Skip to main content

Nursing Care of Elderly Patients (4 cr)

Code: SH00BS96-3001

General information


28.11.2022 - 04.12.2022


01.01.2023 - 31.07.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

4 op

Virtual proportion

2 op

Mode of delivery

50 % Contact teaching, 50 % Distance learning


Laurea Otaniemi, sote


Laurea Otaniemi

Teaching languages

  • Finnish


20 - 40

Degree programmes

  • Terveydenhoitajakoulutus (STG2), Laurea Otaniemi (Finnish)


  • Meri Vuorinen
  • Kirsi Leinonen

Teacher in charge

Kirsi Leinonen


  • STG221SA
    Terveydenhoitajakoulutus, monimuotototeutus, S21, Otaniemi


The student is able to
- apply their knowledge of changes related to ageing, health risk factors and most common illnesses of the elderly in their nursing care
- apply the principles and recommendations related to the assessment of the functional capacity, service needs of elderly patients and service guidance
- apply the main principles of rehabilitation and resource-oriented care while supporting health, functional capacity and care for elderly patients
- apply research data and recommendations in the planning, implementation and assessment of the quality of care for elderly patients
- describe and justify the most common examinations and procedures needed in the nursing care of elderly patients when the general condition of the elderly patient has suddenly deteriorated
- describe the special features of interaction and guidance in the nursing of elderly patients and patients with a memory disorders
- describe and justify the use of digital and technological aids in the monitoring and treating of the health of elderly patients and their rehabilitation

Teaching methods

The implementation plan is available in Finnish.

Grading scale