Course syllabus for

Radiology 3, 4.5 credits

Röntgendiagnostik 3, 4.5 hp
This course syllabus is valid from autumn 2015.
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
Programme Committee 6
Last revision
Course syllabus valid from
Autumn 2015

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.


After completing the course the student will:

  • explain the relationship between the referral content and choice of modality and the methodology in neuroradiology
  • identify and explain common pathological changes and their position within the neuroradiology
  • identify indicated pathological changes in the vascular system and explain endovascular therapies
  • describe how contrast may contribute to the diagnosis in interventional and neuroimaging studies.
  • analyze and evaluate image quality in diagnostic imaging
  • relate the latest research and proven experience to the learning outcomes regarding neuro radiology and the choice of clinical application


The course focuses on various modalities and common pathology that can be made visible with diagnostic methods in neuroradiology and vascular diagnosis with a review of endovascular therapies. An important aspect is to identify medical conditions that require urgent action. Emphasis is placed on being able to explain pathological changes and their location with adequate medical terminology. How different methods for examination may be justified on a scientific basis and evidence-based approach are also studied during the course.

Teaching methods

Lectures, seminars, image studies and group work


Examination takes place through an independent written examination and active participation and performance of group work and attendance at the at the presentation session.

To pass with distinction the student must pass in the individual written exam with distinction and pass, active participation and performance of group work and attendance at the presentation session. For this the assessment is based on criteria.

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 to get passed.

In connection to the course three occasions will be given One within the course, two during the following re-examinations. In certain cases, it is required that the student submits an exemption application before he/she get the results of his/her latest completed examination. Three more opportunities will be provided as described above when the course is run next time.

Transitional provisions

The student has the opportunity to be examined according to a previous course syllabus within a year from the date when the course was decided close-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
Endovaskulär intervention : en praktisk vägledning Falkenberg, Mårten; Delle, Martin
Radiologi Aspelin, Peter; Pettersson, Holger
Lisle, David A. Imaging for students
Mettler, Fred A. Essentials of radiology
Wicke, Lothar Atlas of Radiologic Anatomy