Medical Science in Emergency Care 7.5 credits

Medicinsk vetenskap inom akutsjukvård
Second cycle, M7001H
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2020 Sp 1 - Present
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Syllabus established
by 15 May 2007

Last revised
by Dean of Department of Health Sciences 21 Feb 2020

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

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.

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

Åsa Engström

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2019 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Björk, J. (2011). Praktisk statistik för medicin och hälsa. (1. uppl.) Stockholm: Liber.
Dahlström, U., Nyström, F. & Jonasson, L. (red.) (2010). Kardiovaskulär medicin. (1. uppl.) Stockholm: Liber.
Feneis, H. & Dauber, W. (2006 eller senare). Anatomisk bildordbok. 5., utökade uppl. Stockholm: Liber.


Netter, F. H. (2006 eller senare). Atlas of human anatomy. 6. ed. Edinburgh: Elsevier Saunders.
Lennquist, S. (red.) (2017). Traumatologi. 2. uppl. Stockholm: Liber.
Lännergren, J., Westerblad, H., Ulfendahl, M. & Lundeberg, T. (2017). Fysiologi. (Sjätte upplagan). Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Nilsson, H. & Kristiansson, T. (2015). Katastrofmedicinsk beredskap: att leda sjukvård på ett särskilt sätt. (1. uppl.) Lund:Studentlitteratur.
Norlén, P. & Lindström, E. (Red.) (2014). Farmakologi. Stockholm: Liber.
Polit, D. F., & Beck, C. T. (2016). Nursing research: generating and assessing evidence for nursing practice. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Svenska rådet för hjärt-lungräddning (2016). Avancerad hjärt-lungräddning till vuxen: kursbok med webbutbildning. Göteborg: Stiftelsen för HLR.

Course offered by
Department of Health Sciences

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0005Advanced CPRU G#0.50MandatoryA09
0010Written exam CardiologyU G VG *1.00MandatoryA14
0011Seminar and/or assignment reportU G#1.50MandatoryA16
0013Written exam TraumatologyU G VG *1.20MandatoryA16
0015Written exam PhysiologyU G VG *2.50MandatoryA18
0016Written exam Topographic anatomyU G VG *0.80MandatoryA18