General studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

This course contributes to increase the competence in educating different groupes, to plan and evaluate. The competence increases in understanding pedagogical theories and processes.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to have pedogogical knowledges. The student is able to teach and guide students, staff and patients.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Basic studies and practical training

Previous course names


Recommended or required reading

Benner P. (1984) From Novice to Expert: Excellence and Power in Clinical Nursing. Addison-Wesley, Menlo Park.

Kääriäinen, M. & Kyngäs, H. 2010. The quality of education evaluated by health personnel. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Science 24(3), 548-556

McNeill, B. 2012. You teach but does your patient really learn? Basic principles to promote safer
outcomes. Taar Heel Nurse

Kelo, M. Martikainen, M & Eriksson, E. 2013. Patient Education of Children and Their Families:
Nurses’ Experiences. Pediatric Nursing /March-April 2013/Vol. 39/No. 2

Zakrisson A.B. & Hägglund D. 2010. The asthma/COPD nurses’ experience of educating patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in primary health care. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Science 24 (1)147-155

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Study activities

  • Lectures - 20 hours
  • Practical exercises - 20 hours
  • Individual studies - 77 hours
  • Seminars - 16 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-)
  • Demonstrations and proficiency exams
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass the following examinations:
Examination in patient education
Examination in planning and evaluating a lesson
(examinations include written examination tests, demonstrations and presentations, reports and produktions, essays, and also presence at specified occasions)


Holmström-Toivola Anna


Holmström Anna

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

Assessment methods

  • 2014-11-27 - Exams
  • 2014-12-08 - Demonstrations and presentations
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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