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Archived Curricula Guide 2012–2015
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
TERKAN17 Research Process and Research Practices 3 ECTS
Organised by
Degree Programme in Health Sciences
Public Health
Preceding studies
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
School of Health Sciences
Curricula 2011 – 2012

General description

The course helps the students locate their own field of interest and to generate the topic and data for their thesis. They also receive guidance in finding a supervisor for their study in the various disciplines/research groups.

Learning outcomes

Having passed the course the student knows the aims, the process, the structure and related ethical questions of the master’s thesis and is equipped with the skills for planning and writing his/her own empirical piece of study.


•Purpose and format of the thesis
•The process of producing empirically based scientific information
•Choosing the subject and approach for one’s Master's thesis
•Critical evaluation of the master's theses
•Refworks course by Tertio library (separate description)

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Independent work

Seminar sessions with introducing lectures 16 h, assignments, learning diary, background literature.

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 Finnish
In English

Attendance in group sessions, participation in discussions, completing learning diary and given assignments



Study materials

Announced in the Teaching schedule.

Belongs to following study modules

School of Health Sciences
School of Health Sciences
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
School of Health Sciences