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Medical Science Anatomy/Physiology II in position to Physiotherapy 7.5 credits

Medicinsk vetenskap Anatomi/Fysiologi II med inriktning mot fysioterapi
First cycle, M0077H
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2020 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.

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 + Swedish upper secondary school courses Sport and Health 1, Mathematics 2a/2b/2c , General Science 2, Social Studies 1b/1a1+1a2 (specifik entry A15). Or: Swedish upper secondary school courses Sport and health A, Mathematics B, General Science B, Social Studies A (specifik entry 17)

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on final school grades or Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test.

Course Aim
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
  1. Describe how the different organ systems work together
  2. Describe the anatomy of the skeletal muscle and physiology
  3. Describe physiological pain mechanisms and discuss their relation to physical activity
  4. Describe the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory organs and the circulatory organs and describe their importance to human activity
  5. Describe for normal work-related physiological functions and nutritional requirements and discuss how they relate to different levels of physical workload
  6. Describe physiological differences at different ages and between men and women, and discuss physiological changes during their lifespan
  7. Describe the anatomy of the internal organs and nutrition
  8. Assess their own knowledge and identify his or her need for knowledge development
The acquired knowledge constitutes a basis for future courses in physiotherapy education

  • Muscle physiology
  • Pain physiology
  • Respiratory organs
  • Circulation organs, including the lymphatic system and immunology
  • Exercise physiology
  • The anatomy and physiology of the internal organs:
    - The gastrointestinal canal, liver
    - Kidneys, adrenal glands, spleen and urinary tract
    - Nutritional physiology

The instruction is given in the form of literature and hand-outs, lectures, group work and laboratory sessions. Dissection of a pig’s heart Laboratory exercises are compulsory components

The goals for the course are to be examined through practical exercises, seminars and written individual examination. Examinations request a demonstration of knowledge of the future profession as a physiotherapist . There may be alternative examination forms.

The course is given for first-cycle studies. Study Guide can be found in the virtual classroom in Canvas. A pass in this course is required for specific entry requirements for Work Placemen

Transition terms
The course replaces M0025H.

Johanna Sundbaum

Transition terms
The course M0077H is equal to M0025H

Literature. Valid from Spring 2020 Sp 4 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Abrahamsson, Andersson & Nilsson (red)..(2013). Näringslära för högskolan. Liber AB.
Bojsen-Möller, F (2000 eller senare). Rörelseapparatens anatomi. Liber, Stockholm.
Feneis, H. (2006 eller senare). Anatomisk bildordbok (5:e uppl). Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell, Medicin Liber
Lännergren, J., Westerblad, H., Ulfendahl, M. & Lundeberg, T. (2012). Fysiologi. (5., [rev.] uppl.) Lund: Studentlitteratur.

Course offered by
Department of Health, Education and Technology

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Written examination muscle physiologyU G VG *1.00MandatoryA14
0002Written examination in pain physiologyU G VG *1.00MandatoryA14
0005Seminar in nutrition and exercise physiologyU G#2.00MandatoryA14
0008Written exam circulation, respiration and abdominal organsU G VG *2.50MandatoryA17
0009Laboration pulse, blood pressure, palpationU G#1.00MandatoryA18

Syllabus established
by 29 Jun 2014

Last revised
by 18 Jun 2020