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University of Borås

The University of Borås is in the hearth of Borås offering an inspirational environment for studies and research.

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Ann-Helén Sandvik
Assistant head of department
Senior lecturer

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At the University of Borås, we cultivate learning, knowledge, and innovation of high quality in an international setting and with significant social relevance. We work together here and now to impact the future.

University of Borås offers 67 study programs for 18300 students. Studies can be conducted both on campus and as distance learning.

The department of caring science offers a complete academic environment that is characterized by a close relationship between educational programs and research. We provide education at bachelor, advanced and doctoral level. The Bachelor program has about 600 students. Every semester 120 new nursing students start their three-year studies (180 ECTS) to achieve a BSc with a major in Caring Science.

The programs on advanced level enroll a total 340 students. The department offers 60 ECTS programs in Acute Care, Ambulance Care, Anaesthetic and Perioperative Nursing Care, Intensive Care, Nursing and healthcare for children and adolescents, Psychiatric Care and Theatre Care. We also offer programs in Primary Health Care – Public Health 75 ECTS and Midwifery 90 ECTS.

The master program in caring science focuses on prehospital and intra-hospital emergency healthcare. The program is 60 ECTS during four semesters. It includes patient safety, team collaboration, healthcare development, patient assessments and how to act in crisis and disasters.

The department also provides doctoral education. The doctoral program is in the area of caring science. The PhD program is named the Human perspective in care. It has 26 doctoral students of which 8 are collaborative doctoral studentships.

At the University of Borås we want to contribute to making care more humane, safe, and secure, whether that regards encounters, assessments, organization, or the caring treatment.

About our research

The university has 6 priority research areas. Our research is supported by many external funders who all want to make a difference. The Department of caring science have seven research groups and two research centers: Centre for Welfares studies and PreHospen – centre for Prehospital research. PreHospen conducts leading research within emergency and prehospital healthcare.