Information on individual educational components (ECTS-Course descriptions) per semester

Degree programme: Bachelor Health Care and Nursing
Type of degree: FH Bachelor´s Degree Programme
Winter Semester 2022

Course unit title Hygiene and microbiology
Course unit code 081611010602
Language of instruction German
Type of course unit (compulsory, optional) Compulsory
Semester when the course unit is delivered Winter Semester 2022
Teaching hours per week 2
Year of study 2022
Number of ECTS credits allocated First Cycle (Bachelor)
Number of ECTS credits allocated 2
Name of lecturer(s) Christine POMIKAL

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Course content
  • Basic microbiology (bacteriology, virology and parasitology) and infectious diseases
  • Environmental hygiene, social hygiene and epidemiology
  • Infection prevention measures
  • Vaccines/immunisation
  • Disinfection/sterilisation
  • Nosocomial infections and hospital hygiene
  • Applied hygiene based on the fields of activity of nursing staff

Learning outcomes


  • will be able to describe key terms in microbiology, aetiology and epidemiology
  • will know risk factors for nosocomial infections and be able to implement preventative measures at a nursing level  
  • will be able to identify the link between compliance with the principles of hygiene measures and health for their professional work

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture with tutorials

Assessment methods and criteria

Written examination


Excursion to MPAV (Medizin Produkte Aufbereitung = medicinal product preparation) – will not take place in WS 21/22 due to the current situation

Recommended or required reading
  • Flamm, Heinz (1999): Angewandte Hygiene in Krankenhaus und Arztpraxis. 4. Auflage. Wien: Maudrich.
  • Jassoy, Christian; Schwarzkopf, Andreas (2005): Hygiene, Mikrobiologie und Ernährungslehre für Pflegeberufe. Stuttgart: Thieme.

Mode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning)

Face-to-face course