Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Courses for Exchange Students in Medicine and Health Sciences

Exchange students

NTNU is part of numerous student exchange and placement programmes. The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences participates in the Erasmus+ programme and NORDPLUS. There are also exchange agreements with universities in many other countries.

Courses taught in English

Course

Credits

Semester

Medical Doctor Programme

MD4041 Semester IID for International Students  ('English Semester')

30.0

Autumn or Spring

MD3002 Clinical rotation 2 weeks

3.0 Autumn or Spring

MD3004 Clinical rotation 4 weeks

6.0 Autumn or Spring

MD3008 Clinical rotation 8 weeks

12.0 Autumn or Spring

MD3012 Clinical rotation 12 weeks

18.0 Autumn or Spring

MD3016 Clinical rotation 16 weeks

24.0 Autumn or Spring

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English semester

The 7th semester (4th year) of the Medical Doctor Programme is taught in English, and is open for qualified exchange students.

The main clinical subjects of this semester will be obstetrics, gynaecology, paediatrics, child and adolescent psychiatry, endocrinology, kidneys and urinary system. The subjects are taught primarily through three types of learning activities:

Lectures

The first week will consist of introductory lectures in all subjects. Each subsequent week will cover separate subjects with corresponding lectures. There will be lectures in the following subjects; endocrinology, breast- and endocrine surgery, radiology/imaging, urology, paediatrics, gynaecology, obstetrics, child- and adolescent psychiatry, nephrology, global health and infectious medicine. In addition to this, the students will have macroscopic (organ) pathology and histopathology of the breast, male genital tract, endocrine system, kidney, gynaecological cancer, in addition to placental, foetal- and perinatal pathology. There will also be organ demonstrations and a laboratory course in microbiological diagnosis of urinary tract infection and methods for antimicrobial susceptibility testing.

Lectures are optional.

Clinical clerkship

Every week, each PBL group will be assigned to a department for 'clinical clerkship'. In the clerkship students accompany doctors for in- and out-patient visits, physical examination, tutorials and case-studies. The elements of the clerkship vary between departments. 

Duration of clerkships:

Endocrinology

2 weeks

Radiology / Imaging

1 week

Urology

2 weeks

Paediatrics

4 weeks

Gynaecology

2 weeks

Obstetrics

2 weeks

Child and adolescent psychiatry

2 weeks

Nephrology

2 weeks

In addition to the organised clerkship, students may join doctors on call at any time.

Attendance in clinical clerkship is mandatory.

PBL Sessions

Students are assigned to groups consisting of 6 to 8 members who work together in PBL (Problem Based Learning) and attend the same clinical clerkships. The groups meet for a weekly 3 hour PBL session, fascilitated by a clinician from their current clinical clerkship. The PBL work centres on given case studies relevant to the field of medicine covered in the lectures and clinica clerkships.

All PBL-sessions are mandatory.

Exam

At the end of the semester there will be a written and an oral exam. The written exam is 4 hours and consist of 100-120 multiple choice questions. The oral exam is OSCE-based (Objective Structured Clinical Examination).

These exams covers all subjects from the semester. Students will need to attend the regular exam at the end of the semester regardless of what they have taken previously (at their home university) if they wish to obtain the 30 ECTS credits for their stay at NTNU.

Students must pass both exams (written and oral) to pass the semester and achieve the ECTS credits.


 

Clinical rotations

The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences has a close collaboration with St. Olav's University Hospital. Every semester, medical exchange students come to Trondheim to do clinical rotations at St. Olav's.

All clinical rotations are organized through The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, and students apply to NTNU as regular exchange students.

Students are not allowed to contact St. Olav's University Hospital in Trondheim to organize clinical rotations on their own.

All students must register for one or more courses each semester to be considered an active student at NTNU.

Who can apply?

Only students from partner institutions can apply for clinical rotations at NTNU/St. Olav's University Hospital. 

Due to limited capacity, NTNU/St. Olav's University Hospital do no longer accept Praktische Jahre students.

Application deadline

Autumn semester: April 1st

Spring semester: October 1st

All applications are processed after the application deadline.

Semester dates

Autumn semester: September 1st to mid-December

Spring semester: Beginning of January to mid-June

Course certificate

At the end of their stay, students can order a Transcript of record for the passed course(s). This is done through Søknadsweb. On request, students may get documentation of which clinic(s) they have attended and the duration of their clinical rotation(s). Further documentation is not offered.

The courses have no exam, only attendance is required. The courses are graded as pass or fail.

Departments that offer clinical rotations to exchange students:

  • Surgery
  • Internal medicine
  • Orthopedics
  • Neurology
  • ENT (ear, nose and throat)
  • Opthalmology
  • Oncology
  • Rheumatology
  • Paediatrics

Students participate in the daily work at the department. There will be no lectures/seminars/exam.

Additional information about clinical rotations

  • Clinical rotations are arranged individually for each student outside the regular medical curriculum. The number of available places depends on the capacity in the departments.
  • Each student is offered clinical rotations in maximum three (3) departments per semester.
  • Clinical rotations must take place within the semester dates. We do not accept any students for clinical rotations during the summer (mid-June to mid-August) or Christmas holidays.
  • All clinical rotations must start on a Monday.
  • It is preferable that students speak a Scandinavian language. However, English is usually accepted for all departments but Paediatrics. No place is guaranteed until the Faculty coordinator has made all the necessary arrangements with the department. There is limited capacity, and it is not always possible to accommodate all applicants. If you are not accepted one semester, NTNU encourages you to apply again for another semester.

Application form

Apply for Clinical rotation courses 

How to fill out your Learning Agreement

In your Learning Agreement, you fill in the course code, subject and preferred start date

Example:

Course code Clinic Start date

MD3008

8 weeks surgery

February 1

MD3008

4 weeks surgery, 4 weeks internal medicine

February 1

MD3008

MD3002

10 weeks surgery

September 1

MD3016

8 weeks surgery, 8 weeks internal medicine

September 1

 

 


 

Course

Credits

Semester

Courses at bachelor's level

HFYS3005 Body, Movement and Culture  *

10.0 Autumn

HSYK3001 Global Health  *

5.0 Autumn

HVER3003 The Norwegian Welfare and Health Care System  *

10.0 Spring (not spring 2019)

HVER303P Field Studies in Disabilities, Norwegian Caring Policy and Institutions  *

15.0 Spring (not spring 2019)

MFEL1010 Introduction to Medicine for Non-Medical Students (self-tuition)

7.5

Autumn or Spring

NEVR2010 Introduction to Neuroscience

15.0

Autumn

NEVR2030 Condensed Introduction to Neuroscience

7.5

Autumn

* Admission to the course is limited to students from specific partner institutions.

Course

Credits

Semester

Courses at master's level

BEV3102 Physical Fitness and Performance 

7.5 Autumn

BEV3201 Introduction to Signal Processing in Matlab

7.5 Spring

FARM3100 Research Project in Pharmacy

30 Autumn or spring

KLH3101 Obesity: Epidemiology, Pathophysiology and Consequences

7.5 Autumn

KLH3103 Obesity Treatment 1: Lifestyle Treatment

7.5 Autumn

KLH3108 Obesity Treatment 2: Surgery and Behavioural Treatment

7.5 Spring

MFEL3010 Medicine for Students of Natural Sciences and Technology

7.5 Autumn

MH3002 Epidemiology I

7.5 Spring

MH3003 Statistics for Medicine and Health Sciences

7.5 Autumn

MOL3000 Introduction to Molecular Medicine

7.5

Autumn

MOL3001 Medical Genetics

7.5

Spring

MOL3005 Immunology

7.5

Autumn

MOL3007 Functional Genomics

7.5

Spring

MOL3009 Biobanking

7.5

Autumn

MOL3010 Animal Cell Culture (self-tuition)

7.5

Autumn

MOL3014 Nanomedicine I - Bioanalysis

7.5

Autumn

MOL3015 Nanomedicine II - Therapy

7.5

Spring

MOL3018 Medical Toxicology

7.5 Spring

MOL3020 Virology

7.5 Spring

MOL3021 Bioinformatics - Applied Project

7.5 Spring

MOL3022 Bioinformatics - Method Oriented Project

7.5 Spring

MOL3023 Molecular Medical Microbiology with Project

7.5 Spring

NEVR3001 Basic Neuroscience

7.5

Autumn

NEVR3002 Sensory and Motor Neuroscience

7.5 Autumn

NEVR3003 Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience

7.5

Spring

NEVR3004 Neural Networks

7.5

Spring

PH3000 Global Health

5 Autumn and spring

PH3001 Qualitative Research Methods

7.5 Autumn

PH3002 Innovation in Global Health

7.5 Spring

Course

Credits

Semester

Courses at PhD level

KLMED8003 Quality of Life

4.0

Spring

KLMED8004 Medical Statistics, Part I

7.5

Autumn

KLMED8005 Medical Statistics, Part II

7.5

Spring

KLMED8007 Clinical Research

5.0

Autumn

MEDT8002 Ultrasound Imaging

7.5

Autumn

MEDT8007 Simulation Methods in Ultrasound Imaging

7.5

Autumn or Spring

MEDT8008 Clinical MR Spectroscopy

5.0

Spring

MEDT8010 Metabolomics? Methods and Applications

7.5

Autumn

MEDT8011 Introduction to MR Imaging

4.0

Autumn

MOL8001 Molecular Physiology: Mechanisms and Methods

4.5

Autumn

MOL8002 Molecular Mechanisms of Host Defence

9.0

Autumn

MOL8003 Microarray Technology and Data Analysis - with Laboratory Training

7.5

Spring

MOL8004 Microarray Technology and Data Analysis - without Laboratory Training

4.5

Spring

MOL8006 Receptor Signalling and Trafficking

10.0

Spring

SMED8004 Introduction to Research

5.0

Autumn or Spring

SMED8015 Qualitative Research Methods

7.5

Autumn

Please note that some of these courses may be cancelled if too few students register for examination.

The normal workload per semester is 30 credits.

Questions?

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about courses or degree programmes at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences or about studying at NTNU and living in Trondheim.

For information about application procedures and admission, please contact the Office of International Relations.

For information about the content and structure of courses and degree programmes, please contact The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Section of Student and Academic Affairs:

Email: studier@mh.ntnu.no, Phone: + 47 72 82 07 00

The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences offers several courses that are open for exchange students. Below you find lists of such courses taught in English.