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Radiography in-depth studies in anatomy, projectional radiography with applications 7.5 Credits

Radiografi - fördjupad anatomi, projektionslära och tillämpningar
First cycle, M0069H
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2016 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
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 furthermore assumes the following completed courses: M0070H/M0052H General Pharmacology, Contrast Agents and Pharmaceutical Calculation M0066H/O0051H Radiography Nursing techniques in position radiography with Clinical Practice M0067H/O0050H Radigraphy Nursing Interventions in position radiography with Clinical Practice M0029H Medical Science: Microbiology, Infection Control and Infection Disease M0026H Medical Science: Anatomy and Physiology in position to Radiology O0047H Nursing: Health M0050H Radiation Science and Radiological Modalities O0055H Fundamental Principles in Nursing

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim
After completing the course, students must have good anatomical knowledge and be able to carry out simple radiography examinations in a patient safely, which means that students will be able to:
  • Demonstrate the ability to understand and interpret a radiography referral and provide clinical information to the patient in connection with imaging
  • Describe projections and image characteristics for simple conventional radiography examinations
  • Describe how different exposure parameters influence the image quality
  • Apply basic radiation protection in a clinical environment
  • Describe the topographic anatomy of the body
  • Describe the anatomic planes of the body, body movements, directions and positions of the body
  • Collaborate in practical sessions and reflect on his/her abilities and skills

  • Referral management
  • Projection theory and image criteria
  • The effect on the image quality of exposure parameters
  • Supervised laboratory sessions regarding radiography examinations
  • Radiation protection
  • Topographic and advanced anatomy in relation to examination technique
  • The anatomic planes of the body, body movements, directions and positions of the body

This course offers students introductory lectures in the different parts to reach the course objectives. The lectures take place on campus or via distance-bridging technology. During the course, the students work individually and in groups to develop their knowledge through laboratory sessions with x-ray tubes and x-ray images. This results in a manual where the students present mechanical parameters, criteria for the images, how the projections are taken, location of the patient and radiation protection. The skills are practiced and examined through patient cases. The course contains compulsory laboratory sessions and seminars. The content of course elements and its teaching methods specifically geared towards radiology nursing profession.

Written individual examination including advanced anatomy, terms and concepts. The skills are examined and assessed through laboratory sessions, written assignments and seminar. Alternative examination formats may be used.

This is a first-cycle course. The study guide will be available in the course room in Canvas. This course must be passed before you can be admitted to semester six, course M0063H. All examination parts must be finished at the latest in connection with the re-examination period in study period 4, i.e. the nearest previous study period.

Transition terms
The course M0069H is equal to O0068H

Sara Larsson

Transition terms
The course M0069H is equal to O0068H

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2015 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Aspelin, P. & Pettersson, H. (eds.) (2008). Radiologi. (1st. ed.) Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Bontrager, K.L. & Lampignano, J.P. (2014). Textbook of radiographic positioning and related anatomy. (8th ed.) St. Louis, Mo.: Elsevier/Mosby.
Ehrlich, R.A. & Coakes, D.M. (2013). Patient care in radiography: with an introduction to medical imaging. (8. ed.) St. Louis, Mo.: Elsevier Mosby.
Lindskog, B.I. & Andrén-Sandberg, Å. (2008). Medicinsk terminologi. (5th., [rev.] ed.) Stockholm: Norstedts Akademiska.
Sand, O. (2007). Människokroppen: fysiologi och anatomi. (2nd. ed.) Stockholm: Liber.
Vigué, J. & Martín Orte, E. (2012). Atlas över människokroppen. (2nd. ed.) Stockholm: Liber.

Reference literature may be added and is stated in the study guide

Course offered by
Department of Health Sciences

0002Laborations1.5U G#
0003Written exam3.0U G VG
0005Assignment report1.5U G#
0006Seminar1.5U G#

Syllabus established
by 14 Mar 2012

Last revised
by 15 Feb 2016