The course takes place in period

  • 1 (2020-08-01 to 2020-10-25)
  • 2 (2020-10-26 to 2020-12-31)


General studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

This course is taught and administrated by Diak

The aim of the course is to give basic
knowledge related to children's and women's
health i during
the various stages of their life cycle.

Basic understanding of women- and family
centered care.

Ability to support the well being of families.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is
expected to:

Demonstrate basic competencies in Contextual-,
clinical-, caring- and
medical care
in pediatric-, gynecologic and maternity care.

recognize and discuss the most common
gynecological diseases, their prevention and

Explain main themes related to a child´s
development cycle.

Knowledge in basic pediatrics: being able to
recognizing and
communicate the most common diseases during
childhood and adolescence.

Identify factors related to normal pregnancy,
childbirth and child care.

can guide patients and families regarding
reproductive health

Is able to delineate aspect related to family
centered care

Course contents

Pediatric care 2 cr

  • The child as a patient, special aspects
    related pediatric
    care (medication, age/level of maturity)
  • pain and anxiety
  • basic- and surgical pediatric care
  • circulation, digestion, neurology

Care of Women 2 cr

  • Women as patients
  • Most common gynecological problems and
    diseases and their
    impact on women and their families
  • basics in reproductive health
  • knowledge of common contraceptives
  • knowledge of normal pregnancy, delivery and
    post partum

1 cr
exstentional studies in gynecological care OR
pediatric care (more information att course

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Basic Nursing, clinical care 1 and 2
Anatomy and physiology

Additional information

Introduction, seminars and skills are mandatory.
is also mandatory to choose extentional studies
(information at introduction)

Recommended or required reading

Moyse, K. 2009. Promoting Health in Children
Young People :
The Role of the Nurse (available through Arcada
library ; Ebray)
Search words- pediatric nursing
Obstetrics and gynecology at a glance (third
edition) Norwitz E,
Schorge J. Wiley-Blackwell ISBN 978-1-4051-
8324-6 (avalable
through Arcada library)
SKHOLE, specific instructions during the course

Study activities

  • Lectures - 40 hours
  • Practical exercises - 10 hours
  • Individual studies - 55 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 22 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-)

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass the
Written test in: care of women, care of child
and either
examination in pediatrics or gynecology.
Asignment and/or seminars, instructions during
the course.

The examinations contribute to the final grade
follows: Care of women (40%),care of children
(40%), gynecologic
or pediatric nursing (examination) (20%)
Asignment/Seminars attended and contributed


  • Ekman Petra
  • Silfver Jessica
  • Stockmann-Broo Christine
  • Tillman Ilse


Gray Pamela

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Course enrolment period

2020-05-18 to 2020-07-31

Assessment methods

  • 2019-12-12 - Exams
  • 2019-11-07 - Other assignments

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