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GroupK72D16S/Degree Programme in Nursing (in English) (Kemi)
Study unitK702D15 English and Communication, 3.00 ECTS credits, 80 h
UnitTerveysala (Meripuistokatu 26) Kemi
Time of implementationAutumn1/2016-2017
Responsible teacherEhrukainen-Sykkö Tuula
Other teachers
Status of implementationFinished

Description status Under modification
Language of instruction English
Starting and ending dates13.09.2016 - 28.11.2016
Minimum number of participants 14 
Maximum number of participants 24 
Enrolment period15.04.2016 - 19.10.2016
Implementation method
Virtuality 1 ECTS credits
R&D integration 0 ECTS credits
Resit dates of the exam 12.12.2016 klo 16:30-19:30, 16.01.2017 klo 16:30-19:30
Koulutuksen aikataulu (www-linkki)
Description language English 

English and Communication 3 ECTS

Competence Goals:

The aim of the course is for the student to achieve a high level of academic and professional English by focusing on reading, writing and speaking skills. In addition, the student should gain the confidence and ability to communicate using English in work. The student is capable of interactive, client-centred oral and written communication.The degree certificate has the following statement concerning the English language: The student’s oral and written skills in the degree programme’s mandatory foreign language(s) are at a level necessary for practicing an occupation and for professional development (352/2003, 8 §). The degree certificate does not show the English grade.


Assessment criteria  
Pedagogical arrangements

During the lessons the students gain the confidence and ability to communicate using professional English at work.

The students work in pairs, in small groups, and indiviually, for achievingcompetence at interactive, client-centred English communication.


International Journals of Nursing, webpages, Royal College of Nursing (UK), ACN (USA) based materials on the internet. Dictionaries and databases on the www.


Professional journals and textbooks about the studies of the Bachelor of Health Care and Nursing English.

Hospital as a working environment, medical/nursing specializations, multidisciplinary team members, especially health care professionals, titles and education, and their main duties.

Admitting and discharging patients. Ward routines. Patient education and instructions about imminent hospital stay, wound care, etc.

Patient cases, nursing interventions, nursing equipment.

Expanding vocabulary: human anatomy, ailments, conditions, special medical terminology (affixes, prefixes, suffixes).


The independent written assignment as well as continuous active participation in the contact lessons will be taken into account in the final course credit mark.

The grading scale used is from (fail=) 0 -- to(excellent=)5.