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 give students such preparedness in medical and geriatric problems that they can act in their own profession.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to understand
- the etiology and pathophysiology of medical problems
- symptoms, treatments and prognosis
- the effects, interactions and side-effects of different drugs
- immunological problems concerning medical diseases
- the effect of viruses and bacterias as well the treatment of different diseases caused by micro-organisms
- the basic examinations of clinical physiology

Course contents

Clinical physiology

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Anatomy and physiology

Recommended or required reading

Medicine: Hedner, L: 2004. Invärtes medicin. Lund:Studentlitteratur
Clinical physiology: Bjuväng,A. Rehle, H. Åkesson, U. 2000. Klinisk kemi och fysiologi. Analyser och undersökningar. 2 uppl. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Pharmacology: Simonsen T, Aarbakke J. Illustrerad farmakologi I,II. Elanders Gummessons 2004 (ISBN 91-27-09867-2)
Microbiology: Kliininen mikrobiologia terveydenhuollossa. Kuntaliitto Kommunförbundet 2005

Study activities

  • Lectures - 34 hours
  • Individual studies - 40 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 74 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 74 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

Exams (written-, oral-, home-)


  • Grotenfelt Nora
  • Skogster Annika


Grotenfelt Nora

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

Date of examination will be announced later - Exams

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