Professional studies

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Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is that student develops his ability to identify relevant development areas in his profession. Student also develops his ability to narrow the field to a manageable whole.

Learning outcomes

Independently search for relevant background information to the problem area based on the previous knowledge. Student can identify problem areas and areas where development is needed. Student can define a problem and formulate a research question as a base for his final thesis.

Course contents

Create idea for final thesis Participation in pre-seminar I

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Theory of Science and Methodology

Recommended or required reading

Will be announced later.

Study activities

  • Individual- and group instruction - 10 hours
  • Small-group work - 20 hours
  • Individual studies - 93 hours
  • Seminars - 10 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 133 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass the following examinations: Examination 1 Create idea for final thesis Examination 2 Participation in pre-seminar I Examination 3 Participation in at least 5 thesis presentations. The course is graded as passed/failed. For passed grading all the examination requirements should be accomplished.


  • Arola Annikki
  • Haldin Denice


Arola Annikki

Home page of the course


Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

The timetable of the course

27.10.14: 09.15-11.00: Introduktion till idéveckan 11.00-16.00: Idéfas eget arbete. Identifiering av temaområde. Sammanställning av tidigare kunskap inom området. 28.10.14 08.15-12.00: Idéfas eget arbete: Identifiering av temaområde. Sammanställning av tidigare kunskap inom området. Identifiering av sökord för informationssökning. Tankar kring sökord 13.15-15.00 Informationsssökning 15.00-16.00 Insamling av artiklar 29.10.14 08.15-12.00: Eget arbete: Materialgenomgång. Sammanfattning av tidigare kunskap inom området som grund för formulering av problemställning. Identifiering av variabel, enhet, värde och kontext. 13.15-16.00: Drop-in handledning parallellt med eget arbete. Formulering av syfte. 30.10.14: 08.15-14.00: Dokumentation av idé 14.00: Inlämning av idé 31.10.14: 08.30-14.00: Idé seminarium

Assessment methods

2014-10-31 - Reports and productions

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