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Medical Science Anatomy with specialization towards Physioterapy 7.5 credits

Medicinsk vetenskap Anatomi inriktning fysioterapi
First cycle, M0112H
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2023 Sp 3 - 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 Sport and Health 1, 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
Knowledge and understanding

Upon completion of the course, the student shall be able to 
1.  Explain the significance of different tissues for the construction and function of the body
2.  Account for the musculoskeletal system’s anatomy
3.  Account for neuroanatomy
4.  Describe the anatomy of the circulatory, respiratory, and abdominal organs
5.  Describe the non-specific and specific immune system and different types of pathogens
6.  Explain the inflammatory reaction

Competence and skills

Upon completion of the course, the student shall be able to:
7.   Using medical terminology
8.   Perform palpation to locate and define anatomical structures
9. Apply basic hygiene routines

  • Anatomy of abdominal organs
  • Cell biology and histology
  • Anatomy of circulatory organs
  • Immunology
  • Medical terminology
  • Microbiology
  • Neuroanatomy
  • Anatomy of respiratory organs
  • Anatomy of the musculoskeletal system
  • Infection control

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 study of literature and study materials, lectures, and participation in group and laboratory work. The lessons include reflection, evaluating others’ progress and giving each other feedback.

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.
Outcome 1 is assessed through a written assignment (module 0008) and a written examination (modules 0002, 0003 and 0007)
Outcomes 5 and 6 are assessed through assignments (module 0008)
Outcome 3 is assessed by a written assignment (module 0002)
Outcome 4 is assessed by a written assignment (module 0003)
Outcomes 2 and 7 are assessed through a digital written examination (module 0007)
Outcomes 2, 7 and 8 are assessed through a practical examination (module 0004)
Outcome 9 is assessed by a written assignment and a practical assignment (module 0006)

Transition terms
The course M0112H corresponds to parts of courses M0077H and M0080H

Katarina Mikaelsson

Transition terms
The course M0112H is equal to M0080H

Literature. Valid from Spring 2023 Sp 3
Biel A. (2019). Trail guide to the body. A hands-on guide to locating muscles, bones and more 6th. ISBN-10 0998785067
Aldskogius H Den friska människan, ISBN:978-91-47-10569-4

Course offered by
Department of Health, Education and Technology

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0002Written examination in neuroanatomyU G VG1.00MandatoryA21
0003Written examination in organ anatomyU G VG1.00MandatoryA21
0004Practical examination in anatomyU G#1.00MandatoryA21
0006Written and practical examination care hygieneU G#1.00MandatoryA21
0007Digital written examination musculoskeletal system anatomyU G VG3.00MandatoryA22
0008Written assignment cell and tissueU G#0.50MandatoryA22

Syllabus established
by Head of department of Department of Health, Education and Technology 17 Feb 2021

Last revised
by Anna Öqvist, Director of Undergraduate Studies at the Department of Health, Education and Technology 16 Jun 2022