Education

Education

Implementation research

A course called Digital health interventions and their implementation (4 ECTS) will be organized in June 16-18, 2021 at the Department of Nursing Science, University of Turku. The purpose of the course is to gain knowledge and deepen understanding on digital health intervention research methodology and the implementation process of these interventions. The course is consisted of two lecture days and a seminar day, and targeted to doctoral candidates.

After the course the doctoral candidate should have a deeper understanding on digital health intervention research methodology as well as study methods and tools to be used in the development, evaluation and the implementation of digital health interventions. The course will provide knowledge on special questions concerning digital health interventions and their implementation; thus, the course participants will have more courage in studying digital health interventions.

More information will be updated in postgraduate studies

Course leaders:
Professor Sanna Salanterä, University of Turku
Associate Professor Anna Axelin, University of Turku

Continuing education on pain management nursing

University of Turku, Department of Nursing Science provides continuing education on Pain Management Nursing (30 ECTS) in collaboration with Finnish Association for the Study of Pain, Nursing section.

Conducting the education:  multiform, mainly online based learning, including online lectures in web-based learning environment, independent studying, various course assignments (individual and group assignments), two contact days per semester (in Turku or Helsinki)

Content:

  • Orientation module
  • Module 1. Fundamentals of pain management nursing 5 ECTS
  • Module 2. Pain management nursing and various types of pain 5 ECTS
  • Module 3. Scope of pain management nursing 5 ECTS
  • Module 4. Assessing and measuring pain 5 ECTS
  • Module 5. Choosing and implementing nursing interventions in managing patients’ pain 5 ECTS
  • Module 6. Implementing pharmacological interventions in pain management 5ECTS

Pain Management Nursing (30 ECTS) is a high-quality continuing education program for Registered Nurses and it is conducted during three semesters from September 2019 until December 2020. The current program is the second consecutive continuing education program on pain management nursing. The language of the program is Finnish.

Program leader: Professor Sanna Salanterä
Teacher in charge: PT, PhD candidate Riitta Mieronkoski
Coordinator: RN, BHSc Reetta Mustonen

Continuing education on Case management

Professionals working in social and health care, need strong case management skills. These skills are  needed to meet the changing needs of the population and to coordinate the work by professionals. University of Turku, Department of Nursing Science provides continuous education on Case management.

Case management (30 ects) is a high-quality continuing education program for  social and health care professionals. The language of the program is Finnish.

Conducting the education: multiform, mainly online based learning, including online lectures in web-based learning environment, independent studying, various course assignments, one contact day per semester.

Content:

  • Module 1: Introduction to Case management 1 ECTS
  • Module 2: Case management and transformation of health- and social services 3 ECTS
  • Module 3: Models of Case management 3 ECTS
  • Module 4: Patient- and client-centered Case mangement 3 ECTS
  • Module 5: Service Design for the patients and clients 3 ECTS
  • Module 6: Digitalization and Case management 3 ECTS
  • Module 7: Case management and evaluation of effectiveness 3 ECTS
  • Module 8: Special groups and Case management 3 ECTS
  • Module 9: Resilience, culture and environment in Case management 3 ECTS
  • Module 10: Seminar for the Case management 5 ECTS

Program leader: Professor Sanna Salanterä
Teacher in charge: RN, PhD Anni Pakarinen
Coodinator: RN, BHSc Reetta Mustonen

Link for the homepage (in Finnish)

Continuing education on Pediatric intensive care

The continuing education on pediatric intensive care is organized in co-operation between the University of Turku, Turku University hospital and Turku University of Applied Sciences. The education includes 30 ECTS and takes 3 semesters. The education program is targeted for the nurses working currently in the Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine in the Turku university hospital. The aim is to deepen the skills of the pediatric nurses in critically ill children nursing care on a large scale. The students develop their skills in an evidence-based, effective, safe, ethically sustainable and economical nursing care for critically ill children and have expertise in the planning, implementation and evaluation of the care. The education is implemented in contact and on-line teaching and in clinical practice. The education started in September 2020 and has 15 students.

Design thinking in Health technology

NordPlus funded educational project, Design thinking in health technology education – Design Future Health – Great, is coordinated In collaboration with Nordic and Baltic universities. Project aims to introduce and use Design Thinking (DT) in the development of learning and learning environments to promote a new culture of innovative thinking and to apply it in health technology education. Project initiates a completely novel culture inspired Stanford Design Thinking Model by creating own educational material and organizing own training courses and events in Design thinking.

GREAT- Courses and Events are organized by a network of five Nordic and Baltic Higher Educational Institutions – the Universities of Oslo, South-Eastern Norway, Tartu, Turku, Åbo Akademi and the Centre for Digital Life Norway. The University of Turku is in coordinating charge for the courses and events.

Design Thinking in Healthcare Innovation – Online Course (2 ETCS) organized in May 2021. During the Online course, students get a basic understanding in Design Thinking as they work in multidisciplinary teams and use collective thinking and DT approach in solving real-life healthcare problems.

Design Thinking- Intensive Course (5 ECTS) organized in January 2022. Intensive course provides opportunities for students to apply the essential things they have learned from the Online Course as they innovate solutions for actual healthcare challenges from various university hospitals and healthcare institutions.

GREAT- Design Thinking Events are open for people interested in design thinking. First DT Event: Emphatizing Workshop is organized on 28th of May 2021 at 12 pm (CET). The event is open for the students, researchers, teachers and other staff members from the GREAT networking Nordic and Baltic Higher Educational Institutions. Enrolment starts on May.

Find out more on our GREAT project from the webpage: greatdesignthinking.net

Contact: Anni Pakarinen, anni.pakarinen@utu.fi, the Chair  of the GREAT network