Supervised Practicum in Mental Health Ward
Study plans 2016-2017 - VPP2012 - 15 ECTS


      • SPL 1012
      • SPL 1091
      • VPK2002- Supervised Practicum 1 (Surgical Ward)
      • VPM2002- Supervised Practicum 1 (Medical Ward)
      • VPP2002 - Supervised Practicum 1 (Mental Health Ward)

On the basis of

    • All previous teaching and litterature
    • PRU 2002 or PRU 2002D

Expected learning outcomes

Knowledge – the student:

  • has knowledge about factors that influence basic needs in acutely, critically and chronically ill patients with psychiatric disorders

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 psychiatric disorders
  • reflects on personal and professional development
  • undertakes data collection, reporting and documentation related to a decline in basic needs
  • performs nursing interventions for people regardless of gender, age, religion or nationality

General competence– the student:

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

Subject themes:

  • Nursing of patients with psychiatric disorders
  • 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


Nursing of patients with psychiatric sufferings.

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)

See curriculum for study unit 2 for spesific criterias.

Grading Scale


External/internal examiner

Supervised practice is evaluated by internal 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

Documentation of presence during the practice period

Oral and written reflections

Presentation of pedagogic paper in groups has to be done during the three periods in superviced pratice in hospitals

Teaching Materials

Litterature in the curriculum for study unit 2

Replacement course for

VPP2011 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