The course takes place in period

  • 1 (2022-08-01 to 2022-10-23)
  • 2 (2022-10-24 to 2022-12-31)


Extension 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 for the student is
1) have knowledge on the contents and the
performing of the health-examinations of
children age 0-7
2) have knowledge on common health-related
topics, the development of a child and the
challenges of family-life and how to support
3) be familiar with the development of the child,
the most common deviant findings and topics on
nutrition to be able to identify and guide
patients and clients based on that.(background-,
health and riskfactors, assessment for need of
service, care)
4)to handle the National vaccination program and
be able to guide on the contents of it and to
guide on other topics on vaccinations.
Global sustainability goals in focus:
Goal 3: Good health and well-being
Goal 5: Gender equality
Goal 10: Reduced inequalities

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is
expected to be able to
- follow up children´s health and development
- be familiar with methods and networks on
- be able to adjust guidance for the family
according to recommendations on nutrition,
rest, play and oral hygiene
- to be able to implement knowledge of the common
diseases among children in out-patients care.
- to be alble to assess the need for care and
- to be able to guide the family on the care on
- to implement the Finnish vaccination-
programme into the activities in childrens

Course contents

Childrens healthcare

-follow up on growth, development, eyesight and
-supporting parents of children age 0-7.
- recommendations of nutrition, children age 0-
- Outpatients pediatrics
- introduction to mentalizationbased parenting

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Passed clinical courses and practical training
from study-year 1-3.

Previous course names

Family Health, part 2 (Health Care)

Additional information

See assessment requirements

Recommended or required reading

Topical scientific papers

Study activities

  • Lectures - 45 hours
  • Practical exercises - 25 hours
  • Individual studies - 55 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 10 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-)
  • Demonstrations and proficiency exams
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

Passed exams and assignments
Mandatory participation in simulations, skills and


  • Ekman Petra
  • Jeglinsky-Kankainen Ira
  • Nyberg Anu
  • Tillman Ilse


Ekman Petra

Group size

No limit (23 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

The timetable of the course

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Course enrolment period

2022-08-10 to 2022-09-06

Assessment methods

  • 2023-10-08 - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions
Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2022-08-29 11:15 - 12:00 Barnfamiljer och hälsa Tutorträff inför läsåret på Zoom Meeting ID: 644 9083 9123 Ekman Petra
Nyberg Anu
2022-08-29 13:00 - 15:30 Barnfamiljer och hälsa Kursintro till Graviditet och hälsa, barnfamiljer och hälsa, Postpartum, Praktik, Barnsäng och Hälsa för barn och unga. På Zoom Ekman Petra
Silfver Jessica
2022-09-05 09:00 - 15:00 E490 Barnfamiljer och hälsa Tillväxtuppföljning och barnets språkutveckling. Ekman Petra
Helsingius Theresa
2022-09-06 09:00 - 12:00 Barnfamiljer och hälsa Zoom, länk på itslearning Ekman Petra
2022-09-12 09:00 - 13:30 B320 Barnfamiljer och hälsa LENE och Vanepsy Ekman Petra
2022-09-22 09:00 - 13:30 D275 Barnfamiljer och hälsa Motorik. Vi bekantar oss med barnets motorik med att observera besökande barn. Studenterna online Meeting ID: 644 9083 9123 Ekman Petra
Jeglinsky-Kankainen Ira
2022-09-27 09:00 - 14:00 D4110 Barnfamiljer och hälsa Hälsogranskning, ta till tals. Ekman Petra
Helsingius Theresa
2022-09-28 12:30 - 16:00 B320 Barnfamiljer och hälsa mentaliseringsbaserat föräldrastöd del 1 med Liisa Jungar från Folkhälsan Ekman Petra
2022-09-29 09:00 - 12:00 B516 Barnfamiljer och hälsa Mentaliseringsbaserat föräldrastöd del 2 med Liisa Jungar från Folkhälsan. Ekman Petra
2022-10-03 08:00 - 16:00 E487.2 Barnfamiljer och hälsa Simulering Ekman Petra
Helsingius Theresa
2022-10-03 08:00 - 16:00 E486 Barnfamiljer och hälsa Simulering Ekman Petra
Helsingius Theresa
2022-10-03 08:00 - 16:00 E492 Barnfamiljer och hälsa Simulering Obs, lektionen börjar kl. 9, utrymmet bokat från 8 för förberedelser. Ekman Petra
Helsingius Theresa

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