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Medical Science, Medicine and Surgery 7.5 Credits

Medicinsk vetenskap, Medicinska och kirurgiska sjukdomar
First cycle, M0082H
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2018 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 + Swedish upper secondary school courses Mathematics 2a/2b/2c , General Science 2, Social Studies 1b/1a1 +1a2 (specifik entry A14). Or: Swedish upper secondary school courses Mathematics B, General Science B, Social Studies A (specifik entry 16)

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: Describe aetiology, pathophysiology, diagnostics, treatment and prognosis for the most commonly occurring diseases in the course. Special focus will be given to endemic and lifestyle diseases and conditions that are especially interesting, sensitive or subject to substantial interest in society. This knowledge constitutes a basis for future placement and career-specific courses and is of importance to enable good and patient safe care in the future career as a registered nurse.

  • Diseases of the circulatory organs
  • Endocrinological diseases
  • The diseases of the respiratory organs
  • The diseases of the gastrointestinal canal
  • Pharmacology of the autonomous nervous system
  • Clinical chemistry including blood diseases
  • Pharmacological pain treatment
  • Oncology

The course is designed for a future work as a registered nurse. Learning takes place in the form of lectures, literature studies, medical simulation and laboratory sessions. In all forms of tuition, support and promotion of the student's independent acquisition of knowledge are emphasised as well as the teacher's role as a guide in this context.

The contents are examined in the form of an individual written examination and medical simulation. The written exam questions are formulated in such a way that the student's ability to apply his/her knowledge in real health care situations is tested. Alternative examination forms may occur.

This is a first-cycle course. Study supervision is provided in the course room in Canvas. Passing this course constitutes a specific entry requirement for placement courses.

Transition terms
This course replaces M0073H, M0049H.

Johanna Sundbaum

Transition terms
The course M0082H is equal to M0073H

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2016 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Bjuväng, A. (2014). Klinisk kemi och klinisk fysiologi: analyser och undersökningar. (4th.[updated] ed.) Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Grefberg, N. (ed.) (2013). Medicinboken: orsak, symtom, diagnostik, behandling. 5., [revised] ed.) Stockholm: Liber.
Järhult, J. & Offenbartl, K. (2013). Kirurgiboken: vård av patienter med kirurgiska, urologiska och ortopediska sjukdomar. (5th [revised and uppdated] ed.) Stockholm: Liber.
* Lindskog, B.I. (2008). Medicinsk terminologi. (5th., [rev.] ed.) Stockholm: Norstedts Akademiska.
* Nilbert, M. (2013). Klinisk onkologi. (1st. ed.) Lund: Studentlitteratur
* Nordeng, H., Nordeng, H. & Spigset, O. (2014). Farmakologi och läkemedelsanvändning. (2nd. ed.) Lund: Studentlitteratur.
* Norrbrink, C. (2014). Om smärta - ett fysiologiskt perspektiv. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
* Wheelan, S.A. (2013). Att skapa effektiva team: En handledning för ledare och medlemmar (2nd. ed.). Lund: Studentlitteratur.

* Literature has been used in earlier course .

Course offered by
Department of Health Sciences

0001Written exam in autonomic nervous systems pharmacology1.0TG U G VG
0002Written exam in hematology1.0TG U G VG
0003Written exam in gastrointestinal diseases1.0TG U G VG
0004Written exam in pharmacological pain treatment0.6TG U G VG
0007Written exam in endocrinology1.0TG U G VG
0008Digital examination Oncology0.5TG U G#
0011Simulation0.6TG U G#
0012Written exam in cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases1.8TG U G VG

Syllabus established
by 11 Nov 2014

Last revised
by 15 Feb 2018