SP300315 - Clinical studies, Surgical nursing 5th and 6th semester


This course is no longer taught and is only available for examination. For a complete course description, see previous academic years.

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Supervised training
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Supervised training 100/100

Course content

Nursing care for patients admitted to hospital for treatment and assessment Nursing care for parient with serious and life threatening illness Nursing care for terminal patients Nursing care for the patients´next of kin Nursing care for children and their next of kin

Learning outcome

Knowledge: After having completed the course, the student has knowledge about:

  • Illness and conditions that influence the patient´s health
  • Basic needs of patients with acute, critical and surgical illness
  • Nursing care for dying patients and their next of kin
  • Communication with patients with surgical illness, and understands the importance of information and counsel to patients and their next og kin
  • Individual health promotion and disease prevention
  • Medication administration in a surgical ward
  • Nursing documentation in specialized health care services
  • Relevant laws and regulations
  • The competence of other professional groups

Skills: After completing the course, the student should be able to:

  • Providing nursing care for patients with acute, critical surgical conditions
  • Apply relevant knowledge in the delivery of nursing care
  • Document nursing care based on the nursing process
  • Communicate and cooperate with patients and their next of kin
  • Give information, and counsel patients and their next of kin
  • Communicate and cooperate with other nurses and professional groups
  • Promote health and prevent further disease for individual patients
  • Administer medications safely and responsibly
  • Plan and deliver nursing care independently
  • Deliver safe nursing care in accordance with professional ethics and relevant laws and regulation

General competence: After completing the course, the student should:

  • Demonstrate a critical - analytical attitude towards nursing and the health care services
  • Deliver evidence-based nursing with a caring attitude

Learning methods and activities

Clinical studies(clinical placement) Supervision Reflection,individually and in groups Interprofessional learning

Further on evaluation

The subject is assessed to pass/fail. A mid- and final assessment is carried out. In the case of "possibly not passed" and "not passed" subject, the student must be notified in accordance with "Retningslinjer for gjennomføring og vurdering av veiledet praksisstudier ved Fakultet for Medisin og Helsevitenskap, Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet (NTNU)". To pass the subject the following is required: - 90% study participation in the subject. - Approved work requirements (see curriculum for clinical studies in nursing). If a subject is assessed to fail, the whole subject must be retaken. In accordance with "Forskrift om studier ved Norges teknisk-naturvitenskaplige universitet (NTNU)" §5-10, the student has access to retake the subject once, if the first attempt is assessed to fail.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Nursing (050SY)

Required previous knowledge

Clinical studies in nursing 5 term: Passed subjects from 1st, 2nd and 3rd term and passed clinical studies in 4th term. Clinical studies in nursing 6 term: Passed subjects from 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th term and passed clinical studies in 5th term.  

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


Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Nursing and Midwife
Contact information


Examination arrangement: Supervised training

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Supervised training 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Supervised training 100/100
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.

For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"

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