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Basis of Education Competence Standards Structure of Studies Development of Expertise Methods and implementation Course Table

TR20SP Degree Programme of Radiography and Radiation Therapy

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

Methods and implementation

Savonia's education is based on the OIS (Open Innovation Space) model. It combines high-quality learning and teaching with research and development activities close to working life. The student is an active participant and works in a variety of spaces, groups, communities, and e-learning environments. Students, teachers, people working in research and development tasks and representatives of working life work together to solve different types of tasks that arise from practice. In this way, study combines theory and practice.

The proximity of Savonia's education to working life is realized through the diverse networking of teachers. Networks also ensure the continuous development of substance expertise. The staff creates learning situations and supports student learning. The study office, library and information services, international services and other support services help with studying. The training follows the principles of accessibility and sustainable development.

The curriculum structure of the radiology degree program is designed as flexible entities. The flexibility of studies is guaranteed by virtual studies, the use of social media as a learning tool and the use of alternative ways of demonstrating competence. The identification and recognition of prior learning is part of this process. In demonstrating previously acquired competence, the student must show that he or she has competence in accordance with the competence objectives of the course. The teacher tutor supports the personalization of studies and the development of competence. The student evaluates the development of his / her professional competence every semester and gives feedback every semester on the realization of studies and writes a blog about his / her progress.

Flexible ways of working in the studies of the degree program include:
- students perform study-related learning tasks in the context of working life
- e-learning and social media tools are used in the study (online study plan, Zoom, Moodle, One Drive, Google docs, Google sites, etc.)
- Competences previously acquired by students are identified through competence mapping
- the skills acquired by the student in working life can be studied
- the student can demonstrate previously acquired skills, for example by means of demonstration tests in working life or at an educational institution
- the student can complete part of his / her studies in projects and international exchange.

Learning in the radiographer degree program is based on the teaching and study strategy of Savonia University of Applied Sciences. The learning vision in line with the strategy emphasizes the development of the student's professional expertise and supporting it with teaching and guidance. The student is a self-directed individual who takes responsibility for his or her own professional growth and development. When a student takes responsibility for his or her own study, the teacher's activity is to support and monitor the learner's learning, competence development and learning process through guidance. Learning is the process by which a learner changes his or her previous systems of thought and concept in interaction with others. The emphasis in the education is on the student's independent study, which is supported by contact teaching and study.

Internationalization is part of studying. Students can study internationality and cultural competencies abroad in various exchange programs and in their own educational institution together with international students. According to the personal study plan, the student has the opportunity for 60 ECTS international studies when he / she completes an internship that promotes the professional skills of an radiologist 30 ECTS, international nurses Bachelor`s Degree Program in Nursing joint studies in social and health 20 ECTS and 10 ECTS English studies the program. During the studies, the student must complete at least 5 cr of foreign language teaching (other than language studies). The student can practice cultural skills while tutoring international exchange students and working in, for example, immigrant communities.

At the University of Applied Sciences, the starting point for teaching is current and future working life skills. In addition to teachers, students and working life experts participate in the curriculum work and its development. Central to achieving working life skills is education that promotes professional skills in working life, skills workshops related to different methods in working life in authentic environments, expert lecturers, theses and various development tasks commissioned by working life and know-how of patient data base systems (RIS, PACS, MIS).

The assessment follows the degree rules of Savonia University of Applied Sciences. Assessment guides and reviews the achievement of the student's study goals. The assessment criteria are based on the objectives of the course and the student receives information about the assessment criteria at the beginning of the course. The student also has the right to receive information on the application of the assessment criteria to his / her study performance.


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