Study Guide


Curricula starting in 2022 and earlier

Technology, Kuopio
Technology, Varkaus
Design, Kuopio
Business, Kuopio
Music and Dance, Kuopio
Tourism and Hospitality
Social Services and Health Care, Kuopio
Social Services and Health Care, Iisalmi
Natural resources, Iisalmi
Multidisciplinary Studies

Savonia's new Study Guide (curriculum starting in 2023 and after) can be found here.

Basis of Education Competence Standards Structure of Studies Development of Expertise Methods and implementation Course Table

Degree Programme in Public Health Nurse

This curriculum is a translation of the curriculum of the Finnish degree program.

Development of Expertise

In Savonia's curricula, the courses form broader study modules. In this way, they support the overall development of the student and the development of expertise. At the same time, it is possible to combine teaching and work-based research and development.

The public health nurse / nurse curriculum is designed to ensure:
- the skills required in working life and
- the development of the student's expertise.

- prepares a personal study plan to support his / her studies, in which the previously acquired competence is identified (includes at least 5 ECTS credits of studying in a foreign language).
- is responsible for the progress of his / her studies.
Savonia teachers and other staff guide and support in defining and achieving personal goals.

The development of a public health nurse / nurse student's expertise starts with familiarization with nursing and progresses through development and deepening into a public health nursing / nursing practitioner. The annual themes and their competency level descriptions, as well as the semester themes and the competence objectives of the themes, help the learner to plan and assess their professional growth and focus on learning core knowledge and skills as well as ethical principles. Learning is a goal-oriented, situational and interactive activity. This requires identifying the student’s own goals and objectives. After completing the degree and having sufficient work experience, it is possible to apply for a master's degree.


We reserve the right to make changes to the curriculum due to the need to update the content being studied.