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Introduction to Medical Sciences - Bridging Course 15 Credits

This course will provide an introduction to medical sciences for students with a background in engineering. It will provide foundational knowledge in anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, functional impairment, professional interaction and ethics, and classifications of health and wellbeing.

Course Contents

- medical terminology
- a biopsychosocial perspective of disability
- musculoskeletal, nervous, circulatory, integumentary system
- orthopaedic impairments
- neurological impairments
- biomechanics of normal and pathological movement
- patients professional interaction and ethics
- common disease processes that lead to functional impairment
- the human life cycle
- classifications of health and health interventions and diagnosis
- consequences of assistive technology provision on health and wellbeing

Prerequisites

The applicant must hold the minimum of a Bachelor's degree or equivalent (i.e. the equivalent of 180 ECTS credits at an accredited university) in mechanical engineering. Proof of English proficiency is required.

Level of Education: Master A1N
Course code/Ladok code: HIMR20
The course is conducted at: School of Health and WelfareLast modified 2020-06-30 14:09:05

Content updated 2020-08-25