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Anatomy and physiology in position to health counseling 7.5 credits

Anatomi och fysiologi med inriktning mot hälsovägledning
First cycle, M0023H
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 1 - Present
The version indicates the term and period for which this course syllabus is valid. The most recent version of the course syllabus is shown first.

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
U G VG *
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
The student should, on completion of the course, be able to:
  • describe the anatomic structures and physiological processes of the body relating to the musculoskeletal system, respiration and circulation, the nervous system and the digestive system.
  • have knowledge of the functions of the endocrine system.
  • reflect on how the different organ systems interact with and influence one another in rest and in activity.
  • relate the knowledge in anatomy and physiology to practical health guidance.

  • The structure and function of the cell.
  • Musculoskeletal anatomy and physiology, functional anatomy.
  • The anatomy and physiology of respiration and circulation.
  • The anatomy and physiology of the digestive system.
  • The anatomy and physiology of the nervous system and the endocrine system.

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
The course content is treated through introductory lectures, self-study and teacher-guided group study and oral presentation in groups. This course is part of the health guidance programme. The program has a consistent pedagogical strategy that stimulates an active learning where team development, career planning and the creation of a personal portfolio are recurrent elements in the courses. The group work aims to develop skills that can only be trained through interaction and the sharing of experience with others.

If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.
  • Objectives 1-2 are examined through written individual examination.
  • Objectives 3-4 are examined in writing and orally in groups.

This is a first-cycle course. Study supervision is provided in the course room in Canvas.

Jimmy Ingemansson

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2021 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Henriksson, O., & Rasmussen, M. (2018). Fysiologi med relevant anatomi. Studentlitteratur.
Wheelan, A. S. (senaste upplagan). Att skapa effektiva team: en handledning för ledare och medlemmar. Lund: Studentlitteraur

Course offered by
Department of Health, Education and Technology

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0002Written and oral presentation in groupU G#3.50MandatoryA10
0003Written individual examinationU G VG *4.00MandatoryA10

Syllabus established
by 15 May 2007

Last revised
by Head of department of Department of Health, Education and Technology 16 Feb 2021