MD4041 - Medicine semester IID - for foreign students


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination and Oral examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 1/2 4 hours D
Oral examination 1/2 2 hours

Course content

Semester IID for foreign students (MD4041) is identical with semester IID for Norwegian medical students (MD4043) with English as the teaching language. The teaching includes the following topics: obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, endocrinology, nephrology, urology, radiology/imaging, global health, infectious diseases and microbiology, pharmacology and pathology. The teaching is organised in thematic weeks. Lectures, clinics, seminars and courses are given on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. Clinical teaching and PBL (problem based learning) are given wednesdays and thursdays. In addition to the respective clinical departments, other departments and institutes are also integrated in the teaching. All students (except foreign students) will, during autumn in the 4th year, chose their theme for their main thesis, get a supervisor and submit a protocol before January 31st next semester. See also semester IIIA.

Learning outcome

There are several learning objectives related to the semester subjects. These objectives can be found in the "Læringsmåldatabasen" at the MH-faculty homepages.

Learning methods and activities

Teaching methods are problem-based learning (PBL), lectures, clinics, seminars, demonstrations, courses, clinical teaching on rotation in the university hospital and skills laboratories.
PBL and clinical teaching (uketjeneste) is mandatory with an accepted maximum of 15% absence.

Compulsory assignments

  • Participation in Problem based learning groups
  • Clinical teaching

Further on evaluation

If the students don't pass IID in the autumn semester, they are allowed to continue in IIC in the following spring semester (most relevant for the Norwegian students). Resit exam will go on in august (included foreign students). 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). The foreign students will be given marks for the exam as letters A, B, ... to F according to international standard with A as the best mark and F for failure.

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

Successfully completed 3 years of medical school.

Course materials

Look at the semester information.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MD4043 30.0 01.09.2018
MD4045 30.0 01.09.2019
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  30.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: English

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 *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 1/2
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination 1/2
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Written examination 1/2 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Written examination 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"

More on examinations at NTNU