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043002Y Knowledge and Research I: Scientific writing, 3 ECTS cr 
Code 043002Y  Validity 01.08.2016 -
Name Knowledge and Research I: Scientific writing  Abbreviation Knowledge and R 
Scope3 ECTS cr   
TypeGeneral Studies Discipline5401 Medicine 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Medicine 

Mimmi Tolvanen 

Proficiency level 




Required proficiency level 


ECTS Credits 

3 ECTS credits

Language of instruction 



Autumn, 1st semester

Learning outcomes 

By the end of the course the student has practiced the following skills:  using information and communication technology resources in the University of Oulu, using workstations available in the Medical Faculty, applying basic software necessary in the studies. The student knows basics in scientific writing.



Information and communication technology. Workstations, networks, and office software. Research ethics and planning. Guidelines for written assignments and word processing. Structure of assignments and thesis, reporting of findings, tables and figures, citing and references.


Mode of delivery 

Face to face teaching

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Lectures, group work and independent work.


Target group 

Medical and dental students

Prerequisites and co-requisites 


Recommended optional programme components 

Knowledge and Research I: Literature retrieval


Recommended or required reading 

Material in lessons and small group lessons

Assessment methods and criteria 

Group work, learming tests, written task.



The course utilizes a numerical grading scale 0-5. In the numerical scale zero stands for a fail.

Person responsible 

Mimmi Tolvanen

Working life cooperation 


Other information 



Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has ended Knowledge and Research I: Scientific writing  Course  Mimmi Tolvanen  16.08.21 -11.10.21

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