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Basics of Clinical Nursing (7 cr)

Code: SH00BS78-3025

General information


22.05.2023 - 28.05.2023


21.08.2023 - 10.11.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

7 op

Virtual proportion

4 op

Mode of delivery

43 % Contact teaching, 57 % Distance learning


Laurea Otaniemi, sote


Laurea Otaniemi

Teaching languages

  • Finnish


20 - 40

Degree programmes

  • Sairaanhoitajakoulutus (SHG2), Laurea Otaniemi (Finnish)


  • Sari Haapa
  • Anne Kokko
  • Anna Ojala
  • Maija Aho
  • Kaisa Porkka-Toivonen
  • Kaija Marttila
  • Pirjo Huikko

Teacher in charge

Anna Ojala


  • SHG223SA
    Sairaanhoitajakoulutus, monimuotototeutus, S23, Otaniemi


The student is able to
- apply research information and recommendations in supporting patient’s functional capacity, and caring for their vital functions and basic needs
- apply their knowledge of anatomy and physiology when rationalizing the methods supporting patient´s vital function
- justify, implement and interpret the main diagnostic tests and procedures required in monitoring patient´s vital functions as part of their care
- describe the main content of nutrition recommendations for different age and target groups and implement the recommendations in patient care
- describe factors that increase the risk of malnutrition and the principles of its prevention
- describe the principles and methods used in recognising and assessing patient´s pain, and implementing non-pharmacological pain management
- describe the responsibility and good practices in promoting patient and client safety
- implement aseptic techniques and apply the principles of infection control
- work ergonomically and use the available aids to transfer patients and prevent falls
- recognise a lifeless patient and perform basic resuscitation
- prepare a dead body with dignity
- support and assist significant others after death
- take samples and guide the patient while taking samples
- apply the nursing process when documenting in the patient information system and assess the relevancy, consistency and quality of the documented data
- act in First Aid situatios

Teaching methods

The implementation plan is available in Finnish.

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