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Radiography, Science and research methods I 7.5 credits

Radiografi, vetenskaplig teori och metod I
First cycle, M0102H
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2020 Sp 2 - Present
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Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
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 M0085H Radiografi, grundkurs I M0026H Medicinsk vetenskap Anatomi och fysiologi inriktning radiologi M0096H Sjukdomslära I inriktning radiografi M0097H Radiografi II

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim

After having completed the course the student will be able to:

  • Describe the research process.
  • Describe the relationship between research questions and scientific method.
  • Be able to exemplify what characterises a scientific text.
  • Identify a scientific issue within radiography in relation to qualitative and quantitative study design.
  • Apply the principles of academic writing with regard to language, rules of writing and managing references.
  • Describe the principles of research ethics and critically reflect on their importance.
  • Evaluate and assess the quality of research studies.
  • Conduct a systematic literature review.
  • Identify and evaluate own needs for further knowledge in order to enable development of own scientific skills.

  • Research process
  • Quantitative method
  • Statistics
  • Qualitative method
  • Quality review
  • Research ethics
  • Academic writing
  • Literature review


The components of the course are implemented using integrated working methods that support student understanding, deep learning and independence, which takes place through knowledge search, problem solving and critical reflection based on the learning outcomes for the course. Student learning is supported by lectures, self-directed studies, individual and group assignments and seminars.

Participation in and execution of laboratory work, seminars and study assignments is compulsory.


A three-grade rating scale is used as a grading scale; Pass (with distinction), Pass or Fail. The learning outcomes for the course will be examined with a written report, exam and seminar. Alternative forms of examination may be available. Achieving a Pass for the full course requires a Pass grade for all parts of the course and the completion of all compulsory components.


A Pass grade for this course constitutes a special entry requirement for admission to the course, Radiography specialising 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.

Ulrica Strömbäck

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2020 Sp 2 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Backman, J. (2016). Rapporter och uppsatser. (3., [rev.] uppl.) Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Ejlertsson, G. (2019). Statistik för hälsovetenskaperna. (Tredje upplagan). Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Friberg, F. (red.) (2017). Dags för uppsats: vägledning för litteraturbaserade examensarbeten. (Tredje upplagan). Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Henricson, M. (red.) (2017). Vetenskaplig teori och metod: från idé till examination inom omvårdnad. (Andra upplagan). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB.
Statens beredning för medicinsk och social utvärdering [Elektronisk resurs]. Utvärdering av metoder i hälso- och sjukvården: en handbok. Stockholm: Statens beredning för medicinsk utvärdering (SBU). Hämtad från
Willman, A. (red.) (2016). Evidensbaserad omvårdnad: en bro mellan forskning och klinisk verksamhet. (4., [rev.] uppl.) Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Örnberg, G., & Eklund, A. K. (2008). Yrkesetisk kod för röntgensjuksköterskor. Vårdförbundet och Svensk förening för röntgensjuksköterskor. (Finns att hämta elektroniskt)

Scientific articles will be added

Course offered by
Department of Health, Education and Technology

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Assignment reportsU G VG2.50MandatoryA20
0002SeminarU G#2.50MandatoryA20
0003Written examU G VG2.50MandatoryA20

Syllabus established
by Dean of Department of Health Sciences 21 Feb 2020

Last revised
by 19 Aug 2020