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Multiculturalism and International Activities

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: SHA0205
Type: Compulsory / Professional Studies
Curriculum: S-SH 2009T
Level: Bachelor of Health Care
Year of Study: 2 (2010-2011)
Credits: 2 cr
Responsible Teacher: Alaniemi, Ritva
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Courses During the Academic Year 2010-2011

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
16 2010-08-30 – 2010-10-22Mirva Sundqvist-KekäläinenFinnish2010-08-20 – 2010-09-05
17S-SH-3A2010-08-30 – 2010-12-17Mirva Sundqvist-KekäläinenFinnish2010-08-20 – 2010-09-05
18S-TH-2A2010-08-30 – 2010-10-22Taina HuuskoFinnish2010-08-20 – 2010-09-05
19 2010-08-30 – 2010-10-22Taina HuuskoFinnish2010-08-20 – 2010-09-05
20S-TH-2B2010-10-25 – 2010-12-17Ritva AlaniemiFinnish2010-10-04 – 2010-10-29
21S-SH-2A2011-01-03 – 2011-04-29Mirva Sundqvist-KekäläinenFinnish2010-12-07 – 2011-01-09
22S-SH-2B2010-08-30 – 2010-10-22Mirva Sundqvist-KekäläinenFinnish2010-08-20 – 2010-09-05
23 2011-01-03 – 2011-04-29Mirva Sundqvist-KekäläinenFinnish2010-12-07 – 2011-01-09
25 2011-01-03 – 2011-03-04Taina HuuskoFinnish2010-12-07 – 2011-01-09
26S-TH-3A2011-01-03 – 2011-04-29Mirva Sundqvist-KekäläinenFinnish2010-12-07 – 2011-01-09

Learning Outcomes

The student understands the meaning of culture in human development and everyday life and how this affects nursing. The student will be acquainted with different factors that affect health and life of people of all ages from a cultural perspective. The student will be acquainted with nursing in different cultures through the exchange programme. The
student understands the meaning of health and illness from a cultural diversity perspective. The student is able to perform nursing in an international context in her/his own foreign culture.


Cultural awareness, knowledge, sensitivity and competence. Description of health and illness in nursing from a cultural perspective. International nursing, multidisciplinary project work.

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

To be handed out during the course. Other material according to teacher’s instructions.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods


Assessment Methods

Examination and assignment. Numeric assessment