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Medical Science in Prehospital Care 7.5 credits

Medicinsk vetenskap inom ambulanssjukvård
Second cycle, M7002H
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
U G VG *
Medical Science
Subject group (SCB)

Entry requirements

Bachelor Degree in Nursing M7001H Medical Science in Prehospital Care, 7,5 credits O7009H Nursing in Emergency Care, 7,5 credits

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
On completion of the course, the student should:
  • Describe the diseases / conditions that occur in prehospital healthcare, its causes and treatment
  • Analyse, reflect and initiate care and treatment prehospitally, accordance to current laws, regulations and scientifically proven methods
  • Explain and describe the liquid electrolyte and acid-base balance
  • Understand and explain basic anaesthesiology
  • Describe and explain the acute pediatrics care
  • Explain and describe the cardiac disorders
  • Explain and understand the pharmacological principles of drugs which occur in prehospital care
  • Apply knowledge of quantitative research methods for data collection and analysis in the area prehospital care

This knowledge constitutes a basis for coming nursing and placement courses and is a precondition for giving secure and safe nursing care in the future profession as a nurse in prehospital care

  • Prehospital care including  fluid electrolyte and acid-base balance, anesthesiology, acute pediatrics and pharmacology
  • Acute pediatrics
  • Acute obstructive
  • Cardiology
  • Scientific methodology

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
The content of course elements and its teaching methods specifically geared towards future profession as a nurse in prehospitally care. Teaching methods vary with the individual studies, individual work and collaboration in groups, lectures, practical sessions and seminars. Different working methods active knowledge acquisition, group discussions and reflection are stimulated. Seminar and practical parts are compulsory components. As support for the individual studies the students are offered lectures via distance-bridging technology. The studies are carried out by means of detailed objectives and instructions in the study guide of the course.

If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.
The course is examined by written individual examination and seminar and/or take-home examination.

Alternative examination formats may be used.

This course is given for second-cycle studies. Study supervision is available in the university's learning management system.

Åsa Engström

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2021 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
AMLS: Advanced Medical Life Support. National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT). (latest edition). St. Louis, MO: Mosby/JEMS.
*Björk, J. (2011). Praktisk statistik för medicin och hälsa. (1. uppl.) Stockholm: Liber.
* Lennquist, S. (red.) (2017). Traumatologi. (Andra upplagan). Stockholm: Liber.
Lind, Y., & Lind, L. (2010). EKG-boken, bok med eLabb. Stockholm: Liber.
Norlén, P., & Lindström, E. (2014). Farmakologi. Stockholm: Liber
*Polit, D. F., & Beck, C. T. (2016). Nursing research: generating and assessing evidence for nursing practice. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Renck, H., & Andrén-Sandberg, Å. (2003). Svikt av vitala funktioner. Torekov: Aniva
*Suserud, B. & Lundberg, L. (red.) (2016). Prehospital akutsjukvård. 2. Uppl. Stockholm: Liber

* Literature has been used in earlier courses

Course offered by
Department of Health, Education and Technology

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0012Assignment report in scientific methods/statisticsU G VG *1.00MandatoryA14
0018Written exam in Acute pediatricsU G VG *1.00MandatoryA17
0021Simulation in prehospital careU G#0.50MandatoryA21
0022Written exam in Cardiology/Heart failureU G VG *0.80MandatoryA21
0023Written exam in prehospital careU G VG *3.00MandatoryA21
0024Seminar, Assignment report ECG, arrhythmiasU G#1.20MandatoryA21

Syllabus established
by 15 May 2007

Last revised
by Head of department of Department of Health, Education and Technology 16 Feb 2021