Time: Students can start their studies approximately within a week after enrolling on this course. The estimated time for completing this course is three months.
Place: Online studies
Extent: 5 ECTS credits
Target group: Everyone interested in the topic
Required previous skills: No prerequisites
Lecturer: Maarit Vahvanen

Information for students studying in vocational studies in Finland:
Väyläopiskelija: Suosittelemme tätä opintojaksoa väyläopintoihin lähihoitajasta sairaanhoitajaksi (AMK).

Credited in degree at Xamk: All Bachelor level degrees
Area of competence mentioned in Curriculum: Optional studies
Enrolment by: 1 October 2023
Price: EUR 12 / credit or semester fee EUR 175. You can read more about our payment policy here. Enrollments on nonstop start courses cannot be cancelled free of charge.

Please, notice that the fee for one semester will not be refunded, if the combined fees for your chosen studies remain below EUR 175 or you cancel your studies.

Note that you can enrol for Open UAS studies at the maximum of 50 ECTS credits per semester. One person’s enrolments exceeding 50 ECTS credits are deleted in the enrolment order. Paying attention to this is important when planning your studies.

Please also notice, that Xamk degree students cannot enrol on Open UAS courses.

Learning outcomes:
You recognize problems and opportunities in the business environment.
You learn to generate new solutions.
You are able to utilize information obtained from different sources and stakeholders.
You can employ various development methods.

Contents and methods:
How can you promote your own creativity?
How can you work in a team to promote creativity?
How can you utilize various development methods when solving problems?
How can you combine and utilize internal and external knowledge as a basis for development work?

The course covers 5 ECTS credits, totalling 135 hours of student work. The number of hours is theoretical and varies according to student effort.

Students can register for nonstop online studies at any time and complete the studies at their own pace, taking into account the instructions found on the course platform. Nonstop online studies are carried out independently according to the instructions on course platform.

Registrations for nonstop online courses are processed as soon as possible, no later than one week after registration. Once the registration has been processed, more detailed instructions for completing the course can be found from the online learning environment. Teachers will check the completed returns according to the course schedule. There is a time limit for completing the courses, which starts when student's enrollment is accepted.

Study material:
Study material is shared via Learn -platform.

Assesment methods and criteria:
Students can
-use professional vocabulary systematically.
-look for information in the key information sources of the field.
-identify interrelated tasks.
-plan in a customer and user focused way and take other stakeholders into consideration.
-use the key models, methods, software and techniques of the professional field.
-work as team members in a goal-oriented way
-justify their actions according to the ethical principles of the professional field.

Assessment scale:1-5

Transcript of records will be delivered upon request by email in PDF form.

This course is based on the curricula of Xamk's degree programmes and the Finnish credits are fully compatible with the ECTS.

Additional information on enrolment:
Open University of Applied Sciences office, openstudies@xamk.fi.

Terms of cancellation: 
You can start this nonstop start course within a week after enrolling. Enrollments on nonstop start courses cannot be cancelled free of charge. Cancellation by email to openstudies@xamk.fi.

Before the course starts, you'll receive an invitation by email to this course.

Please note that there can be changes in the course details in terms of the timetable and teachers, for example.

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South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences is audited by the Finnish Education Evaluation Centre (FINEEC).