Course catalogue doctoral education - VT21

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Title Contemporary Nursing Science - Theory and Praxis
Course number 2407
Programme Health Care Science (PUF-V)
Language English
Credits 4.5
Date 2021-01-22 -- 2021-03-26
Responsible KI department Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society
Specific entry requirements Previous studies in the healthcare field and related areas in relation to research projects.
Purpose of the course Objectives for learning are students' attributes of nursing and caring science concepts and theory, as well as ongoing scientific discourses and paradigms.
Intended learning outcomes After the course the student:
• Should be able to put together theoretical fundamentals for theory and concept development in nursing and caring sciences and be able to apply this in relation to their own discipline and own research focus.
• Students should be able to explain the historical development of caring science and be able to summarize the content of selected theories.
• Students should be able to critically review, analyze and evaluate the development of caring science concepts related to their own research focus.
Contents of the course • Theory development and concept development in health sciences and main areas.
• History of caring science and development until today.
• Review and evaluation of concepts and models and ongoing caring science theory development.
Teaching and learning activities The course is web-based and uses online collaboration platforms like Zoom and Canvas:
Course moments include: reading and studying of the course literature, online symposium, concluding session with student presentations. Course seminars on web, learning activities in Canvas, and recorded introduction lectures.
Compulsory elements The teaching elements according to the schedule, lectures, seminars and web-based activities during the course are mandatory. Absence is compensated by written or oral extra assignments which are decided by the examiner.
Examination Literature assignments and a completing analysis of caring science concept related to own project.
Literature and other teaching material Mandatory litterature (selected chapters):
Alligood Raile, M. (Ed.) (2017). Nursing theorists and their work (9 ed.). St. Louis: Mosby cop.
Meleis, A. I. (2017). Theoretical Nursing. Development & Progress (6 ed.): Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Walker Olsewski, L., & Avant Coalson, K. (2014). Strategies for theory construction in nursing (5 ed.). Upper Sadle River, New Jersey: Pearson Prentice Hall.

Optional literature will be recommended during the course.

In addition relevant scientific articles will be recommended during the course.
Number of students 10 - 25
Selection of students Selection will be based on 1) the relevance of the course syllabus for the applicant's doctoral project (according to written motivation), 2) start date of doctoral studies (priority given to earlier start date)
More information Welcome to the course that will take you further to the theoretical foundations of nursing science which can enrich both your research and your clinical practical work. The course is based on self-studies of litterature under guidance including web-discussions. For lectures and reflective seminars there is three days mandatory web presence. The course is completely web-based and we use the learning platform Canvas and Zoom for information, communication and assigments. Dates for attendance are 29/1, 19/2 and 12/3, 2021.
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Course responsible Maria Arman
Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society
Contact person Maria Arman
Institutionen för neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle