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The course takes place in period

1 (2020-08-01 to 2020-10-25)


Professional studies

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Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

This course serves to deepen the theoretical knowledge in the pathophysiology of human diseases as applied in the clinical context, focusing on patient safety. It also function as a base for succeeding courses in clinical nursing.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course students are expected to be able to: -discuss the etiology, signs and symptoms, complications and prognosis of the most common diseases. -identify appropriate diagnostic examinations for the most common diseases - explain the treatment alternatives, their mechanisms, including risk, side-effects and prognosis

Course contents

4 cr: Anaphylaxis, sepsis, viral hepatitis, pancreatitis, mononucleosis, inflammatory bowel disease and ulcer, hernia, gallstones, renal failure, urinary tract infection, venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, aortic aneurysm and dissection, burns, migraines, spinal cord injury, skin and brain trauma as well as brain tumours. 1 cr: Vaccination

Prerequisites and co-requisites

The student must have passed the following courses: Anatomy and physiology

Recommended or required reading

Reading material is listed on itslearning

Study activities

  • Lectures - 0 hours
  • Individual studies - 0 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 135 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment methods

Exams (written-, oral-, home-)

Assessment requirements

Receive a passing grade on the final examination.


  • Ekman Petra
  • Tillman Ilse


Tillman Ilse

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Group size

No limit (35 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

The timetable of the course

Enligt ItsLearning


  • 2020-11-20
  • 2021-01-15

Course enrolment period

2020-08-10 to 2020-09-06

Assessment methods

2020-10-22 - Exams
Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2020-09-01 15:00 - 16:00 Medicinska ämnen II Online introduktion till kursen. Zoom länk hittas på ItsLearning Tillman Ilse
2020-10-22 14:30 - 16:00 Medicinska ämnen II Onlinetent med zoomövervakning Tillman Ilse

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