SP300415 - Clinical studies, Medical nursing 5th and 6th semester


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Practice
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Practice 100/100

Course content

  • Nursing care for patients admitted to hospital for treatment and assessment.
  • Nursing care for patients 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 chronic medical illness.
  • Nursing care for dying patients and their next of kin.
  • Communication with patients with medical illness, and understands the importance of information and counsel to patients and their next of kin.
  • Individual health promotion and disease prevention.
  • Medication administration in a medical 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:

  • Provide nursing care for patients with acute, critical and chronic medical 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 regulations.  

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

  • 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.

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021
Extraordinary deadline for course registration: 2021-08-03

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022
Extraordinary deadline for course registration: 2022-01-03

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Nursing and Midwife
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Health Sciences Ålesund


Examination arrangement: Practice

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Practice 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Practice 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.

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