Professional studies

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Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The student develops her/his competence in the contextual clinical care. The student forms her/his competense in the care of the medical-surgical patient.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to: - use evidence based caring science in the care of the medical and surgical patient - take care of the patient with medical or surgical problems - understand how the health resources and the health obstacles interact in the medical-surgical care of the adult and elderly patients - understand the basics of the perioperative care

Course contents

- Patient assessment - Central caring activities and examinations in the care of the medical-surgical patient - The decision process in health care; planning, implementation and assessment of the caring - Medication administration - The basics of the pre, intra and post operative care of the patient

Prerequisites and co-requisites

The student has participated in the following courses (active participation in the course and participated in the exam, the student does not need to have a grade yet): Anatomy and physiology Medication administration and patient safety Clinical care I

Recommended or required reading

SKHOLE material Boman, L. & Wikström, C. 2014. Medicinsk teknik. Teori, planering och genomförande. Studentlitteratur Iivanainen, A et al, Sairauksien hoitaminen, 2010, Tammi, ISBN-13:9789513154950 Dag-Gunnar Stubberud, Hallbjørg Almås, Randi Grønseth. Klinisk omvårdnad 1. 2011. och Klinisk omvårdnad II. Wolf, Lisa et al. 2008. 10-Minute Assessment for Patient Safety. Nurse educator 33:6 Wolf, Lisa 2007. How normal are 'Normal vital signs'? Effective Triage of the Older Patient. Journal of Emergency Nursing 33:6 + articles, webb material provided by the lecturer and material from the lectures

Study activities

  • Lectures - 30 hours
  • Practical exercises - 20 hours
  • Individual studies - 85 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Demonstrations and proficiency exams

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass the following examinations: Examination 1 Self studies with assignments (SKHOLE) Examination 2 Sill stations and simulations Examination 3 Final exam


  • Holmström Anna
  • Skogster Annika


Holmström Anna

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Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

  • 2018-03-01 - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations

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