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English for Healthcare Professionals (3 cr)

Code: SH00BS86-3020

General information


22.05.2023 - 28.05.2023


16.08.2023 - 31.10.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

3 op

Virtual proportion

3 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning


Laurea Lohja, sote


Laurea Virtual Campus

Teaching languages

  • Finnish


20 - 50

Degree programmes

  • Sairaanhoitajakoulutus (SHF2), Laurea Lohja (Finnish)


  • Jarmo Mikkonen

Teacher in charge

Jarmo Mikkonen


  • SHB223KA
    Sairaanhoitajakoulutus, monimuototeutus, K23, Hyvinkää
  • SHF223KA
    Sairaanhoitajakoulutus, monimuotototeutus, K23, Lohja
  • SHP223KA
    Sairaanhoitajakoulutus, monimuotototeutus, K23, Porvoo


The student is able to
- can communicate independently and interact in English
- take advantage of research information in English
- develop their professional language skills using different learning techniques

Teaching methods

Online classes: Have a laptop + microhone headset or similar device.
Topics: anatomy, cancers, strokes, heart diseases, allergies, wound care, nursing procedures.
Oral presentations with Powerpoints, class work, homework.

Learning materials and recommended literature

McGrory & Pietilä: Healthy English, Edita

Grading scale


Evaluation methods and criteria

An online exam that emphasizes nursing content, tasks and attendance

Evaluation criteria, fail (0)

Failure to pass exam, complete tasks and inattendance

Evaluation criteria, satisfactory (1-2)

Grade 1-2 from exam, acceptable level of tasks, moderate participation

Evaluation criteria, good (3-4)

Grade 3-4 from exam, well-completed tasks, participates consistently

Evaluation criteria, excellent (5)

Grade 5 from exam, exemplary task completion and participation