Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is to give student a an ethical values for her

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to
debate ethical issues and conflicts in midwifery in society.

Course contents

- history of midwifery
-ICM ethical cod
-laws in midwifery
-last researches on the field

Prerequisites and co-requisites

nursing studies

Previous course names

- values, ethics and the laws in midwifery

Additional information

- visiting lecturer
- educational visit, historical museum (Midwifery)

Recommended or required reading

Paananen et al. 2007. Kätilötyö. Edita. kapittel 1
http://www.suomenkatiloliitto.fi External link
* Kätilön ammatti
* Med huvud hand och hjärta, (tuotteet,ladattavat tuotteet)
* hemsidor
-ICM; barnmorskans etiska kod
-WHO's guidelines for Midwifes
-lecture material

Study activities

  • Lectures - 54 hours
  • Excursions and demonstrations - 4 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 25 hours
  • Individual studies - 50 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 0 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 133 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

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

Assessment requirements

written test
poster and abstract of midwifery
presentation of research in midwifery


  • Lejonqvist Gun-Britt
  • Stenbäck Pernilla


Stenbäck Pernilla

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until date 2012-05-31

The timetable of the course

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Assessment methods

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

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