University of Oulu, 2016


Studies at the Research Unit of Nursing Science and Health Management prepare graduates for a wide range of career opportunities in clinical expertise, research, administration, education and planning as well as in other expert positions on the national and international level. The learning outcomes of the degree programmes include the discovery of new knowledge and the ability to acquire a capacity for independent work and for critical science-based decision-making.

The Bachelor of Health Sciences degree programme (first-cycle university degree, 180 ECTS) consists of multidisciplinary studies with one consistent curriculum for the three different degree programmes (Nursing Sciences, Health Management Sciences, Teacher Education in Health Sciences). The studies are identical for all undergraduate Health Science students irrespective of their chosen specialization. The Master of Health Sciences degree programme (second-cycle university degree, 120 ECTS) is completed according to the chosen specialization. After completion of the MasterĀ“s degree programme, students are eligible to apply for further academic education and complete a doctoral programme ( ).

The degree programmes consist of a wide range of scientific, theoretical and methodological studies in Health Sciences, which are grounded in the expertise of professional working communities. The learning objectives have special focus on generic professional skills, and on learning the fundamentals of Health Sciences from various perspectives. Collaborative learning is at the core of the studies, meaning that students will be required to work within expert communities with fellow students, teachers, researchers and other professional representatives. Learning is supported through the use of different teaching and evaluation methods that promote active participation and collaboration.

Last updated: 17.10.2017