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We Shape the Health Care of Tomorrow

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International Relations


Welcome to the School of Health Professions The academic health professions are relatively new but growing disciplines. Since its establishment in 2006 the School of Health Professions at the ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences has offered outstanding educational programmes to qualify the next generation of health care professionals. In Switzerland we are very proud of our multicultural diversity, and international and intercultural training is of particular im­por­­­tance to us. In today’s world everyone, including those who choose to study locally, will meet people from other cultures, be it a colleague at work or a patient. We also believe that studying or teaching at a university abroad can be an enriching process, expand horizons and enhance the career prospects of our students and staff.

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We Shape the Health Care of Tomorrow

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At a Glance

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Crossing Borders

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Bachelor of Science Programmes (BSc)

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Master of Science Programmes (MSc)

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Continuing Education

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Services

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Research and Development

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Studying, Teaching and Research

in Winterthur

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Organisation Chart

An increasing number of students and staff members from our school have studied or worked abroad. Students have completed clinical placements in Ethiopia, Spain and Denmark and teaching staff have given lectures in England, Sweden and Mongolia, to name a few. Students and staff from abroad are warmly welcomed at our institution. They will find excellent study opportunities on offer, ranging from bachelor's and master's degree programmes to various international research collaborations as well as indivi­ dually tailored continuing education programmes and services. We are happy to advise international students and scholars interested in our school on all of the opportunities available to ensure that their time in Switzerland is productive and enjoyable.

Andrea Tamas Head of International Relations, School of Health Professions, ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences

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We Shape the Health Care of Tomorrow The School of Health Professions is one of the largest educational centres for health professionals in Switzerland. On our campus in the heart of Winterthur we offer training and continuing education programmes as well as research and development opportunities for nursing, midwifery, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and health sciences.

The leading Swiss university of applied sciences, for health professionals with a vision Our qualified experts stay on top of trends in health care and offer cutting-edge instruction. Through high academic standards and a selective aptitude test for potential candidates, our school provides the health care industry with skilful and competent health professionals. We also offer graduates several subsequent continuing education programmes providing opportunities to bridge the gaps between midwifery, nursing, therapy and medical professions.

Bridging the gap between theory and practice With their solid foundation in clinical practice and their active participation in international networks and associations, our staff members provide educational programmes, research projects and services at the cutting edge of science and technology. Our research and development teams have an application-oriented approach to research and teaching. They ensure the rapid, direct transfer of research outcomes into clinical practice and integrate feedback regarding current clinical problems into their ongoing work in education and research.

Excellence as a commitment to professional and interprofessional expertise We maintain a high standard of professionalism in our training and continuing education programmes. We are guided by an interprofessional principle that defines our character and culture: we seek interdisciplinary and collaborative solutions for issues that demand a broad perspective. This approach gives our graduates the tools to confront complex relationships in the health care system in a holistic way. They are trained to be team players and to develop innovative solutions for improving integrated health care. In addition, our school attaches great importance to sound ethical training by which individuals in challenging situations are cared for with dignity. These are timeless values that form the foundation of our thoughts and actions.

Promoting public health We are intensifying our activities in the field of public health in order to meet new challenges brought about by the increase in chronic illnesses and multi-morbidities. With our holistic approach to training and research we explore biological, psychological and social determinants of health and disease by means of cross-disciplinary research. We test the results in clinical practice and provide cross-disciplinary transfer into all professional fields.

By continuously evaluating and developing our services, we guarantee high quality and a high level of practical relevance in all areas of health care, from health promotion and disease prevention to treatment and assistance, from issues relating to birth as well as to rehabilitation and palliative care.

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In addition, the Centre for Health Sciences develops specific programmes for health promotion and prevention as well as services for corporate health management. Successfully combining local roots and global reach We maintain beneficial, long-term partnerships with prestigious institutions at home and abroad which support an exchange of knowledge in education, research and clinical practice. These partnerships offer students and staff members opportunities for high-calibre academic collaboration and attractive exchanges. We implement forward-looking developments into local practice through innovative projects, creating immediate added value for the local population.


At a Glance 43 Certificate of Advanced Studies Programmes

9 Master of Advanced Studies Programmes

194 Students

174 Students

17 Professorships

5 Research Units Continuing Education

Applied Research

403 Students

5 Diploma of Advanced Studies Programmes

Areas of Activity

2 135 000 CHF third-party funding

35 Students

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy

473 Students

43 Students

Nursing

Nursing

Education

312 Students

59 Students

5 Bachelor of Science Programmes

3 Master of Science Programmes

1242 Students

135 Students

Midwifery

Health Promotion and Prevention

247 Students

Start 2016

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy

210 Students

41  Students

Year of reference 2014, annual report

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Crossing Borders Intercultural skills and the ability to adapt to other pers­ pectives are key for health professionals. That’s why we participate in international associations and maintain transnational partnerships in the areas of education, research and provision of services.

We welcome international students and visiting scholars from our partner universities who wish to complete a clinical placement or spend a semester abroad, attend a symposium or our summer and winter schools, take on an assignment as a visiting lecturer or enrol for a study programme in Winterthur. In a ranking on the satisfaction of international students in Europe, the ZHAW took first place in Switzerland, highlighting the success of our school with previous attendees. It was also awarded the title “Outstanding International Student Satisfac­ tion”. There are many opportunities available to students as well as for teaching and research professionals in Switzerland: – Semester or clinical placements – Research collaborations – Teaching placements /visiting professorship – Symposia, conferences, congresses – Summer and winter schools – Work shadowing The School of Health Professions encourages and supports its students and its teaching and research staff to spend time abroad to enhance their intercultural skills, improve their foreign language skills and to contribute their expertise to international discourse. It also holds an International Day once a year which is a great opportunity for anyone interested in learning more about the various off-campus options for students and academic staff.

International associations We have partnerships and cooperative agreements with universities, universities of applied sciences and foundations abroad and are also a member of various European and international associations. Within these associations we are committed to the cross-border exchange of experience and transfer of knowledge. We also make valuable contacts for joint international projects and are represented in the following organisations: 6

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Consortium of Institutes of Higher Education in Health and Rehabilitation in Europe (COHEHRE) European Association for International Education (EAIE) Gesellschaft für Medizinische Ausbildung (GMA) Hochschulen für Gesundheit e.V. Hochschulverband Gesundheitsberufe (HVG) Internationale Bodenseehochschule Verein zur Förderung der Wissenschaft in den Gesundheitsberufen (VFWG)

Professional associations – Council of Occupational Therapists for the European Countries (COTEC) – Deutsches Netzwerk Advanced Practice Nursing (DAPN) – Education Standing Committee des ICM – European Network of Occupational Therapy in Higher Education (ENOTHE) – European Network of Physiotherapy in Higher Education (ENPHE) – European Nursing Module Network (ENM) – International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) – International Network of Universities of Applied Sciences (INUAS) – The Florence Network for Nursing and Midwifery (Florence Network) – World Confederation of Physical Therapy (WCPT) – World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT)

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International partner universities and collaborative partners Europe Austria – FH Campus Wien, University of Applied Sciences – FH Joanneum, University of Applied Sciences, Graz – Landeskrankenhaus Feldkirch – FH Gesundheit, University of Applied Sciences Tyrol, Innsbruck Belgium – University College Artevelde­ hogeschool, Gent – KU Leuven Denmark – Metropolitan University College, Copenhagen – University of Southern Denmark, Odense – University College Zealand, Naestved Finland – Savonia University of Applied Sciences, Kuopio – Satakunta University of Applied Sciences, Pori – University of Tampere

Germany – Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences Berlin – Charité hospital, Berlin – Coburg University of Applied Sciences – Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences – Hannover Medical School – Hochschule für Gesundheit, Bochum – Fulda University of Applied Sciences – Munich University of Applied Sciences – Klinikum Konstanz – Katholische Stiftungsfachhochschule München – Hochschule Osnabrück, University of Applied Sciences – Protestant University of Applied Sciences Rhineland-West­phaliaLippe, Bochum – SRH Hochschule Heidelberg – University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hildesheim, Holzminden, Goettingen – University of Greifswald – Witten/Herdecke University The Netherlands – Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences – HAN University of Applied Sciences, Arnhem and Nijmegen – Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen – Maastricht University

Portugal – Setúbal Polytechnic Institute Spain – Universidad Europea de Madrid Sweden – Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm – Umeå University Turkey – Hacettepe University, Ankara – Sifa University, Izmir United Kingdom – King’s College London – Sheffield Hallam University – Teesside University, Middles­ borough – University of Brighton – University of Manchester

America

Asia China – Qingdao University India – Kiran Centre Varanasi Japan – Saitama Prefectural University Mongolia – Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences, Ulaanbaatar

Australia Australia – Curtin University, Perth – University of Western Australia, Perth New Zealand – University of Otago, Dunedin

Canada – Queens University, Kingston USA – University of Washington Bothell – University of Washington, Seattle – University of California, San Francisco

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Bachelor of Science Programmes (BSc) Our internationally recognised bachelor’s programmes are an ideal foundation for a professional career in the health care sector or for further academic studies.

The School of Health Professions offers a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy, Midwifery, Nursing, Physiotherapy as well as in Health Promotion and Prevention. Uniting the five professional fields under one roof allows an intensive interdisciplinary and interprofessional exchange in the classroom. The courses provide practical and scientifically sound training by alternating theoretical training sessions with clinical training sessions in various work areas. During these training sessions, students and teaching staff benefit from the close networking of our school with professional organisations in Switzerland. Training at the School of Health Professions leads both to a complete vocational education enabling direct entry into a professional career and to a university degree that allows graduates to pursue an academic career or a career in re­search and teaching.

Required for completion 180 ECTS credits

All course modules are assigned credit points according to the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). One credit corresponds to 25 – 30 hours of work.

Academic structure Modular structure of studies with classroom teaching (40%) and self-directed study (60%)

Duration of study 3-year full-time programme 1-year clinical placement (additional module depending on educational background)

Registration deadline Mid-January for Occupational Therapy, Midwifery and Physiotherapy; Mid-March for Nursing

Entry requirements Federal Baccalaureate, Federal Specialised Baccalaureate or Federal Vocational Baccalaureate, preparatory clinical placement depending on educational background Admission Aptitude test Types of tuition Lectures, study in small groups, practical exercises, case work, problem-based learning, project work, workshops, e-learning, clinical placements

Beginning of semester Mid-September (calendar week 38) With a bachelor’s degree all options are open:

PhD university Continuing vocational education and training

Higher vocational education and training

MSc/MA university or UAS

Continuning education on academic level: CAS, DAS, MAS

BSc or BA university or UAS

Vocational education and training

Vocational Baccalaureate

(Specialised) Baccalaureate

Compulsory schooling

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Bachelor of Science Programme in Midwifery

Midwives are specialists in the entire spectrum of maternity care. They provide woman-centred, evidence-based midwifery care during the physiological process of pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period. They accompany parents in their new role and strengthen their autonomy. Midwives monitor the health of the mother and child during pregnancy, childbirth and postnatally. They have a close working relationship with other medical health professions.

Degree Bachelor of Science in Midwifery UAS Zurich

Main fields of study for the qualification Profession-specific modules – Medical fundamentals: anatomy, physiology, hygiene, pathology, microbiology, genetics, neonatology, paediatrics, gynaecology – Midwifery: women´s health, pregnancy, birth, post-natal period, normal childbirth, deviation from the norm and pathology in childbirth, complex obstetrical situations – Professional role of the midwife: occupational image, sociology, law, psychology, ethics, counselling, midwifery research, public health, independent practice, quality management, public relations – Midwifery assessment and interventions: midwifery skills, clinical nursing techniques

Content of the three-year programme: 180 ECTS

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Clinical placements – Four clinical placement modules lasting 10 weeks each: antenatal care, labour and maternity ward, neonatal unit – Additional module C: ten-month clinical placement after the three-year programme Interprofessional modules – Principles of communication – Introduction to research and qualitative research methods – Quantitative research, statistics and epidemiology – Scientific communication – Understanding research and introduction to bachelor’s thesis – Society, economics, policy, law and health – Collaboration and challenging professional practice – Health promotion and disease prevention Bachelor’s thesis Analysis of a profession-specific topic using scientific tools

Professionspecific modules: 81 ECTS

Clinical placements: 60 ECTS

Interprofes­sional modules: 27 ECTS

Bachelor's thesis: 12 ECTS


Bachelor of Science Programme in Nursing

The curriculum in nursing education focuses on people and their health, as well as their psychological and social needs. Registered nurses provide appropriate care and advise patients from all cultural backgrounds and their families. They analyse care processes and develop evidence-based care concepts. Nurses work in interdisciplinary teams and communicate successfully with other health care practitioners.

Clinical placements – Three clinical placement modules during the programme amounting to 44 weeks in total: acute somatic ward for adults, paediatric ward, Swiss home care association (Spitex), psychiatric or geriatric ward – Additional module C: ten-month clinical placement after the three-year programme (depending on educational background)

Degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing UAS Zurich

Main fields of study for the qualification Profession-specific modules – Foundations of professional nursing: nursing process, pathology / pathophysiology, anatomy / physiology, nursing as a science and development in nursing, caregiving, from assessment to nursing intervention, chronic conditions, symptom-management, caring for the mentally ill, caring for women / family / children, ethics, transcultural nursing / gender competence, palliative care, nursing management, caring for the elderly, caring for people in their own homes and in the outpatient sector, caring for people in acute critical situations – Nursing investigation and interventions: clinical nursing techniques, pharmacology, clinical assessment, acute somatic nursing, assessment of families

Content of the three-year programme: 180 ECTS

Interprofessional modules – Principles of communication – Introduction to research and qualitative research methods – Quantitative research, statistics and epidemiology – Scientific communication – Understanding research and introduction to bachelor’s thesis – Society, economics, policy, law and health – Collaboration and challenging professional practice – Health promotion and disease prevention Bachelor’s thesis Analysis of a profession-specific topic using scientific tools

Professionspecific modules: 81 ECTS

Clinical placements: 60 ECTS

Interprofes­sional modules: 27 ECTS

Bachelor's thesis: 12 ECTS

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Bachelor of Science Programme in Occupational Therapy

Getting up, dressing, eating – what if these activities can no longer be taken for granted? Occupational therapists assess and treat people who are limited in their ability to undertake everyday activities due to illness, accident, disability or difficult living circumstances. The aim of occupational therapy interventions is to provide support for the ability to participate in meaningful self-care, work and leisure activities. The School of Health Professions is the only institute in Germanspeaking Switzerland to offer training in occupational therapy.

Degree Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy UAS Zurich

Main fields of study for the qualification Profession-specific modules – Conceptual foundations of occupation – Developmental tasks and occupation during life transitions – Occupation for children, adults and the elderly – Enabling occupation for children, adults, and the elderly and within different contexts – Occupation as a means of change – Occupational therapy in organisations

Content of the three-year programme: 180 ECTS

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Professional context of occupational therapy Project management in occupational therapy Society and future health provision Future of the profession, innovations Inquiry methods Specialisation

Clinical placements – Three clinical placement modules during the programme, each of ten to twelve week’s duration and in various fields: work rehabilitation, geriatric medicine, neurology, orthopaedic medicine / hand rehabilitation / rheumatology, paediatric medicine, psychiatry – A project-related fieldwork study Interprofessional modules – Principles of communication – Introduction to research and qualitative research methods – Quantitative research, statistics and epidemiology – Scientific communication – Understanding research and introduction to bachelor’s thesis – Society, economics, policy, law and health – Collaboration and challenging professional practice – Health promotion and disease prevention Bachelor’s thesis Analysis of a profession-specific topic using scientific tools in an occupational therapy field of choice

Professionspecific modules: 93 ECTS

Clinical placements: 48 ECTS

Interprofes­sional modules: 27 ECTS

Bachelor's thesis: 12 ECTS


Bachelor of Science Programme in Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists help patients with acute or chronic illness, disability or injury. They assess functional problems in order to develop individual treatment plans for their patients and to focus on prime consulting activities with the aim of maintaining, regaining or improving independence and function.

Degree Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy UAS Zurich

Main fields of study for the qualification Profession-specific modules – Fundamentals of biomedicine (physiology, anatomy, biomechanics, fundamentals of clinical practice, pathology) – Clinical reasoning – Posture and movement (movement analysis and movement therapy) – Assessment and intervention of the musculoskeletal system – Assessment and intervention of the respiratory / cardio vascular systems, and the lymphatic and urogenital systems – Neuro-motor and sensory assessment and intervention (in the case of cerebral and spinal lesions) – Problem-based learning in the field of the musculoskeletal system, of internal organs and in neurology – Advanced clinical skills (rheumatology, orthopaedics /trauma­­tology, general internal medicine, neurology), including aspects of specialist fields (paediatric and geriatric medicine, sports therapy)

Content of the three-year programme: 180 ECTS

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Physical medicine (electro-/ hydro- / thermotherapy modalities) Strategies in complex situations (communicative, ethical, psychological and methodological aspects) Fundamentals of professional theory

Clinical placements – Three clinical placement modules during the programme, each of twelve week's duration and in various clinical disciplines: orthopaedics/traumatology, rheumatology, internal medicine, visceral surgery – Additional module C: ten-month clinical placement after the three-year programme Interprofessional modules – Principles of communication – Introduction to research and qualitative research methods – Quantitative research, statistics and epidemiology – Scientific communication – Understanding research and introduction to bachelor’s thesis – Society, economics, policy, law and health – Collaboration and challenging professional practice – Health promotion and disease prevention Bachelor’s thesis Analysis of a profession-specific topic using scientific tools

Professionspecific modules: 96 ECTS

Clinical placements: 45 ECTS

Interprofes­sional modules: 27 ECTS

Bachelor's thesis: 12 ECTS

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Bachelor of Science Programme in Health Promotion and Prevention

The Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion and Prevention is a unique and new interdisciplinary undergraduate programme, the first of its kind in Switzerland. For the ZHAW to offer this innovative degree programme, the School of Health Professions, the School of Social Work and the School of Applied Psychology have joined forces. This programme introduces a com­pre­ hensive and exciting training for students who wish to become experts in health-promotion and preventive policies in a parti­ cular setting in order to conceptualise, plan and implement projects and programmes that benefit the health of the general public. With its cross-disciplinary approach, the programme delivers new approaches for professional development.

Graduates can contribute their knowledge and expertise to public bodies and administrations in the private sector or non-profit organisations. The degree programme is still in development. The first threeyear course with 60 participants will start in autumn 2016. Degree Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion and Prevention UAS Zurich

Winter School: health care in different cultural contexts “I have always been interested in Switzerland and its many cultural influences. And I wondered how people here deal with diversity questions. During the Winter School I have learned that by becoming acquainted with other perspectives I can look at my own values and convictions more differentiately. And I had the occasion to train flexible reactions when confronted with misunderstandings related to culture.” Ai Komatsubara, 23, student BSc in Nursing, Saitama Prefectual University, Japan Every year the School of Health Professions runs several weeks of Winter School offering various courses to bachelor students and teaching staff to discuss health and social care in different cultural contexts. The participants learn how to work together effectively across professional boundaries and in international teams.

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Master of Science Programmes (MSc) Our subsequent master’s programmes are designed to provide graduates with in-depth professional knowledge and to enhance practical skills with a direct link to clinical practice.

The need for highly qualified health professionals is growing due to the rising demand for scientifically-based therapeutic measures, an increase in chronic disease progression and ever more complex health and social systems. In our master’s programmes, health care professionals acquire the skills necessary for involvement in research and health education as well as for roles in management and as experts in the field in question. All course modules are assigned credit points according to the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). One credit corresponds to 25-30 hours of work.

Entry requirements Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Nursing or equivalent Types of tuition Lectures, study in small groups, practical exercises, case work, problem-based learning, project work, workshops, e-learning, clinical placements Academic structure Modular study design with classroom teaching and self-directed study

Duration of study 1.5 to 3 years (full-time/part-time) Required for completion 90 ECTS credits

Various professional perspectives in one programme “I can feel myself growing and learning – going deeper into occupational therapy concepts and understanding the diversity and challenges all over the world. I have always considered my profession something like a family. So it feels wonderful to meet my ‘sisters and brothers’ to reaffirm our profes­ sional and collegial ties through a joint experience.” Mohamad Nizar Bin Zainal, Lecturer in Occupational Therapy, Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore The School of Health Professions participates in the international cooperation programme for the European Master of Science in Occupational Therapy. zhaw.ch/health/master 16


European Master of Science Programme in Occupational Therapy

Five European universities, including the ZHAW, work together to offer a European Master of Science in Occupational Therapy. During this international training the students gain a compre­ hen­sive and in-depth knowledge of occupation and occu­patio­nal science using research methodologies and incor­porate it into complex challenges in their day-to-day working life in therapy, teaching or research. They will receive insight into different health and social systems and build an international network. Degree Master of Science in Occupational Therapy UAS Zurich and European Master of Science in Occupational Therapy Partner institutes Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands University of Brighton, Great Britain Karolinska Institutet, Sweden University College Sjaelland, Denmark

Content of the programme: 90 ECTS

Module 1 12 ECTS Exploration of concepts of occupation and research (GB)

Module 2 12 ECTS Qualitative research methods and human occupation, diversity, culture and participation (NL)

Duration of study 2-year part-time programme Language of instruction English (International English Language Testing Service: score of at least 6.5) Study places Eastbourne (GB), Amsterdam (NL), Winterthur (CH), Naestved (DK) and Stockholm (SE) Academic structure Five modules each lasting for two weeks at one of the five partner institutes (except module five: one week), per module: preparatory phase and follow-up phase with certificate of achievement, module 6: master’s thesis Beginning of the course January (calendar week 1)

Module 3 12 ECTS Quantitative re­ search methods in relation to evaluation and enhancement of occupational performance (CH)

Module 4 12 ECTS Socio-cultural perspective of human occupation (DK)

Module 5 12 ECTS Planning a research project within the body of knowledge of the discipline (SE)

Module 6 30 ECTS Research project (student's place of origin)

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Master of Science Programme in Nursing

Studying for a master’s degree in Nursing offers the opportunity to broaden and deepen the understanding of advanced clinical nursing practice, to acquire additional knowledge of evidencebased care and develop a career towards research and professional development. The students focus on care provision in acute care or in community care settings. The aim of the Master of Science in Nursing is to train Advanced Practice Nurses to provide extended, effective care to patients, families and communities based on the latest scientific evidence and to actively develop the health care system. Degree Master of Science in Nursing UAS Zurich Partner institutes University of Applied Sciences of Eastern Switzerland Bern University of Applied Sciences

Duration of study 1.5-year full-time or 3-year part-time programme Admission Admission interview to assess professional aptitude Language of instruction German and English Study places Winterthur, Bern, St Gallen Specialisation Acute critical care, community-based care, chronic care, health promotion and psychosocial health, cost-effective and efficient nursing Beginning of the course September (calendar week 38)

Content of the programme: 90 ECTS

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Nursing development 20 ECTS Nursing development, clinical and ethical decision-making, transformational leadership, organisational and team development, health economics and health care politics, care models

Nursing speciality 15 ECTS Content orientation according to chosen care focus, advanced clinical assessment, intervention and out­ come, self-management

Research 25 ECTS Concept and theory development, qualitative and quantitative research methods, statistics, planning and running of research projects

Transfer 10 ECTS Individual transfer of acquired theoretical knowledge into prac­tice during two project-based clinical placements (research or clinical field)

Master's thesis 20 ECTS Research project


Master of Science Programme in Physiotherapy

The master’s programme in Physiotherapy offers the opportunity to extend specialised knowledge, broaden research expertise, expand knowledge of methods and develop public health expertise and skills in clinical reasoning. The students learn to develop new differential diagnostic procedures and to critically assess therapeutic approaches. Upon graduation and equipped with these skills, they will be ready to assume an advanced or consultative role in a variety of health care settings or take on functions in research, teaching and leadership. Degree Master of Science in Physiotherapy UAS Zurich

Fundamentals of medical physio­t herapy 14 ECTS Anatomy and biomechanics, motion control, health care politics and economics, communication, diagnostics, pharmacology

Admission Admission interview to assess professional aptitude Language of instruction German and English Study places Winterthur, Bern Beginning of the course September (calendar week 38)

Partner institutes Bern University of Applied Sciences

Content of the programme: 90 ECTS

Duration of study 3-year part-time programme

Fundamentals of clinical physio­t herapy 16 ECTS Patient education, back and pain, chronic care management, quality management, geriatrics, neuroscience, pneumology

Research methods 30 ECTS Qualitative research methods, epidemiology, biostatistics, research methods in rehabilitation, ethics, clinical epidemiology, systematic reviews and meta-analyses, scientific writing, economic evaluation methods, project management

Transfer 10 ECTS Individual transfer of acquired theoretical knowledge into practice during two project-based clinical placements (research or clinical field)

Master's thesis 20 ECTS Research project

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Continuing Education Our health care system is subject to rapid change and for this reason we encourage lifelong learning. In a wide rage of continuing education courses on differing levels we provide health professionals with up to date specialised knowledge and a valuable professional network.

Our modular course structure allows students to attend indi­ vidual courses or to gradually work toward a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS), a Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS) or a Master of Advanced Studies (MAS). Our continuing edu­ cation programmes are practice-oriented and organised in parttime modules to meet the needs of working professionals so that they can continue to practice their profession whilst directly applying the newly acquired knowledge to practice. Along with profession-specific programmes in occupational therapy, physio­therapy, nursing and midwifery we offer a range of interprofessional continuing education courses on topics such as pain management, management and leadership, and ergonomics which are also open to other health and social care professionals. All course modules are assigned credit points according to the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). One credit corresponds to 25 – 30 hours of work. The MAS programmes are divided into three CAS which consist of different modules and a final master module. All of the modules and CAS can be attended individually.

CAS 15 ECTS

CAS 15 ECTS

CAS 15 ECTS

Master's thesis 15 ECTS

MAS 60 ECTS

We offer nine Master of Advanced Studies programmes – Master of Advanced Studies in Occupational Therapy – Master of Advanced Studies in Midwifery Skillsplus – Master of Advanced Studies in Geriatric Nursing – Master of Advanced Studies in Oncological Nursing – Master of Advanced Studies in Paediatric Nursing – Master of Advanced Studies Patient and Family Education – Master of Advanced Studies Management in Physiotherapy – Master of Advanced Studies Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy – Master of Advanced Studies Paediatric Physiotherapy

From research results to clinical practice: Summer School “There are instances in my everyday work where I realise that there are gaps between available knowledge and its implementation into practice. During the Summer School, I learned to look at knowledge transfer as a structured process that needs to be planned and reviewed. What I particularly liked about the course was the honesty and openness the participants demonstrated when asked to report and discuss their own experiences.” Anastasia Konyukhova, physiotherapist at the Sports Medicine Centre, Diakonie Krankenhaus Bad Kreuznach in Germany The School of Health Professions regularly organises international summer schools for health professionals with renowned guest speakers from around the world.

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Services We offer profession-specific services in education, consulting and development for private and public health care institutions in Switzerland and abroad.

Our staff members are experts with practical experience in education, teaching, research and development. They can contribute specialised knowledge from their respective fields of expertise when called in to advise on projects in order to meet specific needs or business objectives. The services we offer – In-house training and continuing education – Keynote speeches, talks and workshops – Advice on technical, strategic and operational issues – Quality management and process development

Regularly scheduled subject-oriented courses – Obstetric simulation training – Support with statistical problems – Structure and implementation of programmes in workplace health management – Ergonomics consultation for external organisations – Management consulting for senior physiotherapists – Counselling centre for next of kin of elderly people – Measurements, assessments and training in the school's movement laboratory or the mobile movement laboratory

A bachelor's programme in Occupational Therapy for Mongolia “Being taught by the lecturers of the School of Health Professions was an important step in my career. In addition to the valuable instruction about client assessments or assistive devices I learned a lot on training methodology and group work. The knowledge the School of Health Profession can pass on meets a rising demand for many Mongolians, including people with disabilities or the elderly.” Zolzaya Ochirsukh, Rehabilitation physician and Principal of the Rehabilitation Department at Hospital No. 2 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia The School of Health Professions has worked closely with the Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences to set up a bachelor’s programme in Occupational Therapy in Mongolia. Our teaching staff introduced specialists and nurses in physical and rehabilitation medicine to basic occupational therapy concepts and offered support in the development of a curriculum. zhaw.ch/health/services 22


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Research and Development Interdisciplinarity and practical relevance are of primary importance in our scientific work. We bring together five research units under one roof: Health Sciences, Midwifery Sciences, Nursing Science, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Science.

We deal with profession-specific challenges and are committed to wide-ranging issues surrounding health care systems and patient care. Our scientific team is composed of staff members from various disciplines in social and health sciences. They are familiar with qualitative, quantitative and mixed research methods as well as assessments. The focus of our practical, application-oriented and interdisciplinary research is spread over five thematic categories: Evaluation research in the health sector We describe, analyse and evaluate needs, implementation, impact, costs and benefits of projects, interventions and organisational units in the health sector. Development and application of new technologies, tools and processes We review and promote the development and application of new technologies, tools and processes (best practice models). Health care and public health We analyse data of service providers and stakeholders to provide the public or specific groups of people with optimal health care. Patient-oriented clinical research Our patient-oriented clinical research focuses on the individual as a biopsychosocial being. It examines the possibilities of diagnosis and treatment and the subjective views and needs of patients/clients and their environment. Health of children and adolescents Children are not simply small adults – they handle illness or pain differently and react to therapies in their own way. With research projects for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases in children, we position ourselves as an authoritative player in the area of health care for children and adolescents.

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Collaboration with national and international partner institutions In order to make optimal use of specialised knowledge and to gain new perspectives it is necessary to cross boundaries of disciplines, institutions and countries so that innovation can occur. Interdisciplinary collaborative projects within the ZHAW All schools of the ZHAW utilise in-depth knowledge in diverse disciplines to handle complex issues from an interdisciplinary perspective. Cooperation with other universities We work closely with other universities so that we may benefit from an optimal transfer of knowledge across organisational and national boundaries. Collaborative projects with partners from clinical practice We develop research designs and solutions to address issues from the everyday work environment for and with our industry partners at home and abroad. Our practice partners include: – The Swiss government, cantonal and local governments – Care facilities (hospitals, Swiss home care associations) – Companies (manufacturers of medical technology or health products, insurance companies) – NGOs and professional associations We provide services to practice institutions and also obtain project financing from national and international research funding bodies and private foundations such as the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health, the Swiss National Science Foundation or the European Union.


Publications

Exchange of expertise across national boundaries

In addition to the contributions of our researchers to journals, anthologies and monographs, we release two specialised publications.

The International Journal of Health Professions was established in 2014 at the initiative of the School of Health Professions to­g ether with eight other universities of applied sciences in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The open-access journal publishes original scientific articles on subjects related to academically trained health professionals and health care from an interprofessional or interdisciplinary perspective.

“The expertise of the School of Health Professions dovetails per­ fectly with our knowledge about movement. In our current project ‘WeTakeCare’, the interdisciplinary and intercultural per­ s­pective pro­vides us with the best con­ditions to identify the problems and needs of older people in everyday activities and to respond by using the latest technology.” © Vicente A. Jiménez

In a series of publications entitled “Gesundheit”, the ZHAW publishes papers and reports initiated or mandated by our school. They are aimed at the scientific community, specialists and the general public and are available both as open access publications and in hard copy.

Rakel Poveda, Researcher and Project Manager, Instituto de Biomecánica de Valencia In collaboration with partners from Spain and Germany the School of Health Professions is developing inter­ac­tive training software for physically impaired people aged 65+ and their caregivers. The project, called “WeTakeCare”, is part of the EU programme “Ambient Assisted Living”.

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Studying, Teaching and Research in Winterthur Attractive accommodation, a vibrant cultural and social life, nearby leisure and shopping opportunities as well as an excellent transport infrastructure make Winterthur and the greater Zurich area an ideal environment for students, teachers and researchers. Innovation has a strong tradition in Winterthur, a university town with a long and significant role in the history of Swiss industry. Over 100,000 people currently benefit from attractive forms of housing at moderate rents, nearby leisure and recreational opportunities, excellent educational institutions and plenty of shops. A wide range of attractive restaurants, bars and clubs are readily available to suit all tastes and interests. The lively cultural scene with museums, galleries and exhibitions enjoys a first-rate reputation. Moreover, Winterthur has a superb transport infrastructure. Zurich city centre can be reached by train in 20 minutes and Zurich International Airport in 10 minutes – with connections to any place in the world. As one of Switzerland's largest multidisciplinary universities of applied sciences, the ZHAW boasts a vibrant student environment within the city of Winterthur.

International Office, School of Health Professions Tanja Reinhard Phone +41 58 934 74 40 e-mail: international.gesundheit@zhaw.ch Head of International Relations, School of Health Professions Dr Andrea Tamas Phone +41 58 934 64 43 e-mail: andrea.tamas@zhaw.ch Coordinator, Institute of Midwifery Andrea Stiefel Phone +41 58 934 64 57 e-mail: andrea.stiefel@zhaw.ch Coordinator, Institute of Nursing Susan Schärli Phone +41 58 934 71 82 e-mail: susan.schaerli@zhaw.ch Coordinators, Institute of Occupational Therapy Vera Kaelin Phone +41 58 934 63 16 e-mail: vera.kaelin@zhaw.ch Verena Langlotz Kondzic Phone +41 58 934 43 64 e-mail: verena.langlotz-kondzic@zhaw.ch Coordinators, Institute of Physiotherapy Brigitte Fiechter Lienert Phone +41 58 934 64 96 e-mail: brigitte.fiechter@zhaw.ch Maria-Magdalena Schmitzer Phone +41 58 934 73 37 e-mail: maria-magdalena.schmitzer@zhaw.ch

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Organisation Chart

• Executive Staff and Specialist Unit for Evaluation • Corporate Communications • International Relations

Director's Office

Institute of Occupational Therapy

Institute of Midwifery

Institute of Nursing

Institute of Physiotherapy

Centre for Health Sciences

Projects and Services

Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy

Bachelor of Science in Midwifery

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy

Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion and Prevention

Line support

Interprofessional teaching and practice

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy

Master of Science in Midwifery*

Master of Science in Nursing

Master of Science in Physiotherapy

Master of Science in Health Promotion and Prevention*

Research & Development

Research & Development

Research & Development

Research & Development

Research & Development

Continuing Education & Services

Continuing Education & Services

Continuing Education & Services

Continuing Education & Services

Interprofessional Continuning Education

• Degree courses • Continuing education • Organisation

Finance and HR support

Quality Management

Corporate Health Management

* In preparation A current organisation chart including heads of units can be found on our website: zhaw.ch/health/organisation

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