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Medical Science Pathophysiology II in position to physiotherapy 7.5 credits

Medicinsk vetenskap Sjukdomslära med inriktning mot fysioterapi II
First cycle, M0079H
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2020 Sp 2 - Present
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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 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 neurological, psychiatric, geriatric and child neurological conditions
  • Give an account of brain structures and functions, perception and memory functions
  • 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
  • Apply basic hygiene procedures in his/her professional practice
  • 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.

  • Neurology
  • Neuropsychology
  • Psychiatry
  • Geriatric medicine
  • Child neurology
  • Hospital hygiene

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 M0079H is equal to M0036H.

Johanna Sundbaum

Transition terms
The course M0079H is equal to M0036H

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2020 Sp 2 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Allgulander, C. (2019). Klinisk psykiatri. (4. uppl.) Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Dehlin, O. & Rundgren, Å. (2014). Geriatrik. (3., rev. och uppdaterade uppl.) Lund: Studentlitteratur.
* Ericson, E. & Ericson, T. (2012). Medicinska sjukdomar: patofysiologi, omvårdnad, behandling. (4., rev. och utök. uppl.) Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Lagerkvist, B. & Lindgren, C. (red.) (2012). Barn med funktionsnedsättning. (1. uppl.) Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Nyman, H. & Bartfai, A. (red.) (2014). Klinisk neuropsykologi. (2., [rev. och utök.] uppl.) Lund: Studentlitteratur.

Articles and reports will be added.
*The literature has been used in previous courses.

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Course offered by
Department of Health, Education and Technology

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Written examination in neurologyU G VG *2.00MandatoryA14
0002Written examination in neuropsychologyU G VG *1.00MandatoryA14
0003Written examination in child neurologyU G VG *1.50MandatoryA14
0004Seminar in geriatricsU G#1.00MandatoryA14
0005Seminar in psychiatryU G#1.50MandatoryA14
0006Laboratory session in hospital hygieneU G#0.50MandatoryA14

Syllabus established
by 29 Jun 2014

Last revised
by 19 Aug 2020