Structure Type: Course
Code: SSHP1904
Type: Compulsory
Level: Bachelor
Credits: 1.0 points
Responsible Teacher: Lehtola, Kirsi
Teacher Team: Lehtola, Kirsi ; Rasivirta, Eila ; Kajan, Elina ; Sundqvist-Kekäläinen, Mirva ; Vekara, Outi
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Course Implementations, Planned Year of Study and Semester

Curriculum  Semester  Credits  Start of Semester  End of Semester
S-SH-2013H   2 autumn   1.0        
S-SH-2013T   2 autumn   1.0        
SH-2014   2 autumn   1.0        
TH-2014   2 autumn   1.0        
S-SH-2013VK   2 autumn   1.0        

Learning Outcomes

Special characteristics of elderly people´s diseases and the examination and treatment methods

Student's Workload

Total work load of the course: 27 h
-of which scheduled studies: 13 h
-of which autonomous studies: 14 h

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

Anatomy and Physiology I
Basics of Pathology


The main diseases of the elderly

Recommended or Required Reading

Material informed by the lecturer

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures, independent studying

Assessment Criteria

Grade 5.
The student
-is able to evaluate and understand the effects of certain diseases and the treatment of the patient
-is able to plan, prepare, implement and evaluate the treatment and examination of a patient/ client

Grade 3.
The student
- is able to identify the effects of certain diseases on the patient's/the client's life
- is able to prepare the patient/ the client for different examinations and treatments

Grade 1.
The student knows:
- how to tell about the most common diseases
- how to describe the most common methods of examination and treatment

Assessment Methods

Participating in the classes.
Written Exams 100 %: numeric scale/ grading 0-5