MD4041 - Semester IID - for foreign students


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination and Oral examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Skriftlig eksamen 1/2 4 timer
Muntlig eksamen 1/2 2 timer

Course content

Semester IID for foreign students (MD4041) is identical with semester IID for norwegian medicine students (MD4043) with English as the teaching language. The teaching includes the following topics: obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, child and adolescent psychiatry, endocrinology, nephrology, urology, radiology/imaging, global health, infectious diseases, 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 deliver a protocol before November 15th (for Norwegian students abroad there are other dates). See also semester IIIA.

Learning outcome

There are several learning objectives related to the semester subjects. These objectives are printed in the "studiehåndbok", for translations; see Semesterhandbook.

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. A maximum of 15% absence is allowed.

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:
Medisinstudiet (CMED)

Required previous knowledge

Successfully completed 3 years of medical school.

Course materials

Recommended course material will be published in the semester handbook.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MD4043 30.0 01.09.2018
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Version: 1
Credits:  30.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2017

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2018

Language of instruction: English


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

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 Muntlig eksamen 1/2
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Skriftlig eksamen 1/2 2017-12-14 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Muntlig eksamen 1/2 2018-06-07 08:30
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Skriftlig eksamen 1/2 2018-05-28 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Muntlig eksamen 1/2
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Skriftlig eksamen 1/2 09:00
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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