The course takes place in period

  • 1 (2021-08-01 to 2021-10-24)
  • 2 (2021-10-25 to 2021-12-31)

Level/category

Professional studies

Teaching language

English

Type of course

Compulsory

Cycle/level of course

First

Recommended year of study

2

Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

This course is taught and administrated by Diak

The aim of the course is increase the
understanding for the open care,the individual,
the home and the relatives meaning for the
patient. The student learns to respect the
patient in her home.The student sees the
collaboration between hospital- and open-care
and
learns to see the care from many points of view
and the continuity. The course gives knowledge
of
the rehabilitation system and gives abilities
to
implement them in practice. The student gets
knowledge about the social politics, working
methods and organisation and socialprotective
system in Finland, social service and social
aid

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected
to be able to:

  • use evidence based caring science in the home
    care and outpatient care context
  • understand for community care, outpatient care,
    the meaning of the home and the relatives for the
    patient
  • see the collaboration between hospital- and
    outpatients care and understand the continuity of
    the care
  • respect the patient in her home
  • understand of the rehabilitation system, social
    benefits, organization and social services system
    in Finland social service and social aid and
    working methods
  • plan, carry out and evaluate the home call
    independently and make a care assessment and
    counseling over the phone and a care plan for the
    client
  • see the clients? health resources and develop
    his/her health prevention and promotion thinking
  • consider the special matters concerning clients
    from different cultures
  • understand the main principles of medication
    administration (knowledge of medicines in elderly
    and adequate calculation skills) and nutrition in
    elderly
  • know the normal aging process and the possibly
    variations from the normal aging
  • document observations and care activities in the
    home setting
  • know different eHealth solutions in the
    outpatient care

Course contents

Community health care
The care of elderly
Out patient care
Rehabilitation
Social benefits
Nutrition
Simulation
Blood-drawing skills

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Clinical care 1 and 2 passed
Medication calculation and patient safety
Anatomy and physiology
Medicine 1

Previous course names

Homecare, elderly care and open care (2013)

Recommended or required reading

Literature/sources:
E-Book for the medication exam: Blundell, Adrian &
Gordon Adam. 2015. Geriatric Medicine at a glance.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated.
Available as E-book.
o Applicable parts; Part I:
§ Chapter 4: Physiology of ageing
§ Chapter 7: The international classification of
functioning, disability and health
o Applicable parts; Part II:
§ Chapter 13: Poly-pharmacy
§ Chapter 14: Osteoporosis
§ Chapter 15: Falls
§ Chapter 16: Gait
§ Chapter 17: Dizziness
§ Chapter 18: Syncope
§ Chapter 19: Urinary Incontinence
§ Chapter 20: Constipation
§ Chapter 21: Delirium
§ Chapter 22: Dementia 1: Causes and
classification
§ Chapter 23: Dementia 2: Assessment and
management
§ Chapter 24: Stroke
§ Chapter 25: Parkinsonism
§ Chapter 26: Nutrition
§ Chapter 27: Pressure ulcers
Additional sources:

Study activities

  • Lectures - 16 hours
  • Practical exercises - 12 hours
  • Individual studies - 92 hours
  • Seminars - 8 hours
  • - 7 hours

Workload

  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Demonstrations and proficiency exams

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass the
following examinations:
Evaluation scale: 1-5/abandoned.
Case task in groups: numeric evaluation 1-5,
Medication test: numeric evaluation 1-5; The
average of the tasks is the number of the course.
Drug accounting-test needs to be admitted.

Teacher

Gray Pamela

Examiner

Gray Pamela

Group size

No limit (16 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Course enrolment period

2021-08-09 to 2021-09-05

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations
Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2021-09-07 09:00 - 12:00 Clinical Care IV: Home Care and Out Patient Care Online
2021-09-08 08:30 - 11:30 Clinical Care IV: Home Care and Out Patient Care Online
2021-09-16 12:30 - 15:30 Clinical Care IV: Home Care and Out Patient Care
2021-09-22 08:30 - 11:30 Clinical Care IV: Home Care and Out Patient Care Online
2021-10-04 08:30 - 11:00 Clinical Care IV: Home Care and Out Patient Care Calculation workshop DIAK
2021-10-06 08:30 - 11:30 Clinical Care IV: Home Care and Out Patient Care Skills lab Group A
2021-10-06 12:30 - 15:30 Clinical Care IV: Home Care and Out Patient Care Skills lab Group B
2021-10-07 08:30 - 11:30 Clinical Care IV: Home Care and Out Patient Care Skills lab DIAK
2021-10-07 12:30 - 15:00 Clinical Care IV: Home Care and Out Patient Care Calculation workshop DIAK
2021-10-14 08:30 - 11:30 Clinical Care IV: Home Care and Out Patient Care Examination: Medication + calculation test DIAK
2021-10-14 12:30 - 14:00 Clinical Care IV: Home Care and Out Patient Care at Diak
2021-10-25 08:30 - 10:00 Clinical Care IV: Home Care and Out Patient Care Calculation re- test
2021-10-26 08:30 - 11:30 Clinical Care IV: Home Care and Out Patient Care Seminar group A
2021-10-26 12:30 - 15:30 Clinical Care IV: Home Care and Out Patient Care Seminar group B
2021-11-01 08:30 - 10:00 Clinical Care IV: Home Care and Out Patient Care Calculation re- test

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