The course is included in these curricula and study modules

Nurse - perioperative care 2001 - 2004 - Perioperative nursing


Extension studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

1 cr

Competency aims

The purpose is that students attain a deeper understanding of operating room procedures and develop their knowledge and skills, especially in the intraoperative phase.

Learning outcomes

The students will have improved their skills as instrument and circulating nurses and will have developed their ability to analyze different caring situations using their theoretical knowledge and practical experience. They will be able to use research findings in their daily work, and to define perioperative research problems.

Course contents

Operating room methods in theory and practice.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Basic nursing studies, Day Surgery Care, Intensive care

Recommended or required reading

Fairchild, S. S. 1993. Perioperative Nursing, Principles and Practice. Jones and Batlett Publishers. Boston. London. ISBN 0-86720-432-X
Kneedler, J. A. & Dodge G. H. 1987. Perioperative Patient Care. Blacwell Scientific Publication. Boston. ISBN 0-86542-033-5 (valda delar)
Korte, R. et al. 1996. Perioperatiivinen hoito. WSOY Helsinki. ISBN 951-0-19538-3
Korte, R. et al. 1997. Perioperatiiviset hoitoselosteet. WSOY Helsinki. ISBN 951-0-21793-X
Phippen, M. L. 1995. Perioperative Nursing Handbook. W. B. Saunders Company. Philadelphia. ISBN 0-7216-3412-5
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Study activities

  • Lectures - 13 hours
  • Laboratory lessons and tasks in a simulated environment - 4 hours
  • Individual studies - 17 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 34 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 17 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 17 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams
  • Demonstrations and presentations
  • Reports and productions


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Group size

No limit

Course completion date

Date for course completion will be announced later

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

The timetable of the course

02.02.07 kl. 9.30-15.30 (6h)
05.02.07 Kl. 9.30-15.30 (6h)
12.02.07 kl. 9.30-14.30 (5h)

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • 2006-02-17 - Demonstrations and presentations
  • 2006-02-17 - Reports and productions

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