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Gerontological Nursing

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: SH00BC34
Curriculum: SH 2021 / TH 2021
Level: Bachelor of Nursing / Bachelor of Public Health
Year of Study: 3 (2023-2024)
Semester: Spring
Credits: 3 cr
Responsible Teacher: Lehtola, Kirsi
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Courses During the Academic Year 2023-2024

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
3001TH2021-3A2023-08-01 – 2023-12-31Kirsi LehtolaFinnish2023-08-01 – 2023-09-06
3002SH2021-3A2023-08-01 – 2023-12-31Kirsi LehtolaFinnish2023-08-01 – 2023-09-06
3003SH2021-3B2023-08-01 – 2023-12-31Kirsi LehtolaFinnish2023-08-01 – 2023-09-06
3004SH2021-3C2023-08-01 – 2023-10-23Kirsi LehtolaFinnish2023-08-01 – 2023-09-06
3006SH2021-23CK, SH2021-23DK2024-03-03 – 2024-05-31Kirsi LehtolaFinnish2023-12-01 – 2024-01-12
3007SH2021V-23K2024-01-01 – 2024-05-01Kirsi LehtolaFinnish2023-12-01 – 2024-01-12

Learning Outcomes

The student knows the key aspects of nursing for the elderly and understands the meaning of promoting the health of the elderly. The student is able to support the achievement and maintenance of the well-being, health and functional capacity of an elderly person and evaluates the changes that take place in these.

Student's Workload

Student's Workload: 81h

Online studies in Geriatrics 1 cr, Studies in nursing 2 cr (contact teaching 22 h, of which practice hours 4 h, independent study 32 h)

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

Basic studies in nursing


Geriatrics online studies 1cr.
Assessment and maintenance of the elderly's functional capacity and resources.
Nutrition and exercise in the elderly. The importance of the environment and social relations.

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

Kelo, S., Launiemi, H., Takaluoma, M. & Tiittanen H. 2015. Ikääntynyt ihminen ja hoitotyö. Sanoma Pro.
Heikkinen E, Jyrkämä J, Rantanen T (toim.)2013. Gerontologia. Helsinki: Duodecim.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures, online studies, exercises, group work and independent study

Assessment Criteria

Numerical evaluation on a scale of 0-5

Assessment Methods

Participation in contact teaching, participation in simulation, exam. Numeric assessment.