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General 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 to give basic
knowledge related to children's and women's
health i during the various stages of their

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 cu

- The child as a patient, special aspects
related pediatric care (medication, age/level

- pain and anxiety

- basic- and surgical pediatric care

- circulation, digestion, neurology

Care of Women 2 cu

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

1 cu by choise
advanced studies in pediatric care (separate
learning goals at beginning of the course)
advanced studies in gynecology and
(mandatory for midwifery students) separate
learning goals at the beginning of the course.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Basic Nursing, Anatomy and physiology
Clinical care 1 & 2

Previous course names

Basics in pediatric care and pediatrics
Maternity and gynecological care 1 (2005-2006)

Recommended or required reading

Hockenberry, Marilyn 2004 Wong's essentials of
Nursing.seventh edition.Wilson&Winkelstein
USA ISBN 0-323-02593-5
Borgfelt/Åberg/Anderberg/Andersson 2010
GYNEKOLOGI: Studentlitteratur, ISBN 978-91-44-
Ihme Anu, Satu Rainto 2008: Naisen
Helsinki ISBN
978-951-37-5015-2[piirrokset: Inkeri Patrakka
Susan Reed]
Helsinki : Tammi, 2004
(Nainen hoitotyön asiakkaana / Kaarina Eskola,
Eeva Hytönen
Helsinki : WSOY , 2002)

Study activities

  • Lectures - 10 hours
  • Practical exercises - 4 hours
  • Individual studies - 51 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 50 hours
  • Seminars - 20 hours


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

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment methods

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

Assessment requirements

Quizzes and written examinations, all grades contribute to the coursevgrade. The course theory is 100% online. In addition to this the competences included in the skills day and seminars need to be proved.


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


Silfver Jessica

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions
  • Date will be announced later - Other assignments

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