Health Care and First Aid
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Tervishoid ja esmaabi
Course title in English
Health Care and First Aid
ECTS credits
Assessment form
lecturer of 2022/2023 Autumn semester
lecturer not assigned
lecturer of 2022/2023 Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
To give students knowledge about health care and skills to administer first-aid in life-threatening situations and in emergencies. Create opportunities for acquisition and development of knowledge and skills in occupational health and safety, and ability to apply these for the benefit of evaluation of work environment.
Brief description of the course
Professional health and work safety. Professional diseases and accidents.Work environment.Physiological, psychological and biological health s risk factors.Health care.Health care organisatsion and health economics.Correct succession of practical steps in the event of a severe accident. Life threatening bleeding, control of blood loss. Causes of unconsciousness and their quick assessment. Resuscitation. First aid for suffocation, fainting and shock, wounds, electrical injuries, burns, poisoning, chemical burns, fractures, sprains, dislocations, bruises, effects of extremes of temperature (heat, frost), sudden child birth. Teaching of bandaging. Carrying and transport of victims. Psychological first aid.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- has knowledge and skills on first aid techniques applicable in case of emergency;
- is able cope in occupational health care system, evaluate the work environment and its influence on health, and propose possible solutions fro problems;
- has knowledge in occupational health care and safety and can apply these in case needed;
- can maintain ones performance, value required work conditions
Andrus Lehtmets; Marju Peärnberg