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744631S Dissertation, 15 ECTS cr 
Code 744631S  Validity 01.08.2017 -
Name Dissertation  Abbreviation Dissertation 
Scope15 ECTS cr   
TypeAdvanced Studies Discipline3254 Biochemistry 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine 

Lloyd Ruddock 

ECTS Credits 

15 credits

Language of instruction 



M.Sc. yr1-yr2

Learning outcomes 

Upon successful completion students are able to:
•apply information in the right context, integrate information from a wide range of sources and evaluate it critically
•communicate science in extensive written format and discuss and defend scientific arguments
•demonstrate independent work including self motivation, planning, organizational skills and time management.


This module is based around the student producing an extensive, in-depth literature report in the style of a scientific review. Students are responsible for finding a suitable supervisor for their dissertation with whom they will discuss the scientific background and relevant literature. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their supervisor weekly to discuss progress and ideas and to resolve problems. A one-page outline of the dissertation subject area, including details of the supervisor (who need not be from the University of Oulu), must be approved by the module convener before starting this module. While the dissertation subject can be closely linked with the Pro Gradu project subject, students are advised that having distinct topics for these two modules will look better on their CV.

Mode of delivery 

Face to face teaching

Learning activities and teaching methods 

400 hours of student work

Target group 

Major students

Prerequisites and co-requisites 


Recommended optional programme components 


Recommended or required reading 


Assessment methods and criteria 

Written report



Person responsible 

Lloyd Ruddock

Working life cooperation 


Other information 



Additional data in the course catalogue University of Oulu summer studies 2020
ECTS credits: 15 op; Person responsible: Lloyd Ruddock; Link to the registration: student finds a suitable supervisor for dissertation and contacts Lloyd Ruddock for details: Target group: MSc students; Schedule: summer 2020; Implementor: FBMM; Additional information: -

Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has ended Dissertation  Course  15  Lloyd Ruddock  01.06.20 -31.08.20

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