Syllabus for Basic Supervision Focusing on Clinical Education in the Healthcare Sector

Grundläggande handledningsmetodik med inriktning mot verksamhetsförlagd utbildning inom vårdsektorn


  • 3 credits
  • Course code: 3FV350
  • Education cycle: First cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Caring Sciences G2F

    Explanation of codes

    The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:

    First cycle

    • G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
    • G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
    • G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
    • GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

    Second cycle

    • A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
    • A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
    • AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G)
  • Established: 2016-11-08
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2020-01-29
  • Revised by: The Educational Board of Medicine
  • Applies from: week 27, 2020
  • Entry requirements: A Bachelor's degree in pharmacy, occupational therapy, audiology, biomedical laboratory science, dietetics, physiotherapy, speech therapy, medicine, psychology, radiography, nursing, social work or dentistry.
  • Responsible department: Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences

Learning outcomes

The course gives basic knowledge of how to supervise students on placement in the care sector in their care of patients. The course focuses on theory and practice of supervision, with emphasis on the supervisor's educational role in as well supervising as in providing feedback and assessing the students' achievement during placement.

On completion of the course, the course participants should be able to:

  • apply governing documents for supervision during placement
  • apply a student centered approach
  • apply educational strategies in clinical supervision models
  • apply assessment process during placement


  • Governing documents for placement in university education
  • Supervision and the supervisor's aproach
  • Educational strategies in supervision
  • Assessment process during placement


The teaching is given as literature studies, lectures, group assignments, seminars, role plays and written study assignments. The teaching can be partly web-based.


Examination takes place continuously during the course as active participation in practical sessions, discussions and written study assignments.
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the University's disability coordinator.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: week 27, 2022

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

  • Cajvert, Lilja Studenthandledning : under verksamhetsförlagd utbildning

    Upplaga 2: Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, [2021]

    Find in the library


  • Mogensen, Ester; Thorell-Ekstrand, Ingrid; Löfmark, Anna Klinisk utbildning i högskolan : perspektiv och utveckling inom verksamhetsförlagd utbildning

    2. uppl.: Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2010

    Find in the library


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