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Master's Degree Programme in Advanced Clinical Practice

Autumn 2014

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Research, development, innovation and Master's Thesis
Master's thesis and maturity test 30
Research, innovation and development 5
Research and development methods 5
Evaluation and reporting of research and development projects 5
Clinical expertise in social and health care
Development as leader and expert in health care and social sector 5
Financial and cost management in the health and social services sector 5
Clinical expertise in social and health care 5
Management and coordination of processes and service chains in the health and social services sector 5
Advanced Studies in Management and Expertise
(Select 20 ECTS)
Financial management of units 5
Performance management 5  
Distribution and developing of expertise in organisations 5  
Safety management 5  
Practical human resourse management 5
Implementing of evidence based practice 5
Preparedness in emergency medical services 5  
Human resources management 5
Foresight approach in management 5
Topical literature in health care and social services 5
Topical literature in leadership and management 5
Research, Development and Innovation Project 10
Evidence-based clinical practice: Emergency care 6
Evidence-based clinical practice: Critical care 6
Advanced evidence-based practice 6  
Emergency simulation practicum 6  
Project Management 5  
Topical Literature in Strategic Management 5
Topical issues in sexual health promotion 5  
Topical issues in health promotion 5  
Topical literature in emergency care 5
Elective Studies
Elective studies 5
ECTS credits per period / semester / academic year 1107444.465.77419.

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.


The Metropolia University of Applied Sciences’ health care and nursing student’s know-how is described according to the NQF, National Qualifications Framework. In addition, the Rectors' Conference of Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences’ national competence recommendations are taken into consideration.
The master programs include Development and Leadership in Health Care and Social Services, Emergency and Critical Care Nursing, Advanced Clinical Practice, Health Business Management and Erasmus Mundus Emergency and Critical Care programs.
The aims of the studies leading to the master’s degree are are to increase the students’ capability to apply the theory into practice, deepen her/his analytical and project leadership skills and skills in participating in research and developmental work. Social skills are also taken into consideration. The purpose of the final project is to develop and to show the ability to apply research knowledge into practice and to use chosen methods in the analysis of working life’s problems.
The aims of studies in the Health Care sector to provide the students with wide and profound knowledge in social and health care and theoretical knowledge needed in expert and leadership positions.
The graduate is able to solve challenges in social and health care operative level by developing course of actions and combining information from different fields. The graduate is able to work independently in expert positions or as an entrepreneur. In addition, she/he is able to assess the operation of individual people or groups and is able to gather her/his field’s information and practices and/or to take responsibility for other people’s professional development.
She/he is able to communicate well both orally and in a written form both with an audience that is familiar with the field and with an audience that is not. She/he is capable of demanding international communication and interaction with the second national language and at least with one foreign language.
Aim of the Advanced clinical practice programme is to provide preparedness for work in varying tasks of an expert in social and health care organizations. In addition the aim is to deepen and to develop his or her expertise in substance field and to create tools to develop nursing based on evidence based practice.