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
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

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is
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
Messages and instructions
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
Examination 1 Memorandum, minutes and activity
a meeting 15%
Examination 2 Research report 25%
Examination 3 Written exam 60%


Luomi Anna Maija


Rancken Ulrika

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

  • 2019-03-06 - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions
  • Date will be announced later - Other assignments
Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2021-12-21 10:15 - 12:30 B522 Inhemska språk 1, finska för soc och ergo A

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