The course is given in semester 2 in the Nursing Programme and consists of theoretical studies, clinical/practical proficiency training and placement.
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- analyse man's development and health from a life-cycle perspective
- analyse theories, models and concepts, apply methods and control documents in relation to nursing, organisation, leadership, development and learning and also scientific methodology
- apply knowledge in clinical microbiology and immunology to prevent spread of diseases and health care related infections
- apply information- and communication technique
- demonstrate ability to work in teams and collaborate with other professions
- demonstrate self knowledge and empathic ability
- distinguish different diseases and explain pathophysiology, diagnostics and treatment
- evaluate his or her need of additional knowledge and provide strategy for continuous development of his or her skills
- explain modes of action and adverse drug reactions in drug treatment of different diseases and be able to apply drug administration
- independently plan and perform adapted basic nursing actions and under supervision plan and carry out adapted specific nursing actions
HEALTH SCIENCES WITH SPECIALISATION IN NURSING (18 credits)
- metaparadigm; man, health, environment and nursing activities
- nursing as a profession and academic discipline
- theories, models and concepts related to nursing
- ethical, cultural, gender- and equality aspects in nursing
- theories, models and concepts related to approach, communication, development and learning
- violence against old people
- theory of science and scientific philosophy
- scientific methodology 2 and improvement knowledge
- the organisation, laws, ordinances and control documents of Swedish health care
- information and communication technique
- evidence based nursing, including quality and safety aspects in health care
- basic and specific nursing in disease, including health promoting actions
- the nursing process, documentation and care planning models
- clinical status 1
- drug administration 1
- medical technology 2
- reflection inspired by professional supervision in nursing
- team collaboration
MEDICAL SCIENCE (12 credits)
- clinical chemistry/physiology
- nutrition 2
- pain physiology
- pathophysiology, diagnostics and treatment of illness and diseases with a focus on national diseases in old people
Lectures, literature studies, work in tutorial groups, role plays, individual work, seminars and web-based teaching. Clinical proficiency training and placement.
Introduction to course, compulsory lectures, timetabled group meetings, seminars, clinical proficiency training, placement, study assignments with written presentation and examination.
Examination takes place continuously during the course in the form of written and oral assignments individually and in groups and examination of clinical skills. The assignments are examined during the course and based on the guidelines (date and time), that are stated by the course coordinator/examiner. All parts of the course and the written individual final examination must be approved in order for the course in its entirety to be regarded as passed.
Student failing examination the first time is allowed 4 re-examinations (= in total 5 examinations). After 5 failed examinations, the student can lose his or her spot in the programme. If special circumstances apply, the programme committee can admit additional examination attempts.
Each occasion the student participates in an examination is regarded as an examination attempt. Submission of so called blank exam is regarded as one examination.
According to the decision by the Faculty of Medicine (Dnr 3579/98, 3651/98I) the student should hand in a written application to the course coordinator/director of studies to be allowed to participate in examination a fourth time. Course coordinator/director of studies and student should thereafter analyse the situation together and when necessary offer support actions in order to optimise the student's preparations before examination.
Students who have failed to accomplish the placement with a pass have the right to undergo renewed placement once (DNR 3579/98, 3651/98l). Time for renewed placement is determined case-by-case, based on when teacher and supervisor in placement are available, preferably during the semester. Placement is carried out in cooperation with health care providers, leave of absence can not be granted during this period.
Placement may include evening/weekend shifts and commuting.