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Gerontological, Oncological and Palliative Nursing, SHNS21B (5 cr)

Code: STH6081-3020

General information


01.04.2022 - 30.04.2022


29.08.2022 - 31.12.2022

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching


Tikkarinne Campus Tikkarinne 9

Teaching languages

  • Finnish


20 - 40

Degree programmes

  • Degree Programme in Nursing


  • Anu Kinnunen
  • Tuulia Sunikka

Teacher in charge

Tuulia Sunikka


  • SHNS21
    Nurse, Full-time studies, fall, 2021


A: Gerontological nursing 2,5 cr
- You understand the key values, ethical principles and starting points in gerontological Nursing
- You understand the meaning of home care and services, technology in ageing and the multiprofessional cooperation in gerontological nursing
- You are able to assess, promote and support health, wellbeing and functional capacity of older people based on individual resources
- You are able to plan and implement care and services supporting independency and autonomy of older people.
- You are able to identify vital challenges and special issues in gerontological nursing.

B: Geriatrics 0,5 cr
- You know common illnesses and diseases of older people, how they are diagnosed and treated.
- You understand the main changes and characteristic of morbidity in ageing
- You understand the evaluation of functional capacity and comprehensive geriatric assessment of older people
- You understand the basics and the challenges of medication and pain management for the elderly
- You are able to assess nutrition and nutritional state of older people.

C: Oncological Nursing 1cr
- You know most common cancers
- You understand the importance of prevention in the development of cancer
- You are able to use appropriate nursing intervention for cancer patients

D: Palliative Nursing 1 cr
- You know the key concepts of palliative care
- You know the meaning of the advance care plan
- You learn to recognize the patient´s need for palliative care and end of life care
- You are able to use appropriate nursing intervention for palliative patients
- You learn to meet and support the dying patient and his/her family

Teaching methods

A: Gerontological nursing 2,5 cr
B: Geriatrics 0,5 cr
C: Oncological nursing 1 cr
D: Palliative nursing 1 cr
A, C & D:
Flipped-learning: Preparing yourself for the contact lessons by Moodle-learning environment and learning assignments.
Contact lessons.
Independent studying and group work.
UEF Moodle -learning environment and independent studying.

Evaluation scale