Health Care & Social Services

2009 - 2010 curriculum of the Degree Programme in Nursing, Bachelor of Health Care

The goal of the degree programme is to educate healthcare professionals, who have got both general and specific knowledge of health care and nursing. The studies enable graduates to work in Finland and abroad in hospitals and health centres as well as in the private sector.

The extent of the degree programme is 210 ETCS credit units and the duration is 3.5 years. The instruction is in English.

The aim of the programme is to provide the students with a broad core knowledge base as well as the advanced knowledge necessary to fulfill current and future needs in health care. The students receive an in-depth introduction to nursing science and nursing research, so as to be able to contribute to the development of nursing. In the learning process the student formulates links between practical experience and theoretical concepts. These links require the integration of theory and practice and that is facilitated by, for example, reflection on practice. Students are offered ample opportunity to promote their personal growth and development also in international environments.

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