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Basic anatomy and physiology for the musculoskeletal system 7.5 credits

Grundläggande anatomi och fysiologi för rörelseapparaten
First cycle, M0105H
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 2 - 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

More information about English language requirements


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

Course Aim
  • Account for anatomical terms and nomenclature
  • Reflect on how the different organ systems interact and affect each other during rest and activity
  • Conduct a rudimentary analysis of movement and understand and apply functioning anatomy
  • Evaluate other individual projects and evaluate the quality of the work on anatomical structures

  • The anatomy and physiology of the movement organs, especially the construction and function of the skeletal muscles, and the interaction with other organ systems.
  • Functional anatomy
  • Swedish and Latin nomenclature

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
Lessons are conducted by individual remote study of literature, 3D anatomy programs, laboratory work on the musculoskeletal system and compulsory seminars. The lessons include reflection, evaluating others’ progress and giving each other feedback.

Lessons take place through the web based learning platform Canvas and the seminars are broadcasted by ZOOM.

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.
Examination of Objective 1 takes place through compulsory quizzes and graded seminars (module 2). Objective 2 is examined through a written take-home exam (module 4). Objective 3 is presented through a video recording (module 3). Objective 4 is conducted through written reflections on each other’s work from the video recording (module 3). Criteria for grades G and VG are described on Canvas.

The course is given at an firs-cycle level. Tutoring is available in the course room in Canvas.

Anitha Risberg

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2021 Sp 2 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Henriksson, O., & Rasmussen, M. (2018) Fysiologi med relevant anatomi. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Wirhed, R. (2019). Anatomi med rörelselära och styrketräning. Bjursås: Harpoon publications AB.

Bojsen-Möller, F (2000 eller senare). Rörelseapparatens anatomi. Liber, Stockholm.

Course offered by
Department of Health, Education and Technology

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0002Oral seminars and written assignmentsU G#3.50MandatoryA20
0003Video recordingU G VG1.00MandatoryA21
0004Written individual examinationU G VG3.00MandatoryA21

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

Last revised
by Anna Öqvist, Director of Undergraduate Studies at the Department of Health, Education and Technology 10 Aug 2021