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Nursing: Thesis 15 credits

Omvårdnad: Examensarbete
First cycle, O0106H
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2021 Sp 3 - Present
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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 objective of the course is that the student plans, implements and documents a scientific work in the primary area of ​​nursing. The scientific work must be systematically and logically carried out, and follow a scientific approach and be completed within given time frames. After completing the course, the student will have deepened their knowledge of science and applicable methods, in order to systematically search, collect and analyze data, and critically evaluate research.

Knowledge and understanding

After successfully completing the course, the student is expected to be able to:

  • identify and problematize a selected area of ​​nursing
  • formulate a scientific question and/or purpose relevant to nursing
  • understand and reflect on the meaning of the bearing concepts and theories in relation to nursing  

Skills and Abilities

After successfully completing the course, the student is expected to be able to:

  • independently plan, execute and document scientific work
  • describe, discuss and present reasons for the choice of design and methods in relation to the purpose
  • conduct systematic database searches
  • critically review and evaluate scientific studies
  • explain the clinical significance of their own degree project and propose further research
  • apply a scientific writing that follows accepted requirements for formal and correct reference techniques
  • verbally and in writing describe and discuss information, problems and solutions in dialogue with various groups 

Evaluation capability and approaches

After successfully completing the course, the student is expected to be able to:

  • conduct a critical review and discuss and present reasons for proposals for changes to the degree projects of other students, plus independently defend their own degree project
show awareness of relevant ethical research principles and insight into the role of knowledge in the community and about individuals’ responsibility for how it is used


Plan, implement and document a scientific work
Systematic searching in databases
Critical review and analysis of data collected
Reflections on ethical research
Opponent and respondent activities


The course is conducted as an independent scientific work with mandatory academic supervision. The students work in pairs. Regular seminars that follow the work process are included in the course. Academic supervisors are appointed by the Department. Attendance at the seminars is mandatory.


A three-grade grading scale is used as a grade; Pass with honors (VG), Pass (G) or Fail (U). The successful attainment of the objectives for the course is assessed via a written report and a seminar with an opponent/respondent. To receive a passing grade in the course for a full course, a passing grade is required for all parts and that the required curricular segments have been completed.


The prerequisites for being accepted into the course must be completed no later than the last weekday before the reading period starts with the degree project course starts.

Transition terms

The study program and syllabus is in effect from the autumn term 2018 for the students who are then admitted to the educational program. Faculty program directors and heads of subject decide on individual study plans for students who have been admitted to a previous study program and who are resuming their studies, after a study break, according to the current study program and syllabus.

If a course is no longer given or has undergone major changes, the students must be offered two opportunities for examination in the first year after the change has taken place, and then once a year for another 2 years, based on the study plan applicable at registration.

Birgitta Lindberg

Literature. Valid from Spring 2021 Sp 3 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)

Course offered by
Department of Health Sciences

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Degree projectU G VG15.00MandatoryS21Yes

Guidelines for degree project » 
Syllabus established
by Dean of Department of Health Sciences 21 Feb 2020

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