Congratulations to our newly admitted Master’s students starting their studies in autumn 2020! The students, staff and faculty of the Master's Programme in Translational Medicine (TRANSMED) are eager to welcome you to campus!
Orientation and tutoring
TRANSMED student tutors will contact you already in spring to be available for your questions. Tutors also help new TRANSMEDs in the accommodation to the Faculty, the TRANSMED programme and the survival in Helsinki in general.
The University of Helsinki Welcome Fair for new international students is on 25 and 26 August at the City Centre Campus, and the tutors will be there to help you.
The TRANSMED studies start on 31 August at 9.00 (preliminary) Biomedicum Helsinki is located at the Meilahti Campus - easily accessed by public transport with several buses and trams. During the first week, you will have counselling about studies, teaching methods, assessment criteria and practices, ethical guidelines in studies, and the curriculum. Attendance is obligatory for all students.
Preparing for your studies
If you do not have a background in biology or want to brush up your knowledge, you can prepare for your studies with:
- O'Connor, C. M. & Adams, J. U. Essentials of Cell Biology. Cambridge, MA: NPG Education, 2010 (Units 1,3 and 4; available online) or
- B Alberts, D Bray, K Hopkin, A Johnson, J Lewis, M Raff, K Roberts, P Walter. Essential Cell Biology, 4th or 5th Edition, Garland Science (chapters 1-3 and 11-16).
The following textbooks will be used throughout the autumn term and you might want to get your own copies:
- Lippincott Illustrated Reviews Anatomy (Kelly M. Harrel, Ronald W. Dudek) (2019), Wolters Kluwer.
- Lippincott Illustrated Reviews Physiology (Robin R. Preston, Thad E. Wilson), 2nd edition (2019) Wolters Kluwer
Get to know our students
Get insight into the TRANSMED studies from the stories and testimonials of our students.
Talent programme for international students
Starting in 2020, the TRANSMED programme is participating in the new HelsinkiUNI International Talent Programme. It is designed to support international students in building professional networks in Finland and to gain insight into local working life. Students take part by attending monthly group meetings with a company mentor for a period of seven months. During the programme, the University Career Services also provide training in career management skills. International TRANSMED students will have a chance to apply to the HelsinkiUNI International Talent Programme in autumn 2020.