The course takes place in period

  • 3 (2020-01-01 to 2020-03-22)
  • 4 (2020-03-23 to 2020-07-31)


Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

This course contributes to increasing the competence of clinical nursing. 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

By the end of this course, students are able to: - assess and observe changes in the state of health in the medical-surgical patient using the ABCDE mnemonic tool - establish a caring relationship with the patient and relatives - demonstrate practical skills in medical and surgical nursing - utilize the perioperative process when caring for a patient - practice caring science in the clinical context - give an oral report using the ISBAR mnemonic tool

Course contents

Central issues relating to medical and surgical nursing

Prerequisites and co-requisites

In order to attend this course, the student shall have passed the course Anatomy & Physiology, Clinical Care I and have basic knowledge in the following topics: Basic caring science, pharmacology, medication calculation and administration

Previous course names

Medical & Surgical Nursing Clinical care II

Additional information

The introductory day is compulsory for all students who wish to accomplish this course.In addition students will actively participate during the contact days in the simulation center and complete the assignments posted on the learning platform. Contact days are compulsory for students wishing to accomplish this course.

Recommended or required reading

The majority of the literature students will use for this course is available on-line. Students may access the material by visiting the learning platform. Additional materials are available on ebrary,Skhole or by visiting the library. Textbooks: Harvey, S. & Morgan-Samuel, H., (2012). Fundamentals of Nursing, Concepts, process and practice. Pearson Education Limited. UK  ISBN: 978-0-273-73908-1 Fry & Johnstone,. (2008). Ethics in Nursing Practice, A guide to Ethical Decision Making, Third Edition. Blackwell Publishing               ISBN -13: 978-1-4051-6052-0 Smeltzer, Bare, Cheever, Hinkle: Brunner and Suddarth, Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing. Lippincott, 12th

Study activities

  • Lectures - 10 hours
  • Practical exercises - 78 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 45 hours
  • - 2 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

Oral and practical examinations will be held in the simulation center during each contact day. A final written and practical examination will take place near the end of the course. Date to be announced


  • Mannevaara Pauleen
  • Sjölund Terese
  • Villikka Denise


Mannevaara Pauleen

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Group size

No limit (1 student enrolled)

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

The timetable of the course

Please see ARBS for class schedule

Course enrolment period

2019-03-18 to 2019-07-31

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations
  • Date will be announced later - Other assignments
Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2019-09-03 09:15 - 12:00 E385 Clinical Care II: Medical and Surgical Care It Mannevaara Pauleen
Stockmann-Broo Christine

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