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Nursing within home care 7.5 Credits

Omvårdnad, Hemsjukvård
Second cycle, O7057H
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

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
The student should, on completion of the course:
  • argue for an ethical approach in the profession
  • analyse the need for and suggest interventions for sick individuals and their families in complex nursing situations in the home
  • describe and explain the importance of the home in long-term illness
  • identify the need for improvements for a safe and secure home care  
  • analyse the importance of leadership and cooperation with other professions in home care 
  • apply qualitative research methods for data collection and analysis
  • relate to current laws and regulations in home care
  • document scientifically 
  • critically review and evaluate research results in home care
  • reflect on his/her own self-knowledge and empathetic capability
  • identify the need for additional knowledge for continuous skill development

  • Professional ethics
  • The sick individual's nursing needs in the home
  • The needs of the family 
  • The importance of the home
  • Patient security and improvement knowledge
  • Leadership and cooperation
  • Qualitative methods - data collection and analysis
  • Current laws and regulations
  • Scientific documentation and critical review

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

•    Individual written examination
•    Seminar
•    Report
•    Completed written 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)
*Christoffersen, S.A. (Red.). (2017). Professionsetik. Malmö: Gleerups
Drevenhorn, E. (Red.). (2017). Hemsjukvård. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Edberg, A.K. (Red.). (2011). Att möta personer med demens. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
*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.). (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. (2016). 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.
*Wiklund Gustin, L., & Bergbom, I. (Red.). (2012). Vårdvetenskapliga begrepp i teori och praktik. Lund: Studentlitteratur.

*Literature has been used in previous courses

A list of articles is in the study guide.
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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 15 Feb 2017