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740078Y Working life course, 6 ECTS cr 
Code 740078Y  Validity 01.08.2015 -
Name Working life course  Abbreviation Working life 
Scope6 ECTS cr   
TypeGeneral Studies Discipline3254 Biochemistry 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine 

Henrika Honkanen 

ECTS Credits 

6 credits

Language of instruction 



B.Sc. yr1-3 spring

Learning outcomes 

Upon successful completion students are able to

  • describe  transferable working life skills, independent of the working environment
  • recognize and describe their own skills
  • assess themselves as an expert, as an applicant and as an employee
  • recognize those working life skills which may need improvement
  • compose their “skill profile”

Workshops will address the generic working life skills which are needed in every working environment. Communication, social interaction, group work, organizing, time management, giving and receiving feedback are among the topics studied. The skills and experiences the students have obtained already, will be recognized and considered in terms of how to best present them when applying for a job for instance. The summer job, which needs to last at least 1 month, can be of any branch. During the summer job, the students will have assignments concerning working life related issues, e.g. safety, working environment or interactions between people at the working place. By the end of the course the students will write a report to describe their experiences reflecting the development of their working life skills. Reports will be evaluated by the teacher and also by a fellow student. Thus also giving constructive feedback to a fellow student will be practiced.

Mode of delivery 

Face to face teaching

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Three workshops (3 x 2-3h) are organized during the Spring before the summer job and one in the Autumn. A small part of the teaching in workshops is lecturing, mostly learning takes place via group work, discussions and assignments. The summer job (min. 1 month) is accompanied with assignments and a final report. Evaluation of a report from a fellow student is included.

Target group 

B.Sc. students

Prerequisites and co-requisites 

Summer job for at least 1 month. The field of work is not specified.

Recommended optional programme components 


Recommended or required reading 

Info on recommended reading will be given in workshops.

Assessment methods and criteria 

Participation in the workshops, summer job, assignments, report, evaluation.



Person responsible 

Henrika Honkanen

Working life cooperation 


Other information 

 Location of workshops (Kontinkangas/Linnanmaa campus) will be announced separately.



Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has ended Working life course  Course  Henrika Honkanen  12.04.21 -30.09.21
registration period has not begun Working life course  Course  Henrika Honkanen  21.04.22 -30.08.22

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