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Vaccinations (2 cr)

Code: SWNS2018-3006

General information


01.08.2023 - 24.08.2023


30.10.2023 - 20.12.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

2 op

Mode of delivery



School of Health and Social Studies

Teaching languages

  • English


20 - 30

Degree programmes

  • Bachelor's Degree Programme in Nursing


  • Jenni Ikola-Mäki
  • Johanna Rinne

Teacher in charge

Jenni Ikola-Mäki


  • SNS22SG1
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in Nursing
  • 01.11.2023 14:15 - 15:45, INFO /Vaccinations SWNS2018-3006
  • 20.11.2023 10:00 - 11:30, Vaccinations SWNS2018-3006
  • 05.12.2023 08:30 - 10:00, Guidance for Vaccinations portfolio
  • 19.12.2023 08:15 - 11:30, Vaccinations SWNS2018-3006


Purpose of the course

In this course you will learn the basics of vaccination competence.

Competences of the course
Ethical competence in nursing
Health promotion competence
Internationalisation and communications competence


After completing this course, you understand the importance of vaccination and the ethical principles of the individual, the community and society.

You understand the importance of vaccination worldwide as a health-promoting activity.

You will have the capacity for evidence-based guidance and counseling on vaccinations.

You are be familiar with the vaccine preventable diseases, the national vaccination program and the adverse effects of vaccinations.

You can aseptically and safely vaccinate under supervision


Effectiveness of vaccinations

Vaccination activities governed by laws and regulations

Knowledge of vaccination and vaccination skills

Client counselling in vaccination decision

Various vaccination techniques

Treatment of side effects

Location and time

The course is conducted in Moodle and is part of a nationwide training program.

Teaching methods

Laboratory and simulation teaching
Independent studying
Vaccination portfolio

Employer connections

The course includes practicing the clinical skills in vaccination.

Exam schedules

Vaccination portfolio and two repetitions during the course.

Student workload

Vaccination e-learning 2 ECTS, including webinar 3 hours, independent learning 47hours, one skill lab of 2hours and one contact lesson 2hours. = Total 54hours

Further information

The evaluation of the vaccination course is passed / fail.
Assessment is based on the course objectives and national assessment criteria.

Evaluation scale


Assessment criteria, approved/failed

Approved completion requires the completion of a course in National Vaccine Knowledge in accordance with separate criteria developed by the implementer.

Further information

The course is conducted in Moodle and is part of a nationwide training program.