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 neurological, geriatric and psychiatric 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 neurological, geriatric and psychiatric problems
- symptoms, treatments and prognosis
- the effects, interactions and side-effects of different drugs
- the basic examinations of neurological, geriatric and psychiatric diseases

Course contents

Neurology 2ECTS
Geriatrics 1ECTS
Psychiatry 2ECTS

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Anatomy and physiology, Medical studies I

Recommended or required reading

Cullberg Johan : Dynamisk psykiatri Natur och Kultur 2003
enligt följande:
Neuroser s.107-158
Psykofarmaka s.191-199
Borderlinestruktur s.211-307
Psykoser s.243-308
Affektiva störningar 309-338

Malm J,Liedholm LJ. Akut Neurologi, ISBN: 91-631-4784-X.
Nervstatus sid 7; Stroke och TIA sid 9-23; Särskilda strokeformer 24-35; Huvudvärk 42-51; Neurooftalmiatrik 52-63; Yrsel 64-71; Epileptiska anfall 72-83; Synkope 84-89; Infektioner 90-100; Delirium 101-108; Koma 109-120; Skalltrauma 121-127; Itrakraniellt tryck 128-133; Demyeliniserade CNS sjukdomar (Multiperl skleros) 153-155; Perifera nerver 159-170; Neuromuskulär andningsförlamning 171-175; Myastenia gravis 181-187; Likvorundersökning (Lumbalpunktion) 188-190

Dehlin O, Rundgren Å. Geriatrik. Studentlitteratur. ISBN: 91-44-60721-0.
Den geriatriska patienten sid 25-37; Systematisk bedömning av den geriatriske patientens funktioner 38-47; Rehabilitering och aktivering 60-65; Frakturrehabilitering och osteoporos 74-86; Urininkontinens 119-131; Dysfagi - sväljsvårigheter 132-136; Förstoppning, diarré och fecesinkontinens 137-150; Cirkulationsstörningar i nedre extremiteten 174-186; Sömnstörningar 187-193; Akut konfusion 194-199; Demenssjukdomar 200-221

Study activities

  • Lectures - 70 hours
  • Individual studies - 63 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

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)


  • Savolainen Jari
  • Skogster Annika
  • Tillman Ilse
  • Grotenfelt Nora


Peri Heidi

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

The timetable of the course

Enligt bokningar i ARBS.

Assessment methods

  • 2012-10-25 - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Other assignments

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