Health Care & Social Services

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

Study structure

The first year

Annual theme: Studying and living in the Finnish society and the base for multi-scientific and practice oriented professional activities in nursing.

Goals to achieve:

Students

  • get acquainted with the studying environment and the place where they live
  • get prepared for studies at the university of applied sciences
  • understand a person as a biopsycosocial whole
  • know social and health care as working environment
  • internalize the ethical values of nursing
  • know how to use helping methods in nursing
  • act customer based and aim based in professional interaction

Contents:

  • Studying skills and professional growth
  • Finnish language and culture
  • Speech communication and academic writing
  • English language and communication
  • Behavioural sciences in nursing
  • Social sciences in nursing
  • Computer skills
  • Nursing science in nursing
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Helping methods in nursing 
  • Professional ethic
  • First aid
  • Drug administration and medical calculation
  • Aseptic, microbiology and pathology
  • Methods of  health promotion
  • Health promotion exercise and nutrition
  • Guided practice

The second  year

Annual theme: Health promotion and nursing in different age groups

Goals to achieve:

Students

  • know how to realize health promotion methods with people in different age groups and different life situations
  • apply central helping methods in clinical nursing
  • understand the wide scope of nursing and its special features

Contents:

  • Finnish language and culture (elective studies)
  • Nursing research
  • Pharmacology
  • Cooperation and multicultural nursing
  • Health promotion of children and adolescents
  • Nursing of children and adolescents
  • Nursing of women and family
  • Health promotion of adults
  • Nursing of adults
  • Bachelors thesis
  • Guided practice

The third year

Annual theme: Mental health work and nursing of  the aged, research and development

Goals to achieve:

Students

  • understand the significance of activities supporting mental health from the point of view of an individual and the society
  • support the ability of action of aging persons in different environments
  • know the basics and methods of research activities

Contents:

  • Finnish language and culture (elective studies)
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Nursing of adults
  • Health promotion of the elderly
  • Nursing of  the elderly and Wellness technology
  • Mental health care and psychiatric nursing
  • Cooperation and multicultural nursing
  • Bachelors thesis
  • Guided practice

The fourth year

Annual theme: Advanced clinical nursing

Goals to achieve:

Students

  • are prepared for nursing, which is multi-professional, all-inclusive, methodical and in accordance with the nursing process
  • have internalized in their activities the ethics and evidence based  nursing
  • are prepared to work in teams in different tasks 
  • are prepared to maintain own working and acting ability as well as to develop both themselves, their working community and the whole professional field

Contents:

  • Finnish language and culture (elective studies)
  • Administration and management
  • Medical-surgical nursing
  • Bachelors thesis
  • Guided practice

 

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