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744628S Orientation to research work, 0-15 ECTS cr 
Code 744628S  Validity 01.08.2017 -
Name Orientation to research work  Abbreviation Orientation to 
Scope0-15 ECTS cr   
TypeAdvanced Studies Discipline3254 Biochemistry 
TypePractical training   
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine 

Alexander Kastaniotis 

ECTS Credits 

0-20 credits

Language of instruction 



MSc yr1

Learning outcomes 

After this course student has gained experience of practical work done in research groups. Student is able to:
•demonstrate goal-oriented teamwork
•apply methods used in proper environment
•discuss the practical work done and reflect his knowledge


This module provides an introduction to research work via the active integration of students into research groups and/or via one to two week advanced practical courses. The integration into groups can be either full-time or part-time research work, with 5op being awarded for each three full-time weeks equivalent worked. The research groups do not need to be in the Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, University of Oulu, but advance permission should be sought if the research group is not part of the University of Oulu.

Mode of delivery 

Face to face teaching

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Independent work

Target group 

MSc in Protein Science and biotechnology or MSc in Molecular Medicine

Prerequisites and co-requisites 


Recommended optional programme components 


Recommended or required reading 


Assessment methods and criteria 

Research work



Person responsible 

Alexander Kastaniotis

Working life cooperation 


Other information 

The sum of credits from courses 744628S and 744626S (Orientation to biochemical work) must be 10-20 credits.


Additional data in the course catalogue University of Oulu summer studies 2020
ECTS credits: 10-20 op, Kesän 2020 oppaassa näiden opintojen laajuus on 0-15 op! Person responsible: Alexander Kastaniotis; Link to the registration: student independently agrees the working period with the research group in the biochemistry field (research work) or with the company in the biochemistry field (biochemical work).; Target group: MSc students; Schedule: summer 2020; Implementor: FBMM; Additional information: max 10 credits are allowed in one placement.

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