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


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Practical training
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
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

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

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 ona 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 regulatio

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)
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.

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021
Extraordinary deadline for course registration: 2020-10-31

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Medicine, Health and Social Studies.
  • Nursing and Midwife
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Health Sciences Ålesund



Examination arrangement: Practical training

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam 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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