Medical Science: Patophysiology in position to Radiology 7.5 Credits

Medicinsk vetenskap: Sjukdomslära inriktning radiologi
First cycle, M0028H
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2016 Sp 1 - Present
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Syllabus established
by 15 May 2007

Last revised
by 15 Feb 2016

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 1-165 credits.

Course Aim
The aim is that, on completion of the course, the student should have advanced knowledge of various commonly occurring diseases in a radiology department which are important for the professional practice of the radiographers. To let the student obtain a holistic perspective of each disease, he/she should, on completion of the course, be able to:
  • Describe aetiology, pathophysiology, diagnostics, care, treatment and prognosis for the most frequently occurring internal medicine and surgical diseases that the radiology nurse meets in the exercise of the profession
  • Explain, interpret and evaluate the common medical and surgical diseases that a radiographers often come across
  • Evaluate the severity, i.e. how acute or chronic a condition is, guided by frequently occurring symptoms such as abdominal pain, chest pain, neurological and psychiatric symptoms, respiratory distress and constitutional symptoms.
  • Discuss various alternative diagnoses, differential diagnoses in a patient with a given symptomatology
  • Recognise different critical conditions that can affect the patient and take measures within the area of responsibility of the radiographer

The general aim of the course is that the student should learn about commonly occurring diseases in a radiology department. The student should also learn to recognise different critical conditions that can affect the patient and take measures based on the area of responsibility of the radiology nurse. Disease types included in the course are:
  • Heart-diseases
  • Lung diseases
  • Neurological and psychiatric diseases
  • Acute and chronic abdominal and kidney diseases
  • Vascular disorders
  • Orthopaedic diseases
  • Endocrinological diseases
  • Diseases of the blood or lymphatic system
  • Oncology

During the course, the students work to develop their theoretical knowledge of diseases that are frequently occurring in a radiology department. In this course lectures are offered that introduce and explain parts of the course content and underpin the students' literature studies. Simulations train the students' ability to meet patients, evaluate symptoms and take the measures required based on the severity of the patient's condition.

The course is examined through a digital take-home examination in oncology, hematology and nephrology with grades pass/pass with distinction. Other parts of the course are examined in a written examination with grades pass/pass with distinction. A pass grade in the entire course furthermore requires attendance and active participation in a seminar where commonly occurring diseases and their differential diagnoses are discussed. Alternative examination formats may be used.

This course is given for first-cycle studies Completed course implies that the student has participated in the examinations of the course. Absence from compulsory sections should be made up for after discussion with the responsible teacher. This course is part of the first-cycle programme in pathology and constitutes a basis for further studies in radiology. Study supervision is provided in the course room in Canvas.

Transition terms
This course replaces HMV026

Johanna Sundbaum

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2015 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Andersson, R., Jeppsson, B. & Rydholm, A. (eds.) (2012). Kirurgiska sjukdomar. (2nd., [rev. and updated] ed.) Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Ericson, E. & Ericson, T. (2012). Medicinska sjukdomar: patofysiologi, omvårdnad, behandling. (4th., rev. and ext. ed.) Lund: Studentlitteratur

Course offered by
Department of Health Sciences

0005Written examination6.5U G VG
0006Seminar0.5U G#
0007Digital examination0.5U G VG