Student unit in Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

​​A student unit is a unit where nursing students and trainees at all levels work together with clinical supervisors regarding the care of a group of patients.​​
Discussion in a student unit
​The students participate in the care of a group of patients in ward 2164, beds 17-31 and ward 3161, beds 21-39. The purpose of the student unit is to create a dynamic learning environment where the students and trainees can inspire and learn from each other while focusing on the patient.

Clinical supervisors

 There is a team of tutors within the student unit and it consists of 4 nurses and 1 health care assistant. Clinical supervisors will be present every day so you will feel safe and welcome. 

During your time in the unit you will follow nurses that are all passionate about education and educating new registered nurses.

There is a clinical pregraduate teacher assigned to your unit who guides both you and clinical supervisors. The clinical pregraduate teacher is also in charge of the overall planning of you clinic, teaching and weekly hour of reflection. Besides that the clinical pregraduate teacher will come and spend some time with you while you work and collect data for the internal exam.


Reflection is an important part of being in a student unit and learning new things. Reflection gives you the opportunity to learn from others and their experiences and reflection is what holds the student unit together. That is why feedback and reflection takes place continuously and as a planned activity where students and trainees of all levels, clinical supervisors and clinical pregraduate teachers participate. 

There will be both teaching/lessons and written papers. In both settings we connect theoretical and professional problems and this will demand that you look at the given care with a critical eye.

Room for learning

All students are given an activity plan that gives you the over all view of the activities, student interviews and so on you have planned during your course of education. In addition the plan comes with suggestions of focus areas that can help you in your process of learning. You can get an outline of the learning possibilities you have during your time in the student unit. The learning possibilities will be in the unit and can be crossed out as you go along so you yourself and your clinical supervisors can see how far you've come. 

During each module for nursing students there will be four student interviews. During the trainees practice period you will have 3 interviews. One where you will talk about your own and the clinical supervisor expectations of you during your practice period. One where you are half way through your time at the hospital and the last one where you will evaluate your time spent here. Present at theses interviews will be you, your clinical supervisors and the clinical pregraduate teacher.

Course in the outpatient ward 3004 and operation ward 3033

All students will follow a patient from the time they are admitted til they are discharged. Students are offered a short observation course in the outpatient ward 3004 and the operation ward 3033. In this period there will be a special focus on the learning benefits and you will have some study questions to work with.

Interprofessionel learning environment

Physiotherapy students and nurses at module 12 will work together for 4 days in the student unit. The course is planned for spring and fall by the clinical pregraduate teacher and clinical pregraduate teacher in physiotherapy. The goal is to focus on the interprofessional learning environment between the physiotherapist and registered nurse and for them to learn from, with and about each others professions and with the patient.​​​

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