COURSE SYLLABUS

Care and nursing care in mental ill-health 15 credits

Vård och omvårdnad vid psykisk ohälsa
First cycle, O0097H
Version
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2020 Sp 3 - 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 Dean of Department of Health Sciences 14 Jun 2019

Last revised
by Dean of Department of Health Sciences 14 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 for the student to acquire basic knowledge of nursing in connection with mental illness and psychiatric care, as well as about common psychiatric diseases.

Module 1: Nursing in Cases of Mental Illness

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

  • demonstrate knowledge of social conditions that play a role in the development of mental illness and opportunities for recovery
  • describe common needs among people with mental illness
  • explain prerequisites and principles for promoting and maintaining trustful relationships within the context of psychiatric care 

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

  • identify the need for measures and approaches that promote the recovery of people with mental illness, and suggest appropriate actions
  • exercise reasoning about how power relationships in healthcare affect conditions for recovery in people with mental illness 

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

  • Apply a critically reflective approach in relation to the content and conditions of psychiatric care
  • reflect on how human rights are respected and protected in the care of people with mental illness  

Module 2: Medical Science with a Specialisation in Mental Illness

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

  • describe mental illness at the individual and group level and at different ages, from a public health and social perspective
  • describe and understand how stress can lead to mental illness
  • provide an account of aetiology, symptoms, diagnostics, treatment and prevention in cases of mental illness and disease
  • provide an account of statutes relevant to psychiatric care, with a particular focus on legislation regarding compulsory treatment 

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

  • demonstrate the ability to adequately manage medicines and to inform the patient about a medicine’s effects and side effects (adverse drug reactions) 

Module 3: Clinical Practice

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

  • Provide an account of laws and statutes regarding compulsory psychiatric care, as well as their applications 

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

  • based on the patient's needs and resources, and taking into account the patient's condition, symptoms and treatment, reflect on relevant measures and approaches based on an understanding of nursing as a process
  • based on patients’ experiences, discern individual and contextual circumstances of importance to recovery in cases of mental illness
  • adequately manage medicines and to inform the patient about a medicine’s effects and side effects (adverse drug reactions), with a focus on psychopharmaca  

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

  • demonstrate understanding of the importance of norm awareness in relation to mental illness and disease
  • 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
  • identify, contrast and criticise her/his own values and attitudes in relation to mental illness and psychiatric care

Contents
Module 1: Nursing in Cases of Mental Illness

Equal care, with a focus on stigmatisation and discrimination
The importance of relationships
Nursing as a process
Reflective working methods
Care culture
Norm awareness
Recovery
Psychology 

Module 2: Medical Science with a Specialisation in Psychiatry

Epidemiology
Psychiatric illnesses
Suicide
Neuropsychiatric disabilities
Treatment of mental illness
Somatic health risks associated with mental illness and treatment
Specific pharmacology
Drug management and drug dosage calculation
Statutes 

Module 3: Clinical Practice

Nursing as a process
Norm awareness
Ethics
Drug dosage calculation and management


Realization
Teaching and learning is conducted in the form of independent study, laboratory work, seminars and supervised clinical practice. Lectures are given within selected course sections. Participation in laboratory work, seminars and clinical practice is compulsory.

Examination
A three-level scale is used for grading: Pass with distinction (VG), Pass (G) or Fail (U). Clinical practice is graded on a two-level scale: Pass (G) or Fail (U). Achievement of the objectives of the course are evaluated through individual written examinations, seminars, laboratory work and the assessment of professional competence during 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
Sebastian Gabrielsson

Literature. Valid from Spring 2020 Sp 3 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Allgulander, C. (2014). Klinisk psykiatri. (3.uppl.) Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Ejneborn Looi, G. (2015). Omvårdnad som reflekterande praktik [Elektronisk resurs] : att se och använda alternativ till tvång i psykiatrisk vård. Doc. avh. Luleå: Luleå tekniska univ., 2015. Luleå.
Gabrielsson, S. & Ejneborn Looi, G. (2018). Bemötande i psykiatrin: möten som främjar återhämtning. Stockholm: Gothia fortbildning.
Hejlskov Elvén, B. & Abild, S. (2015). Beteendeproblem i psykiatrisk vård: [om lågaffektivt bemötande]. Stockholm: Natur & Kultur.
*Heise Löwgren, C. (Red.). (senaste uppl.). Författningshandbok. För personal inom hälso- och sjukvård. Stockholm: Liber.
Wiklund Gustin, L. (Red.). (2019). Vårdande vid psykisk ohälsa: på avancerad nivå. (2. uppl.). Lund: Studentlitteratur.

Course offered by
Department of Health Sciences

Modules
CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0010Assessment of professional competence including seminar NursingU G#4.50MandatoryS20
0011Report NursingU G VG4.50MandatoryS20
0012Examination Medical ScienceU G VG3.00MandatoryS20
0013Oral examination NursingU G#1.00MandatoryS20
0014Oral examination Medical ScienceU G#1.50MandatoryS20
0015Laboratory work Medical ScienceU G#0.50MandatoryS20