MD4041 - Medicine semester IID - for foreign students


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written and oral examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 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 31 January in the next semester. See also semester IIIA.

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

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 (applies only to 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

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

Course materiel will be available on Blackboard.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MD4043 30.0 AUTUMN 2018
MD4045 30.0 AUTUMN 2019
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Version: 1
Credits:  30.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2022

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2023

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 and oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 1/2
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD School exam 1/2 D 2022-12-16 09:00 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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