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Psychiatry 7.5 credits

Second cycle, M7015H
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 2 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
Medical Science
Subject group (SCB)

Entry requirements


More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim

After successfully completing the course, the student is expected to be able to:

  • identify and describe mental disorders and illnesses
  • identify and prioritize the needs of care for mental disorders and illnesses
  • propose and describe medical treatment options for mental disorders and diseases
  • show the ability to analyze, reflect on and participate in the planning, implementation and evaluation of treatment in mental disorders and diseases
  • describe, apply and reflect on relevant legislation
  • identify and reflect on gender equality and cultural aspects of mental illness


Diagnostics and classification
Explanatory models and treatment for mental illness
Mental disorders and diseases in people of all ages
Risk assessments
Cultural aspects of mental illness
Gender equality aspects in mental illness
Measures for emergency medical conditions in psychiatric care Applicable statutes and regulations

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.

Teaching and learning takes place by means of self-directed independent studies, lectures, labs, study assignments and seminars

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 successful attainment of the objectives for the course is assessed via seminars and individual written exams.
The grading criteria for Pass or Pass with honors (G, VG) is stated in the Study Guide


The course is offered as part of a second-cycle study program in specialist training to become a nurse in psychiatric care. Study guidance can be found in the course room in Canvas.

Sebastian Gabrielsson

Transition terms
The course M7015H is equal to M7009H

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2020 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)

Course offered by
Department of Health, Education and Technology

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Seminar on medical science in psychiatric careU G#3.00MandatoryA20
0002Written exam on medical science in psychiatric careU G VG4.50MandatoryA20

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