Swedish for Nursing I

Structure Type: Course
Code: SSHP1103
Type: Compulsory
Level: Bachelor
Credits: 2.0 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-2013H   1 spring   2.0        
S-SH-2013T   1 spring   2.0        
SH-2014   1 spring   2.0        
TH-2014   1 spring   2.0        
S-SH-2013VK   1 spring   2.0        
SH-2015   1 spring   2.0        
TH-2015   1 spring   2.0        
SH-2016   1 spring   2.0        
TH-2016   1 spring   2.0        
SH-2017   1 spring   2.0        
SH-2017V   1 spring   2.0        
TH-2017   1 spring   2.0        

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 communication in professional contexts. (S)he is able to use Swedish for acquiring information during the studies and in working life. The student has a positive attitude towards language learning and bilingualism and working in a bilingual work environment.

Student's Workload

Total work load: 54 hrs
- Scheduled : 18 hrs
- Virtual studies: 16 hrs
- Autonomous studies: 20 hrs
The assesment of student's own learning 1 h is included in contact lessons.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

Preparatory Swedish and/or Secondary Education Swedish


Oral and written Swedish in working life and professional contexts in the field of nursing, practising oral and writing skills wirth focus on the 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

Recommended by the teacher in the beginning of the course or during the course

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

group and pair discussions, communicative learning, pair-and group work/ assignments

Assessment Criteria

Grade 5:
The student is able to communicate on an advanced level. The student can interact fluently in different work-related situations and has an excellent command of grammatical structures and vocabulary. The attitude toward learning Swedish in positive.The student has an interest in improving his/her skills all the time.

Grade 3:
The student manages fairly well in the most common predictable working life situations. The student is able to use different grammatical structures and phrases in work-related communication. The student has a fairly good command of vocabulary of his/her own field. The attitude toward learning Swedish is positive.

Grade 1:
The student can participate in predictable working life communication situations. The student is able to use simple structures and work-related words and expressions. The attitude toward learning Swedish is positive.

Assessment Methods

Active participation, written and oral assignments/ pass-fail grade, written exam, grading scale 0-5

The student will get the mention of the National Certificate of Language Proficiency in his/her degree certificate