Courses and events

The date and time when registration for a particular course opens in WebOodi is given in the course announcement. Once the call is opened a deadline for registrations is given. Usually the call for applications opens approximately one month and closes approximately two weeks before the course starts. These are only guidelines – always check the deadlines for the course you are interested in! Please follow your email and the doctoral programme homepages to stay up-to-date on courses.

CVM-131 CVM Autumn seminar

Time: 10.-11.10.2018
Place: Meilahti & Viikki

Autumn seminar is the main PhD training event of the year in the Doctoral Program of Clinical Veterinary Medicine congregating  doctoral candidates in a semi-social setting for science,  education and good company.

Registration is open soon HERE and closes on 26.9.

Please note! Supervisors are also warmly welcome to the seminar. If you can’t make it yourself, it is important to  encourage your students to join!

Preliminary program

Wed 10.10.

Biomedicum, Faculty Club (Haartmaninkatu 8)
Theme: Writing

8.30-9 Coffee & registration
9-12 Writing workshop by Caro Kiriakos (coffee at 11:45)
12-12.45 Lunch
12.45-14.30 Workshop continues
14.30 Coffee
14.45-16.30 Speed dating
17-20 Buffet dinner and drinks (Hotel Scandic Meilahti)

Thu 11.10.

Viikki, Clinicum, Paatsama-sali (Koetilantie 4)
Theme: Research community and you

9-10.30 "Methods and processes of strengthening the reporting of veterinary studies", Professor Päivi Rajala-Schultz
10.30-10.45 Coffee
10.45-11.15 Welcome to CVM, Q&A, Liisa Uotila, planning officer of CVM
11.15-11.45 Pre-Examination process, Anne Luoma, viikki-phd student services
11.45-12.15 Thessa workshop, Liisa Uotila
12.15-13 Lunch
13-13.30 HYVÄT (University of Helsinki PhD students), Anton Saressalo
13.30-15 Occupational psychologist Max Kuznetsov (Mehiläinen)
15-15.30 Conflict solving in a work community
Tom Böhling, vice-rector of UofH (bilingual affairs, community wellbeing and campus development)
15.30-16 Coffee and wrap-up

CVM degree structure consists of 10 credits of transferable skills training and 30 credits of scientific content studies. Please see in more detail in the degree structure file.



CVM degree structure and courses in Weboodi.

You can search for courses here:

Upcoming courses:

CVM-140 Understanding animal pain (2 ECTS)
6. - 8.11 2018
Place: City center campus, Siltavuorenpenger 3, Helsinki
More info and registration: LINK to the course webpage

CVM-131 CVM Autumn seminar
Time: 10.-11.10.2018
Place: Helsinki city center & Viikki
More information coming in August!

International courses

NOVA network
The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry are members of the NOVA (The Nordic Forestry, Veterinary and Agricultural University Network). Students of members faculties may participate on NOVA courses free of charge (travel and accommodation not included).

NorDoc – Nordic Doctoral Training in Health Sciences network provides doctoral training courses in health offered by the NorDoc partner organisations:

- Graduate School of Health, Aarhus University (Denmark)
- Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Bergen (Norway)
- The Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen (Denmark)
- Sahlgrenska Akademin, University of Gothenburg (Sweden)
- Doctoral School in Health Sciences, University of Helsinki (Finland)
- School of Health Sciences, University of Iceland (Iceland)
- Karolinska Institutet (Sweden)
- Health and Biosciences Doctoral Programme, University of Oulu (Finland)
- Graduate School of Health Sciences, University of Southern Denmark (NOT AVAILABLE YET)
- Faculty of Medicine Postgraduate Education Unit (PGE), University of Turku

National courses

See national course list, for example, in FinBioNet page (→ FinBioNet course calendar).

Train­ing offered by DSHealth (Doctoral school in Health Sciences)

Courses offered by the Doctoral School in Health Sciences teach skills necessary for all professional researchers and experts in other scientific positions regardless of their scientific background. Please refer to the DSHealth doctoral school website for the most recent information on available courses.

It is also advisable that all CVM students join the DSHealth mailing list to stay up-to-date on DSHealth activities. As a member of you are automatically on that list. Information on joining the mailing list is available here.

Also, The Viikki-based Doctoral School in Environmental, Food and Biological Sciences (YEB) has transferable skills education.

Sem­inars and other events in Viikki

Cell Biology Club (by ILS doctoral programme)

Microbiology seminars (by MBDP doctoral programme)

Virus Club (by MBDP doctoral programme)

Developmental biology journal club

Food Science

Other courses at the University of Helsinki

You may also find relevant courses in the Master’s Programmes of the University of Helsinki.

Or you can search from all University of Helsinki courses in English.

PhD courses organised by other doctoral programmes and schools

Information skills courses by the Helsinki University Library

Career planning courses by the University of Helsinki Career Services