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Medical Science in Emergency Care 7.5 credits

Medicinsk vetenskap inom akutsjukvård
Second cycle, M7001H
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
U G VG *
Medical Science
Subject group (SCB)

Entry requirements

Bachelor Degree in Nursing

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
On completion of the course, the student should:
  • Demonstrate advanced theoretical knowledge in topographic anatomy, physiology, cardiology and pharmacology
  • Assess, organise and initiate treatment of a seriously ill/injured individual
  • Demonstrate a professional attitude in teamwork
  • Perform and organise the treatment of a person with cardiac arrest according to CPR Council guidelines for CPR
  • Be able to describe quantitative research methods for data collection and analysis
  • Be able to describe the specialist nurse intervention in a disaster situation
  • Be able to describe and apply hospital hygienic principles within emergency care

This knowledge constitutes a basis for future nursing and placement courses and is a precondition for providing secure nursing and patient safety in future professions.

  • Topographic anatomy
  • Traumatology
  • Physiology
  • Cardiology
  • Infection control in emergency care
  • Pharmacology with pharmaceutical calculation
  • Acute infectious conditions
  • Scientific methodology
  • CPR
  • Emergency medicine

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
The contents of the course elements and the course's teaching methods are specifically tailored for the future profession as a nurse in emergency care. The teaching methods vary with individual studies, individual work or group work, lectures, practical elements and seminars. Different working methods stimulate active knowledge acquisition, group discussions and reflection. Seminars and practical elements constitute obligatory elements. As support for the individual studies the students are offered lectures via distance-spanning technology. The studies are carried out by means of detailed objectives and instructions which can be found in the study guide of the course.

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 is examined with written individual examination and seminar and/or take-home examination. Alternative examination formats may be used.

This course is given for second-cycle studies. Study supervision is provided in the university's teaching platform.

Transition terms
This course replaces HMV054

Ulrica Strömbäck

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2021 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Björk, J. (senaste upplagan). Praktisk statistik för medicin och hälsa. Stockholm: Liber.
Henricson, M. (red.) (sensate upplagan. Vetenskaplig teori och metod: från idé till examination inom
omvårdnad. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Johansson, F. (senaste upplagan). Anatomi i klartext. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Lennquist, S. (red.) (senaste upplagan). Traumatologi. Stockholm: Liber.
Lännergren, J., Westerblad, H., Ulfendahl, M. & Lundeberg, T. (senaste upplagan). Fysiologi. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Nilsson, H. & Kristiansson, T. (senaste upplagan). Katastrofmedicinsk beredskap: att leda sjukvård på ett särskilt sätt. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Norlén, P. & Lindström, E. (Red.) (senaste upplagan). Farmakologi. Stockholm: Liber.
Persson, J. & Stagmo, M. (senaste upplagan). Perssons kardiologi: hjärtsjukdomar hos vuxna. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Svenska rådet för hjärt-lungräddning (senaste upplagan). Avancerad hjärt-lungräddning till vuxen: kursbok med webbutbildning. Göteborg: Stiftelsen för HLR.

Scientific articles will be added

Course offered by
Department of Health, Education and Technology

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0005Advanced CPRU G#0.50MandatoryA09
0010Written exam CardiologyU G VG *1.00MandatoryA14
0011Seminar and/or assignment reportU G#1.50MandatoryA16
0015Written exam PhysiologyU G VG *2.50MandatoryA18
0017Written exam TraumatologyU G VG *1.00MandatoryA21
0018Written exam Topographic anatomyU G VG *1.00MandatoryA21

Syllabus established
by 15 May 2007

Last revised
by Anna Öqvist, Director of Undergraduate Studies at the Department of Health, Education and Technology 08 Jun 2021