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Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

10 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is that the student can
her/his knowledge
in care and relevant research in the meeting
patients in different age groups and with
different cultural backgrounds within the home
care context.

The student gets an insight in the
work within home care and out of hospital care.
The student learns about evaluative and client-
centered documentation.

Learning outcomes

The student is familiar with home care as a
working field.

The student knows who the most relevant
collaborators are within home care and knows
which occupational groups are part of the home
care team.

The student participates in home care staff
meetings and can see the connection between the
administrative work and the practical field
work from the nurses´ perspective.

The student practices skills that are of
relevance for the nurse/public health nurse in
home care/out of hospital care.

The student is able to vary his/her way of work
depending on the client´s age and cultural

The student can plan, carry out and evaluate a
home care visit, prioritize the need of care,
estimate and document the need of nutrition,
hygien, mobility and need for pharmaceuticals.

The student is able to carry out a home visit

Course contents

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Prerequisites and co-requisites

Clinical care 1
Anatomy and physiology
Clinical care 2 theory
Medication administration and dosage
A valid medical calculation test (within 6
Community health care, elderly care and out-
patient care
Clinical care practical training (minimum 5

If it has been more than two years since the
last practical training or the participation in
the theoretical courses that are pre-requisits
for the course, the student has to demonstrate
the competence for participation in the
practical training. Please contact the examiner
of the course.
In addition, pro rector´s decision 6/2020
regarding sufficient language competence in
Swedish and Finnish is a requirement for signing
up for this practical training.

Additional information

The course assignment is handed in at the latest
one week after the practical training.

Recommended or required reading

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Study activities

  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 14 hours
  • Practical training - 266 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 280 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 280 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

The assignment for
the practical
training is
mandatory and it is
described on

Assessment requirements

Approved assignment and evaluation. The assignment
is to be handed in one week after finished
practical training.


  • Appelroth Maria
  • Ekman Petra
  • Eronen Lotta
  • Karbin Daniela
  • Niemi Annika


Ekman Petra

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

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