Research, development and innovation
|The Bases and Processes of Research, Innovation and Development||5|
|Research, Development and Innovation Methods and Reporting||5|
|Master’s Thesis and Maturity Test||30|
Compulsory Advanced Studies in Development and Leadership
|Leadership and Management in Social and Health care||5|
|Financial and Cost Management in the Health and Social Services Sector||5|
|Human Resource Management||5|
|Evidence-Based Practice in Social- and Health Care||5|
Elective Advanced Studies in Development and Leadership
(Select 20 ECTS)
Financial Management and Entrepreneurship in Social and Health Care
|Financial Management of Units||5|
|Entrepreneurship in Social and Health Care||5|
Workplace Development and Management in Social and Health Care
|Diversity Management in Social and Health Care||5|
|Human Resources and Performance Management||5|
Developing and Managing of Practices in Social and Health Care
|Foresight Knowledge Management||5|
|Developing Processes and Service Chains in Social and Health Care||5|
Advanced Studies in Administrative and Operative Management in Emergency Care Nursing
|Current themes in Emergency Care||5|
|Operative Management in Emergency Care Nursing||5|
|Services and Preparedness in Emergency Medical Services||5|
(Select 10 ECTS)
|Distribution and Developing of Expertise in Organisations||5|
|Developing Evidence-Based Practices in Client-/Patient-Centered Care||5|
|Current Themes in Nursing for Clinical Experts||5|
|Advanced Evidence-Based Practices in Nursing||5|
|Current Themes in Health Promotion||5|
|Current themes in Sexual Health Promotion||5|
|ECTS credits per period / semester / academic year||95||45||32.5||62.5||45||16.3||16.3||31.3||31.3||22.5||22.5|
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.
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 national competence recommendations of the Rectors' Conference of Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences’ are taken into consideration.
The Master programs of the Health Care and Nursing Unit include Leadership in Health Care and Social Services and Advanced Clinical Practice and programs carried out in English: Health Business Management Master Program and Erasmus Mundus Emergency and Critical Care programs.
The aims of the studies leading to the Master’s Degree are to increase the students’ capability
to apply theory into practice, deepen her/his analytical and project leadership skills; skills in
participating in research and developmental 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 the 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 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 studies, the students develop their self-assessment and self-management skills as well as interaction and communication skills. The development of transcultural knowledge and competence is also an essential part of the studies. Internationality is achieved through guest lecturers, international weeks and multidisciplinary transcultural studies.
The aim of the Master programs of the Health Care and Nursing Unit is to provide students with the competence in social and health care required for developing working life and the necessary theoretical knowledge for working in various expert and leadership positions. Communication and language skills needed in working life are also emphasized.
In the Master’s Degree Programme in Leadership in Health Care and Social Services the aim is to provide the students with competences for leadership in social and health care and first-line management. The programme includes studies in human resource management, cost-efficient management, evidence-based management, diversity management, performance and change management, foresight knowledge and developing working life as well as practical methods and tools for management.
In the Programme with emphasis on Operative Management in Emergency Care Nursing the aim is to provide the students with competences for managing and developing services in emergency care and for utilising risk analyses in planning services and preparedness. In addition, the student will gain competences for working in various expert and leadership positions in emergency services, operative management and for management in situations including cooperation with various authorities.