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Nursing, The illness experience II 7.5 credits

Omvårdnad, Att leva med sjukdom II
First cycle, O0071H
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2020 Sp 3 - Present
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Syllabus established
by 06 Aug 2010

Last revised
by 30 Oct 2019

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 prior knowledge equivalent to: O0055H Fundamental Principles in Nursing, 7.5 credits O0047H Nursing: Health, 7.5 credits O0003H Nursing, Nursing Interventions, 7.5 credits O0078H Environment and Prevention in Primary Care, 7.5 credits O0005H Nursing, Health and Suffering in Illness, 7.5 credits O0068H Nursing , Nurse-client interaction, 7.5 credits O0083H Nursing in Medical and Surgical Illness including Nursing Techniques 7.5 credits O0006H Nursing, Nursing in Elderly Care, 7.5 credits O0019H Nursing in Psyciatric ill-health, 7.5 credits O0029H Nursing, Nursing in Medical/Surgical Disease, 7.5 credits or equivalent knowledge.

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:
  • describe what it means to live with illness from the perspective of both patients and their close relatives
  • describe nursing science and relate to a theoretical scientific perspective with a focus on a descriptive and interpretive approach
  • explain and defend the importance of a scientific approach
  • explain and apply the research process with a qualitative approach
  • evaluate, compare and suggest relevant methods for data collection and analysis in relation to diverse research issues
  • explain and apply qualitative content analysis as a method for analysing data
  • categorise and compile data in order to identify needs of patients and close relatives
  • by using a scientifically based reasoning, consider and propose how the identified daily needs of patients and close relatives can be supported
  • document in a scientific way and consider quality criteria in order to ensure credibility of research with a qualitative approach
  • critically review and evaluate research results

  • Living with illness
  • Being close relative to an individual person with illness
  • Describing and understanding the needs of individuals with illness based on qualitative research methods
  • Ethics in research
  • Theory of Science
  • The qualitative research process
  • Methods for data collection with focus on qualitative research interview
  • Methods for analysis of data with focus on qualitative content analysis
  • Research documentation and critical review

Teaching and learning take place through individual studies, study assignments and seminars. Lectures are given in selected course sections. Participation in some seminars is compulsory and which are stated in the study plan.

  • Written individual examination, Assignment I and II, Literature seminar
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. The course might be given in English

Transition terms
The course replaces O0007H

Birgitta Lindberg

Literature. Valid from Spring 2020 Sp 3 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
*Backman, J. (2008). Rapporter och uppsatser (2. rev. och utök. uppl.). Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Holloway, I., & Wheeler, S. (2010). Qualitative research in nursing and healthcare (3., [updated] ed.). Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell.
*Henricson, M. (Red.) (2012). Vetenskaplig teori och metod: från idé till examination inom omvårdnad. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
*Kvale, S. & Brinkmann, S. (2014). Den kvalitativa forskningsintervjun. (3. [rev.] uppl.) Lund: Studentlitteratur.
*SBU (2017). Utvärdering av metoder i hälso- och sjukvården: En handbok (2. uppl.). Stockholm: Statens beredning for medicinsk utvärdering.
*Söderberg, S. (Red.). (2014). Att leva med sjukdom (2. rev och utök. uppl.). Lund: Studentlitteratur.
*Willman, A. (red.) (2016). Evidensbaserad omvårdnad: en bro mellan forskning och klinisk verksamhet. (4., [rev.] uppl.). Lund: Studentlitteratur.

* Literature from previously completed courses.
A list of scientific articles is in the study guide

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Course offered by
Department of Health Sciences

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0002Individual written examU G VG *5.50MandatoryA13
0003Assignment report IU G#0.50MandatoryA13
0004Assignment report IIU G#1.00MandatoryA13
0005Literature seminarU G#0.50MandatoryA13