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Studies and Information Acquisition

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: SHP0101
Type: Compulsory / Basic Studies
Curriculum: S-SH 2008H
Level: Bachelor of Health Care
Year of Study: 1 (2008-2009)
Credits: 2 cr
Responsible Teacher: Nurmi, Regina
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Courses During the Academic Year 2008-2009

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
18S-SH-1A2008-08-25 – 2009-03-07Ritva AlaniemiFinnish2008-08-15 – 2008-09-07
19S-SH-1B2008-08-25 – 2009-03-07Marita SalmuFinnish2008-08-15 – 2008-09-07
20S-TH-1A2008-08-25 – 2009-03-07Anne WähäFinnish2008-08-15 – 2008-09-07
21S-SH-1CK2009-01-05 – 2009-05-02Annika Ikkala-Västi, Päivi AutioFinnish2008-12-08 – 2009-01-30

Learning Outcomes

The student getting familiar with the function of Vaasa Polytechnic, the learning environment and learning community as well as the professional image of his/her own branch. The student will learn the structure of his/her degree programme and its requirement and draws up his/her own study plan. The student will learn to use various information services. The student will commit to the studies, take responsibility for his/her work and learn to evaluate his/her work and achievements, and plan the studies with future working life in mind.


Familiarisation with the polytechnic, its degree programmes and specialisation lines. The nature and objective of polytechnic studies. Familiarisation with one’s own degree programme specialisation line and departments. Familiarisation with the resources offered by the study environment (libraries, tutor programmes, health care, student associations, the use of information services and the tools of information retrieval (libraries, information networks, data bases and bibliographies) techniques of computer-based information retrieval

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

- Student guide, IT basics, the polytechnic homepage and the material produced by the library.Other material according to teacher’s instructions.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures, exercises, drawing up the study plan, guidance discussions based on the plan. Independent study.

Assessment Methods

Drawing up one’s personal study plan, active participation in information seeking and exercises. Assessment – pass/fail.