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Clinical pathology I specialisation radiography 7.5 credits

Sjukdomslära I inriktning radiografi
First cycle, M0096H
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2023 Sp 3 - 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
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 or 2b or 2c, General Science 2, Social Studies 1b or 1a1+1a2.

More information about English language requirements


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

Course Aim
After having completed the course the student will be able to:
  • Explain basic immunology and microbiology.
  • Be familiar with activities for care hygiene and infection protection.
  • Apply basic hygiene practices.
  • Describe care-related infections and socially-spread infectious diseases of significance to the profession of radiology nurse.
  • Reflect on the risks to patients with impaired immune systems in order to be able to provide safe care.
  • Explain the significance of intersectional factors and the environment to individual health/illness.
  • Explain underlying aetiology, pathophysiology and symptoms of disease throughout the entire life span.
  • Describe the investigation and treatment of patients with suspected different diseases.
  • Identify differential diagnoses in relation to medical imaging diagnostics.

  • Basic microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Population health
  • Hygienic approaches to care in which basic hygiene practices, microbiological purity and waste management are included
  • Contagion, infection transmission and methods for preventing care-related infections
  • Infectious diseases
  • Pulmonary diseases
  • Orthopaedics
  • Rheumatology
  • Clinical assessment
  • Overview of imaging diagnostics linked to different diseases

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
Teaching and learning take place through self-directed studies, study assignments, group discussions, laboratory work, simulations and seminars. Lectures are held within selected parts of the course. Participation in laboratory work and seminars is compulsory.

If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.
The course learning outcomes will be examined and assessed through individual and group assignments submitted, seminars and the examination. Achieving a Pass for the full course requires a Pass grade for all parts of the course and that all compulsory components have been completed. The course content and form of tuition are specifically targeted at the radiology nurse profession.

This course must be passed before you can be admitted to the course Radiography with specialisation in conventional x-ray.

Transition terms
The programme syllabus applies from the spring semester 2020 for those students who are then admitted to the programme. The course coordinator and subject manager will approve  individual study plans for students who have been admitted to the previous programme syllabus and to resume studies after approved leave from studies in accordance with the current programme syllabus.

If a course is no longer provided or has undergone major changes, the students will be offered two opportunities for examination during the first year after the change has taken place and then once a year for another 2 years based on the official course syllabus that applied at registration.  

Course M0096H is equivalent to course M0086H.

Johan Kruse

Transition terms
The course M0096H is equal to M0086H

Literature. Valid from Spring 2022 Sp 4 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Andersson, R., Rogmark, C. & Regnér, S. (red.) (senaste upplaga). Kirurgiska sjukdomar. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Aspelin, P. & Pettersson, H. (Senaste uppl.). Radiologi. Lund: Studentlitteratur
Ericson, E., & Ericson, T. (Senaste uppl.). Klinisk mikrobiologi: infektioner, immunologi,
vårdhygien. Stockholm: Liber.
Ericson, E. & Ericson, T. (senaste upplaga). Medicinska sjukdomar: patofysiologi, omvårdnad, behandling. Lund: Studentlitteratur
Lindskog, B.I. (Senaste uppl.). Medicinsk terminologi. (5., [rev.] uppl.) Stockholm: Norstedts Akademiska

Course offered by
Department of Health, Education and Technology

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Infection control examinationU G#1.50MandatoryS20
0003SimulationU G#0.50MandatoryS20
0004Diagnostic imaging seminarU G#0.50MandatoryS20
0005Public health seminarU G#0.50MandatoryS20
0007Clinical Pathology examinationU G VG4.50MandatoryA20

Syllabus established
by Dean of Department of Health Sciences 14 Jun 2019

Last revised
by Anna Öqvist, Director of Undergraduate Studies at the Department of Health, Education and Technology 28 Dec 2021