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CHI01VS23DIAK Health promotion in chronic illness with children, adolescents and families (5 cr)

Code: CHI0105A20S-3003

General information


01.03.2023 - 19.03.2023


14.08.2023 - 15.10.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Virtual portion

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning


Diak joint implementation

Teaching languages

  • English


0 - 555

Degree programmes

  • Degree Programme in Health Care, Nursing
  • BA in Health Care


  • Hanna Dombret
  • Sini Hiltunen


  • A50sh
  • A49sha
  • Diak
  • E49sh
  • F49sh
  • A50sh-lh
  • A49nur
  • I49sh
  • A49sh
  • 15.08.2023 12:00 - 15:45, CHI01 / Orientation
  • 06.09.2023 09:00 - 10:30, CHI01 / Guidance for the assignment
  • 06.10.2023 08:30 - 15:30, CHI01 / Seminar


At the end of the course the student is expected to
• Apply scientific knowledge of family nursing in the nursing care, health promotion and family support of children and adolescents with chronic conditions
• Identify common national and international challenges and societal changes in health promotion and chronic disease management with children and adolescents
• Assess the effectiveness of solution-focused and multidisciplinary family support and nursing
• Support and advice families in using services provided by NGOs, church organisations and low-threshold programmes


• Scientific approaches to family support and nursing
• Key factors of social exclusion and deprivation
• Multidisciplinary networks, child protection, family support and nursing, experts by experience
• Internal and external family structures and dynamics
• Evidence-based health promotion
• Resources for supporting the growth, development and health of children and adolescents
• Service systems and NGOs

Teaching methods

online course consisting an orientating online lecture, independent studies, a written assignment ( made alone/pairs/groups) and a seminar


Literature/sources presented at learning platform (Diakle)

Employer connections

The written assignment can be implemented at workplaces.

Student workload

1 ects corresponds 27 hours of study


Suitable for nurses, public health nurses and midwives to specialize and update their competence, or for a student in a Bachelor’s Degree Program in Health Care who has already completed the relevant basic professional studies (The care of children, youth, and families -studies) in their own degree program. A prerequisite for proceeding to the advanced studies is approx. 120 completed credits or other specific reason which has been discussed and agreed with the study guidance counsellor. For Open UAS students’ mastery of the equivalent knowledge (comparable study module of another UAS or adequate work experience as a nurse).

Further information

Applicable for social services and health care UAS students who have completed their previous studies of the topic. Suitable for professionals (nurse, public health nurse, midwife,social services BA) to updating and deepening their knowledge.

All materials and lessons are in English, the written task can be done also in Finnish.

Further information

All materials and lessons are in English, but students can do the written task also in Finnish.

RPL 5/2021: An RPL can only be granted if the student already has a degree in nursing, or with equivalent studies completed in a UAS degree program in nursing.

Assessment methods and criteria

The course is evaluated numerically 1-5/ failed. Evaluation is based on assessment of the written assignment and participating the working process.

Read about the assessment criteria at Diak:

Evaluation scale