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Structure Type: Study unit
Code: SHO0000
Type: Compulsory / Professional Studies
Curriculum: S-SH 2008H
Level: Bachelor of Health Care
Credits: 15 cr
Responsible Teacher: Melender, Hanna-Leena
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Learning Outcomes

The student will
learn to structure theoretical knowledge and to apply that for research and development projects in working life. The student will get trained in goal-oriented, long term, independent and problem based working and show proficiency in applying the learning in solving of the professional problem and in the development of the field. In addition, the student will attain proficiency for written reporting, training and presenting and motivating the choices and results received.

Student's Workload

Total work load of the course: 405 h.


Drawing up a research plan, seminar work. idea seminar, planning seminar, evaluation seminar and maturity test

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

Vaasan ammattikorkeakoulu 2001. Opinnäytetyöohje. 2001. Vaasa. Vaasan ammattikorkeakoulu
Hirsjärvi, S., Remes, P. & Sajavaara, P. 2004. Tutki ja kirjoita. 10. ed. Helsinki. Tammi.
Ernvall, R. & Ernvall, S. 2002. Tilastollisia menetelmiä sosiaali- ja terveysalalle. Helsinki. WSOY.
Janhonen, S & Nikkonen, M (ed). 2001. Laadulliset tutkimumenetelmät hoitotieteessä. Helsinki. WSOY.
Paunonen, M. & Vehviläinen-Julkunen, K. 1998. Hoitotieteen tutkimusmetodiikka. 2. d. Helsinki. WSOY.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Active participation, group work and independent work, independent study

Assessment Methods

Independent work, personal supervision. Participating in the initial, planning and presentation (final) seminars. Drawing up a research plan and a final thesis and acting as an opponent. Accomplishing of maturity examination. Numeric assessment.