Professional Competence in Public Health Nursing II

Structure Type: Course
Code: STHA0706
Type: Compulsory
Level: Bachelor
Credits: 4.0 points
Responsible Teacher: Leppänen, Helena
Teacher Team: Alaniemi, Ritva ; Leppänen, Helena
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Course Implementations, Planned Year of Study and Semester

Curriculum  Semester  Credits  Start of Semester  End of Semester
S-SH-2012T   4 spring   4.0        
S-SH-2013T   4 spring   4.0        
TH-2014   4 spring   4.0        

Learning Outcomes

The student estimates the factors which affect the health and wellbeing of an adult person. The student guides the client in health promotion and treatment and has a focus on the curret needs and the situation. The student knows the health promotion possibilities offered by information technology and health technology . The student is able to pay attention to the health needs of clients with different cultural backgrounds.

Student's Workload

Total work load of the course: 108 h
- of which scheduled studies: 52 h
- of which autonomous studies: 56 h

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

No prerequisites


The factors influencing the health and wellbeing of the adult and the ageing person, the most common health problems in Finland and prevention, maintaining and promoting health and the ability to function, the most common diseases in Finland , prevention and treatment, Health technology as a help in work methods.

Recommended or Required Reading

Vaarama M., Moisio P. & Karvonen S. 2010. Suomalaisten hyvinvointi 2010. Terveyden ja hyvinvoinnin laitos.
Valtioneuvoston periaatepäätös Terveys 2015 –kansanterveysohjelmasta. STM, julkaisuja 2001:4.
Ajankohtaisia Sosiaali- ja terveysministeriön selvityksiä ja toimenpideohjelmia.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures and educational discussions 28 h, practical exercices and assignments 12 h, Sexual Education Project 12 h

Assessment Criteria

Grade 5
The student is able
-to use a critical approach and to look for, use and evaluate reliable information with health promotion
- to evaluate and plan client´s healt promotion taking the client´s age and life situation into account
-to take individually into account the client´s cultural background in the clients´ health care

Grade 3
The student is able
- to use reliable information with health promotion and explain his/her choices
-to implement health promoting taking the client´s age and life situation into accont
-to take into account the clients ´cultural background in the client´s health care

Grade 1
The student is able
-to look for and to use reliable information with health promotion
-to make decisions to promote the clients' health
-to identify the meaning of the cultural background for the clients´ health care

Assessment Methods

Examination, assignment, evaluation/grading (0-5)