Extension studies

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Type of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

1 cr

Competency aims

Student is able to use ethical code in midwifery. She knows what is the best for woman, mother and child in different situations. Student develops and follows her ethical thinking when taking care of her patients.

Learning outcomes

The student can reflect on and follow the ethical questions in midwifery.
The student develops in her professional capacity as a midwife.
The student follows the international ethical code in midwifery.

Course contents

The student can identify her reflection in ethical conflict situations. She follows the ethical codes and the law regulating the practice of midwifery as a profession.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Theoretical and practical studies in midwifery

Previous course names

Additional information

compulsory; seminar

Recommended or required reading

www.who.intreproductive-health: External link Care in normal Birth: a practical guide (38sidor)
WHO; care in abnormal birth
WHO; Kengurucare
10-steg för lyckad amning,
WHO/RHT/MSM/98.3:Postpartum Care of the Mother and Newborn (61 sidor)
Barnmorskans internationella etiska kod
www.suomenkatiloliitto.fi External link tuotteet ladattavat materiaalit: "Med huvud, hand och hjärta"
Paananen, Pietiläinen, Raussi-Lehto, Väyrynen, Äimälä. Kätilötyö. 2006. Edita. S: 25-77, 457-471,526-538, 556-566

Study activities

  • Lectures - 14 hours
  • Individual studies - 20 hours
  • seminar - 6 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 40 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 26 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 14 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods



Väyrynen Pirjo


Väyrynen Pirjo

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Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until date 2009-06-18

The timetable of the course

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Assessment methods

2008-09-12 - Exams

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