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043004Y Knowledge and Research II: Scientific communication, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 043004Y  Validity 01.08.2016 -
Name Knowledge and Research II: Scientific communication  Abbreviation Knowledge and R 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
TypeGeneral Studies Discipline5401 Medicine 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Medicine 

Mimmi Tolvanen 

Proficiency level 




Required proficiency level 


ECTS Credits 

5 ECTS credits

Language of instruction 



Spring, 1st year

Learning outcomes 

The student is familiar with the research process and with the characteristics of scientific information including an ability to obtain and process scientific information, and to report and apply the results especially in the fields of medicine, dentistry and health sciences.

The student knows the role of scientific publications, can use and evaluate information sources critically. The student will be able to search research articles using basic literature retrieval methods and to use bibliographic databases available at the Medical Faculty.

The student knows basic principles in research ethics and good scientific practice.



Guidelines for written assignments and word processing:
Structure of assignments and thesis, reporting of findings, tables and figures, citing and references.

Scientific information:
Principles of scientific research, ethics in research, research methods in the main disciplines (clinical medicine, epidemiology, biomedicine and health sciences). 

Scientific communication:
Scientific journals, research articles, critical evaluation of research findings, ethics in scientific publication and bibliometrics.

Special issues in medical research:
Ethics in research, regulations in clinical research and use of animals in scientific research, research groups.

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 

Knowledge and Research I: Scientific writing

Knowledge and Research I: Literature retrieval


Recommended optional programme components 


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 Knowledge and Research I: Scientific communication  Course    13.01.22 -11.02.22

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