Clinical Assessment 7.5 credits

Klinisk bedömning
Second cycle, O7072H
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2019 Sp 1 - Present
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Syllabus established

Last revised
by Head of Department of Health Sciences 15 Feb 2019

Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
Subject group (SCB)
Nursing Science

Entry requirements


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The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
Upon completion of the course, the student shall be able to:  

Knowledge and understanding

  • analyse and evaluate concepts related to clinical assessment
  • be able to analyse and evaluate assessment instruments on a scientific basis
  • identify patients’ symptoms, determine health status, and undertake relevant measures based on the assessment 

Competence and skills

  • Independently and systematically apply and evaluate clinical assessment methods in order to assess patients’ symptoms, determine health status and undertake relevant measures based on the assessment
  • Critically analyse and evaluate her/his own clinical assessment efforts and argue for decisions related to nursing, knowledge, interdisciplinary knowledge, and evidence-based knowledge
  • act and communicate in a team when assessing and caring for patients, based on the current context and with the support of information and communication tools  

Judgement and approach

  • act and cooperate based on an ethical, person-centred and gender-equal approach
  • base her/his approach on the values and ethical principles of her/his profession, and evaluate their importance for interdisciplinary collaboration in the context of clinical assessment
  • demonstrate awareness of how intersectionality and grounds for discrimination affect clinical assessment
  • reflect on her/his own values and attitudes and identify strengths and areas for improvement/development as a leader and employee

  • clinical assessment
  • Clinical assessment methods
  • intersectionality, equality, ethics
  • diagnostics, treatment and evaluation
  • leadership
  • team cooperation
  • patient safety

Teaching and learning occurs in the form of distance learning, with mandatory meetings on campus (2-3 occasions). Learning is accomplished through independent study, the application of theoretical knowledge,laboratory work and seminars.
Lectures will be given in selected course sections. Attendance at laboratory sessions and seminars is compulsory.

Examination is conducted in the form of individual written examination, practical examination and seminars. A three-level grading scale is used, and to received the grade of ‘Pass with distinction’ (‘väl godkänd’, VG) for the course, the student must receive a grade of VG on the written examination and the practical exam.

Åsa Engström

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2019 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Chiocca, E.M. (2015). Advanced pediatric assessment. Springer Publishing Co Inc.
Fagerström, L. (2011). Avancerad klinisk sjuksköterska. Lund: Studentlitteratur
Jarvis, C. (2019). Physical examination and health assessment.
Streiner, D.L. (2014). Health measurement scales. A practical guide to development and use. Oxford: OUP Oxford.
Wikström, J. (2018). Akutsjukvård. Omvårdnad och behandling vid akut sjukdom och skada. Lund: Studentlitteratur

Course offered by
Department of Health Sciences

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0001SeminarU G#1.50MandatoryA19
0002Individual written examinationU G VG3.00MandatoryA19
0003Practical examinationU G VG3.00MandatoryA19