- is able to name the most common changes in the aging of the elderly and the most common factors influencing changes in health and well-being
- knows the basics of functional assessment
- identifies the basics of the service system and related legislation
- knows the basics of ethics in caring for the elderly and identifies their own ethical thinking on a situation-by-situation basis.
- knows the importance of loved ones in the care of the elderly
- knows the basics of the effects of memory disorders on the life of the patient and loved one, is able to list the basics of encountering the patient and identifies attitudes related to memory disorders.
- identifies the changes in aging and their effects on the elderly's ability to function
- understand the difference between changes in aging and changes in health and well-being
- can compare the purpose and benefits of methods used to assess performance
- identify individual assistance needs
- is able to examine the possibilities of the service system and the main content of the related legislation
- attentional capacity and resources at different stages of treatment planning and implementation
- is able to evaluate one's own and others' activities as a basis for high-quality and safe care, understands the importance of loved ones in the care of the elderly and is able to guide them in issues related to care
- structure the meanings of memory disorders and individually consider the specifics of the encounter of a person with a memory disorder and their loved ones in interaction situations, take responsibility for their own attitude and understand the importance of attitude as part of good care for the memory person.
- is able to look at aging and health holistically
- understand broadly the effects of changes in health and well-being on functioning
- understands the individual needs of the elderly and their loved ones
- takes responsibility and develops one's own and the working group's positive attitude towards specific issues related to aging
- understands the operation of the elderly care system and related legislation and is able to apply them in different situations, taking into account the economic and welfare-promoting effects
- examine and evaluate the importance of high-quality and safe care in various multidisciplinary operating environments
- creatively combines different methods of guidance to promote the well-being of the elderly
- understand broadly the meanings of memory disease in the life situation of the sufferer and his or her loved ones
- looks for different solution options and applies them creatively in learning situations
- develops methods for encountering a person with a memory condition holistically and promotes a positive attitude in the working group.
Gerontology: The exam includes material assigned to the course and all the materials and outputs of the online study.
Nutrition: Study the nutrition material in moodle.
Dementia Care Workbook by Gary Morris and Jack Morris
Gerontology Nursing Case Studies : 100 Narratives for Learning
by Donna J., MSN, EdD, RN, CNE Bowles , and Edd Rn Donna J Bowles Msn
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Nursing Older Adults. Reed, Jan ; Clarke, Charlotte ; MacFarlane, Ann 2011
Essentials of Gerontological Nursing. Meredith, PhD, ARPN-BC Wallace. Publisher:Springer Publishing Company
Nursing older people Redfern, Sally J.; Ross, Fiona. 4. ed. : Edinburgh : Elsevier Churchill Livingstone, 2006
Other material and articles are addressed in lectures and in Moodle.
Geriatrics: Kortebein P & Means K. (2013): chapters 2-13, 33,36,40,43,52, 57, 63,64,66,88,89
Contact lectures, guided work independently and in groups, learning by experience, group work project.
Familiarization with course literature, passing exams in the exam terrier.
01.03.2022 - 10.06.2022
16.03.2022 - 31.07.2022
Tuuli Uusitalo, Lily Nosraty
Participation in the course requires commitment and teamwork skills. The tasks and other parts of the course unit must be completed during the course within a pre-determined schedule. If the student is unable to perform the given assignments and other tasks according to the schedule, it is not possible to complete the course. In this case, the student must register for a new course in Gerontological Nursing.
Students who do not attend the orientation will not be allowed on the course. Presence at the lectures is highly recommended. Obligation to attend: orientation, project part meetings, lectures of Geriaterics assessment
Bachelor's Degree Programme in Nursing
TAMK Main Campus
project (Development and Research project)
Students work in pairs or in small groups in the project.
The exam includes the part medical calculations
Nutrition exam in moodle. The exam is passed when you get a grade 8/10.
Total student hours 108 h.
Includes lectures, and online studies. Independent study throughout the course (includes, for example, e-learning, nutrition studies, course literature studying, passing exam).
Part I. Gerontological Nursing
Part II. Caring people with dementia
Part III. project
Part IV. Geriatrics
Part V. Medical calculations
- knows the most common diseases and aging changes of old people
- is able to list ethical principles in nursing care for old persons
- understands the basic principles of an old person's housing and care environment
- is able to list the basic elements of interaction with a person having a memory disorder.
- knows the evidence-based nursing methods for the care of the most common old people’s diseases and knows the specifics of the aging process in the nursing of old people
- understands the ethical principles in nursing care for old people
- is able to take into account the factors related to the housing and care environment of the old person and his family, and is able to justify the appropriate support methods
- is able to describe and justify the elements of a good interface with people having memory disorders.
- is able to apply evidence-based knowledge in nursing methods for the treatment of the most common diseases of older people and is able to understand the specifics of the aging process in the nursing of old people
- is able to carry out ethically the care of older people
- is able to apply methods that support the housing and care environment of the old person and his family in a purposeful and multidisciplinary way
- is able to work in his/her team as an expert in gerontological nursing
- is able to implement and develop the interface with a person with a memory disorder, holistically in his/her environment.