Brief programme profile

Programme type:
Bachelor Programme (full-time)
Programme duration:
6 Semester
Bachelor of Science in Health Studies (BSc)
Study places/year:
Programme start:
The next programme starts on 16 september 2019.
Registration deadline:
Vöcklabruck: 2 September 2019 to 31 December 2019, all locations: 2 January 2020 to 31 March 2020 and 1 April to 13 August 2020
Dates written entrance test:
Vöcklabruck: 15 January 2020, all locations: 3 April 2020, more dates to be announced
general university eligibility, adequate specific secondary school vocational certificate, certificate of access to higher education, relevant professional qualifications
Study fees

Healthcare and Nursing comprises the professional care of people of all age groups, population and social groups. As the largest professional group in the healthcare system it makes a considerable contribution to health maintenance.

Programme focus

The Healthcare and Nursing course is oriented around the individual needs of people during their whole life. Due to social changes health-care and nursing faces new challenges. In order to meet the growing demands of a modern health system, the students develop the necessary practical and scientific skills in the Bachelor degree course “Healthcare and Nursing”.
As well as methodological expertise, the students acquire socio-communicative skills such as conflict management, the ability of self-reflection, capacity for teamwork etc. Furthermore, they learn the fundamental concepts of scientific research. In the accompanying internship the student is offered the opportunity to realise and to intensify the acquired know how under expert guidance.
The study programme is divided into modules, which are partly offered on an inter-disciplinary basis. The curriculum is characterised by a balance between in-depth theoretical education, science and work experience in different health institutions. Graduates of the study programme are in a position, to expertly carry out the allocated tasks, while combining the know-how from the various disciplines. They have learned to act reflectively and autonomously in their professional daily routine and to act in accordance with their professional code of ethics.

The Healthcare and Nursing programme comprises the independent and autonomous care of people in all stages of care. Dealing with the people is always guided by ethical, intercultural, psychosocial and legal principles. Based on scientific findings, this occupational group develops and accompanies nursing strategies, concepts and programmes to maintain health. It thus supports the healing process, the mitigation of and coping with health impairments and contributes to the maximum quality of life. In the field of diagnostic medicine and therapy it carries out the activities and measures conveyed by the doctors. The Healthcare and Nursing programme distinguishes itself through a networked cooperation with other professional groups and is varied and forward-looking.

Business field

  • in hospitals, casualty and other healthcare and social institutions
  • in retirement and care homes, facilities for disabled people as well as in palliative care
  • in primary care centres
  • in mobile nursing and care services, as well as in family health nursing
  • in the fields of health promotion and prevention
  • in freelance work
  • in science, research and industry
  • in teaching and further education

The completion of this Bachelor Programme entitles the graduate to participate in professional, but also in management or pedagogical Master Programmes in the field of the health professions.