The course takes place in period

  • 1 (2020-08-01 to 2020-10-25)
  • 2 (2020-10-26 to 2020-12-31)


General studies

Teaching language


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 human
diseases as applied in the clinical context,
focusing on patient safety. It also functions
as a base for succeeding courses in clinical

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course students are expected
be able to:
-discuss the etiology, signs and symptoms,
complications and prognosis of the most common
-identify appropriate diagnostic examinations,
- explain the treatment alternatives, their
mechanisms, including risk, side-effects and

Course contents

4 cr: Anaphylaxis, sepsis, viral hepatitis,
pancreatitis, mononucleosis, inflammatory
bowel disease and ulcer, hernia, gallstones,
renal failure, urinary tract infection, venous
thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, aortic
aneurysm and dissection, burns, migraines, spinal
cord injury, skin and brain trauma as well as
brain tumors.

1 cr: Vaccination

Prerequisites and co-requisites

The student must have passed the following
Anatomy and physiology

Recommended or required reading

Reading material is listed on itslearning.

Study activities

  • Individual studies - 133 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 133 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 266 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 266 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Virtual self studies

Assessment methods

Exams (written-, oral-, home-)

Assessment requirements

Receive a passing grade on the final examination.


  • Ekman Petra
  • Tillman Ilse


Tillman Ilse

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

The timetable of the course

as per itslearning.

Course enrolment period

2020-08-10 to 2020-09-06

Assessment methods

Date of examination will be announced later - Exams

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