English for Nursing

Structure Type: Course
Code: SSHP0103
Type: Compulsory
Level: Bachelor
Credits: 3.0 points
Responsible Teacher: Wähä, Anne
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Course Implementations, Planned Year of Study and Semester

Curriculum  Semester  Credits  Start of Semester  End of Semester
S-SH-2010H   3 autumn   3.0   2012-08-24   2012-12-18  
S-SH-2010T   3 autumn   3.0   2012-08-24   2012-12-18  
S-SH-2011H   3 autumn   3.0        
S-SH-2011T   3 autumn   3.0        
S-SH-2012H   3 autumn   3.0        
S-SH-2012T   3 autumn   3.0        
S-SH-2011VK   3 autumn   3.0        
S-SH-2013H   3 autumn   3.0        
S-SH-2013T   3 autumn   3.0        
SH-2014   3 autumn   3.0        
TH-2014   3 autumn   3.0        
S-SH-2013VK   3 autumn   3.0        
SH-2015   2 autumn   3.0        
TH-2015   2 autumn   3.0        
SH-2016   2 autumn   3.0        
TH-2016   2 autumn   3.0        
SH-2017   2 autumn   3.0        
SH-2017V   2 autumn   3.0        
TH-2017   2 autumn   3.0        

Learning Outcomes

The student will acquire sufficient language skills to manage in various communicative situations in working life and in professional contexts. The student develops his/her skills in written and in oral communication in professional contexts. (S)he is able to use English for acquiring information during the studies and in working life. The student has a positive attitude towards language learning.

Student's Workload

Total work load: 81hrs
- Scheduled: 20hrs
- Virtual studies: 40hrs
- Autonomous studies: 21 hrs
The assesment of student's own learning 1 h is included in contact lessons.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

Preparatory English and/or Secondary Education English


Oral and written English in working life and professional contexts in the field of nursing, practising oral and writing skills

Regional Impact

The student develops her/his ability to work in different health care/social services companies and service providers in the area.


The student develops her/his skills to work in multicultural work communities and with different clients

Recommended or Required Reading

Material recommended by the teacher. Current articles.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Classroom instruction and individual assignments, group work, pair work, communicative language learning, independent study

Assessment Criteria

Grade 5
The student can communicate fluently in English both in speech and in writing. S/he has an extensive vocabulary and understands texts of the field without difficulty. The student has an interest in improving his/her skills all the time.

Grade 3
The student is able to participate in a work-related conversation, with occasional mistakes and errors in his/her own speech. S/he knows the essential vocabulary of the field and understands texts fn the field.

Grade 1
The student can follow a work-related discussion. S/he knows the basic vocabulary of the field and understands the main points of texts in the field.

Assessment Methods

Active class participation, completed oral and written exercises, written and oral examination. Continuous process assessment. Grading scale (0-5). Peer evaluation