Nursing Specialisation: Public Health Care
Nursing licence issued by the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare. A Degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing (180 credits), including a degree project of 15 credits, a Degree of Bachelor in Nursing (including a degree project of 15 credits), or equivalent qualifications. Professional experience in nursing corresponding to 24 months of full-time work. Swedish 3 or Swedish as a second language 3, and English 6/A.
EducationThe programme is offered both as full-time and part-time distance education in a form of blended learning, which means that distance education is integrated with regular meetings in every course at Karlstad University. The number of days on campus varies. Full-time students study two courses concurrently. Theoretical studies and the practical placement training are integrated. The practical placement period covers 14 weeks distributed across the courses and modules. A degree project 15 ECTS cr is required and gives students the opportunity to specialise in their area of expertise. Instruction is web-based and requires computer skills and access to a computer that is not older three years and has the following capacity: memory 2 GB (4GB is recommended), web camers and a head set for web conferencing (e.g. Zoom) with USB connection. A web converence requires broadband connection of at least 2 Mb/s and wire connection (not mobile broadband). Check your computer and connection capacity before the start of the course at kau.se/datortest. Video conferences may be used. See kau.se/ar_student/it-stod.
NB! Application must include certificates verifying your qualifications and be sent to Antagningsservice, R 312, 106 53 STOCKHOLM.
Form of InstructionInstruction is in the form of assignments, lectures, workshops, exercises and seminars. Streamed lectures and other study material can be downloaded from the net-based platform (CANVAS).
ExaminationExamination formats for course, module or units vary and may be oral or written, individual or in groups, at campus or via webb. Assessment is continuous and examination formats are specified in each individual syllabus.
Professional ContactStudents are assigned practical placement in one of the county council hospitals in Värmland. Other arrangements may be made on agreement between all parties concerned. Students may incur additional travel and accommodation expenses in connection with the training period as the students may be allocated a placement at a distance from where they live.
Course of study
|Semester 1||ECTS credits|
|Health promotion and preventive care in public health nursing (Obligatory)||15|
|Family, child and student health care (Obligatory)||15|
|Semester 2||ECTS credits|
|Pathology and prescription rights (Obligatory)||15|
|Home nursing and advanced home nursing (Obligatory)||15|
|Semester 3||ECTS credits|
|Degree project - Primary Health Care (Obligatory)||15|
Elective course: Students are free to choose among certain alternative courses, often depending on their choice of specialisation.
Optional course: Students are free to choose any course offered at Karlstad University or at other universities. Courses listed are examples of recommended or frequently chosen courses for a specific programme.
Läsårs- och programvärderingar
Start semester Autumn 2014
Start semester Autumn 2015
Start semester Autumn 2016
Start semester Autumn 2017
Start semester Autumn 2018
Start semester Autumn 2019
Start semester Autumn 2020
Start semester Autumn 2021
Employment MarketThe primary health care nurse has various duties in different health care areas and forms of nursing practice depending on the local needs of children, young adults, adults and the elderly.
DegreeThe professional degree awarded is Graduate Diploma in Specialist Nursing: Primary Health Care Nursing. The programme also fulfils the requirements of a general Masters degree.
Further StudiesUpon completion of the programme students may move on to master level or doctoral studies.
- Start Autumn 2024
- Mode of study Distance with on-campus meetings (Karlstad)
- Language Swedish
- Application code KAU-80176
- Study pace 50% (Day)