Nursing Science, Focusing on Health and Ill-health in Children, 7.5 credits
Nursing Science, Focusing on Health and Ill-health in Children, 7,5 högskolepoäng
Course Syllabus for students Autumn 2019
Course Code:HFHK15
Confirmed by:Utbildningsrådet Nov 10, 2014
Revised by:Utbildningsrådet Oct 3, 2017
Valid From:May 7, 2018
Reg number:2017/3501 (313) Department of Health Sciences
Education Cycle:Basic level
Disciplinary domain:Health sciences
Subject group:OM1
Specialised in:G1F
Main field of study:Nursing

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)

Upon completion of the course the student should have the ability to;

Knowledge and understanding

  • describe child development and developmental disorders
  • describe health and ill-health in children
  • identify factors that affects health in children
  • describe ways to promote and maintain health
  • explain children and family needs in health care.

Skills and abilities

  • identify nursing problems and perform nursing activities on children with ill-health
  • critically analyze and evaluate nursing practice based on scientific and ethical aspects from an international and national perspective.

Judgement and approach

  • reflect on reasons for the variations of health and ill-health between and within countries
  • show awareness of the complexity of children’s health and ill-health as well as developmental disorders.


- children’s rights
- health and ill-health in children from an international perspective
- health promotion in children
- causes, signs, consequences and prevention of child abuse
- child development and developmental disorders
- pain management in children
- children and family specific needs in health care

Type of instruction

Lectures and seminars.

The teaching is conducted in English.


General entry requirements and passing grades in courses of 30 credits in health and social welfare (or the equivalent).

Examination and grades

The course is graded A, B, C, D, E, FX or F.

Examination will be based upon one individual written examination and seminars.
Assistant Professor serves as the course examiner.

Registration of examination:
Name of the TestValueGrading
Individual examination4 creditsA/B/C/D/E/FX/F
Seminars3.5 creditsU/G

Other information

Attendance is compulsory at seminars.

Course literature

Burns, C, E., Dunn, A, N., Brady, M, A., Starr, N, B., Blosser, C, G & Garzon, D, L. (Eds.). (2017). Pediatric Primary Care. S:t Louis: Elsevier.

The United Nations. (1989). Convention on the Rights of the Child.

World Health Organization. (2008). Child and Adolescent Health and Development: Progress Report 2006-2007.

World Health Organization. (2013). Pocket Book of Hospital Care for Children. Guidelines for the Management of Common. Illnesses with Limited Resources.

Additional scientific articles.
The most recent editions of the course literature should be used

Content updated 2018-03-23

Content updated 2015-06-24
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