Health Informatics, intermediate studies as elective studies, 25 cr

Type of the study module

Intermediate Studies


Hannu Nieminen, Ilkka Korhonen, Alpo Värri

Learning Outcomes

- The student can list the essential requirements and practices relating to the acquisition and deployment of health information systems.
- The student has the ability to design and implement health software using user centric design methods.
- The student is aware of the essential regulatory requirements for safety, security and privacy of health information systems.
- The student is aware of the most important health informatics standards and is able to apply the most frequently used standards in Finland.
- The student obtains a general idea of the orgnaisation and the processes of health care, the variety of health information subsystems and how all the parts form the whole health information system.


The course TLO-11006 Basics of Information and Knowledge Management TITA-1110 Tietojohtamisen perusteet 1 or TLO-11000 Tietojohtamisen perusteet is recommended. ( Advisable )
Suitable B.Sc. level background study modules are software development and information management. ( Advisable )
It is required that the student has obtained good programming skills from his other studies. ( Advisable )
It is recommended that the student has received a B.Sc. degree with a major or minor in software engineering or information management. ( Advisable )


Compulsory courses

Course Credit points Class
BMT-57106 Health Care Processes and Information Systems 5 cr V  
BMT-57407 Standards, Interoperability and Regulations in Health Informatics 3 cr V  
BMT-57606 Health Information Systems Laboratory 5 cr V  
Total 13 cr  

Optional Compulsory Courses

Must be selected at least 5 credits of courses

Course Credit points Alternativity Class
TIE-04101 Käyttäjäkokemuksen perusteet 5 cr 1   IV  
TIE-04107 Basic Course on User Experience 5 cr 1   IV  
TIE-41206 Human-Centered Product Development 5 cr 1   IV  

1. Select 5 credits. At least one of these courses must be passed. TIE-04101 or TIE-04107 is recommended if the student has not passed it yet because it is a prerequisite to the other one.

Complementary Courses

The student is allowed to study more than the required minimum of 25 credits of courses. The student can, for example, choose a focus area like information security, usability, knowledge management or medical signal and image processing and select a set of courses from the chosen area. It is also possible to include the following courses (or their Finnish versions) to this module from the University of Tampere: HEAPH02 Health Promotion, 5 cr, HEAPH03 Health Care Systems and Management, 5 cr and TERKANA4 The Application of Economics to Health Care, 5 cr. From Tampere University of Applied Sciences it is possible to include courses 7Y00CJ66-3001 Terveysteknologiat ja palveluprosessien hallinta 5 cr and 7Y00CJ72 Terveys- ja sosiaalian johtamisjärjestelmät, 5 cr.

Should be completed to the minimum study module extent of 25 ETCS

Course Credit points Additional information Class
BMT-52606 Processing of Biosignals 5 cr V  
BMT-53007 Computational Diagnostics 5 cr V  
BMT-55006 Introduction to Medical Image Processing 5 cr V  
BMT-61500 Terveysteknologia 5 cr V  
BMT-62100 Viranomaisvaatimukset lääkinnällisten laitteiden suunnittelulle ja valmistukselle 3 cr V  
SGN-41007 Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning 5 cr IV  
SGN-43006 Knowledge Mining and Big Data 5 cr IV  
TIE-22201 Tietokantojen suunnittelu 5 cr IV  
TIE-22307 Data-Intensive Programming 5 cr IV  
TIE-30406 Network Security 5 cr IV  
TIE-30501 Identiteetin ja pääsynhallinta 5 cr V  
TIE-30601 Turvallinen ohjelmointi 5 cr IV  
TIE-41106 User Interface Design 5 cr V  
TIE-41306 User Experience: Design and Evaluation 5 cr V  
TLO-11000 Tietojohtamisen perusteet 4 cr 1 IV  
TLO-11006 Basics of Information and Knowledge Management 4 cr 1 IV  
TLO-32201 Tietohallinto ja sen johtaminen 5 cr IV  
TLO-35200 Liiketoiminnan ja tietojärjestelmien yhteensovittaminen 4 cr 2 V  
TLO-35206 Business-IT Alignment 4 cr 2 V  
TLO-35236 Information Security Management 4 cr V  
TLO-35246 Software Business 4 cr V  
TLO-35250 Datan ja informaation hallinta 4 cr 3 IV  
TLO-35256 Data and Information Management 4 cr 3 IV  
YHTTAY-22206 Introduction to Computational Biology 3 cr V  

1. The courses are mutually exclusive.
2. The courses are mutually exclusive.
3. The courses are mutually exclusive.

Additional information

This minor is intended particularly to the students majoring in software engineering or information management who already have programming skills before entering this minor.
The goal is to educate experts of health informatics to the growing private and public sector.
The graduates will find jobs in companies producing health information systems or in health care delivery organisations in infromation system management positions.

Contact person: Alpo Värri

Only intended as a minor

Updated by: Ojanen Sonja, 05.03.2019