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Nursing Science and Evidence Based Practice

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: SH00BC36
Curriculum: TH 2023
Level: Bachelor of Public Health
Year of Study: 1 (2023-2024)
Semester: Spring
Credits: 4 cr
Responsible Teacher: Välimaa, Virpi
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Courses During the Academic Year 2023-2024

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
3010TH2023-1A2024-01-08 – 2024-05-31Riikka LehesvuoFinnish2023-12-01 – 2024-01-12
3011SH2023-1A2024-01-08 – 2024-05-31Riikka LehesvuoFinnish2023-12-01 – 2024-01-12
3012SH2023-1B2024-01-08 – 2024-05-31Riitta KoskimäkiFinnish2023-12-01 – 2024-01-12
3013SH2022-12CK2023-08-01 – 2023-12-31Riikka LehesvuoFinnish2023-08-01 – 2023-09-06
3014SH2022-12DK2023-08-01 – 2023-12-31Riikka LehesvuoFinnish2023-08-01 – 2023-09-06

Learning Outcomes

• Is able to work according to the values and ethics in nursing as well as according to the directions given to them. The
student is able to evaluate the execution of these values and ethics in their day-to-day functioning in different nursing
settings
• Is capable of working according to the current legislation and information provided to them
• Begins to develop the professional identity of a nurse and is committed to the principles of a service occupation
• Is capable of working as a nursing expert
• Takes responsibility of the consequences of their own work
• Understands the difference between private and professional communication on social media
• Is able to detect and prevent unprofessional work
• Understands the role of nursing in developing evidence based action
• Understands the role of evidence based action in nursing
• Is able to use databases and research engines when searching for information on the web for updated information on
nursing and health promotion. The student is capable of using this information in their profession when in contact with
the patient/client
• Is able to critically evaluate scientific literature
• Is able to read scientific literature as well as to use evidence based information in multiprofessional decision making
processes

Student's Workload

108 hours of which 36 hours of teaching and 72 hours of self studying

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
• Systematic review

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

• Lectures
• Group assignment
• Exercises in information search
• Reading and evaluating a scientific article

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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