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THE DEGREE PROGRAMMES OF MEDICAL AND WELLNESS TECHNOLOGY 2014 - 2015  

 

The education is based on Regulation of Health Sciences degree (794/2004) and it will lead to the qualification of Bachelor in Health Science and Master in Health Science majoring in Medical and Wellness Technology. The degree programmes are based on studies in technology, science and biomedicine. During the studies students achieve the required basic knowledge and skills through both theoretical and practical exercises.

The degree programme of Bachelor in Health Science (180 credits) can be completed in three years, studying full-time. Studies include compulsory general, basic and intermediate studies and optional studies. In addition to compulsory and optional studies the student completes Bachelor’s Thesis and Maturity Test.                                                     

The Master’s degree in Health Science (120 credits) will be completed after the Bachelor’s degree. The full degree can be completed in two years, studying full-time. Studies include compulsory intermediate and advanced studies, advanced module’s studies and optional studies. In addition to these studies the student completes Master’s Thesis.

There are three different advanced modules in Master’s degree programme:

 

The graduated can operate as an expert in different fields including education, research and with tasks involved with industry and health care. The Master’s degree gives a competence and good multidisciplinary basis to the postgraduate doctoral degree education.

 

Bachelor's Degree Programme in Medical Technology -180 ETCS

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

General admission requirement is completed Finnish Matriculation Examination or equivalent proof of completing upper secondary school. Applicants with IB, EB, or Reifprüfung degree will be considered the same as the applicants with Finnish Matriculation Examination.

A student who has not completed the matriculation examination can be accepted, if he or she has graduated from a polytechnic, college or higher level vocational education institution or has at least three years of vocational education, or if he or she has received such an education abroad that makes him or her eligible for university studies in the country in question. Equivalent foreign education also gives general eligibility for degree programme in Medical and Wellness Technology. Foreign applicant's admission is based exclusively on the results of the entrance examination.

All applicants to the degree programme in Medical and Wellness Technology have to attend an entrance examination, which includes Chemistry and Physics. Applicants are expected to have sufficient knowledge in mathematics, chemistry and physics. A comparative index is calculated for each applicant based on their Matriculation Examination. Selection is done in two parts. Students can be selected by using either the comparative index and the result of Entrance Examination or only the result of Entrance Examination. The language of entrance examination is Finnish.

Instructions in Finnish can be found on the web page: http://www.oulu.fi/ltk/haeopiskelijaksi


STUDIES IN BACHELOR’S DEGREE PROGRAMME

Studies include compulsory general, basic and intermediate studies and optional studies so that the total extent of the degree is at least 120 credits. Studies are recommended to be performed according to the attached indicative timetable. The letter Y at the end of the course code refers to general studies, the letter P to basic studies and the letter A to intermediate studies.

 

General Studies 18 ECTS

040012Y Knowledge and Research 10 ECTS

                      040012Y-01 Information and Communication Technology, small group lessons, 0.5 ECTS

                      040012Y-02 Information and Communication Technology, written assignment, 1.5 ECTS

                      040012Y-03 Scientific Communication, theme day, 0.5 ECTS

                      040012Y-04 Scientific Communication, assignments, 4 ECTS

                      040012Y-05 Statistical Methods, written examination, 1.5 ECTS

                      040012Y-06 Statistical Methods, small group lessons, 1 ECTS

                      040012Y-07 Statistical Methods, assignments, 1 ECTS

580101Y Introduction to University Studies 2 ECTS
901020Y Swedish 3 ECTS
902006Y Reading for Academic Purposes 1.5 ECTS
902007Y Scientific Communication 1.5 ECTS

Basic Studies 72,5 ECTS

031010P Calculus I 5 ECTS
031011P Calculus II 6 ECTS
031017P Differential Equations 4 ECTS
031019P Matrix Algebra 3.5 ECTS

040901Y Basic Anatomy 2 ECTS

040902Y Medical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 9 ECTS

050004Y Chemistry 3 ECTS

750121P Cell biology, 5 ECTS                                                                                                         

521141P Elementary Programming 5 ECTS                                                                                   

555280P Basic Course of Project Management 2 ECTS   

580102P Introduction to Medical and Wellbeing Technology 3 ECTS   

761101P Basic Mechanics 4 ECTS

761102P Basic Thermodynamics 2 ECTS     

761103P Electricity and Magnetism 4 ECTS

761104P Wave Motion 3 ECTS

761105P Atomic and Nuclear Physics 3 ECTS                                                                        

761116P Radiation Physics, Biology and Safety 3 ECTS
761121P Laboratory exercises in physics I 3 ECTS                                                                       

764162P Basic biophysics, 3 ECTS                                                                               

 

Intermediate Studies 68.5 ECTS

031050A Signal analysis 4 ECTS

040108A General Pathology 3.5 ECTS     

040112A Physiology 15 ECTS   

041201A Basics in eHealth 5 ECTS

080901A Introduction to Technology in Clinical Medicine 6 ECTS 

521109A Electrical Measurement Principles 5 ECTS

521142A Embedded Systems Programming 5 ECTS

521302A Circuit Theory 1 5 ECTS

521337A Digital Filters 5 ECTS

521431A Principles of Electronics Design 5 ECTS                                

764324A Biophysical Laboratory Exercises I 5 ECTS                                                              

764627A Virtual Measurement Environments 5 ECTS

 

Bachelor's Thesis and Maturity Test 10 ECTS

580209A Bachelor’s Thesis 10 ECTS

580211A Maturity Test 0 ECTS

 

 

Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Medical Technology, studies for each semester

1. Academic year  

031010P Calculus I 5 ECTS                                

031019P Matrix Algebra 3.5 ECTS                                                                                                   

040012Y-01 Information and Communication Technology, small group lessons, 0.5 ECTS

040012Y-02 Information and Communication Technology, written assignment, 1.5 ECTS

521141P Elementary Programming 5 ECTS                                                                                   

580101Y Introduction to University Studies 1/2 ECTS 

580102P Introduction to Medical and Wellbeing Technology 3 ECTS                                      

761101P Basic Mechanics 4 ECTS  

761102P Basic Thermodynamics 2 ECTS                               

761121P Laboratory exercises in physics I 3 ECTS

902007Y Scientific Communication 1.5 ECTS

031011P Calculus II 6 ECTS

031017P Differential Equations 4 ECTS

040901Y Basic Anatomy 2 ECTS

580101Y Introduction to University Studies 1/2 ECTS

521142A Embedded Systems Programming 5 ECTS

761104P Wave Motion 3 ECTS 

761103P Electricity and Magnetism 4 ECTS

764162P Basic biophysics, 3 ECTS

902006Y Reading for Academic Purposes 1.5 ECTS

In total 59.5 ECTS

 

  2. Academic year

080901A Introduction to Technology in Clinical Medicine 6 ECTS

521302A Circuit Theory 1 5 ECTS 

521109A Electrical Measurement Principles 5 ECTS                  

750121P Cell biology, 5 ECTS 

761105P Atomic and Nuclear Physics 3 ECTS

764324A Biophysical Laboratory Exercises I 5 ECTS                                                                      

901020Y Swedish 3 ECTS (is held every second year)

040012Y-03 Scientific Communication, theme day, 0.5 ECTS

040012Y-04 Scientific Communication, assignments, 4 ECTS

040902Y Medical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 9 ECTS 

041201A Basics in eHealth 5 ECTS                                                                                    

050004Y Chemistry 3 ECTS 

521431A Principles of Electronics Design 5 ECTS

761116P Radiation Physics, Biology and Safety 3 ECTS                                                                                                                                                                                                

In total 58,5 (+ optional studies) or 61,5 ECTS

 

3. Academic year

031050A Signal analysis 2/4 ECTS                                                                                  

040108A General Pathology 3.5 ECTS                                                                                 

040112A Physiology 15 ECTS

555280P Basic Course of Project Management 2 ECTS

764627A Virtual Measurement Environments 5 ECTS

901020Y Swedish 3 ECTS (is held every second year)

031050A Signal analysis 2/4 ECTS

040012Y-05 Statistical Methods, written examination, 1.5 ECTS

040012Y-06 Statistical Methods, small group lessons, 1 ECTS

040012Y-07 Statistical Methods, assignments, 1 ECTS

521337A Digital Filters 5 ECTS

580209A Bachelor’s Thesis 10 ECTS

580211A Maturity Test 0 ECTS

In total 48 or 51 ECTS + optional studies

 

Optional Studies 11 ECTS

Optional studies are selected among basic and intermediate studies that support the degree so that the total extent of the degree is at least 180 credits. In the case of optional studies, if necessary, the student must agree with the organizing department for the participation to the course. Optional studies may include practical training in the field of biomedical engineering of up to 4 credits (course code 580120A Practical training 1).

 

 

 

Recommended optional studies for Bachelor's degree:

031018P Complex Analysis 4 ECTS

031022P Numerical Analysis 5 ECTS

040105Y Basic Epidemiology 1.5 ECTS

465075A Research Techniques for Materials 3,5 ECTS

521144A Algorithms and Data Structures 6 ECTS                                                                          

521432A Electronics Design I 5 ECTS

580201A Biomedical Engineering Programming Study 5 ECTS

750340A Basics of bioinformatics 3 ECTS

753124P Concepts of genetics 4 ECTS                                                                                                   

764115P Foundations of cellular biophysics 4 ECTS

766326A Atomic physics 1 6 ECTS (replaces the course 761105P Atomic and Nuclear Physics 3 ECTS)        

766328A Thermophysics 6 ECTS (replaces the course 761102P Basic Thermodynamics 2 ECTS)  

763333A Solid state physics 4 ECTS

766334A Nuclear and particle physics 2 ECTS

811338A Internet and Networks 5 ECTS

811168P Information Security 5 ECTS

811170P Introduction to Information Systems Analysis and Design 6 ECTS

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

After graduation in the Bachelor's Degree Program, a graduate can

-          identify the key structures and functions of human organs

-          use mathematical methods to describe and analyze technical problems

-          apply the terminology and concepts of mathematics and physics to describe the functioning of human organs

-          conduct basic technical measurements and analyze results

-          design simple software by using different programming tools

-          identify invocation potential of technology in the treatment of diseases and promotion of health

-          use and apply the obtained knowledge with creative and critical manner in the working tasks of the field

-          communicate independently using the domestic language, and communicate with international audience using at least one foreign language

-          take responsibility for independent working tasks, work as a team member, and use communication skills in own working tasks as well as in communication with outsider audience

-          follow and interpret trends and developments in the field, and develop own know-how accordingly

-          identify needs to improve own knowledge, and use different learning and working methods for developing own know-how continuously    

 

 

 

 

Master's Degree Programme in Medical Technology – 120 ECTS

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

 

Students who have completed Bachelor’s degree in Medical and Wellness Technology at the University of Oulu are directly admitted to study for Master’s degree programme of Medical and Wellness Technology.

 

ADMISSION TO MASTER’S PROGRAMME

 

Students with Bachelor’s (or higher) degree in an applicable field are selected directly to study for Master of Health Sciences in degree programme of Medical and Wellness Technology. A maximum of three students with bachelor’s degree from the University of Applied sciences and the maximum of three students with Bachelor’s degree from University are selected.

 

Admission requirements and selection criteria

Prerequisities for Master’s degree programme are

(1) Bachelor’s (or higher) degree from the University of Applied sciences in biomedical engineering, health technology or corresponding fields. The credit-weighted average grade of the Bachelor studies must be at least 3,5/5.

or

(2) University level Bachelor’s degree in Science or Engineering suitable for biomedical engineering studies (e.g. biophysics or electrical engineering). The suitability of the degree is assessed based on the amount of supplementary studies needed.

In both allotments, applications are evaluated based on the average grade of the Bachelor’s degree certificate (weight 50%) and the amount of supplementary studies needed (weight 50%).

 

Supplementary studies

 

Before the actual Master degree studies the students admitted to the programme need to complete supplementary studies. The extent of supplementary studies depends on previous studies and can be a maximum of 60 ECTS credits. The purpose of supplementary studies is to ensure success in Master degree studies. Supplementary studies may include e.g. Math and biomedicine. Supplementary studies are not included in the Master’s degree.

FLEXIBLE STUDY PATHS

 Biomedical engineering study path: Students who have completed the Bachelor’s degree in science or engineering related to biomedical engineering in the University of Oulu can be selected to the Master’s degree programme in Medical and Wellness Technology. A maximum of three students are selected. The suitability of the degree is assessed based on the amount of supplementary studies needed.

Prerequisities as a part of bachelor’s degree:

040012Y-05 Statistical Methods, written examination, 1.5 ECTS

040012Y-06 Statistical Methods, small group lessons, 1 ECTS

040012Y-07 Statistical Methods, assignments, 1 ECTS

040302Y Basic Human Anatomy and Physiology 6 ECTS

080901A Introduction to Technology in Clinical Medicine 6 ECTS  

764162P Basic biophysics, 3 ECTS

The following course is required as master phase study path courses:

764317A Radiation physics, biology and safety 3 ECTS

Every student who has been selected to the programme completes all 120 credits needed for Master’s degree in Health Sciences, and the above mentioned courses if they are not included in the Bachelor’s or Master’s degree.  Applications are evaluated based on the average grade of the Bachelor’s degree certificate (weight 50%) and the amount of supplementary studies needed (weight 50%).

 

 

STUDIES IN MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMME

Studies include compulsory intermediate and advanced studies, advanced module’s studies and optional studies. The student executes compulsory studies (34 ECTS), studies of chosen advanced module (at least 28 ECTS) and optional studies so that the total extent of the degree is at least 120 credits.  Studies are executed according to individual timetable depending on the optional studies. The language of instruction can be English in some courses. Some of the courses are held only every second year.

 

Compulsory Studies

Intermediate Studies 6 ECTS

764364A Biosystems analysis and simulation 6 ECTS 1/Spring 

Advanced Studies 30 ECTS

080914S Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics Seminar 3 ECTS  2/Spring

521107S Biomedical Instrumentation 6 ECTS    1/Spring

521124S Sensors and Measuring Techniques 5 ECTS  1/Autumn

521273S Biosignal Processing 5 ECTS  1/Autumn

764634S Medical Physics and Imaging 6 ECTS   1/Autumn

764660S Bioelectronics 5 ECTS 2/Spring

 

Studies of Advanced Module

(one advanced module will be chosen from which need to be executed at least 26 ECTS credits)


Biomedical Technology (31 ECTS)

040911S Using animals in research 2,5 ECTS 1/Spring

080915S Tissue Biomechanics 4 ECTS  1/Autumn

465075A Research Techniques for Materials 3,5 ECTS   2/Autumn 

580401A Basic Biomaterials 2 ECTS 1/Autumn

580402S Biomedical Imaging Methods 4 ECTS  2/Spring 

764359A Spectroscopic Methods 5 ECTS  1/Spring

080917S Project in Biomedical Technology 10 ECTS    2/Autumn

 

Medical Imaging (33 ECTS)

521467S Digital Image Processing 5 ECTS   1/Autumn

521466S Machine Vision 5 ECTS 1/Spring        

521478S Digital video processing 5 ECTS  1/Autumn

521497S Pattern Recognition and Neural Networks 5 ECTS    1/Spring

580402S Biomedical Imaging Methods 4 ECTS   2/Spring   

080918S Project in Medical imaging 10 ECTS  2/Autumn

 

Health technology (33,5 ECTS)

040404A Health technology and rehabilitation 5 ECTS 1/Spring

080916S Biomechanics of Human Movement 3 ECTS  1/Spring

521114S Wireless Measurements 4 ECTS   1/Spring

521171A Electronic Measurement Techniques 6,5 ECTS  1/Autumn

555364S Ergonomics 5 ECTS 2/Autumn

080919S Project in Health Technology 10 ECTS    2/Autumn

Master’s Thesis and Maturity Test 35 ECTS

580210S Master’s Thesis 35 ECTS  2/Autumn-Spring

580211S Maturity Test



Optional Studies (about 23 ECTS)

Optional studies will be executed so that the total extent of the degree is at least 120 credits. Optional studies can be chosen from other advanced module or from other intermediate and advanced studies that support the degree. In the case of optional studies, if necessary, the student must agree with the organizing department for the participation for the course. Optional studies may include practical training in the field of biomedical engineering of up to 4 credits (580121A Practical training 2).

 

Recommended optional studies for advanced module Biomedical Technology:

747604S Introduction to biocomputing 3 ECTS

750340A Basics of bioinformatics 3 ECTS

764323A Cell Membrane Biophysics 7 ECTS

764338A Basic Neuroscience 5 ECTS         

764619S Molecular biophysics 4 ECTS   

764620S Hemodynamics 4 ECTS

764629S Identification of linear systems 5 ECTS

764640S Intracellular recordings, 3 ECTS

764641S Patch-clamp techniques, 3 ECTS 

764668S Simulation of biosystems 5 ECTS

 

Recommended optional studies for advanced module Medical Imaging:

031044A Mathematical Methods 3 ECTS

031028S Mathematical Signal Processing 6 ECTS

521280S DSP-laboratory Work 5 ECTS

521413A Digital Techniques I 4 ECTS  

521432A Electronics Design I  5 ECTS

580201A Biomedical Engineering Programming Study 5 ECTS

766661S NMR Imaging 8 ECTS

 

Recommended optional studies for advanced module Health Technology:

031044A Mathematical Methods 3 ECTS  

031028S Mathematical Signal Processing 6 ECTS

461028S Experimental Methods in Engineering Mechanics 6 ECTS

464085A Patenting 3.5 ECTS

521280S DSP-laboratory Work 5 ECTS

521238S Optoelectronic Measurements 4 ECTS

521413A Digital Techniques I 4 ECTS

521432A Electronics Design I  5 ECTS 

555365S Computer-Aided Methods in Ergonomics 3 ECTS

580201A Biomedical Engineering Programming Study 5 ECTS

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

After graduation in the Master's Degree Program, a graduate can, in addition to the know-how obtained in the Bachelor degree,

-          obtain and evaluate critically novel knowledge and special know-how in the field, and use and apply it independently and creatively in the medical technology research and development (R&D) in the field of own specialization studies

-          conduct research work by using scientific research methods

-          produce new knowledge for the needs of industry and society

-          participate in the industrial R&D and expert tasks in the field

-          set personal goals and work independently as well as in a team in order to achieve goals

-          communicate clearly and analytically viva voce and by writing 

-          extend and deepen own know-how independently in the spirit of lifelong learning