Master’s Degree ...

Master's Degree Programme in Well-Being Technology

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Principal Lecturer in Charge
Lea Saarni
Head of Competence Area
Päivi Hautaviita
Study Affairs Coordinator
Riitta-Liisa Mäntylä
Student Counsellor
Tiina Säilä

Qualification Awarded and the Level of Qualification

Bioanalyst (Master’s degree), Emergency Nurse (Master’s degree), Physiotherapist (Master’s degree), Midwife (Master’s degree), Radiographer (Master’s degree), Registered Nurse (Master’s degree), Public Health Nurse (Master’s degree), Social Services (Master’s degree)

Special Admission Requirements

Master's degree is designed for people who have completed a Bachelor’s degree in Social Services or Health Care (bioanalyst, emergency nurse, physioterapist, midwife, radiographer, RN, public health nurse, social services) or an equivalent vocational degree and who have at least two years of work experience in a relevant field after graduation.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Credit transfer for studies means that the student can apply for transfer prior higher education studies to the studied degree if they meet the competence objectives of the degree programme.
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). The master’s degree corresponds to the competence level 7.

Profile of the Programme

Wellbeingare 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.

Key Learning Outcomes

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.

Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples

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.

Access to Further Studies

After completing the degree, the student can apply for the teacher’s pedagogical studies either in a university or university of applied sciences and become a qualified vocational teacher. Eligibility for licentiate’s and doctor’s degrees has to be negotiated separately with each faculty.

Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

Assessment of completed courses is based on TAMK’s assessment criteria. The teaching and assessment methods are agreed on with the students at the beginning of the course. The detailed information and criteria can be found in the course implementation plan. TAMK’s degree regulations are followed in implementation and assessment.

Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate the student need to completed the studies in accordance to the curriculum.

Mode of Study

The studies are carried out together with students in the fields of social services and health care, business administration and technology. The training is implemented as blended learning, which can be completed in addition to work. Contact hours are on average every other week, Thursday evenings and Fridays (8.30-16).

Development of the Programme

The curriculum is developed in cooperation with TAMK’s other master’s degree programmes. Working life cooperation is implemented through thesises and projects as well as network cooperation and advisory councils. Student feedback is collected annually in connection with courses and individual study plan discussions. Alumni feedback is collected regularly through online surveys.