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
- The student understands the concept of nursing
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- Individual tasks/assignments
- Group tasks/assignments
- Quizzes
- Mandatory participation in information search
- Individual exam


  • Gray Pamela
  • Hagström Sarah


Gray Pamela

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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