Master’s Degree ...

Master's Degree Programme in Genetic and Genomic Counselling

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Study Counsellor Irmeli Nieminen +358 50 311 9677
Principal Lecturer Outi Kajula
Head of Competence Area Päivi Hautaviita

Qualification Awarded and the Level of Qualification

Bioanalyst (Master’s degree), Midwife (Master’s degree), Registered Nurse (Master’s degree) and Public Health Nurse (Master’s degree)

Special Admission Requirements

Master's degree is designed for people who have completed a Bachelor’s degree in Health Care ( bioanalyst, midwife, RN, publis health nurse) or previous equivalent college degree and who have at least two years of work experience in a relevant field after graduation.
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Recognition of Prior Learning

Credit transfer for studies means that the student can transfer prior higher education studies to the studied degree if they meet the competence objectives of the degree programme. EQF7-level studies completed in higher education institutions can be included in the elective studies.
Students of Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK) may propose credit transfer based on their prior studies and competence.
Credit transfer follows the spesific instructions of TAMK.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

The programme corresponds to the competence framework described in European Qualification Framework (EQF) and the National Quality Framework (NQF). EQF enables lifelong learning and the flexibility of degrees within Europe. The master’s degree corresponds to the competence level 7

Profile of the Programme

We offer the global perspective to integrate the competence of a registered nurse, public health nurse, midwife or a biomedical laboratory scientist to the genetic-genomic area. When nurses and biomedical laboratory scientists are to deliver safe, quality care, they need to be able to demonstrate competence in genetics-genomics as it applies to their practice specialty. You will have the ability to integrate knowledge and handle complexity, formulate judgments with incomplete or limited information, always reflecting on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of this knowledge.

Key Learning Outcomes

After completing the programme you will be able to promote high standards of practice, encourage professional growth and increase public awareness of genetic counselling. You will understand comprehensive and highly specialised concepts, methods and knowledge corresponding to the specialised competence in genetics and genomics, which are used as the basis for independent thinking and research.

Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples

You will be able to work independently in demanding expert tasks in genetic and genomic area and in international co-operation or as an entrepreneur.

Access to Further Studies

The Master's degree from TAMK provides you with the opportunity to continue onwards to Doctoral studies in other universities.

Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

Evaluation is based on the common evaluation criteria of TAMK.

Graduation Requirements

Completion of studies and achievement of competence objectives in the extent set by the curriculum.

Mode of Study

The scope of the degree is 90 cr. It consists of both classroom meetings (2-4 days/month) and independent work. The amount of independent study is large in the programme. The studies can be completed in 1.5-2 years alongside work.
Your networking will be supported by collaboration between programmes and students from different universities of applied sciences. The learning methods include both independent work and inclusive working, for example working in small groups, study visits and on-line studies. Together with your teacher tutor you will draw up your individual study plan to follow during your studies.
Advanced professional studies 30 cr
Special master’s level studies 15 cr
Optional studies 15 cr
Master’s thesis 30 cr
Total 90 cr

Development of the Programme

Curricula are developed together with other Universities of Applied Sciences and other Master's programs in Tampere University of Applied Sciences.
With clinical practice different co-operation projects are included in the program, such as Thesis projects. There are also regular meetings and networking with clinical practice in the field.