Professional studies

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Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The course contributes to provide the student's clinical competence within the most common health obstacles, problems, needs and desires among the patients in gynecological - maternal- pediatric - and psychiatric health care.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to have a knowledge of the normal pregnancy process and illnesses in gynecological care and the student is able to act in acute situations. The student understands the special needs, problems and desires within acute pediatric settings. The student is able to use different strategies in meeting children and parents in pediatric care. The student has developed his/her skills in understanding and supporting patients with psychiatric illnesses. The student understands the importance of self conscience as a working tool in psychiatric care. The student knows the specific ethical principles in her/his profession and is able to reflect about different kind of phenomena in maternal- gynecological- pediatric and psychiatric health care.

Course contents

- normal pregnancy process and illnesses, acute situations in maternal care
-the needs, problems and demands of pediatric patients
-the parents in pediatric care
-the psychiatric patient
-different kind of psychiatric problems
-aspects of the self conscience

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Medical studies 1 and Medical studies 2

Recommended or required reading

Storvik-Sydänmaa Stiina , Talvensaari Helena, Kaisvuo Terhi 2012 lapsen ja nuoren hoitotyö
ISBN10: 9526302869, ISBN13: 9789526302867

Ranta, S., Peltola, K., Kaarne, M.,Leijala, M., Rautiainen, P., Rinntala, R. (toim) 2003 Pediatrinen Tehohoito Duodecim,Helsinki ISBN 951-656-121-7

Punkanen, T. 2004 Mielenterveystyö ammattina. Kustannusosakeyhtiö Tammi. Tampere. ISBN 951-26-4771-0

Lindström, U. 1994 Psykiatrisk vårdlära. Liber Tryckeri AB. Falköping. ISBN 91-634-0725-6. (some parts)

red. Haukkamaa 2000: Käytännöngynekologiaa. Gummerus Kirjapaino oy. Jyväskylä 2000. ss; 30-45, 214-233. ISBN 951-847-004-9

red. Paananen, Pietiläinen, Raussi-Lehto, Väyrynen, Äimälä 2007:Kätilötyö.3.2, 4, 5.1, ss 518-523. ISBN 978-951-37-5097-8
Oksanen, Turva 2001: Ensihoidon taskuopas. Suomen ensihoidon tiedotus Oy, Espoo. 9. uudistettu painos. Forssan kirjapaino Oy. Forssa 2001. Kappale 7. eller nyare upplaga.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 62 hours
  • Practical exercises - 6 hours
  • Individual studies - 65 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 133 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)


  • Grotenfelt Nora
  • Savolainen Jari
  • Stenbäck Pernilla
  • Vahderpää Satu


Savolainen Jari

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

  • 2015-03-18 - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Other assignments

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