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080205A Pulmonary diseases, 3 ECTS cr 
Code 080205A  Validity 01.01.1950 -
Name Pulmonary diseases  Abbreviation PULMONARY DISEA 
Scope3 ECTS cr   
Type Intermediate Studies Discipline5401 Medicine 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Preceding studies
    A540104 Awarded Title: Bachelor of Medicine
Unit Medicine 

Riitta Kaarteenaho 

ECTS Credits  3 ECTS 
Language of instruction  Finnish 

Year 3, Semesters 5 and 6

Learning outcomes 

After this course the student is able to treat common respiratory diseases. The student has basic knowledge about respiratory diseases, pathophysiology of these diseases and common lung function tests. The student knows how to deal with problems that are not resolved and treated in primary care.  

Contents  Respiratory medicine and clinical cases. Measurements of lung function, performance of common lung function tests and the assessment of the test results. 
Learning activities and teaching methods  1. Lectures 16 h.
2. Small group classes 4 h. Attendance is compulsory.
3. Practice in outpatient clinic 4 h. Attendance is compulsory.
4. Seminars 11 h. Attendance is compulsory. 
Recommended optional programme components  Student must have completed preclinical studies and propedeutics of internal medicine. 
Recommended or required reading  Kinnula, V.L., Brander, P.E., Tukiainen, P.: Keuhkosairaudet (III uudistettu painos 2005), Kustannus Oy Duodecim. 
Assessment methods and criteria  Attendance at compulsory teaching. Exam of respiratory medicine. 

Grading scale in exams is 1-5.

 36-40=5, 32-35=4, 28-31=3, 24-27=2, 20-23=1

Exam consists of five short essays. Six points is maximum / essay. Exam is failed if the total points are less than 13 or if one of the essays is worth of 0 points.   
Person responsible  Professor Maritta Jaakkola ( 

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