The course is included in these curricula and study modules


General studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

2 cr

Competency aims

The aim is to develop the students writing skills
in a professional context. The course also aims to
give the student skills to use Finnish in health
care contexts (writing documents in Finnish,
attending meetings,using texts and vocabulary).
The aim of the course: the student knows the basic
elements in written communication. He/she has a
linguistic knowledge and is aware of the
importance of continuous learning to improve
his/her linguistic skills.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected
to have the language proficiency in Finnish
required in the civil service in bilingual
municipalities and needed to support his or her
professional development.

Course contents

Professional vocabulary and texts
Notices and instructions

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Prerequisite in Finnish Level B1 (Common
European Framework for Languages).

Previous course names

Finnish 5 cu.
This course is given in two parts since the academic
year 2012-2013.

Recommended or required reading

Finnish: Material provided by the lecturer.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 28 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 3 hours
  • Practical exercises - 8 hours
  • Individual studies - 11 hours
  • - 3 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 53 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 53 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

Exams (written-, oral-, home-)

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass the
following examinations in Finnish:
Examination 1 Memorandum, minutes and activity at
a meeting 15 p
Examination 2 Research report 25 p
Examination 3 Written exam 60 p


Herva Marja


Herva Marja

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until date 2014-04-19

The timetable of the course

Absolut sista inlämningsdatum för uppgifterna är

Assessment methods

2013-12-09 - Exams

Course and curriculum search