The course is included in these curricula and study modules

Nurse - pediatric nursing 2001 - 2004 - Pediatric nursing


General studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

12 cr

Competency aims

The theoretical foundations for caring for sick children and the nursing process. The child, the family and the environment. Clinical considerations concerning children and families related to chronic and acute disorders.

Learning outcomes

Understand the child as patient
and have the ability to perform bbasic care for the child with illness so that the care supports the development, wellbeing and parents

Course contents

-The theoretical foundations of pediatric caring and the nursing process
- The child, the family and the environment
- Clinical issues in pediatric caring ( safety and preventive care, children with chronical diseases, handicappes and their families, children with acute illnesses and their families

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Basic studies in caring science and clinical care.

Recommended or required reading

Eriksson, K. 1986. Vårdandets idé. Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell. ISBN 91-20-06684-8
Eriksson, K. 1994. Den lidande människan. Stockholm: Liber utbildning. ISBN 91-634-0862-7
Eriksson, K. (red.) 1995. Den mångdimensionella hälsan - verklighet och visioner. Vasa: Institutionen för vårdvetenskap & Vasa sjukvårdsdistrikt.
Korhonen, A.1996. Keskosen hoitotyö. Tampere: Tammer-Paino Oy. ISBN 951-26-4092-9
Lindholm, L. 1998. Den unga människans hälsa och lidande. Dr.avh. Åbo Akademi. Vasa: Institutionen för vårdvetenskap
Månsson,M. & Enskär, K. 2000. Pediatrisk vård och specifik omvårdnad. Lund: Studentlitteratur. ISBN 91-44-00234-3
Wallgren, E.I. (red.) 2000. Sydänlasten kirja. Jyväskylä: Gummerus Kirjapaino Oy. ISBN 952-91-1038-3

Study activities

Practical training - 320 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 320 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 320 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

Reports and productions


Sundell Solveig

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

The timetable of the course


Assessment methods

2006-12-15 - Reports and productions

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