Professional 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 has basic knowledge for a caring
scientific thinking and an evidence based
- the student gets the aim towards the caring
scientific area of knowledge and makes the the
value base visible
- the student makes ethical reflections about caring.
- the student gets knowledge about
caring-/nursing theories
- the student manages a basic scientific
in speech an writing

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected
to be able to:
- apply the basis for evidensbased care in
diffrent caring/nursing contexts
- understand the theory core and be able to
for its importance in caring/nursing
- undestand and apply principles and values from
professional ethics as a base for safe and
patient care.
- understand the importance of theories and
models as a base for caring/nursing
- understand and use a scientific language.

Course contents

- The basis of nursing science
- Evidence based care
- Ethics in caring
- Caring/nursing theories

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Recommended or required reading

- Alligood, M. R. 2013. Nursing Theory. Mosby,
- Eriksson, K. 2018. Vårdvetenskap. Vetenskapen om vårdandet Om det tidlösa i tiden. Liber, Stockholm
- Eriksson, K. 2006. The Suffering Human
Being.Nordic Studies Press,Chicago.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 36 hours
  • Practical exercises - 4 hours
  • Individual studies - 87 hours
  • Seminars - 8 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; Passed written assignments and
participation in seminars according to separate schedules.
Participation in information seeking workshops.


Ekman Petra


Grönlund Anu

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

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