PAG2900 - Bachelor's Thesis in Paramedic Science


New from the academic year 2023/2024

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Bachelor Thesis
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Bachelor Thesis 100/100

Course content

The course includes scientific work and gives an introduction to preparation to, and carrying out research, thematically linked to the paramedical profession.

Through working on the bachelor's thesis, students will identify and choose a topic related to the paramedical field of knowledge. Students will collect data and thoroughly analyse and document on the data in accordance with scientific research methods and research ethics. The thesis should give an in-depth presentation of a relevant and defined theme based on the programme's learning outcomes, and the competence that the students have achieved in the course.

Learning outcome


The student:

  • has knowledge of relevant research method(s), scientific theory, and can explain the strengths and limitation of their chosen research method
  • accounts for research ethics and legal aspects related to their own research project
  • demonstrates paramedical knowledge by formulating, justifying, and discussing a current theme relevant to the professional practice
  • shows knowledge of current research related to the chosen topic of the thesis


The student:

  • developsa research proposal, and carries out a relevant project/study in accordance with guidelines for research ethics and privacy
  • obtains, evaluates, and use national and international research articles, shows an ability to critically assess, and correctly use references and bibliography
  • discusses the chosen subject in relation to the current research question, with relation to empiricism and theory of paramedicine
  • chooses the most relevant method to illustrate the topic or the research question
  • applies relevant research method(s) for collecting, processing and analysing data, and critically evaluate their own method approach
  • collects, complies, analyses, and discusses findings from relevant research articles and other current sources in relation to the current research question
  • documents knowledge of scientific theory and research method(s)

General competence

The student:

  • explores and discusses theoretical and clinical and/or operative issues in a systematic and reflective manner
  • plans and implements a collaborative project that extends over time
  • reflects on attitudes related to practicing within the paramedic profession, and chooses relevant knowledge to support these reflections
  • work independently and shows good use of specialist- and research literature
  • has insight into their own learning requirements, and is able to acquire new knowledge and skills

Learning methods and activities

The subject is taught longitudinal. The students write their project proposal and project plan in groups, and have oral and written presentations.

Students are assigned a supervisor after submitting a project proposal for the assignment. The project plan is assessed by the supervisor. Students are given up to four hours of guidance; one hour for the project plan and three hours for the bachelor's thesis.

The course will be taught in English if any exchange students. If there are no exchange students, the course will be taught in Norwegian.

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved project sketch
  • Participate in minimum two guidance sessions
  • Approved project plan

Further on evaluation

Obligatory requirements

  • Approved project proposal
  • Approved project plan
  • Participation of a minimum if two hours of guidance

Obligatory requirements are approved for a period of three semestres, but students can apply for an exemption from this rule. Obligatory requirements must be approved to be allowed submission of the bachelor's theis.

Bachelors's thesis

Written bachelor thesis in groups of two or three students followed by an individual oral examination where the grade can be adjusted up to one grade. Scope of written assignment: 8,000 - 10,000 words (+/− 10%). Students can apply to submit an individual assignment.

Re-sit examination

Re-sit exams are available to candidates with a valid absence or result "not passed" (F). If the candidate does not pass (grade F) or wishes to improve their grade on the written thesis, the group or candidate must submit a new written exam including a new individual oral examination. Improvement/reworking is not sufficient, but it is possible to deliver work within the same theme and use the same empirical/data. One hour of guidance will be given in connection to this work. The right to complain and to ask for an explanation of grade is individual, and only applies to written exams according to the current study regulations.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Paramedic Science (BPARAMED)

Required previous knowledge

  • PAG1000
  • PAG1001
  • EXPH0400
  • PAG1002
  • PAG1003
  • PAG2200
  • PAG2201
  • PAG2202
  • PAG2203
  • PAG2204

Course materials

Course materials will be made available at the start of the course.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Health Science
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Health Sciences Gjøvik


Examination arrangement: Bachelor Thesis

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Bachelor Thesis 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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