The course takes place in period

3 (2021-01-01 to 2021-03-21)


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).

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to have the written 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 Meetings Messages and instructions Reports Language usage

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Skill level B1.1 in the European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Additional information

Lectures according to the teacher´'s timetable on Itslearning.

Recommended or required reading

Finnish: Material provided by the lecturer.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 12 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 4 hours
  • Practical exercises - 11 hours
  • Individual studies - 15 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 12 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 54 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 54 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass the following examinations: a meeting, a research report, a written exam. The examinations contribute to the final grade as follows: Examination 1 Memorandum, minutes and activity at a meeting 15% Examination 2 Research report 25% Examination 3 Written exam 60%


Luomi Anna Maija


Rancken Ulrika

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Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Course enrolment period

2020-12-24 to 2021-01-20

Assessment methods

  • 2019-03-06 - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions
  • Date will be announced later - Other assignments

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