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Vaccinations (2 cr)

Code: SWNS2018-3008

General information


01.08.2024 - 25.08.2024


28.10.2024 - 31.12.2024

Number of ECTS credits allocated

2 op

Mode of delivery



School of Health and Social Studies

Teaching languages

  • English


0 - 30

Degree programmes

  • Bachelor's Degree Programme in Nursing


  • Johanna Rinne

Teacher in charge

Jenni Ikola-Mäki


  • SNS23SG1
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in Nursing
  • SNS24VS
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in Nursing, vaihto-opiskelu/Exchange studies


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.
The course has four compulsory lectures: two online and two at the campus. Lectures are approximately every two weeks starting from the beginning of the course. Most of the workload consists independent work.

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 two webinars (1,5 hours each), independent learning (47 hours), one skill lab (2 hours) and one contact lesson (2 hours) = Total 54 hours

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.