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Radiography - imaging systems and methods 15 credits

Radiografi - bildgivande system och metoder
First cycle, M0089H
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2019 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
U G VG *
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 Entry requirements for the course corresponding to: M0085H Radiography, basic course I M0086H Radiography, basic course II M0026H Medical Science: Anatomy and Physiology in position to Radiology M0050H Radiation science and radiological modalities M0067H Radiography Nursing Interventions in position radiography with Clinical Practice M0066H Radiography Nursing Technigues in position Radiography with Clinical Practice M0029H Medical Science: Microbiology, infection control and infection disease M0070H General Pharmacology, contrast agents and pharmaceutical calculation M0088H Medical Science - in-depth studies in anatomy and pathology

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim
On completion of the course, the student should have good knowledge of imaging systems and methods within radiography, which means that the student should be able to: 
  • Describe different types of diagnostic modalities and their main fields of application
  • Describe radiation protection and safety aspects on different diagnostic modalities
  • Explain how a digital image is produced, processed and stored
  • Understand the fundamental principles of projection theory
  • Describe projections and image criteria for basic radiography examinations
  • Demonstrate the ability to understand and interpret a radiography referral
  • Describe how different exposure parameters affect the image quality

  • Diagnostic modalities within radiology
  • Projection theory
  • Digital image handling
  • Radiation protection and patient safety

The course provides students introductory lectures on the various components to attain the course objectives. Teaching is both on campus and through distance learning techniques. The students also acquire knowledge and practice fulfilment of course objectives through compulsory laboratory work/seminars. During the course students work both individually and in groups to develop their knowledge. Other teaching methods may also be used.

The content of the course components and its teaching methods are specifically tailored for the radiographer profession.

The examination takes place both individually and in groups. Alternative examination methods may be used.

This is a first-cycle course. The study guide will be available in the course room in Canvas.

Transition terms
The course is a merger of components of the courses M0069H, M0051H and M0076H.

Veronica Jönsson

Transition terms
The course M0089H is equal to M0051H

Literature. Valid from Spring 2019 Sp 4
Aspelin, P. & Pettersson, H. (rev.) (2008). Radiologi (Radiology). (1st ed.) Lund: Student literature.
Berglund, E. & Jönsson, B. (2007). Medicinsk fysik. (1st ed.) Lund: Student literature.
Bontrager, K.L. & Lampignano, J.P. (2010). Bontrager’s handbook of radiographic positioning and techniques. (7th ed.) St. Louis, Mo.: Mosby/Elsevier.
Ehrlich, R.A. & Coakes, D.M. (2013). Patient care in radiography: with an introduction to medical imaging. (8th ed.) St. Louis, Mo.: Elsevier Mosby
Hietala,S-O. & Åhlström Riklund, K.(rev.)(2013). Nuklearmedicin. (2nd ed.) Lund: Student literature.
Jacobsons, B. (2006). Medicin och teknik. (5., [rev. and reworked] ed.) Lund: Student literature.

Course offered by
Department of Health Sciences

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0001SeminarU G#3.00MandatoryA17
0002Written assignmentsU G VG *5.00MandatoryA17
0003Laboratory workU G#3.00MandatoryA17
0004Individual examinationU G VG *4.00MandatoryA17

Syllabus established
by 10 Feb 2017

Last revised
by Head of Department of Health Sciences 08 Feb 2019