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Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

This course contributes to increase the competence within the contextual clinical care and medical competence.
The competence increases in the medical and surgical context and the medical competence will also consolidate.
Theoretical knowledge and practical skills in medical-surgical nursing.

Learning outcomes

Students are able to
- observe changes in the state of health of the medical-surgical patient
- establish a good care relationship with the patient and his relatives
- utilize the basic clinical care methods in the care of the patient
- put in an iv-cannula and start an infusion
- do a care plan
- understand the perioperative process and is able to use it in the care of the patient
- practice caring science in the care of the medical or surgical patient
- give an oral report (using SBAR as a tool)

Course contents

Central problems in medical-surgical nursing.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

The student needs to complete the following courses:
- Anatomy and physiology
- Clinical care
- Basic caring science
- Medicine 1
- Pharmacology and medical calculation

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Additional information

Mandatory attendence at introduction, labs, simulations and field information.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 40 hours
  • Excursions and demonstrations - 4 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 9 hours
  • Practical exercises - 12 hours
  • Individual studies - 40 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 10 hours
  • - 24 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 139 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 139 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

passed examination with 60% correct
passed examination in anatomy and fysiologi


  • Holmström-Toivola Anna
  • Skogster Annika


Skogster Annika

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

  • 2014-10-17 - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations

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