Medical Science Psychiatry and addiction treatment 15 credits

Medicinsk vetenskap Psykiatri och missbruksvård
First cycle, M0060H
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2019 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.

Syllabus established
by 07 Feb 2011

Last revised
by Dean of Department of Health Sciences 14 Jun 2019

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 after acquiring knowledge of psychiatric disabilities and addiction treatment be able to describe, discuss and reflect on and, in collaboration with medical expertise, plan and analyse in case of the above diseases. In addition, students should be able to describe current legislation in the area.

  • Historical account
  • Psychiatry/Forensic psychiatry
  • Addiction and addiction treatment
  • Community psychiatry
  • Diagnostics/Treatments, Psychopharmacology, Motivational Interviewing, Psychological models and psychiatric rehabilitation
  • Current legislation

In order to reach the course objectives, the student should independently, through group cooperation and with support of the literature and lectures, work according to the instructions in the study guide. The student will receive training in written presentations and group work. All examinations are compulsory.

The achieved aims are examined through written individual examination, and through group and individual assignments. The student will be passed when all modules are passed. To receive the grade pass with distinction on the full course, pass with distinction in the written individual examination is required along with pass on both take-home examinations.

The course is for first-cycle studies and is carried out at half-speed. Study supervision is provided in the course room in Canvas.

Katarina Leijon-Sundqvist

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2015 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Allgulander, C. (latest edition). Introduktion till klinisk psykiatri. Lund: Studentlitteratur.

International and national scientific articles to be added

Course offered by
Department of Health Sciences

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Digital individual examination in psychiatryU G VG *5.00MandatoryS12
0003Take-home examination in group addiction treatmentU G#5.00MandatoryS12
0004Individual take-home examiantion in rules and regulationsU G#5.00MandatoryA12