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GroupK702D14S/Degree Programme in Nursing (in English) (Kemi)
Study unitK702D16 Speech Communication and Academic Writing, 3.00 ECTS credits, 80 h
UnitTerveysala (Meripuistokatu 26) Kemi
Time of implementationAutumn2/2014-2015
Responsible teacherEklund Henna
Other teachers
Status of implementationFinished

Description status Ready
Language of instruction English
Starting and ending dates25.10.2014 - 31.12.2014
Minimum number of participants  
Maximum number of participants  
Enrolment period01.09.2014 - 30.09.2014
Implementation method
Virtuality 0 ECTS credits
R&D integration 0 ECTS credits
Resit dates of the exam
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Description language English 

Speech Communication and Academic Writing 3 ECTS

Competence Goals:

The student becomes familiar with the central theories and concepts of oral communication. S/he learns to perceive and interpret his/her perceptions in different communication situations. The student knows how to receive and give feedback. S/he recognizes him/herself as a communicator: a speaker and a writer. The student is able to express and analyze his/her own thoughts in writing. S/he knows how to assess and work on his/her own text. S/he is able to prepare a written presentation in a matter-of-fact style, correct both in language and in style and is familiar with the special requirements of writing scientific papers and theses.


Assessment criteria  
Pedagogical arrangements

Lectures, exercises, independent working, operational and drama methods, different workshop and group work exercises.Listening, conversation and performing skills. Reporting and reflective writing. Different type of texts as a tool for professional development.


Students are provided with written materials and assignments. Moodle is used for submitting material to students and for receiving students assignments. Material is also provided via email and is accessed through the Internet.


Course is devided in two:

  • Communication (listening, conversation and performing skills) - First half
  • Writing (reporting, reflective writing, different kind of professional texts) - Second half


To pass the course, students must attend class on a regular basis and complete group work tasks and homework assignments.

In communication we do 3 oral presentations: group work, pair work and elevator speech.