General studies

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Type of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is to
- give the student a picture about legislation as a foundation for our society
- get the student to find, use and understand the basic legislation regulating working life and the legislation within thier own professional field

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to
- use some basic legal terms and describe the court system in Finland
- explain how the European Union affects the Finnish Society
- describe the decion making system within local authorities
- give a brief outline about the legaslation concerning working life and the professional field of the student
- describe how the legislation within the professional field is implemented

Course contents

The Finnish Society
Legislation concerning Working Life
Legislation concerning the line of business
The nature of the legal order in Finland, the Nordic Countries and European Union

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Additional information


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Study activities

  • Lectures - 44 hours
  • Exercise based learning - 26 hours
  • Individual studies - 63 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 63 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 70 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods



Blomqvist Karl

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Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until date 2009-12-28

Assessment methods

Date of examination will be announced later - Exams

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