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Outpatients Practice (6 cr)

Code: SWNSW211-3002

General information


20.11.2023 - 04.01.2024


11.03.2024 - 29.12.2024

Number of ECTS credits allocated

6 op

Mode of delivery



School of Health and Social Studies

Teaching languages

  • English


0 - 50

Degree programmes

  • Bachelor's Degree Programme in Nursing


  • Marina Hirjaba
  • Riikka Sinivuo

Teacher in charge

Riikka Sinivuo


  • SNS21SG2
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in Nursing
  • SNS21SG1
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in Nursing


After completing this course, you will be able to make an assessment of the need for care and have basic knowledge of the clinical examination of the patient.

Health promotion competence
Guidance and interaction competence
Evidence-based and decision-making competence
Clinical competence
Entrepreneurship, innovation and working community competence

You can evaluate the need and urgency of the client's care. You practice in interviewing and observing the patient, as well as in clinical examinations and are be able to draw conclusions from them. You work with the client within your area of responsibility and consult experts. You are able to monitor long-term illnesses and guide patients / clients through various methods. You know the most common examinations and procedures in the nursing reception.


Professional practice in outpatient care in line with the above objectives.

Evaluation scale


Assessment criteria, approved/failed

You will be familiar with the methods of assessing the client's / patient's clinical examination and need for care and will be able to distinguish pathological changes in vital signs from normal.
You can interview and examine the client / patient and justify your actions.
You are able to identify abnormal findings and make an assessment of the need for care based on them, consulting other experts as needed.
You can justify your conclusions of securing continuity of care for the client / patient.
Demonstrate appropriate customer-oriented interaction skills and control techniques.


Theory of patient clinical examination and assessment of care