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040024Y Knowledge and research II, Literature retrieval, 4 ECTS cr 
Code 040024Y  Validity 01.08.2014 -
Name Knowledge and research II, Literature retrieval  Abbreviation Knowledge and r 
Scope4 ECTS cr   
TypeGeneral Studies Discipline 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Medicine 

Mimmi Tolvanen 

ECTS Credits 



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.


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

Literature retrieval:
Library information systems, medical and dental publications, scientific online journals,  Medline,  Medic, Scopus, Cochrane Library, electronic books, reference management software.

Mode of delivery 

Blended teaching.

Learning activities and teaching methods 

040024Y (4 op) Knowledge Management and Research, Literature retrieval assignment

Target group 

Medical, dental and medical wellness technology students

Prerequisites and co-requisites 


Recommended optional programme components 

Knowledge Management and Research II
040105Y Basics in Epidemiology
041001Y Evidence Based Medicine
902006Y Reading for Academic Purposes
902007Y Scientific Communication

Recommended or required reading 

Material in lessons small group lessons.

Assessment methods and criteria 

Regular and active participation in the small group lessons and completion of practical projects.



Person responsible 

Senior lecturer Pentti Nieminen


Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
Tieto ja tutkimus II, Tieteellinen viestintä  Course  Mimmi Tolvanen  19.01.21

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