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Open University of Applied Sciences

Credits:
30 ects

Open UAS path, path from vocational education, Bachelor of Health Care, Registered Nurse, DP in Nursing

Path from higher secondary education/high school, Bachelor of Business Administration, DP in International Business

Enrollment

14.11.2022 - 22.02.2023

Timing

06.03.2023 - 30.04.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Agriculture and Rural Enterprises
  • Open University of Applied Sciences
Teachers
  • Jyrki Rajakorpi
Responsible person

Jyrki Rajakorpi

Student groups
  • MAGRO21
  • MAAYR22
    Introduction to Agribusiness

Objective

The student is familiar with the scientific foundation of the agricultural policy and the contents and tasks. The student understands the basic concepts of the agricultural policy and knows the different sectors of the agricultural policy. The student is familiar with the background of the EU agricultural policy, the objectives and basic principles and understands an international agreement and decision-making process. The student can explain the administration of the agricultural, vocational and commercial organizations in Finland

Content

Scientific foundation, contents and tasks of the agricultural policy. Concepts and sectors of the agricultural policy. International agreement and decision-making process of the agricultural policy (WTO etc.), Agricultural policy of the EU, the EU and national legislation, Laws and regulations connected to EU subsidies, Filling-in of EU subsidy forms, the significance of planning.

Materials

The literature will be announced in the beginning of the course.
The material produced by the teacher.

Teaching methods

Lessons. Group exercises and presentations.

Employer connections

Experts from Administration visit the course.

Student workload

The student's work consists of participation in the contact teaching, of becoming acquainted with studying material and of the making of the exercises and of the reporting. The study module includes teamwork. 5* 26,7 hours = 134 hours of which 50% is class working 50% of independent learning.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

Level 1: The student understands the main principles of the EU agricultural policy and scientific foundation of the agricultural policy. The student knows the main concepts of the agricultural policy. The student is able to search for information about the subsidy systems.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

Level 3: The student understands the scientific foundation of the agricultural policy and understands the backgrounds and changes in agricultural policy of the EU. The student knows the main concepts of the agricultural policy. The student can search for information about the subsidy systems and can utilise information in the practical planning.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

Level 5: The student understands the scientific foundation of the agricultural policy. The student understands international agricultural policy and is able to analyze changes. The student knows the concepts of the agricultural policy. The student can utilise information about the subsidy systems widely in the practical planning.

Assessment methods and criteria

Check the grading criteria.

Qualifications

Introduction to agribusiness.

Enrollment

16.04.2022 - 07.09.2022

Timing

05.09.2022 - 31.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Agriculture and Rural Enterprises
  • Open University of Applied Sciences
Teachers
  • Samu Palander
  • Jussi-Matti Kallio
Student groups
  • MAGRO21

Objective

The students recognize the nutrients in feeds, principles of feed evaluation as well as the digestive systems of animals and understand their significance in feeding. They know the principles and objectives of feed planning, and are able to evaluate how a change in the proportions of the components of a diet affects the amount and content of nutrients. They can assess the results of a feeding plan and put it into practice and can calculate the amount of feed needed for the animals annually. They are familiar with the technology used in feeding.

Content

Nutrients, composition and feeding value of typical feeds, farm animal digestion systems, feed planning and its relationship with animal welfare and health, assessment of the results of feeding and feeding technology.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The students can describe the digestive systems and the main principles of feed digestion. They can name the nutrients and make a simple calculation of the amounts of feeds needed. They can list the fundamentals of assessing the results of feeding. They can name the most usual technological solutions used in feeding.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The students can describe the connections between digestive systems, main chemical properties of nutrients and selection of feeds used for different farm animals. They can calculate the total amount and contents of nutrients in a diet of an animal and compare the results with feeding recommendations and other instructions given for feed formulation. They can put feeding plans into practice and assess the results of feeding. They can describe differences between technological solutions used in feeding.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The students can explain the biological significance of nutrition. They can plan diets based on typical components and calculate the amount of feed needed annually or for a growing period. They can assess the results of feeding in practice. They can describe differences between technological solutions used in feeding and explain their significance.

Enrollment

01.08.2022 - 15.05.2023

Timing

15.08.2022 - 10.06.2023

Credits

3 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

3 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Construction Engineering
  • Degree Programme in Construction Site Management
  • Free Choice Studies
  • Open University of Applied Sciences
Teachers
  • Juhani Paananen

Objective

Students will be competent in utilising the mathematical methods in problems concerning basic level mathematics, physics and chemistry.

Content

- Mathematics (expressions, equations, right-angled triangle, percent calculations, areas, volumes)
- Physics (basics of kinematics, thermodynamics and electrostatics)
- Chemistry (reaction equations, amount of substance)
- Logic (logical reasoning)

Teaching methods

Teaching and learning support via distance education

Student workload

Autonomous studies: 80 h

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student is able to reduce and modify simple algebraic expressions. They are able to solve a standard linear equation. They are able to carry out simple conversions of physical units. They are able to calculate the mole mass of simple chemical compound.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student is able to handle algebraic expressions fluently. They are able to solve a non-standard linear equation. They are able to solve simple equations concerning dynamics, thermodynamics and electrostatics. They are able to balance a simple chemical equation.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student masters the handling stages of algebraic expressions fluently. They are able to solve random linear equations. They are able to solve simple pair of equations. They are able to solve simple application problems concerning geometry of rectangles, right-angled triangles and circles. They master basic applications of dynamics, thermodynamics and electrostatics. They are able to solve basic applications of chemical calculations concerning amount of substance, concentration and pH.

Assessment methods and criteria

Project works (0...100 points), assessment 0-5.

Enrollment

13.03.2023 - 14.04.2023

Timing

04.05.2023 - 31.07.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Agriculture and Rural Enterprises
  • Open University of Applied Sciences
Teachers
  • Juha Tiainen
Responsible person

Juha Tiainen

Objective

Students will understand the importance of bioenergy as a part of the current and future energy policies in Finland. Students will be familiar with the production process and logistics of the most common bioenergy sources in Finland. They will be able to evaluate critically energy options and technology for a bioenergy plant for a farm.

Content

- Bioenergy policy
- Energy balance
- Bioenergy options and their technologies
- Entrepreneurship in bioenergy

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

Students recognize the terms: energy balance, carbon balance and energy potential. They will be able to list some energy crops important in Finland as well as they can list some features of the production system of them.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

Students will be able to describe terms energy balance and energy potential. Students know the most important bioenergy crops in Finland and will be able to describe shortly the production process and usage of them.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

Students will be able to describe the importance of bioenergy as a part of the current and future energy policy in Finland. They will be able to use terms such as energy balance and energy potential in their occupational discussions. Students will be able to describe the production process, logistics and usage of most common bioenergy alternatives in Finland.

Qualifications

Recommendation: Possibilities of rural areas in Finland , Agrotechnology part farm energytechnology

Enrollment

16.04.2022 - 31.12.2022

Timing

30.01.2023 - 23.04.2023

Credits

2 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

2 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Agriculture and Rural Enterprises
  • Open University of Applied Sciences
Teachers
  • Juha Tiainen

Objective

After the course, the student can…
• Assess the biogas potential of food chain
• Identify the business potential and limits of biogas production
• Recognise different types of biogas production technologies
• Plan and develop biogas based business in food chain

Content

Introduction, objectives and practices,
Biogas feedstocks and the chemistry of biogas production
Biogas plant types
Biogas business and feasibility assessments
Case studies and energy production subsidies

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The assingments is a partly missing the real subject
The subject is schematic.
The work is unstructured and the boundaries are unclear
The results to be achieved are unclear.
There are development goals set for project work, but they remain loose and unsubstantiated.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The assignment is useful and well-grounded for working life.
The assignment handle current issues, but it is common in the field
The work is based on knowledge and its limits are clear.
The results of the assignments are aimed at practical value and the purpose of the work is to bring a new perspective to the topic.
The role of the working life is taken into account.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The work is useful for practical activities and relevant for the working life and its development.
The work is relevant, new, creative, and demanding.
The limits are clear.
The results of the assignment aim to add value and the aim of the work is to bring a new innovative perspective to the topic.
The purpose and objectives of the work are well justified from the viewpoint of working life and knowledge base. The results of the work will be applied to the development of the circular economy

Enrollment

16.04.2022 - 31.12.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 02.04.2023

Credits

2 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

2 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Agriculture and Rural Enterprises
  • Open University of Applied Sciences
Teachers
  • Risto Lauhanen
  • Kari Laasasenaho

Objective

: After the course, the student can…
• Recognise the factors which are affecting to carbon cycle (e.g. photosynthesis and atmospheric carbon)
• Recognise the limits of carbon cycle and carbon sinks especially in food chain
• Understand the basics of calculating carbon footprint
• Understand the impacts of climate change in food chain and can list actions which help food chain to adapt for global warming
• Understand international climate agreements and goals and also identify the impacts of European union agriculture politics in developing food chain

Content

Introduction, course objectives and practices, climate change, assignments
Photosynthesis and atmospheric carbon (the role of biomasses, carbon cycle, emission sources)
Emissions from food chain, carbon footprint, carbon fixation and sinks (agriculture as a global emission source)
Supporting low-carbon production on farms (the role of peatlands, renewable energy, new production methods, cropping systems)
Future research questions and carbon capture and storage (carbon compensations, carbon trade, agriculture regulations, international agreements)

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student knows the basics of the carbon cycle and lists the most important concepts related to the carbon cycle. The student defines the main points of the carbon cycle of the food chain. He is able to calculate carbon footprint related bills. The student names the factors affecting the carbon cycle and lists their effects on the environment. The student is able to describe the basic principles of climate change and photosynthesis. He / she can identify the most important changes in the transition to low carbon production in an individual company.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student describes the natural foundations of the carbon cycle and explains the phenomena related to the carbon cycle. The student summarizes the low carbon technologies and explains the factors affecting them. The student will be able to describe the circumstances and justify the use of certain practices to increase low carbon. The student assesses the profitability of low-carbon measures and is able to list measures. The student is able to explain carbon cycle, climate change and carbon sequestration and apply his / her knowledge to the circumstances of an individual company.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student explains the scientific phenomena on which the carbon cycle is based and interprets, calculates and comments on the related scientific problems and concepts. The student explains low carbon technology and analyzes the factors affecting it. Students will be able to describe low carbon plans for companies, compare different options and justify their choices and development proposals. The student compares the profitability factors of low carbon production and is able to analyze the development ideas aimed at it.

Enrollment

16.04.2022 - 12.10.2022

Timing

05.09.2022 - 31.12.2022

Credits

10 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Agriculture and Rural Enterprises
  • Open University of Applied Sciences
Teachers
  • Anna Tall
  • Jori Lahti
  • Marjo Latva-Kyyny
  • Arja Nykänen
Student groups
  • MAGRO20
  • AGRO20PR

Objective

The studies increase students' skills making different plant production plans. The student will be familiar with the categorisation of plant diseases and pests as well as the factors influencing the development/growth and life cycle of them. Students will be competent in identifying plant diseases and pests and choosing an appropriate plant protection method. The student is, also, able to plan machinery systems for cereal/grass production.

Students will be familiar with the impact the climate in Finland has on the need to drain soils and irrigate crops. They will also be familiar with various drainage and irrigation methods and their use. The student can make nutrient balance calculations. They can also utilise related research outcomes.

Content

- Purchase of farm-specific basic material.
- Crop rotation
- Questions related to the organization of water management, drainage and irrigation of farm fields.
- Diseases and pests by plant species, pest and pest control methods.
- Nutritional balances, their analysis and development.
- Fruit cultivation and its development.
- The student prepares a farm development plan including bookkeeping
- Designing technology solutions, for example
- Crop Planning Program and its use

Materials

Electronically available Finnish, Swedish and English material, which is pointed out in Moodle

Teaching methods

Contact and virtual teaching, group guidance and group work

Student workload

Total work load 270 h, of which scheduled studies 30 h, guidance in groups and group work 190 h

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student knows drainage and irrigation methods and can make crop protection plans and cultivation and production plans if he is guided. The student will find means which can be used to improve the nutrient balance and crop production of the farm.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student knows the importance of drainage and irrigation and can make a cultivation plan, and crop protection plan and calculate the field balance sheets of the farm. The student explains how different factors affect the balance sheets of the state and to the making of the cultivation plan. The student analyses and interprets the cultivation of the farm and the factors which affect it.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

. The student justifies the importance of drainage and irrigation and can make a cultivation plan, crop protection plan and calculate the field balance sheets of the farm. The student thinks and justifies factors which affect the balance sheets and cultivation plan. The student analyses the cultivation of the state and presents the concrete developing measures of the state

Qualifications

Basics of professional studies

Enrollment

14.11.2022 - 15.01.2023

Timing

09.01.2023 - 30.04.2023

Credits

10 op

RD proportion (cr)

1 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Agriculture and Rural Enterprises
  • Open University of Applied Sciences
Teachers
  • Anu Latva-Reinikka
  • Jussi-Matti Kallio
  • Anna Tall
  • Merja Kyntäjä
  • Jori Lahti
  • Arja Nykänen
Student groups
  • AGRO21B

Objective

The student is aware of the main stages of the development of arable crops and the cultivation techniques and knows the factors affecting the quality and quantity of the crop. The student is able to describe the machinery and equipment used in cereal seeding, harvesting and processing, and is able to explain the key design factors. The student knows how to prepare a cultivation plan. The student is able to make the most important quality analyzes and know the importance of different quality factors.

Student is able to classify weeds into different groups and know the most common plant diseases and pests. The student is able to summarize the methods used for herbicide control and know the technology used in the work and its impact. The student is able to plan the economic and environmental aspects of the control work.

Content

Basics of crop yield and grain development; arable crop cultivation techniques, the most important grain quality analyzes; compilation of a cultivation plan on a computer; machines for harvesting and processing cereals.
Classification and properties of weeds; non-chemical methods for controlling weeds; herbicides and their use; plant growth regulators; plant protection technology; environmental and health effects of plant protection products; plant protection plan; identification of major diseases and pests

Materials

http://www.vyr.fi/fin/in-english
Jones, J. Benton. 2003. Agronomic handbook : management of crops, soils and teir fertility

Teaching methods

Lectures (30%), exercises ( 25 % ), approved assignment (20 %), approved exam (25 %).

Student workload

Totally 270 h, lectures 90 h, practise sessions 70 h, autonomous studies 50 h, exam 70 h

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student knows the main arable crops in the development stages, cultivation techniques, crop quality and quantity factors. He is aware of the machines of arable crop harvesting and processing. He knows the principles of cropping plan and the most important quality analyzes.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

Student is able to compare the main arable crops in the developing stages, farming techniques and crop quality and quantity factors. He knows the machinery using the main arable crop harvesting and processing. He can do the cropping plan and the most important quality analyzes.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student is able to evaluate the major arable crop development stages and farming techniques affect crop quality and quantity. They are able to choose the most appropriate crop harvesting and processing of the necessary machining. He is able to make the cropping plan independently, as well as plan for the most important quality analyzes.

Assessment methods and criteria

Active participation in lectures
- Active participation in practice sessions
- Approved assignment
- Exam

Qualifications

Basic knowledge of plant production

Enrollment

01.05.2022 - 04.09.2022

Timing

16.01.2023 - 01.05.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Agriculture and Rural Enterprises
  • Open University of Applied Sciences
Teachers
  • Soila Huhtaluhta
Responsible person

Soila Huhtaluhta

Objective

- The student is able to name and analyze the key methods and activities in Green Care, and what are the nature’s effects on wellbeing in them
- The student is able to take into consideration different kinds of Green Care clients, their needs and goals, and understands the relevance of guidance
- The student is able to plan Green Care services or activities for business or organization, based on their own profession
- The student is able to take into consideration the key requirements, operating conditions and quality criteria of Green Care activities and the possibilities of networking

Content

- Green Care methods and services, special features and welfare effects
- Green Care clients, goals and relevance of guidance
- Planning Green Care service business
- Quality, requirements and networks in Green Care

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, approved/failed

Pass
- The student completes the tasks of the course on time.
- The student is able to name and analyze the key methods and activities in Green Care, and what are the nature’s effects on wellbeing in them
- The student indicates to understand different kinds of Green Care clients, their needs and goals, and the relevance of guidance
- The student is able to plan Green Care services or activities for business or organization, based on their own profession
- The student is able to take into consideration the key requirements, operating conditions and quality criteria of Green Care activities and the possibilities of networking

Fail
The student does not achieve the learning outcomes defined for the course and is not able to demonstrate competence in the outcomes.

Qualifications

Green Care – wellbeing from nature 5cr (or comparable, e.g. Green Care Basics 5cr)

Enrollment

14.11.2022 - 31.12.2022

Timing

16.01.2023 - 09.04.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Agriculture and Rural Enterprises
  • Open University of Applied Sciences
Teachers
  • Soila Huhtaluhta
Responsible person

Soila Huhtaluhta

Objective

- The student is able to name and analyze the key methods and activities in Green Care, and what are the nature’s effects on wellbeing in them
- The student is able to take into consideration different kinds of Green Care clients, their needs and goals, and understands the relevance of guidance
- The student is able to plan Green Care services or activities for business or organization, based on their own profession
- The student is able to take into consideration the key requirements, operating conditions and quality criteria of Green Care activities and the possibilities of networking

Content

- Green Care methods and services, special features and welfare effects
- Green Care clients, goals and relevance of guidance
- Planning Green Care service business
- Quality, requirements and networks in Green Care

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, approved/failed

Pass
- The student completes the tasks of the course on time.
- The student is able to name and analyze the key methods and activities in Green Care, and what are the nature’s effects on wellbeing in them
- The student indicates to understand different kinds of Green Care clients, their needs and goals, and the relevance of guidance
- The student is able to plan Green Care services or activities for business or organization, based on their own profession
- The student is able to take into consideration the key requirements, operating conditions and quality criteria of Green Care activities and the possibilities of networking

Fail
The student does not achieve the learning outcomes defined for the course and is not able to demonstrate competence in the outcomes.

Qualifications

Green Care – wellbeing from nature 5cr (or comparable, e.g. Green Care Basics 5cr)

Enrollment

01.05.2022 - 04.09.2022

Timing

19.09.2022 - 31.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Agriculture and Rural Enterprises
  • Open University of Applied Sciences
Teachers
  • Soila Huhtaluhta
Responsible person

Soila Huhtaluhta

Objective

The student understands the relevance of nature to wellbeing of people, knows the basic theories and knows how to make good use of welfare effects of nature in their own actions. The student is able to evaluate their own relationship with nature, to respect different kinds of relationships with nature and support the strengthening of these in professional and goal-oriented way. The student understands the relevance of guidance in Green Care.

The student knows the determining factors and quality criteria of Green Care activities, is able to analyze the special features of Green Care and distinguish it from other activities. The student is able to evaluate the meaning and effects of Green Care to the society and is familiar with the operational field of Green Care in Finland and in other key countries of the field.

Content

How nature affects us: welfare effects and relationship with nature, guidance in Green Care
Green Care methods and activities: terms and concepts, operational environment, quality criteria

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, approved/failed

Pass
- The student completes the tasks of the course on time.
- The student indicates to understand the relevance of nature to wellbeing of people, to know the basic theories and to know how to make good use of welfare effects of nature in their own actions.
- The student indicates to understand different kinds of relationships with nature and understanding the relevance of guidance in Green Care.
- The student indicates to know the determining factors and quality criteria of Green Care activities.
- The student is able to analyze the special features of Green Care and distinguish it from other activities.
- The student is able to evaluate the meaning and effects of Green Care to the society and is familiar with the operational field of Green Care.

Fail
The student does not achieve the learning outcomes defined for the course and is not able to demonstrate competence in the outcomes.

Enrollment

15.08.2022 - 31.08.2022

Timing

01.09.2022 - 31.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Agriculture and Rural Enterprises
  • Open University of Applied Sciences
Teachers
  • Teija Rönkä

Objective

The students are able to gather information for calculation of key figures used in milk production. They can utilize main sources to get information about the results calculated for a dairy farm. They are able to process information if needed. They can use the key figures to evaluate, plan and develop operations of a dairy cow unit taking into account animal productivity, health and welfare as well as effective use of resources. The students are able to take part in professional discussions of key figures and indicators used in milk production.

Content

Data and information sources, principal key figures and their interpretation, effect of key figures on productional and economical results, animal health and welfare, use of key figures in monitoring and planning of production

Materials

Hulsen, J. 2008. Fertility, a practical guide to fertility management.Roodbont.
Material provided by teacher.
International research articles

Teaching methods

We-based learning.

Student workload

Totally 135 hours.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

Students can name main data sources used in evaluation of fertility and in follw-up of production cycle. They are able to make a reasonable summary of indicators of good fertility and production management of a dairy farm.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The students can compare different key figures and data sources. They can justify the usability of key figures and indicators in evaluation of fertility and planning of production. They can analyse which objectives to choose. They can evaluate their own learning process during the course and can describe how to develop their knowledge and skills in future.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The students can evaluate and justify the usability of different key figures in evaluation of fertility and planning of production widely and comprehensibly. They can conclude, which targets and objectives to choose in different situations and from various perspectives. They are able to suggest new indicators to make the overall picture about fertility and production management more complete.

Assessment methods and criteria

Assessament is based on asssingments.

Qualifications

Basic professional studies in animal production or comparable knowledge in milk production.

Enrollment

15.08.2023 - 31.08.2023

Timing

05.09.2022 - 31.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Agriculture and Rural Enterprises
  • Open University of Applied Sciences
Teachers
  • Teija Rönkä

Objective

The student is able to gather information for calculation of key figures used in milk production. The student can utilize main sources to get information about the results calculated for a dairy farm. The student is able to process information if needed. The student can use the key figures to evaluate, plan and develop operations of a dairy cow unit taking into account animal productivity, health and welfare as well as effective use of resources and sustainbility. The student is able to take part in professional discussions of key figures and indicators used in milk production.

Content

Data and information sources, principal key figures used in Finland and internationally and their interpretation, effect of key figures on productional and economical results, animal health and welfare, use of key figures in monitoring and planning of production

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

Student can name main data sources used in evaluation of fertility and in follw-up of production cycle. Student is able to make a reasonable summary of indicators of good fertility and production management of a dairy farm.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student can compare different key figures and data sources. The student can justify the usability of key figures and indicators in evaluation of fertility and planning of production. The student can analyse which objectives to choose. The student can evaluate their own learning process during the course and can describe how to develop their knowledge and skills in future.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student can evaluate and justify the usability of different key figures in evaluation of fertility and planning of production widely and comprehensibly. The student can conclude, which targets and objectives to choose in different situations and from various perspectives. The student is able to suggest new indicators to make the overall picture about fertility and production management more complete.

Enrollment

16.04.2022 - 15.01.2023

Timing

09.01.2023 - 26.02.2023

Credits

5 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Agriculture and Rural Enterprises
  • Open University of Applied Sciences
Teachers
  • Teija Rönkä
  • Agro Nimeämätön
Student groups
  • MAGRO20
  • AGRO20PR

Objective

The student is able to define the ecological criteria of organic production and is able to present the most important organic production rules. The student knows the organic farming technology of arable crops. The student knows the basics of animal and organic animal husbandry and feeding. The student is able to prepare an organic plan, a crop rotation plan and an animal management plan for moving to an organic farm. The student is able to analyze the factors affecting the profitability of organic production and is able to list the marketing channels of organic products.

Content

Basics of ecology, scale of organic production, rules and controls of organic production, soil fertility and its management, crop rotation, crop rotation plan, fertilization and plant protection in organic farming, organic farming technology for arable crops, economics and marketing, basics of organic livestock production planning.
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Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student knows the ecological basis for the organic production and lists the most important rules concerning organic production. The student specifies the main things of the cultivation technique of organic farming and draws up a crop rotation plan for an organic farm. The student lists factors which affect the profitability of the organic production and lists marketing channels.The student can list the main principles of the animal organic production. Student can identify the most important changes caused by the transition to the organic production on a farm.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student describes the ecological basis for the organic production and explains rules concerning organic production. The student makes the summary of the cultivation technique of organic farming and explains factors which affect it. The student draws up a crop rotation plan for an organic farm and justifies the practices of the farm. The student estimates factors affecting the profitability of organic production and lists the marketing channels of different products.The student can explain the main principles of organic animal production. Student can apply the regulations and guidelines of organic production to the conditions of a farm.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student explains which ecological points the organic production is based on and interprets and comments on the rules of organic production. The student explains the cultivation technique of organic farming and analyses affecting factors. The student makes a crop rotation plan for an organic farm, compares different alternatives and justifies his/her choices and development proposals. The student compares the profitability factors of the organic production and the marketing channels.The student can plan the animal production of an organic farm , also in the phases of transition from convential to organic production.

Qualifications

Common professional studies in plant husbandry and animal husbandry.

Enrollment

16.04.2022 - 12.10.2022

Timing

31.10.2022 - 31.12.2022

Credits

2 op

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Nursing
  • Open University of Applied Sciences
Teachers
  • Niina Keskinen
  • Terhi Haapala
Student groups
  • RN21
    Degree Programme in Nursing, Nursing Branch, Registered Nurse, RN, (UAS)

Objective

The student understands the perioperative process and knows the roles of the perioperative nurse.
The student gets familiar with the perioperative environment and is able to work in a multi-professional group in the care of a perioperative patient.
The student acts aseptically at different stages of perioperative patient care.
The student knows basic anesthesia methods and basic drugs and fluids used in perioperative care.
The student knows the basic monitoring and nursing interventions related to anesthetized patients.
The student is able to support and promote the health, functional capacity, rehabilitation and self-care of perioperative patients and their next-of-kin.
The student knows the pain management in perioperative care.
The student recognizes most typical instruments and surgical methods.
The student knows the use of equipment in the theatres and recovery room and understands the importance of patient safety in perioperative care.
The student understands the principles of sustainable development in perioperative care.

Content

- perioperative process (pathway of elective and emergency patient, ambulatory patient)
- the roles and tasks of an anesthetic nurse, scrub nurse and circulating nurse
- environment of theatres
- the principles of aseptic care (surgical hand disinfection, use of sterile gown, surgical site skin disinfection, preparing a sterile table, respecting of sterile area)
- anesthesia methods (general anesthesia, spinal – and epidural, local anesthesia)
- observation of anesthetized patient in the theatre and recovery room
- documentation and reporting (Periop documention, ISBAR)
- drug and fluid care (general anesthesia drugs, local anesthetics, pain medication, infusions)
- pain management methods (epidural, PCA, plexus, VAS)
- main instruments and equipment (diatermia, suction, c-arm)
- interaction and counselling situations with the patient
- patient safety (physical and physiological), nurse’s occupational safety (preventing accidents, ergonomic point of view, radiation protection, needle accidents)

Materials

Rothrock Jane C. Alexander's care of the patient in surgery
Material given by a teacher
Moodle platform

Teaching methods

Lectures
Simulation day (mandatory)
Independent studies

Student workload

2 credits

Content scheduling

1.Lectures
2. Simulation day
3. Exam

Further information

Theoretical part and exam can be done through online course "Perioperative Nursing".
If student have completed online course, only simulation day need to be done with the group

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

1-2
The student
- perceives the perioperative process.
- perceives the roles of perioperative nurses and environment in the operating theaters.
- is able to work in a multi-professional team.
- is able to work aseptically.
- perceives different anesthesia methods and the main preparation methods for the patient’s anaesthesia.
- is able to guide the patient during the perioperative process.
- knows the infusions and medications used for the patient's anaesthesia.
- perceives the most important surgical instruments and equipment.
- knows the most-used disinfectant and sterilization methods in perioperative nursing.
- knows the importance of written documentation and oral reporting of the patient care.
- knows the importance of patient safety in perioperative care.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

3-4
The student
- knows the perioperative process.
- knows the roles of a perioperative nurse and the environment in the operating theaters.
- is able to work in a multi-professional team and understands the importance of teamwork.
- knows the importance of aseptics in the work of the operating theaters and is able to act according to the aseptic rules.
- knows different anesthesia methods and the main preparation methods for the patient's anaesthesia.
- is able to guide patients diversely during the perioperative process.
- knows the infusions and medications used in the patient's anaesthesia.
- knows the most important surgical instruments and equipment.
- knows the most-used disinfectant and sterilization methods in perioperative nursing.
- is able to document the main areas of the patient’s anaesthesia.
- understands the importance of patient safety and continuity of care during intra-operative care.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

5
The student
- knows the perioperative process.
- knows the roles of a perioperative nurse and the environment in the operating theaters.
- is able to work in a multi-professional team and knows the importance of teamwork.
- knows the importance of aseptics in the work of the operating theaters and is able to act according to the aseptic rules.
- knows different anesthesia methods and mechanisms and the main preparation methods for the patient's anaesthesia.
- is able to guide different patient groups diversely.
- knows the infusions and medications used in the patient's anaesthesia and knows their action mechanisms.
- knows the most important surgical instruments and equipment and the purpose for their use.
- knows the most-used disinfectant and sterilization methods in perioperative nursing.
- is able to document the main areas of the patient’s anaesthesia.
- understands the importance of patient safety and continuity of care during intra-operative care.

Assessment criteria, approved/failed

Fail=0
The student
- does not understand the perioperative process.
- does not understand the roles of perioperative nurses and the environment in the operating theaters.
- is not able to work in a multi-professional team.
- is not able to work aseptically.
- does not perceive different anesthesia methods and the main preparation methods for the patient’s anaesthesia.
- is not able to guide the patient during the perioperative process.
- does not know the infusions and medications used for the patient's anaesthesia.
- does not perceive the most important surgical instruments and equipment.
- does not know the most-used disinfectant and sterilization methods in perioperative nursing.
- does not know the importance of written documentation and oral reporting of the patient care.
- does not know the importance of patient safety in perioperative care.

Assessment methods and criteria

Active participation, exam and simulation day

the student understands perioperative process
• the student knows roles of the perioperative nurse
• the student gets familiar with perioperative environment
• the student acts aseptically at different stages of perioperative patient care.
• the student knows basic anesthesia methods
• the student knows basic drugs and fluids used in perioperative care
• the student knows the basic monitoring and nursing interventions related to anesthetized patient
• the student is able to support and promote the health, functional capacity, rehabilitation and self-care of perioperative patients and their families
• the student knows the pain management in perioperative care
• the student recognizes most typical instruments and surgical methdos
• student knows the use of equipment in the theatres and recovery room
• student understands the importance of patient safety in perioperative care

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

Fail=0
The student
- does not understand the perioperative process.
- does not understand the roles of perioperative nurses and the environment in the operating theaters.
- is not able to work in a multi-professional team.
- is not able to work aseptically.
- does not perceive different anesthesia methods and the main preparation methods for the patient’s anaesthesia.
- is not able to guide the patient during the perioperative process.
- does not know the infusions and medications used for the patient's anaesthesia.
- does not perceive the most important surgical instruments and equipment.
- does not know the most-used disinfectant and sterilization methods in perioperative nursing.
- does not know the importance of written documentation and oral reporting of the patient care.
- does not know the importance of patient safety in perioperative care.

Qualifications

Registered Nurse's Core Competencies Modules I-II
Medication management and drug calculations

Further information

SeAMK DP in Nursing in-coming exchange students can participate in this course.

Enrollment

21.11.2022 - 05.02.2023

Timing

20.02.2023 - 16.04.2023

Credits

3 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Nursing
  • Open University of Applied Sciences

Objective

The student deepens simulation skills and uses internal entrepreneurship to maintain and develop skills in nursing. The student learns the principles of life-long learning. The student learns the basics of the work of pre-hospital emergency care. Legislation and ethics. Care pathways and collaborative actors and the national communication network. The student utilizes the work safety and patient safety in pre-hospital emergency care. Health education and guidance competence in pre-hospital emergency care. Multi-professional team work in pre-hospital emergency care.

Content

In ways of simulations: The student learns and deepens his/ her knowledge of pre-hospital emergency care. Legislation and ethics. The student practices basic medical procedures used in pre-hospital emergency care. The student practices communication and documentation in pre-hospital emergency care. Simulated patient scenarios and examples of different patient groups in pre-hospital emergency care. Most common medications and i.v fluids used in pre-hospital emergency care. Patient and work safety. Multi-professionalism.

Materials

materials on moodle

Teaching methods

Not offered in Spring 2023

Simulations
independent studies

Student workload

3 ECTS= 81h student work

Further information

simulations are compulsory
Previous studies: prehospital emergency care- course in campus online.

Evaluation scale

Passed/failed

Assessment criteria, approved/failed

Fail=0
- The student has not actively participated in online studies and in simulations.
- The student has not done the required tasks.
- The student does not follow professionalism in simulations.
- The student does not work aseptically in simulations.
- The student takes and/ or gives feedback in an unprofessional manner.
- The student does not participate in discussions in simulations.

Assessment methods and criteria

active participation
simulations are compulsory

Enrollment

16.04.2022 - 31.12.2022

Timing

06.03.2023 - 28.05.2023

Credits

2 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

2 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Agriculture and Rural Enterprises
  • Open University of Applied Sciences
Teachers
  • Juha Tiainen

Objective

After the course, the student can…
• assess solar energy production as part of energy demand and consumption
• utilize the knowledge for developing the energy needs of companies and organizations
• Recognise the possibilites and limits of using solar energy in working life
• Understand the steps involved in installing solar energy

Content

Introduction, objectives and practices, assignment
Solar energy potential and seasonal variation
Solar energy production and technologies
Solar energy business and feasibility calculations
Case studies and energy production subsidies

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The assingments is a partly missing the real subject
The subject is schematic.
The work is unstructured and the boundaries are unclear
The results to be achieved are unclear.
There are development goals set for project work, but they remain loose and unsubstantiated

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The assignment is useful and well-grounded for working life.
The assignment handle current issues, but it is common in the field
The work is based on knowledge and its limits are clear.
The results of the assignments are aimed at practical value and the purpose of the work is to bring a new perspective to the topic.
The role of the working life is taken into account.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The work is useful for practical activities and relevant for the working life and its development.
The work is relevant, new, creative, and demanding.
The limits are clear.
The results of the assignment aim to add value and the aim of the work is to bring a new innovative perspective to the topic.
The purpose and objectives of the work are well justified from the viewpoint of working life and knowledge base. The results of the work will be applied to the development of the circular economy

Enrollment

19.04.2021 - 30.04.2022

Timing

01.08.2022 - 31.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Agriculture and Rural Enterprises
  • Open University of Applied Sciences
Teachers
  • Jussi-Matti Kallio
  • Juha Tiainen
  • Anna Tall
  • Jori Lahti
  • Arja Nykänen
Responsible person

Anna Tall

Scheduling groups
  • Pienryhmä 1 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
  • Pienryhmä 2 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
  • Pienryhmä 3 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
Student groups
  • AGRO20B
  • AGRO20A
Education groups
  • Pienryhmä 1
  • Pienryhmä 2
  • Pienryhmä 3

Objective

The student observes the events in the field during the growing period. The student identifies the most important weeds, blossoming wild plants and diseases and pests. The student learns to know the development phases of plants and the plant's protection needs as well as nature's valuable environmental aspects. The student is aware of the factors which affect crop formation and the quality of the crop and can estimate the quality of the different stages of crop farming and the factors which affect it.

The student is able to describe the technology used for harvesting, especially from the point of view of measuring instruments, control systems and measures that focus on cultivation, and is familiar with the key stages of testing a sprayer

The student is able to give examples of companies that are developing the area efficiently and are environmentally friendly

Content

Plant species and varieties of field crops, experimental areas, weeds, wild plants, diseases and pests, the need for plant protection, becoming acquainted with agricultural research, evaluation of the results of practical cultivation methods, testing a sprayer, farm and agricultural retailer visits.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The student knows the basics of the period. The student collects and identifies weeds, diseases and pests and is familiar with the phases of development of cultivated plants. The student knows what factors affect the crop development and quality of the crop. The student describes the technology, which is used in the cultivation.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The student knows the contents of the period well. The student collects and identifies weeds, diseases and pests independently and knows the phases of development of cultivated plants. The student can conclude factors, which affect the crop development and the quality of the crop. The student can justify the technology, which is used in the cultivation.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The student knows the contents of the period well and knows how to apply them in practice. The student collects and identifies weeds, diseases and pests actively and identifies the phases of development of cultivated plants. The student can think and analyse factors, which affect the crop development and the quality of the crop. The student can apply the technology knowledge of the cultivation in practice.

Enrollment

16.04.2022 - 07.09.2022

Timing

05.09.2022 - 31.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

3 op

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Agriculture and Rural Enterprises
  • Open University of Applied Sciences
Teachers
  • Juha Tiainen
  • Jyrki Rajakorpi
  • Marjo Latva-Kyyny
Student groups
  • MAGRO21
  • MAAYR22
    Introduction to Agribusiness

Objective

The student knows
• Principles of agricultural and forestry taxation, technology and tax planning on the basis of MVL and forest tax based on TVL
• Principles of EVL
• Basic information on VAT, real estate taxation and transfer tax.

Content

The studies consist of sections of variable size. The sections are:
1. Agriculture Taxation (the largest subsection)
2. Forest Taxation
3. Taxation of business revenue and the valuation of assets
4. Other aspects of taxation

Materials

Teachers report at the beginning of the course.

Teaching methods

Lectures, onlinelearning , exercises, book examination, independent work

Completion alternatives

Student has a possibility for employment integrated learning if the student is in a workplace where there are similar contents in the work assignments. Through the recognition of competence, previous similar studies can be taken into account. To be agreed with the teacher.

Student workload

Total study hours 135 h
Lectures, online lectures, independent assignment and group work

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The assessment shall in particular know-how applied student, as evidenced by satisfactorily performing the tasks assigned by the teacher's section and any exams. Grades will be determined on the basis of the criteria below:
1. Opiskelija able to search the documentation required for forest taxation of agricultural income tax accounting, taxation and forest on the SME business tax law provisions, as well as part of the documented agricultural and tax form filling

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The assessment shall in particular know-how applied student, as evidenced by satisfactorily performing the tasks assigned by the teacher's section and any exams. Grades will be determined on the basis of the criteria below:
3. Students are able to look for instructions on income tax accounting in agriculture, forestry and taxation for SMEs in business tax law regulations and is able to make the agriculture and forestry taxation required and the tax form filling. The student understands the importance of tax planning, taxation, agricultural, forest taxation and business taxation

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The assessment shall in particular know-how applied student, as evidenced by satisfactorily performing the tasks assigned by the teacher's section and any exams. Grades will be determined on the basis of the criteria below:
5. The student knows the main pieces of legislation mentioned above, is able to make the agriculture and forestry accounting required by the tax laws and the tax form filling. The student understands the importance of tax planning and will be able to take advantage of the farm and SME taxation.

Assessment methods and criteria

The assessment shall in particular know-how applied student, as evidenced by satisfactorily performing the tasks assigned by the teacher's section and any exams.

Further information

1 SP in RDI