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Nursing: Children and adolescents health and illness, clinical placement 7.5 credits

Omvårdnad: Barns och ungdomars hälsa och ohälsa, VFU
Second cycle, O7081H
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2022 Sp 3 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
U G#
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

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim

After successfully completing the course, the student is expected to be able to do the following based on an ethical approach:

  • prevent ill-health plus strengthening and maintaining the health of children/adolescents and their families
  • propose, motivate and describe appropriate nursing interventions and medically indicated measures, based on an evidence-based approach
  • evaluate, plan, implement and evaluate measures to promote good health and prevent ill-health from a gender equality, equal treatment and cultural perspective
  • support parenting
  • motivate and support breastfeeding and good eating habits
  • analyze and evaluate the child’s psychomotor development as well as vision, hearing and growth
  • apply observation methodology
  • apply applicable relevant statutes and regulations
  • document scientifically
  • documenting care and nursing
  • critically review and evaluate research results
  • show self-awareness and empathic ability
  • identify the need for additional knowledge in order to continuously develop one’s skills and expertise
  • identify complex situations and critically reflect on various solutions with ethical awareness and a scientific approach
  • show independence in one’s professional role in collaboration with other professional groups for the provision of safe care
  • show a professional approach and capability to deal with complex situations in interaction with children, parents and other professional groups

  • Ethics
  • Support with parenting
  • Breastfeeding and nutrition counseling during childhood
  • Assessment of children’s psychomotor development
  • Assessment of vision, hearing and growth
  • Medical assessments and vaccinations
  • Observation methodology
  • Evidence-based nursing care
  • Work collaboratively in teams
  • Scientific documentation and critical review
  • Documentation of medical care and nursing
  • Applicable statutes and regulations

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
Teaching and learning takes place by means of self-directed independent studies, application of theoretical knowledge, and a practicum/internship placement (VFU). The practicum/internship placement takes place under academic supervision. Lectures will be given in selected course sections. Attendance in laboratory sessions, seminars and the practicum/internship placement is mandatory.

If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.
A two-grade grading scale is used for grades: Pass (G) or Fail (U). The successful attainment of the objectives for the course is assessed via an individual examination, a report, plus the assessment of professional skills and expertise during the VFU. To receive a passing grade in the course for a full course, a passing grade is required for all parts and that the required curricular segments have been completed.

Ordinarily only one re-examination opportunity/reassignment will be allowed for the course in respect of the practicum/internship. If there are special reasons, an additional re-examination/reassignment may be granted. What is meant by “special reasons” are those reasons stated in the Regulations of the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education, HSVFS 1999:1.

The course is offered as part of a second-cycle study program within the Specialist Nurse Program with a focus on the district nurse.

This course, which contains a curricular segment with a practicum/internship (VFU element), is encompassed within the Special Rules for practicum/internship placements according to the decision of the Head of Department at the Department of Health Sciences, Luleå University of Technology. Having attained an approved standard (passing grade) for the VFU curricular segment in this course constitutes a special prerequisite for courses containing a practicum/internship element.

Annette Johansson

Transition terms
The course O7081H is equal to O7055H

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2020 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Edberg, A-K., Ehrenberg, A., Friberg, F., Wallin, L., Wijk, H., & Öhlén, J. (Senaste uppl.). Omvårdnad på avancerad nivå. Kärnkompetenser inom sjuksköterskans specialistområden. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Fossum, B. (Red.). (Senaste uppl.). Kommunikation, samtal och bemötande i vården. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Henricson, M. (Red.). (Senaste uppl.). Vetenskaplig teori och metod, från idé till examination inom omvårdnad. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Kylberg, E., Westlund, A.M., & Zwedberg, S. (Senaste uppl.). Amning i dag. Stockholm: Gothia fortbildning.
Pilhammar, E. (Red.). (Senaste uppl.). Pedagogik inom vård och handledning. Lund: Studentlitteratur.

List of scientific articles and theses is in the study guide.

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Course offered by
Department of Health, Education and Technology

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Evaluation of professional competenceU G#5.50MandatoryA20
0002ReportU G#1.00MandatoryA20
0003Individual examU G#1.00MandatoryA20

Syllabus established
by Dean of Department of Health Sciences 21 Feb 2020

Last revised
by Anna Öqvist, Director of Undergraduate Studies at the Department of Health, Education and Technology 27 Oct 2021