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The course offers specialization in the field of child and youth care.

In the course of this training, you will learn all skills needed for professional care of young patients. The combination of specialist knowledge and empathy characterizes the work in child and youth care as well as the development of individual care approaches. For this reason, graduates of this course become important caregivers in their work as carers.

Why an Academic Child and Adolescent Care Course?

The specialization enables people from the nursing area to deepen their skills in order to be able to professionally cope with special tasks in the care of newborns and premature babies, children and adolescents. The cooperation between the FH Salzburg and the Paracelsus Medical Private University (PMU) offers the ideal combination of scientific and practice-oriented training. Knowledge of scientific work is essential for professional work in the field of child and youth care.
Among other things, you deal with the following topics:

  • Neonatology
  • Care for families with sick children and young people
  • Advice and guidance for families with chronically ill children
  • Palliative care
  • Child and adolescent psychiatry
  • specific legal bases


After completing the course, you can acquire the professional qualification in child and youth care. This enables graduates to support their patients and their relatives at the highest level.

The most important information about the academic course for child and adolescent care

Study structure and target group


In interdisciplinary modules, the basics of professional actions are reflected and skills in patient counselling and guidance are acquired. In addition, participants train the basics of scientific work and research methodology. You will acquire knowledge of all relevant clinical pictures and develop individual care approaches for the young patient group. Using case studies you will develop courses of action and accompany young patients and their relatives. The three-semester course at the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences enables qualified health and nurses or Bachelor graduates to expand their specialist knowledge. Graduates can refer to a solid education and are well prepared for the challenging tasks in the special field of child and youth care.

Educational institutions


The course is offered in cooperation between the Paracelsus Medical Private University and the FH Salzburg
The Paracelsus Medical Private University in Salzburg is a privately owned medical university with the highest professional standards and one of the leading institutions in medical and health science education as well as in biomedical research.
The Salzburg University of Applied Sciences offers the best academic training with a high degree of practical relevance that meets the requirements of business and society. Experienced and qualified teaching staff from business and practice guarantee training at the highest level.</font>

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