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TR20SP Degree Programme of Radiography and Radiation Therapy

This curriculum is a translation of the curriculum of the Finnish degree program.

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Curriculum responsibility: Maritta Pitkänen

Basis of Education

Degree Programme of Radiography and Radiation Therapy is taught mainly in Finnish language.
The translation of curriculum courses is to inform our international partner universities about course competences and core contents.

The degree program in radiography and radiation therapy leads to a Bachelor's degree in Health Care. The degree title is Bachelor of Health Care. The scope of the studies is 210 credits and the duration is 3.5 years. The skills produced by the degree correspond to the level of higher education (EQF level 6) defined jointly in the European Union, which enables the movement of labor and experts.

The radiographer works as an expert in evidence-based clinical radiography in multidisciplinary health care teams. The radiographer's work emphasizes patient / client care, the use of technology and the use of medical radiation. The core competencies of the radiographer's profession are various imaging studies (X-ray, ultrasound and magnetic studies) and related procedures, isotope studies and radiotherapy. In addition, patient and client care and guidance, as well as the safe use of medical radiation, are core competencies in the radiology profession. In addition to national and international legislation, the work of an radiologist is guided by the ethical principles of the radiologist's profession. Radiologists work in the X-ray, isotope, and radiotherapy departments of health centers and hospitals, as well as in private medical clinics and hospitals. In addition to healthcare organizations, they can work in healthcare companies (product development, marketing, training), as a radiation safety officer (STV) in health centers' native X-ray, dental X-ray and animal X-ray activities, in industrial and environmental health care and in nuclear power plants, research and education,

Legalization as a health care professional

The National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health (VALVIRA) legalizes the radiographer as a legalized professional. The precondition for legalization is that 210 ECTS credits have been completed in the radiography education, as well as the contents in accordance with the curriculum. The task of the university of applied sciences is to verify that the graduating health care professional has the competence required by the professional skills requirements.


We reserve the right to make changes to the curriculum due to the need to update the content being studied.