The course is given in semester 1 in the nursing programme and consists of theoretical studies, clinical/practical proficiency training and placement in the form of field studies.
On completion of the course, the student will be able to: -analyse man's development and health from a life-cycle perspective -analyse theories, models and concepts and apply methods and control documents in relation to nursing development and learning and scientific method -explain the anatomy and physiology from a life-cycle perspective of the human body -explain basic pharmacological concepts and principles, modes of action and adverse drug reactions in drug treatments of national diseases and be able to apply drug calculation. -distinguish methods and strategies within public health care -distinguish frequently occurring conditions and national diseases and be able to plan adapted nursing actions -apply knowledge in clinical microbiology to prevent health care related infections -evaluate his or her need of additional knowledge and show strategy for continuous development of his or her skills.
CARING SCIENCES WITH SPECIALISATION IN NURSING - nursing as a profession and academic discipline - meta paradigm; man, health, environment and nursing actions - core competences - the nursing process - approach and communication - theories, models and concepts related to development and learning - ethical theories, principles and models - human rights - ethical, cultural, gender- and equality aspects in nursing - stigmatisation - violence in close relations - theory of science and scientific philosophy - scientific methodology and improvement science - information retrieval and library science - the organisation of Swedish health care, laws, ordinances and control documents of Swedish health care - evidence-based nursing - public health concepts and aims, national, international and historical perspectives, health theories, prevention and promotion - public health care on individual, group and community level - children's health and living conditions - reproductive and perinatal health at normal pregnancy and labour - nursing national diseases - medical technology - clinical status
MEDICAL SCIENCE - anatomy and physiology - nutrition - pharmacology - microbiology - national diseases; allergic diseases, cardiovascular diseases, infectious diseases, mental disease
WORKING METHODS Lectures, work in tutorial groups, role plays, individual work, seminars and web-based teaching. Clinical proficiency training and placement.
COMPULSORY PARTS Introduction to the 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 current course from the guidelines (date and time), that will be 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 one examination attempt. Submission of a so called blank exam is regarded as one examination.
According to the decision of 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 an examination a fourth time. Course coordinator/director of studies and student should then together analyse the situation and when necessary offer support actions in order to optimise the student's preparations before examination.