Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is to create an understanding of the structure
of the human body and its healthy functioning, to understand the
chemical background for the functions of the human body, and to
give the skills needed to be able to recognize illness.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, the student is expected to be able to:

-describe the structure of the human body and name the organs
in Swedish and in scientific terms

-understand and describe the functions of the different
organ systems; the musculoskeletal system, the circulatory
system, the respiratory system, the digestive system, the urinary
system, the reproductive system, the endocrine organs, the
nervous system, and the sense organs.

-know and understand the chemical processes taking place in
the human body that are relevant to his/her profession

Course contents

Anatomy, physiology and pathology:
The structure and function of the healthy human body and the
development of illness.

Chemistry of the human body:
Basic concepts: concentration, diffusion and osmosis, water and
electrolytes, acids, bases and pH-value.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Not needed

Previous course names

GH-2-001 Anatomy, physiology and pathology (4 cr)
AV-2-001 Chemistry of the Human Body (1 cr)

SCIENCE: Anatomy and Physiology 1
Anatomy, physiology and pathology

Additional information

Work shops free to choose, max. 20 students.

Recommended or required reading

Sand et al. 2007. Människokroppen Fysiologi och anatomi. Liber.
ISBN 978-91-47-0835-7
Additional literature:
Haug et al. Människans fysiologi. Liber. Stockholm
Budowick et al. Anatomisk atlas. Liber. Stockholm
Nienstedt et al. Människans fysiologi och anatomi. Esselte.
Johnsson et al. Anatomi och fysiologi. Esselte. Uppsala.
Fogelberg et al. Anatomi du och din kropp. Esselte. Nacka.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 55 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 15 hours
  • Individual studies - 43 hours
  • Study circles - 20 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 133 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

Exams (written-, oral-, home-)

Assessment requirements

Accepted examination in Anatomy and physiology 4p
Accepted examination in Chemistry of the Human Body, 1p


Tillman Ilse


Tillman Ilse

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

2013-10-21 - Exams

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