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General studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

10 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the practical training is to prepare the student to plan and provide care and service for older people in institutions

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to:
- be able to use theoretical knowledge about diseases, basic care and knowledge about how to communicate with a patient, in planning and performing care of the elderly patient that is based on individual needs in order to gain wellbeing
- be able to understand the meaning of teamwork in meeting different professions
- understand the rehabilitating approach and the work and working methods of different occupational groups within rehabilitation
- be able to take part in the daily activities as one member of the multiprofessional team- • Understand how aids and assistive devices are selected, purchased and introduced- be able to do a written report of one client’s rehabilitation process
- Show responsibility and ethical attitude in work with patients and work team
- Show willingness to cooperate, reliability and punctuality in the work

Course contents

Performing care according to guidelines, theoretical knowledge and documents in institutions together with a work team
Client work in elderly services
Ethics in elderly care and services
Interaction in elderly care
and services

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Fundamentals of gerontology, Basic knowledge of care, diseases, nutrition, medication administration and dosage calculation

Previous course names

Geriatric Care and Rehabilitation

Recommended or required reading

Sorrentino, Sheila A.2003 Mosby's textbook for long-term care assistants

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

St. Louis, Missouri : Mosby, 2003
Kane, Robert L Essentials of clinical geriatrics / Robert L. Kane, Joseph G. Ouslander, Itamar B. Abrass
New York : McGraw-Hill, 2004

Study activities

  • Individual studies - 40 hours
  • Practical training - 270 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 310 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 310 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

Reports and productions


Vahderpää Satu


Kajander Elisabeth

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

The timetable of the course


Assessment methods

2009-08-31 - Reports and productions

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