norsk norsk&engelsk / norwegian&english

Course Description SPL1011 - Nursing Science/Social Science (2003/2004)

ECTS Credits15
Duration-, -, -
  • IPR1001 - Introductory Practicum
  • PRU1001 - Preparation for Clinical Practice 1

Participation in group work.


The students will get understanding of the historical development of nursing as a profession, demonstrate insight into the basic values of the profession and have knowledge of the frame factors for the nursing service in society. The students will get insight into the communication and interaction between nurse and patient. They will acquire basic knowledge of the patient role, be aware of his or her own ability and will to care and get knowledge of basic principles of nursing. The students will also get knowledge of development and personality psychology, motivation and crises, mastering and multicultural approach to health and illness.


- the frames of nursing in society
- the professions in public health service
- development and division of labour
- interaction patient/nurse
- crises and mastering
- multicultural approach to health and illness
- nursing today
- history and tradition of the profession
- basic values
- nursing’s view of knowledge
- concepts in scientific philosophy
- communication and group processes
- first aid
- basal cardiac and pneumonic rescue
- to be ill and need help

Study MethodsLectures, Seminars, Student Portfolio, Practical exercises, Group work
AssessmentHome Exam, 1 week
Grading SystemAlphabetical Scale, A (best) - F (fail)
Course RequirementsDescribed in the teaching plan
Supplementary Information