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Archived Curricula Guide 2012–2015
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HEAAE02 Family nursing research 5 ECTS
Organised by
Master's Degree Programme in Health Sciences
Person in charge
Professor Marja Kaunonen

General description

An introduction to family nursing research.

Learning outcomes

After completing this course, the student will
-understand the core family nursing concepts, principles and study methods
- be able to understand the special demands of family nursing research
- be able to critically review existing family nursing research, including limitations in study design, interventions and other limitations in a study.
- be able to critically evaluate family nursing literature and interpret the results of a particular study


- Introduction to family nursing and its basic concepts and theories
- introduction to family nursing research: special questions when the study focus is on a family
- intervention studies
- instruments in family nursing research
- study examples both from the Finnish and international family nursing research

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Independent work

Lectures, individual work, homework assignments, course readings.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In English


Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

Announced in the Teaching schedule.

-       A theoretical book of family nursing (specified later).

-       Scientific articles (titles will be announced later).

Further information

Organized every other year.

Belongs to following study modules

School of Health Sciences
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