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Medical Science extended cardiology 15 Credits

Medicinsk vetenskap kardiologi fördjupningskurs
First cycle, M0072H
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2016 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
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 Registred Nurse, registred Radiology nurse, registred Physical therapist, registred Occupational therapist or comparable education in health care and Medical science: Cardiology 15 ects ( e.g M0020H).

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 thoroughly describe the anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system
  • Be able to describe cardiological pharmacology
  • Be able to describe advanced disease theory and diagnostics within cardiology
  • Be able to reflect on ethical considerations within cardiology
  • Be able to interpret ECG
  • Be able to describe common congenital heart defects in adults

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Advanced disease theory, e.g. diagnostics and treatment of valve defects
  • Pharmacology
  • Advanced ECG interpretation
  • Brief overview of current physiological, radiological and nuclear medical diagnostic methods within cardiology
  • Ethical considerations in cardiological healthcare.
  • Acid-base homeostasis
  • Congenital heart defects - specialisation in adults
  • Evidence-based medicine

The course is carried out as flexible learning by distance. The course is completely web-based. The teaching is given as individual literature studies with support from lectures, seminars, study assignments and an advanced assignment. A scientific and evidence-based view permeates the course. The course contains compulsory modules.

Written examination, study assignment and seminar advanced assignment. Alternative examination forms may be used.Criteria for pass and pass with distinction are stated in the study guide.

A requirement for carrying out the course is an Internet connection. A computer with headset, microphone and web camera is needed. Study supervision is provided in the university's learning management system.

Ulrica Strömbäck

Literature. Valid from Spring 2016 Sp 3 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Hatchett, R. & Thompson, D.R. (eds.) (2007). Cardiac nursing: a comprehensive guide. (2nd., [rev.] ed.) Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.
Jonson, B. & Wollmer, P. (eds.) (2011). Klinisk fysiologi: med nuklearmedicin och klinisk neurofysiologi. (3rd., [rev.] ed.) Stockholm: Liber.
Levick, J.R. (2010). An introduction to cardiovascular physiology. (5th. ed.) London: Hodder Arnold.
Lind, Y. & Lind, L. (2010). EKG-boken, bok med eLabb. Stockholm: Liber.
Persson, J. & Stagmo, M. (2008). Perssons kardiologi: hjärtsjukdomar hos vuxna. (6th., updated ed.) Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Wallentin, L. & Lindahl, B. (eds.) (2010). Akut kranskärlssjukdom. (4th. ed.) Stockholm: Liber.
Willman, A., Stoltz, P. & Bahtsevani, C. (2011). Evidensbaserad omvårdnad: en bro mellan forskning & klinisk verksamhet. (3rd., [rev.] ed.) Lund: Studentlitteratur.

Scientific articles to be added

Course offered by
Department of Health Sciences

0001Digital examination6.0U G VG
0006Assignment report in cardiovascular physiology2.5U G VG
0007Assignment report Evidence based medicine including seminar4.5U G VG
0008Assignment report ECG2.0U G VG

Syllabus established
by 21 Jun 2012

Last revised
by 15 Feb 2016