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Structure Type: Degree structure
Code: SSHO0000
Type: Compulsory / Thesis
Curriculum: S-SH 2013VK
Level: Bachelor of Health Care
Credits: 15 cr
Responsible Teacher: Melender, Hanna-Leena
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Learning Outcomes

It is enacted in the Degree Regulations in the 11th paragraph that the thesis is compulsory for all fields of study leading to a polytechnic degree. The thesis is an independent project in a larger scale the aim of which is to train the graduating student for solving problems comprehensively, combining thematic entities, studying the topic theoretically, using appropriate research methods, working logically and systematically, retrieving and using reference material, good written, illustrated and oral expression, acquiring abilities to develop one’s profession. The purpose of the thesis is to combine theoretical studies and practical working life and to facilitate the student’s changeover from the polytechnic to work as an expert in working life.

Student's Workload

Total work load: 405 h
- of which seminars 27 h
- of which supervision 10 h
- of which autonomous working 365 h
- of which maturity test 3 h

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

Courses that should be completed before you can participate in the first interim seminar: Research and Development I.


The nature of the Thesis can be e.g. project or demonstration type or research project.

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

Instructions for Thesis:
Relevant literature on research and/or development methodology

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Starting seminar
Independent work and guidance
Interim seminar and guidance
Independent work and guidance
Presentation seminar
Maturity test

Assessment Criteria

Thesis Assessment Criteria are presented at:

Assessment Methods

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