MD4020 - Second Comprehensive Medical Exam


Examination arrangement

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

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home examination 1/2 6 hours
Oral examination 1/2 1 hours

Course content

The first part of this course focuses on the brain and central nervous system. The students are taught how these systems work, and some psychiatric functions are included. The functions and anatomy of the eye, ear and balance are also subjects in this semester. Growth and development are important subjects in the first semester. This includes conception, embryology, birth, infant and juvenile development, aging process and death. Genetics, ethics and pelvic anatomy are taught in the first semester. The second semester starts with microbiology, immunology, endocrinology and nephrology. Then follows lectures on medical statistics and -epidemiology, before a larger session with pathology. The last part of the semester is devoted to pharmacology, environmental medicine and toxicology. Throughout the semesters, there will be different types of teaching, like lectures, seminars, clinics, group work, mandatory PBL work, and relevant lab courses and microscopy practice. In addition, the mandatory course in patient-doctor communication is finished with an oral exam in the middle of semester ID. For compulsory activity, a maximum of 15% unauthorized absence are allowed

Learning outcome

There are several learning objectives related to the semester subjects. These objectives are available at the "Læringsmåldatabasen" at the faculty`s home page.

Learning methods and activities

  • Problem-based learning (PBL)
  • Lectures (basal and clinical)
  • Courses
  • Seminars
  • Examination and communication courses
  • Visits to general practitioners

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory PBL
  • Doctor-pasient-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

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 CMED and successfully completed 1st year of medical school (MD4011).

Course materials

Course materiel will be available on Blackboard.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  60.0 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

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 Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Oral examination 1/2
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home examination (1) 1/2





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.
  • 1) Merk at eksamensform er endret som et smittevernstiltak i den pågående koronasituasjonen.

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