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Nursing Children and adolescents health and illness, clinical placement 7.5 credits

Omvårdnad, Barns och ungdomars hälsa och ohälsa, VFU
Second cycle, O7055H
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2019 Sp 2 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
U G VG *
Subject group (SCB)
Nursing Science

Entry requirements

M7012H Public Health Science: In Primary Health Nursing 7,5 credits M7008H Medical Science: Pathophysiology in position to adults and old people 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, with an ethical attitude,
  • prevent illness and reinforce and retain health in children/adolescents and their families
  • suggest, explain and describe appropriate nursing interventions and medically indicated measures from an evidence-based approach
  • support parenthood
  • motivate and support breast feeding and good food habits
  • analyse and evaluate the child's psychomotor development, and sight, hearing and growth
  • apply observation methodology
  • analyse the importance of, and interact with different professional competences
  • apply current laws and regulations
  • document scientifically
  • document care and nursing
  • critically review and evaluate research results
  • demonstrate self-knowledge and empathetic ability
  • identify the need for additional knowledge for continuous skill development

  • Ethics
  • Support in parenthood
  • Breast feeding and diet advice during the formative years
  • Children's psychomotor developmental assessment
  • Assessment of sight, hearing and growth
  • Medical assessments and vaccinations
  • Observation techniques
  • Evidence-based nursing
  • Scientific documentation and critical review
  • Documentation of care and nursing
  • Current laws and regulations

Teaching and learning take place through individual studies, application of theoretical knowledge and placement. Placement takes place under supervision. Lectures will be given in selected course sections. Attendance is compulsory at laboratory sessions, seminars and placement.

•    Individual examination - parenthood and breastfeeding
•    Completed written assignments
•    Assessment of professional competence
Grading criteria for pass and pass with distinction are stated in the study guide. Only one re-examination/transfer is given for the course in relation to the placement. If there are special circumstances, additional retakes/transfers can be granted. Special circumstances are those stated in Regulations of the National Agency for Higher Education HSVFS 1999:1.

The course is given for second-cycle studies within the program Specialist Nurse in Primary Health Care.

This course, with clinical placement are subject to Special rules regarding clinical placement according to Head of Department decision.  

Study supervision is provided in the course room in Canvas.

Åsa Engström

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2019 Sp 2 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Edberg, A-K., Ehrenberg, A., Friberg, F., Wallin, L., Wijk, H., & Öhlén, J. (Red.). (2013). Omvårdnad på avancerad nivå. Kärnkompetenser inom sjuksköterskans specialistområden. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Fossum, B. (Red.). (2019). Kommunikation, samtal och bemötande i vården. (3:e uppl.). Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Kylberg, E., Westlund, A.M., & Zwedberg, S. (2018). Amning i dag. (3:e. uppl.). Stockholm: Gothia fortbildning.
Pilhammar, E. (Red.). (2012). Pedagogik inom vård och handledning. (2:a rev. uppl.). Lund: Studentlitteratur.
*Polit, D.F., & Beck, C.T. (2017). Nursing research: generating and assessing evidence for nursing practice (10 th ed.). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

List of scientific articles and theses is in the study guide.

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Course offered by
Department of Health Sciences

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0006Evaluation of professional competenceU G VG *5.50MandatoryA17
0007ReportU G VG *1.00MandatoryA17
0008Individual examU G VG *1.00MandatoryA17

Syllabus established
by 18 Feb 2013

Last revised
by Dean of Department of Health Sciences 22 Aug 2019