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Nursing, Thesis 15 credits

Omvårdnad, examensarbete inom intensivvård
Second cycle, O7032H
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2020 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
U G VG *
Subject group (SCB)
Nursing Science

Entry requirements

O7009H Nursing in Emergency Care 7,5 credits O7016H Nursing in Intensive Care I, Practice 7,5 credits M7001H Medical Science in Emergency Care 7,5 credits M7004H Medical Science in Intensive Care 7,5 credits

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The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
The student should, on completion of the course, be able to:
  • systematically search scientific literature in electronic databases
  • critically review and evaluate scientific studies
  • formulate a scientific issue in nursing
  • apply research ethics principles and write a research ethics application
  • plan, carry out and document a scientific work in nursing in intensive care
  • critically review, argue for proposals for changes and assess other students' degree projects and defend his/her own degree project.

In the course, the student should plan, carry out and document an scientific work. Search and critical review of scientific literature in relevant databases for nursing is included, as well as collection, analysis and compilation of data. Practising being an opponent and respondent is also included in the course as well as applying knowledge of relevant research design and research ethics.

The course is carried out as an individual assignment with compulsory supervision. The supervisor is appointed by the department. Regular seminars that follow the work process are included in the course, attendance is compulsory at the seminars.

The degree project is examined in the form of a written report that is presented at a seminar with opponent and defence. Grading criteria for pass and pass with distinction are stated in the study guide.

The course is given for second-cycle studies within specialist education with a specialisation in intensive care. Study supervision is provided in the course room in Canvas.

Åsa Engström

Literature. Valid from Spring 2020 Sp 3 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
*American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. (6. ed.) Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.
*Björk, J. (latest edition). Praktisk statistik för medicin och hälsa. Stockholm: Liber.
*Henricson, M. (red.) (latest edition). Vetenskaplig teori och metod: från idé till examination inom omvårdnad. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
*Kvale, S., & Brinkmann, S. (latest edition). Den kvalitativa forskningsintervjun. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
*Wiklund Gustin, L., & Bergbom, I. (Red). (latest edition). Vårdvetenskapliga begrepp i teori och praktik. Lund: Studentlitteratur.

*Literature has been used in earlier courses.

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Course offered by
Department of Health Sciences

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0001DegreeprojectU G VG *15.00MandatoryS09Yes

Guidelines for degree project » 
Syllabus established
by 30 May 2008

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