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Swedish for Nursing I

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: SSHP1103
Type: Compulsory / Basic Studies
Curriculum: S-SH 2013VK
Level: Bachelor of Health Care
Year of Study: 1 (2014)
Credits: 2 cr
Responsible Teacher: Wähä, Anne
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Courses During the Year 2014

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
3S-SH-1A2014-01-07 – 2014-05-30Anne WähäFinnish2013-12-09 – 2014-03-14
4S-SH-1B2014-01-07 – 2014-05-30Anne WähäFinnish2013-12-09 – 2014-03-14
5S-SH-1VK2014-09-01 – 2014-12-19Anne WähäFinnish2014-08-15 – 2014-10-31
6S-SH-1CK2014-09-01 – 2014-12-19Anne WähäFinnish2014-08-15 – 2014-09-14

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Learning Outcomes

The student will acquire sufficient language skills to manage in various communicative situations in working life and in professional contexts. The student develops his/her skills in written communication in professional contexts. (S)he is able to use Swedish for acquiring information during the studies and in working life. The student has a positive attitude towards language learning and bilingualism and working in a bilingual work environment.

Student's Workload

Total work load: 54 hrs
- Scheduled : 18 hrs
- Virtual studies: 16 hrs
- Autonomous studies: 20 hrs
The assesment of student's own learning 1 h is included in contact lessons.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

Preparatory Swedish and/or Secondary Education Swedish


Oral and written Swedish in working life and professional contexts in the field of nursing, practising oral and writing skills wirth focus on the writing skills.

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

Recommended by the teacher in the beginning of the course or during the course

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

group and pair discussions, communicative learning, pair-and group work/ assignments

Assessment Criteria

Grade 5:
The student is able to communicate on an advanced level. The student can interact fluently in different work-related situations and has an excellent command of grammatical structures and vocabulary. The attitude toward learning Swedish in positive.The student has an interest in improving his/her skills all the time.

Grade 3:
The student manages fairly well in the most common predictable working life situations. The student is able to use different grammatical structures and phrases in work-related communication. The student has a fairly good command of vocabulary of his/her own field. The attitude toward learning Swedish is positive.

Grade 1:
The student can participate in predictable working life communication situations. The student is able to use simple structures and work-related words and expressions. The attitude toward learning Swedish is positive.

Assessment Methods

Active participation, written and oral assignments/ pass-fail grade, written exam, grading scale 0-5

The student will get the mention of the National Certificate of Language Proficiency in his/her degree certificate