2020 Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Health Care, Diaconal Work

2022

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BASIC STUDIES
                                         
Orientation to higher education studies
                                         
Orientation to higher education studies 2
       
             
             
English
                                         
Professional English
                                         
English, oral proficiency 1.5    
           
             
     
English, written proficiency 1.5    
           
             
     
Swedish
                                         
Introduction to Swedish
                                         
Introduction to Swedish 2
       
             
             
Professional Swedish
                                         
Swedish, oral proficiency 1.5  
       
             
           
Swedish, written proficiency 1.5  
       
             
           
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PROFESSIONAL STUDIES
                                         
Basis of customer work
                                         
Ethics and expertise in the social, health and church sectors 4
       
             
             
Service systems and operational environments in the social, health and church sectors 2
       
             
             
Encounters in care relationship
                                         
Human growth and development 3
       
             
             
Care relationship, diverse and multicultural customers 3
       
             
             
Clinical nursing I
                                         
The decision-making process and documentation in nursing 2
       
             
             
Anatomy and physiology I 2
       
             
             
Prevention of infections and asepsis 2
       
             
             
Basic care, support of daily functions and ergonomics, simulations 2
       
             
             
The parish as an operating environment
                                         
The parish as an operating environment 5
       
             
             
Participatory interaction and guidance
                                         
Disabilities 2  
       
             
           
Assisting interaction and guidance 4  
       
             
           
Health and welfare promotion 3  
       
             
           
Clinical nursing II
                                         
Anatomy and physiology II 2  
       
             
           
Methods of rehabilitative health promotion 2  
       
             
           
Observation and treatment of vital functions, simulations 3  
       
             
           
Adult nursing
                                         
Evidence-based clinical adult nursing 4  
         
             
         
Functions of clinical nursing, simulations 3  
         
             
         
Elder care
                                         
Old age 2  
         
             
         
Evidence-based clinical elder care 2  
         
             
         
Theological foundations of diaconia and Christian education I
                                         
Theological foundations of diaconia and Christian education I 5  
         
             
         
Palliative and spiritual nursing
                                         
Palliative and spiritual nursing 5    
         
             
       
Mental health and substance abuse work
                                         
Mental health and intoxicating substances 4    
         
             
       
Evidence-based clinical nursing and simulation in mental health and substance abuse work 4    
         
             
       
Child, adolescent and family nursing
                                         
Health promotion with children, adolescents and families 2    
           
             
     
Evidence-based clinical child and adolescent nursing 2    
           
             
     
Clinical nursing functions for children and adolescents, simulation 2    
           
             
     
Theological foundations of diaconia and Christian education II
                                         
Theological foundations of diaconia and Christian education II 5    
           
             
     
Developing expertise in nursing
                                         
Social and health economy 2      
           
             
   
Management and entrepreneurship 3      
           
             
   
Expertise in diaconal nursing
                                         
Deaconess expertise in nursing 4      
           
             
   
Clinical expertise, simulation 4      
           
             
   
Multicultural work and international responsibility of the church
                                         
Multicultural work and international responsibility of the church 5      
             
             
 
Expertise in diaconical work
                                         
Theology of helping and building a diaconal community 5      
             
             
 
Methods and social advocacy in diaconal work 5      
             
             
 
Development of parish work
                                         
Development of parish work 5      
             
             
 
Modern interpretations of Christianity
                                         
Modern interpretations of Christianity 5        
             
             
Community-based participatory research (CBPR)
                                         
Tools for developing the professional field I 3  
       
             
           
Tools for developing the professional field II 2  
         
             
         
Pharmacotherapy and drug calculations
                                         
Safe pharmacotherapy and drug calculations 2  
       
             
           
Adult pharmacotherapy and drug calculations 2  
         
             
         
Pharmacotherapy and drug calculations in elder care 2  
         
             
         
Pharmacotherapy and drug calculations in mental health and substance abuse work 1    
         
             
       
Pharmacotherapy and drug calculations in child and adolescent work 1    
           
             
     
Vaccinations and the prevention of infectious diseases 2    
           
             
     
Work placement
                                         
Basic training in nursing 5
       
             
             
Familiarisation with diaconal work in a parish 2  
       
             
           
Supporting and guiding the ability to function - work placement 6  
       
             
           
Clinical work placement in adult nursing I 6  
         
             
         
Clinical work placement in adult nursing II 6  
         
             
         
Clinical work placement in elder care/Work placement in home nursing 7    
         
             
       
Work placement in mental health promotion and substance abuse work 8    
         
             
       
Clinical work placement in child, adolescent and family nursing 8    
           
             
     
Expertise in diaconal nursing - work placement 15      
           
             
   
Work placement in diaconal work 10      
             
             
 
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ELECTIVE STUDIES
(Select 8 ECTS)
                                         
Advanced work placement in nursing 8        
             
             
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THESIS
                                         
Community-based participatory research (CBPR)
                                         
Thesis
                                         
Development and innovation I 3    
         
             
       
Development and innovation II 2    
           
             
     
Development and innovation III 5      
           
             
   
Development and innovation VI 5        
             
             
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ECTS credits per period / semester / academic year 606060606060606060606060606060606060606060

Due to the timing of optional and elective courses, credit accumulation per semester / academic year may vary.

The curriculum fulfils the Act (559/1994 and 1200/2007), Decree (564/1994) and EU directives (updated 2013/55/EU) on health care professionals as well as nationally agreed competence requirements of registered nurse education (2019).
The degree includes at least 60 credits of theological studies and vocational studies related to parish and church work as referred to in the decision by the General Synod on 22 September 2020 (Church statutes no. 141). The degree gives the competence required from those who hold the office of a deacon at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland and an office-holder (deaconess) who carries out diaconal work as their main task.

BACHELOR OF HEALTH CARE, DIACONAL NURSE 240 ECTS

BASIC STUDIES 10 ECTS:
Introduction to Swedish 2 ECTS, Professional Swedish 3 ECTS, Professional English 3 ECTS, Orientation to higher education studies 2 ECTS. Finnish language and communication is integrated into vocational studies.

VOCATIONAL STUDIES 207 ECTS

ELECTIVES 8 ECTS:
Advanced work placement in nursing

THESIS 15 ECTS

The bachelor of health care, diaconal nurse studies comprise of six thematic sections divided into study modules. The thematic sections are:
• The basis of professional encounters and the service system 34 ECTS
• Inclusion and guidance 32 ECTS
• Clinical nursing 34 ECTS
• Variety of life paths and health promotion 59 ECTS
• Applied and developing expertise 33 ECTS
• Participatory research and advocacy 48 ECTS

Church studies (60 ECTS) are partially integrated into nursing studies and partially separate. They have the following structure:
• Theological studies 20 ECTS
• Church vocational studies 25 ECTS
• Parish and church working life studies 15 ECTS

The studies follow the Community-Based Participatory Research model (CBPR) where learning and assignments can be used to benefit the development needs in the working life