MD4011 - First Comprehensive Medical Exam


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination and Oral examination
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 1/2 6 hours H
Oral examination 1/2 2 hours

Course content

In the first semester, the students should learn most of the necessary biochemistry and cell biology. This semester is also an introduction to medical terminology related to both basal and clinical topics. The students have seminars and lectures on medical ethics. There are trainings in communication between health personnel and patients.
The second semester starts with anatomy courses where the local motor system is central (musculoskeletal system). This semester also includes the functions of three main organ systems: The heart, the lungs and the digestive system. The students get lectures about some common diseases, and there are clinical examination courses which correspond to the main topics of the semester.

For compulsory activity, a maximum of 15% unauthorized absence from this course are allowed

Learning outcome

There are several learning objectives related to the semester subjects. These objectives are printed in the handbook for this line of study and shall be available on the web.

Learning methods and activities

Problem-based learning (PBL), lectures (basal and clinical), courses, seminars, clinical examination and communication courses, visits to general practitioners.

Compulsory assignments

  • Participation in Problem-based learning groups
  • Doctor/Patient-course

Further on evaluation

The students who do not pass the exam will have to resit only the part of the exam they did not pass, i.e. either the oral or the written exam (or both).

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Medical studies (CMED)

Required previous knowledge

Admission to the study program in medicine (CMED)

Course materials

Look at the semester information.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MFEL1010 7.5
MFEL3010 7.5 01.09.2011
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  45.0 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Medicine
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences



Examination arrangement: Written examination and Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD Oral examination 1/2
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Written examination 1/2 H
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"

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