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GroupK72D16S/Degree Programme in Nursing (in English) (Kemi)
Study unitK702D29 Elderly Nursing and Geriatrics, 5.00 ECTS credits, 133 h
UnitTerveysala (Meripuistokatu 26) Kemi
Time of implementationSpring1/2017-2018, Spring2/2017-2018
Responsible teacherKehus Eija
Other teachersArolaakso Sari, Tohmola Anniina
Status of implementationFinished

Description status Ready
Language of instruction English
Starting and ending dates01.01.2018 - 29.05.2018
Minimum number of participants  
Maximum number of participants  
Enrolment period01.09.2017 - 01.03.2018
Implementation method
Virtuality 1 ECTS credits
R&D integration 0 ECTS credits
Resit dates of the exam
Koulutuksen aikataulu (www-linkki)
Description language English 

Elderly Nursing and Geriatrics 5ECTS

Competence Goals:

The student is able to support and assess the wellbeing and functional capacity of an elderly person. S/he has the competence to assess care needs, to plan and to implement as well as to evaluate nursing of a geriatric patient. S/he respects and values the uniqueness of an elderly person, his/her history and background. S/he understands how the changes brought on by the ageing process can affect the health and functional capacity of an individual. The student can apply evidence-based information in geriatric nursing work. S/he can use the methods of health promotion in practice in a multi-professional care and service network, in different care environments. The student has the tools to support and foster active participation of families and loved-ones in the care of an elderly person. 


Assessment criteria  
Pedagogical arrangements

Lectures, seminars, group assignments, e-learning


Material in Moodle

Current researces and guidances

Skhole: Geriatrics

e-book: Boltz Marie, Capezuti Elizabeth, Fulmer Terry T, Zwicker DeAnne 2016: Evidence-Based Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practice, Fifth Edition, Springer Publishing Company


The basics about gerontological nursing

Elderly people as healthcare client

Gerontological nursing methods

Safe medication for the elderly

The aging from the perspective of society

Aged customer and social and health services

Alleviation of loneliness

A substance abuse problem along elderly



Group assignment 1/3, individual lecture diary about geriatrics 2/3

The delayed lecture diary decreases the grade

80% presence in lectures and seminars