Professional studies

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Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

This course contributes to develop the student's 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 - 38 hours
  • Small-group work - 40 hours
  • Individual studies - 52 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

Passed in oral and written demonstrations, presentations and reports.


  • Savolainen Jari
  • Lejonqvist Gun-Britt


Savolainen Jari

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

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

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