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Medical Science: Anatomy and Physiology in position to Radiology 7.5 Credits

Medicinsk vetenskap Anatomi och Fysiologi inriktning radiologi
First cycle, M0026H
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2017 Sp 1 - 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
This course is a first-cycle course in anatomy and physiology and constitutes a basis for further studies in radiology. After the course, the student should be able to:
  • Describe the normal structure and function of the human body
  • Identify and name anatomic structures with medical terms
  • Explain basic physiological processes
  • Measure blood pressure via palpation, auscultation and digital methods.
  • Adequately take care of an apparently unresponsive individual

  • Basic anatomy
  • Basic physiological processes
  • The cell
  • Tissues
  • Skin
  • The sensory organs
  • Bones and muscles
  • Gastrointestinal tract and metabolism
  • Neuroanatomy
  • Heart, lungs and blood circulation
  • Kidneys, urinary tract and genitalia

The course offers students introducing and inspiring lectures in the diverse sections in order to reach course's objectives. The literature studies are supported by reading instructions and lectures that partly take place on campus, via the distance-bridging technology Adobe Connect and recorded lectures in Canvas. Basic physiology and anatomy are trained and examined through compulsory laboratory sessions in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, pulse and blood pressure measurement, dissection and palpation exercises with intention to offer a confident and patient safe care.

The practical parts of the course are examined through laboratory sessions. The theoretical sections are examined through written examination. Passing the course requires passing all examination parts. Examination formats may vary.

This is a first-cycle course. Study supervision is in the course room in Canvas. "This course must be passed before you can be admitted to the course M0057H. All examination parts must be finished at the latest in connection with the re-examination period in study period 4, i.e. the nearest previous study period.”

Johan Kruse

Literature. Valid from Spring 2016 Sp 3 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Lindskog, B. I. (2008 and later). Medicinsk terminologi. (5., [rev.] ed.) Stockholm: Norstedts Akademiska
Lundh, B. & Malmquist, J. (2009 and later). Medicinska ord: det medicinska språket : begrepp, definitioner, termer. (5., [rev. och ext.] ed.) Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Sand, O. (2007and later). Människokroppen: fysiologi och anatomi. (2nd ed.) Stockholm: Liber.
Vigué, J. & Martín Orte, E. (2006 and later). Atlas över människokroppen. (1st ed.) Stockholm: Liber.

Reference literature may be added and is stated in the study guide.

Course offered by
Department of Health Sciences

0008Practice exercise in blood-pressure and puls0.5U G#
0009Practice exercise in basic cardio pulmonary rescue CPR0.5U G#
0010Practice exercise in palpation0.5U G#
0011Practice exercise in dissection0.5U G#
0013Written exam3.5U G VG
0014Digital examination1.0U G#
0016Written exam (part of examination)1.0U G VG

Syllabus established
by 15 May 2007

Last revised
by 10 Feb 2017