Nursing’s Basic Medical and Natural Science Areas 050E03-2

Course Objectives

The student will:

Acquire insight into the normal structure of the human body, its development and functions during the life cycle.

Develop an understanding of the interaction between people, the environment, lifestyle, health and illnesses.

Learn about the spread of diseases and the factors that affect people’s health.

Acquire skills in medication calculation.

Acquire an understanding of nutritional physiology, preventative nutrition and the nourishment of children and adolescents.

Develop a tentative understanding of how this knowledge may be used.

Course Description

Course unit 3A: Anatomy and Physiology

Biochemical processes

Organs and the normal functioning and interaction of the organ systems

The anatomical structure of the human body

Nutritional physiology and metabolism

Course unit 3B: Microbiology and the Prevention of Communicable Diseases

Bacteriology, virology, parasitology and mycology

The chain of infection, aseptic and antiseptic

Hygiene 1

Infectious diseases

Course unit 3C: Pharmacology I

Calculating medications

Course unit 3D Nutrition I

General nutritional theory

Preventative nutrition – the relationship between nutrition and health

The nourishment of children, adolescents and the elderly

Course unit 3E: Health and the Environment

Interaction between health and the environment, internal and external factors


Learning Methods

Classroom teaching and exercises.

Assessment Methods

050E03-1 AF

Examination in anatomy and physiology

Individual written 6-hour examination (no examination aids permitted).

The examination is evaluated with a graded mark and provides 18 ECTS.

050E03-1 SMI

Examination in microbiology and the prevention of communicable diseases

Two-part 4-hour written examination (no examination aids permitted).

The examination is assessed on a pass/fail basis.

Both the microbiology and the prevention of communicable diseases parts must be 60% correct in order to receive a passing mark.

050E03-1 MED

Examination in medication calculation

Individual 2-hour written examination. Unprogrammed calculators are permitted.

The examination is assessed on a pass/fail basis.

According to the regulations of the national curriculum the examination in medication calculation must be 100% correct.

Minor adjustments may occur during the academic year, subject to the decision of the Dean

Publisert av / forfatter Elin Nordbø Gilberg <>, last modified Ian Hector Harkness - 02/04/2011