Time: Students can start their studies approximately within a week after enrolling on this course. The estimated time for completing this course is two months. First nonstop start is on 3 September 2024.

Please notice that Xamk’s lecturers do not assess completed courses nor enter the course assessments in Xamk’s record of credits (Peppi) during their non-teaching periods. Completed courses will not be assessed between December 21st, 2024 and January 12th, 2025.

Place: Online studies
Extent: 3 ECTS credits
Target group: Everyone interested in the topic

Please notice that from September 1, 2024 onwards, only students with a Finnish social security number (i.e. a personal identity code) can start their studies on Xamk Pulse’s courses. You can read more here.

Course is completed independently

Credited in degree at Xamk: Bachelor of Health Care, Degree Programme in Nursing
Area of competence mentioned in Curriculum: Core competence
Enrolment by: 15th December 2024. This is a nonstop start and students can start their studies approximately within a week after enrolling on this course. First nonstop start is on 3 September 2024.

Price: Free of charge

Note that you can enrol for Open UAS studies at the maximum of 50 ECTS credits per semester. One person’s enrolments exceeding 50 ECTS credits are deleted in the enrolment order. Paying attention to this is important when planning your studies.

Please also notice that Xamk degree students can enrol on this course only via Peppi or Tuudo.

Learning outcomes:
After completing this course the student: 

  • knows the normal growth and development of children.
  • knows the special features of children and young people and can apply this knowledge to nursing.
  • can apply knowledge about anatomy and physiology, applied pharmacology and medication to nursing children and young people.
  • knows the most common diseases of children and young people to nursing.
  • can take into account and support the family as part of nursing children and young people.

Contents and methods:

  • The normal growth and development of children and special characteristics of the child and of young nursing/principles
  • Children's health today
  • Respiratory diseases, gastrointestinal disorders and endocrine disorders
  • Children and medication
  • Pain management
  • Family-centered pediatric nursing

This course includes the following main contents:

  1. Growth and development of children – Family-centered pediatric nursing
  2. Children's health today
  3. Vital signs in children – respiratory diseases, gastrointestinal disorders and endocrine disorders
  4. Pain management

The course includes recorded lectures, learning tasks, independent work as well as tests.

The course covers 3 ECTS credits, totalling 81 hours of student work. The number of hours is theoretical and varies according to student effort.

Study material:
All study materials are available on Learn platform.


The Transcript of records will be delivered automatically by email in PDF form. You can read more about the The Transcript of records on: Information on Open UAS, Xamk Pulse studies.

This course is based on the curricula of Xamk's degree programmes and the Finnish credits are fully compatible with the ECTS.

Additional information on enrolment:
Xamk Pulse, email: openstudies@xamk.fi.

Terms of cancellation: 
If you are not able to participate in the course, please let us know as soon as possible by email openstudies@xamk.fi.

Before the course starts, you'll receive an invitation by email to this course.

Please note that there can be changes in the course details in terms of the timetable and teachers, for example.

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