SS300115 - Social Science II


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours E

Course content

Communication, management and conflict resolution (1.5 credits) - Interprofessional cooperation skills - Clinical management and team development - microsystems - Conflict understanding and conflict resolution - Change and improvement competencies - service innovation Sociology (0,5 credit) - The concept of institution - Welfare - participation Health policy and health legislation (3 credits) - Public health - health promotion in the health and care services - Health policy priorities - Health development - reforms and research - Health legislation and labour legislation - Organization, administration and management of the health and care services - Value conflicts and goal conflicts: quality, efficiency and integrity - The health and care services as a workplace - Collaboration, coordination and cooperation

Learning outcome

Learning outcome - Knowledge: After completing the course the student should have knowledge of: - perspectives, concepts and methods in social sciences - public health and welfare - the legal basis for the health and care services and the main features of the labour legislation - management at different levels of the health and care services - the concept of institution Learning outcome - skills: After completing the course the student should be able to: - explain key legal provisions in health laws and the working environment act - collaborate and cooperate with colleagues, other professionals and across services - be prepared to lead a group - initiate measures to improve Quality and patient safety - contribute to conflict resolution Leraning outcome - general competence: After completing the course the student should be able to: - engage in health policy issues - show a critical and analytical attitude to the development in health and care services - recognize the importance of clinical leadership - see connections between value conflicts in health and care services and role conflicts in professional practice - use health services research in their professional practice

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, individual work, group work, submission of assignments and oral presentations.  Compulsory activities: Compulsory attendance and participation in group work and presentation within all three themes. Approved compulsory activities are valid until the year after the completion of the program. If the course code changes, special rules apply.

Compulsory assignments

  • Group work with presentation

Further on evaluation

5 hours individual, written exam. All the three parts must be passed to pass the exam.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

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

Required previous knowledge

Passed all courses in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd semester in order to be enrolled in the course.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  5.0 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Health Science
  • Social Sciences
  • Nursing and Midwife
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Health Sciences Ålesund


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 E 2022-06-02 09:00 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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