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General 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 gets an understanding for the birth of nursing/caring science, it´s structure and ethical fundaments

Learning outcomes

Learning outcome

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to;

  • understand the birth of nursing/caring science and see the nursing development from a historic perspective
  • understand the structure in caring science and its ethos
  • be aware of caring from the perspective of history of ideas

Course contents

Nursing-/caring science as an autonomus human science
Nursing-/caring history
Method of ideahistory
Theories of caring ethics

Additional information

Compulsory attendence on introduction lesson.
Deadline for written essay 10.5.2013

Recommended or required reading

Love and Caring External link
Peter E. Gordon Professor of History Harvard University Introduction ...
ASKLEPIOS - Theoi Greek Mythology External link
Monasticism brief history of the Order of St John External link
St. Vincent de Paul - History and Heritage - About Seton - Seton External link › ... ›
Lights In The Shadows: Florence Nightingale and others who made their mark. By: Stanley, David. Contemporary Nurse: A Journal for the Australian Nursing Profession, 2007, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p45-51, 7p
The Deaconess Movement in 19th-century America: pioneer ... External link Sword & Sophie Mannerheim
The sword and -

Study activities

  • Lectures - 24 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 80 hours
  • Seminars - 16 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 120 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 120 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass the following examinations:
Examination 1 Written essay
Examination 2 Seminars
(examinations include written examination tests, demonstrations and presentations, reports and produktions, essays, and also presence at specified occasions)


  • Gray Pamela
  • Lejonqvist Gun-Britt


Gray Pamela

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

  • 2014-05-15 - Reports and productions
  • 2015-05-16 - Other assignments

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