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Total number of ECTS

10 cr

Competency aims

This course contributes to increase the competence
in the care of the critically ill or injuried
patient. The competence is increased both in
theoretical knowledge and practical skills in
caring for the patient.
The student builds an advanced contextual
competence in chosen areas.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected
to have
- knowledge of the most common clinical tests
- more specific knowledge of serious illnesses as
heartfailure, stroke, lungoedema and trauma
- understanding of factors that influence
patientsafety and can act recording to them
- Identify the critically ill patient and his need
of care
- act ethically in caring of critically ill

Course contents

- clinical examinations
- patient safety
- intensive care, CCU
- emergency care

Study activities

  • Lectures - 50 hours
  • Practical exercises - 24 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 45 hours
  • Individual studies - 45 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 164 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 164 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio


  • Grotenfelt Nora
  • Nyström Patrik
  • Roberts Christel
  • Skogster Annika


Skogster Annika

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

  • 2013-10-17 - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions
  • 2013-10-24 - Other assignments

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