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Degree Programme in Naprapathy

Degree:
Bachelor of Health Care

Degree title:
naprapaatti (AMK), Bachelor of Health Care

Credits:
240 ects

Naprapathy, full-time studies
Naprapathy, full-time studies
Naprapathy, full-time studies
Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

01.01.2023 - 01.05.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

2 op

Mode of delivery

60 % Contact teaching, 40 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • English
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Naprapathy
Teachers
  • Katriina Kärkkäinen
Responsible person

Katriina Kärkkäinen

Student groups
  • NAKT22SP
    Naprapathy, full-time studies

Objective

You are able to actively use the basic professional vocabulary of your field.
You are able to look for information in English in professional sources and apply it in different study and work related communication situations.
You are able to communicate in English in various spoken and written situations in your professional field at the European level B2.

Content

What professional vocabulary is essential in your professional field?
How to look for information in professional sources in English and how to apply this information?
How to interact in spoken communication situations in English and how to draw up texts in English for professional purposes?
How to communicate in study-related situations and work communities in English?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

Ability to communicate in English orally and in writing in various situations in the professional field mainly at the European (CEFR) level B1.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

Ability to communicate in English orally and in writing in various situations in the professional field mainly at the European (CEFR) level B2.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

Ability to communicate in English orally and in writing in various situations in the professional field mainly at the European (CEFR) level C1.

Qualifications

If you have been instructed to participate in the Intensive course in English, you must complete it or independently acquire the equivalent knowledge and skills before you can participate in this course.

Enrolment

22.08.2022 - 28.08.2022

Timing

01.08.2022 - 31.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Naprapathy
Teachers
  • Taina Lehtonen
Responsible person

Taina Lehtonen

Student groups
  • NAKT22SP
    Naprapathy, full-time studies

Objective

You know the basics of the human body structure, functions and regulating systems and you can justify your actions in nursing and promoting health.
You understand the principles of the organ systems.
You know the onset mechanisms of diseases and the resulting changes in the body.
You understand the physiology of pain, the sensitivity of different tissues to pain, the experience of pain.

Content

What are basic structures and functions of blood circulation, respiration, digestion, urinary excretion, reproduction, human musculoskeletal system, sense, nervous system, hormone secretion, and skin?
How does the organ system work?
What are the onset mechanisms of diseases and the resulting changes in the body?
What is the physiology of pain, the sensitivity of different tissues to pain, the experience of pain?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

01.08.2022 - 31.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Naprapathy
Teachers
  • Marja Turkki
  • shktvirtuaali
Responsible person

Marja Turkki

Student groups
  • NAKT20SP
    Naprapathy, full-time studies

Objective

You know the most common surgical, paediatric, psychiatric, dermatological, venerological, geriatric, gynaecological, odontological, otolarygological, reumatological and internal diseases.

You understand the meaning of these diseases in clinical work.

You know the patient consultation system concerning them in our health care system.

Content

How to deepen the theoretical knowledge of pathology and its application to clinical work?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

01.08.2022 - 31.12.2022

Credits

10 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Naprapathy
Teachers
  • Petteri Koski
  • Marja Turkki
Responsible person

Marja Turkki

Student groups
  • NAKT20SP
    Naprapathy, full-time studies

Objective

You can work responsibly in a multidisciplinary team of experts.

You are able to apply the clinical research methods you have learned to practical patient work.

You are able to apply the manual therapy techniques you have learned to practical patient work.

You deepen your learn clinical and manual skills.

You practice recording patient information in the patient information system.

Content

How do I systematically examine a patient?

How do I choose an individual care path?

How do I readily apply my knowledge of anatomy and diagnostics in practice?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

01.01.2023 - 01.05.2023

Credits

10 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Naprapathy
Teachers
  • Petteri Koski
  • Marja Turkki
Responsible person

Marja Turkki

Student groups
  • NAKT20SP
    Naprapathy, full-time studies

Objective

You can plan, implement and evaluate research and treatment interventions as a patient-centered entity.

You identify development needs in yourself, in your work, and in your profession.

You learn how to apply what you have learned individually and in a customer-oriented way.

Content

How do you apply theory to practice?

How do you deepen clinical reasoning as a basis for programming patient care?

How do you deepen your knowledge and skills in diagnostics and treatment as a naprapath?

What role do you play as part of a multi-professional network?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

01.01.2023 - 01.05.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

2 op

Mode of delivery

60 % Contact teaching, 40 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Naprapathy
Teachers
  • Marja Turkki
  • shktvirtuaali
Responsible person

Marja Turkki

Student groups
  • NAKT20SP
    Naprapathy, full-time studies

Objective

You learn different mechanisms of pain in different structures of the body.

You can evaluate pain in diagnosing a patient.

You know how pain can be treated generally, and in manual therapy.

You know the most common medical treatment practices for basic diseases, medicines and their mechanisms of action.

You know the most common medical treatment practices for musculoskeletal diseases, medicines and their mechanisms of action.

You know the most common analgesis and their mechanisms of action.
You know the most common pain treatment methods.

Content

How does the sensation of pain develop?

How is pain classified?

How can pain be alleviated?

What are non-medicated pain treatments?

How do different medicines work?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 16.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Podiatry
  • Degree Programme in Physiotherapy
  • Degree Programme in Naprapathy
Teachers
  • Laura Saar
  • Ville Virta
Responsible person

Merja Reunanen

Student groups
  • FTSA21SM
    Physiotherapy, part-time studies

Objective

You can define social, health and rehabilitation services and their meaning for the welfare of Finns.
You understand clients' rights and participation as users and developers of social and health care services.
You are aware of the individual factors influencing clients' every-day coping and rehabilitation processes.
You are aware of the ways to empower your clients' participation during rehabilitation processes.
You are familiar with the ways to promote rehabilitation processes and every-day coping at the individual, group and population levels by making use of living environments and multi-professional services.

Content

How are social, health and rehabilitation services organised in Finland? What is their meaning and how do they affect the welfare of the population?
What are clients' rights and participation as users and developers of social and health care services?
What is service guidance and its role in the rehabilitation process?
How do you identify the individual factors influencing clients' every-day life and rehabilitation process?
How do you promote clients' participation in goal-setting, planning, implementation and evaluation to enhance every-day activities?
How do you promote rehabilitation processes at individual, group and population levels by making use of living environments and multi-professional services (incl. ICF, GAS)?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

01.01.2023 - 01.05.2023

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Naprapathy
Teachers
  • Petteri Koski
  • shktvirtuaali
Responsible person

Petteri Koski

Student groups
  • NAKT22SP
    Naprapathy, full-time studies

Objective

You learn about the health effects of physical activity and competitive sports and their impact on an athlete's performance.

You understand and know how to explain the changes in physical activity and racing sports, including metabolism, muscle and nervous function.

You deepen your skills in physical performance assessment and measurement and you know the evidence-based health training recommendations.

You are able to evaluate and design training aiming for sporting competitions as appropriate.

Content

How does physical exercise affect the metabolism and cardiovascular function?

How does physical stress affect the functioning of the nervous system and the endocrine glands?

How can physical performance be developed and maintained?

How can different exercise methods affect physical fitness and performance?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Qualifications

Basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology is required

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

01.08.2022 - 31.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

3 op

Mode of delivery

40 % Contact teaching, 60 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Naprapathy
Teachers
  • Marja Turkki
  • Taina Lehtonen
Responsible person

Marja Turkki

Student groups
  • NAKT20SP
    Naprapathy, full-time studies

Objective

You learn the basics of microbiology and immunology.

You strengthen your knowledge of cell biology.

You understand the importance of hygiene in health care.

You get to know epidemiology and epidemiological research.

You are able to apply microbiology and epidemiology knowledge in your work to maintain health and prevent disease in the naprapath profession.

Content

What are the human body's defense systems?

What do bacteriology, virology, mycology, parasitology mean?

What is infectious disease legislation and how to prevent infection?

What are the basics of epidemiology and epidemiological research?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

01.01.2023 - 01.05.2023

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Naprapathy
Teachers
  • Marja Turkki
Responsible person

Marja Turkki

Student groups
  • NAKT22SP
    Naprapathy, full-time studies

Objective

You become familiar with the theory of naprapathic diagnostics.

You master the theory of diagnostics and can apply anatomic, physiological and biomechanical knowledge in diagnosis.

You learn to make good self-contained conclusions that affect the treatment based on theoretical knowledge.

You are able to observe the patient's behavior and movement in a reception situation and practice making anamnesis.

Content

How do I apply the theory of anatomy and physiology to clinical diagnostics?

What conclusions can I make on the basis of a clinical study?

What do I need to take into account when interviewing clients to get a complete picture of their health?

What do I take into account when deciding on the choice of treatment method?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

01.01.2023 - 01.05.2023

Credits

10 op

RD proportion (cr)

1 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Naprapathy
Teachers
  • Marja Turkki
  • shktvirtuaali
Responsible person

Marja Turkki

Student groups
  • NAKT22SP
    Naprapathy, full-time studies

Objective

You learn the theory and practice of treating musculoskeletal disorders.

You learn to take proper account of the client in research and care situations.

You can evaluate your own learning skills in practice.

You learn to take into account your own work ergonomics in treatment situations.

Content

What are the soft tissue treatments used in naprapathy?

What are the criteria for choosing treatment methods?

How do you regard a patient in practice?

How do you take care of our own ergonomics and working positions?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

22.08.2022 - 28.08.2022

Timing

01.08.2022 - 31.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Naprapathy
Teachers
  • Petteri Koski
  • Marja Turkki
Responsible person

Marja Turkki

Student groups
  • NAKT22SP
    Naprapathy, full-time studies

Objective

You form an understanding of naprapathy as a profession and of research, treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal disorders.

You know the role of naprapathy in the Finnish health care and rehabilitation system.

You understand the typical international terminology and nomenclature, and the basics of naprapathy profession.

You understand the importance of evidence-based information in the naprapathy profession.

Content

What is naprapathy?

What is evidence based medicine and evidence based operation?

Where can a naprapath work?

What kind of terminology is used in naprapathy?

What is the incidence of musculoskeletal disorders?

What are the national and international guidelines for the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders?

Evaluation scale

Approved/Failed

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

01.01.2023 - 31.12.2023

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Naprapathy
Teachers
  • Marja Turkki
Responsible person

Marja Turkki

Student groups
  • NAKT22SP
    Naprapathy, full-time studies

Objective

You know the basics of the anatomy and functioning of the central and peripheral nervous system.

You know the importance of the nervous system for the functioning of the locomotor system.

Content

How are nerve tissue and the nervous system built?

What are the basic functions of the central and peripheral nervous system?

How is the functioning of the nervous system important for the functioning of the locomotor system?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Qualifications

Anatomy
Physiology

Enrolment

22.08.2022 - 28.08.2022

Timing

01.08.2022 - 31.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Naprapathy
Teachers
  • Marja Turkki
Responsible person

Marja Turkki

Student groups
  • NAKT22SP
    Naprapathy, full-time studies

Objective

You act responsibly as a student and a member of the university community.
You are able to set learning objectives, plan your study and career path, follow your progress in studies and assess your learning.
You are able to improve your working life competencies.
You know how to act according to the ethical principles of your field.
You are able to promote your skills and competencies.

Content

What is Xamk like as a study community and learning environment?
How do you create a personal study and career plan?
How do you identify your skills and competences?
How do you improve your general competences?
What are your profession and line of work like?
What ethical principles are relevant to your field?
How do you promote your competences and strengthen your skills with respect to applying for jobs?
How do you enhance continuous learning?

Evaluation scale

Approved/Failed

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

01.01.2023 - 31.05.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

0 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Naprapathy
Teachers
  • Taina Lehtonen
Responsible person

Taina Lehtonen

Student groups
  • NAKT20SP
    Naprapathy, full-time studies

Objective

You understand the origins and outbreak of different illnesses and the development of different pathological conditions.

You understand general pathology.

You create an orientation basis for advanced studies.

You master applied parts of the origins of locomotor illnesses and know the classifications of different pathological conditions.

You master the research and care recommendations of different illnesses and conditions.

Content

What are the backgrounds of different illnesses from the point of view of pathogenesis and aetiology?

What are the pathogenesis and aetiology of illnesses as the foundation of treatment and prevention?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Qualifications

Anatomy
Physiology

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

01.08.2022 - 31.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Naprapathy
Teachers
  • Marja Turkki
Responsible person

Marja Turkki

Student groups
  • NAKT20SP
    Naprapathy, full-time studies

Objective

You familiarize with a human being as a physical, psychic, social entity and learn about the factors affecting an individual's personality and activity.

You familiarize with a human's spiritual growth, education and learning.

You learn about the principles and methods that define teaching and individual guidance.

You learn skills for diversified self-development.

Content

How do educational science and learning concepts affect the naprapath's guidance activities in patient work?

How important are interaction skills in patient work?

How can the phenomena of the therapeutic relationship be perceived and taken into account?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

01.01.2023 - 01.05.2023

Credits

2 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

1 op

Mode of delivery

50 % Contact teaching, 50 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Naprapathy
Teachers
  • Marja Turkki
Responsible person

Marja Turkki

Student groups
  • NAKT20SP
    Naprapathy, full-time studies

Objective

You can apply legislation of social and health care to the production of social and heath care services

Content

Private Social Services Act
Decree of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health on private social services
Private Health Care Act
Decree on Private Health Care
Act on the Status and Rights of Clients in Social Welfare Services
Act on the Status and Rights of Patients
Act on Qualification Requirements for Social Welfare Professionals
Act on Health Care Professionals
Public Procurement Act

Evaluation scale

Approved/Failed

Qualifications

Basic professional studies in order to know finnish social and health care service system and quality requirements and legislation connected to service system

Enrolment

22.08.2022 - 28.08.2022

Timing

01.08.2022 - 31.12.2022

Credits

10 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

2 op

Mode of delivery

80 % Contact teaching, 20 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Naprapathy
Teachers
  • Marja Turkki
Responsible person

Marja Turkki

Student groups
  • NAKT22SP
    Naprapathy, full-time studies

Objective

You know musculoskeletal anatomy comprehensively both in theory and in practice.

You can apply your knowledge functionally to the human in motion.

You can consider anatomical structures mechanically in motion and how they are connected to each other.

You recognize the most typical anatomical structures that are connected to musculoskeletal disorders, and explain the mechanisms.

You participate in practical anatomy studies by observing an anatomical dissection during the 6th and 8th semesters.

Content

How is the human bone structure generated?

How is the human skeleton generated?

How in the human joint structure generated?

How is the human muscular system generated?

How does the human musculoskeletal system work while moving?

Materials

Susan Standring: Gray's anatomy. 2015. The anatomical basis of clinical practice. Elsevier Health Sciences.
ISBN: 9780702052309

Lecture materials

Teaching methods

The course is mainly as contact teaching, including a lot of practical exercises, so individual learning pathways are not possible. Exams can be done to your own schedule.

Employer connections

No it this course.

Exam schedules

Partial exams in Exam. Flexible schedule is given in the beginning of the course.

Student workload

10 X 27 h = 270h

Content scheduling

The implementation is divided into the anatomy of the bones, muscles and joints.

Theoretical knowledge is also illustrated in practice, from the beginning.

The course includes anatomical autopsy I and II (in the third and fourth academic years, in Turku University)

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment methods and criteria

Exams
Participation in contact teaching

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

01.01.2023 - 01.05.2023

Credits

5 op

RD proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Naprapathy
Teachers
  • Marja Turkki
Responsible person

Marja Turkki

Student groups
  • NAKT20SP
    Naprapathy, full-time studies

Objective

You deepen your expertise in patient-centered reception work in different work communities.

You enhance problem-solving and decision-making skills independently, along with practicing research and therapy.

You are able to use well-researched information in your work and are able to utilize a variety of information acquisition methods, combine acquired data and transfer data to practical patient work.

You are able to communicate in the work community and are active in a variety of work situations, as well as get consulting help from work community members.

Content

You will be able to design, implement and evaluate patient-centered research and treatment approaches.

You can solve problems and make independent decisions in patient work.

You have good interpersonal skills when working in multi-professional teams as well as in patient work.

Evaluation scale

Approved/Failed

Enrolment

22.08.2022 - 28.08.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 09.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

2 op

Mode of delivery

60 % Contact teaching, 40 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Naprapathy
Teachers
  • Leena Griinari
Responsible person

Leena Griinari

Student groups
  • NAKT22SP
    Naprapathy, full-time studies

Objective

You understand the significance of interaction as part of your professional expertise and you can act appropriately in various communication situations.
You are familiar with Xamk's instructions for written assignments.
You are able to search reliable information and use it ethically.
You can express your views justifying them based on facts and use standard Finnish appropriate in each context.
You know how to write texts that meet the standards for layout, content and style required in your studies and in your own field, and use appropriate tools and forums.
You improve your interactive communication skills and manage fluently in different cooperation situations, such as meetings and negotiations.
You develop your presentation skills for professional purposes and acquire skills in giving and receiving feedback.

Content

What interaction skills are required in your own studies and in workplaces in your field?
How do you justify your views using standard Finnish?
How do you search reliable information from different sources and use it ethically?
Which written skills (genres, styles, tools) should you master both in your studies and in work assignments in your own professional field?
How do you utilize language regulations and tools in your studies and workplace communication?
Which skills do you need in presentations, meetings and negotiations?
How do you assess your own communication skills and ease your stage fright?
How do you give constructive feedback?
How do you utilize the feedback you received?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

01.01.2023 - 01.05.2023

Credits

3 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

1 op

Mode of delivery

67 % Contact teaching, 33 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Naprapathy
Teachers
  • Marja Turkki
Responsible person

Marja Turkki

Student groups
  • NAKT20SP
    Naprapathy, full-time studies

Objective

You can identify possibilities for a business idea.
You can create the most essential plans for a new venture.
You master practices for starting a company in Finland.

Content

How can I find possible business ideas?
How can I develop an idea to a business idea?
How can I do plans for a new venture?
How can I master practices for starting a company in Finland?

Evaluation scale

Approved/Failed

Qualifications

No prerequisites.