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Medical and palliative nursing (5 cr)

Code: SWNS2032-3009

General information


Enrollment

01.08.2024 - 25.08.2024

Timing

28.10.2024 - 31.12.2024

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Mode of delivery

Face-to-face

Unit

School of Health and Social Studies

Teaching languages

  • English

Seats

0 - 30

Degree programmes

  • Bachelor's Degree Programme in Nursing

Teachers

  • Marina Hirjaba
  • Judith Yabal
  • Suleiman Kamau

Teacher in charge

Marina Hirjaba

Groups

  • SNS24VS
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in Nursing, vaihto-opiskelu/Exchange studies
  • SNS23SG2
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in Nursing

Objective

Purpose of the course
The aim of this course is to provide theoretical basis for planning, implementing and evaluating nursing and palliative care for patients with internal diseases.

Competences of the course
Evidence based nursing and decision making competence
Health promotion competence
Client competence in health and social care

Learning outcomes of the course
After completing this course, you are able to plan, implement and evaluate nursing care for patients with internal diseases both in the acute and in the stable situations. You understand nurse's role as a part of the multi-professional team. You utilize evidence-based information in decision-making and in resource-based health promotion. You are able to prevent and care for possible complications associated with patients' illnesses and you deepen patient councelling skills. You are able to evaluate and provide nursing care for the symptoms of palliative care patients according to their individual care needs. You recognize ethical issues in internal diseases patient care and palliative care.

Content

Acute nursing, medication and fluid treatment in the care of patients with internal diseases
Theoretical basics of patient assessment and reporting tools
Nursing interventions in management of chronic diseases
Basics of palliative care

Oppimateriaali ja suositeltava kirjallisuus

Hinkle, J. L. & Cheever, K. H. (eds). 2014. Brunner and Suddarths’ Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing. 13th Edition. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer I Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. (relevant chapters).
NICE guidelines. Conditions and diseases
THL. Chronic diseases
WHO. Chronic diseases and health promotion

Teaching methods

Contact and online active lectures
Simulations
Individual and group learning
Flipped learning, where the students prepares before the lecture
Self evaluation & peer evaluation

Exam schedules

Exam timing will be communicated in the first session of the course.

Student workload

Contact teaching and simulations 40h
Individual learning and preparing for simulations and exams 80h
Group work 15h

Further information

5 exchange students

Evaluation scale

0-5

Arviointikriteerit, tyydyttävä (1-2)

Sufficient 1
You have the basic knowledge to plan, implement, and evaluate nursing care for patients with internal diseases. You make decisions based on textbooks in relation to prevention, treatment, and follow up of patients with internal diseases and palliative patients. You can tell patients about their illness and guide them about the basics of self-care.

Satisfactory 2
You have satisfactory knowledge base to plan, implement and evaluate nursing care for patients with internal diseases while reasoning own decisions. You make decisions based on textbooks in relation to prevention, treatment, and follow up of patients with internal diseases and palliative patients. You can tell a patient about his or her illness and guide the patient about the basics of self-care.

Arviointikriteerit, hyvä (3-4)

Good 3
You have a versatile knowledge base to plan, implement, and evaluate nursing care for acute patients with internal diseases, while taking into account their individual situation. You are able to reason your decisions based on evidence in the prevention, treatment and follow-up nursing care of patients with internal diseases and palliative patients. You are able to consistently tell the patient about his or her illness and guide the patient about the basics of self-care.

Very good 4
You have versatile knowledge base for planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care of acute patients with internal diseases in an informed and analytical way. You are able to make decisions by utilizing multidisciplinary, evidence-based knowledge in the prevention, treatment delivery and follow-up of patient with internal diseases and palliative patients. You are able to tell the patient about his or her illness in a consistent way, and to guide about self-care, while taking into account the individual situation of the patient.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

Excellent 5
You have a broad knowledge base to plan, implement and critically evaluate nursing care of acute patients with internal diseases. You are able to make informed decisions by using multidisciplinary evidence-based information. You take into account the individuality and resources of the patient and apply them at different stages of care. You are able to provide detailed and targeted patient councelling, while justifying and taking into account the individual situation of the patient.

Qualifications

You have basics of nursing and health promotion competences