Natural Science and Basic Radiography
2011-2012 - RAD1021 - 25 ECTS

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Expected learning outcomes

The students should be able to clarify and describe how the human body is organised and how it functions, 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 student should have a basic knowledge of (introduction to) the pure and the social sciences, with an emphasis on their application in the clinical environment.



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

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

Introduction to radiography

  • Principles and applications of imaging science
  • Foundation skills for personal and professional development
  • Knowledge and values for professional practice

Teaching Methods

PBL (Problem Based Learning)

Form(s) of Assessment

Written exam, 4 hours
Digital exam

Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

Microbiology: digital exam, one hour (10%)

Anatomy/physiology/bichemistry: written exam, four hours (90%).

Each separate exam requires a pass mark.

Grading Scale

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

External/internal examiner

Internal examiners will be used for the marking of the four hours written exam.

Internal examiner will evaluate the folder comprising of written assignments.

Examination support

No other aids are allowed.

Coursework Requirements

Introduction to radiography: folder comprising of two to four mandantory assignments. The folder requires a pass mark to complete the core module RAD1021.

Teaching Materials

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

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