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Nursing, thesis 15 credits

Omvårdnad, examensarbete inom operationssjukvård
Second cycle, O7037H
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
U G VG *
Subject group (SCB)
Nursing Science

Entry requirements


More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
On completion of the course the student shall have advanced knowledge in conducting academic work within nursing with a specialisation in theatre nursing. This involves the ability to, under supervision:
• plan, carry out and document academic work in the subject of nursing in theatre nursing
• formulate an academic research question relating to nursing
• systematic search for academic literature in electronic databases
• critically examine and evaluate academic studies
• apply the principles of research ethics and write a research ethics application

In this course the student shall plan, carry out and document academic work. This includes searching for and critically examining academic literature in databases relevant to the subject of nursing, as well as data collection, analysis and the compilation of data. The course also includes training and assuming both the roles of thesis author and external reviewer, as well as applying knowledge on relevant research design and research ethics.

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
The course takes the form of an independent project with mandatory supervision. The supervisor is appointed by the department. Regular seminars that follow the work process are included in the course; attendance at the seminars is mandatory.

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.

The thesis is examined in the form of a written report to be presented at a seminar involving the thesis author and an external reviewer.

Grading criteria for pass and pass with distinction are stated in the study guide.


This course is given for second-cycle studies within specialist training with a focus on theatre nursing.

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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Department of Health, Education and Technology

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Degree thesisU G VG *15.00MandatoryS10Yes

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by Head of department of Department of Health, Education and Technology 16 Feb 2021