The course is included in these curricula and study modules
Type of course
Cycle/level of course
Recommended year of study
Total number of ECTS
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.
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 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.
-know and understand the chemical processes taking place in
the human body that are relevant to his/her profession
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
Previous course names
GH-2-001 Anatomy, physiology and pathology (4 cr)
AV-2-001 Chemistry of the Human Body (1 cr)
SCIENCE: Anatomy and Physiology 1
Anatomy, physiology and pathology
Work shops free to choose, max. 20 students.
Recommended or required reading
Sand et al. 2007. Människokroppen Fysiologi och anatomi. Liber.
Haug et al. Människans fysiologi. Liber. Stockholm
Budowick et al. Anatomisk atlas. Liber. Stockholm
Nienstedt et al. Människans fysiologi och anatomi. Esselte.
Johnsson et al. Anatomi och fysiologi. Esselte. Uppsala.
Fogelberg et al. Anatomi du och din kropp. Esselte. Nacka.
- Lectures - 55 hours
- Individual- and group instruction - 15 hours
- Individual studies - 43 hours
- Study circles - 20 hours
- Total workload of the course: 133 hours
- Of which autonomous studies: 133 hours
- Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours
Mode of Delivery
Participation in tuition
Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
Accepted examination in Anatomy and physiology 4p
Accepted examination in Chemistry of the Human Body, 1p
Home page of the course
Assignments valid until
12 months after course has ended
2013-10-21 - Exams