School Healthcare 7.5 credits

Elevhälsa VFU
Second cycle, O7068H
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2020 Sp 1 - Present
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Syllabus established
by Dean of Department of Health Sciences 21 Feb 2020

Last revised
by Dean of Department of Health Sciences 21 Feb 2020

Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
U G VG *
Subject group (SCB)
Nursing Science
Main field of study

Entry requirements

M7012H Nursing in Prehospital Care III, practice, 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 07055H Nursing Children and adolescents health and illness, clinical placement, 7.5 credits M7010H Pharmacology for nurses with special regards to Prescription, 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 alternatively Bachelor of Science in Nursing 180 credits/Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Nursing with a Focus on District Nursing, 75 credits

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
At the end of the course, the student will be able to independently:
  • argue for an ethical approach within the profession
  • describe and analyse the causes which promote health and prevent ill health in pupils and their families based on gender, equality and cultural aspects
  • identify and analyse the importance of the physical, mental and social environment for pupils’ health and learning
  • describe and reflect on medical and nursing observations regarding vaccinations
  • analyse and reflect on complex situations related to pupils in need of special support
  • identify needs for improvement for safe and secure pupil health
  • identify needs for leadership and cooperation in cross-profession teams
  • apply qualitative research methods for data collection and analysis
  • account for the current legislation and statutes in pupil health
  • document scientifically
  • reflect on documentation of care and nursing within pupil health
  • critically examine and evaluate research results within pupil health
  • reflect on their self knowledge and empathic ability
  • identify needs for further knowledge to continuously develop their skills 

  • Professional ethics
  • Health promotion/preventive work within pupil health
  • Motivating conversation
  • The importance of the physical, mental and social environment to pupil health
  • Vaccinations
  •  Pupils in need of particular support
  •  Patient safety and quality improvement
  • Leadership and collaboration
  • Qualitative method – data collection and analysis
  • Current legislation and statutes
  •  Documentation

Teaching and learning take place through our own studies, application of theoretical knowledge and placements. Placements takes place under supervision. Lectures will be given in the chosen sections of the course. Attendance is mandatory in laboratory experiments, seminars and placements

Individual exam
Assessment of professional skills

Grade criteria are specified in the study guide. The placement can only be changed once. If there are special reasons, a further transfer may be granted. For special reasons, refer to the regulations of the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education, HSVFS 1999:1.

The course is held at advanced level.
This course, containing components with a placement, is subject to Special Regulations for Placements according to the prefect decision of the Department of Health Sciences, Luleå University of Technology.
The study guide is available in the course room in Canvas.

Birgitta Lindberg

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2020 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Carlsson Kendall, G. (senaste upplagan). Elever med neuropsykiatriska svårigheter – vad gör vi och varför? Lund: Studentlitteratur
Clausson, E.K., & Morberg, S. (Red.). (senaste upplagan). Skolsköterskans hälsofrämjande arbete. Lund: Studentlitteratur
*Edberg, A-K., Ehrenberg, A., Friberg, F., Wallin, L., Wijk, H. & Öhlén, J. (senaste upplagan). Omvårdnad på avancerad nivå – kärnkompetenser inom sjuksköterskans specialistområden. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Heise Löwgren, C. (Red.). (senaste uppl.). Författningshandbok för personal inom hälso- och sjukvården. Stockholm: Liber. (Lagar och författningar kan även hämtas via nätet)
*Fossum, B. (Red.). (senaste upplagan). Kommunikation, samtal och bemötande. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
*Lundin, K., & Sandström, B. (senaste upplagan). Ledarskap inom vård och omsorg. (2:a rev. uppl.). Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Skolverket/Socialstyrelsen (senaste versionen). Vägledning för elevhälsa. Stockholm: Socialstyrelsen. (elektronisk resurs)

*litterature from previously courses
Articles will be added

Course offered by
Department of Health Sciences

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Individual examinationU G VG *2.00MandatoryA18
0002ReportU G VG *1.50MandatoryA18
0003SeminarU G#1.00MandatoryA18
0004Evaluation of professional competenceU G#3.00MandatoryA18