Natural Science
- RAD1002 - 12 ECTS

On the basis of

Modules 1 and 2

Expected learning outcomes

The students should be able to carify and describe how the human body is organised and how it fuctions, with added emphasis on skeletal anatomy and topographical anatomy.

The students should be able to clarify and describe microbial structures, growth and metabolism, and also how their excistence can be reduced /eradicated. They should also be able to utilise this knowledge/proficiency to prevent infections.

The students should be able to describe the effects of medication, in general their side effects and in particular the side effects of contrastfluids.

They should also have a basic knowledge of medicine calculations, relating to different forms of drugs and the administration of these.


Anatomy, physiology and biochemistry:

  • Nomenclature
  • Topographical anatomy
  • Structure and function of the cell
  • The nervous system and senses
  • The endocrine system
  • The skeletal system and muscles
  • The cardiovascular system
  • Blood and immunity
  • The respiratory system
  • The digestive system
  • The urinary system
  • The reproductive system
  • Temperature regulation


  • Bacteriology
  • Virology
  • Mycology
  • Protozoa
  • Pathogenicity
  • The epidemiology of infectious disease
  • Commensal flora

Pharmacology and contrastfluids

  • Drug properties,interactions and toxicology
  • Medicine calculations

Teaching Methods

Group works
PBL (Problem Based Learning)

Form(s) of Assessment

Written exam, 4 hours
Digital exam

Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

Microbiology: digital exam, two hours (25%)

Anatomy/physiology/bichemistry/pharmacology and contrastfluids: written exam, four hours (75%).

Each separate exam requires a pass mark.

Medicine calculations: digital internal test, two hours which will be marked as pass or fail.

Grading Scale

Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)

Examination support

Medicine calculations: "Felleskatalogen", approved calculator and "norsk legemiddelhåndbok".

No other aids are allowed.

Coursework Requirements


Teaching Materials

A complete litterature list is available on HiG-libraries web page.

Replacement course for

RAD1001 and SPL2001