Degree Programmes conducted in Swedish 2014–

Degree Programme in Nursing, SA in Health Care, Turku (240 cr)

Degree: Bachelor of Health Care
Qualification title: Public Health Nurse
Duration of studies: 4 years
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Realization plans
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Gru

Core studies

30 cr
VÅÅ10OH30    30 cr
YH10IN01

Introduction to academic studies



The student
- is familiar with his/her UAS, professional field and individual learning style
- reflects on his/her studies and future plans and is aware of the significance of personal development in relation to life-long learning and the profession
- can generate new knowledge and create personal learning environments
- is familiar with the basic principles of the research process
- can retrieve and critically view information
- can plan, implement and evaluate processes
- can use tools applicable in project planning and project management
- can work in groups and teams with individuals regardless of their background
1
6    6 cr
UOSHÅ10MY01

The interprofessional occupational field



The student
• possesses basic knowledge of the professional field and its fundamental concepts
• is acquainted with interprofessional cooperation within the field
• is familiar with the history and development of the occupational field
• recognizes the significance of professional ethics and is familiar with the principles of a professional attitude.
1
3    3 cr
UOSHÅ10SL01

Service and law within social and health care



The student
• knows the central laws that govern social and health care
• is aware of his/her professional responsibility and can give guidance in matters dealing with the client’s or patient’s position and rights
• knows the principles of the structure, system and organization of social and health care.
1
3    3 cr
VÅÅ10OH01

The human life cycle and human dimensions



The student
• can identify human needs and describe factors that have an impact on the well-being of individuals and families
• can describe the human life cycle and the human development at different ages and understands the meaning of sexual health.
• can identify various types of crises in the human life cycle.
• observes the social, mental, psycho-social and spiritual-existential dimensions of a human being at various stages in life from a holistic perspective.
1
5    5 cr
VÅÅ10OH02

Anatomy and physiology



The student
• can describe human anatomy and explain vital human functions
1
3    3 cr
VÅÅ10OH03

Basic nursing practice



The student
• is able to apply the care process approach and can observe ethical issues within the field
• identifies the patient’s needs within basic care and can give care accordingly
• can plan, implement, assess and document preventive, curative, rehabilitative and palliative basic care in a training context
• identifies the need of first aid, can give first aid in emergency situations and can apply knowledge in cases of illness or accidents.
1
7    7 cr
YH10SV01

Swedish



The student
- can communicate coherently and in a professional manner both orally and in writing, in a work context
- demonstrates appropriate knowledge of the process of academic writing and a correct use of references
- can use different channels to retrieve information and compile reports according to the standard form and layout
2
3    3 cr
Yrk

Professional studies

210 cr
VÅÅ10HF3337   70 cr
VÅÅ10HF04

Medication management



The student
• is able to describe different phases in the medication management process and understands the nurse’s responsibility and rights
• identifies specific factors that contribute to safe medication management and follows the governing documents and ethical principles
• is able to implement safe medication management and advocate cooperation between the patient and the care team, as well as counsel patients and next-of-kin in medication management
• demonstrates accuracy in mediation calculation and is able to reflect in a critical manner over the reliability of medication management.
1
4    4 cr
VÅÅ10HF02

Hospital hygiene and aseptics in nursing care



The student
• understands the nurse’s responsibility in preventing the spreading of infections
• follows preventive hygienic procedures and hospital hygiene as well as aseptic techniques in nursing practice.
• is familiar with the organization of hygiene management and understands hospital hygiene from a local, national and international perspective.
1
3    3 cr
VÅÅ10HF03

Patient education and counseling I



The student
• is familiar with basic nursing pedagogy and identifies the importance of patient education and counseling in nursing care
• accounts for different methods of counseling and applies a health promoting approach in work
• can plan, demonstrate and assess patient education and counseling.
 3   3 cr
VÅÅ10HF06

INTERNSHIP Basic care



The student
• applies the care process in basic care through recognition of different human needs
• is able to plan, implement and assess his/her own input in project work within nursing practice
• accounts for cooperation within social and health care and understands the care chain of the patient
• encounters patients, next-of-kin and partners with a professional approach and demonstrates an ethical attitude
• participates under supervision in medication management and medication calculation
• can under supervision plan, implement, assess and document basic care.
11    11 cr
VÅÅ14HF01

Nursing practice I



The student
• can plan, implement, assess and document patient-centered care in medical, surgical, perioperative care for preventive, curative, rehabilitating and palliative purposes in a interprofessional team
• demonstrates knowledge and skills in the central methods of nursing practice with an approach based on nursing science and evidence-based care, and can perform different clinical examinations, measuring of functions, and treatments
• understands the connection between nursing science and nursing practice
• applies care principles in different contexts of care and demonstrates the care process of the patient
• shows a reflective and ethical approach in counseling and instructing the patient to take responsibility of personal health and capacities.
1
6    6 cr
VÅÅ14HF02

Nursing practice II



The student
• can plan, implement, assess and document patient-centered care in psychiatric and geriatric care for preventive, curative, rehabilitating and palliative purposes in a interprofessional team
• demonstrates knowledge and skills in the central methods of nursing practice with an approach based on nursing science and evidence-based care, and can perform different clinical examinations, measuring of functions, and treatments
• understands the connection between nursing science and nursing practice
• applies care principles in different contexts of care and demonstrates the care process of the patient
• shows a reflective and ethical approach in counseling and instructing the patient to take responsibility of personal health and capacities.
1
 7   7 cr
VÅÅ10HF10

Supplementary courses in medical sciences I



The student
• integrates his/her knowledge in anatomy and physiology with the supplementary medical subjects
• is able to account for different pathological conditions in the human organ system
• is able to account for medical and surgical health impediments, diseases, examinations and treatments
• is familiar with basic microbiology and understands reasons behind the spreading of infections
• is familiar with the care chain of the patient in curative care
• applies the above supplementary subjects to plan, implement, assess and document care needs.
6    6 cr
VÅÅ10HF11

Supplementary courses in medical sciences II



The student

• is able to account for geriatric and psychiatric health impediments, diseases, examinations and treatments
• is able to account for different anesthetic and analgesic forms and can explain their impact on the vital functions
• is familiar with the care chain of the patient in curative care
• applies the above supplementary subjects to plan, implement, assess and document care needs.
 6   6 cr
YH10FI01

Finnish



The student
- demonstrates ability to communicate in a natural and professional manner, in speaking as well as writing, in a work context, including customer service.
- demonstrates proficiency in the terminology of the field and is able to benefit from research and literature in his/her professional development
- shows such skills in the Finnish language as are in accordance with the Act on the Knowledge of Languages Required of Personnel in Public Bodies (424/2003). This means that the student must show satisfactory (grade 1, 2 or 3) or good (grade 4 or 5) skills in speaking and writing Finnish. Written and oral skills are assessed separately.
3    3 cr
YH10EN01

English



The student
- shows the ability to communicate in a professional manner in a work context in speaking as well as writing
- is familiar with essential terminology within his/her field and is able to benefit from professional literature
- has a positive attitude to developing his/her receptive and productive language skills and is familiar with the relevant tools
- is aware of cultural differences in international contexts
 3   3 cr
VÅÅ10HF12

INTERNSHIP Medical nursing



The student
• applies and documents under supervision the care process in different care situations within medical care observing human needs from a multi-disciplinary perspective
• is able to plan, implement and assess personal input in project work within nursing practice
• counsels, under supervision, the patient and next-of-kin and consults collaborators in medical care
• gives patient care for preventive, curative, rehabilitative and palliative purposes under supervision, and demonstrates a professional approach
• performs accurate medication management
 9   9 cr
VÅÅ10HF13

INTERNSHIP Surgical nursing



The student
• applies and documents under supervision the care process in different care situations within surgical care observing human needs from a multi-disciplinary perspective
• is able to plan, implement and assess personal input in project work within nursing practice
• counsels, under supervision, the patient and next-of-kin and consults collaborators in surgical care
• gives patient care for preventive, curative, rehabilitative and palliative purposes under supervision, and demonstrates a professional approach
• performs accurate medication management
1
 9   9 cr
VÅÅ10HR 24   24 cr
VÅÅ10HR02

Patient education and counseling II



The student
• demonstrates knowledge in the education and counseling of patients, next-of-kin, students and staff and is able to give reasons for the choice of methods thereof
• promotes the patient’s commitment to care and self-care through a resource promoting approach and working method
• plans, analyzes, produces and assesses material for patient education and counseling.
 2   2 cr
VÅÅ10HR04

Multi-cultural care



The student
• can describe the connection between culture, individual and society in relation to care
• reflects on the ethical aspects of interprofessional care with people representing different cultures and/or religions
• possesses theoretical knowledge and practical skills to encounter and give care to people from different cultures and religions
 2   2 cr
VÅÅ10HR05

Nursing practice III



The student
• can identify problems of addiction in substance abuse in different age groups
• is aware of personal attitudes associated with abuse and has a professional approach to care of abusers
• possesses the theoretical knowledge and the practical skills needed in care of abusers and can describe and apply the relevant care methods and understands the significance of preventive work.
 2   2 cr
VÅÅ10HR06

NTERNSHIP Nursing practice within mental care



The student
• plans, implements, assesses and documents psychiatric care for preventive, curative, rehabilitative and palliative purposes and understands the significance of the role of a personal nurse
• can explain the care chain of a psychiatric patient and understands the significance of interprofessional cooperation in care contexts
• applies health- and resource promoting methods demonstrating knowledge derived from Nursing Science and evidence-based care
• is responsible for accurate medication management
• reflects on his/her learning outcomes and professional growth and demonstrates an ethical approach.
 6   6 cr
VÅÅ10HR07

Elective studies



• The student acquires advanced knowledge in the professional areas of competence and in the requirements and prospects of working life
• internalises the professional value base and develops his/her reflective capacity.
 3   3 cr
VÅÅ14HR01

INTERNSHIP Nursing practice within home health care



Studerande planerar, förverkligar, utvärderar och dokumenterar den geriatriska vården i förebyggande, kurativt, rehabiliterande och palliativt syfte och inser egenvårdarens betydelse i vårdarbetet.
Studerande kan beskriva den geriatriska patientens vårdkedja och förstår det mångprofessionella samarbetets betydelse i olika vårdkontext.
Studerande tillämpar hälsofrämjande och resursförstärkande metoder och utgår från vårdvetenskaplig och evidensbaserad kunskap.
Studerande ansvarar för en korrekt läkemedelsbehandling.
Studerande reflekterar över sin inlärning och sin professionella tillväxt samt påvisar ett etiskt förhållningssätt.
1
 6   6 cr
UOÅ10HU01

Sustainable development



The students
- know that SD includes ecological, economic, technical, social and cultural aspects, which are all interdependent
- understand that the opportunities for future survival and a good life are dependent on a sustainable utilization of nature, people and the environment
- know how to consider the ecological, social and cultural aspects of sustainable development, as well as aspects of availability in all their activities and to operate in their own working environment in a sustainable manner
- are able to take responsibility for contributing to a globally sustainable development in society
1
 3   3 cr
VÅÅ10FK  29  29 cr
VÅÅ10FK01

Public health management and public health science



The student
• acquires deeper knowledge in public health science and public health management
• can describe on a fundamental level, national and international action plans and strategies in health promotion and in preventive work
• understands the importance of the principle of equality and of demographic factors within public health management and public health sciences
• identifies the impacts of health promotion work.
  4  4 cr
VÅÅ14FK01

Nursing care with pregnancy, children, adolescents and the family



The student
• demonstrates knowledge of the development of the child and the adolescent; can plan, implement, assess and document holistic care of the child, the adolescent and the family.
• integrates his/her knowledge in supplementary medical sciences in the care of children, adolescents and the family and applies accurate medication management.
• applies and deepens resource promoting methods in working with the family.
  6  6 cr
VÅÅ10FK02

Global infectious diseases



The student
• understands the hazards of and can guard against infectious diseases
• can inform individuals and groups on the risks, and support proper measures, in the event of threatening global infections.
  2  2 cr
VÅÅ10FK05

Nursing science



The student
• can scrutinize decision making in nursing and care and initiate development ideas founded on evidence-based care
• can apply knowledge derived from on developing care and nursing.
  2  2 cr
VÅÅ10FK06

INTERNSHIP Health promotion with different age groups



The student
• applies national and international action plans, strategies and resource promoting methods in health promoting work with different age groups
• supervises individuals and groups on health promoting ways of life
• is, under supervision, responsible for accurate medication management.
  6  6 cr
VÅÅ10FK07

INTERNSHIP Nursing practice with children and adolescents



The student
• applies resource promoting methods in health promoting work with different age groups
• supervises individuals and groups on health promoting ways of life
• plans, implements, assesses and documents holistic care in relation to the child, the adolescent and the family
• is, under supervision, responsible for accurate medication management.
  6  6 cr
UOÅ10FM01

Research methodology



The student
- is able to apply the research process in a systematic and flexible manner in the process of creating his/her Bachelor’s Thesis, and in projects
- follows the ethical principles of research in R&D processes
- understands and is able to use qualitative and quantitative methods
- can scrutinize and analyze scientific texts and sees the connection between research and practical development work
- can employ evidence-based knowledge
1
  3  3 cr
VÅÅ10UV  33  33 cr
VÅÅ10HL12

INTERNSHIP Care development



The student
• gives independently preventive, curative, rehabilitative and palliative nursing care in varying settings and situations of care
• demonstrates a professional approach through active reflection on decision making and through the presentation of relevant development ideas
• works as a personal nurse and is responsible for the physical, mental and social safety of the patient
• gains practice in leading a care team
• is able to account for the crisis and catastrophe management of the organization
1
  5  5 cr
VÅÅ14UK01

Pre-hospital and acute care



The student
• deepens his/her knowledge on patient care in rapidly changing circumstances, and on medication management relevant in the situation
• is capable of professional support to people in crisis situations, working with a resource promoting approach
• is familiar with the cooperation related to crisis and catastrophe management regionally, nationally and internationally.
  3  3 cr
VÅÅ10UV02

Leadership and care development



The student
• has basic knowledge in leadership and team work
• understands his/her responsibility in coordinating the holistic care of the client/ patient
• is able to improve the quality of care in a development-oriented manner and take into account financial aspects and sustainability factors
• understands the importance of co-working skills and organizational support in a well-functioning workplace community.
1
  4  4 cr
VÅÅ10UV03

Nursing science



The student
• is able to retrieve and argue in favour of evidence-based knowledge, apply theoretical knowledge and define its relevance in varying care situations
• can apply knowledge derived from nursing science in career planning
3
  3  3 cr
VÅÅ10UV04

National and international challenges in the field of health care



The student
• becomes aware of the importance of life-long learning in his/her personal development from a novice to an expert, and shows social engagement
• is able to account for health-promoting strategies and programs and connect them to the challenges of health care.
• has a positive attitude toward innovation in the area
• makes use of social media and findings of national as well as international research
• understands his/her global responsibility as a nurse and public health nurse.
1
  3  3 cr
VÅÅ10LP

Bachelor’s thesis



Research and development
-The student has knowledge of development in a systematic manner in the professionell field. He/she has science-based skills to present, discuss and evaluate development projects

Interprofessional work
-The student has skills in interprofessional project-management within the field of research and development

Resource promoting interventions and activities
-The student can apply a resource promoting perspective in inquiry, development and evaluation of professional practice in social- and healthcare

Professional application of nursing science
Reflection and application of the metaparadigm of nursing science according to instructions prepared by nursing programme.
  15  15 cr
VÅÅ10HL   54 54 cr
VÅÅ10HL01

Public health nursing and health-promoting skills



The student
• demonstrates proficiency in health-promoting strategies and programs within public health management
• acts as an expert in health promoting work with clients/patients at different stages of life
• is able to plan and implement health-promoting development projects
• understands the importance of the interprofessional effort in promoting the health and well-being of individuals, families, groups and communities
• is able to assess the impact of political decision making on health
• is able to identify and guard against health differences between demographic groups
• is well acquainted with the national vaccination program and the prevention of infectious diseases and can identify and guard against global health hazards
• is able to guide clients, patients and next-of-kin toward self-care through resource promoting methods
• applies the professional value base and follows its ethical principles in health care work.
1
   6 6 cr
VÅÅ10HL02

Health care practices among expecting families



The student
• can account for the care chain within maternity care
• is able to promote health in expecting and young families through supporting the clients’ awareness of health, their resources and autonomy
• can identify the client’s resources and health impediments and is able to account for the follow-up and care of the family during pregnancy, delivery and childbed
• can use resource promoting methods to support the individual and a group in issues relevant to maternity health.
1
   5 5 cr
VÅÅ10HL03

INTERNSHIP Health care practices within maternity care



The student
• can work interprofessionally and build networks to promote health and well-being in the expecting and the young family
• can identify the client’s resources and health impediments and is able to account for the follow-up and care of the family during pregnancy, delivery and childbed
• demonstrates a professional approach and attitude.
1
   7 7 cr
VÅÅ10HL04

Health care practice among families with children



The student
• can account for the care chain within child care
• can identify the client’s resources and health impediments and is able to account for the follow-up and promotion of health and well-being in a family with children
• is able to support the family with resource promoting methods in issues that are relevant in child health care.
1
   4 4 cr
VÅÅ10HL05

INTERNSHIP Health care practice among families with children



The student
• can work interprofessionally and build networks to promote health and well-being in a family with children
• can identify the client’s resources and health impediments and support the health of a family with children
• demonstrates a professional approach and attitude
• demonstrates advanced knowledge and skills in the implementation of the national vaccination program.
1
   7 7 cr
VÅÅ10HL06

Health care practice in schools



The student
• can account for the care chain in school health care
• is confident in the follow-up and promotion of health among school children and students
• can identify resources and health impediments of school children and students and see links between the health impacts of lifestyle and the environment.
1
   3 3 cr
VÅÅ10HL07

INTERNSHIP Health care practice in schools and among students



The student
• can work interprofessionally and build networks to promote health and well-being among school children, students and their families
• can identify the resources and health impediments of school children and students and support their health
• can develop methods to promote health practices and can act as an expert in a school and student community
• demonstrates a professional approach and attitude.
   6 6 cr
VÅÅ10HL08

Health care practice among the working population and the elderly



The student
• can account for the care chain of the working population and the elderly
• can identify the resources and health impediments of the client and explain the impact of life style and work on personal health
• can promote the health and well-being of the working population and the elderly
• can identify health differences among population groups, is able to assess the impact of political decisions on health and can intervene to reduce health differences.
1
   3 3 cr
VÅÅ10HL09

INTERNSHIP Health care practice among adults



The student
• is an actor in interprofessional groups within health care of the working population and the elderly
• can identify health differences among population groups and can intervene to reduce health differences
• applies evidence-based methods for the individual, family, group and community
in order to plan, implement, assess and develop the work for health promotion within adult health care
• demonstrates a professional approach and attitude.
1
   5 5 cr
VÅÅ10HL10

Development of health care practice



The student
• demonstrates a progressive approach and independent decision making
• demonstrates the ability to critically view new scientific findings within the professional field and on basis of them plan, implement and assess health-promoting project work .
1
   5 5 cr
UOSHÅ10ML01

Leadership within interprofessional social and health care



The student
• has the ability to consider needs for change in the care and service chain
• can expertly present and support arguments for the care and service chain as a representative of his/her profession in a interprofessional team
• can promote and develop a client- and patient-centered working culture.
1
   3 3 cr
Val

Elective studies

(3) cr
Pra

Work placement

(86) cr
Lär

Degree thesis

(15+5) cr

  15  15 cr


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