-sectional anatomy in magnetic resonance imaging
Part 2: Cross-sectional pathology in magnetic resonance imaging

… of standard examinations of the cranium, neck, thorax, abdomen, pelvis, spine, joints and extremities as well as functional and special examinations.
Exercises on Parts 1 and 2 of the lecture series – Cross-sectional anatomy and Cross-sectional pathology
Conventional and Interventional Procedures in Magnetic Resonance Imaging | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 200466403 Radiographic Processes in Magnetic Resonance Imaging 1.5 SWS 2 ECTS
The following radiographic processes in MRI examinations will be addressed: indication, contraindication, preparation, implementation, evaluation and documentation, protocols, parameter selection, positioning, contrast medium application, hygiene, patient education and care, follow-up care, radiation protection measures.

This applies to standard examinations in the following areas: cranium, neck, thorax, abdomen, pelvis, spine, joints and selected special procedures.
Exercises: Hands-on exercises in the radiographic processes of magnetic resonance imaging – operation, equipment parameters and imaging programmes, software interfaces, performance analysis
Introduction to Scientific Work in Radiography | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200466410 Form and Content of Scientific Papers 1 SWS 1.5 ECTS
Composition and structure of scientific papers, citation systems, research techniques, literature management systems, philosophy of science, application to the ethics committee.
Introduction to Scientific Work in Radiography | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200466411 Study Designs in Radiography 1 SWS 1.5 ECTS
Descriptive and inferential statistics (types of scales, location parameters, graphical representation, distributions, probability calculation, regression analysis, variance analysis, correlation analysis, etc.)

Content analysis, questionnaire design, expert interview, guided interview, participant observation.
Therapeutic Methods in Teletherapy and Brachytherapy | Internship (PR) | Coursecode: 200466409 Internship and Lessons Learned in Radiation Oncology 1 SWS 3.5 ECTS
FH-MTD AV Annex 12: … a minimum of 15 planning cases, including simulation, as well as a minimum of 35 radiation sessions in the fields of teletherapy and brachytherapy. The internship is reflected in the form of a written assignment, individual conversations and plenary input. The key aim is to combine theory and practice with a focus on dealing with patients, crisis management and coping strategies.
Therapeutic Methods in Teletherapy and Brachytherapy | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200466405 Measurement and Treatment Methods in Radiation Oncology 3 SWS 4 ECTS
Part 1 Radiotherapy equipment
Topics include e.g. linear accelerator systems, afterloaders, seed systems, CAD planning system, positioning control and verification systems, x-ray therapy systems, gamma knife, cyber knife, etc.

Part 2 Technical quality assurance in in radiotherapy
Topics include e.g. MLC tests, room laser, dose yield, gantry angle and position alignment, coordinate system of treatment couch, etc.

Part 3 Radiation protection in radiotherapy
Radiation protection concepts of radiotherapy in teletherapy and brachytherapy, determining radiation exposure of patients, personnel and other persons in different examination procedures, legal framework conditions.

Note: Radiation protection training – general radiation protection training in accordance with §41 in human and dental medicine
Practical exercises on (1) equipment operation, (2) technical quality assurance and (3) radiation protection in groups

Note: Radiation protection training – general radiation protection training in accordance with §41 in human and dental medicine
Therapeutic Methods in Teletherapy and Brachytherapy | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200466407 Medical Case Analysis in Radiation Oncology 2.5 SWS 3.5 ECTS
Discussion of the most commonly used therapeutic concepts in radiation oncology, such as brain tumors, ENT tumors, lung cancer, GIT tumors, gynaecological tumors, tumors of the male reproductive organs, benign tumors. Exercise: in-depth study of the most commonly used therapeutic concepts in radiation oncology.
Therapeutic Methods in Teletherapy and Brachytherapy | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 200466406 Oncological Therapy Concepts 1.5 SWS 2 ECTS
Incidence, aetiology, clinical appearance, stages, classifications, proliferation and metastasis, therapy, irradiation / dosage, acute and chronic adverse effects and late damage caused by radiotherapy; education and follow-up care, specific questions concerning patient rights, therapeutic measures (OP, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, immunotherapy, etc.), including in combination with radiotherapy, complementary measures.
Therapeutic Methods in Teletherapy and Brachytherapy | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200466408 Radiographic Processes in Radiation Oncology 2.5 SWS 3.5 ECTS
Planning CT:
Work process; positioning aids and fixing systems; positioning (including reproduction of treatment plans on the patient); simulator operation; documentation;

Treatment planning:
ICRU guidelines; field modification / dose-influencing factors;
organs at risk; positioning aids, dose recording and interpretation; cross-sectional imaging methods (e.g. CT, MR, PET-CT);
Selected treatment concepts for relevant tumor entities, implementation of treatment plans; documentation; error (source) analysis (e.g. data transfer)

Teletherapy:
Organisational requirements (e.g. appointments for combined therapies); performance and positioning; interpretation of radiation protocols; patient positioning; reproduction of field settings; equipment operation including positioning and verification system; documentation; error (source) analysis
Implementation of special techniques (e.g. IMRT; gating, stereotactic radiotherapy)

Brachytherapy:
Application forms, applicators + instruments; imaging, treatment planning, documentation
Exercises: Hands-on exercises in the radiographic processes of teletherapy and brachytherapy, software interfaces, performance analysis.

5. Semester

Applied Communication in Healthcare | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200466508 English in Health Education 1 SWS 1.5 ECTS
Health education terminology – Topics include patient education, patient information, health competence, health protection and prevention, decision-making support for patients.
Applied Communication in Healthcare | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200466507 Ethical Principles in the Health Sciences 1 SWS 1.5 ECTS
General ethics, professional ethics, medical ethics, research ethics, bridge to patient rights, ethical dilemma, ethics in day-to-day practice, ethics in an intercultural context.
Applied Communication in Healthcare | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200466506 Introduction to Patient Communication 1.5 SWS 2 ECTS
Principles of communication/interaction/non-verbal communication, communication media, principles of focused communication, preparing conversations, conflict solving mechanisms, special aspects of communication, discussion rules, presentation techniques, practical application of communication skills; topics include conflict stages, diagnostic dimensions, communication barriers, body language, values and meta-themes, keeping an overview, effective speech patterns, adjusting communication style.…
Conventional and Interventional Angiography | Internship (PR) | Coursecode: 200466503 Internship and Lessons Learned in Conventional and Interventional Angiography 1 SWS 4 ECTS
FH-MTD AV Annex 12: … Additionally, through active work in the sterile and technical field, practical knowledge and skills shall be acquired on angiography, interventional radiology and cardiac angiography within the framework of a minimum of 40 examinations. The internship is reflected in the form of a written assignment, individual conversations and plenary input. The key aim is to combine theory and practice with a focus on dealing with patients, crisis management and coping strategies.
Conventional and Interventional Angiography | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200466501 Medical Case Analysis in Conventional and Interventional Angiography 1 SWS 1.5 ECTS
Case analyses from the perspective of radiology, cardiology, neurology and oncology.
Conventional and Interventional Angiography | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200466502 Radiographic Processes in Conventional and Interventional Angiography 1.5 SWS 2 ECTS
Indication, contraindication, preparation, positioning, implementation, risks and complications, evaluation, documentation, hygiene, technical assistance, patient education and care, follow-up care, materials and instruments, contrast medium application. Exercises: Hands-on exercises in the radiographic processes of conventional and interventional angiography – operation, equipment parameters and imaging programmes, software interfaces, performance analysis.

The focus is on the following topics: preparation, positioning, implementation, evaluation, documentation, sterile and technical assistance, patient education and care, follow-up care, handling of materials and instruments.
Cumulative Internship in Radiography | Internship (PR) | Coursecode: 200466511 Cumulative Internship and Lessons Learned in Radiography I 2 SWS 6 ECTS
The cumulative internship serves to carry out the remaining examinations in the different fields as specified in FH MTD AV (as amended):
a. Radiological diagnostics (radiography): a minimum of 100 examinations covering the organ areas of thorax, skeleton, mamma, urogenital tract and gastrointestinal tract in a minimum of three disciplines;
b. Cross sectional imaging: a minimum of 40 computed tomography examinations, a minimum of 30 magnetic resonance imaging examinations and a minimum of 20 ultrasound examinations in a minimum of three organ areas;
c. Radiotherapy: a minimum of 15 planning cases, including simulation, as well as a minimum of 35 radiation sessions in the fields of teletherapy and brachytherapy;
d. Nuclear medicine: a minimum of 50 examinations in at least five of the following organ areas: skeletal system, endocrine system, cardiovascular system, respiratory tract, urogenital tract, lymphatic system, gastrointestinal tract, hematopoietic system, central nervous system.
e. Additionally, through active work in the sterile and technical field, practical knowledge and skills shall be acquired on angiography, interventional radiology and cardiac angiography within the framework of a minimum of 40 examinations.
Diagnostic Methods Using Ultrasound | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200466504 Measurement and Analysis Methods using Ultrasound 1.5 SWS 2.5 ECTS
Part 1 Ultrasound equipment

Part 2 Technical quality assurance in sonography
Topics include sonic head performance, including geometry, linearity, contrast and resolution.
Exercises: Hands-on operation of ultrasound scanners, including quality assurance
Diagnostic Methods Using Ultrasound | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200466505 Medical Case Analysis using Ultrasound 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Case analyses of applications – potential areas: oncology, urology, gynaecology, orthopaedics, cardiology or emergency medicine Exercises: Hands-on exercises - Case analyses of applications – potential areas: oncology, urology, gynaecology, orthopaedics, cardiology, neurology, paediatrics or emergency medicine.

FH-MTD AV Annex 12 – practical part … a minimum of 20 sonography examinations in a minimum of three organ areas
Research Methods and Scientific Work in Radiography | Bachelor paper (BA) | Coursecode: 200466510 Bachelor’s Thesis 1 0.5 SWS 4 ECTS
Pre-academic paper on a specific topic, meeting the relevant criteria in terms of goal setting, form and structure, technical accuracy and language.
Research Methods and Scientific Work in Radiography | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200466509 Biostatistics and Analytical Methods 1.5 SWS 2 ECTS
Descriptive and inferential statistics (types of scales, location parameters, graphical representation, types of distributions, probability calculation, regression analysis, variance analysis, correlation analysis, etc.)

6. Semester

Applied Scientific Work in Radiography | Bachelor paper (BA) | Coursecode: 200466601 Bachelor’s Thesis 2 0.5 SWS 4 ECTS
Pre-academic paper on a specific topic, meeting the relevant criteria in terms of goal setting, form and structure, technical accuracy and language.
Applied Scientific Work in Radiography | Bachelor paper (BA) | Coursecode: 200466602 Bachelor’s Thesis 2 0 SWS 2 ECTS
The committee examination takes place in accordance with the requirements for final exams in FH bachelor's degree programs in accordance with FHStG.i.d.g.F.
Cumulative Internship in Radiography II | Internship (PR) | Coursecode: 200466608 Cumulative Internship and Lessons Learned in Radiography II 2 SWS 9.5 ECTS
The cumulative internship serves to carry out the remaining examinations in the different fields as specified in FH MTD AV (as amended):
a. Radiological diagnostics (radiography): a minimum of 100 examinations covering the organ areas of thorax, skeleton, mamma, urogenital tract and gastrointestinal tract in a minimum of three disciplines;
b. Cross sectional imaging: a minimum of 40 computed tomography examinations, a minimum of 30 magnetic resonance imaging examinations and a minimum of 20 ultrasound examinations in a minimum of three organ areas;
c. Radiotherapy: a minimum of 15 planning cases, including simulation, as well as a minimum of 35 radiation sessions in the fields of teletherapy and brachytherapy;
d. Nuclear medicine: a minimum of 50 examinations in at least five of the following organ areas: skeletal system, endocrine system, cardiovascular system, respiratory tract, urogenital tract, lymphatic system, gastrointestinal tract, hematopoietic system, central nervous system.
e. Additionally, through active work in the sterile and technical field, practical knowledge and skills shall be acquired on angiography, interventional radiology and cardiac angiography within the framework of a minimum of 40 examinations.
Elective Internship and Lessons Learned in Radiography | Internship (PR) | Coursecode: 200466609 Elective Internship and Lessons Learned in Radiography 1 SWS 4 ECTS
Based on student’s choice: students choose fields that can be used for individual specialisation or carried out as part of Bachelor’s Thesis 2.
New Technological Developments | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200466607 New Technological Developments in Health Informatics 1 SWS 1.5 ECTS
The teaching content on new technological developments in health informatics will be selected and discussed according to the current state of relevant research.
New Technological Developments | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200466606 New Technological Developments in Medical Imaging 1 SWS 1.5 ECTS
The teaching content on new technological developments in medical imaging will be selected and discussed according to the current state of relevant research.
Synoptic Discussions in Radiography | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200466604 Synoptic Discussion of Results in Selected Areas of Nuclear Medicine 1 SWS 1.5 ECTS
Interdisciplinary synopsis of topics related to nuclear medicine, e.g. nephrology, cardiology, oncology, neurology or paediatrics.
Synoptic Discussions in Radiography | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200466603 Synoptic Discussion of Results in Selected Areas of Radiology 1 SWS 1.5 ECTS
Interdisciplinary synopsis of radiological topics such as trauma patients (trauma surgery), neurosurgery, general surgery, oncology, orthopaedics, etc.
Synoptic Discussions in Radiography | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200466605 Synoptic Discussion of Treatment in Selected Areas of Radiation Oncology 1 SWS 1.5 ECTS
Interdisciplinary synopsis of radiation oncology concepts, such as neuroendocrinology, paediatric oncology, neurology, urology or gynaecology.
Elective Subjects:
Elective Module | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200466611 Basic Course Data Protection Officer 1 SWS 1.5 ECTS
The course content is based on the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as amended;

Legal framework conditions: news on EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR); data protection in the healthcare sector; data protection and communication (telecommunication, e-commerce, internet); current applications in healthcare



General implementation in healthcare facilities: organisational implementation: processes in healthcare facilities; processes in medical IT (data backup, archiving, new applications); data protection and cloud outsourcing; data protection and apps

Technical implementation in healthcare facilities: employee obligations; security aspects (entry control, access control, transfer control); data protection audit (procedure, report structure, question check list)

Note: The course follows on from the two courses Legal Basis for Radiographers (08 WIRMG-02 REFRAD) and Project, Risk and Quality Management in Radiography (08 WIRMG-03 PRIRAD).
Elective Module | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200466612 Basic Course Medical Device Consulting 1 SWS 1.5 ECTS
Synopsis of the following fields:
relevant EU Directives and Medical Devices Act (MPG); CE label; classification of medical devices; post-market surveillance; Medicinal Products Act (AMG), Electrical Engineering Act (ETG), Metrology Act (MEG), Hospitals Act (KAG), Healthcare and Nursing Act (GuKG), Federal Act Regulating High Level Allied Health Professions (MTDG), Cardio-Technician Act (KTG), Hospital and Sanatorium Act (KaKuG), Price Law, Procurement Law.

Note: The course follows on from the modules …
Medical Fundamentals in Radiography (01 ALMED)
Pathology in Radiography (03 PARAD)
Applied Informatics in Radiography (05 RADIT)
Economic, Legal and Management Aspects of Healthcare (08 WIRMG)
Conventional X-Ray Diagnostics (04 KONRÖ)
Conventional and Interventional Computed Tomography (06 KICOM)
Diagnostics and Therapy in Nuclear Medicine (07 DTNUK)
Diagnostic Methods of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (09 DIMRT)
Therapeutic Methods in Teletherapy and Brachytherapy (10 TEBRA)
Conventional and Interventional Angiography (12 KIANG)
Diagnostic Methods Using Ultrasound (13 DIULT)
and
New Technological Developments (19 NETEC) ….
Elective Module | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 200466610 Basic Course MR Safety Officer 1 SWS 1.5 ECTS
The course content is based on ÖNORM S1125-2
Risks caused by stat. magnetic field Bo, superconductivity, risks caused by gradients and HF pulses, MR contrast media and pregnancy, safety aspects following cardiovascular interventions, implant testing and labelling, documentation duties, MR operator training; legal basis, standards, responsibilities.

Note: The course follows on from the module “Diagnostic Methods of Magnetic Resonance Imaging“ (DIMRT), which focuses on the fundamentals of MR equipment technology and clinical application.