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

The aims of this course are that: - The student understands the aim of scientific knowledge development in the area of care/nursing - The student gains basic knowledge of scientific thinking and evidence-based practice - The student grasps the basics of information retrieval and critical reviewing of scientific publications - The student understands the concept of nursing metaparadigm - The student becomes familiar with different caring-/nursing theories and models and is able to understand the application of nursing theory to practice - The student understands the principles of the care value base professional ethics and how they govern professionalism in nursing

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to: - Understand scientific thinking and language - Apply critical thinking in reading and evaluating scientific publications - Apply the basis for evidence-based care in different caring/nursing contexts - Understand the importance of theories and models as a base for caring/nursing - Understand the metaparadigm / theory core of nursing and be able to argue for its importance in caring/nursing - Understand and apply principles and values from professional ethics as a base for safe and secure patient care.

Course contents

- The basis of Nursing Science - Information searching and critical thinking skills - Evidence Based Care - Nursing theories and models - The Nursing Metaparadigm - Professional Ethics

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Previous course names


Recommended or required reading

- A beginner?s guide to evidence based practice in Health and Social Care. Aveyard, H. & Sharp, P. Ebook. - Evidence-based practice in Nursing. Ellis, P. Ebook - Further list of recommended reading material will be found on ItsLearning

Study activities

  • Lectures - 20 hours
  • Small-group work - 35 hours
  • Individual studies - 60 hours
  • - 20 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-)

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass the following: - Individual tasks/assignments - Group tasks/assignments - Quizzes - Mandatory participation in information search - Individual exam


  • Gray Pamela
  • Hagström Sarah


Gray Pamela

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Group size

No limit (1 student enrolled)

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Course enrolment period

2019-12-24 to 2020-01-20

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Other assignments

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