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University Seminar – Special Training for Intensive Care

The work in an intensive care station has changed in recent years as a result of the changes in the patients, the framework conditions and the medical technology development: for example, the increase in the number of multimorbid patients as a result of the demographic development has to be noted, the financial resources are becoming scarce, the duration of the stay of the patients becomes shorter and the medical treatment possibilities were expanded due to the rapid increase in the knowledge and the technical possibilities. This has led to new requirements to the intensive care personnel which need solid scientific answers.

For the education in the area of the corresponding competences, Paracelsus Medical University offers the qualification for Academic Experts in Intensive Care. The University Seminar / Special Training for Intensive Care is an innovative, modularly designed training program on a tertiary level.

Goals

The University Seminar – Special Training for Intensive Care serves for conveying competences, in order to correspond to the current requirements for the special tasks in the intensive care area, and is realised by taking into consideration the regulation on the special tasks of the healthcare and nursing care BGBl II No. 452/2005.

The future graduates must be able to fulfil in a competent manner the tasks specified in § 20 of the GuKG in its valid version.

The students in the University Seminar for Intensive Care are provided with competences which permit them to perform the activity in the intensive care area with a special competence. The scientific research results in the everyday care are learned and thus the activity in connecting the theory and the practice is made possible. This leads to sustainable assurance of the quality of the intensive care.

Target group and admission prerequisites

The University Seminar – Special Training for Intensive Care is oriented towards employees in the upper grade of the civil service for healthcare and nursing care, who are working in the intensive care area. In addition, study level I is oriented to employees in the upper grade of the civil service for healthcare and nursing care from the areas of intensive care for children, the anaesthesia care and the care in kidney therapy.

For admission in the university seminar for intensive care, the prerequisites specified in § 7 of the GuK-SV 452/2005, in particular the diploma or the professional eligibility for the upper grade of the civil service for healthcare and nursing care, are valid.

Structure and graduation

Structure

The University Seminar – Special Training for Intensive Care is modularly designed and must be completed within two semesters. Each semester represents a study stage (see the graphics in the download area).

The training is made up of 1500 hours, which corresponds to a workload of 60 ECTS, which is distributed as follows:

  • Study cycle I: Basic training (scope of 29 ECTS)
  • Study cycle II: Special training (scope 31 ECTS)

Graduation

  • Eligibility for exercising the special task "Intensive care" and for holding the additional designation "Intensive care" according to GUK-SV 452/2005 in its currently valid version.
  • Academic expert in intensive care

Contents

The theoretical education comprises about 600 teaching units and the practical training at least 720 hours. The remaining workload is made available for transfer tasks and self-study.

Module Study level I - Basic education

  • Communication
  • Medical science principles
  • Nursing science I
  • Professional treatment in the care and supervision of critically ill patients
  • Legal principles and professional treatment
  • Practical training I
    - Providing care in the intensive care field (operative or non-operative)
    - Providing care in the anaesthesia or in the renal replacement therapy area
    - Providing care in the intensive care field, the anaesthesia or in the renal replacement therapy area

Module Study level II - Special education

  • Nursing science II
  • Communication and ethics II
  • Professional action in complex nursing situations of people with impaired breathing, cardiovascular system, mobility and metabolism, with weakened immune system and infectious diseases
  • Professional treatment in complex nursing situations of people with impaired consciousness, perception and development
  • Practical training II
    - Providing care in the intensive care field (operative or non-operative)
    - Providing care in the anaesthesia or in the renal replacement therapy area
    - Providing care in the intramural or extramural area (with special accent on the intensive care field)

All contents of GuK-SV 452/2005 are taken into consideration in the conceptualisation of the seminar.

Dates and Costs

Duration

03/10/2016 – 30/09/2017 *)

Scheduling of the theoretical education

Study level I - Basic education

  • 10/03/2016 - 10/23/2016 (3 weeks)
  • 11/28/2016 - 12/11/2016 (2 weeks)
  • 01/16/2017 - 01/29/2017 (2 weeks)

Study level II - Special education

  • 02/27/2017 - 03/19/2017 (3 weeks)
  • 04/24/2017 - 05/14/2017 (3 weeks)
  • 06/19/2017 - 07/02/2017 (2 weeks)

The organisational and time-based scheduling of the internships is determined by the study program management in consultation with the students.

Costs

  • Study level I – Basic education: 2,400 Euros
  • Study level II - Special education: 3,000 Euros
  • Total costs: 5,400 Euros

*) Under reservation of the approval by the province of Salzburg.

Applying

The application, including the aforementioned documents, must be submitted at the latest until 5/20/2016 to the study program management.

Application documents

  • Professional authorisation for the higher level of the public civil service in the healthcare and nursing care areas
  • Informative motivation letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Application form (download)
  • Proof of citizenship (copy)
  • Recommendation

Contact

Dipl. Pflegew. (FH) Christine Schwarz-Winter, MSc, Pflegepädagogin
Institute for Nursing Science and Practice

Phone: +43 662 2420-80380
Mail: c.schwarz-winter@pmu.ac.at
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Jürgen Osterbrink
Institute for Nursing Science and Practice
Director of the Institute & Director WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing Research and Education

Phone: +43 662 2420-80300
Mail: juergen.osterbrink@pmu.ac.at
Publications
Elisabeth Bürgler, MScN, BScN
Institute for Nursing Science and Practice

Phone: +43 662 2420-80380
Mail: elisabeth.buergler@pmu.ac.at
Tanja Braun
Institute for Nursing Science and Practice

Phone: +43 662 2420-80382
Mail: tanja.braun@pmu.ac.at