Biomedicine education looks into the future

“Experts of biomedicine are an increasingly important link between medicine and natural sciences. In tomorrow’s labour market, these experts will have entirely new kinds of roles,” said Lars-Arne Haldosen, Director of Biomedicine Programmes at Karolinska Institutet, when he was visiting Kuopio.

Three years ago, the Institute of Biomedicine at the University of Eastern Finland launched a programme in health biosciences, and the institute now celebrates the transition of the first students to the Master’s level. In addition, the programme is currently in the process of changing its name to biomedicine. Haldosen, who spoke in the celebrations, focused on how the field’s education should be developed in order to better meet changing labour market needs.