Published: 17-03-2022 09:47 | Updated: 17-03-2022 11:40

UKÄ audits KI study programmes

The Swedish Higher Education Authority is currently auditing a number of study programmes at KI in order, amongst other purposes, to judge how well they achieve the intended learning outcomes as regards skills and abilities. The audit begins with a self-rating by the programme responsible at KI (in KI’s case, the respective Department or the Committee for Higher Education).

The Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ) is currently performing a national audit of nursing programmes and the paramedic/emergency medical technician and psychiatric care specialisations of specialist nursing programmes. All Swedish universities offering these programmes are to be included in the audit, which is part of the national quality assurance system.

The audit of the nursing programmes is what’s known as a thematic audit, meaning that the examination concentrates on a certain programme theme. In this case, the UKÄ has opted to focus on how the programmes ensure that students attain the degree outcomes concerning skills and abilities.

The audit of the specialist nursing programmes is a traditional education audit and covers all educational aspects – conditions, design, execution and outcomes, equality, student influence, career perspectives and collaboration.

The individuals or bodies responsible for these programmes first carry out a self-evaluation of how well the audited aspects meet the relevant demands. Teachers and students also participate in this first part of the audit, the aims of which are to allow those involved in the education to identify strengths and areas of improvement, and to provide data that will help an external panel make its assessment.

The UKÄ will publish the results of the audit in the autumn of 2022 or in early 2023.

More information on the UKÄ’s audits and their results can be found on www.UKA.se.