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Basics of Mathematics

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: SSHP1801
Type: Compulsory / Basic Studies
Curriculum: S-SH 2013VK
Level: Bachelor of Health Care
Year of Study: 1 (2014)
Credits: 1 cr
Responsible Teacher: Elomaa, Virpi
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Courses During the Year 2014

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
5S-SH-1CK2014-01-07 – 2014-05-30Tarja LaunonenFinnish2013-12-09 – 2014-01-10
6S-SH-1VK2014-01-07 – 2014-05-30Tarja LaunonenFinnish2013-12-09 – 2014-03-14
7S-SH-1A2014-09-01 – 2014-10-24Tarja LaunonenFinnish2014-08-15 – 2014-09-21
8S-SH-1B2014-09-01 – 2014-10-24Tarja LaunonenFinnish2014-08-15 – 2014-09-21
9S-SH-1C2014-09-01 – 2014-10-24Tarja LaunonenFinnish2014-08-15 – 2014-09-21
10S-TH-1A2014-09-01 – 2014-12-19Tarja LaunonenFinnish2014-08-15 – 2014-10-31
11S-TH-1B2014-09-01 – 2014-12-19Tarja LaunonenFinnish2014-08-15 – 2014-10-31

Learning Outcomes

The student learns the basics of arithmetic and algebra. She can add, subtract, multiply, and divide integers, fractions and reals.

Student's Workload

Total work load of the course 26 h.
Contact hours 13 h.
Autonomous studies 13 h.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

No previous studies required / no prerequisites.


Basic rules of calculations, simplification and percentage.

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

Ernvall ym. 2008. Lääkelaskenta. Helsinki. WSOY.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

The basics of learning constitutes of lectures where the theory is explained and examples are given. An essential ingredient of learning, however, consists of exercises which are gone through during the lectures, and independent homework performed by the student.

Assessment Methods

Grade 5: The student is able to apply creatively the contents of the course.

Grade 3: The student is well-abled to utilize the course contents.

Grade 1: The student knows those subjects of the course, which are necessary for the forthcoming studies and working life.