Exchange students in Nursing take part in clinical placements. The hospital-based clinical placements are undertaken at hospitals in both Linköping and Norrköping. The community-based placements take place within the county communities. All students can expect to do placements outside of Linköping. A free travel card will be provided when the placements are outside Linköping.

Orientation week

Every semester at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences starts with a compulsory Orientation Week. You need to be present for the duration. This programme introduces international students to the Swedish health care system, and provides information about practice in clinics and health care centres and working with Swedish patients.

The Orientation Week is designed to help exchange students gain as much as possible from their studies at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Clinical modules

A clinical placement is normally 4 weeks in one area. You can choose to do a 1 or 2-week placement as a field study in various areas.

The following clinical modules are usually offered:
Students acquire 1.5 credits for each completed week of study. You are expected to do at least 30 hours per week.

Community based care

  • Geriatrics
  • Palliative care
  • Home nursing
  • Neuropsychiatry
  • Psychiatry
  • Primary health care centre

Hospital based care, internal medicine

  • Cardiology
  • General medicine
  • Infectious diseases
  • Maternity
  • Paediatrics

Hospital based care, surgery

  • General surgery
  • Gynaecology
  • Hand and plastic surgery, burns
  • Paediatrics
  • Thorax

Interprofessional training ward (student-run)

within orthopaedics or geriatrics, 2 weeks only

Theoretical modules in English

8FG069 - Interdisciplinary perspectives on chronic pain - an international course, 7.5 credits (länk till dokument)

Given once a year, in autumn. Full-time study for five weeks.