SY300215 - Bachelor thesis - Nursing


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Bachelor's Thesis
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Assignment 100/100 2 semesters A

Course content

Professional Nursing (10 ECTS)- Self-chosen topic within the subject area
Professional and Scientific Foundations of Nursing (5 ECTS)

Learning outcome

Learningoutcome - Knowledge:
After having completed the course, the student should:
- have in-depth knowledge about a chosen field within nursing.
- have knowledge about systematic literture review as a scientific method
- understand issues and considerations regarding research ethics in nursing an health sciences

Learningoutcome - Skills:
After having completed the course, the student should be able to:
- conduct a systematic literature review
- conduct a systematic literature search, analyze and critically assess research literature relevant to nursing and as a basis for a larger written paper
- conduct a systematic literature search, organize and critically assess relevant theory relevant to nursing and as a basis for a larger written paper
- present, assess and discuss nursing issues using relevant literature and research results in a larger written paper

Learningoutcome - Competence:
After having competed the course, the student should be able to:
- demonstrate appropriate academic oral and writing skills in connection with a larger written assignment
- give an oral presentation of their own work to academic staff and fellow students
- give constructive feedback on the work of other students
- take part in an academic and professional dialogue regarding own and fellow students' work
- assess and integrate research results in nursing
- with further specialization, take part in clinical research and presentation of research results.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, seminars, supervision, group work.

Mandatory activities:

In order to submit the bachelor thesis, the following requirements must be met:

the thesis question and project plan must be approved by the main tutor

the student must have taken part in the required seminars with presentation of part of the thesis and feedback to/from fellow students and tutors, and any other mandatory tutoring sessions and meetings with the supervisor.

written material must be handed in before all seminars at the appointed time.

the student must have taken part in mandatory lectures (allowed absence is 20 %)

Approved coursework is valid for the resit exams. Should the student be required to submit a new thesis for the next ordinary exam, all mandatory activities must be taken again, except attendance in mandatory lectures.

Compulsory assignments

  • Project Plan
  • Mandatory requirements

Further on evaluation

The bachelor's thesis is written by two students. Students can also apply to write the thesis individually. For the resit exam(s), the same paper may be improved and re-submitted, with one supervision session. For the next ordinary exam, the student(s) will be required write a new thesis.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. 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 from 1st and 2nd year to register for the exam.

Course materials

Information will be given at course start.

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.: 2
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

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: Bachelor's Thesis

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn NY Assignment 100/100 A

Release 2020-08-25

Submission 2020-09-01

Release 12:00

Submission 12:00

Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 100/100 A 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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