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Archived Curricula Guide 2012–2013
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BIO0001 Orientation Course 3 ECTS
Organised by
Master's Degree Programme in Bioinformatics
Person in charge
Martti Tolvanen
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
Institute of Biomedical Technology
Curricula 2011 – 2012
BIOI0001 Orientation Course 3 ECTS

Learning outcomes

Basic survival skills at the University of Tampere and in Finnish society in general. Drafting your personal study plan (PSP).


Part of the course will consist of the general orientation course for foreign students in the university, and part will be specific to IBT and degree programme, including the obligatory Information Retrieval Education of Department Library of Health Sciences (Tertio).

The focus of the information retrieval (IR) education: the introduction to the practices, collections and services of the Tertio library, to understand the meaning of IR skills in studies and working life, to learn the efficient use of essential electronic information sources and to manage references and format a bibliography. Contents: 1) Library Orientation, 2) Information Retrieval part 1-2 (two sessions), 3) Reference management (Refworks)

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In English

Lectures, visits, tutoring. Making a reasonable PSP and filing it.



Belongs to following study modules

Institute of Biomedical Technology
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Institute of Biomedical Technology