General studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is to
- provide the student with ability to meet, understand and improve wellbeing of the elderly with aesthetical and spiritual interventions
- give basic knowledge in first aid and microbiology

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to
- respect elderly clients as unique, developing -individuals
- focus on the resources of older people considering the risk of acute illnesses
- be able to reflect on her/his own activity in light of the value foundation of elderly care and seeks to retain her or his personal ethical sensitivity.
- is able to establish a caring relationship based on listening and interaction with the elderly client.
- is aware of the diversity of human beings and is capable of acceptance, dialogs and reflection in interaction
- apply the multiprofessional approach adopted during studies
ability to act in emergencies and accidents as well as in diseases

Course contents

first aid
spiritual care

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Fundamentals of gerontology
Senior citizens in the society
Basic knowledge in care of elderly in institutions

Recommended or required reading

Sorrentino,Sheila A., Bernie Gorek 2004 textbook for long-term care Mosby's

Study activities

  • Lectures - 110 hours
  • Excursions and demonstrations - 20 hours
  • Individual studies - 20 hours
  • - 10 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 160 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 30 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 130 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams
  • Reports and productions


  • Grönfors Nina
  • Sundell Solveig


Sundell Solveig

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

Assessment methods

  • 2009-04-14 - Exams
  • 2009-01-16 - Reports and productions

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