Medical Science Pathophysiology I in position to physiotherapy 7.5 credits

Medicinsk vetenskap Sjukdomslära med inriktning mot fysioterapi I
First cycle, M0078H
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2020 Sp 3 - Present
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Syllabus established
by 29 Jun 2014

Last revised
by 30 Oct 2019

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 and Basic knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology (M0024H/M0080H, M0025H/M0077H)

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:
  • Give an account of etiology, epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnostics, treatment, complications and prognosis in commonly occurring internal medicine, surgical  (including oncology)and orthopaedic diseases.
  • Describe the significance of age and gender for illness and treatment
  • Place his knowledge in a larger social context and medical public health perspective in order to be able to participate in health promotion work
  • Carry out and apply basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation and use a semi-automatic defibrillator.
  • The value of his knowledge and the need for skills development in respective areas

This knowledge provides a basis for future courses and is a prerequisite for being able to work as a physiotherapist.

  • General surgery
  • Endocrinology
  • Pharmacological pain treatment
  • Gynaecology
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation(CPR)
  • Internal medicine diseases
  • Lung diseases
  • Orthopaedics and hand surgery
  • Rheumatic diseases

Tuition methods vary with self-study, individual or group work and lectures. The studies are carried out by means of detailed aims and instructions as presented in the study guide. As a support for self-study, materials and a discussion forum are provided through LTU's LMS system, Canvas. Seminars and laboratory sessions are compulsory.

The learning outcomes are examined according to the test set below. Examinations test knowledge relevant to the future profession. At seminars, the student should demonstrate his/her ability to apply a theoretical knowledge of diseases in realistic health care situations. Alternative examination forms may occur.

This is a first-cycle course. Study supervision is provided in the course room in Canvas. A pass in this course is a prerequisite for Work Placement.

Transition terms
The course is equal to M0035H.

Johanna Sundbaum

Transition terms
The course M0078H is equal to M0035H

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2019 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
*Ericson, E. & Ericson, T. (2012). Medicinska sjukdomar: patofysiologi, omvårdnad, behandling. (4., rev. och utök. uppl.) Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Lindén, B., Hagstedt, B. & Khalid, M. (2011). Ortopedi i primärvård. (5., [utök.] uppl.) Lund: Studentlitteratur. Eller annan likvärdig litteratur
Andersson, R., Jeppson, & Rydholm, A. (red.)(2012). Kirurgiska sjukdomar. (2., [rev. och uppdaterad] uppl.) Lund: Studentlitteratur. Eller annan likvärdig litteratur.

Articles and reports will be added

* Literature which is used in several courses

Course offered by
Department of Health Sciences

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Written examination in Orthopaedics and Hand SurgeryU G VG *2.50MandatoryA14
0003Practical examination in CPRU G#0.50MandatoryA14
0004Seminar in cardiovascular disorders and endocrinologyU G#1.50MandatoryA14
0007Written examination in medical and surgical diseasesU G VG *2.00MandatoryA15
0008Seminar in Respiratory MedicineU G#0.50MandatoryA15
0009Seminar in RheumatologyU G#0.50MandatoryA15