Jönköping University

Jönköping University
School of Health and Welfare
Department of Natural Science and Biomedicine
Box 1026 (Barnarpsgatan 39) SE-55111

Erasmus Co-ordinator

Lucie Weissova and Heidi Woodhouse Schmit (International Relations Manager)



International Co-ordinator of the Radiographer-education

Berit Møller Christensen (Radiographer and Senior lecturer)


Student accommodation:

All new international students are guaranteed accommodation and pick-up service, provided that they apply for accommodation correctly and announce their arrival in time.

App. Cost of living:
Cost of living per month including food, accommodation, transport, literature): Approximately 8000 s.kr.

  • A meal in the Hospital or School canteen 65-85 s.kr.
  • A lunch in a restaurant 90 s.kr.
  • A beer in a restaurant 70 s.kr.
  • A liter of milk in a supermarket 12 s.kr.
  • A cup of coffee in a restaurant 30 s.kr.
  • A bread loaf 30 s.kr.
  • A cinema ticket 125 s.kr.

More information: https://ju.se/en/study-at-ju/accommodation-and-arrival.html

Own equipment to bring:
Your personal belongings, working shoes, padlock for your closet in clinic, computer etc.

Travel information:
You get to Jönköping by flight to Axamo, Jönköping Airport which is the closest airport. It is also possible to travel by flight to Kastrup, Copenhagen Airport from where you can go by train to Jönköping. From Arlanda, Stockholm Airport you can choose to go by either train or bus. Another alternative is Landvetter, Gothenburg Airport, from where you catch a bus to Jönköping.

The railway-station and buss-station is situated in the city-center of Jönköping.

The School of Health and Welfare is situated in the City-center. Distance between the school and the County Hospital is 5 km and buses depart app. every 15 minutes from the City-center. Monthly ticket, for you as a student, can be purchased for 510 s.kr. for use within the City-center.

Information about clinical placement:
Three Hospitals are situated within the County of Jönköping: The County-hospital of Jönköping, Värnamo Hospital and Eksjö Hospital. All of those Hospitals have a modern Radiology Department containing CT, MRI, ultrasound, mammography and emergency. Angiography is only available in Jönköping.

As a student enrolled in the Erasmus Radiography Programme, you will do 6 weeks of clinical placement, including a variety of specialities. During that time you will be provided with working-clothes and a nametag, but you need to bring your own working-shoes.

Medical certificate and insurance:
Medical certificate of health condition is required, including the statement of you as a student not being a carrier of MRSA.

You are also required to bring a personal Certificate of regime of Health Protection in Europe. Health care is free of charge for students holding this card.

Travel insurance is student’s responsibility.

Radiation monitoring:
The Radiology Departments within the County of Jönköping operate according to ALARA and do not equip staff with radiation monitoring. This is the responsibility of your home Institution, if required.

Erasmus Curriculum

Radiography and Patient Care in Thoraxradiology

Intended Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course the student should have the

Knowledge and understanding in order to

  • explain the basics of thorax radiological examination procedures
  • describe anatomical structures in the thorax region
  • describe diseases in the thorax region (cause, risk patients, symptom, prognosis, treatment) examined with computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or angiography and interventional radiology.
  • explain the findings of the images in relation to the disease and type of examination
  • describe different aspects of contrast media commonly used at thorax radiological examinations
  • describe general and specific aspects of patient care in relation to thorax radiological examinations
  • describe aspects of patient safety concerning radiation protection and MRI safety
  • explain the basics in Swedish health care system and in Swedish radiography
  • demonstrate for the subject some understanding of Swedish language and culture.

Skills and abilities in order to

  • under supervision perform conventional radiography, basic CT examinations and basic MRI examinations
  • under supervision participate in angiography and interventional examinations
  • find and analyze scientific articles concerning thorax radiology
  • oral and written presentations of thorax radiology
  • discuss similarities and differences regarding conventional radiological procedures and radiation protection in different countries
  • under supervision take responsibility for patient care and information related to CT, MRI and Angiographic examinations.

Judgement and approach in order to

  • take active part in ethical discussions with regard to the profession.


  • conventional radiography
  • thorax anatomy
  • diseases in the thorax region; lungs, heart, vessels
  • thorax diagnostics in relation to CT, MRI and Angiography
  • general and specific patient care
  • examination procedures and techniques
  • patient safety
  • ethics
  • case study in thorax radiology
  • Swedish language, culture and health care system

Clinical Placement:

  • CT examinations
  • MRI examinations
  • Angiography and Interventional examinations
  • Conventional Radiographic examinations

Subjects examined:

  • thorax radiology
  • clinical training in a diagnostic radiology department

Type of teaching:

Lectures, clinical studies, documented reflections, seminars, written and oral individual examinations

The studies are characterized by active search for knowledge, problem solving, reflection and critical analysis. The work methods are based on flexible learning and can vary between individual work, group work, seminars and lectures.

Six weeks of clinical training takes place under organized supervision.

Clinical Placement, 6 weeks

The Clinical Practice Coordinator and Practice tutors assign all clinical placements, where students work with qualified radiographers. During clinical placements students may observe, assist and perform radiographic examinations, under the direction of qualified staff. Students are encouraged to actively participate in all examinations. Success in the programme relies on full participation in clinicals.

Content; clinical placement

  • Patient care related to the examination
  • Quality assurance and controls
  • Patient safety
  • Professional attitude
  • Handling with contrast mediums
  • Documentation


The examination will be based on

  • attending to mandatory seminars with a satisfactory contribution
  • individual written and oral presentations
  • six weeks of clinical placement (a minimum of 192 hours) under organized supervision passed. Including the supervisors written assessment.


The grading is based on the intended learning outcomes described earlier.

  • Passed clinical placements (according to ECTS System A-F)
  • Case study (according to ECTS System A-F)
  • Log-book (according to ECTS System A-F)