Patient safety in nursing
|Learning Skills in Nursing and Health Care||5|
|Becoming a Health Care Professional||5|
|Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology||5|
|Clinical Nursing - Clinical Practice||5|
|Nursing of Chronically Ill Patients||5|
|Safety in Health Care||5|
|Client-Oriented Nursing - Clinical Practice||10|
|Methods for Research and Development Work||5|
|Nursing of Gerontological and Critically Ill Patients||5|
|Nursing of Children and Young People||5|
Decision-Making in Nursing
|Nursing of Clients with Mental or Substance Abuse Problems||5|
|Decision-Making in Nursing - Clinical Practice||10|
Patient Education in Nursing
|Client Service and Counseling||5|
|Patient Education in Nursing - Clinical Practice||10|
Promotion of Health and Functional Capacity in Nursing
|Health Promotion in Nursing - Clinical Practice||10|
Promotion of Sexual and Reproductive Health in Midwifery
|Leadership and Entrepreneurship||5|
|Women’s Health and Promotion of Sexual Health||5|
|Promotion of Sexual and Reproductive Health – Clinical Practice||10|
|Planning of the Thesis Work||5|
|Execution of the Thesis Work||5|
|Reporting and Usefulness of the Thesis and Maturity Test||5|
Metropolia’s Elective Modules 15 ECTS
(Select 15 ECTS)
Client-oriented Midwifery Skills
|Midwifery Care During Pregnancy and Childbirth 1||10|
|Midwifery Care DuringPpregnancy and Childbirth – Learning Laboratory||5|
|Postnatal Midwifery Care||10|
|Client-oriented Midwifery Skills – Practical Studies||5|
Clinical Midwifery Skills
|Clinical Midwifery Skills 1 - Clinical Practice||10|
|Midwifery Care During Pregnancy and Childbirth 2||5|
|Clinical Midwifery Skills 2 - Clinical Practice||15|
Expertise in Midwifery Practice
|Expertise in Midwifery Practice 1 – Clinical Practice||15|
|Development Project on Promotion of Sexual and Reproductive Health||5|
|Expertise in Midwifery Practice 2 – Clinical Practice||10|
|ECTS credits per period / semester / academic year||60||45||60||60||30||30||30||30||15||30||30||30||30||30||15||15||15||15||15||15||7.5||7.5||15||15||15||15||15||15||15||15||15||15|
The curriculum has been planned so that the student completes 60 ECTS credits per academic year and 30 ECTS credits per semester
Due to the timing of optional and elective courses, credit accumulation per semester / academic year may vary.
The curriculum offers students a learning path which enables a flexible study process including a provision of multidisciplinary studies from other degree programmes or a variety of general studies available for all students at Helsinki Metropolia UAS. The curriculum also serves as a source of information for the working environment and our international partners.
The provision of studies consists of study units providing a minimum of 5 ECTS credits. Of the studies, 50 ECTS are open for all degree programmes and the rest are included in the provision of individual degree programmes. The multidisciplinary approach to learning is also embraced by offering students the possibility of choosing a multidisciplinary, elective study module of 15 ECTS comprising one or more multi-field modules as well. The provision of studies enables students to complete 30 ECTS in the term.
As a starting point for learning, the focus is on situations and problems arising from professional practices, and the learning process aims to find evidence-based solutions for them. Project work including development work and projects of the student’s field of study is employed as the main learning method. Various learning environments supporting learning are used to deepen and develop competence, for example in the learning environments of pharmacotherapy, health promotion and simulation. As for the learning environments of independent study, they offer students the opportunity to practise clinical skills. The teaching methods have been diversified by increasing the possibilities for digital learning. Throughout the learning process, students assume the responsibility for their learning. Their competence in studies is evaluated by an evaluation framework, which consists of competence areas including professional knowledge base, professional skills and actions as well as ethics, cooperation and development. Students become proficient in continuous development of their competence and further studies.
The curriculum meets the demands of degree requirements, competence and development needs of the working environment as well as the requirements for the national and international cooperation. It also reflects a student-oriented and learning- and competence-based foundation. Learning objectives convey students of the competence level required of them and help them evaluate their own learning. The objectives of competence have been determined in cooperation with representatives of both the workplace and Helsinki Metropolia UAS and therefore convey information of students’ competence levels and readiness for work tasks to the workplace. Competence-based curriculum enables student mobility within and between other UAS. In addition, it makes the recognition and credit transfer for previously acquired competence (AHOT) easier as well as enables the comparison of degrees obtained in different countries.
International studies are part of the learning path of each learner in the form of international exchange, practice placement or international studies within home institution, such as common core requirement studies in English or Finnish degree programmes or open studies in international network learning environments.
The development work for the curriculum of degree programme in midwifery is carried out both regionally and nationally.
The description for graduating midwives’ competence (competence areas, objectives and content) has been produced as a national cooperation project including all the universities of applied sciences with degree programmes in midwifery. In addition to midwifery teachers, the development work has comprised students of midwifery, midwives and their managers, the Finnish midwives’ association and several experts on midwifery. The description of competence has been used in the planning process of the curriculum.
The regional work for the development of the curriculum has been done with HUCH Women’s and Children’s hospital and midwifery students. The committee of Midwifery education at Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences has also participated in the development work.
The members of the committee of midwifery education from 01 Jan, 2012 to 31 Dec, 2014:
Heino Kirsi, director, Women’s and Children’s Hospital, HUCH
Hemminki Elina, professor, National Institute for Health and Welfare
Hanhirova Marjaana, director, Women’s and Children’s Hospital, HUCH
Vallimies-Patomäki Marjukka, consulting member, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
Virtanen Terhi, chair, Association of Finnish Midwives
Luhtasela Liisa, nurse director, City of Helsinki Health Centre (until 31 Dec, 2013)
Representatives from Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences:
Pienimaa Anna-Kaisa, lecturer, Metropolia
Raussi-Lehto Eija, lecturer, Metropolia
Hallikainen Heli, midwifery student, Metropolia (until 31 Dec, 2013)
At Metropolia, the work for the curriculum in 2014-2016 has been led by ‘Learning in inspiring interaction’ team (OIVA-tiimi). The basis for this work has been making a path for the learner. To support the multidisciplinary approach, work has also been carried out at unit and degree programme levels.