norsk norsk&engelsk / norwegian&english

Course Description SPL1011 - Nursing Science/Social Science (2004/2005)

ECTS Credits15
DurationAutumn and Spring
Full-time autumn. Part-time spring.

    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
    The profession's history and tradition
    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, Group Works, Exercises, Meeting(s) / Seminar(s)
    AssessmentHome Exam, 1 week (evaluated by lecturer and an examiner)
    Each part must be individually approved of.
    Grade E or better is required in both parts of the exam (nursing science and social science).
    Grading SystemAlphabetical Scale, A (best) - F (fail)
    Course RequirementsNone