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Medical Science A:2, Microbiology and Infection control 7.5 Credits

Medicinsk vetenskap A:2, Mikrobiologi och hygien
First cycle, M0002H
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2017 Sp 2 - Present
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Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
Medical Science
Subject group (SCB)

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on final school grades or Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test.

Course Aim
On completion of the course, the student should:
  • demonstrate basic knowledge in medical microbiology and immunology.
  • demonstrate theoretical knowledge and be able to apply practical skills in hygienic working methods in healthcare for the patient safety.
  • be familiar with activities for hygiene and disease control.
  • demonstrate basic knowledge of commonly occurring infectious diseases.
  • demonstrate basic knowledge of allergic diseases.
  • be familiar with the Swedish vaccination programme for children.

This knowledge constitutes a basis for coming nursing and placement courses and is a precondition for providing a secure and safe patient care in yaour future profession as nurses.

  • Bacteriology, Virology, Mycology
  • Immunology, Allergies
  • Bacterial cultures with microscopy
  • Hygienic practices in healthcare, including amongst other things basic hygiene procedures, microbiological purity, food hygiene and waste disposal
  • Infection, disease transmission and methods to prevent healthcare-related infections
  • Infectious diseases in children and adults
  • Vaccinations of children
  • Field studies in infection control

The studies are carried out by means of detailed objectives and instructions as presented in the study guide  The teaching form varies with individual studies, individual and group work, laboratory sessions, lectures and field studies.  Seminars are compulsory. The course includes two days of field studies where infection control policies and procedures are studied and practiced.

Medical microbiology, immunology and infectious diseases are examined in the form of an individual examination and in laboratory sessions including labreport. Infection control is examined in the form of an individual oral practical examination where students, based on different problems, apply their practical skills in infection control.  In the examination, a field study report is also included, where the student describes statutes, regulations and recommendations as well as reflecting on the possibilities/difficulties in working in accordance with these.

Alternative examination forms may occur.

This is a first-cycle course. Study supervision is provided in the course room in Canvas. A pass grade in this course constitutes the specific entry requirement for placement courses and the degree project.

Transition terms
The course M0002H corresponds to the cours HMV004.

Anders Eriksson

Transition terms
The course M0002H is equal to HMV004

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2017 Sp 2 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Lindh, M. & Sahlqvist, L. (2012). Säker vård: att förebygga skador och felbehandlingar inom vård och omsorg. (1st ed.) Stockholm: Natur & Kultur.
*Lindskog, B.I. & Andrén-Sandberg, Å. (2008). Medicinsk terminologi. (5th [rev.] ed) Stockholm: Norstedts Akademiska.
Ericson, E. & Ericson, T. (2009). Klinisk mikrobiologi: infektioner, immunologi, vårdhygien. (4th [rev and updated] ed.) Stockholm: Liber.
*Raadu, G. (ed.) (2016). (or older) Författningshandbok för personal inom hälso- och sjukvården. 2015 = 46. edition. Stockholm: Liber.
Sverige. Socialstyrelsen (2006). Att förebygga vårdrelaterade infektioner [Electronic resource] : ett kunskapsunderlag. Stockholm: Socialstyrelsen.
Sveriges kommuner och landsting. Inera AB; Vårdhandboken.

* Literature has been used in previous courses

Course offered by
Department of Health Sciences

0014Written exam in infection diseases1.5U G VG
0016Individual examination in medical microbiology and immunoloy2.0U G VG
0017Laboratory sessions in microbiology including labreport0.5U G#
0018Laboratory sessions in microbiology including labreport1.0U G#
0019Oral practical examination in infection control2.5U G#

Syllabus established
by 15 May 2007

Last revised
by 18 Aug 2017