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1. Course title

Seminar in Atmospheric Sciences
Seminar in Atmospheric Sciences
Seminar in Atmospheric Sciences

2. Course code


Aikaisemmat leikkaavat opintojaksot 53192 Opiskelijasemiaari, 3 op

3. Course status: compulsory

-Which degree programme is responsible for the course?
Master's Programme in Atmospheric Sciences

-Which module does the course belong to?
ATM300 Advanced Studies in Atmospheric Sciences (compulsory for all study tracks)

-Is the course available to students from other degree programmes?

4. Course level (first-, second-, third-cycle/EQF levels 6, 7 and 8)

Master’s level, degree programmes in medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine = secondcycle
degree/EQF level 7

-Does the course belong to basic, intermediate or advanced studies (cf. Government Decree
on University Degrees)?
Advanced studies

5. Recommended time/stage of studies for completion

Attending the seminars should be started soon after beginning the Participating in seminar sessions is recommended to be started during the first year of Master's studies. First own seminar presentation can be  given on a general topic, second seminar presentation should be given after some results from the Master thesis work exist, but latest in the very beginning of the second year. Own presentations should be given towards the end of the Master’s studies.

6. Term/teaching period when the course will be offered

The seminar series will be running each year through periods I-IV once a week.

7. Scope of the course in credits

5 cr

8. Teacher coordinating the course

Pauli Paasonen, Hanna Vehkamäki ja Annalea Lohila

9. Course learning outcomes


  • The student has a view on the multidisciplinary research
 related to Master theses within
  • made in Master’s and Doctoral programme in atmospheric sciences (ATM-MP and ATM-DP). The student recognizes the possible tangible research areas of other peer students.
  • The student improves their capability of giving a presentation and discussing on the topic, and learns how to
 present her/his  work for  a diverse audience and discuss the topic and progress  of  her/his thesis  with peers.-
  • alter the presentation for different audiences.
  • The student learns how to
give  and receive critical comments
  • comment on a presentation.
  • The student finds ways to overcome problems in project (thesis) work with structured peer support discussion

10. Course completion methods

- Attending Participating in 20 seminar presentation sessions , giving (including feedback for the presenters), giving two seminar presentations,  commenting the slides  of  fellow  students who  give presentations in the same  session  as the student,  participating in the groupwork  giving feedback in the seminar sessions.   Attending  5 pro gradu clinic sessions  where the progress of the master’s thesis is discussedcommenting two times the slides of other presenters and participating in five thesis clinic sessions (90 minutes each).”

- 2 presentations (both 15 min + 5 min discussion), e.g. one on “general” topic and one related to Master’s Thesis. Both presentation should be understandable to the whole multidisciplinary audience of the seminar series.
- Commenting in advance the slides of people presenting on the same day as you
- Participating in min. 20 participations (Note: this means being present almost every week during the academic year. Note II: you can extend the participations to more than one academic year) and giving feedback to the other presenters in each seminar session

- Participating in five Pro Gradu -clinic sessions (peer support meetings, 90 min each).

11. Prerequisites

- Bachelor's degree

12. Recommended optional studies

- No recommendations

13. Course content

- Course consists of the seminar presentations of the Master's and Ph.D. students on their thesis topicor other scientific topics.

14. Recommended and required literature

- None

15. Activities and teaching methods in support of learning

  • 2 presentations (15 min + 5 min scientific questions)
  • commenting slides  of student  who  give presentation in the same session as  you
  • 20 participations in seminar  sessions,  giving feedback to the presenters 
  • pro gradu clinic (5 times)Preparing presentations, giving feedback for slides and presentations
  • Participating in peer support group for thesis work

16. Assessment practices and criteria, grading scale

- Grading scale: passed, not passed.

17. Teaching language