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Multiculturalism in Public Health Nursing

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: STS2005
Type: Compulsory / Professional Studies
Curriculum: S-SH 2009T
Level: Bachelor of Health Care
Year of Study: 4 (2012-2013)
Credits: 2 cr
Responsible Teacher: Nurmi, Regina
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Courses During the Academic Year 2012-2013

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
7S-TH-4A, S-TH-4B2012-08-27 – 2012-12-21Anna-Liisa Kittilä, Helena Leppänen, Helena Yliaho, Sudabeh ZareiFinnish2012-08-13 – 2012-09-07

Learning Outcomes

The student understands the meaning of different cultures in the work of a public health nurse, in counselling the client and giving instructions. The student gets familiar with different cultural factors affecting health care.


Cultural diversity in public health nursing. Definitions of health-culture. Factors affecting health-culture. Challenges related with health culture

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

Articles and research reports. Other material according to teacher’s instructions.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures, independent study.

Assessment Methods

Assignment or examination. Numeric assessment