Professional studies

Teaching language


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 the student deepens her/his understanding of physiotherapy as a science, and is able to apply research methodology in her/his thesis.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to
- independently limit a theme and deepen the knowledge in one area of physiotherapy
- in a scientific and systematic way search and utilize documented knowledge
- in a scientific way present results in oral and written plans and reports.

Course contents

- The Physiotherapy Paradigm
- Research, ethical and methodological questions
- Seminars related to different stages in the research process
- Group tutoring

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Methodology, Knowledge development in Physiotherapy

Previous course names


Additional information

The course is passed when the thesis plan is presented and accomplished.

Recommended or required reading

See the course Methodology

Study activities

  • Lectures - 0 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 0 hours
  • Individual studies - 0 hours
  • Seminars - 0 hours


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

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

Essays, reports, productions and portfolio


  • Kukkonen Göta
  • Ring Joachim
  • Sievers Hannele
  • Hellsten Thomas


Kukkonen Göta

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

Course and curriculum search