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ay902007Y Scientific Communication (OPEN UNI), 1.5 ECTS cr 
Code ay902007Y  Validity 01.08.2012 -
Name Scientific Communication (OPEN UNI)  Abbreviation Scientific Comm 
Scope1.5 ECTS cr   
TypeLanguage and Communication Studies Discipline8006 Language studies, English 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit University of Oulu, Open University 

Proficiency level 



This course is compulsory for the students who have chosen English. An alternative course is 903008Y German.

Required proficiency level 

Students are expected to have had English as their A1 or A2 language at school or to have acquired equivalent skills.

ECTS Credits 

1,5 ECTS credits

Language of instruction 


Learning outcomes 

Having completed the course students will be able to
- use the English language for professional and academic communication in their own field (doctor-patient communication & doctor-doctor consultations),
- communicate fluently and accurately and express opinions and demonstrate their knowledge of the field (medical conferences and forums),
- summarize texts on professional and academic topics in their own field,
- give a presentation on a professional or academic topic relating to their own interest in medicine.

Students wishing to develop their writing skills, may choose, as an alternative,  the  course in medical writing. Having completed this course, students will be able to
- understand and follow the conventions of a research article in medicine,
- use grammatical patterns that are stylistically appropriate for research articles and other types of medical communication,
- use general scientific vocabulary and field specific terminology effectively.

Mode of delivery 

Contact teaching

Target group 

Open university students

Recommended optional programme components 

902006Y Reading for Academic Purposes

Recommended or required reading 

Information will be provided at the beginning of the course.

Assessment methods and criteria 

Assessment is based on active participation in classroom activities, completion of home assignments and presentations completion of writing assignments.

Read more about assessment criteria at the University of Oulu webpage.


The evaluation scale is 1-5.

Person responsible 

Eva Braidwood

Other information 

 Pohjois-Pohjanmaan kesäyliopisto
Torikatu 22 A (2. krs)
PL 2437, 90014 Oulun yliopisto
044 465 2205 ja 044 465 2206, toimisto ja ilmoittautuminen


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