|Research Methods and Skills||5|
|Medical Devices and Environments of Use||5|
|Regulations and Standards||5|
|Safety related Usability||5|
|Medical Device Life Cycle||5|
(Select 5 ECTS)
|ECTS credits per period / semester / academic year||30||30||15||15||30||7.6||7.6||7.6||7.6||15||15|
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.
Medical Technology learning path focuses on medical devices, medical device context of use, and regulation that controls the devices itself but also business related medical devices. Medical devices are defined in EU regulation 2017/745. Medical devices are intended, for example, for diagnosis, prevention, monitoring, prediction, prognosis, treatment of disease. Device can be e.g. medical imaging device, patient monitor, software, system or Artificial Intelligence. EU regulation sets strict requirements for medical devices used in European markets. Medical devices are used in different clinical environments, by various users and under defined care guidelines and processes. Devices must suit for their intended purpose and achieve the performance intended by manufacturer, and the use of devices must be safe.
The Medical Technology learning path extent is 60 ECTS and it is divided into courses (30 ECTS) and Master’s thesis (30 ECTS). The learning path includes following courses. Medical Devices and Environments of Use course focuses on medical devices including software, clinical environments where medical devices are used, and requirements that the context of use gives to medical devices. Regulations and Standards course gives the latest information related to medical device regulation and essential standards used to fulfill the requirements originated from the regulation. Safety related Usability course offers tools for improving usability and taking safety of use into account when developing medical devices. Medical Device Life Cycle course will provide the understanding of medical device life cycle that is highly dependent on strict requirements for safety, performance and intended purpose of use. Research Methods and Skills course provide the required knowledge to prepare and facilitate a high quality Master’s thesis. Student chooses Elective course from Metropolia UAS Master’s Degree Programs or elsewhere, elective course can also be Master level online course.
Essential competence achieved in Medical Technology learning path is:
1) Understanding the requirements set by legislation for manufacturer and other parties involved, and medical device context of clinical use,
2) Managing methods and tools used for responding to the requirements of the legislation, defining requirements and developing safe and usable medical devices, and
3) Applying learned knowledge and skills in medical devices life cycle, in practice.
The Medical Technology learning path is implemented in the following way. The first study year (autumn 2021 - spring 2022) focuses on the above-mentioned courses, and planning and conducting Master’s thesis. There will be face-to-face teaching and workshops on two consecutive days once a month, and online teaching and individual guidance related to the assignments on two consecutive days once a month. Second study year (autumn 2022) focuses on finalizing Master’s thesis and there will be online workshops once a month.
The program is targeted for professionals in working life wishing to become a Master in Information Technology. Studies are designed and implemented in such a way that students in full-time employment can participate. Prerequisite for participation is a bachelor level degree in engineering and at least two years of working life experience is required. There is no entrance exam. The student selection is based on two preliminary assignments, see details in application pages.
The degree consists of Professional Studies (30 ECTS credits) and Master’s thesis project (30 ECTS credits). Studies consist of lectures, laboratory work, workshops, assignments, and projects as well as independent studying. The Professional Studies (6 courses) are planned to be completed in the first year and the second year (autumn 2022) is reserved for the Master's thesis. The thesis is usually completed in cooperation with your employer.
The professional studies are offered at the Karamalmi campus with following timetable: autumn 2021 weeks 35-50 and spring 2022 weeks 3-19.
The program is divided into two fields of specialization which is also asked in the application process: Networking and Services, and Medical Technology.
Networking and Services
The Research Methods and Skills course provides you the required knowledge to prepare and facilitate a high quality Master’s thesis. The lectures on Trends in ICT -course are given by professionals from highly esteemed companies in the field of ICT and will provide you with a good understanding of the current status of the business and the challenges the industry is facing. The advanced professional courses gives a broad and up-to-date knowledge on this fast developing field of networked applications. More detailed description can be found under Learning Path.
Medical technology is steadily growing field of technology in Finland. Medical Technology Professional studies focus on medical devices including software. Studies are tailored for professionals working in business, industry and public sector, who want to deepen their knowledge, skills and competences in medical technology to capture new career opportunities for the future. Studies enable novel career prospects for professionals, with previous degree for example from ICT, automation, electronics or electrical engineering. More detailed description can be found under Learning Path.
- Broad view to the latest developments in information and medical technology
- Up-to-date knowledge on selected topics
- Ability to conduct a professional research study
- Ability to evaluate and develop your own knowledge and capabilities
- Valuable network of international experts to boost your career