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Study plan - Master of Clinical Nursing - Diabetes Nursing

Autumn 2023


The teaching methods in the program reflect the learning outcomes and the assessment methods used in each subject. Through various teaching methods, students are expected to acquire the learning outcomes.

The employed teaching methods include lectures, skills training, simulation, seminars, group work, clinical studies/practice studies, online learning methods, and self-study. Through student-active learning methods, students are expected to take responsibility for their own and their peers' academic development and learning to achieve the learning outcomes. Discussions, arguments, and oral presentations are emphasized in the teaching. Critical reflection on the connections between theoretical perspectives and professional practice is emphasized, and students are expected to apply experiences and reflections from practice studies. Therefore, the program is designed for students to work both individually and in groups. Canvas is used as the learning support system.

Parts of the teaching are common to several specializations and are indicated in the timetables. Timetable-scheduled joint teaching is organized in sessions that largely combine resource lectures with student-active learning methods.


Based on expected learning outcomes, academic content, pedagogical methods, and teaching forms, students will encounter various assessment methods throughout the program. The assessment methods are designed to facilitate a continuous process with a twofold purpose: promote learning and document that the student has achieved the learning outcomes.

Work requirements include all forms of mandatory assignments and activities that are set as conditions for taking the examination. In this program, work requirements consist of:

Written assignments

  • Clinical studies
  • Presentation of individual work in a plenary session
  • Participation in online learning methods and tests
  • Participation in skills training and simulation
  • Mandatory guidance on assignments and participation in assignment seminars
  • Mandatory guidance on the master's thesis and participation in master's thesis seminars.
  • The student receives written and/or oral feedback from the instructor and/or fellow students on the written assignments in terms of form and content. All work requirements must be approved before the student is allowed to take the examination in the subject.


Students are assessed based on the subject's learning outcomes. The examination methods used in the program are:

  • Group examination
  • Written examination under supervision
  • Individual home examination
  • Practice assessment
  • Master's thesis

Required progression

All mandatory work requirements must be approved before students are allowed to take the examination in the subject. The content and scope of mandatory teaching are outlined in the course description. Certain subjects have prerequisites.

Clinical studies/practice studies are mandatory, and each practice period must be passed before students can start the next practice period.

To submit the master's thesis, all previous subjects must be passed. Refer to the course descriptions for more specific information.


The university college has a broad focus on internationalization with student and teacher exchanges and research collaborations. In connection with the master's thesis, students can be included in the faculty's research projects and international collaborative relationships. If a student is affiliated with an international research collaboration, it may be relevant to have a co-supervisor from the relevant collaborating partner for the master's thesis work.

The program has exchange agreements associated with Nordplus and Erasmus, and has collaboration agreements with institutions in Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Lithuania, Belgium, and Canada.

Information about exchanges related to each specialization is available on the university college's website.