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Master's Degree in Wellbeing Technology

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Accessibility and Technological Solutions Related to Functioning
Accessibility of Built Environment and Building Services Engineering 5
Health Technology Solutions
Health Technology Solutions and ICT 5
Medical Devices and Health Care Services 5  
Evidence Based Practice and Technologies 5
Assistive Technologies and Health Care and Social Services 2  
Technologies in Rehabilitation 3  
Research Based Development
Research and Development Skills 2
Statistics 3
Project Management
Project Management 3
Customer Oriented Approach in Project Management 2
Business in Wellbeing Services
Business in Wellbeing Services 5
Financial Management 5
Legislation in Tendering and Procurements 5
Information Systems in Health Care and Social Services 2  
Knowledge Management 3  
Master's Thesis
Planning and literature search for the theses 5
Thesis and Presentation Seminars 5
Independent Work 20  
Free-Choice Studies
Free-Choice Studies 5  
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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.

Master's degree is designed for people who have completed a Bachelor’s degree in Social Services or Health Care and who have at least three years of work experience in a relevant field after graduation. In cases of persons who have completed a vocational degree or have another university degree, and who have since completed an applicable Bachelor’s degree, relevant work experience may be accepted from the time before graduation from said degree programme.

The degree programme aims to provide the students with the capacity to act as experts and well-being technology developers. In addition, the aim is to provide students with project management skills and capabilities for innovating and developing wellbeing technology products and services. The training builds on the working life changes and requirements. Societal changes require the deployment of customer and user-driven, evidence-based and effective practices, as well as their management and evaluation. The studies provide the key competencies, such as the design expertise for accessibility of the built environment, expertise in health care and social service assistive technology service, customer-oriented project expertise, documentation skills in health care device regulatory requirements, procurement expertise in health care technological solutions, health/wellbeing technologies and ICT solutions and welfare service business skills.

Wellbeing technology graduates can find work placement as wellbeing technology experts, wellbeing technology trainers, development coordinators, project managers, application/system experts (customer and patient information systems), medical device chiefs (in the hospital) and as wellbeing technology coordinators or designers.

Welfare technology refers to a variety of technical and technological solutions used to maintain and improve the quality of human life, wellbeing or health. In addition, the wellbeing technologies mean the systems used by the staff of the organisations used in activity guiding and evaluating. The value of training is based on the wellbeing and health-related technologies, life cycle thinking, sustainable development and ethics.

The studies consist of advanced professional studies (55 credits), the Master’s thesis (30 credits) and free-choice studies (5 credits). In advanced professional studies the students increase their knowledge and skills on welfare technology. The students can further increase their knowledge, depending on their development task or vocational special needs, in the free-choice studies.