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Master’s Degree (UAS)

Degree Programme in Advanced Nursing Practice
Master of Health Care, 90 ECTS

Master of Health Care (Biomedical Laboratory Science), Master of Health Care (Emergency Care), Master of Health Care (Midwifery), Master of Health Care (Optometry), Master of Health Care (Radiography and Radiotherapy), Master of Health Care (Oral Hygiene), Master of Health Care (Public Health Nursing), Master of Health Care (Nursing)

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Jukka Kesänen
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Specific admission requirements

The Master’s Degree Programme in Clinical Expertise is based on a previous bachelor’s degree in nursing, midwifery, public health nursing, emergency care, radiography and radiotherapy, oral hygiene, biomedical laboratory science or other applicable degree of higher education as well as three years of work experience in the field in question.

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning

According to the Degree Regulations of Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences students may apply for identification and accreditation of prior learning as part of their compulsory or optional studies, provided they have prior learning corresponding to the curriculum before the course in question begins.

Qualification requirements and regulations

See the Degree Regulations of Helsinki Metropolia UAS >>

Profile of the programme

The education focuses on the development of versatile and advanced clinical expertise which may be utilised in diverse settings in the health care field.

Key learning outcomes

The objective of the studies is to provide students:
- in-depth view of the specific field in question, its position in the workplace environment and social significance
- the ability to apprehend and follow up research knowledge and development of professional practices in one’s own field
- vast and detailed knowledge of the field to develop the work environment
- the necessary theoretical knowledge to enable working in expert and leadership positions
- the ability to embrace life-long learning and constant development of one’s own professionalism
- communication and language skills required in work life
- readiness for international interaction and professional activities

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples


Access to further studies


Examination regulations, assessment and grading

According to the Degree Regulations of Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences course assessment criteria are specified in the course implementation plan. The teacher in charge of the course will be responsible for the assessment. Students must be informed at the beginning of the course on the assessment principles, which must be based on the course objectives. Assessment takes primarily place for each course and applies to the students who have registered and been accepted on the course. If necessary, different components of a course may be assessed individually. If the course consists of several components, the teacher may point this out in the assessment principles contained in the implementation plan.
The assessment scale is as follows: excellent (5), very good (4), good (3), very satisfactory (2), satisfactory (1), fail (0) and pass (P). Any deviations of this scale will be decided by the President.

Graduation requirements

A student is required to successfully complete the designated program of courses.

Mode of study

Part-time studies

Level of qualification

Master's Degree (Second Cycle)

Workplacement(s) and Work-based Learning

Obligatory or Optional Mobility