Bachelor’s Degree, Full-Time Studies ...

Degree Programme in Emergency Care, Bachelor of Health Care: 240 cr
Bachelor of Health Care

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Ida Nikkola
Head of Competence Area
tel. 0406473553
Irmeli Nieminen
Study Counsellor
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Course Structure Diagrams

Qualification Awarded and the Level of Qualification

Bachelor of Health Care, EQF 6

Special Admission Requirements

General admission criteria, see TAMK’s websites.

Recognition of Prior Learning

It is possible for students to have their prior competence recognised.
See TAMK’s credit transfer guidelines

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

General qualifications for university of applied science required.

Profile of the Programme

The degree is a bachelor-level professional higher education degree.
The degree complies with the criteria set by the Finnish national degree system as well as with the European framework for degrees and other competence.
Ministry of Education and Culture

Key Learning Outcomes

After the first year of studies the emergency nursing student knows the basics of caring for patients and their relatives. The student can obey the lawframe, Health and Safety policy and ethical codes concerning health care. The student can identify and predict individual and community health problems. The student is able to monitor basic vital signs, recognises nursing needs, and is able to safely use appropriate nursing methods. The student knows how to carry out medication safely and masters medical calcultions. The student is able to give First Aid in emergency situations. The student is able to consider the meaning of different cultures in nursing.
During the middle phase of the studies the student develops his/her clinical know-how in different areas of nursing and is able to estimate the nursing needs of patients/clients of different ages, and plans, implements and evaluates nursing in cooperation with the patient/client and their families. The student utilises multidisciplinary knowledge as the basis for his/her work. The student is able to guide and support patient /clients in self-care. The student can work in a multi-professional co-operation in the interests of patient/client. The student can use the basic level technology, equipment and instrumentation. The student is able to examine the patient´s basic vital signs, assess and work with basic level equipments. The student knows how to evaluate his/her work critically.
In the optional professional studies towards the end of the programme the know-how of the student strengthens and deepens. As an emergency care student he/she is able to make ethically sound decisions based on evedence and act professionally as a nurse. The student is able to take care of an acutely ill patient in Accident and Emergency and intensive care word. The student can estimate independently the situation of ill or injured person, start and maintain patient´s basic vitals, start the care on addvanced level of emergency care. The student is able to work in accident and to lead emegency situation. The student is able to assis in emergency delivery and take care of the newborn and mother. The student is able to develop his/her professional skills and emergency nursing. The student deepens his/her knowledge in a emergency nursing filed through the Bachelor´s thesis.

Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples

Emergency health care nurses work in various expert tasks in nursing and emergency health care which require either comprehensive or specialised skills. There are jobs in primary health care, special health care, emergency health care outside of hospitals, social services as well as in private or third sector services both in Finland and abroad.

Access to Further Studies

The degree gives eligibility for master’s degrees.

Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

Assessment of study performances is based on TAMK’s assessment criteria
The detailed assessment criteria can be found in course implementation plans. The teaching and assessment methods are agreed on with students at the beginning of each course.
TAMK Degree Regulations

Graduation Requirements

Completion of studies and achievement of competence objectives in the extent set by the curriculum.

Mode of Study

The scope of the degree programme is 240 credits. The average completion time is approximately 4 years. The studies are carried out as full-time studies using different learning methods.
The degree programme consists of the following parts: basic and professional studies, bachelor’s thesis and clinical training.
For more information, please see the curriculum Emergency Health Care in the TAMK Curriculum.

Development of the Programme

The Ministry of Education and Culture’ definitions of policy and TAMK’s strategy have been considered in the curriculum.