Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

Basic competence in knowledge building
Information competence
Competence in research ethics
Critical approach perspective to information

Learning outcomes

Explain some central for science and research
relevant concepts (theory, empirical research,
data collection, source critique, citation,
plagiarism, etc) (knowledge)

Describe in broad terms how scientific research is
conducted and how the scientific community
operates (knowledge)

Explain what the role of theory is in knowledge
building and discuss different types of data and
different ways to collect data (knowledge)

Explain how a scientific report/academic text is
structured so that you are able to read and write
similar texts, such as a thesis, yourself

Use relevant databases to find scientific
knowledge within your own professional field and
use referencing tools (skill)

Explain why plagiarism is theft and be able to
discuss ethical aspects of research (attitude)

Develop a critical approach to different
information sources (attitude)

Demonstrate that you have rudimentary knowledge of
different ontologies and epistemologies (attitude)

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Previous course names

Communication and Public Speaking

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment requirements

Learning diaries


Buttler Pekka


Fabricius Susanna

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until date 2023-03-01

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