ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL STUDIES
Accessibility of Built Environment
|Universal and User-Driven Design||10|
Product Development and Usability
|Usability and User Knowledge||5|
Health Technology and Wellbeing Robotics
|Applications of Health Technology||3|
|Robotics and Automation Technology in Health Care Environments||2|
Research, Development and Innovation Skills
|Innovations and Research-Oriented Development||5|
|Control and Management of Product Development Projects||15|
Management of Change
|Innovations and Change Management||5|
|Management of Economics||5|
|Management of Know-How||5|
|Idea and Planning Seminar||6|
|Thesis and Presentation Seminars||9|
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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 or Master 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.
CREDIT TRANSFER FOR STUDIES
Level, contents and extent
The student can propose credit transfer on the basis of his/her prior professional specialisation studies, master-level studies or other studies of a higher level. On the basis of the course descriptions the student can think of in which courses credit transfer would be possible as regards the level of the course, correspondence of contents or extent. Entire courses are not transferred on the basis of a) studies completed more than five years ago, b) work experience or c) the student's prior education studies that gave eligibility for the degree programme.
Evaluation of transferred courses
The credit transfer is always based on the certificate of the educational institution which has given the original evaluation. The studies forming the basis for the credit transfer will be stated in the transcript of records. The grade S = Pass is used. The grades of studies completed in Finnish Online University of Applied Sciences and TAMK’s open higher education are as such transferred to the student's study attainments.
Partial credit transfer
The student can propose partial credit transfer to the teacher in charge of the course. The teacher defines which parts of the course still have to be completed and how the student can complete them. The teacher evaluates the course as usual. Depending on the nature of the course the student's earlier completed course parts are taken into consideration in the evaluation or the evaluation will be made solely on the basis of the final level. In the evaluation the teacher can take into consideration the proportion of the earlier and current parts in the whole course.
Credit transfer practice and time
The student applies for credit transfer for entire courses with the intranet form Credit transfer for studies. He/she prints and signs the form and delivers it with the certificate copies to the teacher in charge. In connection with credit transfer for elective studies the student also justifies how the studies to be transferred support the development project or are connected to some other professional special need. The student can propose credit transfer during his/her whole study time.