Swedish for medical staff

Medical Swedish

Swedish for medical staff (SFM) is a medical Swedish course tailored for medical staff who intend to work in Sweden within their profession. The language course is at the C1/C2 (CEFR) level. Candidates should be at the C1 level to participate in the course.

Exceptions might be made for our students that completed our B1 level course.

The estimated duration of the course is 60 hours, 20 sessions divided by 3 hours. The reason why the period is estimated and not exact depends on the candidates, and the groups average pre-knowledge and preparation before attending the course.

The main focus in the subject is:

  • The construction and development of the Human body and its capability to metabolism, movement, irritability, protection, defense, and reproduction.
  • Usual disease and agent reasons, symptoms and diagnoses, examination, medical treatment, and nursing and health care in case of these diseases.
  • Usual drugs, how they act, a field of application, side effects and laws, and regulation applied for utilization of medical drugs.
  • Common microorganisms and their propagation.
  • First aid in case of wounds, acute disease, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  • Efforts of the Society in case of war and catastrophe.
  • Fire safety work, discover and attend to fire risk and act in case of fire.
  • Medical terminology.

The course consists of the following modules:

  • Human life cycle
  • The development of public health in Sweden
  • General symptoms and signs of illness
  • Cell, tissues, organs, and organ systems
  • Cancer
  • Nervous system
  • Diseases of the nervous system
  • Sensory organs
  • The respiratory system
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Circulatory system
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Blood diseases
  • Urinary organs
  • Diseases of the urinary tract
  • Digestion
  • Diseases of the digestive organs
  • The locomotor organs
  • Diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system
  • The skin
  • Skin diseases
  • Allergy
  • Endocrine organs
  • Endocrine diseases
  • Sex organs
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Gynecological diseases
  • Microbiology
  • Immunology – body defense
  • Infectious diseases
  • Medication (Drug)
  • Emergency efforts

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