ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL STUDIES
|Introduction to wellbeing technology||5|
|Universal and user-driven design||5|
|Health technology and wellbeing robotics||5|
|Project competence in technology and product development||5|
|Research, development and innovation skills||5|
|Management of change||5|
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Studies of syllabus is planned so 60 credits are studied in academic year. Planned syllabus may change during studies.
The degree title is Master of Engineering, Master of Health Care or Master of Social Services depending on the field of the first-cycle degree. The degree holder is qualified for posts or positions in the public sector for which the qualification requirement is a second-cycle higher education degree.
Tampere University of Applied Sciences
The master’s degree is meant for persons who have taken the Bachelor of Engineering degree (in field of technology, communication and transport), a bachelor’s degree in health care or social services or other applicable higher education degree in health care or social services and have at least three years of work experience in the field after completion of the degree.
As regards holders of a vocational college diploma or higher vocational diploma who have completed an applicable bachelor’s degree later on, work experience in the field before completion of the bachelor’s degree or other applicable higher education degree can also be accepted.
The objective of the degree is to give the student the readiness to act as an expert and developer of the wellbeing technology field. Furthermore, the objective is to provide the student with project management skills and readiness to innovation and development of wellbeing technological products and services for promotion of the wellbeing and health of individuals and population. The special objectives are to acquaint the student with the different application areas of wellbeing technology and to give the student abilities in universal and user-driven planning, health technology and wellbeing robotics, management of technology and product development projects, and research, development and innovation (R&D&I) methods.
In the area of wellbeing technology organisations need experts who have a master-level education in engineering, health care or social services and know the challenges and possibilities of the application area of wellbeing technology.
BASIC VALUES OF EDUCATION
Wellbeing technology refers to different technical and technological solutions maintaining or improving the quality of life, wellbeing or health of human beings. The guidelines of the education are life cycle thinking, sustainable development and ethicality.
The studies are partly carried out jointly for the students of the fields of technology, communication and transport and health care and social services. The studies are multimodal, there will be two days of contact teaching approximately every other week in the autumn and spring terms.
STRUCTURE OF STUDIES
The studies consist of a thesis (30 cr), which is a development project in wellbeing technology, advanced professional studies (field of technology, communication and transport 25 cr, field of health care and social services 55 cr) and elective studies (5 cr).
In advanced professional studies the student increases his/her knowledge and skills in relation to wellbeing technology. The student can increase his/her know-how with elective studies according to his/her development project or professional special needs.