VPP3002D - Supervised Practicum in Mental Health Ward


This course is no longer taught and is only available for examination.

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assessment of Practicum
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assessment of Practicum 100/100

Course content

  • Nursing of patients with psychiatric disorders
  • The ethical competence of the nursing profession
  • Disease prevention and health-promoting work
  • Teaching and supervision
  • Organisation and leadership in nursing
  • Professional and quality development in nursing

Learning outcome

Knowledge- the student: has knowledge about disease prevention and health-promoting work in the specialist health services has knowledge about factors that influence basic needs in acutely, critically and chronically ill patients with psychiatric disorders

Skills- the student: masters nursing interventions in accordance with requirements of sound and knowledge-based practice for acutely, critically and chronically ill patients with psychiatric disorders teaches, supervises and informs different target groups in the specialist health services leads and manages nursing to groups of patients and members of staff under supervision shows the ability to approach the practice field and his/her own practice and learning process in a critical, innovative and analytical manner utilises relevant theoretical knowledge and research results and connects them to quality development in practice masters data collection, reporting and documentation related to a decline in basic needs communicates patient information between different trajectories of care shows insight into how e-health can contribute to increased involvement of patients and their relatives in healthcare ensures the provision of holistic nursing to people regardless of gender, age, religion or nationality shows insight into ongoing professional and quality development projects in the relevant clinical area

General competence- the student: initiates discussions about professional and ethical problems shows the ability to participate in practical cooperation structures for nursing practice shows the ability to engage in purposeful inter-professional cooperation behaves, cooperates and practices nursing in accordance with ethical requirements and guidelines

Learning methods and activities

  • Learning by experience
  • Reflection and tutoring individually and in groups
  • Mandatory coursework requirements: See assessment portfolio

Further on evaluation

Utfyllende om kontinuasjon: Students who don't pass, can get another try after contacting the leader of the study. Vurderingsformer: See curriculum for study unit 2 for spesific criterias.

Specific conditions

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

Required previous knowledge

VPK2012D - Supervised Practicum 2 (Surgical Ward) or VPM2012 - Supervised Practicum 2 (Medical Ward) PRU2002D SPL2031D SPL2041D

Course materials

Litterature in the curriculum for study unit 2.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
VPP3002 15.0 AUTUMN 2018
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Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Nursing and Midwife


Examination arrangement: Assessment of Practicum

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Assessment of Practicum 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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