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Academic writing

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: SSYS1401
Curriculum: S-SY 2020
Level: Master of Health Care / Master of Social Services
Year of Study: 1 (2020-2021)
Semester: Autumn
Credits: 1 cr
Responsible Teacher: Häyry, Riitta
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Courses During the Academic Year 2020-2021

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
3001SSY2020-1Y2020-08-24 – 2020-12-20Hilkka KorpiFinnish2020-08-17 – 2020-09-11

Still need to take the course? See the courses during the academic year 2022-2023.

Learning Outcomes

The student is able to
- develop her/his academic writing skills
- use references to support her/his own text
- search for information

Student's Workload

Total work load of the course 27 h, of which
- scheduled studies 8 h (out of which 2 hours lecturer by the librarian)
- autonomous studies 19 h.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses



Orientation to academic writing
The structure of a written work
The principles for using references
Information searching (The librarian)

Regional Impact




Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

Material pointed out by the teachers

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Contact learning: lecture, discussion, practicing
Independent learning: reading material and writing the given assignment

Assessment Criteria

Passed: at least 50 % of the evaluation criteria are met
Failed: less than 50 % of the evaluation criteria are met

Assessment Methods

A given assignment (passed/failed) which is joint with the course SSYS1502.

Work Placement


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