Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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Archived Curricula Guide 2016–2018
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
SYST1162 Principles of Scientific Communication 2 ECTS
Organised by
Molecular Systems Biology

Learning outcomes

The students understand the basic principles of scientific communication from Master's thesis to peer-reviewed publications and conferences. They can describe and contrast the structure of scientific article and Master's thesis as well as of popular articles and social media. They can appreciate the importance of research ethics and open science. The students are able to query literature databases and manage their own collection of references.


Aims and significance of scientific publishing for academia and society, ethics in research and publishing, author roles in different stages of research career

Publication types, publishing process, open-access publishing, fake and predatory journals

Library-related skills regarding publication databases and literature searches as well as references and their management

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 12 h 0 h
Independent work 40 h 0 h

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
  • In English

Activity in Moodle



Further information

The students studying in the MDP in Digital Health and Life Sciences have priority over other students.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Biochemistry
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Department of Biochemistry
DP in Biochemistry
DP Bachelor of Science in Tech. (Biotechnology)
DP in Biochemistry
DP in Food Chemistry
DP on Molecular Biology and Bioenergetics
DP in Biotechnology
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