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Antenatal Care and Gynaecological Nursing

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: SHA0401
Type: Compulsory / Professional Studies
Curriculum: S-SH 2008H
Level: Bachelor of Health Care
Year of Study: 3 (2010-2011)
Credits: 4 cr
Responsible Teacher: Nyrhinen, Maj-Len
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Courses During the Academic Year 2010-2011

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
19S-SH-3A2010-08-30 – 2010-12-17Ritva AlaniemiFinnish2010-08-20 – 2010-09-05
20S-TH-2B2010-08-30 – 2010-12-17Ritva AlaniemiFinnish2010-08-20 – 2010-09-05
21S-SH-2CK2010-10-25 – 2010-12-17Ritva AlaniemiFinnish2010-10-04 – 2010-10-29
22 2011-01-03 – 2011-03-04Ritva AlaniemiFinnish2010-12-07 – 2011-01-09
23S-TH-2A2011-01-03 – 2011-03-04Ritva AlaniemiFinnish2010-12-07 – 2011-01-09

Learning Outcomes

The student knows what the normal changes during pregnancy, normal delivery and normal puerperium and the most common gynaecologal diseases. The student knows how a foetus developes and what normal delivery and puerperium are like and the special characteristics of a newborn baby. She/he will learn to guide and advise families and women who have gynaecological deases.


The anatomy and physiology of the reproductive organs, the changes during pregnancy, the development of a fetus, normal delivery and puerperium and maternity care in primary health care and specialised medical care. Emergency delivery.The most common gynaecolical diseases, examinations, treatment and nursing.

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

- Eskola,K & Hytönen, H. 2002, Nainen hoitotyön asikkaana. Porvoo. Ws Bookwell Oy.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures, educational discussions, group work, independent study.

Assessment Methods

Exam, written assignment during the clinical placement, which is also evaluated and assessment of the practice. Numeric assessment.