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Radiography focusing acute imaging 7.5 credits

Radiografi - med inriktning mot akut diagnostik
First cycle, M0065H
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2020 Sp 1 - Present
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Syllabus established
by 14 Mar 2012

Last revised
by 18 Jun 2020

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
U G VG *
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 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 M0054H Radiography in position to computerised tomography with Clinical Practice (0011) M0055H Radiography in position to magnetic resonance imaging with Clinical Practice (0011) M0056H Radiography in position to interventional radiology with Clinical Practice (0007) M0083H Nuclear medicine (0003)

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim
The course intends to increase the students' ability to handle situations where acutely ill/injured individuals are involved and to increase the students' knowledge and understanding of the organisation of acute healthcare and the importance of cooperation between different professions. On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
  • Evaluate an acutely ill patient and consider primary measures and be able to discuss prioritising of patients.
  • Show the ability to inform, communicate and take care of acutely ill patients and their relatives in a professional way.
  • Be able to discuss diagnostic radiology and methodology in frequently occurring acute pathologies.
  • Show the ability to carry out frequently occurring acute radiography examinations.
  • Reflect on his/her own and others' actions and identify areas of improvement in radiology.
  •  Explain according to which principles children should be taken care of in radiography examinations.
  • Take care of an apparently unresponsive individual in an appropriate way with specialization in children.
  • Carry out pharmaceutical calculation

  • Treatment of commonly occurring acute diseases and radiological examinations of these
  • Basic nursing in intensive and emergency care
  • Nursing interventions and medically indicated measures in connection with acute diseases
  • Organisation and cross-professional cooperation in emergency care, intensive care and acute radiography
  • Children in X-ray
  • Child CPR
  •  Work placement with focus on acute radiography
  • Pharmaceutical calculation

The course offers introductory lectures in the different parts to achieve the course objectives. The lectures take place on campus or via the distance-bridging technology. The course contains compulsory laboratory sessions and seminars. The students also acquire knowledge and practise to achieve the learning objectives via the work placement. Via the assessment interview, the student may practice self-evaluation and evaluation of his/her knowledge and needs of further knowledge.

The content of course elements and its teaching methods specifically geared towards radiology nursing profession.

The aims of the course and the students' professional competence are examined and assessed through the evaluation interview in the work placement but also through seminars and laboratory sessions within emergency care and acute diagnostic imaging. The more theoretical aims are examined through a digital examination. Alternative examination formats may be used. Only one re-examination/transfer is given for the course in relation to the placement. If there are special circumstances, additional retakes/transfers can be granted. Special circumstances are those stated in Regulations of the National Agency for Higher Education HSVFS 1999:1.

This is a first-cycle course and it includes work placement. Special jurisdiction means that all professional courses are to have the course grade. Requirements for special eligibility must be met no later than the exam period in study period 4, i.e., the nearest previous study period.

This course, with clinical placement are subject to Special rules regarding clinical placement according to Head of Department decision.  

The study guide will be available in the course room in Canvas.

Marice Bäckström

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2019 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Aspelin, P. & Pettersson, H. (red.) (2008). Radiologi. (1. uppl.) Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Ehrlich, R.A. & Coakes, D.M. (2016). Patient care in radiography: with an introduction to medical imaging. (9. ed.) St. Louis, Mo.: Elsevier Mosby.
Koskinen, S.K. & Blanco Sequeiros, R. (red.) (2017). Akut radiologi. (Första upplagan). Stockholm: Liber.
Lampignano, J. & Kendrick, L.E. (2017). Bontrager´s textbook of radiographic positioning and related anatomy. (9th ed.) St. Louis, Mo.: Elsevier/Mosby.
Olsen, L.A. & Hälleberg Nyman, M. (2015). Säker läkemedelsberäkning: dos, styrka, mängd. (1. utg.) Stockholm: Natur & kultur.
Svenska rådet för hjärt-lungräddning HLR-rådet (2016). S-HLR barn: kursbok. Stockholm: Svenska rådet för hjärt-lungräddning.
Wikström, J. (2012). Akutsjukvård: omvårdnad och behandling vid akut sjukdom eller skada. (2. uppl.). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB.

Course offered by
Department of Health, Education and Technology

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0003Child CPRU G#0.50MandatoryA12
0007Digital examU G VG *1.00MandatoryA14
0008Examination inU G#0.50MandatoryA14
0009Clinical practiceU G VG *4.00MandatoryA14
0011LaborationU G#0.50MandatoryA14
0013SeminarU G#1.00MandatoryA16