Postgraduate course


  • ECTS credits5
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codeMANT302A
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageNorwegian
  • Resources

Level of Study


Teaching semester

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.

Learning Outcomes

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 รก 40 hours, including teaching, preliminary and supplementary work, self-study, preparing for the exam and the actual exam

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Compulsory attendance

Forms of Assessment

3 hours written individual exam.

Internal and external examiner

Grading Scale

Grading scale A-F

Reading List

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.


Contact Information

Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care

e-mail: studie@isf.uib.no

Course coordinators:

Jostein Ellingsen

e-mail: jostein.ellingsen@trollfjord.no

Roar Robinson

e-mail: robinso@online.no