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 goal is that students develop their ability to identify relevant problem areas and areas for development within the profession. Students develop their ability in distinguishing the need for development and they can delineate the area to a manageable whole.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, students are expected: - Be able to independently search for relevant background information to the problem area. - Be based on previous knowledge identify the need for knowledge in the chosen field. - Formulate a distinct problem and a clear purpose as the basis for future thesis.

Course contents

Create and idea for final thesis Presentation of idea at a seminar

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Theory of Science and Methodology

Recommended or required reading

Will be announced later on

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 student shows active participation in seminars and presentation of own written idea for thesis. The idea is based on at least five research articles and student has a defined the problem and has a clear purpose for the upcoming thesis. The course is graded pass/fail


  • Arell-Sundberg Marina
  • Arola Annikki
  • Brantberg Bettina
  • Cederberg Arla
  • Forss Mia
  • Grönlund Anu
  • Hagström Sarah
  • Haldin Denice
  • Jeglinsky-Kankainen Ira
  • Kiukas Carina
  • Nordlund-Spiby Rut
  • Peri Heidi
  • Rosengren Åsa
  • Savolainen Jari
  • Sigfrids Ingmar
  • Söderström Eivor
  • Taskinen Topi
  • Werner Tove


Sigfrids Ingmar

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Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

Course enrolment period

2019-03-18 to 2020-07-31

Assessment methods

Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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