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 aim of the course is to develop knowledge in psychiatric nursing and care and provide the students opportunities to develop their knowledge and practical competence.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to realize the significance of the care relationship and to consciously use his/her abilities for the benefit of the patient and his/her relatives. The student will be able to analyze the limitations in her /his knowledge and to use supervision as support. The student will be able to analyze the significance of ethical principles and to apply them in psychiatric care. She/he understands the significance of health promotion, preventive and rehabilitative mental health work.

Course contents

Tradition and science in psychiatric care
Mental health - unhealth
Care relation
The nurse in psychiatric care
Group processes
Health Promotion
Preventive and rehabilitative care.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Drug abuse and Crisis Care

Recommended or required reading

Crafoord C. 2005 Människan är en berättelse. Falun. Natur och kultur
Rask, M. & Brunt, D. 2010 Vårdande och stödjande handlingar. Inom psykiatrisk vård- och boendeformer. Lund. Studentlitteratur.
Sarvimäki.A och Stenbock-Hult.B. 2008 Omvårdnadens etik. Sjuksköterskan och det moraliska rummet. Stockholm. Liber.


Study activities

  • Lectures - 60 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 20 hours
  • Individual studies - 55 hours
  • Seminars - 0 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

Examination accepted with 60% correct answers


Savolainen Jari


Savolainen Jari

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

  • 2014-10-30 - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations

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