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General studies

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Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

This course contributes to develop the students' caring science competence including knowledge about historical, national and international development of theories in caring science. Furthermore this competence contains deeper knowledge about the meta paradigmatic concepts human, health, world and caring.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to understand similarities and differences in the repertoire of caring theories and models. Furthermore the student is able to apply these theories and models in caring.

Course contents

Classical and modern thinkers in caring science
Reflection on different theorists and their works
Aspects of theory construction
Components of the unitary human

Recommended or required reading

Marriner Tomey A. & Alligood M.R. 2010. Nursing theorists and their work. Mosby Elsevier: St. Louis

Study activities

  • Lectures - 8 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 40 hours
  • Individual studies - 50 hours
  • Seminars - 32 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 130 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 130 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Demonstrations and proficiency exams
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass the following examinations:

  1. Seminars in nursing -and caring theories, including presentation
  2. Seminars in unity of man, including presentation

The examinations contribute to the final grade as follows: passed in all parts


Savolainen Jari


Savolainen Jari

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

Assessment methods

  • Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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