Doctoral Courses

The lobby of the main building of the Medical Campus of the University of Oulu.

The Finnish Doctoral Education Network in Nursing Science coordinates doctoral courses in nursing science in co-operation with University of Eastern Finland, University of Oulu, University of Tampere, University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University. The international aspect of courses has been enhanced, and each course will have international scope with international researchers.

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Course registration usually opens two months before the course starts, and close one month before course start.


AUTUMN 2024

More information will eventually be provided. Detailed course descriptions can be found by clicking on the course name.

Mixed Methods Research in Nursing Science, 5 ECTS
University of Eastern Finland and University of Turku
Contact teaching at the University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio 27.–28.8.2024 and seminar as distance learning on 24.9.2024.
Professor Tarja Kvist, UEF and Professor (act.) Minna Stolt, UTU.
Registration for the course: Via the Webropol link

Empowering Patient Education (EPE) course (5-25 ECTS)
University of Turku
Contact person: PhD Heli Virtanen
You can complete all or choose from 5 interactive modules with a variety of themes:
Module 1: Orientation and conceptual basis of empowering patient education on 2-15 September (obligatory, 5 ECTS)
Module 2: Diagnostics in empowering patient education on 16 September-6 October (5 ECTS)
Module 3: Patient education as an empowering patient education intervention on 7-27 October (5 ECTS)
Module 4: Evaluation of empowering patient education on 28 October-10 November (5 ECTS)
Module 5: Special issues in empowering patient education research 11 November-11 December (5 ECTS) with the intensive period on 9-11 December in Turku, Finland
The application for the course by 18 August 2024: https://link.webropol.com/s/epe2024
The application for students at the University of Turku via Peppi.

Sustainability in Nursing and Health Care, 5 ECTS
University of Turku
Professor Mari Kangasniemi and Professor Katja Joronen

Action Research
University of Eastern Finland

Qualitative research
Tampere University and Åbo Akademi University
Associate Professor (tenure track) Jari Kylmä, Tampere University
Senior university lecturer Jessica Hemberg (responsible) and University teacher Maria Björkmark, Åbo Akademi University                                                                                                                          


SPRING 2025

Rehabilitation research in nursing and health, 5 ECTS
lectures (hybrid) 10.-11.3.2025, seminar (online) 7.4.2025
University of Turku
Professor (acting) Minna Stolt

Intervention research, 5 ECTS
10.4.–11.4.2025
University of Oulu
Professor Tarja Pölkki

Mental health
(as a preliminary plan to implement in the spring of 2025)
Cooperation between all partner universities
Responsible teacher and convener: Senior university lecturer Anna Forsman, Åbo Akademi University

Comprehensive JBI Systematic Review Training Program (CSR), 3+2 ECTS
University of Oulu and The Finnish Centre for Evidence-Based Health Care: A JBI Centre of Excellence/The Nursing Research Foundation
The course requires active participation: 3 days remotely and 2 days in contact teaching.
The course language is Finnish. Study materials are in English.


AUTUMN 2025

Content analysis course in Health Sciences, 5 ECTS
University of Oulu

Digital Interventions and Implementation in Nursing and Health, 4 ECTS
University of Turku
Professor Sanna Salanterä and Associate Professor Anna Axelin

Perspectives of Gerontological Research In Nursing
Preliminary plan in November
University of Turku

Register Based Research, 0,7-2 ECTS
University of Oulu
Professor Outi Kanste

Empowering Patient Education (EPE) course (5-25 ECTS)
University of Turku
Contact person: PhD Heli Virtanen
You can complete all or choose from 5 interactive modules with a variety of themes:
• Module 1: Orientation and conceptual basis of empowering patient education (obligatory, 5 ECTS)
• Module 2: Diagnostics in empowering patient education (5 ECTS)
• Module 3: Patient education as an empowering patient education intervention (5 ECTS)
• Module 4: Evaluation of empowering patient education (5 ECTS)
• Module 5: Special issues in empowering patient education research (5 ECTS)


SPRING 2026

Nursing Knowledge Management and Health Service Research
University of Turku

Nursing Ethics
Preliminary plan in March
University of Turku

Nursing Education Research
Preliminary plan in April
University of Turku