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043001Y Introduction to medical profession, 4 ECTS cr 
Code 043001Y  Validity 01.08.2016 -
Name Introduction to medical profession  Abbreviation Introduction to 
Scope4 ECTS cr   
TypeGeneral Studies Discipline5401 Medicine 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Medicine 

Petri Kulmala 

Proficiency level 




Required proficiency level 


ECTS Credits 

4 ECTS / 108 hours of work

Language of instruction 



1st year

Learning outcomes 

 Upon completion of the course, the student:

 - Is oriented to studying at the university (medicine or dentistry)

- Has time management skills

- Is aware of various roles of medical doctor and dentist in work life

- Understands the significance of professionalism and collegialism in studies and in work life

- Knows the specific features and principles of medical ethics

- Is able to name and perceive the structure and function of health care system

- Perceives that there are many ways to organize health services within the framework of the law
- Knows the functions in health centers

- Is able to name the professionals working in the health center
-Understands the versatility of the work (medicine and dentistry) and the necessity of teamwork in patient care

- Understands the significance of interactive skills in the medical profession

- become aware of one's own strengths and possible areas for development in interaction situations and understand that it is possible to develop those skills
- Is able to name the factors that effect the successful resuscitation and the risk factors related to resuscitation

- Is able to identify situations were immediate help or resuscitation is needed, and can prevent further progression of injuries and with simple procedures maintain life support

- Recognizes heart failure patient and is able to apply given treatment recommendation to the treatment of the patient, including cardiac massage and defibrillation

- Is motivated to maintain and practice resuscitation skills


Orientation for new students: curriculum, studying medicine, study-culture matters

Medical profession: professionalism, various roles of a medical doctor, how to become a doctor?, collegialism, management of time and work

Introduction to health services

Basic life support


Mode of delivery 

The course is carried out as blended, multiform teaching

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Lectures: 38 h

Group work 60 h

Self study: 10 h

Practical period in health care center 24 h

total. 108 h

Target group 

First year medical and dentistry students.

Prerequisites and co-requisites 

There is not any prerequisites for the course.

Recommended optional programme components 


Recommended or required reading 

All the material will be provided during the course.

Assessment methods and criteria 

Attending lectures, group work and practice; personal written tasks.


The course utilizes verbal grading scale pass / fail.

Person responsible 

Petri Kulmala, Director of the medical curriculum.

Working life cooperation 

Part of the course is carried out at the local health care centers, in authentic work environment.

Other information 

Orientation for new students: Petri Kulmala

The Practice of Medicine: Petri Kulmala

Introduction to health services: Juha Auvinen

Basic life support: Janne Liisanantti


Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
Registration Introduction to medical profession  Course  Petri Kulmala  12.08.21 -08.04.22

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