The course takes place in period

4 (2021-03-22 to 2021-07-31)


Professional studies

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Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is that students have knowledge of history and trends in caring, care work and Nursing and Caring science, as well as knowledge of healthcare ethics and an ability to reflect on dilemmas of care based on the various ethical choices and decisions.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to have an understanding of the history of ideas that lie behind health and care work, as well as of idea patterns that have influenced Nursing and Caring science at different times and in different contexts; to understand the use of methodology and source criticism in researching history of ideas; to reflect on the fundamental values of Caring; to increase awareness of their own inner ethics.

Course contents

-History of ideas behind caring, care work and Nursing and Caring science by selected classical and contemporary thinkers. -History of Ideas methodology and source criticism. - Caring Ethics: the caritative ethics basic categories - nurse's code of ethics , -Ethical theories; external and internal ethics as well as responsibility.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

The first years studies to pass the course.

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Study activities

  • Lectures - 12 hours
  • Practical exercises - 15 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 50 hours
  • Individual studies - 40 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 10 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 127 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 127 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment methods

Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass the following examinations: Examination 1: Two written assignments; group work and individual written assignment Examination 2: Participation in group simulation exercises. The course is assessed and graded on the basis of performance in the written data.


  • Ericsson Christoffer
  • Gray Pamela
  • Grönlund Anu
  • Savolainen Jari
  • Silfver Jessica
  • Stenbäck Pernilla
  • Wallinvirta Eivor
  • Kielo Emilia


Savolainen Jari

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Group size

No limit (61 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Course enrolment period

2021-03-08 to 2021-04-04

Assessment methods

Date will be announced later - Reports and productions
Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2021-03-22 12:30 - 15:30 F249 Vårdetik Savolainen Jari
2021-03-24 12:30 - 15:30 F249 Vårdetik Savolainen Jari
2021-03-29 09:00 - 12:00 F249 Vårdetik Savolainen Jari
2021-03-30 13:00 - 16:00 F249 Vårdetik Savolainen Jari

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