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Fundamental principles in nursing 7.5 Credits

Omvårdnadens grunder
First cycle, O0055H
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2018 Sp 3 - Present
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Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
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 + Swedish upper secondary school courses Mathematics 2a/2b/2c , General Science 2, Social Studies 1b/1a1 +1a2 (specifik entry A14). Or: Swedish upper secondary school courses Mathematics B, General Science B, Social Studies A (specifik entry 16)

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on final school grades or Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test.

Course Aim
The student should, on completion of the course, be able to:
  • explain different philosophical and ethical views related to the fundamental value of nursing
  • describe the central concepts in nursing and how they are related
  • analyse and reflect on human value and dignity based on human interaction
  • describe the development of the profession
  • describe the relationship between science and proven experience and the importance of the relationship for professional practice
  • describe basic scientific theoretical concepts
  • identify and describe the different parts of the research process
  • perform information retrieval
  • describe and apply relevant laws and regulations

  • Nursing as the nurse's responsibility
  • The fundamental value of nursing - with a focus on humanism
  • The ethical basis of nursing - theories and principles
  • Development of the profession
  • Field studies - with focus on the profession
  • Nursing in a scientific theoretical perspective
  • The research process
  • Information retrieval
  • Current laws and regulations

Teaching and learning take place through individual studies, study assignments, group discussions, seminars with written and oral presentations and field studies. Lectures are given in selected course sections. Participation in information retrieval, seminars and field studies is compulsory.

•    Individual written examination
•    Seminar with report
•    Information retrieval
•    Literature seminar
•    Field studies

Grading criteria for Pass and Pass with distinction are stated in the study guide

The course is given for first-cycle studies within nursing and radiology nursing programmes. Study supervision is provided in the course room in Canvas.
Passing this course constitutes specific entry requirements for placement courses.
Passing this course constitutes specific entry requirements for the thesis in the Nursing programme..

Transition terms
This course replaces O0001H

Päivi Juuso

Literature. Valid from Spring 2018 Sp 3 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Ehrenberg, A., & Wallin, L. (Red.). (2014). Omvårdnadens grunder: Ansvar och utveckling (2. uppl.). Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Friberg, F., & Öhlen, J. (Red.). (2014). Omvårdnadens grunder: Perspektiv och förhållningssätt (2. uppl.). Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Henricson, M. (Red.). (2017). Vetenskaplig teori och metod, från idé till examination inom omvårdnad. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Raadu, G. (Red.). (senaste uppl.). Författningshandbok för personal inom hälso- och sjukvård. Stockholm: Liber.
(Lagar och författningar kan även hämtas via nätet)
Sandman, L., & Kjellström, S. (2013). Etikboken. Etik för vårdande yrken. Lund: Studentlitteratur.

List of articles is in the study guide.
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Course offered by
Department of Health Sciences

0006Information research0.5TG U G#
0008Literature seminar0.5TG U G#
0009Report and seminar1.0TG U G#
0010Individual written examination5.0TG U G VG
0011Fieldstudies0.5TG U G#

Syllabus established
by 21 Feb 2008

Last revised
by 07 Nov 2017