Nursing, The illness experience I 7.5 Credits

Omvårdnad, Att leva med sjukdom I
First cycle, O0072H
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2018 Sp 1 - Present
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Syllabus established
by 19 Feb 2010

Last revised
by 14 Jun 2018

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 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 Nursing, Environment and Prevention, 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

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 nursing as a science from a scientific theoretical perspective with a focus on quantitative approaches
  • describe, explain and apply the research process with a quantitative approach
  • design a survey and apply relevant statistical analytical methods
  • apply evidence-based nursing based on clinical issues
  • describe and explain principles of research ethics
  • describe the illness experience from the perspective of both patients and relatives

  • The illness experience
  • Measuring needs related to the illness experience using quantitative methods
  • Being a relative to a person experiencing illness
  • Theory of Science
  • The quantitative research process
  • Quantitative research methods for data collection and processing
  • Evidence-based nursing
  • Scientific documentation and critical review
  • Research ethics

Teaching and learning take place through individual studies, study assignments, laboratory sessions and seminars. Lectures are given in selected course sections. Participation in seminars and labs is compulsory.

Individual oral examination.
Written assignment report I and II
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 O0008H

Birgitta Lindberg

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2018 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Castensson, A. (senaste upplaga). Forskningsetik - 10 frågor och svar: E-bok. URL:
*Edberg, A-K., & Wijk, H. (Red.). (Senaste upplaga). Omvårdnadens grunder. Hälsa och ohälsa. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
*Ejlertsson, G. (senaste upplaga). Statistik för hälsovetenskaperna. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
*Henricson, M. (Red.) (senaste upplaga). Vetenskaplig teori och metod: från idé till examination inom omvårdnad. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
SBU (senaste upplaga). Utvärdering av metoder i hälso- och sjukvarden: En handbok. Stockholm: Statens beredning for medicinsk utvärdering.
*Willman, A. (red.) (senaste upplaga). Evidensbaserad omvårdnad: en bro mellan forskning och klinisk verksamhet. Lund: Studentlitteratur.

*Literature from previously completed courses
List of scientific articles is in the study guide

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Department of Health Sciences

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