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Medical Science Pathophysiology II in position to occupational therapy 7.5 credits

Medicinsk vetenskap: Sjukdomslära med inriktning mot arbetsterapi 2
First cycle, M0038H
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 2 - Present
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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 and Basic anatomy and physiology (M0031H)

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
  • describe aetiology, epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnostics, treatment, complications and prognosis in commonly occurring neurological, psychiatric, geriatric and child neurological conditions
  • give an account of brain structures and functions, perception and memory functions
  • describe the significance of age and gender for illness and treatment
  • place his knowledge in a larger social context and medical public health perspective in order to be able to participate in health promotion work
  • apply basic hygiene procedures in his/her professional role
  • evaluate his/her knowledge and need for knowledge development in respective areas
This knowledge constitutes a basis for coming courses and is a precondition for working as occupational therapist.

  • Neurology
  • Neuropsychology
  • Psychiatry
  • Geriatric medicine
  • Child neurology
  • Hospital hygiene

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
Tuition methods vary with self-study, individual or group work and lectures. As support for individual studies, the student is offered lectures and resource time via distance-bridging technology in LTU's LMS-system Canvas. The studies are carried out by means of detailed objectives and instructions as presented in the study guide. Seminars and laboratory sessions are compulsory.

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.
The learning outcomes are examined according to the set of tests below. Examinations test knowledge relevant to the future profession. At seminars, the student should demonstrate his/her ability to apply theoretical knowledge of diseases in realistic health care situations. Alternative examination forms may be used.

This is a first-cycle course. Study supervision is provided in the course room in Canvas. Passing this course constitutes specific entry requirements for placement courses.

Transition terms
This course replaces M0004H

Cecilia Björklund

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2021 Sp 2 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Allgulander, C. (2019). Klinisk psykiatri. (4. uppl.) Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Dehlin, O. & Rundgren, Å. (2014). Geriatrik. (3., rev. och uppdaterade uppl.) Lund: Studentlitteratur.
* Ericson, T. & Lind, M. (red.) (2020). Medicinska sjukdomar. (Femte upplagan). Lund:Studentlitteratur. Eller senaste upplagan.
Lagerkvist, B. & Lindgren, C. (red.) (2012). Barn med funktionsnedsättning. (1. uppl.) Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Nyman, H. & Bartfai, A. (red.) (2014). Klinisk neuropsykologi. (2., [rev. och utök.] uppl.) Lund: Studentlitteratur.

Articles and reports to be added .
* Literature has been used in earlier courses

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Course offered by
Department of Health, Education and Technology

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Written examination in neurologyU G VG *2.00MandatoryA08
0006Laboratory session in hospital hygieneU G#0.50MandatoryA08
0013Seminar in geriatricsU G#1.00MandatoryA10
0015Seminar in psychiatryU G#1.50MandatoryA12
0016Written examination in neuropsychologyU G VG *1.50MandatoryA14
0017Written examination in child neurologyU G VG *1.00MandatoryA14

Syllabus established
by 17 Dec 2007

Last revised
by Anna Öqvist, Director of Undergraduate Studies at the Department of Health, Education and Technology 10 Aug 2021