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8010051 Media Communications for Post-Graduate Students, 2 Cp 
Code 8010051  Validity 01.06.2010 -
Name Media Communications for Post-Graduate Students  Abbreviation MED/JK 
Credits2 Cp  Date of expiry  
TypeGraduate Studies Subject0001 Language Centre Studies 
ClassStudy Unit  Hours  
Study right   GradingFail-Pass 
Recommended scheduling 
Organisation Language Centre, shared activities (J,K) 

Learning outcomes 

On completion of this study module students will

  • understand that reporting about science is an important part of social responsibility towards society.
  • recognize the difference between scientific and popular presentation conventions.
  • learn to take media into consideration.
  • learn to write a press release.
  • learn to present themselves as an expert during an interview.

Write a press release and practise being interviewed.

Modes of study 

Participation in teaching and completion of course assignments.

Teaching methods 

Total working hours for each student 54 hours. Maximum contact hours 24, some of which can be otherwise arranged with the lecturer and the participants.

Teaching methods used include for example lectures, tutorials, oral and written pair and group exercises, self-study/independent learning tasks, compute supported learning. Minimum attendance requirement in contact teaching: 80%. Some of the teaching can be arranged to suit the teacher and the group.

Study materials 

Teaching materials could include one or more of the following: material distributed in class, for which a fee will be charged; a course book; and online material. 

Evaluation criteria 

Continous assessment.



Recommendation: Courses 8010052 and 8010053.

Offering data 

The course is aimed at University of Eastern Finland post-graduate students.

Further information 

No exemption.

The language of tuition is Finnish.

The course is NOT aimed at international master�s degree students or exchange 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
Functions Name Type Cp Teacher Timetable
Registration not started Joensuu: Media Communications for Post-Graduate Students  Lecture and exercise course  Tapio Hokkanen,
Tarja Tanttu 
11.01.21mon 14.00-16.00
18.01.21mon 14.00-16.00
25.01.21mon 14.00-16.00
01.02.21mon 14.00-16.00
08.02.21mon 14.00-16.00
15.02.21mon 14.00-16.00
22.02.21mon 14.00-16.00
01.03.21mon 14.00-17.00
02.03.21tue 14.00-17.00

Future exams
No exams