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Nursing in School Healthcare 7.5 Credits

Omvårdnad, Skolhälsovård
Second cycle, O7056H
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2017 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
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 M7007H Medical Science: Pathophysiology in position to children and young people 7,5 credits M7010H Pharmacology for nurses with special regards to Prescription 7,5 credits O7055H Nursing Children and adolescents health and illness 7,5 credits O7054H Nursing, Adults and elderly health I, clinical placement 7,5 credits O7060H Nursing, Adults and elderly health II, clinical placement 7,5 credits Bachelor Programme in Nursing 180 Credits alternatively Bachelor in Nursing + Programme in Specialist Nursing, Primary Health Care 75 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:
  • argue for an ethical approach within the profession 
  • describe and analyse factors that promote health and prevent disease in pupils and their families from a gender and cultural perspective 
  • identify and analyse the importance of the physical, mental and social environment for pupils' health and learning 
  • describe and reflect on medical and nursing positions concerning vaccinations 
  • analyse and reflect on complex situations related to pupils in need of particular support 
  • identify the need for improvements for a secure and safe student health 
  • analyse the importance of leadership and cooperation with other professions 
  • apply qualitative research methods for data collection and analysis 
  • apply current laws and regulations within school health care/student health 
  • document scientifically 
  • reflect over documentation in care and nursing in school healthcare 
  • critically review and evaluate research results in school health care/student health 
  • reflect on his/her own self-knowledge and empathetic capability 
  • identify the need for additional knowledge for continuous skill development 

  • Professional ethics 
  • Health promotion/preventive work within school health care/student health 
  • Motivational interviewing 
  • The importance of the physical, mental and social environment for pupils' health 
  • Vaccinations 
  • Pupils in need of special support 
  • Patient security and improvement knowledge 
  • Leadership and cooperation 
  • Qualitative method - data collection and analysis 
  • Current laws and regulations 
  • Documentation

Teaching and learning take place through individual studies, study assignments, seminars and directed studies within school health care/student health. Lectures are given in selected course sections.

Individual written examination. Seminar. Report. Completed study assignments
Grading criteria for pass and pass with distinction are stated in the study guide.

The course is given for second-cycle studies within the program Specialist Nurse in Primary Health Care. Study supervision is provided in the course room in Canvas.

Åsa Engström

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2017 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Carlsson Kendall, G. (2015). Elever med neuropsykiatriska svårigheter – vad gör vi och varför? Lund: Studentlitteratur
*Christoffersen, S.A. (Red). (2017). Professionsetik. (2:a rev. Uppl.). Malmö: Gleerups.
*Clausson, E.K., & Morberg, S. (2012). Skolsköterskans hälsofrämjande arbete. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
*Edberg, A-K., Ehrenberg, A., Friberg, F., Wallin, L., Wijk, H., & Öhlén, J. (2013). Omvårdnad på avancerad nivå – kärnkompetenser inom sjuksköterskans specialistområden. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
*Holm Ivarsson, B. (2012). MI: motiverande samtal i hälso- och sjukvården: praktisk handbok för hälso- och sjukvården. Stockholm: Gothia.
*Fossum, B. (Red.). (2013). Kommunikation, samtal och bemötande. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Lundin, K., & Sandström, B. (2015). Ledarskap inom vård och omsorg. (2:a rev. uppl.). Lund: Studentlitteratur.
*Pilhammar, E. (Red.). (2012). Pedagogik inom vård och handledning. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
*Polit, D.F., & Beck, C.T. (2012). Nursing research: generating and assessing evidence for nursing practice (9th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Raadu, G. (Red). (senaste upplagan). Författningshandbok för personal inom hälso- och sjukvård. Stockholm: Liber.
Regeringskansliet (2015). Barnets rättigheter.
Skolverket/Socialstyrelsen (2014). Vägledning för elevhälsa. Stockholm: Socialstyrelsen.
*Wiklund Gustin, L., & Bergbom, I. (2012). Vårdvetenskapliga begrepp i teori och praktik. Lund: Studentlitteratur.

*Literature has been used in earlier courses.

A list of scientific articles and theses is in the study guide

Electronically available in fulltext
Skolverket/Socialstyrelsen (2014). Vägledning för elevhälsa. Stockholm: Socialstyrelsen.
Regeringskansliet (2015). Barnets rättigheter.

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Course offered by
Department of Health Sciences

0001Individual written exam6.0U G VG
0003Seminar0.5U G#
0004Report1.0U G#

Syllabus established
by 18 Feb 2013

Last revised
by 16 Jun 2017