The course takes place in period

  • 3 (2022-01-01 to 2022-03-13)
  • 4 (2022-03-14 to 2022-07-31)


Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The goal is that students develop their ability
to identify relevant problem areas and areas
for development within the profession. Students
develop their ability in distinguishing the
need for development and they can delineate the
area to a manageable whole.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, students are
- Be able to independently search for relevant
background information to the problem area.
- Be based on previous knowledge identify the
need for knowledge in the chosen field.
- Formulate a distinct problem and a clear
purpose as the basis for future thesis.
- Formulate a distinct problem and a clear
purpose as the basis for future thesis.

Course contents

Create an idea for a thesis.
-Formulation of development or
research area for thesis idea
- Scientific writing
- Literature search
- Group supervision at the idea stage
-Presentation of idea in small group.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Two years of studies, 110 credits.
Evidence-Based Care 5 credits + Research Methodology
10 credits (Basic & Advanced 5+5).

Recommended or required reading

Literature regarding Research Methodology on a basic

Study activities

  • Individual- and group instruction - 20 hours
  • Individual studies - 115 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment requirements

For a passing grade the student must
actively participates in the teaching and
group tutorials, completes the exercises and
submits his/her thesis idea according to
instructions given in the course. The idea is
based on
at least 5 research articles, and has
a defined development or
research area with a clear purpose.

The course component is assessed as pass/fail.


  • Eronen Lotta
  • Mannevaara Pauleen
  • Sjölund Terese


Eronen Lotta

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

Course enrolment period

2021-12-24 to 2022-01-20

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