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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 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 plan, carry out and evaluate the home visit independently and make a care plan for the client. The student can see the clients´ health resources and is able to develop his/her health prevention and promotion thinking. The student is familiar with care assesment over the phone and knows the meaning and purpose with phone counselling. The student can consider the special matters concerning clients from foreign cultures. The student knows and considers the elderly clients´special care needs within home health care. The student is familiar with the normal aging process and can identify variations from the normal aging. The student can document observations and care activities in the home setting. After the course the student is able to see the social-politics and social care and rehabilitation as a part of the well-being for the patient in her home and out of hospital-setting.

Course contents

Out patient care Rehabilitation Social politics Nutrition

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Health care and health promotion Medication administration and doses of calculation Medical care Surgical care

Previous course names

Home health care (2012) Rehabilitation (2012) Social politics (2012) Health prevention and public health science (2012

Recommended or required reading

Aejmelaeus R. & al. 2007, Erikoistu Vanhustyöhön, osaamista hyvään arkeen, WSOY, ISBN-978-951-0-26412-6 Anttonen A. & Sipilä J.2000 Suomalaista sosiaalipolitiikkaa, Tampere Vastapaino Balaz-Scale S. 2001, Handbok i hemsjukvård, Stockholm, Gothia Dahlin O. & Rundgren Å.Geriatrik,2007, Studentlitteratur, ISBN: 978-91-44-03849-0 Ehkäisevät kotikäynnit vanhuksille, 2002, kuntaliitto Förmåner från FPA för professionellt bruk (2012) http://www.kela.fi/in/internet/liite.nsf/alias/FPA_formoner/$File/Notskalet_verkko.pdf?OpenElement Haag A & Karlsson T. 2002, Hemsjukvård, Bonniers ISBN: 91-622-5187-2 Hilli Y. 2007,Hemmet som ethos-en idéhistorisk studie av hemmet som ethos blev evident i hälsosysterns vårdande under 1900-talets första hälft, Åbo Akademi ISBN 978-951-765-362-6 Hägg T. et al.2007, Hoitotyö kotona, WSOY, ISBN: 978-951-0-31866-9. Kallanranta T., Rissanen P., Vilkkumaa I. (red.) 2001. Kuntoutus ISBN 951-656-036-9 (valda delar) Kassara H. Hoitotyön osaaminen,2006,WSOY,(valda delar) ISBN: 951-0-26185-8. Kaye W.Leonard; Home Health Care, 1992, SAGE publications; ISBN: 0-8039-2903-X NUH - Nordiska utvecklingscentret för handikapphjälpmedel:2007 Aktuellt i Norden - Nationella system för förmedling av hjälpmedel. ISBN:91-86954-76-8 Loeb Stanley; Illustrated guide to Home Health Care, Springhouse: ISBN: 0-87434-745-9 Niemelä H. & Salminen K.2004,Den sociala tryggheten i Finland, FPA, ISBN: 951-609-704-6 Pajukoski Marja, 2004, Sähköinen asiointi sosiaali- ja terveydenhuollossa, Lainsäädännön rajat ja mahdollisuudet, Saarijärvi, rapport 283 Stakes Vallejo Medina A. Vanhustenhoito,2007, WSOY,ISBN: 978-951-0-25323-6 Åstedt-Kurki P. et al.2006, Kohti perheen hyvää hoitamista, WSOY (valda delar) ISBN: 978-951-0-31311-4. http://www.ravitsemusneuvottelukunta.fi/files/attachments/fi/vrn/ravitsemushoito_netti_2.painos.pdf http://www.evira.fi/attachments/vrn/ravitsemussuositus2005.swe.pdf

Study activities

  • Lectures - 22 hours
  • Individual studies - 100 hours
  • Seminars - 10 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 132 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 132 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Case studies in groups, presentation if the cases

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass the following examinations: Examination 1 exam in nursing ethics in the field of community health care Examination 2 case study in groups The examinations contribute to the final grade as follows: Examination 1: 35% of the grade Examination 2: 35% of the grade Activity and participation in class: 30% of the grade


  • Grönlund Anu
  • Ring Joachim


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Until further notice

Assessment methods

  • 2015-03-03 - Exams
  • 2015-02-12 - Other assignments

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