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Master`s Degree in Clinical Expertise in Digital Health Care and Social Services

Autumn 2018

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Research and Development
The Fundamentals and Methods of the Research Process 5
Project Management and Developmental Research 5
Master’s Thesis and Maturity Test 30
Change Agent for the Services of the Future
Digitalization and Enterprise Resource Planning in Health Care and Social Services 5
Development of Customer-Oriented Services 5
Development of Quality and Safety Management Processes 5
Evidence-based Practices and Management 5
Digitalization in Social and Health Care Services
(Select 25 ECTS)
Corporate Culture Reform and the Expert 5
Health Technology Project 5  
Digital Pedagogy in Expert Work 5  
Customer Guidance and Participation in Digital Services 5  
Health Technology in Social and Health Care 5
Advanced Studies in Biomedical Laboratory Science
(Select 20 ECTS)
Continuous Quality Improvement in the Clinical Laboratory 5
Expertise in Clinical Laboratory Work 10
New Methods in the Clinical Laboratory 5
Advanced Studies in Radiography
(Select 20 ECTS)
Developing Radiographic Imaging, Treatments and Procedures in Clinical Radiography 10
Developing Patient Care and Safety 5  
Developing Quality Management and Safety Culture 5
Elective Studies
(Select 5 ECTS)
ECTS credits per period / semester / academic year 82.542.532.5502517.51517.5252512.512.5107.5

Studies of syllabus is planned so 60 credits are studied in academic year. Planned syllabus may change during studies.

Due to the timing of optional and elective courses, credit accumulation per semester / academic year may vary.


Metropolia is a continuously renewable multidisciplinary learning community that educates sought-after employees with high-quality, versatile, and international professional skills developed under the principle of lifelong learning. The students’ knowledge and skills are built cooperatively in a fruitful interaction with professional life. Digital, local and international learning environments are used diversely. The unique and valuable qualities of each student are cherished. During the studies, innovations are produced to the needs of workplaces, clients, and society at large. Metropolia’s open way of working changes the surrounding society into a better place for us all. Metropolia predicts future competence needs and encourages students to actively enhance their skills.

The general aims of the studies leading to a Master’s Degree are to increase the student's capability of applying theory into practice and to deepen his/her analytical and project leadership skills, his/her ability to participate in research and development work, and social skills. The purpose of the final project is to develop the ability to apply research knowledge into practice, to utilize the applicable methods in the development of working life, and to acquire skills required in demanding expert positions. The Master’s Degree improves the student’s ability to develop him/herself in current and future expert and leadership positions and promotes the student’s career development. The graduates are developers and reformers of working life, possessing the needed research and development knowledge.

The studies follow the Learner’s Path model of Metropolia where the main focus is on working life orientated learning, project-based learning and development of RDI, internationality, lifelong learning, and the multidisciplinary approach. The students represent working life and they have at least three years of working experience prior to studies. The students utilize their gained experience and working life connections during the studies and establish networks of experts with other students, various professionals within and outside the school, and alumni. During the studies, the students develop their self-assessment and self-management skills as well as international interaction and communication skills. Internationality is achieved through foreign guest lecturers and multidisciplinary international studies. The aim of the Master's Degree Programme is to provide the students with the extensive and profound knowledge of social and health care that is necessary for the development of working life and to equip them with the theoretical knowledge required for demanding expert and management positions or entrepreneurship. The studies also focus on good communicative and language skills that are necessary in professional life. The goal of the Programme is to train clinical experts for different social and health care expert positions. The students are able to enhance and advance their expertise in their own field and reform and develop social and health care processes. The Master’s Degree in Clinical Expertise in Digital Health Care and Social Services qualifies the students to develop digital health care and social services, customer guidance and participation in new types of services, and the prospects offered by health technology in expert work. The graduates can work in expert positions in the creation, implementation and evaluation of new kinds of health care and social services.


The skills and knowledge of students graduated from Metropolia University of Applied Sciences are described according to the NQF, National Qualifications Framework, and the recommendations of the Rectors' Conference of Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences.

General competences: competence descriptions

Competences of learning
The student is able to:
• evaluate and develop his/her expertise in a versatile and goal-oriented manner;
• acquire, process, produce and critically evaluate information from the perspectives of different fields;
• take responsibility for the goal-oriented learning of the organization.

Ethical competences
The student is able to:
• take responsibility for the organization’s actions and their consequences;
• follow professional ethics as an expert and a developer of professional life;
• allow for the views of both the individual and the organization in his/her decisions;
• promote equality in the organization;
• promote the principles of sustainable development and social responsibility;
• base his/her leadership of socially important operations on ethical values.

Competences of organizational leadership
The student is able to:
• improve operating procedures and work well-being;
• develop multidisciplinary communication and interaction;
• apply information and communications technology (ICT) to his/her work;
• create networks and partnerships;
• lead and reform operations in complex and unexpected situations;
• work in demanding expert and managerial positions or as an entrepreneur.

Innovation competences
The student is able to:
• create new knowledge and reform operating procedures by combining knowledge from different fields;
• lead projects;
• lead research, development and innovation projects and apply research and development methods;
• promote customer-oriented, sustainable and cost-effective practices.

International competences
The student is able to:
• communicate internationally in his/her work and in development projects;
• function in international environments;
• anticipate the effects and opportunities of internationalization in his/her field.

Degree-specific competences

Competence descriptions

Social and health care competences
The student is able to:
• utilize extensive and highly specialized social and health care skills and knowledge;
• apply the concepts and methodology of social and health care to his/her independent reflection and/or development of the professional field;
• function in the diverse and changing environments of social and health care.

Expert and managerial competences
The student is able to:
• follow high ethical standards in expert and managerial work;
• develop evidence-based practices in expert positions;
• work in expert and managerial positons in diverse organizations;
• evaluate the results and success of expert work.

Service competences
The student is able to:
• create social and health care services in cooperation with clients and other interest groups;
• apply and combine know-how from different fields in service production;
• lead, develop and evaluate the changing processes and service chains of social and health care and create new, innovative services and methods;
• meet the demanding challenges of service business.