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, learning and scientific methodology - apply knowledge in clinical microbiology to prevent health care related infections - demonstrate ability to work in teams and collaborate with other professions - distinguish methods and strategies in public health care - distinguish frequently occurring conditions and national diseases and be able to plan adapted nursing actions - explain the anatomy and physiology of the human body from a life-cycle perspective - explain basic pharmacological concepts and principles, modes of action and adverse drug reactions in drug treatment of national diseases and be able to apply drug calculation - 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
- core competences - metaparadigm; man, health, environment and nursing actions - nursing as a profession and academic discipline - the nursing process
- approach and communication - ethical, cultural, gender- and equality aspects in nursing - ethical theories, principles and models - human rights - stigmatisation - theories, models and concepts related to development and learning - violence in close relations
- information retrieval and library science - scientific methodology 1 - theory of science and scientific philosophy
- the organisation, laws, ordinances and control documents of Swedish health care
- public health care on individual, group and community level - concepts and aims of public health care, national, international and historical perspectives, health theories, prevention and promotion
- children's health and living conditions - reproductive and perinatal health at normal pregnancy and labour
- nursing national diseases
- medical technology 1
MEDICAL SCIENCE - anatomy and physiology - microbiology - nutrition - pharmacology
WORKING METHODS Lectures, literature studies, 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 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 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.
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.