General studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

Competencies in focus:
In this study unit the focus lies on the following
Learning and career-oriented competencies and
technological competencies

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this study unit:
You understand the difference among data,
information and knowledge.
You understand the relationship between your own
continued learning and your career development.
You can identify and utilize relevant
technological solutions and tools which contribute
to the studies in your field. (Knowledge)
You utilize your ability to learn independently
and take responsibility for you own learning
You set realistic goals in your ongoing studies
and apply appropriate study strategies to reach
your goals. (Skills)
You can independently follow and apply various
technological safety aspects in your field and
during your studies at Arcada. (Skills)
You can identify and describe your existing
competence. (Skills)
You understand the value of planning in achieving
the goals you set for your studies.
You can process data, information and knowledge
critically and with curiosity.
You take responsibility for collective learning in
the groups you inhabit. (Approach)
You approach technology and digital solutions
openly, critically, responsibly and with curiosity
both in your field and society. (Approach)
Education specific part:
You can understand, assess and control the risks
associated with practical laboratory workand you
know how to respond appropriately in emergencies.
(Knowledge, skills, approach)

Course contents

Study / learning skills
Information retrieval / evaluation of sources
IT skills
Lab safety

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment requirements

Examination requirements:
Group assignment
Individual assignment
Assignments in laboratory safety


  • Makkonen-Craig Stewart
  • Roos Kim


Roos Kim

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

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