Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is that: - the student has basic knowledge for a caring scientific thinking and an evidence based practice - the student gets the aim towards the caring scientific area of knowledge and makes the the value base visible - the student makes ethical reflections about caring. - the student gets knowledge about caring-/nursing theories - the student manages a basic scientific language in speech an writing

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to: - apply the basis for evidensbased care in diffrent caring/nursing contexts - understand the theory core and be able to argue for its importance in caring/nursing - undestand and apply principles and values from professional ethics as a base for safe and secure patient care. - understand the importance of theories and models as a base for caring/nursing - understand and use a scientific language.

Course contents

- The basis of nursing science - Evidence based care - Ethics in caring - Caring/nursing theories

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Previous course names


Recommended or required reading

- Alligood, M. R. 2013. Nursing Theory. Mosby, USA. - Eriksson, K. 2018. Vårdvetenskap. Vetenskapen om vårdandet Om det tidlösa i tiden. Liber, Stockholm - Eriksson, K. 2006. The Suffering Human Being.Nordic Studies Press,Chicago.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 36 hours
  • Practical exercises - 4 hours
  • Individual studies - 87 hours
  • Seminars - 8 hours


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

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment methods

Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass the following examinations: Examination ; Passed written assignments and participation in seminars according to separate schedules. Participation in information seeking workshops.


  • Ericsson Christoffer
  • Niemi Annika
  • Stenbäck Pernilla
  • Tana Jonas


Tana Jonas

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Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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