MFEL1010 - Medicine for Non-Medical Students, Introduction
The subject offers a general introduction to medicine. It deals with the anatomy and physiology of the body, from cell to organ. A number of common diseases like heart attack, cancer, stroke and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, will be subject to more thorough treatment. Attention is drawn to how public healthcare is organized. Through the course students will also gain an insight into how patients are examined and treated when seeing a medical practitioner. Preventive medicine and epidemiology is also given in lectures. The course gores less in depth than a corresponding couse on master level (MFEL3010). Ethical dilemmas will be subject to discussion. The teching is also available in English.
Supplementary information in English is available on the course homepage: http://www.ntnu.edu/isb/mfel1010
After completing the course, the student should have gotten a general introduction to the medical terminology, a fundamental introduction to anatomy and physiology, and examples of how this relates to disease. In that context will there be given examples of diseases within each organ system. The students will be expected to be able to draw inferences about the connection between structure, function and disease within these themes. Finally will there be given an introduction to some themes in medical imaging, community medicine and ethical issues in medicine.
Learning methods and activities
The course is a web based course. Lectures are available in English as films through It's learning. In addition presentations are available as pdf-files at the same site.
Mandatory PBL-assessments must be solved and delivered throught the internet. Some of these must be delivered in mid term. The delivery and acceptance of these is a prerequisite for taking the exam. This presupposes registering for the teaching via studweb, in order to get access to it's learning. The number of assignments is announced on the course homepage before start of term. The deadline for each assignment is shown on It's learning.
Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.
Recommended previous knowledge
No previous knowledge of medicine is necessary.
Textbook is announced at It's learning before start of term
Examination arrangement: Written examination
|Term||Statuskode||Evaluation form||Weighting||Examination aids||Date||Time||Room *|
|Autumn||ORD||Written examination||100/100||D||2016-12-02||09:00||E6 , R73 , C , E1|
|Spring||ORD||Written examination||100/100||D||2017-05-15||09:00||Møterom 7 , E1 , E2 , E3 , E4 , E5 , E6|
- * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.