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Degree Programme in Emergency Care
Bachelor of Social Services and Health Care, 240 ECTS

Emergency Nurse / Paramedic

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Head of department
Päivi Haarala
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Head of degree programme:
Sami Mikkonen
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Course Structure Diagram

Specific admission requirements

General admission requirements.

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning

A student has an opportunity to make earlier learning visible and get a decision on the recognition of these competences. For further information look at the general instructions of the recognition of prior learning.

Qualification requirements and regulations

Look at the degree regulations of Helsinki Metropolia University of applied sciences >>

Profile of the programme

Look at the general description of the programme:

Key learning outcomes

Key learning outcomes are specified in the programme study plan.

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples

As an expert in emergency care carried out in the prehospital environment, a Paramedic is able to treat patients with acute cases of illness and requiring emergency care. After graduation they can work in prehospital emergency care or emergency, perioperative, and -intensive care departments.

Access to further studies

Access to Master’s Degree studies at university of applied sciences or university. Access to specialisation studies.

Examination regulations, assessment and grading

Course structure diagram is specified in the programme study plan.

Graduation requirements

A student is required to successfully complete the designated program of courses.
The student has gained such oral and written skills in the obligatory language required by the degree programme that are necessary for practicing the profession and for further professional development (Decree 352/2003, 8 §). The student has acquired the oral and written language skills in Swedish required of state officials functioning in a position requiring a higher education in a bilingual office according to the Act (424/2003, 6 §) with a grade of satisfactory /good on the scale of good/satisfactory applied in public administration.
The student has received school education in the Finnish language, completed the maturity test included in the final project in the Finnish language.
The degree fulfills the criteria laid down in the Act (559/1994 and 1200/2007) and the Decree (564/1994) on Health Care Professionals and in the Council Directives 89/594/EEC, 89/595/EEC, in the European Parliament and the Council Directives 2005/36/EC, Article 31 (including the Council Directives 89/48/EEC, 77/452/EEC, 77/453/EEC) and 2001/19/EC.
The degree falls under the Article 11 of the Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and the Council on the recognition of professional qualifications, level d.
100 ECTS credits of practical training are included in the curriculum.

Mode of study

Youth education 240 credits: full-time, mainly contact teaching.
Continuing higher education 240 credits: part-time contact teaching.

Level of qualification

Bachelor's Degree (First Cycle)

Workplacement(s) and Work-based Learning

Clinical practices according to the curriculum in co-operation with different health care institutions and rescue departments.

Obligatory or Optional Mobility

According to the students individual study plan.