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Cancer Patient’s Nursing (2 cr)

Code: TH00BV97-3002

General information


02.06.2023 - 07.09.2023


04.09.2023 - 15.10.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

2 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching


Health and Well-being


Kupittaa Campus

Teaching languages

  • Finnish

Degree programmes

  • Degree Programme in Emergency Care


  • Isa Öhberg


  • PENHOS21
  • 12.09.2023 10:00 - 11:00, Info etänä - Cancer Patient's Nursing (pakollinen)
  • 18.09.2023 08:00 - 16:00, Teemapäivä 1 - Cancer Patient's Nursing / Syöpäpotilaan hoitotyö
  • 25.09.2023 08:00 - 16:00, Teemapäivä 2- Cancer Patient's Nursing / Syöpäpotilaan hoitotyö
  • 03.10.2023 08:00 - 16:00, Teemapäivä 3- Cancer Patient's Nursing / Syöpäpotilaan hoitotyö
  • 05.10.2023 08:00 - 08:15, SYHO tentti auki 5.10-8.10


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

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