Medicine as high-tech-business

Modern medicine can be seen as a high-tech-business: Doctors and other health professionals are increasingly relying on software or technical devices to enhance the outcome for their patients. To make this possible, experts in Health Care IT are vital in providing the required skills in medical engineering and image Processing/health informatics. At the Master degree study program ‘Health Care IT’ both areas are an integral part of education.

Technical aspects of Health Care IT

The program focuses on many technical aspects of Health Care IT, including Mobile System Development and Software Development. Active and Assisted Living (AAL) is another core element of the program that enables students to face the challenges of an aging society. They also learn about Software Consulting, Biomedical Engineering, Medical Device and Medical Device Development.

Additional to theoretical input, students at the Master degree study program ‘Health Care IT’ receive hands-on training in specialized laboratories. There they work in small groups. Health Care IT and Augmented Reality. In general, the program values personal support and mentoring. Teachers welcome their students with an open door policy.

Within the master degree program Health Care IT, students can concentrate on one of the following two areas of specialization: Medical Engineering and Image Processing focuses on topics in the area of medical engineering research and development. A special field of interest in this context is medical imaging systems and the resulting medical image processing.  This career field provides an especially interesting interface between technology, organization and medicine. The second area of specialization is Health Informatics. Students receive a broad, yet specialized, view of the implementation of information technology and engineering as well as the organizational structures and processes in the healthcare sector.

Application deadline

Period I: 01.10. - 15.03.20
Period II: 16.03.- 15.05.20
Period III: 16.03. - 15.07.20
Period IV: 16.07. - 30.09.20

Please note that applicants from non-EU countries or applicants living outside the European Union should apply as soon as possible to be in time for the visa procedure.

Study start

The semester starts on 1st october

Teaching time

job friendly according to prior agreement

Events

FH DAY
31.01.2020
9-14 h
Campus Villach

FH CAMPUS DAY
06.03. & 08.05.2020
15-19 h
Campus Villach I Spittal I Feldkirchen I Klagenfurt

Study-Info-Lounge
Second Tuesday of the month
14-18 h
Campus Villach

Online-Info-Sessions
10.12.2019 I 14.04.2020 I 14.07.2020

Further information

Language of instruction:

English

Information

Contact

If you have any questions feel free to contact:

Head of Degree Program

 

 

Level of qualification
Master
ECTS credits
120
Tuition fees
€ 363,36 / Semester
Qualification awarded
  • Diplom-Ingenieur für technisch-wissenschaftliche Berufe
  • Diplom-Ingenieurin für technisch-wissenschaftliche Berufe
Duration of study
4 Semester
ÖH (Austrian Student Union) fee
€ 20,20 / Semester
Language of instruction
Englisch
FH campus
  • Klagenfurt

General Study Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Curriculum

Profile

The Master degree study program “Health Care IT” enables graduates to successfully face the challenges in the healthcare sector. Equipped with technical and medical knowledge they are sought-after by a wide variety of potential employers in the health care industry. The program also prepares them for upcoming social issues like Active and Assisted Living (AAL) and Instrumental Activities of daily Living (iADL), which become more and more important as we are moving towards an aging society.

Students benefit from practical trainings in dedicated laboratories and work there in small groups. Two areas of specialization allow them to further deepen their interests: Medical Engineering and Image Processing or Health Informatics can be chosen over the course of the degree program. Thanks to strong cooperation with the Health Care sector, the program is able to invite professionals and experts as guest lecturers.

The students of the School of Engineering & IT should demonstrate strengths in the following areas:

  • technical understanding,
  • reasoning power,
  • good English, mathematics and computer skills,
  • creativity,
  • enjoyment of innovative developments.

Graduates of the master degree program Health Care IT are able to:

  • comprehend, analyze and remodel processes in medicine, nursing and Management,
  • develop and implement QM systems in healthcare,
  • retrieve their detailed knowledge of the conception, design and functionality of healthcare information systems in order to design such Systems,
  • describe the interaction of economics success, technology , processes and quality in healthcare,
  • plan and use indicators for the implementation of corporate guidelines in the areas of procurement, planning an d development,
  • present functioning, theoretical principles and technical implementation of medical devices,
  • list application possibilities of mobile systems in healthcare and analyze, conceptualize and design applications of such Systems,
  • design, implement and evaluate medical studies in cooperation with medic.

Current courses - Health Care IT

LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Advanced Programming Techniques in Health Care 2 ILV 2,0 3,0 M2.03100.20.491
Ambient Assisted Living 2 ILV 3,0 4,0 M2.03100.20.481
Biophysiology and Neurosciences ILV 3,0 5,0 M2.03100.20.521
Embedded Medical Systems 2 ILV 2,0 3,0 M2.03100.20.501
Medical Statistics VO 3,0 5,0 M2.03100.20.511
Specialization Area: Health InformaticsTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Implementation Concepts for Health Systems ILV 3,0 5,0 M2.03101.20.541
Specialization Area: Medical Engineering and Image ProcessingTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Medical Engineering ILV 3,0 5,0 M2.03102.20.551
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Master Thesis Seminar HCIT SE 2,0 5,0 M2.03100.40.281
Master Thesis HCIT MT 0,0 25,0 M2.03100.40.291
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Advanced Programming Techniques in Health Care 1 ILV 1,5 2,5 M2.03100.10.021
Ambient Assisted Living 1 ILV 4,0 5,0 M2.03100.10.011
Clinical Engineering ILV 3,0 5,0 M2.03100.10.061
Embedded Medical Systems 1 ILV 1,5 2,5 M2.03100.10.031
Management of Health Care Institutions ILV 4,0 5,0 M2.03100.10.041
Mathematics for Medical Engineering SE 3,0 5,0 M2.03100.10.071
Visualization in Medicine ILV 3,0 5,0 M2.03100.10.051
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
3D Reconstruction ILV 3,0 5,0 M2.03100.30.581
Academic Writing for Graduate Students SE 2,0 3,0 M2.03100.30.211
Medical Application PT 3,0 6,0 M2.03100.30.601
Robotics and Prosthetics in Medicine VO 3,0 5,0 M2.03100.30.591
Studies in Biomedical Engineering ILV 2,0 3,0 M2.03100.30.611
Specialization Area: Health InformaticsTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Development of Mobile Applications ILV 3,0 4,0 M2.03101.30.621
Specialization Area: Medical Engineering and Image ProcessingTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Advanced Medical Devices ILV 3,0 4,0 M2.03102.30.641
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Advanced Programming Techniques in Health Care 2 ILV 2,0 3,0 M2.03100.20.491
Ambient Assisted Living 2 ILV 3,0 4,0 M2.03100.20.481
Biophysiology and Neurosciences ILV 3,0 5,0 M2.03100.20.521
Embedded Medical Systems 2 ILV 2,0 3,0 M2.03100.20.501
Medical Statistics VO 3,0 5,0 M2.03100.20.511
Specialization Area: Health InformaticsTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Implementation Concepts for Health Systems ILV 3,0 5,0 M2.03101.20.541
Selected Topics in Medical Informatics ILV 3,0 5,0 M2.03101.20.531
Specialization Area: Medical Engineering and Image ProcessingTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Advanced Medical Image Processing ILV 3,0 5,0 M2.03102.20.561
Medical Engineering ILV 3,0 5,0 M2.03102.20.551
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Master Thesis Seminar HCIT SE 2,0 5,0 M2.03100.40.281
Master Thesis HCIT MT 0,0 25,0 M2.03100.40.291
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Advanced Programming Techniques in Health Care 1 ILV 1,5 2,5 M2.03100.10.021
Ambient Assisted Living 1 ILV 4,0 5,0 M2.03100.10.011
Clinical Engineering ILV 3,0 5,0 M2.03100.10.061
Embedded Medical Systems 1 ILV 1,5 2,5 M2.03100.10.031
Management of Health Care Institutions ILV 4,0 5,0 M2.03100.10.041
Mathematics for Medical Engineering SE 3,0 5,0 M2.03100.10.071
Visualization in Medicine ILV 3,0 5,0 M2.03100.10.051
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
3D Reconstruction ILV 3,0 5,0 M2.03100.30.581
Academic Writing for Graduate Students SE 2,0 3,0 M2.03100.30.211
Medical Application PT 3,0 6,0 M2.03100.30.601
Robotics and Prosthetics in Medicine VO 3,0 5,0 M2.03100.30.591
Studies in Biomedical Engineering ILV 2,0 3,0 M2.03100.30.611
Specialization Area: Health InformaticsTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Development of Mobile Applications ILV 3,0 4,0 M2.03101.30.621
Selected Topics in IT Security ILV 3,0 4,0 M2.03101.30.631
Specialization Area: Medical Engineering and Image ProcessingTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Advanced Medical Devices ILV 3,0 4,0 M2.03102.30.641
Selected Topics in Medical Image Processing ILV 3,0 4,0 M2.03102.30.651

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Job & Career

Depending on the previous education (Bachelor of Medical Information Technology or a different IT Bachelor program) of our graduates, the career fields and qualification profile of a Health Care IT graduate will naturally vary. Characteristically for this Master degree, the following qualifications, skills and knowledge fall in the following areas:

    • Informatics and medical informatics
    • Medical engineering
    • Healthcare telematics
    • Telemedicine
    • Healthcare economics
    • Hospital Management

    • Process analysis & optimization in Health Care
    • Project management, change management
    • Business management methodology

    • Medical specialized vocabulary
    • Understanding of medical decision-making (diagnosis, therapies), clinical pathways
    • Understanding of care processes and care standards
    • Knowledge of generic hospital processes and information requirements of medicine, care and administration.
    • Quality management
    • Data analysis and evaluation
    • Statistics (SAS, etc.)
    • Basic understanding of the pharmaceutical industry
    • Clinical trials and studies
    • Understanding of the requirements in the areas of scientific research and logistics.

    • Development of an IT strategy and comprehension of the specific demands in hospitals (scaleability, high accessibility, integration, etc.)
    • IT architechture
    • Interface standards (HL7, DICOM. IHE, CEN, etc.)
    • Medical engineering and medical devices
    • Management skills for IT supervisors
    • Knowledge of professional it processes (ITIL or ITPM – such as planning, operation, SLAs, etc.)

    The successful completion of the master program in turn qualifies the graduate to undertake a doctorate according to § 6 FHStG (4) FHStG stands for Fachhochschul Studies Act).

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    Faculty and Staff - Health Care IT

    Dean Engineering & IT, Head of Degree Program Medical Engineering, Health Care IT

    FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn.

     Christian Menard
    Administration of Studies
     Claudia Palank

    Dipl.-Bw. (FH)

     Bettina Strasser
    Senior Researcher/Lecturer

    Dipl.-Ing.

     Jürgen Thierry
    Professor of English
     Marvin Hoffland, MSc.
    Professor of computer science

    FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn.

     Dominik Rauner-Reithmayer
    Senior Lecturer1

    FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. (FH)

     Günther Grabner, Ph.D.
    Senior Lecturer

    FH-Prof. DI (FH) Dr. techn.

     Markus Prossegger

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