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 that the student gets an understanding for
the birth of nursing/caring science, it´s structure and ethical

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to;
- understand the birth of nursing/caring science and see the
nursing development from a historic perspective
- understand the structure in caring science and its ethos
- be aware of caring from the perspective of history of ideas

Course contents

Nursing-/caring science as an autonomus human science
Nursing-/caring history
Method of ideahistory
Theories of caring ethics

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Basis in evidensbased nursing

Recommended or required reading

Eriksson,K (red) 1995 Mot en caritativ vårdetik Åbo Akademi
Eriksson,K 7/2001 Vårdvetenskap som akademisk disciplin Åbo
Eriksson,K & Mathilainen,D 8/2002 Vårdandets och
vårdvetenskapens idéhistoria Åbo Akademi

Study activities

  • Lectures - 20 hours
  • Small-group work - 100 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 30 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 150 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 150 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

Essays, reports, productions and portfolio


  • Gray Pamela
  • Lejonqvist Gun-Britt


Gray Pamela

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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