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Medical Science: Cardiology 15 credits

Medicinsk vetenskap: Kardiologi
Second cycle, M7013H
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2020 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
Medical Science
Subject group (SCB)

Entry requirements


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The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim

After successfully completing the course, the student will have deepened their knowledge of cardiovascular diseases and be able to reflect on evidence and current research in the subject, and be able to show how it should be applied in clinical work.

  • Physiology of the circulatory system.
  • Prevention, etiology, pathophysiology, diagnostics, treatment and prognosis in various heart diseases: congestive heart failure, ischemic heart disease, cardiac dysrhythmia, cardiomyopathy, infections and inflammatory systemic diseases with cardiac involvement.
  • Public health aspects of heart disease
  • Medical and surgical treatment options.
  • Current physiological, radiological and nuclear medical diagnostic methods for heart disease
  • ECG diagnostics
  • Pharmacology and medical treatment strategies
  • Surgical treatment options.
  • Strategies for primary and secondary prevention.
  • Advanced study/specialization assignment based on current research.

The course is conducted as a web-based - distance education at one-half the regular pace. The teaching takes the form of lectures, seminars, own studies with literature, and work on study assignments individually and in small study groups. The intensity and what the student will get out of the course depends to a great extent on the participants’ overall commitment and level of ambition. In all forms of teaching, the student is stimulated by and encouraged to use critical thinking. Active participation in seminars is mandatory.

The assessment of the course work takes place by means of written and oral presentation of study assignments and individual written exams. The forms of assessment and examination may vary.

The grading criteria for Pass or Pass with honors (G, VG) is stated in the Study Guide

The course is given as part of a second-cycle study program. Study guidance can be found in the course room in Canvas.

Transition terms

Ulrica Strömbäck

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2019 Sp 2 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Dahlström, U., Nyström, F. & Jonasson, L. (red.) (2010). Kardiovaskulär medicin. (1. uppl.) Stockholm: Liber.
Insulander, P. & Jensen Urstad, M. (red.) (2015). Arytmier: mekanismer, utredning och behandling. (1. uppl.) Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Lind, Y. & Lind, L. (2010). EKG-boken, bok med eLabb. Stockholm: Liber.
Wikström, G. (red.) (2014). Hjärtsvikt: fysiologi, diagnostik, behandling och omvårdnad. (1. uppl.) Lund: Studentlitteratur.

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Course offered by
Department of Health Sciences

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Examination in cardiovascular physiologyU G VG2.00MandatoryA19
0002Examination ECG diagnosticU G VG2.50MandatoryA19
0003Seminar for special assignment reportU G#4.00MandatoryA19
0004Examination in cardiological diseases part 1U G VG2.50MandatoryA19
0005Examination in cardiological diseases part 2U G VG4.00MandatoryA19

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

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