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NURSING SCIENCE

Degree Programme in Nursing Science
Study Programme for Health Science Teachers


1. General descriptions

 

The main subject of the Degree programme in Nursing Science and Study Programme for Health Science Teachers is nursing science. Compulsory minor subject of the Study Programme for Health Science Teachers is didactics in nursing science.

The education is based on the Covernment Decree on University Degrees ( 794/2004). 

Qualification awarded: Bachelor of Health Sciences (180 ECTS), Master of Health Sciences (120 ECTS) 

Access to further studies: After completing the Master's degree, the student is eligible for applying for postgradual education (licentiate degree, doctoral degree).

Admission requirements: Prerequisite to study in a degree programme in Nursing Science is a previous degree of health care (post-secondary/polytechnic level), i.e. Bachelor of Health Care or equivalent.



Educational and professional goals:

The goals for the lower academic degree (Bachelor of Health Sciences):
The education must give to the student:
1) The basic knowledge of the field of Health Sciences and the capacity to follow the development of the field
2) Capability for scientific thinking and scientific working methods
3) Qualifications for higher academic degree and continuous learning
4) Personal capacity for using the knowledge in work
5) Sufficient communication and language skills

The goals for the higher academic degree (Master of Health Sciences):
The education must give to the student:
1) Good knowledge of the overall of the major studies and basics of the minor studies
2) Capability of applying scientific information and methods
3) Capability to act as a professional and developer of one's own subject
4) Capability for scientific post-graduate education
5) Good communication and language skills

 

Learning outcomes:

The knowledge goals for the degrees correspond to the national framework for qualifications and other learning

 

After having obtained the degree of Bachelor of Health Sciences students

After having completed the degree of Master of Health Sciences students

Students enrolled in the Degree Programme in Nursing Science major in nursing science and may choose any of the minor subjects available. Students enrolled in the Study Programme for Health Science Teachers major in nursing science. Compulsory minor subject of the Study Programme for Health Science Teachers is didactics in nursing science. The goal of the education is to educate experts for planning, development, instruction and management in social and health care.

 

 

2. Course structure with ECTS credits

The Bachelor's degree consists of general studies (orientation and language studies, 60 cr), basic studies (25 cr) and intermediate studies (35 cr) in nursing science, and studies in minor subject(s) and optional studies (60 cr).

The Master's degree consists of advanced studies in nursing science (60 cr), and studies in minor subject(s) and optional studies (60 cr).

Some studies on Bachelor's level (parts of general studies, basic studies, and optional studies) are compensated for by previous studies, so that the Bachelor's degree can be completed in 1,5-2 years (full-time study).

 


Bachelor's degree (180 ECTS credits)


General Studies 60 credits


Orientation studies 52 credits
350001Y Study planning and tutorial 3.0
350003Y Philosophical foundations for scientific research 5.0
350006Y Informatics in health sciences 2.0
350030Y Basics of social and health care practice 40.0

Language and communication studies 8 credits
900007Y Elements of written communication 2.0
901007Y Swedish 3.0
902008Y Foreign language, English 3.0

 

Basic studies in Nursing Science 25 credits

 

351008P Research methods (basic) 2.0
350031P Theoretical basis of social and health care 23.0

 

Intermediate studies in Nursing Science 35 credits


352105A Health Care Today 3.0
352107A Research methods I 6.0 
350005Y Statistic 6.0
350007Y Applied statistics and ADP 5.0
351101P Nursing science I 5.0
352114A Bachelor's thesis and written maturity test 10.0

 

Studies in minor subject and optional studies 60 credits

 

Students can select optional studies and minor subject studies according to their personal study plan. Credits admitted due to the previous health care degree: 15.0-35.0.

Compulsory minor subject for students of study programme for health science teachers:
Basic studies in didactics in nursing science 25.0

 


Master's degree (120 ECTS credits)


Advanced studies in Nursing Science 60 credits

 

352221A Theory development and evaluation 5.0
353201S Nursing science II 7.0
353203S Research methods II 10.0
353207S Research seminars and master's thesis 38.0
353205S Written maturity test
 

Studies in minor subject and optional studies 60 credits 

 

Students can select optional studies and minor subject studies according to their personal study plan.

Compulsory minor subject for students of study programme for health science teachers: 
Intermediate studies in didactics in nursing science 25.0

Clinical nurse specialist -studies 35.0

Research path -studies 35.0

 

3.  Optional studies and minor subject studies

 

Optional studies and minor subject studies at the University of Oulu or other universities

Students may select optional courses from different disciplines at the University of Oulu or other universities according to their personal study plan.

Students may select courses from sources such as the health science university network TerveysNet or the national JOOPAS web service maintained by universities according to instructions. Students can also choose courses from the selection of the UniPID (Finnish University Partnership for International Development) network .

 

Optional studies available in nursing science

352222A Gerontological nursing science, aging as a resource in community 8.0
353113S The effective patient education in nursng and nursing science 5.0
352228A Elective special research course 3.0 - 10.0
354202A Research ethics in health sciences 5.0


Didactics in nursing science

Learning outcomes:

The student will attain expertise in teaching and development tasks in the field of health and social care. After finishing the studies the student can
1) work independently as teacher and pedagogue,
2) evaluate the development of one's own field of studies and adjust scientific information and methods to the work,
3) use research to plan the work and education of one's field. 

Admission requirements:

The right to study in the teacher training in health sciences (minor subject: didactics in nursing science) can be received in an entrance examination.

Study courses:

41000P The basic studies of educational science 25.0
352208A Introduction to didactics of the Nursing Science 3.0
352122A Educational administration 3.0
352119A Planning the content and methods of instruction 5.0
352121A Evaluation of instruction and learning 1.5
352124A Teacher training 6.0
352122A Educational administration 3.0
352121A Evaluation of instruction and learning 1.5
352124A Teacher training 10.0
352207A Evaluation of the impressiveness of healthcare education 3.0

 

Clinical nurse specialist -studies

352225A Becoming a clinical nurse specialist 2.0
352222A Gerontological nursing science, aging as a resource in community 8.0
353113S The effective patient education in nursing and nursing science 8.0
352208A Introduction to didactics of nursing science 6.0
351145P Evaluation and development of the health care work unit 6.0
351138P
Legal aspects of health care 4.0
352226A Practical training in clinical nursing 15.0

 

Research path -studies

354200A Becoming a researcher 2.0
354201A Theoretical and methodological basis for research area 5.0
354202A Research ethics in health sciences 5.0
354203A Advanced methodological studies 8.0
354204A Research training 15.0

 

Studies in occupational health care

Optional studies in occupational health care are organised in collaboration with Finnish Institute of Occupational Health. More information: university teacher Maria Kääriäinen.

 

4. Studies per semester
 

General studies:

Semester 1.
350001Y Study planning and tutorial 1.5
350003Y Philosophical foundations for scientific research 5.0
900007Y Elements of written communication 2.0
350006Y Informatics in health science 2.0

Semester 2.
350001Y Study planning and tutorial 1,5
902008Y  Foreign language, English 3.0

Semester 3.
901007Y Swedish 3.0
350006Y Informatics in health science 2.0

 

Basic, Intermediate and Advanced studies in Nursing Science:

Semester 1.
350008 P Research methods (basic) 2.0
350006Y Statistics 3.0
351101P Nursing science I 5.0

Semester 2.
352315A Health Care Today 3.0
352107A Research methods I 6.0
350006Y Statistics 3.0
350007Y Applied statistics and ADP 5.0

Semester 3.
352114A Bachelor's thesis and written maturity test 10.0

Semester 4.
352221A Theory development and evaluation5.0
353203S Research methods II 10.0

Semester 5.
353207S Research seminars and Master's thesis 24.0
353201S Nursing science II 7.0

Semester 6.
353207S Research seminars and Master's thesis 24.0

Semester 7.
353207S Research seminars and Master's thesis 10.0
353205S Written maturity test

 

Didactics in nursing science:

Semester 1.
41000P The basic studies of educational science 15.0 

Semester 2.
41000P The basic studies of educational science 10.0
352208A Introduction to didactics of the Nursing Science 3.0

Semester 3.
352122A Educational administration 3.0
352119A Planning the content and methods of instruction 5.0
352121A Evaluation of instruction and learning 1.5
352124A Teacher training 6.0

Semester 4.
352122A Educational administration 3.0
352121A Evaluation of instruction and learning 1.5 
352124A Teacher training 10.0

Semester 5.
352207A Evaluation of the impressiveness of healthcare education 3.0