Learning, Organisation and Leadership 7.5 credits

Lärande, organisation och ledarskap
First cycle, O0088H
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2020 Sp 1 - Present
The version indicates the term and period for which this course syllabus is valid. The most recent version of the course syllabus is shown first.

Syllabus established
by 14 Jun 2018

Last revised
by Dean of Department of Health Sciences 21 Feb 2020

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
U G#
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 Basic entry requirements and three years of post-secondary nursing training from countries outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland; decision to implement a proficiency test for nurses issued by the National Swedish Board of Health and Welfare. A pass in Swedish according to the provisions for basic entry requirements for the first cycle, Swedish B or Swedish 3, with the lowest grade of pass/E.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim
At the end of the course, the student is expected to be able to:

 Knowledge and understanding 

  • account for different educational theories and models
  • account for models and principles of organisation, leadership and employeeship
  • explain the prerequisites for a sustainable work environment and good nursing care
  • describe methods of quality assurance and change work
  • account for Swedish labour law and work environment legislation
  • account for patient safety work
  • account for how healthcare informatics can develop care and nursing care

 Competence and skills 

  • apply a didactic approach in relation to teaching and supervision situations in different contexts
  • critically examine the organisation of healthcare and propose changes with relevance to nursing
  • apply methods for quality assurance and change work
  • identify needs and propose changes that contribute to a sustainable work environment and good nursing care at individual, organisational and societal level 

Judgement and approach 

  • reflect on and discuss learning processes in different care contexts
  • reflect on the individual’s capacity to digest information in different situations
  • reflect on equality, their own values and approach and identify strengths and areas for development as a leader, employee and supervisor

  • educational theories, models and didactics
  • supervision
  • healthcare organisation
  • leadership
  • teamwork
  • patient safety
  • quality improvement
  • labour law and work environment legislation

Learning takes place through activities that promote interaction between students themselves and between teachers and students. In this course, for example, literature studies, group work, laboratory experiments/simulations, workshops and seminars are used to aid student learning. Lectures are given in the chosen knowledge areas. Participation in laboratory experiments/simulations, workshops and seminars is mandatory.

The course is examined individually and in groups through written and oral examinations. To pass the course the learning objectives must be met, which means a pass in the course as well as active participation in the mandatory parts. Grades are set by the examiner.

Eva Lindgren

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2020 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
*Ehrenberg, A., & Wallin, L. (Red.). (senaste upplagan). Omvårdnadens grunder: Ansvar och utveckling. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
*Friberg, F., & Öhlen, J. (Red.). (senaste upplagan). Omvårdnadens grunder: Perspektiv och förhållningssätt. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Heise Löwgren, C. (Red.). (senaste uppl.). Författningshandbok för personal inom hälso- och sjukvården. Stockholm: Liber. (Lagar och författningar kan även hämtas via nätet)
Kihlgren, M. (Red.). (senaste upplagan). Sjuksköterskan med uppdrag att leda. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Rönnberg, L. (senaste upplagan). Hälso- och sjukvårdsrätt. Lund: Studentlitteratur.

*Literature has been used in earlier courses

Course offered by
Department of Health Sciences

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0001SeminarU G#1.00MandatoryA18
0002Literature seminarU G#1.50MandatoryA18
0003Individual written examU G#5.00MandatoryA18