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1.8.2019 at 00:01 - 31.7.2020 at 23:59


  • The Doctoral Programme in Oral Sciences coordinates the course.
  • This is an optional course.
  • The course is part of the Field-Specific Studies module.

Book examinations help doctoral students develop their expertise and theoretical knowledge of their research field. Examinations can be an efficient way to familiarise students with their field, especially in the beginning of studies, thus establishing a framework for later research.

The course can be completed at any stage of studies, but the recommended time of completion is at their beginning. Organised in the spring and autumn terms, around the year

The examination literature will be agreed upon on a case-to-case basis together with the examiner.

Scientific articles cannot be accepted as the examination literature.

Book examination literature

in native language, easy text

  • 400 pages 1 Cr.
  • 2000 pages 5 Cr.

in native language, demanding scientific text,

  • about 10 pages/hour 200 pages 1 Cr.
  • 1000 pages 5 Cr.

in a foreign language

  • 100 pages 1 Cr.
  • 1000 pages 10 Cr.


Please note! A doctoral candidate is independently expected to find an examiner and arrange an examination with her/him.

After the examination the examiner sends the following information to the Faculty

Meilahti-register -at- helsinki.fi (Faculty of Medicine)
Viikki-register –at- Helsinki.fi (Faculties on the Viikki campus)

Doctoral candidate’s name and UH student number
Number of credits: (1-10 ECTS)
Assessment: Pass/fail
Date of the examination
Language of the examination
Examiner’s name

Book examination