Child Health, with Focus on Paediatric and Family-centred Care, 7.5 creditsBarnhälsovård med inriktning mot pediatrisk och familjecentrerad omvårdnad, 7.5 hp
- Course code
- Course name
- Child Health, with Focus on Paediatric and Family-centred Care
- 7.5 credits
- Form of Education
- Higher Education, study regulation 2007
- Main field of study
- AV - Second cycle
- Grading scale
- Fail (U) or pass (G)
- Department of Women's and Children's Health
- Decided by
- Programnämnd 9
- Decision date
- Revised by
- Education committee KBH
- Last revision
- Course syllabus valid from
- Autumn 2019
Specific entry requirements
Professional qualification as a nurse certified by the National Board of Health and Welfare. Alternatively, current enrollment at the Specialist Nursing Program at Karolinska Institutet.
The general aims of the course are that the student should be able to apply and integrate knowledge in preventive and health promotion work within child health on completion of the course.
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
Knowledge and understanding
- analyse and explain symptom and treatment at children within the child health,
- identify and analyse nursing needs at work from the child health BAS program,
- show knowledge and understanding about improvement -, development - and current research within the child health,
- show deeper understanding about laws, ordinances and national and local regulations that apply within the child health.
Skills and abilities
- show ability to notice and meet needs of learning among children family/close, and representatives for other occupational groups and activities,
- show ability to integrate the nursing process and family-oriented care in child health work by analysing assess argue too and handle complex phenomena, issues and situations also with restricted information,
- show ability to prioritise initiate, carry out investigation and follow up considering the childs' developmental stage, family situation, cultural background and gender,
- demonstrate scientific precision in analysis and written text.
Judgement and approach
- analyse and reflect around relevant scholarship and best practice, see its relationship and importance for the nurse practitioner within the child health services,
- show ability, within the UN Child Convention and societal- and ethical aspects inherence of a holistic approach in child health services, and demonstrate the ability to personal inventory relevant to professional practice.
In the course, preventive concepts based on family-focused nursing within the family and child healthcare are studied. The course deals with the rights, resources and need in different developmental stages of children and living environments with the perspectives of the child as starting point, related to scholarship and research within the child health.
Also the prevention importance in the area be studied. Theories and models for communication and teaching be processed. The course also deals with cross-professional and cross-sectoral cooperation, current laws, ordinances and safety precautions and its application. In the course is observed both a diversity perspective and ethical issues.
The teaching is based on a problem-oriented and collaborative approach to learning in which the tasks provide opportunities for the student to take active responsibility for their learning. The used teaching methods are introductory lectures and student-activating teaching and working methods (individually, in groups and in seminars). The course is carried out as distance education with a webbased learning management system as basis.
Working in groups, active participation in seminars and attendance at all scheduled group meetings is mandatory.
The course coordinator decides whether, and if so how, absence from compulsory course elements can be made up. Study results cannot be reported until the student has participated in compulsory course elements or compensated for any absence in accordance with instructions from the course coordinator. Absence from a compulsory course element could mean that the student can not retake the element until the next time the course is offered.
The course contains part-examinations and final examination with a collaborative approach with project-groups (peer learning), individual work, and peer review based on patient cases linked to specific issues.
Students who do not pass a regular examination are entitled to re-sit the examination on five more occasions. Each occasion the student participates in the same test counts as an examination. In case a student is registered for an examination but does not attend, this is not regarded as an examination. If the student has failed six examinations/tests, no additional examination is given.
Late submissions of examinations are not accepted. Students who have not submitted on time are referred to re-examination.
If there are special grounds, or a need for adaptation for a student with a disability, the examiner may decide to deviate from the syllabus's regulations on the examination form, the number of examination opportunities, the possibility of supplementation or exemptions from the compulsory section/s of the course etc. Content and learning outcomes as well as the level of expected skills, knowledge and abilities may not be changed, removed or reduced.
Examination will be provided during a time of two years after a possible close-down of the course. Examination can be according to an earlier literature list during a time of one year after the date when a renewal of the literature list been made.
The course evaluation takes place according to guidelines established by the Board of Education.
Language of instruction: Swedish and English
The course will not be credited in a degree together with another course the student has completed and passed which completely or partly corresponds to the contents of this course.
Literature and other teaching aids
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