Master´s Degree Programme in BioMedical Technology

Learning outcomes

The aim of the education is to equip students with capabilities for expert tasks in the various fields of application of biotechnology (research, teaching, administration, product development, marketing) in both the public and private sectors, at home and abroad. The education implements a multidisciplinary approach. Multiform teaching methods support the achievement of the content objectives of the degrees. Students will also have an opportunity to pursue part of their studies abroad at co-operation universities.

On completion of the Master's degree students will have

- a profound understanding of the field of biomedical technology
- expertise in the scientific methods and their application in their field of specialization
- the capability to apply scientific knowledge in the field of biosciences
- good written and oral communication skills and an ability for multidisciplinary scientific interaction
- the ability to work as an academic expert in one's own field of expertise
- the capability to undertake scientific postgraduate and research training

Content

The two-year MPD in Biomedical Technology is taught entirely in English and comprises 120 ECTS credits. The curriculum consists of general studies, advanced studies and free choice studies. There are three different specialization options: bioinformatics, molecular biology and cell technology. Each specialization option includes a module of methodological studies focusing on the specific methods and applications of the field.

The teaching methods include both theoretical courses and practical laboratory work. The education is provided in close connection with the research taking place in various research groups at the Faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences. For the Master's Thesis every student completes an individual research project of 40 ECTS. Part of the studies may be completed in other universities, for example through the ERASMUS-exchange program.

Preceding studies

Minumum amount of preceding studies

180 ECTS.


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Master´s Degree Programme in BioMedical Technology

General studies 1–12 ECTS
General studies in the MDP in Biomedical Technology varies depending on the student's educational background. Please coose below only one of the three options A, B or C.
General studies for international students 12 ECTS
All the elements to be completed
Compulsory studies 12 ECTS
All the elements to be completed
B) General studies for students with education in Finnish and BSc taken outside BMT, UTA 7 ECTS
Compulsory studies 7 op
Course KKRUBMT Swedish written and Oral Communication 4 ECTS is required if no Swedish studies were taken in the Bachelor´s degree
General studies for students who have taken their BSc at BMT, UTA 1 ECTS
Compulsory studies 1 ECTS
Basics of information literacy is not required, only personal study planning 1 ECTS from BTK0033.
BTK0025 Personal Study Planning, 1 ECTS
Specialization in Bioinformatics
Advanced studies 78–100 ECTS
BIOADVC Compulsory advanced studies 68–80 ECTS
BIO4440 Biological data analysis with R, 5 ECTS (1.spr)
BIO4450 High-throughput data analysis, 5 ECTS (1.spr)
BIO4470 Systems biology methods, 5 ECTS (2.aut)
BIO4380 Bioinformatics project, 3–6 ECTS (2.aut)
BTK4030 Thesis Seminar, 2 ECTS
BTK4031 M.Sc. Thesis, 40 ECTS
BIOADVE Elective advanced studies 10–20 ECTS
10 -20 ECTs to be completed. Any course from BIOADVM Methodology studies can be included here.
BIO2085 Bioinformatics tools, 3 ECTS (1.aut)
BIO2450 Advanced bioinformatics tools, 5 ECTS (1.spr)
BIO4395 Bioinformatics work course, 5 ECTS (2.aut)
BIO4460 Journal club, 2 ECTS (2.aut / 2.spr)
BIO4035 Research work, 5–8 ECTS (2.aut / 2.spr)
BIO4230 Phylogenetics, 4 ECTS
BIO4240 Structural bioinformatics, 3–6 ECTS
Optional studies 8–41 ECTS
The following list provides examples of available courses.
BIO2240 Molecular biology, 5–9 ECTS
BTK1061 Basic concepts of genetics, 3 ECTS (1.spr)
BTK4410 Cancer Biology, 4 ECTS (1.spr)
BTK2223 Basics of immunology, 5 ECTS
BTK4501 Advanced immunology, 3 ECTS
BTK4311 Gene Expression, 10 ECTS
BTK4360 Research Examination, 6 ECTS
BTK1072 International tutoring, 2 ECTS
BTK1077 Sports Tutoring, 2 ECTS
BTK1078 Voluntary work, 1–3 ECTS
Specialization in Molecular Biology
Advanced studies in molecular biology 73–75 ECTS
All the elements to be completed
BTK4300 Genes and Genomes, 10 ECTS
BIO4661 Statistics, 3–5 ECTS
BTK4311 Gene Expression, 10 ECTS
BTK4032 Research Work, 8 ECTS
BTK4030 Thesis Seminar, 2 ECTS
BTK4031 M.Sc. Thesis, 40 ECTS
Optional Studies 33–46 ECTS
The following list provides examples of available courses.
Free-choice studies 0–41 ECTS
The following list provides examples of available courses
BTK4410 Cancer Biology, 4 ECTS
BTK4320 Protein Technology, 7 ECTS
BTK4501 Advanced immunology, 3 ECTS
BTK1077 Sports Tutoring, 2 ECTS
BTK1078 Voluntary work, 1–3 ECTS
BTK4360 Research Examination, 6 ECTS
BTK4090 Advanced Microscopy, 3 ECTS
BTK4700 Model organisms, 3 ECTS
Specialization in Cell Technology
Advanced studies in cell technology 71–73 ECTS
All the elements to be completed
BTK4400 Tissue Biology, 6 ECTS
BTK4660 Cell Technology, 4 ECTS
BTK4665 Embryology, 4 ECTS
BIO4661 Statistics, 3–5 ECTS
BTK4030 Thesis Seminar, 2 ECTS
BTK4031 M.Sc. Thesis, 40 ECTS
Optional Studies 35–48 ECTS
The following list provides examples of available courses.
Optional Studies 0–50 ECTS
The following list provides examples of available courses
BTK4410 Cancer Biology, 4 ECTS
BTK4662 Stem cells, 7 ECTS
BTK4663 In vitro models, 4 ECTS
BTK4501 Advanced immunology, 3 ECTS
BTK4700 Model organisms, 3 ECTS
BTK4480 Biomaterials, 6 ECTS
BTK4440 Biodegradable Polymers, 5 ECTS
BTK1077 Sports Tutoring, 2 ECTS
BTK1078 Voluntary work, 1–3 ECTS
BTK4032 Research Work, 8 ECTS
BTK4090 Advanced Microscopy, 3 ECTS
BTK4360 Research Examination, 6 ECTS
BTK4701 Stem Cells, 3 ECTS
Faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences