Information on individual educational components (ECTS-Course descriptions) per semester

Degree programme: Bachelor Health Care and Nursing
Type of degree: FH Bachelor´s Degree Programme
Winter Semester 2022

Course unit title Chronic Illness 2
Course unit code 081611050502
Language of instruction English
Type of course unit (compulsory, optional) Compulsory
Semester when the course unit is delivered Winter Semester 2022
Teaching hours per week 2
Year of study 2022
Number of ECTS credits allocated First Cycle (Bachelor)
Number of ECTS credits allocated 2
Name of lecturer(s) Lena ANTONI, Alison THEMESSL-HUBER

Prerequisites and co-requisites
  • Principles of healthcare and nursing
  • Anatomy, physiology, biochemistry and biophysics
  • Special pathology and complementary medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Law for caregivers
  • Care and case management
  • Communication and conversation in nursing
  • Introduction to care counselling
  • Introduction to nursing science and research
  • Nursing internship 1-4

Course content
  • Specific features of oncological care
  • Symptom control in people with oncological diseases
  • Chronic disease as a change in lifestyle
  • Notions
  • Causes
  • People affected
  • Selected nursing diagnoses
  • Nursing interventions
  • Nursing activity in diagnosis and treatment
  • Guidance and education for those affected/relatives
  • Concepts of chronic events
  • Nursing concepts

Learning outcomes


  • will be able to carry out a nursing assessment on patients with chronic pain and
  • develop focuses for nursing from the case studies
  • turn this into a care plan

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Presentation with feedback and reflection

Assessment methods and criteria

Written paper



Recommended or required reading
  • Lister, S; Dougherty L; McNamara, L. (2019) The Royal Marsden Manual of cancer nursing procedures
  • Falvo, DR; Holland, BE (2018) Medical and psychosocial aspects of chronic illness and disability. 6th edition.
  • Hillard, ME (2018) The handbook of health behavior change 5th edition.


Mode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning)

Face-to-face course