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Nursing and Caregiving as a Profession: Preparatory Orientation Course

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Nursing and Caregiving as a Profession: Preparatory Orientation Course
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Health Care, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2014
Module code: BAP1101
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
5S (5 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 1
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:

[updated 01.10.2020]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

BAP1101 (P311-0093) Health Care, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2012 , semester 1, mandatory course
BAP1101 (P311-0093) Health Care, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2014 , semester 1, mandatory course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
75 class hours (= 56.25 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 93.75 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
BAP1504 Case Studies in Nursing and Care: Critical Reflection and Understanding
BAP2507 Palliative and Terminal Care
BAP3403 Models, Concepts and Theories of Nursing and Caregiving
BAP3404 Understanding Research Methods and Procedures
BAP3505 Ethical and Legal Issues in Nursing and Caregiving
BAP3606 Nursing/Care Study Project
BAP5602 Case Management: Organizing and Managing the Provision of Nursing Care
BAP6601 Helping, Showing, Advising: Educational Aspects of Nursing Care I

[updated 14.04.2022]
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Christine Dörge
Prof. Robert Roßbruch
htwsaar intern
Dr. Sindy Lautenschläger

[updated 14.04.2022]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing thsi module, students will:
- have received an orientation and introduction to the study and practical professional training of nursing and caregiving.
- have had the opportunity to reflect on their entry into nursing studies against the background of their own (professional) biographical experience, for example with professional nursing and/or in the care of relatives.
- have become familiar with nursing as a professional field and academic profession.
- be able to reflect on professional nursing work as an ethical challenge for nursing staff.
- have had the opportunity to reflect on ways of maintaining and promoting their own health (including occupational safety).
- be able to perceive care in their different fields of activity and subject areas.
- have had the opportunity to learn, practice and apply the learning and presentation techniques necessary for success in their studies.
- have developed an understanding of scientific work. They will have developed strategies for searching for information and organizing knowledge, as well as finding literature and using it scientifically.

[updated 01.10.2020]
Module content:
1. History of the development of professional nursing care
2. Introduction into the laws pertaining to the profession
3. Introduction to the learning locations
4. The principles of scientific work

[updated 01.10.2020]
Teaching methods/Media:
Seminaristic instruction, moderated group work/group puzzle, partner work, talks with contemporary witnesses, exercises, PC exercises in the CIP room

[updated 01.10.2020]
Recommended or required reading:
The current module reading list is handed out by the lecturer.

[updated 01.12.2020]
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