Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

15 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is
- the student is able to define and to deepen a theme for developing of emergency care and paramedic field.
- the student can apply scientific knowledge and methods systematically.
- the student can read research based literature and can interpret them by using a theoretical frame based on science.
- the student can use supervising adequacy.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to
- write a thesis work based on the research process using scientific methods
- has capacity to logical and critical examine and interpret thesis works
- can present data based on scientific principles
and can argue for her/his statements

Course contents

Individual and group counseling.
Participation in idea seminars and plan seminars.
Participation in twelve thesis seminars, three of these should be realized in other education programme.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Courses in Knowledge Theory and Research Methods

Additional information

It is recommended that the thesis is a part of a project.

Recommended or required reading

Arcada guide for thesis

Study activities

  • Small-group work - 50 hours
  • Individual studies - 350 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 400 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 400 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass the following examinations:
Examination 1 ....
Examination 2.... etc.
(examinations include written examination tests, demonstrations and presentations, reports and produktions, essays, and also presence at specified occasions)

The examinations contribute to the final grade as follows: ...


Nyström Patrik

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

The timetable of the course

Avdelningens tidtabell för examensarbetsprocessen för läsåret 2011-2012 finns tillgänglig på nätet

Assessment methods

2012-04-10 - Reports and productions

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