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THE DEGREE PROGRAMMES OF MEDICAL AND WELLNESS TECHNOLOGY 2012 – 2013

 

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. 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.medicine.oulu.fi/opiskelijavalinta.html

 

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 11 ECTS

040007Y Introduction to scientific research 1.5 ECTS
040011Y Medical informatics I and II 1.5 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 78 ECTS

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

040002Y Medical cell and developmental biology 7 ECTS
040005Y Biostatistics 3 ECTS
040105Y Basic Epidemiology 1.5 ECTS
040901Y Basic Anatomy 2 ECTS
040902Y Medical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 8 ECTS
050004Y Chemistry 3 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
764163P Introduction to 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
040011Y Medical informatics I 0.5 ECTS
521141P Elementary Programming 5 ECTS
580101Y Introduction to University Studies 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
040007Y Introduction to scientific research 1.5 ECTS
040011Y Medical informatics II 1 ECTS
040901Y Basic Anatomy 2 ECTS
521142A Embedded Systems Programming 5 ECTS
761104P Wave Motion 3 ECTS
761103P Electricity and Magnetism 4 ECTS
764163P Introduction to biophysics 3 ECTS
902006Y Reading for Academic Purposes 1.5 ECTS

In total 60.5 ECTS

 

2. Academic year

040002Y Medical cell and developmental biology 7 ECTS
080901A Introduction to Technology in Clinical Medicine 6 ECTS
521302A Circuit Theory 1 5 ECTS
521109A Electrical Measurement Principles 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)
040005Y Biostatistics 3 ECTS
040902Y Medical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 8 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 or 61 ECTS + optional studies

 

3. Academic year

031050A Signal analysis 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)
040105Y Basic Epidemiology 1.5 ECTS
521337A Digital Filters 5 ECTS
580209A Bachelor’s Thesis 10 ECTS
580211A Maturity Test 0 ECTS

In total 46 or 49 ECTS + optional studies

 

Optional Studies 12.5 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
031044A Mathematical Methods 3 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 2 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

 

 

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:

040005Y Biostatistics 3 ECTS
040302Y Basic Human Anatomy and Physiology 6 ECTS
080901A Introduction to Technology in Clinical Medicine 6 ECTS
580103A Basic Biomechanics 3 ECTS
764103P Introduction to biophysics 3 ECTS

 

The following courses are required as master phase study path courses:

040112A Physiology 15 ECTS

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 5 ECTS

764364A Analysis of Biosystems 5 ECTS                                                                     1/Spring

Advanced Studies 29 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/Spring
764660S Bioelectronics 4 ECTS                                                                                 2/Spring

 

Studies of Advanced Module

(one advanced module will be chosen from which need to be executed at least 28 ECTS credits)

Biomedical Technology (35,5 ECTS)

040910S Laboratory Animal Course For Scientists 6 ECTS                           1/Spring
080915S Tissue Biomechanics 4 ECTS                                                     1/Autumn
465075A Research Techniques for Materials 3,5 ECTS                                1/Autumn
580401A Basic Biomaterials 2 ECTS                                                         1/Spring
580402S Biomedical Imaging Methods 4 ECTS                                           1/Spring
764359A Spectroscopic Methods 5 ECTS                                                 1/Autumn
080917S Project in Biomedical Technology 10 ECTS                                   2/Autumn

 

Medical Imaging (33 ECTS)

080910A Applied Diagnostic Radiology 4 ECTS                                           1/Autumn
521467S Digital Image Processing 5 ECTS                                                1/Autumn
521466S Machine Vision 5 ECTS                                                             1/Spring
521497S Pattern Recognition and Neural Networks 5 ECTS                          1/Spring
580402S Biomedical Imaging Methods 4 ECTS                                           1/Spring
080918S Project in Medical imaging 10 ECTS                                            2/Autumn

 

Health technology (34 ECTS)

040404A Health technology and rehabilitation 5 ECTS                                 1/Spring
040408S Exercise and Work Physiology 1 ECTS                                          1/Autumn
080916S Biomechanics of Human Movement 3 ECTS                                   1/Spring
521114S Wireless Measurements 4 ECTS                                                  1/Spring
521430A Electronic Measurement Techniques 6 ECTS                                 1/Autumn
55364S Ergonomics 5 ECT                                                                     1/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
764640S Intracellular recordings, 3 ECTS
764641S Patch-clamp techniques, 3 ECTS
764668S Simulation of biosystems 4 ECTS

 

Recommended optional studies for advanced module Medical Imaging:

031044A Mathematical Methods 3 ECTS
031028S Mathematical Signal Processing 6 ECTS
521413A Digital Techniques I 4 ECTS
521432A Electronics Design I  5 ECTS
521485S DSP-laboratory Work 3.5 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
521238S Optoelectronic Measurements 4 ECTS
521413A Digital Techniques I 4 ECTS
521432A Electronics Design I  5 ECTS
521485S DSP-laboratory Work 3.5 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,