Communication Skills to nurses

Structure Type: Course
Code: SSHP1105
Type: Compulsory
Level: Bachelor
Credits: 3.0 points
Responsible Teacher: Kalliokoski, Eija
Teacher Team: Kalliokoski, Eija
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 autumn   3.0        
S-SH-2013T   1 autumn   3.0        
SH-2014   1 autumn   3.0        
TH-2014   1 autumn   3.0        
S-SH-2013VK   1 autumn   3.0        
SH-2015   1 autumn   3.0        
TH-2015   1 autumn   3.0        
SH-2016   1 autumn   3.0        
TH-2016   1 autumn   3.0        
SH-2017   1 autumn   3.0        
SH-2017V   1 autumn   3.0        
TH-2017   1 autumn   3.0        

Learning Outcomes

The student understands the significance of communication and interaction and of target-oriented communication and can estimate and develop his/her own communication skills. He/She knows how to produce various texts that are needed when studying and in working life.

The student is able to write work-related documents. The student can use sources as support of his own text.

Student's Workload

Total work load: 81 hrs

The assesment of student's own learning 1 h is included in contact lessons.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

No previous studies required/no prerequisites.


Identifying and developing of own interaction skills, Oral communication
Writing process, language planning, writing during the studies
Texts and styles for different purposes: writing official documents
Source literature as support for own text

Regional Impact

The student improve his/her communication skills for working life.

Recommended or Required Reading

Niemi, T., Nietosvuori, L. & Virikko, H. 2006. Hyvinvointialan viestintä. Helsinki. Edita.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures, group and pair work, independent studying, assignments.

Assessment Criteria

Grade 5
The student
- can analyse and evaluate his/her own communication and interaction skills
- can make excellent work-related documents
- can use different sources extensively as part of his/her own text.

Grade 3
The student
- can describe/ evaluate his/her own communication and interaction skills
- can make good work-related documents
- can use different sources as normal part of his/her own text

Grade 1
The student
- can his/her own communication and interaction skills
- can make work-related documents
- can the basics of using different sources as support of his own text

Assessment Methods

Completed oral and written exercises and examination. Grading scale (0-5).