COURSE SYLLABUS

Care and nursing care in medical and surgical illness 30 credits

Vård och omvårdnad vid medicinska och kirurgiska sjukdomstillstånd
First cycle, O0096H
Version
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2019 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

Last revised
by Peter Michaelson, HLV 24 Jun 2019

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
U G VG
Subject
Nursing
Subject group (SCB)
Nursing Science

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 .


More information about English language requirements


Selection

The selection is based on 1-165 credits.



Course Aim
The overall objective of the course is that using her/his integrated knowledge of medical science, nursing and behavioural science, the student shall become able to prioritise, plan and implement safe care and nursing in cases of medical and surgical pathological conditions. 

Course objectives in each module

Module 1: Medical and Surgical Pathological Conditions

Knowledge and understanding
Upon completion of the course, the student shall be able to:

  • explain the underlying aetiology and pathophysiology of medical and surgical pathological conditions (cerebrovascular diseases, endocrinology, gynaecology, haematology, cardiovascular diseases, infectious diseases, lung diseases, gastrointestinal tract diseases, orthopaedics, paediatrics, rheumatology, urology) and relate these to the symptoms exhibited by the patient
  • describe how patients are examined when various illnesses are suspected
  • describe what various treatment options can mean for individuals and society
  • provide an account of the importance of primary and secondary preventative measures in different types of illnesses 

Module 2: Nursing in Relation to Medical and Surgical Pathological Conditions

Knowledge and understanding
Upon completion of the course, the student shall be able to:

  • Understand what central phenomena associated with living with illness can mean for the patient and her/his relatives

Skills and abilities
Upon completion of the course, the student shall be able to:

  • identify and implement relevant measures in cases of domestic violence
  • support patients in achieving good sexual health in cases of illness
  • apply pre- and postoperative nursing care

Module 3: Nursing Technicians/Laboratory Work

Skills and abilities
Upon completion of the course, the student shall be able to:

  • apply nursing techniques based on basic hygiene routines and in a patient-safe manner

Module 4: Deepening of Theory and Practice in Relation to Medical and Surgical Pathological Conditions

Skills and abilities
Upon completion of the course, the student shall be able to:

  • identify symptoms and understand complex symptom profiles in different pathological conditions, in order to understand which patient controls should be carried out and when action should be taken
  • apply the nursing process, taking into account relevant laws and statutes
  • teach self-care and prevention
  • demonstrate the ability to adequately manage medicines and to inform the patient about a medicine’s effects and side effects (adverse drug reactions)

Judgement and approach
Upon completion of the course, the student shall be able to:

  • demonstrate an ethical approach in interactions with ill people and their relatives
  • demonstrate self-knowledge and the ability to empathise
  • identify the need for further knowledge in order to continuously develop her/his skills

Contents
Module 1: Medical and Surgical Pathological Conditions

Medical and surgical pathological conditions, such as cerebrovascular diseases, endocrinology, gynaecology, haematology, cardiovascular diseases, infectious diseases, lung diseases, gastrointestinal tract diseases, orthopaedics, paediatrics, rheumatology, and urology
Specific pharmacology
Drug dosage calculation and management

Module 2: Nursing in Relation to Medical and Surgical Pathological Conditions

Central phenomena related to health/illness
Sexual health
Pre-, intra-, and postoperative nursing care
Nursing care measures in cases of illness
Equal treatment (Intersectionality)
Crisis reactions
Domestic violence

Module 3: Nursing Technicians/Laboratory Work

Nursing technicians

Module 4: Deepening of Theory and Practice in Relation to Medical and Surgical Pathological Conditions

The nursing process
Information transfer
Interview methodology
Drug dosage calculation and management


Realization
The course modules are implemented with integrated work forms that support the student's understanding, deep learning and autonomy. This is accomplished through knowledge retrieval, problem solving and critical reflection based on the objectives of the course. The student's learning is supported by lectures, laboratory work, simulations, seminars, individual and group assignments, independent study, and supervised clinical practice. Participation and the completion of laboratory sessions, seminars, simulations, assignments and clinical practice are obligatory.

Examination
A three-level scale is used for grading: Pass with distinction (VG), Pass (G) or Fail (U). Clinical practice are graded on a two-level scale: Pass (G) or Fail (U). The objectives of the course are evaluated via individual written examination, oral practical examination, simulations, and seminars, as well as the assessment of professional competence during the clinical practice. To pass the entire course, passing grades are required on all parts of the course, and compulsory parts must be completed.

Remarks
This course, which contains modules with clinical practice (clinical practice modules), is subject to ‘Specific Rules for Clinical Practice’, pursuant to a decision by the Head of the Department of Health Sciences, Luleå University of Technology.

A passing grade in this course is a specific admission requirement for courses entailing clinical practice and degree projects. 

A specific admission requirement means that the student must have received passing grades on all courses required for enrolment.
Specific admissions requirements: If the course begins in Lp 1, these must be met no later than Lp 4. Specific admissions requirements: If the course begins in Lp 3, these must be met no later than Lp 2.


Transition terms
This programme curriculum is valid from the autumn semester of 2018 for all students who are admitted to the programme at that time. Programme coordinators and heads of department decide on individual study plans for students who have been admitted to a previous programme curriculum and resume their studies according to the current programme curriculum following a break in their studies. 

If a course has ceased to be given or has undergone major changes, the students will be offered two opportunities for examination in the first year after the change has taken place, and then once a year for a further 2 years, based on the course syllabus that applied at the time of registration.


Examiner
Britt-Marie Välivaara

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2019 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
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Förteckning över vetenskapliga artiklar finns i Canvas.

Course offered by
Department of Health Sciences

Modules
CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Individual written examination Medical ScienceU G VG7.50MandatoryA19
0002Individual written examination NursingU G VG4.00MandatoryA19
0003Individual written examination Medical ScienceU G VG3.50MandatoryA19
0004Individual written examination NursingU G VG1.50MandatoryA19
0005Individual written examination Medical ScienceU G#0.50MandatoryA19
0006Practical examination NursingU G#1.00MandatoryA19
0007Seminar Medical ScienceU G#1.30MandatoryA19
0008Seminar NursingU G#1.00MandatoryA19
0009Assessment of professional competence NursingU G#7.50MandatoryA19
0010CPR (child) Medical ScienceU G#0.20MandatoryA19
0011Laboratory work NursingU G#1.00MandatoryA19
0012Simulation Medical ScienceU G#0.50MandatoryA19
0013Simulation NursingU G#0.50MandatoryA19