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SYKSB1032 Nosology and Pharmacology with focus on Somatic Health Care

Course description for academic year 2018/2019

Contents and structure

In this course the student will acquire knowledge and skills in nosology, pathology and pharmacology as well as in relation to illnesses requiring medical treatment and/or surgery. These are important complementary subjects and enable the student to perform justifiable nursing to patients.

Practical information

Teaching may take place during the afternoon/evening.

Learning Outcome

In Nosology:


The Student:

  • Has knowledge of pathological processes in the body.
  • Has knowledge of diagnostics and treatment of illnesses.
  • Has knowledge of causes, symptoms, treatment and prognosis within medical diagnoses.
  • Has knowledge of surgery, various forms of anaesthesia and risk of complications.
  • Has knowledge of treatment in cases of injuries and accidents.
  • Has knowledge of illnesses related tp pregrancy and birth.


The Student:

  • Is capable of using knowledge from medical sciences and make professionally reasoned choices.

In Pharmacology:


The Student:

  • Has knowledge of the indication of various groups of medicaments for use, effect and side effects.
  • Has knowledge of interactions and consequences of misuse.
  • Has knowledge of precautions for preventing the development of addiction.


The Student:

  • Is able to account for the effect and side effects of medicamental treatment.
  • Is able to implement security procedures when handling drugs and giving medicamental treatment.
  • Is able to use guidelines and recommendations for the handling of medicaments.

General Competence (nosology and pharmacology applicable):

The Student:

  • Is able to make use of medical terminology.
  • Has the necessary insight into nosology, pathophysiology and pharmacology to practice professionally justifiable nursing.

Entry requirements

Approved compulsory work related to SYKHB/SB1021 and SYKHB/SB1031 from 1st semestre.

Recommended previous knowledge

All previous subjects

Teaching methods

Focus on student active learning methods. The following working methods may be used:  compulsory work/assignment, individual and group tutorials, self-tuition, reflection, group work, demonstrations, skills training, simulations, oral presentation, digital learning tools, classmate response, self-evaluation, seminars, research and evidence based teaching, lectures.

Compulsory learning activities

Compulsory work. Please consult semester plan for further description.

If there are students who will do a new ordinary / new examination with a new class, it must be assessed by the course coordinator / head of studies if previously completed coursework requirements still apply for them.


Written exam, 4 hours.

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