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Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus HX1002 (Autumn 2007–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Anatomy, histology, physiology, and pathology are integrated in the course to give the student an understanding of the connection between structure, function, and dysfunction of the organ systems. The effect of aging of the structure and function of the body is discussed in connection with the various organ systems.

Section I: Transportation and Movements, 4.5 cr.

  • The respiratory system
  • The cardiovascular system including blood and coagulation
  • The musculoskeletal system

Section II: Communication, Control and Reproduction, 4.5 cr.

  • The nervous system including special senses
  • The endocrine system
  • The reproductive system including prenatal development and puberty

Section III: Digestion, Excretion, and Defense, 4.5 cr.

  • The digestive system including nutrition
  • The urinary system including fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balance
  • The integumentary system
  • The lymphatic system and immunity, including bone marrow

Section IV: Pathology, 1.5 cr.

  • Cell damage, cell death, regeneration, and wound healing
  • Pathophysiological principles of arteriosclerotic diseases and cancer
  • Genetic diseases
  • Disturbances in the fluid balance

Intended learning outcomes

The course will provide the students with basic knowledge of the normal structure and function at tissue and organ levels of the human body and also how the various organ systems interact. Furthermore the course aims to give some knowledge about diseases in organ systems with emphasis on diagnostic and pathological/pathophysiological principles.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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Recommended prerequisites

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Föregående läsår användes:

Martini, Frederic H., Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology, Benjamin Cummings, 7th edition, 2005

Martini, FH. Fundamentals of anatomy & physiology. Applications manual –6. ed. –Upper Saddle River, Prentice-Hall, 2003.

Lindskog, Bengt I. Medicinsk miniordbok. 5 uppl. – Stockholm: Nordiska bokhandelns förlag, 1999

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • RED1 - Account, 1,5 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4,5 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TEN2 - Examination, 4,5 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TEN3 - Examination, 4,5 hp, betygsskala: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

Written examination Section I (TEN1; 4.5 cr.)
Written examination Section II (TEN2; 4.5 cr.)
Written examination Section III (TEN3; 4.5 cr.)
Seminars Section IV (SEM1; 1.5 cr.)

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web HX1002

Offered by

CBH/Biomedical Engineering and Health Systems

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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