The course takes place in period

1 (2021-08-01 to 2021-10-24)


Professional studies

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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
-identify appropriate diagnostic examinations
for the diseases
- explain the treatment alternatives, their
mechanisms, including risk, side-effects and

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
Anatomy and Physiology

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Recommended or required reading


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
final exam


Tillman Ilse


Tillman Ilse

Group size

No limit (46 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended


  • 2022-01-28
  • 2022-03-11

Course enrolment period

2021-08-09 to 2021-09-05

Assessment methods

2020-10-22 - Exams

Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2021-09-01 14:00 - 15:00 Medicinska ämnen II Intro på zoom Link på ItsLearning Tillman Ilse
2021-11-03 14:00 - 16:00 Medicinska ämnen II Zoomövervakad tent Tillman Ilse

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