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Type of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The course gives fundamental knowledge about the structure and function of the musculoskeletal system of the human being, palpation skills concerning the anatomical structures and skills to apply basic biomechanics in analysis of movement.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to
- have knowledge about and be able to describe the the structure and the function of the musculoskeletal system
- be able to identify and name bones, joints and muscles in Swedish and Latin
- by palpating identify the anatomical structures
- show knowledge about the conformities to biomechanical laws.

Course contents

Anatomy of the musculoskeletal system
Basic biomechanics
Palpation of anatomic structures

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Anatomy, physiology and pathology (5 cu)

Previous course names

Anatomy and physiology I (2004)
Biomechanics (part I 2004)

Additional information

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Recommended or required reading

Bojsen-Möller, F. Rörelseapparatens anatomi. 2000. Liber. Stockholm.
ISBN 91-47-04884-0
Hoppenfeld, S. Physical Examination of the Spine and Extremities. 1976 by Appleton-Century-Croft .
ISBN 0-8385-7853-5
Low,J&Reed,A.1997.Basic biomechanics Explained.Butterworth-Heinemann.ISBN 0 7506 2103 (some parts)

Study activities

  • Lectures - 52 hours
  • Exercise based learning - 22 hours
  • Tuition managed by students but supervised by the teacher - 8 hours
  • Individual studies - 68 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 150 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 68 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 82 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams
  • Demonstrations and presentations
  • Reports and productions


Kukkonen Göta


Kukkonen Göta

Home page of the course


Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

The timetable of the course

4.11 Terminologi, Rörelseapparatens stödjevävnader. Bojsen-Möller: Kap. 1 o.2
6.11 Allmän led- och muskellära + praktiska övningar (kroppens ben) Bojsen-Möller: Kap 2 o.3
11.11 Palpering som undersökningsmetod
12.11 Bålens skelett och leder. bojsen-Möller Kap. 7 o. 11
18.11 Perifera nervsystemet. Bojsen-Möller Kap.8
18.11 Palpering: Skulderpartiet, axeln, armbågen, handen
25.11 Bålens muskulatur. Huvudet, halsen: skelett, leder, muskler. Bojsen-MöllerKap. 9,10,11,12
28.11 Övre extremiteten: Skelett,leder. Bojsen-Möller kap. 13 o. 15
2.12 Övre extremiteten; leder, muskler. Bojsen-Möller Kap. 15,16,17
5.12 Genomgång av grupparbetetn. Repetition.
10.12 Deltentamen 1
16.12 Biomekanikens grunder. Human Movement: Trew M. & Everett T.: Kap. 1,2,3
8.1 Biomekanikens grunder. Human Movement: Kap. 2,3,5
13.1 Biomekanik. Hållninsundersökning: Grupp 1 Human Movement: Kap. 13
14.1 Biomekanik. Hållningsundersökning: Grupp 2 Human Movement: Kap. 13
16.1 Undre extremiteten: Skelett, leder. Bojsen-Möller Kap. 21 och 22
20.1 Undre extremiteten: Muskler. Bojsen-Möller Kap. 26 o. 27
23.1 Biomekanik: Praktiskt förhör
30.1 Deltentamen 2

Assessment methods

  • 2009-01-30 - Exams
  • 2009-01-23 - Demonstrations and presentations
  • 2008-12-15 - Reports and productions

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