Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

AFTER COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE THE STUDENT IS ABEL TO: Discuss and illustrate actors as well as the societal and economic connections in nursing profession within the public, private and third sector. Recognize and report legislation in working life for nurses in Finland. Use international information sources within nurse management field and is able to apply good study and research praxis about literature reviews. Comprehend the principles of user-oriented action and leadership. Interpret the principles of how organizations work and the student has the ability to work in multiprofessional teams.

Learning outcomes

Explain why it is important to study organisations Understand the traditional differences in approaches and perspectives on the study of organisations. Define personality, describe the factors that influence personality differences and explain the relationship between personality and behavior Define and understand the nature of organisational culture and how it affects the behaviour of organisational members Explain the concept of the learning organisations and its implications for change in organisations Identifies gender management and the importance of gender equality work in organisations Understand and be able to explain the most essential parts of the legislation concerning the Finnish labour market.

Course contents

Geneder managment Culture in organisations Conflict managment Change management Knowledge management Legislation of the Finnish labour market

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Additional information

Important to note: Students learning processes in this course will be backed up by two MOOC courses More information about this will be given as the course starts(M.F) Please also note that as the teaching is interactive and it is important that students attend the sessions. Additional study material will be distributed during workshops and lectures.

Recommended or required reading

Mullins, L. (2013) Management and Organisational Behaviour, 10th Edition, Pearson. Rollinsin, D. (2008) Organisational Behaviour and Analysis, An Integrated Approach, Pearson. Articles from the following journals will be essential for your learning: Journal of Nursing Management Journal of Healthcare Leadership Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences Scandinavian Journal of Management

Study activities

  • Lectures - 40 hours
  • Small-group work - 80 hours
  • Individual studies - 10 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 130 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 130 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment requirements

LEADERSHIP Individual work: written literature reflection In group work: Written literature review where each student contribute with 1 article (article has to be approved by both teacher and students in the group). Seminars (mandatory to participate) where group work is presented. Workshops were the content of the MOOC course will be discussed and reflected upon. LEGISLATION IN WORKING LIFE Assignment written individual or in pair (Finnish society, The labor market, The social welfare system and culture and gender equality in organizations)


  • Forss Mia
  • Gray Pamela


Forss Maria

Home page of the course


Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Course and curricula search