General 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 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

Community health care
The care of elderly
Out patient care
Social politics

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)

Additional information

The simulations are compulsory
Deadline for the case work that is done in groups is 20.4.2015

Recommended or required reading

Research articles, will be announced later 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/Notsk… External link
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.
NUH - Nordiska utvecklingscentret för handikapphjälpmedel:2007 Aktuelt i Norden - Nationella system för förmedling av hjälpmedel.Isbn:91-86954-76-8
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.evira.fi/attachments/vrn/ravitsemussuositus2005.swe.pdf External link

Study activities

  • Lectures - 20 hours
  • Practical exercises - 10 hours
  • Small-group work - 20 hours
  • Individual studies - 74 hours
  • Seminars - 8 hours


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

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

Group assignment


  • Grönlund Anu
  • Nyström Patrik
  • Ring Joachim


Grönlund Anu

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • 2012-08-30 - Reports and productions

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