Curricula 2015–

D = full-time studies
F = part-time studies

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

English translation, degree programme conducted in swedish.
Degree: Bachelor of Health Care
Qualification title: Public Health Nurse
Duration of studies: 4 years
Study type: Full-timeFull-time
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Realization plans
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Gru

Core studies

27 cr
USS15IV27    27 cr
CA15IN01

Introduction to Academic Studies



The student is familiar with his/her UAS and field of education
The student knows how to study in a smart and efficient manner
3    3 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
1
3    3 cr
USS15IV01

IT and Project Methodology



The student knows how to plan, implement and evaluate writing processes and assessments by means of IT
The student is able to use tools within the area of project planning and handling
3    3 cr
USS15IV02

The Interprofessional Occupational Field



The student

Has knowledge about nursing and the health care profession, as well as his/her rights and obligations
Has knowledge about different types of activities and service providers within social- and health care and understands their significance for the patient/client
Is familiar with the interprofessional work within social- and health care
Knows about teamwork and networking
3    3 cr
USS15IV03

Professional Communication



The student has the ability to engage in professional dialogue
The student can treat patients/clients and their next-of-kin as experts in their own lives
The student understands the relevance of culture in nursing and is able to encounter patients/clients from different cultural backgrounds with an individual approach
2    2 cr
USS15IV04

Human Health, Functional Ability and Development



The student can describe human health and understands its significance
The student can describe the human life cycle and the human development at different ages
The student has knowledge about different dimensions of a human being (spiritual, existential, sexual, psycho-social) at various life stages
The student knows about the most common disabilities and the factors causing the disabilities
The student can encourage participation, self-determination and functional ability among people with disabilities
The student is familiar with reactions and supporting methods during development- and traumatic crisis
5    5 cr
USS15IV05

Introduction to Nursing Science and Nursing Practice I



The student is familiar with the history of nursing
The student knows the basics of nursing science
The student is familiar with the nursing process
The student is able to apply ethical principles to practice
The student is knows the basics of structured documentation
The student knows the basics of nutrition and basic care
The student knows the basics of patient safety
The student understands the significance of data protection and data security within the nursing process
The student can support the patient's and related parties' participation in care
The student has knowledge about sustainable development within nursing
5    5 cr
USS15IV06

Hygiene in Nursing



The student knows the basics of microbiology
The student has knowledge about preventive hygiene measures and patient care and hygiene as well as demonstrates an aseptic approach to nursing care
The student understands the nurse's responsibility in preventing the spreading of infections
The student is familiar with the organization of hygiene management and understands hospital hygiene from a local, national and international perspective
1
3    3 cr
Yrk

Professional studies

213 cr
USS15GV33    33 cr
USS15GV01

Service and Legislation within Social and Health Care



The student knows the principles of the structure, system and organization of social and health care
The student knows the central laws that govern social and health care
The student knows about the essential action plans within social and health care
The student is aware of his/her professional responsibility and can give guidance in matters dealing with the client’s or patient’s position and rights
3    3 cr
CA15FI01

Finnish



The student
Demonstrates ability to present his/her own education, work experience and know-how
Is able to cooperate in professional and branch specific situations, in both spoken and written Finnish
Has the skills to communicate with different partners and is able to participate in a discussion within the field of work.
Is able to account for his/her working environment, such as presenting the company or organization as well as its services or products
Demonstrates proficiency in the terminology of the field
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. This means that the student must show satisfactory (grade 1, 2 or 3) or good (grade 4 or 5) skills in speaking and writing. Written and oral skills are assessed separately.
3    3 cr
USS15GV02

Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology



The student can describe human anatomy and explain vital human functions
The student understands common physiopathological causes of various illnesses and understands how they affect the human body
5    5 cr
USS15GV03

Basic Research Methods



The student understands the basics of a scientific approach
The student is able to search for, handle and critically evaluate information within his/her own scientific and professional field
The student knows and understands the basic concepts and research design within research methodology
The student can apply principles involving professional and research ethics to research and development related activities
1
3    3 cr
USS15GV04

Medication Management I



The student can account for juridical and ethical principles of medication management
The student knows about the different phases in the medication management process and understands its importance to patient safety
The student can describe the different occupational groups' fields of responsibility within the interprofessional medication management
The student can plan, implement and evaluate safe medication management for patients/clients with different illnesses and for various groups of patients
The student knows all stages of a medicine in an organism
The student knows about different types of medication and methods of administration
The student demonstrates skills in nursing mathematics
3    3 cr
USS15GV05

Nursing Practice II



The student is able to plan, implement, assess and document a patient's end-of-life care
The student is able to apply resource promoting methods within basic care
The student understands the significance of professional ethics within nursing and nursing care and is familiar with the basics of decision-making
The student can apply the care process to practice and has knowledge about care planning
The student is able to apply the principles of confidentiality and information protection
3    3 cr
USS15GV06

Councelling and eHealth



The student understands the philosophical, ethical and pedagogical principles of counselling
The student has the ability to plan, implement and evaluate counselling both for individual patients as well as for groups in various care environments
The student is able to use and develop counselling methods and material
The student has knowledge about eHealth and is able to use different electronic alternatives when counselling patients
The student knows the basics of case management
1
4    4 cr
USS15GV07

Internship, Basic Care



The student can under supervision plan, implement and assess a patient's end-of-life care
The student is able to work in interprofessional teams
The student can apply resource promoting methods to basic care
The student encounters patients, next-of-kin and partners with a professional approach
The student can counsel patients within basic care
The student demonstrates an ethical professional attitude and has respect for confidentiality
The student takes patient safety into consideration and applies aseptic principles to patient care
The student is familiar with the unit's medication management and can under supervision perform medical management
9    9 cr
USS15KV 27   27 cr
USS15KV01

Medical Nursing Care and Internal Medicine



The student can account for different internal medical health impediments, illnesses, examinations and treatments
The student can in an interprofessional team plan, implement, assess, document and report about patient centered care within internal medicine
The student demonstrates skills in central methods involving evidence-based nursing and is able to perform clinical examinations, measuring of functions and treatments within internal medicine
The student shows a reflective and ethical approach in the field of nursing
The student is familiar with the care chain related to internal medicine
2
 5   5 cr
USS15KV02

Medication Management II



The student demonstrates knowledge of the basic principles of pharmaceutics and pharmacology (pharmacodynamics and kinetics)
The student understands what effect human anatomy and physiology have on administration of medicines, the stages of a medicine and its effect on the organism
The student can give an account of the main types of medicines
The student is able to plan, implement and assess safe medication management, fluid resuscitation, parenteral nutrition and transfusion involving patients with various illnesses and different groups of patients
The student understands the significance of the patient's engagement in the medical treatment
The student demonstrates sufficient skills in nursing mathematics
 5   5 cr
USS15KV03

Surgical Nursing and Surgery



The student can account for different surgical obstacles, illnesses, examinations and treatments
The student can in an interprofessional team plan, implement, assess, document and report about patient-centered care
The student demonstrates skills in central methods involving evidence-based nursing and is able to perform clinical examinations, measuring of functions and treatments within internal medicine
The student shows a reflective and ethical approach in the field of nursing
 5   5 cr
USS15KV04

Perioperative Nursing and Anaesthesiology



The student can account for different types of anaesthesia and analgesia and is able to explain their impact in the patient's vital functions
The student can in an interprofessional team plan, implement and, assess and document patient-centered care within the perioperative care
The student demonstrates competences in medication management within the perioperative care
The student demonstrates skills in aseptics within the perioperative care
The student can implement care and patient supervision by means of medical technology during the entire care process and apply different directives involving patient safety
The student knows the basics of radiation physics, radiobiology, legislation within radiation protection, radiation safety measures in the workplace and use of radiation in medicine
 3   3 cr
USS15KV05

Internship, Medical Nursing Care



In contexts involving interprofessional collaboration, the student can under supervision plan, implement and assess patient-centered medical nursing care
The student is able to follow various evidence-based care guidelines within the care plan and implement the most common treatment methods within internal medicine
The student is able to document and report in accordance with structured documentation
The student can plan, implement and assess safe medical management
The student can identify ethical problems and demonstrates an ethical approach
The student takes patient safety into consideration and applies aseptic principles to patient care
The student can treat patients with enteral and parenteral nutrition and fluid resuscitation
 9   9 cr
USS15KL 33   33 cr
USS15KL01

Internship, Surgical Nursing



In contexts involving interprofessional collaboration, the student can under supervision plan, implement and assess patient-centered surgical care
The student is able to follow various evidence-based care guidelines within the care plan and implement the most common treatment methods within surgical nursing
The student is able to document and report in accordance with structured documentation
The student can plan, implement and assess safe medical management
The student can identify ethical problems and demonstrates an ethical approach
The student understands the significance of patient safety and applies aseptic principles to patient care
The student can treat patients with enteral and parenteral nutrition and fluid resuscitation
 9   9 cr
USS15KL02

Gerontological Nursing, Home Care and Geriatrics



The student obtains a deeper knowledge of the elderly patient’s distinctive features and understands the significance of safe medication management within the gerontological care
The student can in an interprofessional team plan, implement, assess and document patient centered gerontological care and home care
The student demonstrates skills in central methods involving evidence-based nursing and is able to perform clinical examinations, measuring of functions and gerontological nursing
The student applies the principles of nursing practice within various gerontological nursing contexts
The student demonstrates a resource promoting, reflective and ethical approach when guiding patients to take responsibility for their role in their own health care as well as functional abilities
 4   4 cr
USS15KL03

Mental Care, Psychiatry and Care of Substance Abusers



The student can account for different psychosocial obstacles, psychiatric illnesses, examinations and treatments
The student understands the significance of mental health
The student understands how different types of substance abuse affects the human health
The student can apply resource promoting methods to nursing care involving the patient and their next-of-kin
The student knows the basics of the central methods involving evidence-based nursing and has knowledge about the principles of care relationship related work
The student is familiar with the patient’s care chain within mental care and care of substance abusers
 5   5 cr
USS15KL04

Internship, Mental Care



In contexts involving interprofessional collaboration, the student can under supervision plan, implement and assess patient-centered mental and care of substance abusers
The student is able to follow various evidence-based care guidelines within the care plan and implement the most common treatment methods
The student is able to document and report in accordance with structured documentation
The student is able to encounter a mental care patient or substance abuser in a professional manner
The student can identify the patient’s recourses and is able to cooperate with the patient as well as interprofessional working teams in a resource promoting manner
The student has a reflective and ethical approach and respects the patient’s right to self-determination as well as the patient safety
The student can counsel the patient within mental care and care of substance abusers
The student can plan, implement and assess safe medical management
 6   6 cr
USS15KL05

Internship, Nursing Practice within Home Health Care



In contexts involving interprofessional collaboration, the student can under supervision in a home environment plan, implement, and assess patient-centered care while taking into consideration the patient’s and next-of-kin’s cultural background
The student is able to follow various evidence-based care guidelines within the care plan and is able to implement central resource promoting treatment methods within the home environment
The student is able to document and report in accordance with structured documentation
The student demonstrates a respectful attitude towards the patient/client and the immediate home environment as well as is able to identify ethical problems
The student can assess and support the patient’s/client’s functional ability as well as the patient’s and next-of-kin’s participation in the health care
The student can plan, implement and assess safe medical management
The student understands the significance of patient safety and applies aseptic principles to patient care
 6   6 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
USS15PK  28  28 cr
USS15PK01

Public Health and Health Economics



The student is familiar with the basics of public health science
The student has knowledge about national and international action plans, as well as strategies related to health promotion and preventive work
The student obtains a deeper knowledge of different types of services within the field of social and health care and within the public, private and third sector
The student understands the principles of health economics and cost-effectiveness
The student has knowledge about the health status and well-being of the population
The student is aware of factors, which have an impact on public health and can prevent risk factors as well as understands the significance of early support at the individual and community level
The student understands the principles of an interprofessional resource promoting work within preventive public health care
  4  4 cr
USS15PK02

Global Infectious Diseases



The student understands the hazards of and can prevent global infectious diseases
The student can inform individuals and groups about the risks, and support proper measures, in case of an epidemic or pandemic
The student is familiar with the national immunization programme and knows the principles of the immunization procedures for adults and travelers
  2  2 cr
USS15PK03

Nursing Care during Pregnancy and Puerperium



The student demonstrates knowledge of the service structure within maternal health services and understands the significance of the interprofessional work
The student understands the normal course and follow-up of pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium
The student is familiar with resource promoting methods in his/her work involving the family
The student can support a positive parenthood as well as care of the infant
  3  3 cr
USS15PK04

Nursing Care of Children, Adolescents and Family



The student demonstrates knowledge of the growth, development and characteristics of the child and the adolescent
The student has the skills to, through resource promoting methods, support the wellbeing of children, adolescents and families with children, as well as resources and participation
The student is familiar with the care chain related to paediatric nursing
The student can account for various health impediments, illnesses, examinations and treatments within pediatric nursing
The student can in an interprofessional team plan, implement, assess and document about an overall care for children, adolescents and families
The student is able to plan, implement and assess safe medication management
The student shows a reflective and ethical approach in the care of children, adolescents and families
  4  4 cr
USS15PK05

Internship, Primary Health Care



The student becomes familiar with national and international action programmes, as well as strategies and
resource strengthening methods related to health promotion work with different age groups
In contexts involving interprofessional collaboration, the student can under supervision plan, implement, assess and document resource promoting work at the individual, group and community level
The student gives guidance to individuals and groups on health promoting lifestyles
The student is able to plan, implement and assess safe medication management
  6  6 cr
USS15PK06

Internship, Pediatric Nursing



The student can under supervision plan, implement, assess and document the overall care of children and
adolescents
The student performs under supervision central nursing methods, clinical examinations and functional
measurements within care of children and adolescents
The student can under supervision plan, implement and assess safe medical management within the care of
children and adolescents
The student takes patient safety into consideration in the care of children and adolescents
The student applies resource promoting methods to health promotion work involving children, adolescents
and families as well as gives them guidance on health promoting lifestyles
  6  6 cr
USS15PK07

Research Methodology within Nursing



The student knows how to use evidence-based knowledge within his/her own field of science and profession
The student is familiar with and understands common data collection and analysis methods as well as is able to
apply them to his/her own field of science and profession
The student can apply research ethics to research and development
1
  3  3 cr
USS15UV  32  32 cr
USS15UV01

Bachelor’s Thesis



The student shows knowledge of systematic development in the professional field. He/she has science-based
skills (with focus on research within nursing science) to implement, present, discuss and evaluate
development projects within multi-professional teams
  15  15 cr
USS15UV02

Pre-hospital and Acute Care



The student is familiar with collaboration in case of crisis and catastrophe situations, of regional, national as well as international proportions
In an interprofessional context, the student is capable of assessing the required nursing care and has the ability to plan, implement as well as document acute care
The student can encounter and counsel a critically ill patient and her/his next-of-kin
The student has required knowledge in medication management within pre-hospital and acute care
The student deepens her/his knowledge about psychosocial support in crisis situations
  4  4 cr
USS15UV03

Leadership and Care Development



The student has basic knowledge in leadership and development methods within health care
The student demonstrates knowledge about quality assurance within nursing
The student knows how to act in a responsible manner when maintaining computer security
The student can, in the position of a teamleader, make use of knowledge within nursing science as well as interdisciplinary knowledge in decision making
The student is able to take initiative
The student knows about career opportunities within the field of nursing
The student has knowledge about organizational and social opportunities to influence developing nursing practice
The student gains a deeper knowledge about social case management
2
  6  6 cr
USS15UV04

Nursing Science



The student obtains a deeper knowledge about nursing science and is able to apply knowledge derived from nursing science
The student can initiate and argue in favour of development ideas, which are based on evidence-based nursing
  2  2 cr
USS15UV05

Elective Studies



The student gains a deeper understanding of theory and/or nursing practice which supports the professional development
  5  5 cr
UHV15HV   60 60 cr
UHV15HV01

Resource Promoting Public Health Nursing



The student’s health care practice is based on existing legislation, as well as national and international policy documents
The student obtains a deeper knowledge in health promotion and preventive health care in different operational environments
The student uses evidence-based knowledge in the planning, implementation and assessment of client-centered health promotion work
The student can use resource promoting operating models and methods
The student can, by means of outreach health care, support clients, families and communities, which are in need of special support
The student takes cultural factors into account when supporting health and functional ability of clients from different cultures
The student demonstrates the required skills in medication management
1
   4 4 cr
UHV15HV02

Prevention and Treatment of Infectious Diseases



The student follows national and international instructions in prevention and treatment of infectious diseases within the field of health care
The student can implement the immunization programme and counsel travellers
1
   1 1 cr
UHV15HV03

Public Health Science



The student is able to apply knowledge about public health, community analyses and community welfare reports to the health promotion of the population as well as for the purpose of reducing health inequalities between different population groups
The student can take into account different health promoting and obstructive environmental factors
The student can collaborate in special circumstances and situations of exception with experts in environmental health care
The student can prevent accidents and has skills in first aid
1
   2 2 cr
UHV15HV04

Health Care Practices Among Expecting Families



The student can plan, implement and assess the follow-up of health, wellbeing and resources of expecting families as well as of families with infants
The student recognizes risks and complications related to pregnancy and labour and can, if necessary, consult experts in the field of maternal health care
The student is familiar with the course of labour and knows how to handle an emergency childbirth
The student can, by use of resource promoting methods, counsel the clients in aspects related to pregnancy, labour, couple relations and family planning
1
   5 5 cr
UHV15HV05

Internship, Health Care Practices within Maternity Care



The student is familiar with the service system and the interprofessional collaboration within maternal health care and is able to use different resource promoting operating models and methods
The student can plan, implement and assess the follow-up and care of the woman, fetus and family both during pregnancy and puerperium
The student recognizes high-risk pregnancies, complications during pregnancy, labour and puerperium and knows the process for referring a patient to further treatment
The student can provide both individual and group counselling about issues related to pregnancy, labour, puerperium, couple relation and family planning
1
   6 6 cr
UHV15HV06

Health Care Practice Among Families with Children



The student can plan, implement and assess the follow-up of a child’s growth and development in consultation with the family
The student can support the parents in their parenthood and can guide, with resource promoting methods, the parents and their child towards a healthy lifestyle
The student can assess the child’s and family’s need of additional support and further treatment
1
   5 5 cr
UHV15HV07

Internship, Health Care Practice within Child Health Care



The student is familiar with the service system and the interprofessional collaboration within child health care and is able to use different resource promoting operating models and methods both individually as well as in a group
The student can plan, implement and assess the follow-up of a child’s growth and development as well as support the family’s wellbeing
The student can identify families with special needs and knows the process of referring a patient to further analysis and treatment
The student can maintain and encourage collaboration between the family and different parties in issues related to a safe environment for the upbringing
The student can implement the immunization programme
1
   6 6 cr
UHV15HV08

Health Care Practice Among School Children, Adolescents and their Families



The student can plan, implement and assess the follow-up of a school child’s and adolescent’s growth and development in consultation with the family
The student can, with resource promoting methods, support the school child, the adolescent and family in health promoting choices
The student can assess the school child’s, adolescent’s and family’s need of additional support and further treatment
The student can maintain and encourage a safe upbringing, school and study environment
1
   4 4 cr
UHV15HV09

Internship, Health Care Practice in Schools and Among Students



The student is familiar with the service system and the interprofessional collaboration within school and among student health care and is able to use different resource promoting operating models and methods
The student can plan, implement and assess the follow-up of a school child’s growth and development as well as support the family’s wellbeing
The student can, in a versatile manner, give counselling to school children, adolescents and their families
The student can maintain and encourage collaboration between the school child, adolescent and family and different support groups in relation to a safe school and study environment as well as a resource promoting learning environment
1
   6 6 cr
UHV15HV10

Health Care Practice Among the Working Population and the Elderly



The student can plan, implement and assess the health follow-up of people of working age as well as the working community and support the maintaining of work ability and use of resource promoting working methods
The student can account for the principles of a good interprofessional occupational health care
The student can assess what effect the workplace, working community, and environment have on the health
The student can, on the individual and community level, plan, implement and assess the follow-up of the health and functional ability of the elderly
The student knows how to act in interprofessional working groups and networks as well as is able to implement health and nursing care in a home environment
1
   4 4 cr
UHV15HV11

Internship, Health Care Practice Among Adults



The student is familiar with the service system and the interprofessional collaboration within occupational health care/adult health care and is able to use different resource promoting operating models and methods
The student can plan, implement and assess the health follow-up of people of working age as well as the working community and support the maintaining of work ability
The student can assess what effect the workplace, working community, and environment has on the health
The student can plan, implement and assess the follow-up of the health and functional ability of the unemployed and the elderly
The student can, in interprofessional working groups and networks, identify and supply the need of service to the elderly and unemployed
1
   6 6 cr
UHV15HV12

Internship Elective/Advanced



The student is able to, based on earlier practice, independently be responsible for practice within the context of his/her own choice related to the field of health care
The student is able to recognize his/her own development needs and is able to reinforce the practical skills as an expert within the field of public health nursing
1
   3 3 cr
UHV15HV13

Leadership and Professional Development of the Public Health Nurse



The student applies the quality recommendations as well as current strategies to the evaluation of health care practice and is able to collaborate both as coworker as well as a leader within interprofessional work groups
The student identifies and takes into account the challenges of the society and can offer appropriate services as well as ensure the continuity of the care chain
The student can participate in national and international discussions about the health and wellbeing of the population
The student can act as an expert in different media contexts
The student develops his/her professional knowledge and follows ethical principles within health care practice
1
   3 3 cr
UHV15HV14

Development of Health Care Practice



The student has an innovative approach to the development of health care practice from a social and working life perspective (e.g. within projects)
The student maintains and applies evidence-based knowledge to practice
The student is able to recognize his/her own development needs and is able to reinforce the practical skills as an expert within the field of public health nursing
1
   5 5 cr

Elective studies

(8) cr

Work placement

(93+14) cr

Degree thesis

(15) cr


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