The course is included in these curricula and study modules


Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

15 cr

Competency aims

The course contributes to develop the student's competence in science and research including following; to define a theme for developing of caring, can apply scientific knowledge and methods systematically. The student can read research based literature and can interpret them by using a theoretical frame based on caring science. Furthermore the student can use supervising adequacy.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to: -Write a thesis work based on scientific methods -Has capacity to logical and critical examine and interpret thesis works -Can present data based on scientific principles -Can argue for her/his statements

Course contents

-Individual and group counseling -Participation i five plan seminars - Participation in ten thesis seminars Note! students started 2006 -2009 are ought to participate in twelve presentations (incl. the own presentation and being an opponent), three of these should be realized in other education clusters. students started 2010 or later are ought to participate in Fifteen presentations (incl. the own presentation and being an opponent), three of these should be realized in other education clusters.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Courses in caring research, research methods and caring science

Additional information

it is recommended that the thesis is a part of a project.

Recommended or required reading

Arcada guide for thesis

Study activities

  • Individual studies - 360 hours
  • - 40 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

Essays, reports, productions and portfolio


  • Jeglinsky-Kankainen Ira
  • Savolainen Jari
  • Stenbäck Pernilla
  • Onninen Berit


Stenbäck Pernilla

Home page of the course

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

The timetable of the course

Avdelningens tidtabell för examensarbetsprocessen publiceras på avdelningens hemsida i studieguiden. Timetable for the degree thesis process and Thesis Forum will be announced in the department of health and welfare's homepage in stydy guide.

Assessment methods

2012-06-04 - Reports and productions

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