Speciality Health Care Nursing
2013-2014 - SPL2012D - 10 ECTS


  • SPL1003
  • SPL1012
  • SPL1092
  • VP2002 - Supervised Practicum 1 (VPK: Surgical Ward, VPM:  Medical Ward, VPP: Mental Health Ward)

Expected learning outcomes

Knowledge – the student:

  • Understands the  coherence between view of reality, view of knowledge and view of human beings
  • Has knowledge about basic theories of professional nursing
  • Has wide knowledge in assessing, planning, accomplishing, and evaluating professional care for acute, critically, and chronically ill patients

Skills – the student:

  • Identifies and analyses ethical dilemmas
  • Applies acknowledged professional and scientific literature as sources of knowledge  in connection with patient- and next of kin-relations
  • Analyses and discusses the user perspective in nurse-patient-next of kin-relations

General competence – the student:

  • Acknowledges the significance of innovation, professional development, and research related to clinical nursing
  • Has insight into the complexity of communication and collaboration processes
  • Has knowledge about specialty health care organization and  management


  • The theory of science and research methodology
    • View of reality, view of knowledge and view of human being as basis in scientific theory
    • 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
    • Theories and concepts in professional nursing
    • The principals in Knowledge based practice
  • Basics in professional nursing
    • Central phenomenon in professional nursing
    • Basic professional nursing for patients with acute and critical illness
    • Basic professional nursing in chronic illness and rehabilitation
    • Life-span perspectives in professional nursing
    • Next of kin perspectives in professional nursing
    • Organization and  management in specialty health care

Teaching Methods

Group works
Net Support Learning
Mandatory assignments

Teaching Methods (additional text)

Written and oral works individual and in groups

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 and internal examiner

Re-sit examination

Ordinary, see the Exam schedule

Coursework Requirements

Obligatory requirements in different themes of the subject are prerequisites of the SPL2012 exam

See the Curriculum, course 2 for more information

Teaching Materials

See complete reference list in the Curriculum, course 2

Additional information

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