Supervised Practicum in surgical ward
Study plans 2016-2017 - VPK2002 - 15 ECTS


  • PRU1002
  • Part of the exam NYSPL1002 Medication calculation
  • VPS1002

On the basis of

  • PRU2002
  • All previous teaching and litterature

Expected learning outcomes

Knowledge– the student:

  • has knowledge about factors that influence basic needs in acutely, critically and chronically ill patients with surgical diseases
  • describes the field of the operating theatre nurse

Skills– the student:

  • participates in nursing interventions in accordance with requirements of sound and knowledge-based practice for acutely, critically and chronically ill patients with surgical diseases
  • reflects on personal and professional development
  • undertakes data collection, reporting and documentation related to a decline in basic needs
  • performs nursing interventions in line with ethical requirements and guidelines

General competence– the student:

  • takes part in discussions about professional and ethical problems
  • shows the ability to participate in practical cooperation structures for nursing practice
  • performs nursing interventions in accordance with ethical requirements and guidelines



Subject themes:

  • Nursing of patients with surgical diseases
  • The ethical competence of the nursing profession
  • Disease prevention and health-promoting work
  • Teaching and supervision
  • Organisation and leadership in nursing
  • Professional and quality development in nursing

Teaching Methods


Teaching Methods (additional text)

Learning by experience, reflection and tutoring individually and in groups.

Form(s) of Assessment

Assessment of Practicum

Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

Spesific criterias in curriculum for study unit 2.

Grading Scale


External/internal examiner

Supervised practice is evaluated by interna teacher and nurses in the ward.

Re-sit examination

Students who don't pass, can get another try after contacting the leader of the study.

Coursework Requirements

Assessment of practicum

Dokumentation of presence during the practice period

Oral and written reflection

Teaching Materials

Litterature in the curriculum for study unit 2

Replacement course for

VPK2002 from 2008/2009

Additional information

When applications for the accreditation , transfer and recognition of courses from earlier cohorts or other institutions similar programs , each application is treated individually and applicants must be able to include such credits reduction by overlapping topics