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SYKI106 Practical studies in Hospital and Community Health Care

Course description for academic year 2024/2025

Contents and structure

This course is a supervised clinical placement with a focus on the practice of patient-centred nursing. Students use the nursing process in their practice of nursing, treatment, and rehabilitation together with the patient, relatives, and health professionals.

This course also covers the following topics:

  • Nursing procedures, Documentation and journal systems, The handling and calculation of medication

Norwegian week is included. The aim for this week is to introduce the students to Norwegian history, health, and welfare system. It consists of lectures and visits in the local community.

The expected study time for this module is around 240 hours, which are mostly dedicated to directly patient-oriented work.

Learning Outcome

A student who has completed the course should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:

Knowledge

The student...

  • will have knowledge of technology and digital solutions
  • will have knowledge of information security in nursing practices

Skills

The student...

  • will be able to use interpersonal and communicative competence when meeting with service users, patients and relatives
  • will be able to use subject knowledge of basic needs, health and illness to systematically observe, assess, implement and document appropriate nursing measures, as well as evaluate the effect of these and make adjustments as necessary
  • will be able to use knowledge of professional ethics guidelines and relevant government requirements in their provision of services
  • will be able to interact with other health professionals
  • will be able to reflect on professional, ethical, and legal issues in line with relevant legislation and guidelines, and adjust their practice in the course of their provision of services
  • will be able to reflect on ethical and legal problems through the use of technology and digital solutions
  • will be able to find, assess and refer to subject knowledge and relevant results from research and development work
  • will be able to identify and assess risk factors associated with the individual
  • will have mastered how to implement infection control measures to prevent the spread of unwanted microbes
  • will have mastered mapping, assessment, and documentation tools in their nursing practice

Competence

The student...

  • will be able to organise and manage their own work
  • will be able to plan and implement sound drug calculations and participate in medication handling under supervision
  • will be able to plan and implement communication and interaction with patients based on respect, cooperation and integrity
  • will be able to convey key subject matter such as theories, problems and solutions, both orally and in writing
  • will be able to convey opinions and share experiences with others in the field, both orally and in writing, and through this contribute to the development of best practice
  • will be able to use subject knowledge of health and illness of people with acute, chronic and critical illnesses to systematically observe, assess, implement and document appropriate nursing measures, as well as evaluate the effect of these and make adjustments as necessary

Entry requirements

  • Student at a partner institution which Bachelor of Nursing at HVL has an agreement with
  • 60 ECTSs within nursing studies
  • Placement experiences: at least one period in hospital
  • Minimum level B2 in English (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, CEFR)
  • Negative MRSA testing: You will not be allowed to start clinical placement if the test is positive for MRSA so we advice you to take a test before you leave for Norway. You will also be tested in Norway before you start your placement - Information about testing for tuberculosis and MRSA

Recommended previous knowledge

Basic skills in Norwegian language

Teaching methods

  • Group work
  • Multimedia resources
  • Student presentations
  • Skills training
  • Simulation
  • Supervision
  • Peer feedback
  • Self-assessment
  • Problem solving
  • Written work
  • Self-study

Compulsory learning activities

At least 80 % attendance at Norwegian Week The aim for this week is to introduce the students to Norwegian history, health, and welfare system. It consists of lectures and visits in the local community

The course requirements must be fulfilled for the practical placement to be assessed

Assessment

Clinical placements are assessed on a pass/fail basis after a final assessment of the student’s performance during their clinical placement.

To pass their placements, students must have reached their learning outcomes and met the requirement of 90% participation in the course.

Examination support material

All aids allowed

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