The course takes place in period

  • 1 (2019-08-01 to 2019-10-27)
  • 2 (2019-10-28 to 2019-12-31)


Professional 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 assessment over the phone and knows the meaning and purpose with phone counseling. The student can consider the special matters concerning clients from different cultures. The student knows and considers the elderly clients´special care needs within home health care including medication administration and nutrition. 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. The student is familiar with different eHealth solutions in the out patient care. 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 Rehabilitation Social benefits Nutrition Simulation Blood-drawing skills

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Clinical care 1 and 2 passed Medication calculation and patient safety Anatomy and physiology Medicine 1

Previous course names

Homecare, elderly care and open care (2013)

Additional information

Participation in seminars and simulations and blood-drawing is mandatory!

Study activities

  • Lectures - 21 hours
  • Practical exercises - 10 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 24 hours
  • Individual studies - 57 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 15 hours
  • Seminars - 8 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

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

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass the following examinations: Group assignment, deadline 28.10.2018, Seminars with presentation 5.11.2018 Home exam, deadline 18.11.2018 Participation in simulations, mandatory seminars and blood-drawing practice. Active participation during the course can raise the grade for the course


  • Ekman Petra
  • Gray Pamela
  • Grönlund Anu
  • Tillman Ilse
  • von Hedenberg-Löfman Linnéa


Ekman Petra

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Group size

No limit (22 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Course enrolment period

2019-08-12 to 2019-09-08

Assessment methods

  • 2018-12-08 - Exams
  • 2018-11-05 - Demonstrations and presentations
  • 2018-11-25 - Reports and productions
  • 2018-10-18 - Other assignments
Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2019-10-03 09:00 - 11:30 F367 Clinical Care IV: Home Care and Out Patient Care Introducion Ekman Petra
2019-10-07 09:00 - 11:30 D4106 Clinical Care IV: Home Care and Out Patient Care Rehabilitation von Hedenberg-Löfman Linnéa
2019-10-08 12:45 - 15:30 D4110 Clinical Care IV: Home Care and Out Patient Care Agening Ekman Petra
Okänd lärare
2019-10-24 09:00 - 12:00 B518 Clinical Care IV: Home Care and Out Patient Care Social benefits and teamwork Ekman Petra
2019-10-24 12:45 - 15:45 D173 Clinical Care IV: Home Care and Out Patient Care Nursing geriatric diseases Ekman Petra
Okänd lärare
2019-11-04 08:00 - 15:30 E490 Clinical Care IV: Home Care and Out Patient Care Blood-drawing skills. Enroll on itslearning. Use the rest of the day to e.g finish up your group-assignment. Ekman Petra
Grönlund Anu
2019-11-11 12:30 - 15:30 F367 Clinical Care IV: Home Care and Out Patient Care Outpatients care Ekman Petra
2019-11-25 09:00 - 16:00 B518 Clinical Care IV: Home Care and Out Patient Care Seminars on your group-work cases.Mandatory presence for the whole day. If you can´t make it due to the bus-strike, participate online via the link below. ________________________________________________________________________________ Join Microsoft Teams Meeting +358 9 85626394   Finland, Helsinki (Toll) Conference ID: 492 044 546# Local numbers | Reset PIN | Learn more about Teams | Meeting options ________________________________________________________________________________ Ekman Petra
2019-11-28 08:30 - 16:00 E494 Clinical Care IV: Home Care and Out Patient Care Home care simulations Ekman Petra
Grönlund Anu
2019-11-28 09:00 - 16:00 E493 Clinical Care IV: Home Care and Out Patient Care Home care simulations. Ekman Petra
Grönlund Anu

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