Health care and public health (VO)

Course numberB3.00000.70.580
Course codeP.Health
Semester of degree program Semester 5
Mode of delivery Presencecourse
ECTS credits2,0
Language of instruction German

The students have a profound overview of various theories of health and illness, can classify them into a system and assess their significance for their professional work. The students know the basic principles of health science models and theories on health and illness. The various definitions of health and disease are familiar to them. Furthermore, the students are able to name the parties involved in the health care system and understand their allocation of tasks.

  • Overview of health science models, concepts and theories on health and disease
  • Health and disease in different phases of life
  • Diagnostics, curation, palliation, prevention, health promotion and rehabilitation (tasks, structures, concepts)
  • Structures of the Austrian health system
  • Central players, legal and economic framework of the health system
  • Interfaces of outpatient and inpatient help systems
  • Health system analysis, health system research
  • Development, planning and management of innovative supply concepts
  • Health and social developments and trends

Schwartz F. W. et al. (2012), Public Health: Gesundheit und Gesundheitswesen, Elsevier;
Klemperer D. (2015), Sozialmedizin - Public Health - Gesundheitswissenschaften: Lehrbuch für Gesundheits- und Sozialberufe, Huber;
Books, journals and websites according to the current state of knowledge in the respective fields.

Lectures, group discussions, reflections