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English for Nursing

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: SH00BC89
Curriculum: SH 2024K
Level: Bachelor of Nursing
Year of Study: 2 (2026)
Semester: Spring
Credits: 3 cr
Responsible Teacher: Wähä, Anne
Language of Instruction: Finnish

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Learning Outcomes

The students will acquire sufficient language skills to manage in various communicative situations in working life and in professional contexts. The students develop their skills in written and in oral communication in professional contexts. The student is able to use English for acquiring information during the studies and in working life. The student has a positive attitude towards language learning.

Student's Workload

Student's Workload 3 ects
- total work load 81 hrs
- scheduled 27 hrs

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

Upper secondary level English studies


Content and language are integrated, working life communication, oral and written exercises, professional vocabulary

Regional Impact

The students develop their ability to work in different health care/social services companies and service providers in the area.


The students develop their skills and ability to work in diverse work communities and with different clients/ patients.

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

Material given by the teacher in the beginning and during the course

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Individual assignments, pair work, group work, communicative language learning, discussions

Assessment Criteria

Grade 5
The student can communicate fluently in English both in speech and in writing. The student has an extensive vocabulary and understands texts of the field of study without difficulty. The student has an interest in improving their skills continuously. The student can produce a written text within their own field of study.

Grade 3
The student is able to participate in a work-related conversation, with occasional mistakes and errors in their own speech. The student knows the key vocabulary of the field and understands texts of their own field of study.The student can produce a written text within their own field of study.

Grade 1
The student can follow a work-related discussion. The student knows the basic vocabulary of the field and understands the main points of texts in the field.

Assessment Methods

Active participation, assignments during the course, written and oral evaluation, numeric evaluation 0-5

Further Information

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