Level of Study
Spring (first semester)
Objectives and Content
The student will gain thorough knowledge in the functional anatomical construction of the human musculoskeletal system, q.e. muscle, nerve tissue, joints and connective tissue, and be able to use this knowledge in clinical settings.
In anatomy, the lectures focus on all the body`s joints and muscular structures related to columna (cervical-, thoraci- and lumbar columna), pelvic (ilio sacral joint, coccyx), extremities, costae and jaw.
Every subject includes thorough anatomical description of joints and muscles, neurology, circulation, biomechanical issues and pathology.
After completing the course, the students should be able to
- hold thorough knowledge of normal anatomy, as well as pato-anatomy of both the columna, the joints in the extremities, and the head
- use this knowledge in advanced clinical examinations and evaluations of patients with musculoskeletal pain
Required Previous Knowledge
Fundamental knowledge from the bachelor education in physiotherapy
Teaching Methods and Extent of Organized Teaching
25 hours of lectures, group work and self-study, possibly with demonstrations.
The teaching is related to practice where clinical examinations and tests are demonstrated and practiced, as well as exercises in treatment technique. This teaching method is later continued in placement with supervisor.
The amount of credits in this course correspond to a work load of about 3 weeks á 40 hours, including teaching, preliminary and supplementary work, self-study, preparing for the exam and the actual exam
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
Forms of Assessment
3 hours written individual exam.
Internal and external examiner
Grading scale A-F
Literature and assignments that compose the basis for the students` learning activity will be suggested. A reading list showing current books, chapters and papers will be given.