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

Degree Programme in Nursing and Health Care, Midwifery, Bachelor of Health Care: 270 cr
Bachelor of Health Care

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Ida Nikkola
Head of Competence Area
tel. 0406473553
Irmeli Nieminen
Study Counsellor
tel. 0503119677
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 midwifery student knows the basics of caring for ill patients. The student obeys the laws and ethical codes concerning health care. The student can recognise and predict the possible health problems of individuals and communities. The student is able to monitor basic vital signs, recognise nursing needs, and use appropriate nursing methods safely. The student knows how to carry out medication safely and masters medical calculations. 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 define the nursing needs of patients/clients of different ages, and plan, implement and evaluate nursing in cooperation with patients/clients and their significant others. The student utilises multidisciplinary knowledge as the basis for his/her work. The student is able to guide and support patients/clients in self-care. The student knows how to act in multiprofessional collaboration to the benefit of the patient/client. The student knows how to evaluate his/her own work critically.
After the third year the student can monitor pregnancy with diverse methods, guide expecting families both in physical changes and growth towards parenthood. The student knows the labour progress and procedures theoretically, and can act in normal deliveries under supervision.
After the fourth year the student can independently manage normal deliveries and is able to recognise abnormalities during pregnancy, delivery and postnatal time and can manage them. The student can monitor and take care of the mother and newborn baby after childbirth and support the family in the new phase of life. The student can implement health promotion and gynaecological care of women of different ages.
During the last half a year the student develops her/his competences in all fields of midwifery. The student can predict, plan and implement midwifery. She/he can solve problems, make decisions and has a critical and developmental attitude to midwifery.

Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples

After graduation you can work as a nurse or a midwife in various expert tasks which require either comprehensive or specialised skills. There are jobs in primary health care, special health care, 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

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

Development of the Programme

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