MD4051 - Undergraduate Medical Research


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100 A

Course content

Semester IIIA is reserved for writing a medical research paper. The purpose of writing this paper is to generate a scientific, problem-oriented way of thinking in the students and promote their ability for life-long learning. Working with the paper will give the students training in independent problem-solving, critical assessment of scientific literature and formulating a clear approach to a problem. During the fall semester of the fourth year, the student has chosen a topic, made arrangements with his/her tutor and written a protocol for the paper. The paper must in a broad sense be relevant for medical theory or practice. The extended essay can be a scientific work built on existingdata or original observations within a limited field.

Learning outcome

Course objectives: Consult the study research topics book

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, independent work with the main task under supervision that includes problem formulation, literature search, data collection, processing and analysis, including written presentation and critical assessment of the assignment.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Medical studies (CMED)

Required previous knowledge

Admission to CMED and successfully completed 4 year of medical school (MD4042 and MD4043). Pre approved protocol

Course materials

An extended essay catalogue has been made to help the students choose and formulate a problem/objective for their paper. In this catalogue, the different institutes of the medical faculty present possible topics and tutors. The faculty also cooperates with local hospitals in the health region of central Norway.

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences


Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 100/100 A





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 100/100 A INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
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