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750366A Bachelor of Science final examination, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 750366A  Validity 01.01.1950 -
Name Bachelor of Science final examination  Abbreviation Bachelor of Sci 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
Type Intermediate Studies Discipline3205 Biology 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Field of Biology 

ECTS Credits 

5 ECTS credits / 133 hours of work.

Language of instruction 

Finnish / English.


B.Sc. 3 rd year.

Learning outcomes 

Student will understand basic methods, results and theories in ecology, physiology or genetics.


Examinations on books related to B.Sc. thesis subject. List of books are presented on WebOodi. All the books are recommended to be are done on the same exam in Examinarium.


Mode of delivery 

Independent studying: book exam.

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Students make workshops where they discuss content of the books. Book exam (3 h). Exam is held in Examinarium.


Target group 

Compulsory to the biology students.

Prerequisites and co-requisites 


Recommended optional programme components 


Recommended or required reading 


  • Klug, W. S., Cummings, M. R., Spencer, C.A ja Palladino M.A.: Concepts of Genetics (11. ed.). Pearson & Prentice Hall, 2015
    Choose one option:
    - Molecular genetics: chapters 1-3, 6, 8-22, 24 OR
    - Population and Evolutionary Genetics: chapters 1, 3-6, 10-18, 20-23, 25.
  • responsible teacher doc. Heikki Helanterä


  • Option 1: Ridge, I. 2002. Plants. Oxford University Press, 344 p. ISBN 0-19-925548-2
  • Option 2: Mauseth, J.D. 2009. An introduction to plant biology. 4th ed.
  • Other books can be agreed on special reasons with prof. Hely Häggman.


Exam book ensemble (5 cr.) is chosen from the following list:

  • Bennett, P.M. & Owens, I.P.F. 2002. Evolutionary ecology of birds. Life histories, mating systems and extinction. – Oxford University Press. 206 p. (2 cr)
  • Hanski, I . 2007. The Scrinking world. (2 cr.)
  • Davies, N.B. Krebs, J.R. & West, S.A. 2012. An introduction to behavioural ecology. – Blackwell, 441 p. (4 cr)
  • Mayr, E. 1999. Biologia. Elämän tiede. – Art House, 327 p. (2 cr)
  • Primack, R.B. 2012. A primer of conservation biology (4. ed). – 309 p. (2 cr).
  • Smith, J.N.M., Keller, L.F., Marr, A.B. & Arcese, P. 2006. Conservation and biology of small populations. – Oxford University Press. 205 p. (2 cr)
  • Other books can be agreed on special reasons with doc. Kari Koivula


  • Larcher W. 2003. Physiological Plant Ecology 4th edition, 513 p.
  • Ridge I. (Ed.) 2002. Plants. Oxford University Press, 345 p.
  • Salonen V. 2006. Kasviekologia. 306 p., WSOY.
  • Willis K.J. and McElwain J.C. 2002. The evolution of plants. 378 p. Oxford University Press.
  • Scott Peter 2008. Physiology and Behaviour of Plants. Wiley, 305 p.
  • Timonen, S & Valkonen, J. 2013. Sienten biologia. Gaudeamus,  448 p.
  • Other books can be agreed on special reasons with doc. Kari Taulavuori

The availability of the literature can be checked from this link.

Assessment methods and criteria 

Exam in Examinarium.

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


Numerical grading scale 0 – 5, where 0 = fail.

Person responsible 

Ass. Prof. Heikki Helanterä, Prof. Hely Häggman, Doc. Kari Taulavuori and Doc. Kari Koivula.

Working life cooperation 


Other information 



Current and future instruction
No instruction in WebOodi

Future examinations
No examinations in WebOodi