Study unit
3513061 Academic skills in forest sciences, 1.5 Cp  
Code 3513061  Validity 03.05.2010 -
Name Academic skills in forest sciences  Abbreviation AcaSkills 
Credits 1.5 Cp Date of expiry  
TypeAdvanced Studies Subject0951 Forestry 
ClassStudy Unit  Hours  
Study right   Grading0-5 
Recommended scheduling 
Organisation Forest Sciences (J) 

Blas Mola 

Learning outcomes 

Upon successful completion of this course the students will be able to effectively communicate scientific knowledge when interacting with different audiences, using a variety of communication tools both traditional and ICT-based tools (e.g. blogs); the result will be a solid ground for writing their thesis and/or academic publications, as well as for presenting scientific findings orally. 


Academic skills and competencies related to oral presentations (using Power Point, Prezi, posters, etc) and other forms of communication (academic writing, using ICT-based tools), as well as for MSc thesis writing.

Modes of study 

Lectures and interactive sessions on communication and presentation techniques (20 h); Practicals - individual oral presentation, and group work on other communication methods (wiki, blog, or others). The themes of the practicals’ will be selected from recent literature on European forestry, forest ecology, forest economy, forest policy or other relevant forestry fields (20 h).


Study materials 

Lebrun, J.L (2011). Scientific Writing 2.0. World Scientific Publishing

Course notes and selected online materials (


Evaluation criteria 

0-5 Assignments (100%)


Senior Researcher Blas Mola and adjunct instructors.


Autumn 2021



Further information 

The language of instruction for this course is English. The course is intended only for MSc degree students. 


Letter (J, K) in front of the name of the course/exam indicates the campus on which teaching or exam takes place: J = Joensuu, K = Kuopio.

Present and future teaching
No teaching

Future exams
No exams