The course takes place in period

4 (2020-03-23 to 2020-07-31)


Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

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

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 psychiatric, orthopedic and neurological diseases. -identify appropriate diagnostic examinations for the diseases - explain the treatment alternatives, their mechanisms, including risk, side-effects and prognosis

Course contents

Psychiatry, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, gout and pyrophosphate arthritis, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, fractures, hand injuries, ankylosing spondylitis, disc hernias, cerebral palsy.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

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

Recommended or required reading

On ItsLearning

Study activities

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

Virtual self studies

Assessment methods

Exams (written-, oral-, home-)

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass the exam


Tillman Ilse


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Group size

No limit (21 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

The timetable of the course

Enligt ItsLearning


  • 2020-08-28
  • 2020-11-20

Course enrolment period

2020-03-18 to 2020-04-19

Assessment methods

Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2020-05-04 15:00 - 15:30 Medicinska ämnen II Live intro till kursen. Ni hittar linken till zoom på ItsLearning. Tillman Ilse

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