International education - EPE course (25 ECTS)
Empowering Patient Education -project arrange education designed for international and  Finnish master and PhD -students in nursing and health sciences as well as for health care professionals working in nursing practice. The education includes Empowering Patient Education Course (25 ECTS). The international course Empowering Patient Education  is arranged yearly since 2008 and it contains five modules.
Empowering Patient Education Project leaders, Professor Helena Leino-Kilpi and Professor Sanna Salanterä were awarded the Producer Price of Learning Material by Faculty of Medicine in 2012 for Empowering Patient Education Course.


The cours​e aims at describing the theoretical and methodological basis for empowering patient education from the perspectives of patient, personnel, health care organization and society, deepening understanding of analyzing and implementing and doing research of the empowering patient education, and making judgements about empowering patient education in clinical settings and research.

Course contains

Interactive online periods 

1. Orientaton and conceptual basis of empowering patient education (5 ects)

2. Diagnostics in empowering patient education (5 ects)

3. Patient education as an empowering patient education intervention (5 ects)

4. Evaluation of empowering patient education (5 ects)

5. Spacial issues in empowering patient education research (5 ects)


Contact period in Turku

- December 11th - December 14th, 2018December 11th - December 14th, 2018

Contact pediod includes seminars and written assignment and at this year participation to EPE 10th anniversary Symposium! Symposium is included to the course fee.


Registration fee: 500 €
Free for MNSc- and PhD-students

EPE Course 2018

Information on application

  • Study period: Autumn term 2018
  • Application deadline: August 15th 2018
  • All the applicants need to complete the registration form

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