How to prepare for applying for a job (2 credits)
This course will prepare you for applying for a job (mainly outside academia). You will learn how to write your CV and a cover letter for a job application and get real life experience from a job interview. Students participating on this course will get three to four job advertisements (eg.Fazer, LUKE, Natural History Museum,LUOMUS) and prepare an application to two of them.
Teachers: Career Counselor Leena Itkonen from University of HelsinkiCareer Services
1st meeting 9.11. 2017 9-12 (Latokartanonkaari 7, SH 541)
10.11- 19.11.2017: MOODLE-working/Preparing your job application documents
2nd meeting (Feedback of the applications): 28.11. 2017 9-12 (Biocenter 3, Room 1402)
Weeks 48-49: Applications to employers/participating organizations and interviews at companies
3rd meeting: 14.12. 2017 12-15 , Seminar together with employers)/participating organizations (VIIKKI Think Company, Latokartanonkaari 3)
Registration: Please register in WebOodi YEB-110
LEADING A CREATIVE ORGANIZATION (YEB-113)
Time: Tue 7.11.2017 at 9.15-16.30, Tue 21.11.2017 at 13.15-16.30 and Tue 28.11.2017 at 13.15-16.30(alternative to 28.11 is 12.12.2017 at 13.15-16.60).
12.12. Biocenter 1, Seminar room 3106
Organizer: Doctoral School in Biological, Environmental and Food Sciences
The objective of the training is to give the participant tools to understand the characteristics of a creative person, a creative process, emotions attached to creative work, special characteristics of a creative organization with multiple creative individuals, and finally, the dynamics of supporting creative expert work by leadership. The course is a practical hands-on workshop and includes introductions, exercises, discussions, student projects and seminars. As projects students will find practical solutions to challenging work and leadership situations.
TEACHER: Virpi Haavisto is a professional coach, leadership advancer and a specialist in facilitating creative work. She is a certified coach by International Coaching Federation ICF. Haavisto has graduated as M.Sc. from Helsinki University of Technology HUT. She has been a Visiting PhD Scholar at Stern School of Business at New York University (Management and Organizational Behavior)
Research Ethics 1ECTS, Online course, YEB-117
The course is 1ECTS and comprises of 27hours of independent study.
The course runs over 4 weeks online 29.9. - 30.10.2017
Assessment 1 – Mon 9.10.2017 - Ethical issues and challenges in my own research
Assessment 2 – Mon 16.10.2017 - Peer Review
Assessment 3 – Tue 17. – 27.10.2017 - Discussion board on ethical issues
Assessment 4 – Mon 30.10.2017 - Reflection and solutions to ethical issues
Assessment 5 – Mon 30.10.2017 – Deadline for online quizzes
Learning outcomes: At the completion of this course a Doctoral candidate is able to recognise and analyse key research ethical questions, formulate ethical research plans and responses to ethical challenges by applying key ethical theories and approaches, recognise and understand key ethical principles guiding research and how they apply to research work, understand the Finnish Responsible Conduct of Research guidelines, processes fordealing with research misconduct, and processes for applying research license or
ethical review identify rights and responsibilities as a researcher, understand how ethical decisions and choices influence society and research
The course will be taught online (http://moodle.tsv.fi/) and during two compulsory workshops. You will be sent an enrolment key to login a few days before the course commences. The course language is English (materials in Finnish are also accessible on the Moodle site). Most of the course is self-directed and allows for great flexibility with when and where it is done. However, assessments have strict deadlines.
Research Ethics 1ects, YEB -114, Workshop course
The course is 1ECTS and comprises of 19hours of independent study and 8 hours of workshop. This course can only be completed together with the Online Course for Research Ethics.
Timetable: The course is offered in conjuction with a Research Ethics Online course ONLY. The course runs over 4 weeks online 29.9. - 30.10.2017.
Compulsory workshops will be held:
12.10.2017.2017 Time: 8-12, Place: Viikki, Info-building, Room 3.
24.10.2017. Time8-12, Place:Kumpula, Chemicum A129
Learning outcomes: At the completion of this course a Doctoral candidate is able to recognise and analyse key research ethical questions, formulate ethical research plans and responses to ethical challenges by applying key, ethical theories and approaches, recognise and understand key ethical principles guiding research and how they apply to research work, understand the Finnish Responsible Conduct of Research guidelines, processes for dealing with research misconduct, and processes for applying research license or ethical review, identify rights and responsibilities as a researcher, understand how ethical decisions and choices influence society and research community
The course will be taught in workshops and online (http://moodle.tsv.fi/). You will be sent an enrolment key to login. The course language is English (materials in Finnish are also accessible on the Moodle site).
Course Content: The workshop course is based on translating research ethics principles and theories into reality in your own research. The workshop and the additional assessments are designed for you to reflect more closely on your own research work and how ethics helps you make it stronger and more robust.
Principles of business for Bioscientists (2 credits)
Timing: lectures at 10 -12 on Wednesdays 4.10-1.11.2017 and Thursdays 5.10-26.10.2017.
Place: Viikki Think Company, Latokartanonkaari 3
Objective: After completing this course the student has learned the state of art business models and management tools acquired in start-up and modern businesses these days. The course will acquaint students with different terminologies related to the business. The basic principles of business concepts are useful for all bioscientists, no matter what career is chosen.
Contents: The emphasis of the course is in implementing science and research to the business. Here the customer value perspective is central with the marketing and sales management concepts and practices. Other segments of management are also introduced including human resources and operations management. In addition, forms of business ownership, financing and key strategies for reaching global markets will be discussed. Visiting lectures with real research-business cases will introduce how the management models and strategies are implemented in practice.
Study material and literature: Material will be provided during the course. Books: Running lean: iterate from plan A to a plan that works / Ash Maurya. Best Cases in B2B Sales Management / Juha Mattsson ja Petri Parvinen
Completion: Lectures, Group Assignment, No exam
Evaluation: Grading scale: 0-5
Responsible persons: Ph.D. Jani Holopainen, Ph.D. Osmo Mattila
Other information: Teaching in English.
Lecture and content:
1) Business models: Introduction to business models, emphasis on customer and service dominant strategies.
2) Management models and tools: Introduction of organization including business management departments and their tasks.
3) User-driven business model development: Guidance to the case assignment applying Lean canvas, user testings, and validation of innovation / business idea through iterations. Principles of fast prototyping and experimental culture.
4) Managing sales, marketing and the product: Different marketing and sales strategies and tools with emphasis on digital tools, analytics and omnichannels. Main concepts identifying potential customers, their problem, solutions and channels.
5) Leadership and human resource management: Summary of Managing people including strategic management, process (task) management, and leadership. In-depth understanding trough real-life examples on communication (internal and external, formal and informal), comprehension, capacity, capabilities and commitment.
6) Setting up a business in practice: entrepreneurial state-of-mind, business plan, testing plan, building capacity, iterating business model.
7) Financing in practice: company types, ownership and financing models. Scaling up business and capacity building.
8) Establishing a business: support and networks (Helsinki ThinkCompany bootcamps’ protocol: Tuomo Lindholm & Helsinki Innovation Services: Milla Koistinaho). Commercializing research and establishing a spin out company from University of Helsinki.
9) From research to business: Support programs and company cooperation (PoDoCo program Essi Huttu) Research and business case presentations from PoDoCo.
YEB Science communication (YEB-111, 2 credits)
OBS: FIRST MEETING 11.10.2017 at 9-14 at Viikki, Latokartanonkaari 7, Seminar room 340
Pirjo Koskinen, Petri Nummi: Lectures and instructions for TV workshops
31.10.–2.11.2017 (9–18), Place: Kallio-Kuninkala, Järvenpää: TV workshop + rhetorics, presentation skills, popular writing, poster workshop. Nice time together, activities!
Teachers: Pirjo Koskinen, Mika Hietanen, Petri Nummi
Responsible course teacher: Carol Norris
Thursdays 14.00–17.00 / 14.9.–19.10.2017
Scientific writing (YEB-104)
Responsible course teacher: Alyce Whipp
Fridays 9.00–12.00 / 3.11.–8.12.2017
Grant writing (YEB-105)
Responsible course teacher: Vanessa Fuller
Time: Fridays 9.00–12.00 / 22.9.–6.10.2017
Syyskuu, 9.00–13.45 (Teoria + harjoituksia: 7.–8.9; 13.–15.9; 21.–22.9.2017)
Esiintymistaidon kurssi on tarkoitettu jatko-opiskelijoille, jotka haluavat varmuutta esiintymistilanteisiin, kuten luentojen, esitelmien ja puheiden pitämiseen. Kurssilla voit valmistautua väitöstilaisuudessa esittämääsi lektioon. Tarkoitettu erityisesti opiskelijoille, jotka väittelevät vuoden sisällä.
Kurssin sisältö jakaantuu kolmeen osa-alueeseen:
1. Hengitys- ja puhetekniikkaan
2. Rentoutusharjoituksiin, joilla voi lieventää jännitystä
3. Esiintymiseen teknisenä suorituksena.
Kurssin opettaja on TeM Mia Pätsi, www.miapatsi.com.
OBS. This course is in Finnish