Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is that student develops
competence in delivering teaching/education
appropriate pedagogical approaches.

Student is able to generate individual plans
are appropriate for various client groups.

Learning outcomes

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

Identify and discuss ethical and pedagogical
issues relating to education. / Tunnistaa
ja ymmärtää ohjaamisen eettiset ja pedagogiset

Is able to plan, implement and evaluate client
education from various perspective and in co-
operation with other nursing professionals. /
Osaa suunnitella, toteuttaa ja arvioida ohjausta
ja opetusta asiakas- ja ryhmälähtöisesti
yhteistyössä muiden asiantuntijoiden kanssa.

Can utilize the appropriate approach and
pedagogical methods according the needs of the
client/patient or group. / Osaa käyttää
tilanteeseen sopivia asiakas- ja
opetus- ja ohjausmenetelmiä.

Can use various materials for client education
and also develop new materials. /Osaa käyttää
olemassaolevaa ja kehittää uutta
ohjaus ja opetusmateriaalia.

Course contents

This course contains these topics:
- pedagogic and teaching perspective
- discussion methods and counseling methods
- planning, implementing and evaluating the
process for client education situations during
the different phases of the learning process
- education of the client/ patient / personal
- evaluation of the client education process

Prerequisites and co-requisites

A completion grade/credits for the courses:
Clinical care practical training, medical and surgical practical traning and elective practical

Previous course names

Nursing Pedagogics

Additional information

Mandatory introductionlesson and simulations.

Recommended or required reading

Bergman et al. 2016. Kozier & Erb´s Fundamentals
of Nursing. Concepts, Process and Practice.
Pearson. Chapter 27, Teaching, page 464 - 487.

Kyngäs et al. 2007. Ohjaaminen hoitotyössä.

Lipponen, Kaija. 2014. Potilasohjauksen
toimintaedellytykset. Oulun yliopiston
Oulun yliopisto, Lääketieteellinen tiedekunta,
(http://jultika.oulu.fi/files/isbn9789526203720 External link

Kääriäinen, M. 2008. Potilasohjauksen laatuun
vaikuttavat tekijät. Tutkiva hoitotyö vol 6 (4)

Kääriäinen M, Kyngäs H, Ukkola L, Torppa K.
2005. Potilaiden käsityksiä heidän saamastaan
ohjauksesta. Tutkiva Hoitotyö 3 (1), 10-15.

Näyttöön perustuva hoitotyö, Sairaanhoitaja-
lehti 27.8.2014
https://sairaanhoitajat.fi/artikkeli/ohjaustutt External link
u- mutta-epaselva-kasite/

Literature in english:
Kääriäinen & Kyngäs. 2010. The quality of
patient education evaluated by the health
Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences. 24;

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

Elf M & Wikblad K. 2001. Satisfaction with
Information and Quality of Life in Patients
Undergoing Chemotherapy for Cancer. Journal of
Advance Nursing 24 (5), 351 – 356.

Phillips LD. 1999. Patient education.
Understanding the process to maximize time and
Journal of Intravenous Nursing 22 (1), 19-35.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 6 hours
  • Practical exercises - 105 hours
  • Individual studies - 15 hours
  • - 8 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 134 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 134 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

In order to pass the course student must:

- plan, implement and evaluate simulation
exercises according to the instructions on the
learning platform itslearning.
- actively participate in simulation exercises
-hand in field assignment


Holmström Anna


Holmström Anna

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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