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Nursing Science and Evidence Based Practice

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: SH00BC36
Curriculum: SH 2024K
Level: Bachelor of Nursing
Year of Study: 1 (2025)
Credits: 4 cr
Responsible Teacher: Välimaa, Virpi
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Courses During the Year 2025

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)Language
3017SH2024-1A2025-03-01 – 2025-05-31Riitta KoskimäkiFinnish
3018SH2024-1B2025-01-01 – 2025-02-28Riikka LehesvuoFinnish

Taking the course in advance? See the courses during the academic year 2023-2024.

Learning Outcomes

After completing the course, the student recognizes the values and ethical principles of nursing and becomes proficient in evaluating their implementation in daily practice in various nursing environments.
After completing the course, the student can name the key concepts of nursing science and recognize the significance of nursing science in promoting evidence-based practice.
After completing the course, the student understands what evidence-based practice means and recognizes its importance in nursing.
After completing the course, the student can use the most common health science databases and becomes proficient in reading scientific publications and in critical evaluatiuon of sources.

Student's Workload

Student workload is 108 hours, including both classroom teaching and independent study

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

No pre-requisites

Contents

Nursing Ethics
• Fundamentals of nursing ethics
• Theory of ethics
• Ethical guidelines as part of professional ethics
• Ethical starting points concerning the patient and nursing
• Issues in ethics in nursing and ethical problem-solving
• Ethical differences in nursing
• Current legislation in nursing
• Nursing as a profession and the characteristics of it
• Information and communication technology and ethics
• The future of nursing ethics

Nursing Science
• Introduction to research in nursing sciences

Evidence Based Action
• Defining evidence based action
• The role of evidence based action in nursing
• Establishing the role of evidence based action in nursing
• Finding the most suitable evidence (level, category, source)
• Information search (e.g. Medic, Cinahl, PubMed, other sources)
• Evaluating evidence

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

• Lectures
• Group assignment
• Exercises in information search
• Reading and evaluating a scientific article
• Exam/learning diary

Assessment Criteria

Grade 5
The student
- is able to relate the value ground, the ethical principles and the core concepts of nursing ethics to nursing practice.
- is able to act according the professional legislation and ethical codes as well as to evaluate them in nursing
practice.
- respects the human rights
- is able to analyze ethical problems individually
- is able to search and use multiple relevant source materials using multiple demanding techniques
- is able to make flawless references in the text and prepare a flawless reference list
- is able to find the most relevant information from scientific sources and evaluate it critically

Grade 3
The student
- is able to relate the value ground, the ethical principles and the core concepts of nursing ethics to nursing practice.
- is able to act according the professional legislation and ethical codes and acknowledges them in nursing practice.
- respects the human rights
- is able to discuss ethical problems individually
- is able to search and use relevant source materials using multiple techniques
- is able to make references in the text and prepare a reference list
- is able to find the most relevant information from scientific materials

Grade 1
The student
- is able to relate the value ground, the ethical principles and the core concepts of nursing ethics to nursing practice.
- is able to act according the professional legislation and ethical codes and identifies them in nursing practice.
- respects the human rights
- is able to discuss some ethical problems individually
- is able to search and use source material
- is able to make references
- is able to read scientific materials




Assessment Methods

Exam / assignments


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