Master’s Degree ...

Master's Degree Programme in Clinical Expertise and Development, Master of Health Care, Master of Health Care, Master of Health Care, Master of Health Care: 90 cr
Master of Health Care

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Study Counsellor Irmeli Nieminen 050 311 9677
Acute Nursing, Principal Lecturer Marjo Räsänen
Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Principal Lecturer Nina Kilkku
Head of Competence Area Päivi Hautaviita

Qualification Awarded and the Level of Qualification

Paramedics (Master's of Health Care)
Midwife (Master's of Health Care)
Registered Nurse (Master's of Health Care)
Public Health Nurse (Master's of Health Care)

Special Admission Requirements

Master's degree is designed for people who have completed a Bachelor’s degree in Health Care ( paramedics, 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

The degree is a master-level professional higher education degree.
The programme in Clinical Nursing Expertise awards the degree of Master of Health care. It corresponds with the international Advanced Practice Nurse.
In the beginning of studies, you choose advanced professional studies (30 cr). There are different kind of possibilies available in different years. In the year 2021 we offer
- Acute Nursing
- Mental Health and Substance Abuse

Key Learning Outcomes

The programme is based on evidence based care, which requires researched information. After graduation, you will have the skills to evaluate research data critically and to apply it in your own field as a clinical expert.
The aim of the advanced professional studies is to give you the opportunity to apply theory into practice as well as to develop your analytic skills, project management and research and development skills as well as social competences.
The aim of the master’s thesis is to develop your research and development abilities. The master’s thesis demonstrates your ability to apply researched knowledge and to use the selected research and development methods in solving problems in the working life. You will also demonstrate your readiness for independent expert work.

Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples

Social and health care management and leadership, development tasks, diverse projects, and other expert tasks. Clinical nursing experts work independently in different jobs in promoting and preventive health care.

Access to Further Studies

The master’s degree from a university of applied sciences produces the same eligibility for postgraduate studies as a master’s degree from a university.

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.