Primary Health Care and Public Health (VO)

Course numberB3.00000.80.150
Course codeGVuPH
Semester of degree program Semester 1
Mode of delivery Presencecourse
ECTS credits1,0
Language of instruction German

Health education and preventive medicine are parts of the training programme for obtaining evidence of formal qualifications in midwifery.

Students shall learn about the health care system in Austria, how to maintain public health, find answers to socio-medical questions, be able to provide health education and any preventive measurements. Students shall know the health science models, concepts and theories of health and diseases

Structure of the health care system in Austria, preventive medicine, the support and supply systems, health economics, analysis, development and trends, diagnostic measurements, therapy, rehabilitation and health promotion will be discussed in this class.

Blättner, Beate & Wallner, Heiko (2011). Gesundheitswissenschaft. Eine Einführung in Grundlagen, Theorie und Anwendung (5. Auflage). Stuttgart: Kohlhammer.
Domenig, Dagmar & Cattacin, Sandro (2015). Gerechte Gesundheit: Grundlagen - Analysen - Management. Bern: Hogrefe.
Klemperer, David (2015). Sozialmedizin - Public Health - Gesundheitswissenschaften: Lehrbuch für Gesundheits- und Sozialberufe (3. Auflage). Bern: Hogrefe.
Steinbach, Herlinde (2011). Gesundheitsförderung. Ein Lehrbuch für die Pflege- und Gesundheitsberufe. Wien: Facultas Universitätsverlag.

Lecture (VO) (compulsory): Lecture, group discussion, reflection