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Thesis Radiography 15 credits

Examensarbete, Radiografi
First cycle, M0063H
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2020 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
U G VG *
Subject group (SCB)
Main field of study

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 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 The course assumes knowledge equivalent to: M0054H Radiography in position to computerised tomography with Clinical Practice M0055H Radiography in position to magnetic resonance imaging with Clinical Practice M0056H Radiography in position to interventional radiology with Clinical Practice M0083H Nuclear medicine The course requires furthermore the following passed courses: M0085H Radiography, basic course I M0086H Radiography, basic course II M0026H Medical Science: Anatomy and Physiology in position to Radiology M0050H Radiation Science and Radiological Modalities M0067HRadigraphy Nursing Interventions in position radiography with Clinical Practice M0029H Medical Science: Microbiology,infection control and infection disease M0066H Radiography Nursing techniques in position radiography with Clinical Practice M0070H General Pharmacology, Contrast Agents and Pharmaceutical Calculation M0088H Medical Science - in-depth studies in anatomy and pathology M0089H Radiography - imaging systems and methods M0057H Radiography in position to conventional radiology with Clinical Practice M0064H Scientific specialization in radiography M0074H Radiography - nursing at advanced diagnostics

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim
The student should, individually or together with another student, solve and present an assignment, planning, searching, collecting, evaluating and critically interpreting information and presenting this in a written essay. The student should demonstrate the ability to apply the knowledge and skills that have been acquired during the education by, on completion of the course, being able to:
  • Formulate a scientific issue and identify and problematize the chosen problem area in relation to radiography and in relation to the profession of radiology nursing
  • Systematically search scientific literature in electronic databases
  • Critically review and evaluate reports and scientific articles
  • Describe and demonstrate awareness of research ethics principles in relation to the chosen problem area and in a community perspective.
  • Plan, carry out, document and defend a degree project in the subject radiography and publicly discuss another written essay
  • Describe and discuss the choice of method in relation to the aim for the  degree project in radiography
  • Critically review and evaluate his/her own and others' degree projects in radiography and their disciplinary foundation regarding contents, structure and applicability considering the relationship between science and proven experience.

The main field of study, radiography, is interdisciplinary and brings knowledge from medicine, physiology, technology and nursing. The main field of study has a clear clinical orientation and has as an aim to produce the basis for diagnosis and treatment and create knowledge of the treatment methods that are found in the area of radiology. The degree project should discuss a problem/assignment in a possible future professional activity. The student can choose and, in consultation with supervisor, establish this assignment.  Proposals for assignments can also be given by teachers within the radiographer programme.
  • Planning, implementation and documentation of a scientific work.
  • Search of scientific literature in relevant databases for the subject radiography.
  • Critical review and analysis of collected data.
  • Training in and implementation of opposition and defence that is practised in compulsory seminars.

Examples of fields that one can specialize in:

  • Examination methods in radiology
  • Treatment methods in radiology
  • Method development, improvement and optimisation of examination methods
  • Radiation protection aspects for patients and staff
  • Nursing aspects

The course is carried out as an independent scientific work with compulsory supervision. The students work individually or in pairs. Regular supervision that follows the work process is an important element in the course. The supervisor is appointed by the Department. Compulsory seminars occur during the course. In all moments the focus is that the student should clarify the main academic subject and the academic basis for it, and relate the subject of the scientific work to the main academic subject and to the profession. Focus is also on the ability to use relevant academic references and to demonstrate knowledge of the relationship between science and good clinical practice.

Passed written progress reports, with seminars and oral presentation, which are assessed individually. The scientific work is examined in the form of a written report and seminars with opposition/defence, which is assessed individually. To pass the course, it is required that the all parts of the course be completed and passed. Criteria for pass and pass with distinction are stated in the study guide

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

Katarina Leijon-Sundqvist

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2020 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Backman, J. (2016). Rapporter och uppsatser. (3., [rev.] uppl.) Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Friberg, F. (red.) (2017). Dags för uppsats: vägledning för litteraturbaserade examensarbeten. (Tredje upplagan). Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Henricson, M. (red.) (2017). Vetenskaplig teori och metod: från idé till examination inom omvårdnad. (Andra upplagan). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB.
Willman, A. (red.) (2016). Evidensbaserad omvårdnad: en bro mellan forskning och klinisk verksamhet. (4., [rev.] uppl.) Lund: Studentlitteratur.

List of scientific articles can be found in the study guide

Course offered by
Department of Health, Education and Technology

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Written report including oral presentationU G VG *15.00MandatoryA11Yes

Guidelines for degree project » 
Syllabus established
by 07 Feb 2011

Last revised
by 18 Jun 2020