The course takes place in period

1 (2022-08-01 to 2022-10-23)


General studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

In this study unit the focus lies on the following
Learning and career-oriented competencies
Technological competencies

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this study unit:

You understand the difference among data,
information and knowledge. You understand the
relationship between continued learning and career
development. (Knowledge)

You can identify and utilize relevant
technological solutions and tools which contribute
to the studies in your field. (Knowledge)

You utilize your ability to learn independently.
You set realistic goals in your ongoing studies
and apply appropriate study strategies to reach
your goals. (Skills)

You can independently follow and apply various
technological safety aspects in your field and
during your studies at Arcada. (Skills)

You understand the value of planning in achieving
the goals you set for your studies. You can
process data, information and knowledge critically
and with curiosity. You take responsibility
for collective learning in the groups you inhabit.

You approach technology and digital solutions
openly, critically, responsibly and with curiosity
both in your field and society. (Approach)

Course contents

Introduction to studies at Arcada USA
Study / learning skills
IT skills
First Aid skills

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Previous course names

Introduction to University studies

Recommended or required reading

All material can be found on itslearning

Study activities

  • Lectures - 25 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 10 hours
  • Individual studies - 50 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 50 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Demonstrations and proficiency exams
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass the
following examinations:
Individual online assignments
Reflection diary
Demonstration of theoretical and practical First
Aid skills


  • Kiukas Carina
  • Nyberg Anu


Nyberg Anu

Group size

No limit (9 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Course enrolment period

2022-08-10 to 2022-09-06

Assessment methods

  • Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions
Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2022-08-24 09:00 - 09:45 Welcome to Arcada and the School of Business and Healthcare Ericsson Christoffer
Fabricius Susanna
Forss Mia
Genberg Camilla
Grönholm Hanna
Nyberg Anu
Savolainen Jari
Stenbäck Pernilla
2022-08-24 10:00 - 11:30 Utbildningarna och tutorerna presenterar sig Zoom Appelroth Maria
Ekman Petra
Ericsson Christoffer
Eronen Lotta
Granholm Eva
Karbin Daniela
Loimijoki Niko
Nyberg Anu
Savolainen Jari
Silfver Jessica
Skogster Annika
Stenbäck Pernilla
Stockmann-Broo Christine
Tillman Ilse
2022-08-24 12:30 - 13:30 Det digitala paketet Zoom Granholm Eva
2022-08-24 13:30 - 14:30 ASK och HOSK presenterar sig Zoom Granholm Eva
2022-08-24 15:15 - 15:45 Information om studerandekåren ASK Zoom
2022-08-25 11:15 - 12:15 F143 Globala kompetenesr F143 - Stora auditoriet Slotte Sandra
2022-08-26 10:45 - 11:45 F249 Information om språkstudier Herva Marja
Rancken Ulrika
2022-08-26 13:15 - 14:15 F143 Stöd i studierna Höglund Maria
2022-08-30 08:15 - 09:00 F143 Teknologi och lärande Introduktion till kursen Kiukas Carina
2022-08-31 10:00 - 11:00 B518 Årskursinfo 22HV Granholm Eva
2022-09-01 12:45 - 14:15 B326 Teknologi och lärande/gruppträff Professionens historia, nuläge och framtid. Placering i arbetslivet och karriärplanering. Nyberg Anu
2022-09-08 09:00 - 10:30 F365 Teknologi och lärande Informationssökning Småros Anna
2022-09-13 13:00 - 14:30 B516 Teknologi och lärande/gruppträff Hur använder jag mina styrkor? Självstudier och självstyrt lärande Nyberg Anu
2022-10-03 09:00 - 12:00 D173 Teknologi och lärande Första hjälp Loimijoki Niko
2022-10-03 12:30 - 15:30 D173 Teknologi och lärande Första hjälp Loimijoki Niko
2022-10-25 09:00 - 12:00 D173 Första hjälp Loimijoki Niko
2022-11-10 12:15 - 15:00 D275 Teknologi och lärande Första hjälp Loimijoki Niko
Similä Hannes
2022-11-15 09:00 - 12:00 D173 Teknologi och lärande Första hjälp Loimijoki Niko
Paakkonen Heikki
2022-11-15 15:00 - 15:30 Teknologi och lärande Tutor-gruppträff Hur är läget? Vad har varit bra? Har det funnits svårigheter? Behöver du hjälp med något? Vi fortsätter genast efter praktikinfot i samma utrymme, så vi kan börja tidigare om det finns möjlighet. Meeting ID: 617 8284 6633 Ekman Petra

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