The course takes place in period

  • 1 (2019-08-01 to 2019-10-27)
  • 2 (2019-10-28 to 2019-12-31)


Professional studies

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Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is that students have knowledge of history and trends in caring, care work and Nursing and Caring science, as well as knowledge of healthcare ethics and an ability to reflect on dilemmas of care based on the various ethical choices and decisions.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to have an understanding of the history of ideas that lie behind health and care work, as well as of idea patterns that have influenced Nursing and Caring science at different times and in different contexts; to understand the use of methodology and source criticism in researching history of ideas; to reflect on the fundamental values of Caring; to increase awareness of their own inner ethics.

Course contents

-History of ideas behind caring, care work and Nursing and Caring science by selected classical and contemporary thinkers. -History of Ideas methodology and source criticism. -Caring Ethics: the caritative ethics basic categories - nurse's code of ethics , -Ethical theories; external and internal ethics as well as responsibility.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

The first year course of Evidence based care and/or previous ethical knowledge and experience of practical training/care work

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Recommended or required reading

Reading material will be provided during the course

Study activities

  • Lectures - 20 hours
  • Small-group work - 40 hours
  • Individual studies - 75 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 requirements

To pass the course the student should pass the following examinations: Examination 1, group work and/or individual written assignment Examination 2, mandatory attendance at the international ethics week The course is assessed and graded on the basis of performance in the written data and attendance of the international ethics week.


Gray Pamela


Gray Pamela

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Group size

No limit (26 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Course enrolment period

2019-08-12 to 2019-09-08
Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2019-10-14 12:30 - 15:30 F249 Nursing Ethics Gray Pamela
2019-11-14 13:00 - 15:30 B320 Nursing Ethics Gray Pamela
2019-11-18 08:00 - 16:00 Nursing Ethics Mandatory Gray Pamela
2019-11-19 08:00 - 16:00 Nursing Ethics Mandatory Gray Pamela
2019-11-20 08:00 - 16:00 Nursing Ethics Mandatory Gray Pamela
2019-11-21 08:00 - 16:00 Nursing Ethics Mandatory Gray Pamela
2019-11-22 08:00 - 16:00 Nursing Ethics Mandatory Gray Pamela
2019-12-04 09:00 - 12:00 D4110 Nursing Ethics Gray Pamela

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