Professional Competence in Public Health Nursing I

Structure Type: Course
Code: STHA0701
Type: Compulsory
Level: Bachelor
Credits: 5.0 points
Responsible Teacher: Hakala, Paula
Teacher Team: Leppänen, Helena ; Hakala, Paula
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Course Implementations, Planned Year of Study and Semester

Curriculum  Semester  Credits  Start of Semester  End of Semester
S-SH-2010T   4 spring   5.0        
S-SH-2011T   4 spring   5.0        
S-SH-2012T   4 autumn   5.0        
S-SH-2013T   4 autumn   5.0        
TH-2014   4 autumn   5.0        

Learning Outcomes

The student knows the basis of public health nursing and the factors influencing the future work. The student is able to evaluate different models and work methods in public health nursing and health promotion with the help of evidence-based nursing. The student knows the meaning of the legislation, health policies and strategies as the basis of public health nursing. The student recognizes the main areas of the health care management and evaluates his/her work based on them.

Student's Workload

Total work load of the course 135 h
- of which scheduled studies 65 h
- of which autonomous studies 70 h

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

No prerequisites.

Contents

The development of public health nursing and the influencing factors. Health promotion, models and work methods in public health nursing. Health care legislation and health policies, health care organization models and management. Development and management of health care processes, working with clients, leadership and public sector financies

Recommended or Required Reading

Material recommended by the lecturer

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures and educational discussion 65 h, autonomous studies 70 h.

Assessment Criteria

Grade 5
The student is able to
- evaluate the central health-promoting evidence-based work methods in public health nursing
- describe the key factors that develop client work, personnel administration or the processes in health care

Grade 3
The student is able to
- describe health-promoting evidence-based work methods in public health nursing
- describe factors that develop client work, personnel administration or the processes in health care

Grade 1
The student is able to
- name health-promoting evidence-based work methods in public health nursing
- name single factors that develop client work, personnel administration or the processes in health care

Assessment Methods

Written examination (40%) and assignment (60%), Grading 0-5.

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