Professional studies

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Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

15 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is to develop a field of expertise according to the needs of the profession.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to independently carry out a development work based on scientific methodology and write a report describing the process and outcome.

Course contents

Independent studies, supervision in groups

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Research, project and developmental work. Research and scientific development in physiotherapy. Clinical practice I-IV

Previous course names

The course doesn´t compensate any course

Additional information

A project or developmental work on a subject area suitable for the degree programme. Participation in a (multi-) professional project. Written report and seminars.

Recommended or required reading

Research reports. Domholdt, E. 2000. Physical Therapy Research. Second ed. Saunders.

Study activities

  • Individual studies - 380 hours
  • Supervision in group and individually - 20 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 400 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 400 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

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


  • Hellsten Thomas
  • Kukkonen Göta
  • Ring Joachim
  • Sievers Hannele
  • Jeglinsky-Kankainen Ira


Kukkonen Göta

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Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

The timetable of the course

För presentation av examensarbete se tidtabeller under länken: http://studieguide.arcada.fi/att-studera-pa-arcada/examensarbete-skribentguide

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions
  • Date will be announced later - Other assignments

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