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TAMK Student's Handbook

Master's Degree Programme in Genetic and Genomic Counselling - Information for new students


Master's Degree Programme in Genetic and Genomic Counselling


You are warmly welcome to study in the Master’s Degree Programme in Genetic and Genomic Counselling at Tampere University of Applied Sciences.


Beginning of studies and checking of certificates

The studies will begin with a contact teaching day on 24 August 2021. Enrolment takes place on 24 August 2021 at 8.30 - 9.00 in the classroom H1-21 at Kuntokatu 3, 33520 Tampere. The programme of the day begins at 9.00.  New students who have registered for attendance have to attend the day personally.

Bring your original certificates with you on 24 August 2021. The certificates will be collected and checked. You can have your certificate back from Study Affairs Coordinator Riitta Metsäpelto (Kuntokatu 3, Service Street B1-28). Student admission is conditional until the university of applied sciences has checked the certificates. Please take an ID card with you on the first day.


Curriculum of the degree programme

See the curriculum of your degree programme: curriculum


Contact teaching days in autumn 2021

The contact or online teaching days mainly take place at 8.30-15.45.

In autumn 2021, the contact and online teaching days of your degree programme are:

24-25 August 2021 (TAMK)

21-22 September 2021 (TAMK)

25-26 October 2021 (TAMK)

16-18 November 2021 (online)

13-14 December 2021 (online)


(Changes are possible)


 In addition to these days, you have to choose 15 credits of optional advanced studies and 15 credits of free-choice studies. These studies increase the number of contact teaching days.

Please note that master’s degree studies equal full-time studies even if the number of contact teaching days is low. In addition to the contact teaching days, the studies include plenty of independent study and teamwork. Studying alongside work is demanding.


Daily access to a computer

The studies include plenty of independent search for information and assignments and thus you need to have access to a personal computer. Please take the laptop with you on the first day.


Further information

Study Affairs Coordinator Satu Kelhä, tel. +358 40 801 6251, satu.kelha(at)

Student Counsellor Irmeli Nieminen, tel. +358 50 311 9677, irmeli.nieminen(at)

Teacher in Charge Outi Kajula, outi.kajula(at), tel. +358 50 410 3816


TAMK’s Study Services at 12.00-14.00, tel. +358 40 801 6075 

or opintotoimisto [at] (opintotoimisto.tamk(at)

Published: 20.5.2021
Updated: 11.11.2021