In order to graduate in Radiography you must pass all your courses and complete your internships. You must also write two Bachelor's theses, both of which must be positively evaluated. Passing your Bachelor’s examination concludes your extensive training. Your title after graduation is Bachelor of Science in Health Studies (BSc).
Students must write two independent theses during the Bachelor’s degree programme. Preparatory courses on the subject of scientific work and applied methodology are run from the third semester onwards. Ongoing seminars are offered during the fifth and sixth semesters to support students writing their theses. In addition to these seminars, internal supervisors are available to offer advice on a one-to-one basis.
The first Bachelor's thesis deals with the scholarly preparation of theoretical aspects. The aim of the second thesis is to develop subject-specific queries before applying scientific methods to examine them empirically. Several methods are involved, such as case studies, measurements, etc. Teamwork is also possible where complex topics are considered.
During their theses our Radiography students work in an interdisciplinary manner and with a variety of professional groups. They work on clinical studies, or consider important scientific problems in cooperation with public and private health institutions, radiologists, research institutions, a variety of medical technology companies, etc. Occupational topics can also be selected and examined in a scientific manner.
The Bachelor’s examinations are usually held during the first two weeks of July, after students have positively concluded their sixth semester. Both Bachelor's theses are presented as part of these examinations. The examination board poses specialist questions about both theses. The presentation is followed by a discussion relating to the specialist radiological field which is the subject of the theses.
The examining board consists of a chairperson and a minimum of two examiners. The size of the examination board depends on the particular specialist field.
Radiology graduates enjoy excellent job prospects after completing their Bachelor's degree. The rapid pace of developments in medical technology ensures that demand in this profession is continually growing.
A rich portfolio of Master’s degree programmes in Austria and abroad are now available covering specialist fields.