Course syllabus for

Radiology 3, 4.5 credits

Röntgendiagnostik 3, 4.5 hp
This course syllabus is valid from autumn 2010.
Please note that the course syllabus is available in the following versions:
Course code
Course name
Radiology 3
4.5 credits
Form of Education
Higher Education, study regulation 2007
Main field of study 
G2 - First cycle 2 
Grading scale
Fail (U), pass (G) or pass with distinction (VG)
Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology
Decided by
Programnämnden för röntgensjuksköterskprogrammet
Decision date
Revised by
Programnämnd 6 Biomedicinsk analytiker- och Röntgensjuksköterskeprogrammen
Last revision
Course syllabus valid from
Autumn 2010

Specific entry requirements

To be qualified to a higher semester, it is required that the student has taken at least 15 credits from last semester, and all credits from previous semesters.


On completion of the course, the student should be able to: • identify and explain common pathological changes, their position in pediatric radiology in the musculoskeletal system, thorax and abdomen. • identify and explain common pathological changes and their position within neuroradiology. • describe how contrast agents can contribute to the diagnosis in pediatric – and neuroradiological studies. • describe how pathological changes are visualised in different diagnostic imaging examination methods. • review and account for different scientific publications relevant to diagnostic radiology and discuss clinical application of the results. • analyse and assess illustrative material concerning image quality. • account for different examination methods within neuroradiology


In the course, different examination methods are studied and commonly occurring pathology that may be done visible with diagnostic imaging methods within pediatric and neurological radiology. An important part is to identify disease that require acute actions. Strong emphasis is placed on to be able to explain pathological changes and their position with an adequate medical terminology.

Teaching methods

Lectures, seminars and image studies.


Examination takes place through independent written examination. In consultation with the examiner of the course, the student may get a complementary assignment in case of absence from a compulsory part. The student is entitled to a total of six test occasions to get passed. In Connections to the course three occasions will be given One within the course, one during the following re-examination. The third opportunity is provided before the beginning of the next semester, or in close connection to that. In some cases, it is required that the student submits an exemption application before he/she has the results of his/her latest completed examination. Three more opportunities are provided according to the same set-up when the course is given next time.

Transitional provisions

The student has the opportunity to be examined under a previous course syllabus within a year after the date of the course was decided is closed -down or undergoes major changes.

Other directives

Course evaluation will be carried out in accordance with the guidelines established by the Board of Education at Karolinska Institutet.

Literature and other teaching aids

Kirurgiska sjukdomar : patofysiologi, behandling, specifik omvårdnad Andersson, Roland; Lyons, Lena
Möller, Torsten B.; Reif, Emil Pocket atlas of sectional anatomy : computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging.n Vol. 1,p Head and neck
Möller, Torsten B.; Reif, Emil Pocket atlas of sectional anatomy : computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. n Vol. 2, p Thorax, heart, abdomen and pelvis
Radiologi Aspelin, Peter; Pettersson, Holger
Lisle, David A. Imaging for students
Mettler, Fred A. Essentials of radiology
Wicke, Lothar Atlas of Radiologic Anatomy