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Technology in Nursing 7.5 credits

Teknik i omvårdnad
First cycle, O0099H
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 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.

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
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


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim
The overall aim of the course is for the student to acquire knowledge about the interaction between humans, technology and nursing. The student shall also acquire knowledge about the effects of technology on relationships between patients, relatives and healthcare teams, and be able to apply ethical reasoning regarding the relationship between humans and technology. In addition, the student should be able to apply a patient-safe approach to the use of medical technical equipment. The student must have acquired in-depth knowledge of informatics and its areas of application. 

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

  • Explain key concepts for nursing technology
  • Explain the concept of informatics and its areas of application
  • Apply laws, regulations and statutes relating to informatics, medical technical equipment and medical gases
  • Be able to acquire in-depth knowledge of handling medical technology equipment in a patientsafe way

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

  • Identify areas of nursing in which technology is applicable
  • Plan a development project based on a holistic perspective of humans and the environment within the context of nursing and technology
  • Be able to communicate with the help of decision support and/or technical communication aids

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

  • Demonstrate an understanding of how technology can affect nursing care
  • Evaluate and assess safety aspects in relation to patients and technology
  • Explain the importance of ethical reasoning regarding the relationship between humans and technology, reflect over equality in relation to that.

Key concepts in the field of nursing technology
Interactions between humans, technology and nursing
Current laws and statutes governing the use of technology in healthcare
Ethical considerations within the field of nursing technology
Medical technical equipment
Medical pictures
Safe care
Informatics and its areas of application
Communication with decision support
Development work within the field of technology in nursing

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
Learning in the course occurs through independent study, assignments, seminars, simulation, lectures, and laboratory work.  Participation in seminars, lectures,  laboratory work and simulation is obligatory

If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.
A three-level scale is used for grading: Pass with distinction (VG), Pass (G) or Fail (U).

Achievement of the course objectives is evaluated through seminars, simulation and laboratory work and written individual reports. 
To pass the entire course, passing grades are required on all parts of the course, and compulsory parts must be completed


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

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.

Annette Johansson

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2021 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Ehrenberg, A. & Wallin, L. (lateste edition). Omvårdnadens grunder - ansvar och utveckling. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Heise, Löwgren, C. (latest edition). Författningshandbok för personal inom hälso- och sjukvård. Stockholm: Liber. (Lagar och författningar kan även hämtas via nätet).
ICN:s etiska kod för sjuksköterskor [Elektronisk resurs]. Svensk sjuksköterskeförening, Stockholm. Hämtad från
Linden, M. & Öberg, P.Å. (latest edition). Jacobsons teknik i praktisk sjukvård. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Martin, L. (2018). Informatik i vården. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Vårdhandboken [Elektronisk resurs]. Hämtad från

Course offered by
Department of Health, Education and Technology

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Individual assignment report and seminarU G VG4.00MandatoryS20
0002Assignment + Seminar (Project work)U G#1.00MandatoryS20
0003Laboratory workU G#1.00MandatoryS20
0004SimulationU G#0.50MandatoryS20
0006Assignment + Seminar (Telephone advice)U G#1.00MandatoryA21

Syllabus established
by Dean of Department of Health Sciences 21 Feb 2020

Last revised
by Head of Department of Department och Health, Education and Technology 15 Feb 2021