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Thesis work: Master in Nursing 15 Credits

Examensarbete: Master omvårdnad
Second cycle, O7066H
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2016 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
Subject group (SCB)
Nursing Science

Entry requirements

Masterthesis 1year major nursing, Scientific methods advanced level of 15 ects.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
After completing the course, students must be able to:
Knowledge and understanding
- critically review, explain and argue for the selection of scientific methods and concepts and theories that are relevant to the subject area
- demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the selected area of research
- demonstrate in-depth knowledge of scientific methodology

Skills and Abilities
- demonstrate the ability to critically and independently formulate and argue for a significant standpoint within the main area of nursing
- demonstrate the ability to use common and relevant concepts, theories and models based on the selected subject area, which is also related to the main area of nursing
- demonstrate the ability to plan and implement a project within the specified time limits using the appropriate methods
- demonstrate the ability to independently document the thesis in the form of a script based on guidelines in the selected scientific publication
- critically examine and assess another student's completed thesis
- draw conclusions and analyse work on the basis of perspectives, design, results and interpretation

Judgement and approach
- demonstrate the ability to critically appraise and argue for considerations of research ethics
- demonstrate the ability to critically assess and evaluate the significance of scientific, ethical and societal aspects related to the main area of nursing
- assess the relevance of the thesis to practice in nursing and identify the need for further development of knowledge


Thesis for Master's degree in nursing
Research design
Project planning and implementation
Empirical scientific work
Publication of scientific work

The implementation of the course assumes that students actively search for knowledge and can solve problems by means of an exploratory and critically reflective working method. This means that students take full responsibility for their studies by actively contributing to achieving the goals of the course through planning both contents and time. The contents of the course are assimilated through literature studies, lectures and seminars. The course is given as a distance education and is completely web-based, thus requiring the use of a computer with a webcam.

The course is examined through an individual written thesis, which is presented in a seminar with an opponent and respondent.
Grade criteria for G and VG are specified in the Study Guide.


This course is given for second-cycle studies. The course may be taught in English.
Study guidance is available in the course room in Canvas

Stefan Sävenstedt

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2016 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
*Polit, D.F., & Beck, C.T. (2016). Nursing research: generating and assessing evidence for nursing practice (10th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

*Literature has been used in earlier courses.

Articles in stydy guide

Course offered by
Department of Health Sciences

0001Scientific thesis15.0U G VG

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Syllabus established

Last revised
by 12 Feb 2016