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Development as an Expert (5 cr)

Code: ZZPP0520-3227

General information


01.08.2023 - 24.08.2023


01.01.2024 - 08.06.2025

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Mode of delivery



School of Health and Social Studies

Teaching languages

  • English


0 - 30

Degree programmes

  • Bachelor's Degree Programme in Nursing


  • Riikka Sinivuo

Teacher in charge

Marjo Palovaara


  • SNS23SG1
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in Nursing
  • ZJASNS23S1
    Avoin AMK, sote, AMK-polut, Nursing
  • 05.03.2024 15:30 - 17:00, Development as an Expert ZZPP0520-3227
  • 15.05.2024 10:00 - 12:00, Development as an Expert ZZPP0520-3227


During the course you will be prepared for studies at University of Applied Sciences and become part of the study and operating environment. You will find information about studies and professional options in your field. You will learn to evaluate your skills, set professional goals, make choices in your studies and put them into practice. You will be prepared for a job search and will be aware of opportunities for further studies. You can evaluate, develop and maintain your well-being.


1st year:
You do the pre-assignments. You attend the orientation days and info sessions. You attach to the studies and community. You recognize the factors that sustain your well-being and know the guidance services of JAMK. You get to know yourself as a university level student and start to build your own study and career plan (PLP) with the guidance of your teacher tutor. You are able to operate in the learning and operating environments of JAMK, knowing your rights and responsibilities as well as ethical guidelines.

2nd-4th year:
You update your study and career plans and have an annual PLP discussion with your career tutor. You assess your skills, set professional goals for yourself, and take them into account when planning your studies. You will be prepared for a job search and be aware of career and postgraduate opportunities.

The course includes guidelines for reporting skills organized by the Language Center.

Location and time

Course takes place from Aug 21 to Feb 22. Please see the detailed schedule and locations from the Peppi calendar.

Oppimateriaali ja suositeltava kirjallisuus

The materials for all five course modules are available in course's learning environment in Moodle.

Teaching methods

In-class and online learning, learning assignments and tutoring (personal learning plan) discussions.

Employer connections

The course has content that supports working life skills and student's own profession, such as alumni and company visitors.

Exam schedules

One of the course modules has an exam to be completed latest in the 1st year spring semester.

International connections

You will receive information about internationalization opportunities during your studies.

Vaihtoehtoiset suoritustavat

The recognition of prior learning is not possible as a whole course. If you have previous higher education level studies related to the topic, the recognition of the partial credits can be discussed with your career tutor.

Student workload

Orientation to Studies: pre-assignment and orientation week, 1 cr (27 h)
JAMK as a Study Environment: Reporting sub-module, library skills and lectures, 1 cr (27 h)
Study and Work Well-being: individual study module, 1 cr (27 h)
Working Life Skills: teaming up, documents for job search, lectures 1 cr (27 h)
Career Planning and PLP Discussions: annual career and guidance meeting including relevant documentation, 1 cr (27 h)

Content scheduling

1. year
Orientation to Studies
JAMK as a Study Environment
Study and Work Well-being
Working Life Skills
Career Planning and PLP Discussion

2. year
Career Planning and PLP Discussion

3. and 4. year (1 cr)
Career Planning and PLP Discussions

Students can participate to all Working Life Skills events also during their second - fourth year of studies.

Further information

The course lasts from the beginning to the end of the studies.

Open UAS: 4 (included in the total capacity)

Evaluation scale


Assessment criteria, approved/failed

The assessment of the course consists of 5 parts (pass / fail):

- Participation in orientation 1 cr
- JAMK as a Study Environment 1 cr
- Study and Work Well-Being 1 cr
- Working Life Skills 1 cr
- Career Planning and PLP Discussions 1 cr