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

-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

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

SCIENCE: Anatomy and Physiology 1
Anatomy, physiology and pathology

Recommended or required reading

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

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

The timetable of the course

Finns på ItsLearning

Assessment methods

2019-10-22 - Exams

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