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750615S Practical training, 10-15 ECTS cr 
Code 750615S  Validity 01.01.1950 -
Name Practical training  Abbreviation PRACTICAL TRAIN 
Scope10-15 ECTS cr   
TypeAdvanced Studies Discipline3205 Biology 
TypePractical training   
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Field of Biology 

ECTS Credits 

10-15 ECTS credits / 380-570 hours of traineeship work.

Language of instruction 

Finnish / English.


Registration B.Sc. 3 rd autumn, training B.Sc. 3 rd summer - M.Sc. 1 st autumn.

Learning outcomes 

The aim of the course is for students to gain work experience in their own field of biology. Student applies the theoretical knowledge gained during the studies in practice.


Minimum training period is two months full day work 10 cr. Students can obtain 15 credits for three months versatile training depending on the length and intensity of it. Student can do the training period in Finland or during her/his exchange period or train otherwise abroad.

Mode of delivery 

Face-to-face teaching.

Learning activities and teaching methods 

The trainee has to keep a journal of the work and its background factors. This journal and a summary of 6-8 pages have to be handed in to the responsible contact person after the training period. The summary should contain information on the training place, the ongoing research, the trainee’s own work and its results. The journal is returned to the student after the summary has been approved. The student has also to be given a reference of the work. Offered training placements are announced in the internet page of Extension School. Entering for the practical training is made in 3rd autumn. Normally, the student has to find him/herself a placement in public or private sectors or abroad.


Target group 

Compulsory to BS and ECO in the M.Sc. degree.

Prerequisites and co-requisites 

About 80 credit amount of biology courses.

Recommended optional programme components 


Recommended or required reading 


Assessment methods and criteria 

Journal and final report.

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


Pass / Fail.

Person responsible 

Ass. Prof. Heikki Helanterä (BS) and Doc. Seppo Rytkönen (ECO)..

Working life cooperation 

Yes. Participating to biology project gives working life skills.

Other information 

The student has to contact the professor and discuss about the suitability of the internship place in beforehand.  


Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has not begun Practical training  Course  10  Heikki Helanterä  07.12.20

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