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Health Councelling Skills

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: SH00BC94
Curriculum: SH 2022K
Level: Bachelor of Nursing
Year of Study: 1 (2023)
Credits: 3 cr
Responsible Teacher: Häyry, Riitta
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Courses During the Year 2023

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
3008SH2022-1A2023-01-01 – 2023-07-31Anu Ylikahri, Katja KetolaFinnish2022-12-01 – 2023-01-10
3009SH2022-1B2023-01-01 – 2023-07-31Katja KetolaFinnish2022-12-01 – 2023-01-10
3013SH2022-12CK2023-08-01 – 2023-12-31Anu Ylikahri, Sanna SaikkonenFinnish2023-08-01 – 2023-09-06
3014SH2022-12DK2023-08-01 – 2023-12-31Anu YlikahriFinnish2023-08-01 – 2023-09-06

Still need to take the course? See the courses during the academic year 2023-2024.

Learning Outcomes

The student is able to plan, implement and evaluate the client's / patient's / student's guidance using different methods according to his / her needs and to identify those who need a lot of service. The student is also able to consider the laws and ethics related to supervision.


Student's Workload

Total work load of the course:81h
- of which scheduled studies: 33h
- of which autonomous studies:48h
The assesment of student's own learning 1h is included in contact lessons.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

No previous studies required/no prerequisites


Guidance from the perspective of laws and ethics
Steering requirement:
- client´s / patient´s resources, identification of the need for guidance, motivation and identification of barriers to learning, as well as their various forms of support
- customer / patient orientation, solution-oriented
Control methods:
- group and individual guidance
- cognitive, social, emotional and cultural guidance
- telephone tutoring, written tutoring, skills tutoring, family tutoring, student tutoring, social media tutoring
- motivational interviewing

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

Vänskä, K., Laitinen-Väänänen, S., Kettunen, T. & Mäkelä, J. 2011. Onnistuuko ohjaus? Sosiaali- ja terveysalan ohjaustyössä kehittyminen. Edita. Helsinki.

Oppipportti: Motivational Interviewing

Other teacher´s material

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lecture, educational event as group task

Assessment Criteria

Level 5
The student is able to:
- describe theoretically the factors related to the need, implementation and evaluation of guidance and be able to apply this information
- take into account the different backgrounds and needs of the clients in the guidance and teaching independently and in a client-oriented manner, and act on a situation-specific basis
- to search for, use and evaluate reliable and up-to-date information to support guidance and teaching

Level 3
The student is able to:
- describe theoretically the factors related to the need for, implementation and evaluation of guidance
- to take into account the different backgrounds and needs of clients, work independently and with professional approach in teaching and supervision situations
- seek and use reliable information in guidance and nursing

Level 1

The student is able to:
- describe factors related to education, learning and assessment
- take into account the different backgrounds and needs of patients and clients in the guidance / teaching situation
- search for and use reliable information in guidance and nursing

Assessment Methods

- practical implementation as group work, approved / rejected
- exam, numerical evaluation 0-5