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Nursing: Adults and elderly health II, clinical placement 7.5 credits

Omvårdnad: Vuxna och äldres hälsa och ohälsa II, VFU
Second cycle, O7083H
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
U G#
Subject group (SCB)
Nursing Science

Entry requirements

Swedish professional status qualification as nurse Bachelor's degree in nursing The course assumes knowledge equivalent to: M7007H Medical Science: Pathophysiology in position to children and young people 7,5 credits M7008H Medical Science: Pathophysiology in position to adults and older people 7,5 credits M7010H Pharmacology for nurses with special regards to Prescription 7,5 credits M7012H Public Health Science: In Primary Health Nursing 7,5 credits The course assumes the following passed parts/courses as prior knowledge: O7081H Nursing Children and adolescents health and illness 7,5 credits, the part 0001 clinical education and training must be passed O7082H Nursing, Adults and elderly health I, clinical placement, 7,5 credits, the part 0001 clinical education and training must be passed

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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:
  • independently identify complex nursing needs within home healthcare for the purposes of alleviating suffering, preventing complications and promoting health from a gender equality, equal treatment and cultural perspective
  • independently plan, implement and evaluate complex nursing situations within home healthcare 
  • diagnose medical needs and prescribe medicines according to current regulations 
  • manage and organize nursing within home healthcare 
  • collaborate with other professions 
  • critically reflect on the application of eHealth within home healthcare 
  • apply case study methodology 
  • apply interview and observation methodology 
  • document scientifically plus document care and nursing 
  • apply applicable relevant statutes and regulations 
  • show self-awareness and empathic ability 
  • identify the need for additional knowledge in order to continuously develop one’s skills and expertise

  • Palliative care in the home
  • Nursing interventions for good health/ill health and illness
  • Medical assessments and measures
  • Leadership and collaboration within the home healthcare’s teamwork delivering health care
  • eHealth
  • Case study methodology Interview and observation methodology
  • Documentation
  •  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, 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.

Birgitta Lindberg

Transition terms
The course O7083H is equal to O7060H

Literature. Valid from Spring 2021 Sp 3 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Andershed, B., Ternestedt B-M., & Håkansson, C. (Red). (Senaste uppl.) Palliativ vård. Begrepp och perspektiv i teori och praktik. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Drevenhorn, E. (Red.). (Senaste uppl.). Hemsjukvård. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
*Edberg, A-K., Ehrenberg, A., Friberg, F., Wallin, L., Wijk, H., & Öhlén, J. (Red.). (Senaste uppl.). Omvårdnad på avancerad nivå. Kärnkompetenser inom sjuksköterskans specialistområden. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
*Heise Löwgren, C. (Red.). (Senaste uppl.). Författningshandbok. För personal inom hälso- och sjukvård. Stockholm: Liber.
*Lundin, K., & Sandström, B. (Senaste uppl). Ledarskap inom vård och omsorg. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
*Pilhammar, E. (Red.). (Senaste uppl.). Pedagogik inom vård och handledning. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
*Wiklund Gustin, L., & Bergbom, I. (Red.) (Senaste uppl.). Vårdvetenskapliga begrepp i teori och praktik. Lund: Studentlitteratur.

* Literature has been used in previous courses.

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
0001Assessment of professionall competenceU G#6.00MandatoryS21
0002Individual examU G#1.50MandatoryS21

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

Last revised
by Head of department of Department of Health, Education and Technology 16 Feb 2021