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772697S Microscopic study of rocks, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 772697S  Validity 01.08.2017 -
Name Microscopic study of rocks  Abbreviation Microscopic stu 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
TypeAdvanced Studies Discipline3256 Geology and Mineralogy 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Oulu Mining School 

ECTS Credits 

5 ESTC /40 h face to face + 40 students own work

Language of instruction 

Finnish or English


spring semester period 3 or 4

Learning outcomes 

Upon completion of the course the student will:

have a competence to study major rock types with petrographic microscope and has a good understandin on their classification and textures


classification of major rock types, their textures and their study with petrographic microscope

Mode of delivery 

Face to face and self-acting studies of samples (thin sections)

Learning activities and teaching methods 

face to face practicals 40 h and self-acting microscopy 40 h

Target group 

all studends in geosciences

Prerequisites and co-requisites 

Petrology of Igneous rocks, Petrology of Sedimentary Rocks, Petrology of Metamorphic Rocks, Optical Mineralogy

Recommended optional programme components 

The cours edoes not require other studies to be carries simultaneously

Recommended or required reading 

Handbooks situated in the course room according to separate list

Assessment methods and criteria 

report of the practical studies of given samples



Person responsible 

Pekka Tuisku

Working life cooperation 

not currently


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