Legal framework for health professionals (VO)

Course numberB3.00000.70.600
Course codeRecht
Semester of degree program Semester 5
Mode of delivery Presencecourse
ECTS credits1,5
Language of instruction German

The students know the health system of Austria. They know the key actors and their institutional structures in the Austrian system as well as the financing structures of this system. They know the integration of the health professions in this system, in particular basic questions of the treatment contract and the treatment itself. They have knowledge of hospital law. Students are essentially aware of the provisions of the data protection act and the health telematics act. In addition, they know the most important employee protection regulations. Students are aware of the legal consequences of inadequate treatment, including the relevant criminal law provisions.

  • Hospital law
  • Contract law: treatment contract, liability law
  • Data protection law
  • Employee protection rights

Landolt H. (2004), Rechtskunde für Gesundheits- und Pflegeberufe, Hogrefe Verlag Bern;
Sladecek et al. (2018), Recht für Gesundheitsberufe: Mit allen wichtigen Berufsgesetzen, Wien: LexisNexis;
Books, journals and websites according to the current state of knowledge in the respective fields.

Lectures, group discussions, reflections