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Total number of ECTS

10 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is the student can apply previous knowledge in health care and researches when encountering clients from different cultural background and ages in a home care environment. Be familiar with the administrative work within home care and outpatient care. Be familiar with patient centered care and documentations.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be familiar with home care as a working field Opiskelija tuntee kotihoidon toimintaperiaatteet The student knows who the most relevant collaborators are within home care and knows which occupational groups are part of the home care team Opiskelija tuntee kotihoidon keskeisimmät yhteistyötahot sekä ammattiryhmät jotka toimivat kotihoidon moniammatillisessa tiimissä The student participates in home care staff meetings and can see the connection between the administrative work and the practical field work Opiskelija osallistuu kotihoidon kokouksiin ja näkee kuinka hallinnollinen työ on yhteydessä käytännön työhön The student practices skills that are of relevance for the nurse/public health nurse in home care/outpatient care Opiskelija harjoittelee sellaisia kliinisiä kädentaitoja, joita terveydenhoitaja/sairaanhoitaja toteuttaa kotiympäristössä/avohoidossa The student is able to vary his/her way of work depending on the client's age and cultural background Opiskelija osaa sopeuttaa työmenetelmiänsä riippuen asiakkaan iästä ja kulttuuritaustasta The student can plan, carry out and evaluate a home care visit, prioritize the need of care, estimate and document the need of nutrition, hygien, mobility and need for pharmaceuticals Opiskelija osaa suunnitella, toteuttaa ja arvioida kotikäynnin ja osaa priorisoida hoidon tarpeita, arvioida ja dokumentoida ravinnontarvetta ja -saantia, hygieniaa, liikkumista sekä lääkitystä The student is able to carry out a home visit independently Opiskelija osaa itsenäisesti toteuttaa kotikäynnin

Course contents

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Prerequisites and co-requisites

Clinical care 1 Clinical care 2 Medication administration and Patient safety Medication calculation exam each semester (not older than 6 months) Home care and outpatient care Clinical practice (minimum 5 weeks)

Recommended or required reading

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Study activities

  • Individual studies - 14 hours
  • Practical training - 256 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 270 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 270 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass the following: Approved written assignment in Itslearning Approved practical training and evaluation


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