Programme for Specialist Nursing in Elderly Care

60 ECTS credits (start autumn-12)
This programme occasion will not start autumn semester 2012!

Overview

Profile - General Content

Specialist training in care of the elderly is an academic vocational programme leading to a Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Nursing. The programme aims to create conditions for acquiring the professional expertise required to independently work as a nurse with specialist training. The working methods vary and are based on individual work and group work with the aim of promoting in-depth learning and to promote and further develop the students' capacity for critical analysis. A clear link between theory and clinical work is applied throughout the whole programme. Scientific methodology is integrated into all the compulsory courses (totalling 7.5 HEC). An independent degree project comprising 7.5 HEC is included in the programme although there is the opportunity to complete a Master's thesis comprising 15 HEC. The programme prepares the individual to lead, develop, implement and evaluate knowledge-based nursing and to carry out medical care and treatment, both independently and together with other persons. The teaching takes place on campus and in part online and comprises 60 HEC.

Qualification Awarded

The programme leads to a diploma on the second cycle level designated Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Nursing - Elderly Care.
If the course requirements for a Master of Science in Caring Science have been satisfied, the programme can also lead to a second cycle degree of Master of Science (60 HEC)
Main field of study: Caring Science.

Application

It is no longer possible to sign up for this occasion.

Programme period

2012-September-03 until
2013-June-03

Mode of delivery

On campus (face-to-face), Day-time, full-time

Location

Karlskrona

Level

Second cycle

Main field of study

Nursing/Nursing Science

Programme manager

Admission

Prerequisites

Alternative 1. For admission to the programme a first cycle degree is required comprising 180 HEC in Caring Science/Nursing, as well as one year of documented professional experience as a nurse with Swedish registration.
Alternative 2. University Diploma in Nursing, Caring Science/Nursing, 90 HEC, plus a Bachelor of Science degree and one year of documented professional experience as a nurse with Swedish registration.
If an applicant lacks formal qualification in the form of one year of professional experience, other significant know-how and experience could be reviewed, what is termed concrete expertise

Read about general admission requirements for second cycle.

Admission Criteria

If there are more applicants who satisfy the admission requirements than there are places available when the programme is due to start, a selection process is used. The process is as follows:
For a second cycle programme there is a special selection process. The special selection process means that one or more selection criteria are examined collectively using a specific method, which produces a merit rating.
Method descriptions
The special selection process means that one or more selection criteria:
1. grades
2. national university aptitude test
3. other special examinations
4. academic merits (higher education credits)
5. work experience
6. special reasons
are taken into account collectively using a specific method, which produces a merit rating.
Method 1: For special selection based on academic merits
Only the number of completed higher education credits which the applicant has documented in conjunction with his/her application will be taken into account. Credits earned outside Sweden are converted using guidelines issued by the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education.
Selection groups:
AP - academic merits
SA - late applications
This selection group is intended for late applications. Applicants who submit a late application are placed in this selection group and are allocated a merit rating based on the date of receipt of the application.
DA - direct admission can take place in special cases following individual review.
Highest merit rating:
The merit rating comprises the number of completed higher education credits over and above the admission requirements and the maximum merit rating is 225 higher education credits.
Qualified applicants with similar merits:
If two or more applicants for an application alternative on the first cycle or second cycle level have the same merit rating the places are allocated through the drawing of lots.

Admission Procedure

Read about the admission procedure.

Recognition of prior studies and studies abroad

Student who has been admitted to the programme and has earlier completed a course that corresponds to a course within the programme, can apply for recognition of prior studies. If possible, the student will be offered admission to an alternative course. Studies abroad within the programme can normally be partly or fully recognised. In these cases a decision is made via the Learning Agreement, prior the study period.

Read more about studying abroad.

Practical Information

Practical information is found under 'Prospective students'.

Application

It is no longer possible to sign up for this occasion.

Programme period

2012-September-03 until
2013-June-03

Mode of delivery

On campus (face-to-face), Day-time, full-time

Location

Karlskrona

Level

Second cycle

Main field of study

Nursing/Nursing Science

Programme manager

Learning Outcomes

Profile - General Content

Specialist training in care of the elderly is an academic vocational programme leading to a Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Nursing. The programme aims to create conditions for acquiring the professional expertise required to independently work as a nurse with specialist training. The working methods vary and are based on individual work and group work with the aim of promoting in-depth learning and to promote and further develop the students' capacity for critical analysis. A clear link between theory and clinical work is applied throughout the whole programme. Scientific methodology is integrated into all the compulsory courses (totalling 7.5 HEC). An independent degree project comprising 7.5 HEC is included in the programme although there is the opportunity to complete a Master's thesis comprising 15 HEC. The programme prepares the individual to lead, develop, implement and evaluate knowledge-based nursing and to carry out medical care and treatment, both independently and together with other persons. The teaching takes place on campus and in part online and comprises 60 HEC.

Learning outcomes

Apart from the nationally regulated objectives, which are to be found under Point 8, the programme also has the following local objectives.
Following completion of the programme the student shall:
  • have acquired knowledge and skills related to the principles of socially sustainable development and how such development can be implemented and applied in the specialist nursing profession and in care of the elderly,
  • have acquired knowledge of how information and communication technology can be implemented and applied in the profession as a specialist nurse and within care of the elderly,
  • have acquired knowledge and skills in how innovation can be applied for the implementation of knowledge-based nursing in the specialist nursing profession and in care of the elderly.

Application

It is no longer possible to sign up for this occasion.

Programme period

2012-September-03 until
2013-June-03

Mode of delivery

On campus (face-to-face), Day-time, full-time

Location

Karlskrona

Level

Second cycle

Main field of study

Nursing/Nursing Science

Programme manager

Structure

Mode of delivery

The specialist nursing programme for care of the elderly comprises 60 HEC and is arranged on a full-time basis. The programme takes place on campus but with online elements. The programme is subject to ongoing evaluation and development, which could mean the range of courses and the venue for the courses changes over time.

The programme objectives are achieved through the courses that form part of the degree. Assessment and examination take place on the course level and information regarding examinations and grading are to be found in each course syllabus.
During the programme, each course is evaluated and the course evaluations form the basis for future development.

No courses added to this occasion yet.

Written Work

The programme is concluded with a written thesis equivalent to 7.5 ECTS credits or a master's thesis equivalent to 15 ECTS credits.

International element

International studies can either be pursued at one of our partner universities or at another suitable university.

Read about study abroad

Job Profiles

There is at present a considerable need for specialist nurses and consequently there is good potential for securing a position with a county council, municipal authority or private care provider.

Further Studies

A student with a degree from the programme can generally apply for a third cycle degree within the main field of study Nursing/Caring Science.
At BTH the following programmes on the third cycle level are open to students with a degree from this programme: Applied Health Technology.

Programme Advisory Board

The purpose of a small programme committee is, in co-operation with (mainly local) representatives from different areas and students to jointly reflect on the programmes, their quality and their relevance. Provision of advice prior to strategic decisions.
Participants: Programme director, representatives from the main fields of study, a faculty representative, a student representative, a past student, representative(s) from the labour market/supervisors for students in the field or equivalent.
Work specification: Meet at least once each term. Discuss course and programme evaluations, plan possible improvement measures and assure the usability of the programme. Takes place both at the operative representatives and at the School of Health Science.
Contact person: Gunilla Borglin.

Application

It is no longer possible to sign up for this occasion.

Programme period

2012-September-03 until
2013-June-03

Mode of delivery

On campus (face-to-face), Day-time, full-time

Location

Karlskrona

Level

Second cycle

Main field of study

Nursing/Nursing Science

Programme manager

Examination

Qualification Awarded

The programme leads to a diploma on the second cycle level designated Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Nursing - Elderly Care.
If the course requirements for a Master of Science in Caring Science have been satisfied, the programme can also lead to a second cycle degree of Master of Science (60 HEC)
Main field of study: Caring Science.

Assessment and grading

Assessment and examination vary between the different courses in the programme. Reference should be made to the information for each individual course.

Programme Evaluations

During the programme, each course is evaluated and the course evaluations form the basis for future development. The programme as a whole is evaluated during the final course.

Alumni

At BTH we have a network for our alumni. If you want to know how it´s like to be a student at BTH, you may send an e-mail to alumni@bth.se.

Application

It is no longer possible to sign up for this occasion.

Programme period

2012-September-03 until
2013-June-03

Mode of delivery

On campus (face-to-face), Day-time, full-time

Location

Karlskrona

Level

Second cycle

Main field of study

Nursing/Nursing Science

Programme manager

 

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