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 Educational Science, Sociology and Psychology in the context of Caring
Course unit code 081611031103
Language of instruction German
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) Nikolaus BLATTER, Joachim HAGLEITNER

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Course content
  • Meaning, terms, principles and selected topics from educational sciences (e.g. teaching and learning) in nursing
  • Meaning, terms, principles and selected topics from sociology (e.g. people in social systems) in nursing
  • Meaning, terms, principles and selected topics from psychology (e.g. developmental psychology, clinical and health psychology) in nursing

Learning outcomes


  • will develop an understanding of the principles of the individual disciplines of educational science, sociology and psychology and
  • will be able to integrate knowledge from these disciplines into their everyday professional work, particularly in health promotion and prevention
  • will be able to reflect on their own learning history as part of a discussion
  • will be able to reflect on their own position in the family, training group, society and expanded personal circles through role diversity and role tolerance
  • will be able to use personality theories to handle patients

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Presentation with feedback and reflection

Assessment methods and criteria

Written work including practical experience from the internship linked to the content of the course unit



Recommended or required reading
  • Berk, Laura E.; Schönpflug, Ute (2011): Entwicklungspsychologie - Die Entwicklung des Menschen von Geburt bis Lebensende im Überblick. 5. Auflage. Main: Pearson Studium.
  • Drude, Carsten; (2008): Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften. München, Jena: Elsevier Urban & Fischer.
  • Ekert, Bärbel; Ekert, Christiane (2010): Psychologie für Pflegeberufe. 2. Auflage. Stuttgart: Thieme.
  • Hausmann, Clemens (2011): Psychologie, Soziologie und Pädagogik. Ein Lehrbuch für Pflege- und Gesundheitsberufe. Wien: Facultas. 
  • Kulbe, Annette (2017): Grundwissen Psychologie, Soziologie und Pädagogik. 3. Auflage. Stuttgart: Kohlhammer.
  • Leipold, Bernhard (2015): Resilienz im Erwachsenenalter. 1. Auflage. München: Reinhardt.

  • Piaget, Jean.; Aebli, H. (2005). Das Weltbild des Kindes. München: Klett-Cotta.

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

Face-to-face course