Study guide's LTK - Medical and Wellness Technology, 2010-11 information (E)



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UNIVERSITY OF OULU

FACULTY OF MEDICINE

DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY

DEGREE PROGRAMME IN MEDICAL AND WELLNESS TECHNOLOGY

 

INFORMATION ON THE DEPARTMENT, DEGREE PROGRAMMES AND COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 2010 - 2011

1. DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY

 

1.1 ECTS Departmental Coordinator

Mrs Riikka Ahola, e-mail riikka.ahola@oulu.fi, tel. +358 (0)8 537 6008.

 

1.2 General description of the Department of Medical Technology

The department is responsible for the Degree Program in Medical and Wellness Technology. The website of the department can be found at http://www.medicine.oulu.fi/ltek. The department is a part of Oulu School of Biomedical Engineering (http://www.bme.oulu.fi) and therefore arranges courses also for biomedical engineering students from other faculties and degree programs.

 

Head of the Department

PhD, Professor in Medical Technology, Timo Jämsä

e-mail timo.jamsa@oulu.fi, tel. +358 (0)8 537 6001. Education Program in Medical and Wellness Technology, post graduate education and supplementary education.

 

Staff

Secretary, Irja Käsmä

Assistant, Maarit Kangas

Assistant, study advisor, Päivi Tahvanainen

Assistant, Pasi Pulkkinen

Researcher, Riikka Ahola

Researcher, Mikko Finnilä

Researcher, Janne Koivumäki

Researcher, Mikko Määttä

Researcher, Jérôme Thevenot

 

Research areas:

Bone biomechanics and hard tissue imaging
Quantification and qualification of physical activity

Smart environment and activity measurements for the elderly
Orthopaedic shape memory implants

Characterization of biomaterials


2. INFORMATION ON DEGREE PROGRAMMES:

 

2.1 General description:

The Degree Program in Medical & Wellness Technology leads to Bachelor's Degree in Health Sciences, which is a lower academic degree (180 ECTS credits). Bachelor's degree can be completed in three years. Thereafter student proceeds to Master's degree in Health Sciences, which is a higher academic degree. The Master's degree includes 120 credits and can be completed in two years. It is also possible to extend studies to licentiate and doctoral degrees.

 

The study plan for Bachelor's Degree includes mandatory and elective courses. The study plan for Master's Degree includes mandatory and specialization courses, which include compulsory and elective courses according to the specialization.

Master's degree has two specialization options:

- Medical Engineering

- Biomedical Technology

 

2.2 Qualification awarded:

Bachelor in Health Science (Terveystieteiden kandidaatti)

Master in Health Science (Terveystieteiden maisteri)

Doctor of Philosophy (Filosofian tohtori)

 

2.3 Admission requirements:

General admission requirement is completed Finnish Matriculation Examination ( ylioppilastutkinto) 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.

 

Application deadline for international degree student applicants is January 31st. The application period for other applicants is February-May. More information can be found in http://www.oulu.fi/intl/degreestudents.htm.

 

All applicants are invited to 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.

 

2.4 Educational and professional goals:

The program offers multidisciplinary education. The studies consist of mathematics, natural sciences, medicine and biomedical and medical engineering studies. The aim of the program is to offer the basic knowledge demanded by the field by both theoretical and practical exercises. Students learn to use or develop adequate technical tools to different applications of health and wellbeing. The graduated can operate as an expert in different fields including education, research and with tasks involved with industry and health care.

 

2.5 Access to further studies:

To get an admission for postgraduate studies at the Department of Medical Technology, an applicant needs to have good knowledge in the field of the postgraduate studies, and a Master's level degree with good grades. Further, the applicant should have good skills in English language.

 

The Faculty of Medicine offers a postgraduate degree (Doctor of Philosophy). Postgraduate studies comprise of studies in major subject, minor subject and general scientific studies. Dissertation is a part of major subject studies. The Faculty of Medicine confirms a study plan for each postgraduate student.

 

2.6 Course structure diagram with credits:

 

Bachelor of Health Science Degree (Terveystieteiden kandidaatti)

 

 

Year 1, ECTS cr

Year 2, ECTS cr

Year 3, ECTS cr

General Studies

7.5

7

-

Basic Studies in Medical Technology

47.5

15

10

Intermediate Studies in Medical Technology

5

33

30

Elective Studies

-

5

10

Bachelor's Thesis

-

-

10

 


60 ECTS cr

60 ECTS cr

60 ECTS cr

The letters at the end of each course code refer to the level of the study; Y and P are for General studies, A is for Subject studies and S is for Advanced studies.

 

Year 1, courses:

580101Y Introduction to University Studies, 1.5 ECTS

902006Y English (Scientific Communication), 1.5 ECTS

040011Y Medical Informatics I, 0.5 ECTS

580102Y Introduction to Medical & Wellness Technology, 2 ECTS

761101P Basic Mechanics, 4 ECTS

031010P Calculus I, 5 ECTS

031019P Matrix Algebra, 3.5 ECTS

811122P Introduction to Programming, 5 ECTS

811175P Programming Study I, 2 ECTS

764163P Introduction to Biophysics, 3 ECTS

761104P Wave Motion, 3 ECTS

761103P Electricity and Magnetism, 4 ECTS

761121P Physical Measurements, 3 ECTS

031011P Calculus II, 6 ECTS

031017P Differential Equations, 4 ECTS

521302A Circuit Theory I, 5 ECTS

040901Y Basic Anatomy, 2 ECTS

Elective studies

 

Year 2, courses:

040002Y Cell and Developmental Biology, 5 ECTS

040004Y Chemistry, 6 ECTS

040005Y Biostatistics, 3 ECTS

040007Y Introduction to Scientific Research, 1.5 ECTS

040011Y Medical Informatics II, 1 ECTS

040105Y Basic Epidemiology, 1.5 ECTS

040902Y Biochemistry I, 2.5 ECTS

040904A Basic Pharmacology, 1.5 ECTS

080901A Introduction to Technology in Clinical Medicine, 6 ECTS

521109A Electronics Measurement Principles 5 ECTS

521431A Principles of Electronics Design, 5 ECTS

580103A Basic Biomechanics, 2 ECTS

764317A Radiation Physics, Biology and Safety, 3 ECTS

764624A Laboratory Exercises in Biophysics I, 4 ECTS

811338A Internet and the Information Networks, 5 ECTS

902007Y English (Reading for Academic Purposes), 1.5 ECTS

901020Y Swedish, 3 ECTS

Elective studies

 

Year 3, courses:

031021P Statistical Analysis, 5 ECTS

031049A Signals and Systems, 5 ECTS

040102A Physiology, 15 ECTS

040201Y Basics in eHealth, 5 ECTS

764627A Virtual Measurement Principles, 5 ECTS

580201A Biomedical Engineering Programming Study, 5 ECTS

580209A Bachelor's Thesis, 10 ECTS

580211S Maturity test, 0 ECTS

Elective studies

 

Suggested elective studies in bachelor's degree:

031018P Complex Analysis 4 ECTS

031022P Numerical Analysis, 5 ECTS

031024A Random Signals, 5 ECTS

031044A Mathematical Methods, 3 ECTS

040903Y Biochemistry II, 4 ECTS

465075A Research Techniques for Materials, 3.5 ECTS

521337A Digital Filters, 5 ECTS

521430A Electronic Measurement Techniques, 6 ECTS

521432A Electronics Design I, 5 ECTS

740318A Molecular Biology, 4 ECTS

750340A Basics of Bioinformatics, 3 ECTS

764115P Basics in Cell Biophysics, 2 ECTS

040408S Applied Physiology, 1.5 ECTS

 

 

 

Master of Health Science Degree (Terveystieteiden maisteri)

 

 

Year 1, ECTS cr

Year 2, ECTS cr

Intermediate Studies in Medical Technology

9

-

Advanced Studies in Medical Technology

23

7

Specialization studies (A or B)

(minimum 20 ECTS)

10

10

Elective Studies

18

8

Master's Thesis

-

35

 


60 ECTS cr

60 ECTS cr

 

Specialization studies A or B, minimum 20 ECTS

Choice A: Medical Engineering

Choice B: Biomedical Technology

 

Year 1, courses:

040108A General Pathology, 3 ECTS

080913A Technology in Clinical Chemistry, 3 ECTS

521124S Sensors and Measuring Techniques, 5 ECTS

521126S Biomedical Measurements, 5 ECTS

521467S Digital Image Processing, 5 ECTS

764364A Analysis of Biosystems, 4 ECTS

764633S Medical Physics, 4 ECTS

764660S Bioelectronics, 4 ECTS

 

Choice A: Medical Engineering:

040408S Applied Physiology, 1.5 ECTS

080910A Applied Diagnostic Radiology, 4 ECTS

521053S Medical Device Product Liability, 2 ECTS

555364S Ergonomics for Design, 5 ECTS

764369A Medical Equipment Techniques, 3 ECTS

 

Choice B: Biomedical Technology:

040903Y Biochemistry II, 4 ECTS

580401A Basic Biomaterials, 2 ECTS

580402A Biomedical Imaging Methods, 2 ECTS

764115P Basics in Cell Biophysics, 2 ECTS

764323A Biophysics of Membranes, 6 ECTS

Elective studies

 

Year 2, courses:

521273S Biosignal Processing, 4 ECTS

080914S Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics Seminar, 3 ECTS

580211S Maturity Test, 0 ECTS

 

Specialization studies:

Choice A: Medical Engineering:

080912S Applied Biomechanics, 4 ECTS

521114S Wireless Measurements, 4 ECTS

521116S Information Systems in Health Care, 4 ECTS

Choice B: Biomedical Technology:

040910S Experimental Animal Course, 6 ECTS

764359A Spectroscopic Methods, 5 ECTS

764680S Processes of the Nervous System, 5 ECTS

 

Elective courses

 

Suggested elective studies for all:

031022P Numerical Analysis, 5 ECTS

031044A Mathematical Methods, 3 ECTS

040627A Technology and Rehabilitation, 4 ECTS

521116S Information Systems in Health Care, 4 ECTS

521238S Optoelectronical Measurements, 4 ECTS

521430A Electronic Measurement Techniques, 6 ECTS

521497S Pattern Recognition and Neural Networks, 5 ECTS

580202S Biomedical Engineering Project Study, 5-10 ECTS

764325A Biophysical Laboratory Exercises, 5 ECTS

764620S Hemodynamics, 4 ECTS

764668S Simulation of Biosystems, 4 ECTS

 

Suggested elective studies in choice A (Medical Engineering):

031024A Random Signals, 5 ECTS

031028S Mathematical Signal Processing, 6 ECTS

521337A Digital Filters, 5 ECTS

521361A Basics of Digital Communications 3 ECTS

521432A Electronics Design I, 5 ECTS

815624S Virtual Reality, 4 ECTS

 

Suggested elective studies in choice B (Biomedical Technology):

080912S Applied Biomechanics, 4 ECTS

090503A Dental Materials, 1 ECTS

461028S Experimental Methods in Engineering Mechanics, 6 ECTS

465075A Research Techniques for Materials, 3.5 ECTS

740318A Molecular Biology, 4 ECTS

744604S Introduction to Biocomputing 3 ECTS

750340A Basics of Bioinformatics, 3 ECTS

764619S Molecular Biophysics 4 ECTS

764631S Dynamics of Bioprocesses, 3 ECTS

 

2.7 Final examination:

580209A Bachelor's Thesis, 10 ECTS

580210S Master's Thesis, 35 ECTS

 

2.8 Examination and Assessment Regulations:

Assessment is based on examinations, exercises, papers, field work, reports or any other method determined by the instructor of the particular course. Most of the courses are completed with written examinations. All the exams can be retaken. Additional information is given from the organizing department.

 

Grading scale is 1-5 or fail as follows: sufficient (1), satisfactory (2), good (3), very good (4), and excellent (5). Some courses are graded as pass or fail. Bachelor's Thesis is graded as pass. Master's Thesis is graded as Latin grades: approbatur, lubenter approbatur, non sine laude approbatur, cum laude approbatur, magna cum laude approbatur, eximia cum laude approbatur, laudatur.

 

After all the study modules for the degree (Bachelor of Health Science or Master of Health Science) are done and thesis has been accepted, the student can apply for the Degree Certificate.