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Health Informatics, Assistive Technology and Applied Robotics

Autumn 2012

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Core Requirement Studies
Introduction to Studies
Introduction to Studies 3
Functions and Complex Numbers 3
Vectors and Matrices 3
Differential Calculus 3
Integral Calculus 3  
Mathematics for Digital Techniques 3
Probability 3    
Integral Transforms 3  
Mathematical Statistics 3    
Digital Signal Processing Mathematics 3  
Physics and Natural Sciences
Introduction to Engineering Physics 3
Electricity 3  
Magnetism 3  
Wave Motion and Oscillations 3  
Physics laboratories 3  
Language Studies
Working Life Finnish and Academic Communication Skills 3    
Professional English 3    
English Communication Skills for Health Informatics 3      
Swedish at Work 3    
Finnish as a Second Language: Finnish at Work 3                                                        
Industrial Management
Project Operation 3  
Profitability of Technology Business 3    
Investment Calculations and Decision Making 3    
Leadership 3      
Introductory Project
Introduction to Computing 3
Finnish Communication Skills for Technology 3
Setting Up and Usage of Personal Computer (PC) 3
Professional Studies
Information Technology Fundamentals
Unix/Linux Basics 3
Basics of Information Security 3                                                        
Electronic Systems 3  
Digital Fundamentals (circuits) 3
Computer Architecture 3    
Advanced Unix/Linux 3                                                        
Introduction to Programming 3
Advanced C Programming 3                                                        
Introduction to Database Management 3    
Introduction to Telecommunications 3
Communication Networks 3  
Local Area Networks (CCNA 1) 3  
Routing Networks (CCNA 2) 3                                                        
Microprocessors 3  
Professional Orientation and Skills
Electricity and Electronics
Electronics Components 3  
Sensors and Amplifiers 3    
Applications of Optics in Health Informatics 3      
Health Informatics Concepts
Health Informatics Concepts 3
Trends in Health Informatics 3
Participating and Functioning Human Being 3
Service Infrastructure in Social and Healthcare 6  
Accessible Environments 3    
Physical Human Being and Technology
Principles of Physical Fitness Testing 3
Applied Anatomy, Physiology and Biophysics 1 3
Applied Anatomy, Physiology and Biophysics 2 3  
Applied Anatomy, Physiology and Biophysics 3 3  
Physical Ergonomics 3    
Healthcare Technology
Quality, Safety, Standards and Law in Medical Engineering 3                                                        
Patient Monitoring Technology 3                                                        
Technology of Clinical Laboratories 3                                                        
Technology for Diagnostics and Somatic Therapy 3                                                        
Applied Development Skills
Innovation Studies
Innovation Project 10    
Prosthetics, Orthotics and Applied Robotics
Elective Studies in Applied Development Skills
(Select 20 ECTS)
Sales and Marketing of Industrial Business and Services 3      
International Networks in Health Informatics 3      
Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3      
Cognitive Ergonomics and Usability 3    
Projects and Funding 3      
User-oriented Development Work 3    
Telematics in Healthcare 3    
Gerontechnology 3    
Lighting and Functionality 3    
International Studies
(Select 10 ECTS)
Intercultural Diversity Skills at Work 3                                                        
European Project Semester (EPS) 30                                                        
Japanese 1 3                                                        
Japanese 2 3                                                        
Japanese 3 3                                                        
Project Placement, Japan 15                                                        
Elective Studies
Practical Training
Training Periods
Work Placement 1 15                                                        
Work Placement 2 15                                                        
Bachelor's Thesis
Bachelor's Thesis
Bachelor's Thesis and Maturity Test 15      
ECTS credits per period / semester / academic year 545156412430222927292021915151510.511.514.514.512151316101010.510.5

The curriculum has been planned so that the student completes 60 ECTS credits per academic year and 30 ECTS credits per semester

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

Health Informatics

Degree Programme in Health Informatics

Level of qualification
Bachelor of Engineering

Qualification awarded
Bachelor of Engineering

Specific admission requirements
The general admissions criteria of Metropolia are applied.

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning
According to the Degree Regulations of Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences students may apply for identification and accreditation of prior learning as part of their compulsory or optional studies, provided they have prior learning corresponding to the curriculum before the course in question begins.

Qualification requirements and regulations
See the Degree Regulations of Helsinki Metropolia UAS: >>

Profile of the programme
The programme focuses on user-oriented design of equipment, services and innovation in a multi-disciplinary network. In addition of his/her information technology skills the student uses his/her knowledge of the working environment of social and health care. The student understands the relationships between a human being and the technology. The studies cover also human anatomy and biophysics, biomechanics biophysics.

The student implements development projects.

Key learning outcomes
The development of health and well-being related devices, services and innovations requires curiosity towards the environment and courage and creativity to implement new kinds of solutions using information and communications technology. The implementation relates to the well-being of people of all ages, but with attention to services for the aging population.

The student learns about medical applications, such as remote diagnostics, telemonitoring and various patient information systems. The equipment and prosthetics and orthotics applications are studied in terms of electronics, mechanics and design.

The studies also consist of basic courses in anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, biophysics, treatment methods and prosthetics and orthotics.

Occupational profiles of graduates
A graduate is likely to work in a multi-disciplinary specialist team in a company or in a health care organisation, as a private enterpreneur, or as a specialist in research and development projects. The work prospects of this specialisation look very promising in the nearcoming years.

Engineers specialising in medical technology are capable of working with a variety of applications, designing and developing health care systems, equipment and new services in a multidisciplinary team of experts.

Access to further studies
Master´s studies

Course structure diagram
The course structure diagram is specified in the programme study plan >> Select specialisation option from the menu bar on the left.

Examination regulations, assessment and grading
According to the Degree Regulations of Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences course assessment criteria are specified in the course implementation plan. The teacher in charge of the course will be responsible for the assessment. At the beginning of the course, students must be informed which must be based on the course objectives. Assessment takes primarily place for each course and applies to the students who have registered and been accepted on the course. If necessary, different components of a course may be assessed individually. If the course consists of several components, the teacher may point this out in the assessment principles contained in the implementation plan.

The assessment scale is as follows: excellent (5), very good (4), good (3), very satisfactory (2), satisfactory (1), fail (0) and pass (P). Any deviations of this scale will be decided by the President.

Graduation requirements
A student is required to successfully complete the designated programme of courses.

Mode of study
Full-time studies

Programme director
Head of Degree Programme Kari Björn

Assistive Technology and Applied Robotics

The Degree Program trains students to apply Information Technology for the wellbeing of the whole population.

The specialisation option focuses on asssitive technology and applied robotics.

The Specialisation option is implemented in co-operation with the degree program in Assistive technology.