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GroupK702D13S/Degree Programme in Nursing (Kemi)
Study unit52AN017EN Practical Training, 27.00 ECTS credits, 720 h
Health Care for Adults of Working Age
UnitTerveysala (Meripuistokatu 26) Kemi
Time of implementationAutumn2/2015-2016, Spring2/2014-2015
Responsible teacherMikkola Anja
Other teachersHeikkinen Kirsi
Status of implementationFinished

Description status Ready
Language of instruction English
Starting and ending dates14.03.2015 - 31.12.2015
Minimum number of participants  
Maximum number of participants  
Enrolment period01.09.2014 - 30.08.2015
Implementation method
Virtuality 0 ECTS credits
R&D integration 0 ECTS credits
Resit dates of the exam
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Description language English 

The students are familiar with the salient functions of nursing of working-age people. They are familiar with the contents of the Occupational Health Care Act and can apply the Act in order to function according to the practice of occupational health care and nursing. They familiarize themselves with evidence-based nursing and the recommendations on good medical practice (especially medical-surgical illnesses) in nursing practice. The students can act in a multiprofessional way in the health promotion and rehabilitation of working-age people. The students participate in the implementation of adults’ physical examinations and in health promotion through individual and group work by using the latest methods of health promotion. They are aware of the most typical visceral, surgical, and work-related diseases of working-age people and the preventive health care measures against them. They know the contents of occupational protection, safety, and ergonomics.


Assessment criteria  
Pedagogical arrangements

TC and Guided practice

The students, set their own personal goals for learning, and perform continuous self-assessment. During the guided clinical practice, the students make use of Individual Learning Diary for Guided Practice (those who commenced their studies before the year 2014)/ Guided Practice Learning Journal for Student Registered Nurses at Lapland University of Applied Sciences (those who commenced their studies in 2014 or later)Learning Journal Guided Practice . The Medication passport supports pharmacotherapy studies.

The course (Medication in Nursing) and/test in medical calculation must be passed with the approved grade before the beginning of the guided clinical practice in the 3rd, 5th and 7th term.

The working time of the students in guided practice is always 40 hours/week, of which 36 hours/week are to be done in the guided training placement, and four (4) hours/week are allocated for the written assignments related to the guided practice.

The working shifts of the whole guided practice period are planned on the schedule. The working hours which occur on holidays during the weekdays (on the so called the flexible holidays) are not to compensated. In case of several holidays during the guided practice, the guided practice period is prolonged. Sickness absences must always be notified as soon as possible both to the guided practice unit and to the clinical instructor or the senior lecturer in charge of the guided practice. The replacement/compensation for the absences are to be negotiated with the clinical supervisor and the senior lecturer in charge of the guided practice


Learning Journal of Guided Practice . The Medication passport.

Materials in Moodle environment and the litterature mentioned during the theoretical part of the courses


TCs, guided practices

Surgical and Perioperative Nursing

Competence Goals

The student

  • is able to describe the care pathway of a surgical patient, and perioperative care as part of this pathway in a client-centered way and taking the family members into consideration
  • is able to be authentically present when supporting and guiding patients in various examinations, surgeries and other procedures
  • provides holistic nursing and guidance for surgical patients suffering from various conditions using a rehabilitative working method as a member of the nursing team
  • monitors and evaluates the vital signs of the surgical and perioperative patient
  • follows the principles of aseptic working methods and evidencebased nursing in clinical work and in different care environments promoting patientclient health and functional ability.
  • participates in the nursing process of the surgical and perioperative patient and reflects his/her competences collegially in a multi-professional team
  • shows independent, critical mindset and problemsolving skills in oral and written reporting
  • participates under supervision in the safe administration of medicine and analgesics to a surgical and perioperative patient.
  • implements the principles of patient safety and occupational safety in his/her work duties

Guided Practice Assignment:

Perioperative Nursing: Reflective self-assessment process description

Surgical Nursing: Description of the patients day reflecting on the competence goals

Medical Nursing

Competence Goals for Guided Practice

The student

14 ECTS:

  • can perceive the nursing pathway of an internal medicine patient
  • works as a member of a multi professional team with patients who suffer from the most common national diseases and internal medical problems.
  • can define the nursing care needs of a patient, and plan, implement and assess the nursing care of a client patient
  • guides, counsels and supports clients/patients and their families according to the principles of professional responsibility and ethical conduct
  • can give oral and written clinical reports in the context of his/her own patient
  • gets familiar in theory and practice with the principles of infection control and aseptic techniques in nursing
  • participates under supervision in the medical care and blood transfusion procedure of an internal medical patient
  • gets familiar with and participates in examinations and testing of a patient with an internal medical disease
  • is able to apply and follow the principles of patient safety and occupational safety

Learning Assignment: Nursing Process of the Internal Medical Patient



The competences in nursing:

  • Learning Process of the Student
  • Ethical Competence
  • Cooperation and Communication Competence
  • Decisionmaking Competence
  • Clinical Competence in Nursing

The senior lecturer in charge of the guided practice is responsible for the final grade mark and evaluation made up of the students self evaluation, his her clinical supervisors evaluation, and peer assessment dialogical discussion. The evaluation scale is Pass Fail.

The feedback from the clinical practice will be taken into consideration when grading the whole module. The mark Fail is based on the criteria of professional, cooperative and developmental qualities. Thus, one of the following criteria is sufficient for the mark Fail

  • Professional Competence
  • Cooperation Competence
  • Developmental and Developing Competence