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Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

10 cr

Competency aims

Upon completion of this course each student will be able to demonstrate the theoretical knowledge and practical skills that are necessary when meeting patients basic care needs.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to:
- understand the importance of an aseptic way to work for ones own and the patients safety
- meet the basic needs of a patient
- perform basic care activities
- create a caring relationship
- put the caring process into practice
- understand the spiritual needs of the patient and give care at the end of life.
- understand transcultural nursing as a basis for care.
- give first aid in case of emergency

Course contents

The course contains the following parts:
Aseptics and hygiene (1)
Clinical Care (5 cr)
Spirituality and end of life care (1)
Trans-cultural care (2 cr)
First aid (1 cr)

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Additional information

Compulsory attendance:
1. First lecture - introduction to course
2. Clinical training in the Lab/Simulation center
3. Both theoretical and Practical Exams
To pass the course the student must receive a minimum of 60% score.(Students who are absent from lectures will receive an additional assignment or test which must be completed prior to the Final Exam date listed in ARBS).

Recommended or required reading

Harvey,S & Morgan-Samuel, H. (2012). Fundamentals of Nursing, Concepts, process and practice. Pearson Education Limited. UK

Wiman E. & Wikblad K. Caring and uncaring encounters in nursing in an emergency department, Journal of Clinical Nursing. Vol 13, Issue 4, May 2004,s.422-429

Berg L. & Danielson E., Patients' and nurses' experiences of the caring relationship in hospital: an aware striving for trust. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences,Vol. 21, No. 4, December 2007,s. 500-506.

Fry. Sara & Johnstone. Megan-Jane,(2008) Ethics in Nursing Practice; A guide to Ethical Decision Making) Third Edition. Blackwell Publishing

Leininger, M. 2002. Transcultural nursing: 9 concepts, theories, research, and practice. McGraw-Hill, New Your. ISBN 0-07-135397-6

O'Brien, M E. Spirituality in nursing: Standing on holy ground. Boston 2008

Study activities

  • Lectures - 100 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 20 hours
  • Practical exercises - 100 hours
  • Small-group work - 23 hours
  • Individual studies - 23 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 266 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 266 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Demonstrations and proficiency exams
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student must:
- receive a minimum of 60% score on the written examinations.
- pass the practical examinations

(examinations include: written examination tests, demonstrations,group work, presentations, reports, productions, essays, assignments).


  • Grönlund Anu
  • Holmström-Toivola Anna
  • Ring Joachim
  • Sundell Solveig
  • Vahderpää Satu
  • Villikka Denise


Villikka Denise

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

The timetable of the course

as per ARBS

Assessment methods

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

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