Bachelor of Health Care; EQF 6
General admission criteria, see TAMK’s websites.
It is possible for students to have their prior competence recognised.
See TAMK’s credit transfer guidelines
The degree is a bachelor-level professional higher education degree.
The degree complies with the criteria set by the Finnish national degree system as well as with the European framework for degrees and other competence.
Ministry of Education and Culture
After the first academic year the 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.
During the second academic year students expand their skills 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 the related instruments safely. Students are familiarized with the basics of scientific research and they can use foreign language in interaction situations.
During the third academic year students get to 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 write their Bachelor’s thesis under supervision. A part of the studies may also be completed in international student exchange. Before international student exchange students have to take Orientation and report for studying / training abroad, 3 cu. Radiography and radiotherapy students can act temporarily in certified radiographer duties after they have completed 2/3 of their studies.
During the fourth academic year students are deepening their professional skills and knowledge in free-choice studies. 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 the students’ investigative and critical approach to work has developed and they can defend their Bachelor’s thesis and participate in peer review.
Radiographers work in both public and private health care sectors in Finland and abroad. In addition to the field of health care, they can work in private companies and veterinary services, as well as supervising industrial radiation use.
The degree gives eligibility for master’s degrees.
Assessment of study performances is based on TAMK’s assessment criteria
The detailed assessment criteria can be found in course implementation plans. The teaching and assessment methods are agreed on with students at the beginning of each course.
TAMK Degree Regulations
Completion of studies and achievement of competence objectives in the extent set by the curriculum.
Tutkintoon johtava röntgenhoitaja (AMK) koulutus; laajuus 210 op, kesto 3,5 vuotta. Toteutetaan kokopäiväopintoina. (not translated)
The Ministry of Education and Culture’ definitions of policy and TAMK’s strategy have been considered in the curriculum.
Development of the curriculum is carried out in co-operation with Degree Programme in Radiography and Radiotherapy advisory board members.