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MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMME IN CLINICAL NURSING EXPERTISE

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Professional Studies
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Master’s Degree Program in Clinical Nursing Expertise, Care of Acute Illnesses
                     
Professional Growth into Clinical Expertise 5
   
     
   
Foundations of Evidence Based Nursing in Clinical Practice 5
 
   
       
The Quality and Effectiveness of Evidence Based Nursing in Clinical Practice 5
   
     
   
Expertise in Nursing of Acute Illnesses, part 1 10
 
 
   
Expertise in Nursing Care of Acute Illnesses, part 2 5  
   
       
Medical Competence in Nursing of Acute Illnesses 5
   
     
   
Pharmacology and Medicines Management 5
   
     
   
Master’s Degree Program in Clinical Nursing Expertise, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Care
                     
Personal and Professional Growth 5
   
     
   
Foundations of Evidence Based Nursing in Clinical Practice 5
 
   
       
Mental Health Disorders, Substance Abuse Problems and Pharmacology 5
 
   
       
Client-Centered Interaction 5
 
   
       
Family and Network-Centered Interaction 5
   
     
   
Mental Health Promotion, Prevention of Mental Health and Substance Abuse problems 5  
   
       
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Care of Different Age Groups 5
   
     
   
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Service Systems 5  
   
       
Research and Development
                     
Research Process and Methods 5
 
   
       
Bases of Project And Research Competence 5
 
   
       
Management of Clinical Expert Teams 5  
   
       
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Thesis
                     
Information Search and Seminar 1 (Planning) 7
 
   
       
Seminar 2 (Implementation) 3
   
     
   
Independent Work 1 8
 
 
   
Independent Work 2 5  
   
       
Scientific Writing and Seminar 3 (Presentation) 7  
   
       
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Optional Studies
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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. Planned syllabus may change during studies.

Qualification: Master of Health Care
Extent and duration: 90 ECTS, 1.5 years
Language: Finnish

CONTACT INFORMATION
Tampere University of Applied Sciences
Kuntokatu 3
33520 Tampere

Education coordinator:
Head of Degree Programme Sari Mettiäinen
Principal Lecturer Marjo Räsänen / Nina Kilkku

ELIGIBILITY
see www.tamk.fi (application and periods of application)

TEACHING METHODS
Multifaceted teaching methods are used: lectures, independent study, virtual studies, project studies and a Master's thesis
Adults: Social Services, Health and Sports

COMPETENCES DEVELOPED
The focus of the degree programme is on evidence based nursing in the care of acute illnesses or mental health and substance abuse work. The degree programme gives qualifications and competence to develop nursing in acute illnesses or in mental health and substance abuse work as well as in clinical practice in different environments. In addition the students gain the Master’s level clinical nursing expertise in these fields.

After the graduation students are qualified to apply for vocational teacher’s education or other public positions, where Master’s level education is required. The degree is comparable with equivalent degrees in other EU countries (EQF, level 7).

PROFESSIONAL STATUS
The degree programme gives qualifications to work as clinical experts or developers in acute illness nursing or in mental health and substance abuse work.

BASIC VALUES OF EDUCATION
The values of the education are based on the values mentioned in TAMK’s strategy:
A sense of community, respect for the individual and individual differences, sustainable development, appreciation of expertise and entrepreneurship.

IMPLEMENTATION
Multifaceted teaching methods are used, including two days of contact teaching monthly.
The studies of mental health and substance abuse work are arranged in co-operation with three other Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences. These studies include also intensive days in Jyväskylä, Tampere, Oulu and Turku.

THE STRUCTURE OF THE STUDIES
Advanced professional studies 55 cr
Optional studies 5 cr
Master’s Thesis 30 cr
Total 90 cr