Your Path to a Career in Medical Computing

Student browsing a medical network

Your Path to a Career in Medical Computing

Laboratory work

Medical computing is one of the most exciting and the fastest growing markets in software and hardware development. All emerging medical innovations rely on cutting-edge technologies: artificial intelligence, computational vision, bioinformatics, data science, virtual reality, 3D printing, ubiquitous sensors, and robotics fuel the medicine. However, both public and private sectors suffer from a shortage of experts in medical computing. In the EMC program, we provide re-training of professionals and expand the pool of the experts in the field.

There will be no new admissions into the EMC program; instead the medical computing themes will be part of Master’s Degree Programme in Information Technology at UEF from academic year 2024-2025 onwards.

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Key information

  • Level of program: Continuous advanced education
  • Program duration: 1 year / 60 ECTS credits
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Mode of studies: Fully online
  • Latest application period was organized: 24.5.2021 – 6.6.2021
  • Class 2021-2022 starts: 1.9.2021
  • Degree: Certificate of attendance and recommendation from internship
  • Tuition fee: No tuition fee
  • Study campus: Virtually at UEF and Savonia UAS
  • The education finished in spring semester 2023

We invite diverse ICT-oriented professionals from all the domains connected to medical computing. Software developers, designers, engineers, programmers, IT admins, testers, technically oriented nurses, doctors, hospital technicians, sales, hospital managers, startup-ers, and graduates from one of three fields (ICT, medicine and healthcare, and business) are welcomed to join the program and expand their portfolio with complementary skills in medical computing.

Why to study with us?

  • Expand your horizons in medical computing
  • Study courses with industrial relevance
  • Advance your professional expertise
  • Work on real industrial challenges
  • Build networks of medical experts

In the EMC program, we look for:

  • Enthusiasts interested in emerging medical fields and technologies
  • Technically oriented lifelong learners and problem solvers 
  • Motivated, self-driven, and organized candidates who can study fully online

EMC in glance

  • The EMC program offers 1-year fully-online advanced education (60 ECTS credits) relevant to healthcare, medical computing, and business.  
  • In the first half, you expand your portfolio with selected courses (30 ECTS credits). 
  • Course offerings are constantly updated to reflect the needs of Finnish medical-computing industry and clinical research. 
  • In the second half, your studies are complemented with hands-on internship experience (30 ECTS credits) in medical-computing industry.
  • Our program actively invites speakers from medical-computing industry and creates webinars with direct industrial relevance (cybersecurity, image analysis, usability engineering, legislation and regulations).

EMC organization

The EMC program is jointly organized by School of Computing, University of Eastern Finland, and Savonia University of Applied Sciences. The program is funded by European Social Fund (ESF) and Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment North Savo.

The logos of the organizers: UEF, Savonia, European Union