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Nursing, Thesis 15 credits

Omvårdnad, Examensarbete
First cycle, O0009H
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2020 Sp 3 - Present
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Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
U G VG *
Subject group (SCB)
Nursing Science
Main field of study

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language and The course assumes knowledge equivalent to O0072H Nursing, The illness experience I, 7,5 credits O0071H Nursing, The illness experience II, 7,5 credits O0069H Leadership and development in nursing, 7,5 credits M0075H Medical Science Traumatology and emergency care, 7,5 credits The course requires furthermore the following passed courses O0055H Fundamental principles in nursing, 7,5 credits O0047H Nursing: Health, 7,5 credits O0003H Nursing, Nursing Interventions, 7,5 credits O0078H Nursing, Environment and Prevention 7,5 credits O0082H Nursing, Communication and education in nursing 7,5 credits O0005H Nursing, Health and Suffering in illness, 7,5 credits O0083H Nursing in medical and surgical illness including Nursing Tecnics 7,5 credits O0029H Nursing, Nursing in medical/surgical disease, 7,5 credits O0006H Nursing, Nursing in Elderly Care, 7,5 credits O0019H Nursing in Psyciatric ill-health, 7,5 credits A0018H Psychology in position to Nursing, 7,5 credits M0048H Medical Science A, Anatomy and Physiology, 7,5 credits M0002H Medical Science A:2, Microbiology and Infection control, 7,5 credits M0039H Medical Science, basic pharmacology, physiology and pharmaceutical calculation, 7,5 credits M0082H Medicine and Surgery, 7,5 credits M0006H Medical Science Psychiatry, Geriatrics, Neurology, Rehabilitations, 7,5 credits

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim
The student should, on completion of the course, be able to:
  • formulate a scientific nursing issue
  • systematically search scientific literature in electronic databases
  • critically review and evaluate reports and scientific articles
  • apply research-ethics principles
  • plan, carry out, document and defend a scientific work in the subject nursing
  • document a scientific work
  • critically review and argue for proposals for changes and assess other students' theses as well as defending his/her own work
  • identify his/her need for additional knowledge for continuous skill development

  • Plan, carry out and document a scientific work.
  • Search of scientific literature in relevant databases for nursing
  • Critical review and analysis of collected data
  • Practise and carry out being an opponent and a respondent.

The course is carried out as an independent scientific work with compulsory supervision. The students work in pairs. Regular seminars in supervisory groups that follow the work process are an important element in the course. The supervisor is appointed by the department. Attendance is compulsory at seminars.

Written report and seminar where the student takes the role as opponent/respondent. Grading criteria for Pass and Pass with distinction are stated in the study guide

The course is given for first-cycle studies within the nursing programme. Study supervision is provided in the course room in Canvas.

Transition terms
The course replaces HOV040 (Nursing C). The title of this course has been revised 14/12/2009. Level designation C removed.

Birgitta Lindberg

Transition terms
The course O0009H is equal to HOV040

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2018 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
*Backman, J. (2008). Rapporter och uppsatser (2. uppl.). Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Friberg, F. (red.) (2017). Dags för uppsats: vägledning för litteraturbaserade examensarbeten. (3., uppl.). Lund: Studentlitteratur.
*Henricson, M. (Red.) (2012). Vetenskaplig teori och metod: från idé till examination inom omvårdnad. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
*Holloway, I., & Wheeler, S. (2010). Qualitative research in nursing and healthcare (3rd. [updated] ed.). Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell.
*Willman, A. (Red.) (2016). Evidensbaserad omvårdnad: en bro mellan forskning och klinisk verksamhet. (4., [rev.] uppl.). Lund: Studentlitteratur.

* The literature has been used in earlier courses
List of scientific articles is in the study guide.

Course offered by
Department of Health Sciences

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Degree projectU G VG *15.00MandatoryA07Yes

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Syllabus established
by 15 May 2007

Last revised
by 31 Oct 2019