The course takes place in period

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


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 shortly 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. -be aware of the mechanisms for the development of disease -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

2005-2007: GH-2-001 Anatomy, physiology and pathology (4 cr) AV-2-001 Chemistry of the Human Body (1 cr) -2004: SCIENCE: Anatomy and Physiology 1 Anatomy, physiology and pathology Biomechanics

Recommended or required reading

Haug et al. 2007. Människokroppen. Liber. Stockholm. ISBN: 9789147084357 Additional literature: Haug et al. Människans fysiologi. Liber. Stockholm Budowick et al. Anatomisk atlas. Liber. Stockholm Nienstedt et al. Människans fysiologi och anatomi. Esselte. Uppsala. Johnsson et al. Anatomi och fysiologi. Esselte. Uppsala. Fogelberg et al. Anatomi du och din kropp. Esselte. Nacka.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 0 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 0 hours
  • Individual studies - 100 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 33 hours
  • - 50 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 183 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 183 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Supported virtual education

Assessment methods

Exams (written-, oral-, home-)

Assessment requirements

Passes the final exam


Tillman Ilse


Tillman Ilse

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Group size

No limit (65 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

The timetable of the course

Finns på ItsLearning


  • 2020-11-20
  • 2021-01-15

Course enrolment period

2020-08-10 to 2020-09-06

Assessment methods

2019-10-22 - Exams
Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2020-08-26 15:00 - 16:00 Anatomi och fysiologi Online introduktion till kursen. Linken till zoom finns på ItsLearning Tillman Ilse
Åkermarck Erica
2020-09-07 15:00 - 16:00 Anatomi och fysiologi Live ntro till kemin (del av anatomikursen) Samma zoom link som tidigare. Finns på ItsLearning Tillman Ilse
2020-09-09 15:00 - 16:00 Anatomi och fysiologi Livetillfällen Tillman Ilse
2020-09-23 15:00 - 16:00 Anatomi och fysiologi Livetillfällen Tillman Ilse
2020-10-08 12:00 - 13:00 Anatomi och fysiologi Livetillfällen Tillman Ilse
2020-10-19 13:00 - 14:00 Anatomi och fysiologi Tentträning zoom Tillman Ilse
2020-10-20 12:00 - 14:00 Anatomi och fysiologi Tentamen, grupp SJ Tillman Ilse
2020-10-20 14:00 - 16:00 Anatomi och fysiologi Online tent på zoom (BM, FV, HV) Tillman Ilse

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