Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of this course is that the students have the basic knowledge and ability needed in caring for the elderly person in institutional setting

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to know how to assess, analyze and support elderly clients' wellbeing and functional capacity.
- assess plan and implement services for chronically disadvantaged elderly people
- know how to develop evidence-based practice while applying client oriented approach.
- be able to set well-defined aims, to prioritize the interventions and evaluate the outcome
- understand the meaning of teamwork with different professions in creating a meaningful care

Course contents

Theoretical base for caring,hygiene,
Basic needs,and interventions to satisfy these needs
Laboratory training and practicing in simulated settings
nursing and care plans

Recommended or required reading

Sorrentino, Sheila A. 2003 Mosby's textbook for long-term care assistants
Mosby’s textbook for long-term care Sheila A. Sorrentino, Bernie Gorek

Study activities

  • Lectures - 70 hours
  • Exercise based learning - 24 hours
  • Laboratory lessons and tasks in a simulated environment - 20 hours
  • Project work and productions - 20 hours
  • Web-based and web-supported studies - 16 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 150 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 36 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 114 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods



Sundell Solveig


Sundell Solveig

Group size

No limit

Course completion date

Date for course completion will be announced later

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

2011-12-16 - Exams

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