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080790A Elective Studies in Internal Medicine, 1.5 ECTS cr 
Code 080790A  Validity 01.01.1950 -
Name Elective Studies in Internal Medicine  Abbreviation Elective Studie 
Scope1.5 ECTS cr   
TypeAdvanced Studies Discipline5401 Medicine 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Medicine 

Savolainen, Markku 

ECTS Credits  1,5 ECTS (40 hours) 
Language of instruction  Finnish 

Year 6, Semesters 11 and 12

Learning outcomes 

This course gives the student advanced knowledge in internal medicine and skills of critical thinking. The student is able to treat the patients appropriate way in health care system. The student understands the significance of different levels of health care. 

Contents  Advanced studies of endocrinology, cardiology and respiratory medicine. 
Learning activities and teaching methods 

Lectures 8 h

Seminars 4 h

ICT learning 4 h

Individual studies 24 h 
Recommended optional programme components  Student must have completed the course of Internal Medicine I. 
Recommended or required reading 
  • Heikkilä J, Mäkijärvi M. EKG (2003), Kustannus Oy Duodecim
  • Heikkilä J, Kupari M, Airaksinen J, Huikuri H, Nieminen MS, Peuhkurinen K. Kardiologia (2008), Kustannus Oy Duodecim
  • Kinnula VL, Brander PE, Tukiainen P. Keuhkosairaudet (III uudistettu painos 2005), Kustannus Oy Duodecim
  • Mäkijärvi M, Parikka H, Raatikainen P, Heikkilä J. EKG-tulkinnan työkirja (2006) Kustannus Oy Duodecim
  • Thaler M. The only EKG book you'll ever need. 4th ed (2003). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Välimäki M, Sane T, Dunkel L.  Endokrinologia (2009), Kustannus Oy Duodecim 


Assessment methods and criteria  100 % a ttendance and accomplishment of given assignments. 

pass / fail

Person responsible  Professor Markku Savolainen (

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