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Degree Programme in Radiography and Radiotherapy

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BASIC STUDIES
                                                 
Communication skills
                                                 
Written Communication 2
     
         
                   
Negotiation and Conference Skills 1    
         
                 
   
Co-operative Skills in Radiography and Radiotherapy 2
     
         
                   
Learning to be a professional
                                                 
Orientation to Studies and Internal Entrepreneurship 2
     
         
                   
Information Technology 2
     
         
                   
Information Technology 1    
           
                     
   
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PROFESSIONAL STUDIES
                                                 
Swedish, Written Skills 0                                                  
Swedish, Oral Skills 0                                                  
First foreign language, English
                                                 
First Foreign Language, English, Part 1 1
     
         
                   
First Foreign Language, English, Part 2 2  
       
             
           
Swedish, second national language
                                                 
Swedish, Part 1 1  
       
             
           
Swedish, Part 2 2    
         
                 
   
Expertise and operating environment of radiography and radiotherapy
                                                 
Learning to be a Radiographer 1  
       
             
           
Information Acquisition 1
     
         
                   
Introduction to Investigative Work Approach 1
     
         
                   
Pedagogic, Guidance and Teaching Skills 2  
       
             
           
Basics of Statistics 2  
       
             
           
Multicultural Research and Nursing Environment 1    
         
                   
       
Health Exercise 1      
           
                         
Basics of Radiography and Radiotherapy 1
     
         
                   
Patient care and clinical procedures
                                                 
Patient Care and Guidance 6
     
         
                   
Internal Diseases and Surgery 2
     
         
                   
Pharmacology 1
     
         
                   
First Aid 2
     
         
                   
Pharmacotherapy and Medical Calculations 1
     
         
                   
Intravenous Cannulisation 1
     
         
                   
Laboratory Tests 1
     
         
                   
Microbiology 1
     
         
                   
Patient Care and Guidance, Basic Clinical Training 2
     
         
                   
Patient Care and Guidance, Clinical Training 6
     
         
                   
Diagnostic radiography and safe medical use of ionising radiation I
                                                 
Imaging Technique 2
     
         
                   
Mathematics and Physics 2
     
         
                   
Radiation Physics 2
     
         
                   
Clinical Physics and Equipment Technique 1  
       
             
           
Anatomy of Skeleton and Joints 1
     
         
                   
Anatomy and Physiology 1 3
     
         
                   
Anatomy and Physiology 2 1
     
         
                   
Plain X-raying 5
     
         
                   
Imaging Technique, Basic Clinical Training 2
     
         
                   
Radiography in X-raying, Basic Clinical Training 3
     
         
                   
Radiography in X-raying, Clinical Training 6
     
         
                   
Diagnostic radiography and safe medical use of ionising radiation II
                                                 
Topographic Anatomy 2  
       
             
           
Fluoroscopy Examinations 1  
       
             
           
Ultrasound Examinations 1  
       
             
           
Computed Tomography Examinations 1  
       
             
           
Angiography Examinations and Procedures 2  
       
             
           
Pediatric Imaging 1  
       
             
           
Radiology and Pharmacology (Contrast Media) 2  
       
             
           
Radiation Biology 1  
       
             
           
Radiation Protection 2  
       
             
           
Clinical Physics and Equipment Technique 1  
       
             
           
Diagnostic Radiography, Clinical Training 6  
       
             
           
Diagnostic Radiography, Clinical Training 6  
       
             
           
Diagnostic radiography and safe medical use of ionising radiation III
                                                 
Mammogram Examinations 2    
         
                 
   
Magnetic Resonance Imaging 1    
         
                 
   
Radiology 1    
         
                 
   
Clinical Physics and Equipment Technique 1    
         
                 
   
Diagnostic Radiography, Clinical Training 7.5    
         
                 
   
Diagnostic Radiography, Clinical Training 7.5    
         
                 
   
Diagnostic radiography and safe medical use of ionising radiation IV
                                                 
Clinical Physiology 1    
         
                 
   
Clinical Physics and Equipment Technique (Nuclear Medicine Equipment) 1  
       
             
           
Nuclear Scanning 2.5  
       
             
           
Radiation Protection in Nuclear Scanning 1  
       
             
           
Nuclear Medicine 1  
       
             
           
Nuclear Scanning, Clinical Training 7.5    
         
                 
   
Radiotherapy and safe medical use of ionising radiation
                                                 
Planning of Radiotherapy 3  
       
             
           
Radiation Protection in Radiotherapy 1  
       
             
           
Radiotherapy 4    
         
                 
   
Terminal Care 1      
           
                       
 
Nutritional Science 1  
       
             
           
Clinical Psychology 1      
           
                       
 
Social politics 1    
         
                 
   
Oncology 1.5  
       
             
           
Clinical Physics and Equipment Technique (Radiotherapy Equipment) 1  
       
             
           
Radiotherapy, Clinical Training 7.5    
         
                 
   
Development of radiography and radiotherapy work and safe medical use of ionising radiation
                                                 
Management of Activities and People and Quality 2    
         
                 
   
Management of Activities and People and Health Economic Science 2    
         
                 
   
New Applications of Radiography and Radiotherapy 2      
           
                       
Basics of Entrepreneurship 1      
           
                       
 
Professional Ethics 2  
       
             
           
Technical Quality Assurance of Radiographic Equipment and Devices 2  
       
             
           
Optimisation of Patients' Radiation Exposure 4    
         
                 
   
Use of Spreadsheet Computation in Optimisation of Patients' Radiation Exposure 1    
         
                 
   
Development of Radiography and Radiotherapy, Clinical Training 7.5      
           
                       
 
Development and Management of Radiography and Radiotherapy, Clinical Training 7.5      
           
                         
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FREE-CHOICE STUDIES
                                                 
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BACHELOR'S THESIS
                                                 
Bachelor´s thesis
                                                 
Orientation to Bachelor's Thesis and Idea Seminar 1.5  
       
             
           
Independent Work 1.5  
       
             
           
Methodological Studies 2  
       
             
           
Planning Seminar 2    
         
                 
   
Independent Work 3    
         
                 
   
Bachelor's Thesis Seminar 2      
           
                         
Independent Work 3      
           
                       
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The curriculum has been planned so that the student completes 60 ECTS credits per academic year and 30 ECTS credits per semester

Studies of syllabus is planned so 60 credits are studied in academic year and length of studies is 3,5/4/4,5 years. Planned syllabus may change during studies.

Degree Programme in Radiography and Radiotherapy

Qualification
Bachelor of Health Care

Extent and duration
The extent of the Degree Programme in Radiography and Radiotherapy is 210 credits (cr) and the education lasts for 3.5 years.

Implementation method
Full-time study

Unit
Kuntokatu 4, 33520 TAMPERE

Education manager
Education manager Maire Petäjäjärvi

Bachelors of Health Care are authorised by National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health as health care professionals (radiographers) according to the Act on Health Care Professionals (555/94). The degree in radiography and radiotherapy includes an interview by the Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority of Finland, which entitles the graduated to work as radiographers according to an amendment to Radiation Act (1142/1998) 39b § and the decree on medical use of radiation (423/2000) 25 §. The degree is comparable with equivalent degrees in other EU countries.
Eligibility: see TAMK’s websites on application and eligibility for bachelor´s degrees at www.tamk.fi/en

Competences developed
The core know-how fields of radiographers are radiographic examinations (x-ray, nuclear medicine, ultrasound and magnetic resonance examinations), related procedures, radiotherapy and patient care and guidance. The objective of the Degree Programme in Radiography and Radiotherapy is to educate radiographers with a knowledge base in radiographic science. Radiographic science concerns examining and treating human beings utilising various energies like x-ray and gamma radiation, the nuclear magnetic resonance effect and the ultrasound.
Radiography and radiotherapy education also utilises the research and information basis of other disciplines. During the education, students acquire abilities in development and evaluation of their own professional activities and radiography and radiotherapy as well as in entrepreneurship and international affairs.

The technology used in diagnostic radiography and radiotherapy preconditions radiographers to have applied knowledge of mathematics and natural sciences as well as applications of medical technology and information technology. The clinical treatments call for know-how in medicine and nursing science. Development of the quality of radiography and radiotherapy requires mastering of the scientific research process, which enables radiographers to write reports and carry out development tasks and utilise them in their work both at the national and international level.

Radiographers are experts on radiation protection and they can optimise the radiological exposure of patients. Radiographers are responsible, both as individuals and as members of the medical staff, for the diagnostic radiography, related procedures and radiotherapy ordered for the patient. In their work, radiographers face clients/patients of different ages and with different cultural backgrounds and different medical conditions, which requires them to make decisions rapidly, ethically and economically. The work in field of radiography demands client service skills.

Professional status
Radiographers work in both the public and private health care sectors. In addition to health care, they can work in private companies and veterinary services, as well as in supervision of industrial radiation use.

Basic values of education
Basic values of Degree Programme in Radiography and Radiotherapy are respect for human dignity and individuals, confidentiality, responsibility and high-level professional activity; safe use of medical radiation in radiography and radiotherapy.

Teaching methods
The teaching methods include lectures, group work, exercises; computer assisted teaching, independent study and clinical training to enhance professional skills. The studies are implemented according to an investigative work approach. The studies develop skills for independent work and mastery of information systems and information search. Students take part in working life projects e.g. measure patients’ radiation exposure during diagnostic examinations.

Learning outcomes of programme/academic year
After the first academic year students can act in the learning and operating environment of the university of applied sciences and know their degree programme and future profession in the health care system. Students can use their knowledge and skills in mathematics, natural sciences, anatomy and physiology in the professional studies. Students can act in patient care and emergency care and examination situations. Students know how to work as team members in plain x-ray examinations.
Radiography and radiotherapy students can act temporarily in certified radiographer duties after they have completed 2/3 of their studies.

After the second academic year students have expanded their know-how in client-oriented radiography (including nuclear medicine) and radiotherapy, and after orientation students are able to work as team members or independently in radiography. Students respect clients, their close relatives and co-workers and work accordingly. Students act in accordance with legislation in situations of medical radiation use. Students know how to use radiological equipment and related instruments safely. Students are familiarised with the basics of scientific research and they can use foreign language in interaction situations.

After the third academic year students know the structure of Finnish health care system, legislation and administration of radiotherapy and radiography units. Students can optimise the radiation exposure of patients. Students know quality management issues concerning radiography and radiotherapy work. Students act in a client-oriented manner and as responsible team members in radiography (including nuclear medicine) and radiotherapy. Students make their bachelor’s thesis under supervision. Part of the studies may also be completed in international student exchange.

After the fourth academic year students have deepened their professional skills and knowledge of the radiography science. Students can act as team members utilising the national and international research data on their own field. Students act as specialists of radiation protection and can optimise the radiation exposure of patients. Students are independently and as team members in charge of radiological examinations, related procedures and radiotherapy ordered to the patient. In their work, students can face clients/patients of different ages and with different cultural backgrounds and different medical conditions, which requires them to make decisions rapidly, ethically and economically. Students have basic knowledge of entrepreneurship. During the bachelor’s thesis process students´