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Cancer Patient's Nursing (2 cr)

Code: TH00BV28-3006

General information


02.12.2022 - 06.03.2023


20.03.2023 - 30.04.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

2 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching


Health and Well-being

Teaching languages

  • Finnish

Degree programmes

  • Degree Programme in Nursing


  • Isa Öhberg


  • MSHTK21A
  • 22.03.2023 09:00 - 11:00, Info - Cancer Patient's Nursing
  • 29.03.2023 08:00 - 12:00, Syöpähoito-esitys: Cancer Patient's Nursing TH00BV28-3006
  • 12.04.2023 08:00 - 11:15, Potilasohjaustilanne: Cancer Patient's Nursing TH00BV28-3006
  • 19.04.2023 08:00 - 12:00, Luokkaharjoittelu: Cancer Patient's Nursing TH00BV28-3006


Cancer patient’s nursing 2 ECTS SYHO
The study unit is arranged entirely in English

• Students will understand cancer as a disease and identify the factors related to early diagnosis and prevention of cancer
• Students will know different methods of treating and monitoring cancer how common types of cancer are diagnosed
• Students will know how to provide cancer patients with symptomatic and humane nursing services
• Students will know how to perform safe pharmacotherapy and how to pay attention to their personal occupational safety
• Students will know how to support and guide the functional capacity, well-being and quality of life of cancer patients and how to work with customers and their family members as a member of a multiprofessional team


• Factors affecting the pathogenesis of cancer and the epidemiology of cancer
• Development of cancer
• Common types of cancer and how to diagnose them
• Cancer prevention and treatment
• Nutrition of cancer patients
• Symptomatic treatment of cancer patients (medicated and unmedicated)
• Cancer, partners and sexuality
• Lifestyles as a means of supporting recovery from cancer
• Rehabilitation and monitoring of cancer patients
• Psychosocial support of cancer patients
• Safe cytostatic therapy and occupational safety, infusion port
• Pain medication and how to use an automatic dosing pump

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