The course takes place in period

1 (2022-08-01 to 2022-10-23)


General studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

In this study unit the focus lies on the following

Technological competencies and

Learning and career-oriented competencies

SDG's in focus:

  • #4: Quality education

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this study unit:

You understand the difference among data,
information and
knowledge. You understand the relationship between
continued learning and career development.

You can identify and utilize relevant
solutions and tools which contribute to the
studies in your
field. (Knowledge)

You utilize your ability to learn independently.
You set
realistic goals in your ongoing studies and apply
appropriate study strategies to reach your goals.

You can independently follow and apply various
technological safety aspects in your field and
during your
studies at Arcada. (Skills)

You understand the value of planning in achieving
the goals
you set for your studies. You can process data,
and knowledge critically and with curiosity. You
responsibility for collective learning in the
groups you
inhabit. (Approach)

You approach technology and digital solutions
critically, responsibly and with curiosity both in
field and society. (Approach)

Education specific part: You can understand,
assess and
control the risks associated with practical
laboratory work
and you know how to respond appropriately in

Course contents

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

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Study activities

  • Lectures - 27 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 10 hours
  • Individual studies - 62 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 36 hours


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

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment methods

Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass the
following examinations:

Assignments, online tests, reflection diary,
demonstration of theoretical and practical
laboratory safety and emergency skills.


  • Makkonen-Craig Stewart
  • Roos Kim


Roos Kim

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Course enrolment period

2022-08-10 to 2022-09-06

Assessment methods

Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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