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DEGREE PROGRAMME IN NURSING SCIENCE 2010-2011

 

By virtue of the new statute on health science degrees issued 794/2004 the Bachelor's (180 credits) and Master's degrees (120 credits) in health science are available.

The major subjects in the Department of Nursing Science and Health Administration are
1. nursing science
2. health administration science
3. radiography
4. clinical laboratory science
5. The study programme for health science teachers


The minor subjects alternatives are nursing science, clinical nursing science, health administration science, radiography, and clinical laboratory science.

 

1. General descriptions

Qualification awarded: Bachelor of Health Sciences, Master of Health Sciences
Admission requirements: Prerequisite to study at department of Nursing and health administration is degree at health care or polytechnic degree (post-secondary/polytechnic level)
Educational and professional goals
The goals for the lower academic degree (Bachelor of Health Sciences):
The education must give to the student:
1) The basic knowledge of the field of Health Sciences and the capacity to follow the development of the field
2) Capability for scientific thinking and scientific working methods
3) Qualifications for higher academic degree and continuous learning
4) Personal capacity for using the knowledge in work
5) Sufficient communication and language skills

The goals for the higher academic degree ( Master of Health Sciences )
The education must give to the student:
1) Good knowledge of the overall of the major studies and basics of the minor studies
2) Capability of applying scientific information and methods
3) Capability to act as a professional and developer of one's own subject
4) Capability for scientific post-graduate education
5) Good communication and language skills

Students enrolled in the degree programme of nursing science major in nursing science and may choose any of the minor subjects available. The goal of the degree programme of nursing science is to educate experts for planning, development, instruction and management in social work and health care.

The aims are: 1. To be able to carry out duties that require expertise in nursing science 2. To be able to follow developments in his/her field and to use new information 3. To be able to develop nursing, nursing administration or nursing education on the basis of the research 4. To be able to carry out scientific postgraduate studies in nursing

Access to further studies: After completing the Master's degree, the student is eligible for applying for postgradual education (licentiate degree, doctoral degree).
Course structure diagram with ECTS credits (60 per year): The Bachelor's degree consists of general studies (orientation and language studies, 52 credits), basic studies (25 cr) and intermediate studies (38 cr) in nursing science, studies in minor subject(s) and optional studies (55 cr), and a candidate thesis (10 cr). General studies are same in each programme/major subject. The Master's degree consists of advanced studies in nursing science (30 cr), studies in minor subject(s) and optional studies (60 cr), and a pro gradu thesis (30 cr). Some studies on Bachelor's level (parts of general studies, basic studies, and optional studies) are compensated for by previous studies, so that the Bachelor's degree can be completed in 1,5-2 years (full-time study).
Bachelor's degree (180 ECTS credits) consists of:

General studies
Basic- and subject studies of major subject
Minor studies
Optional studies

 

Master's degree (120 ECTS credits) consists of:
Advanced studies of major subject
Minor studies
Optional studies

 

General Studies

Orientation courses 40 credits
350001Y Study planning and tutorial 2.0
350003Y Philosophical foundations for scientific research 6.0
350005Y Statistic 6.0
350007Y Applied statistics and ADP 5.0
350008Y Academic learning skills 3.0

Language and communication studies 12 credits

900007Y Elements of written communication ** 1) 2.0
900008Y Elements of oral communication** 2.0
901007Y Swedish 1) 3.0
902008Y Foreign language, English** 1) 3.0
350006Y Informatics in health sciences 2.0
1) Language center handles the courses which are compensated by Polytechnic degree

If the student have accomplished earlier social service -or health care-degree (post-secondary or polytechnic) 18.0* credit point of below courses will be compensated

360001Y Psychology* 6.0
360002Y Sociology* 6.0
360003Y Public health science * 6.0

Course structure in the basic, intermediate and advanced studies in nursing science are as follows:
Basic studies in Nursing science (Bachelor´s degree), 25 credits:

351008P Research methods (basic) 2.0
or
351303P Nursing Science Today 2.0
51101P Introduction to nursing science 5.0
3520021P Theoretical and methodological basis in nursing * 18.0

Intermediate studies in nursing science (Bachelor´s degree) 48 credits

352105A Health Care Today 5.0
352107A Research methods I 6.0
or
352224A Nursing Science - Health Care System
352110A Clinical studies in nursing **19.0
352221A Theory development and evaluation 5.0
352310A Ethics and Philosophy of nursing * 3.0
352114A Bachelor's thesis 10.0
353205S Written maturity test

Advanced studies and pro gradu thesis in nursing science (Master´s degree) 60 credits

353201S Advanced studies in nursing science 8.0
353203S Research methods II 10.0
353204S Research seminars 8.0
353206S Pro gradu thesis 30.0
353112S Evaluation of health care services 4.0

Optional studies

352222A Gerontological nursinc science, aging as a resource in community 8.0
353113S The effective patient education in nursng and nursing science 5.0
352228A Elective special research course 1.0 - 5.0

General studies per semesters:

The following general studies are included in each degree program:

Semester 1.

350001Y Study planning and tutorial 1.0
350003Y Philosophical foundations for scientific research 6.0
350005Y Statistics 3.0
900007Y Elements of written communication 2.0
350006Y Informatics in health science 2.0
350008Y Academic learning skills 3.0

Semester 2.


350001Y Study planning and tutorial 0,5
350006Y Statistics 3.0
902008Y English or some other foreign language 3.0
350007Y Applied statistics and ADP 5.0

Semester 3.

350001Y Study planning and tutorial 0,5
900008Y Elements of oral communication 2.0
901007Y Swedish 3.0

 

 

Nursing science studies per semesters

Semester 1.
350008 P Research methods* 2.0
351101P Introduction to nursing science 5.0

Semester 2.
352315A Health Care Today 5.0
352107A Research methods I 6.0
352310A Ethics and Philosophy of nursing* 3.0


Semester 3.
352114A Bachelor's thesis & Written maturity test 10.0
352221A Theory development and evaluation5.0

Semester 4.
353203S Research methods II 10.0
353112S Evaluation of health care services 4.0


Semester 5.
353204S Research seminars 4.0
353206S Pro gradu thesis10.0
353201S Advanced studies in nursing science4.0

Semester 6.
353201S Advanced studies in nursing science 4.0
353204S Research seminars 4.0
353206S Pro gradu thesis 10.0

Semester 7.
353206S Pro gradu thesis10.0
353205S written maturity test