Health Care & Social Services

2011 - 2012 curriculum of the Degree Programme in Nursing, Bachelor of Health Care

Study structure
4th year

Basic studies 30 cr

Advanced professional studies 
30 cr

Bachelor's thesis
15 cr

3rd year  

Professional studies
120 cr

Elective studies 15 cr

2nd year
1st year

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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