MD4030 - Third Comprehensive Medical Exam


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written and oral examination
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral examination 1/2 2 hours
School exam 1/2 6 hours D

Course content

The third year is more clinically focused than the first two years. The semester called IIA includes subjects like: The eye; the ear, nose and throat; neurology and neurosurgery; geriatrics; stroke; infections; physical medicine and rehabilitation; radiology; oncology (cancer medicine). The other semester, called IIB, is more focused on surgery and internal medicine. Subjects in this term: The heart; the vascular system; the blood; the lungs and airways; the digestive system. More pathology, pharmacology and oncology are tought corresponding with the organ systems.

Learning outcome

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

Learning methods and activities

  • Problem-based learning (PBL)
  • Lectures
  • Courses
  • Seminars
  • Team-based learning (TBL)
  • Clinical rotation in the University Hospital

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

Compulsory assignments

  • Clinical practice
  • PBL-sessions
  • Obligatory attendance

Further on evaluation

The students who do not pass the exam will have to resist 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 2 year of medical school (MD4020).

Course materials

Course materiel will be available on Blackboard.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MD4031 60.0 AUTUMN 2018
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Version: 1
Credits:  60.0 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2022

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2023

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 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 School exam 1/2 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Oral examination 1/2
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 1/2 D INSPERA
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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