Speciality Health Care Nursing
2013-2014 - SPL2012 - 10 ECTS


  • SPL1004
  • SPL1004MED
  • SPL1012
  • SPL1092
  • VP2002 - Supervised Practicum 1 (VPK: Surgical Ward, VPM:  Medical Ward, VPP: Mental Health Ward)

Expected learning outcomes

Knowledge  – the student:

  • Has knowledge about principals of science and research methodology
  • Illuminates professional nursing care based on nursing theory perspectives
  • Describes professional nursing care for acute, critically, and chronically ill patients based on clinical assessment processes
  • Illuminates nursing actions founded on the principals of Knowledge based practice
  • Demonstrates insight into the health legislation’s regulation of rights and responsibilities of health professionals

Skills  – the student:

  • Identifies and analyses ethical dilemmas
  • Demonstrates ability in critical assessment of knowledge applied to professional nursing
  • Demonstrates co-operation ability in developing a creative, innovative idea as response to a defined problem

General competenc e – the student:

  • Acknowledges the significance of professional development, research and innovation related to clinical nursing
  • Demonstrates insight into patient safety, professional security and quality assurance as crucial elements of nursing quality


  • The theory of science and research methodology
    • Principals of science theory and research methodology
    • Systematic search and assessment of scientific articles
    • The principals of the method of literature review
  • Basic values and perspectives of professional nursing
    • Ethics related to professional nursing
    • Theoretical perspectives in professional nursing
    • The principals in Knowledge based practice
  • Basics in professional nursing in acute, critical and chronic care
    • Patient phenomena and life challenges in professional nursing
    • Processes of clinical assessment and documentation in professional nursing
    • Methodic actions in professional nursing
    • Professional nursing in somatic illness
    • Professional nursing in psychiatric illness
    • Professional nursing in disease prevention and rehabilitation
    • Life-span perspectives in professional nursing
    • Next of kin perspectives in professional nursing
    • Organization and  management in specialty health care
    • Health legislation

Teaching Methods

Group works
Net Support Learning
Mandatory assignments

Teaching Methods (additional text)


Written and oral works individual and in groups, and respondent/opponent tasks

Form(s) of Assessment

Home exam, see textarea

Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

Individual Home Exam, 6 working days

Grading Scale

Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)

External/internal examiner

External quality assurance of the subject text. External and internal examiner of the papers

Re-sit examination

Ordinary, see the Exam schedule

Coursework Requirements

Idea-lab-24: Students are obligated to participating in Idea-lab-24 which is a competition including an introduction lecture and cross professional group work. An idea proposal handed in and registered is a presupposition for accepted participation.

 Mandatory papers in the following themes are prerequisites for the SPL2012 exam: Chronic illness, Next of kin perspectives, and Ethics and health legislation.

For more information, see the Curriculum, course 2.

Teaching Materials

See complete reference list in the Curriculum, course 2

Additional information

See guidelines for SPL2012 home exam in the Curriculum, course 2