MD4053 - Clerkship in Local Hospital


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Supervised training
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Supervised training 100/100

Course content

The objective of the first part of semester IIIB is to prepare the students for working in a local hospital later in the semester. This 1-week period in Trondheim focus on of how prescription theory and training, how to use hand-held ultrasound device, and training in simulator facilities.

In the second part of semester IIIB the students are placed in a local hospital for 18 weeks. They will participate in the daily running of different departments: 14 weeks internal medicine, general surgery, and anesthesiology, and 4 weeks child, adolescent and adult physiatry. After a short introduction in each department, the student will be a part of the doctor staff and in this way acquire knowledge of the practical work. The students should after a while be able to perform certain tasks under supervision. A working day for the students begins with the department briefing session in the morning and lasts until the department's normal working time ends.

The practice in a local hospital is an obligatory part of the medical education. A maximum of 10% unauthorized absence from this course are allowed.

The mandatory activity TverrPraks in MD4061 can be carried out in MD4053 and will then be considered approved

Learning outcome

There are several learning objectives related to the semester subjects. These objectives are printed in the handbook for this line of study and shall be available on the web.

Learning methods and activities

  • Deployment in local hospital (practice)
  • Problem-based learning (PBL)
  • Lectures
  • Courses / exercises

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved skills list
  • Participation in Problem-based learning groups
  • Being present at the hospital

Further on evaluation

Individual assessment. Clerkship includes obligatory attendance at the local hospital and PBL. Obligatory activities and the skills list must be approved to pass. If the student fails, the student has to retake the clerkship. The student may do the clerkship two times. See "Retningslinjer for gjennomføring og vurdering av veiledet praksisstudier ved Fakultet for medisin og helsevitenskap ved NTNU".

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 requirements: CMED Successfully completed fourth year of medical school (MD4042/MD4044 and MD4043/MD4045).

Course materials

Course materiel will be available on Blackboard.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MD4052 22.5 AUTUMN 2007
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Version: 1
Credits:  22.5 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:

Department with academic responsibility
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences


Examination arrangement: Supervised training

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Supervised training 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Supervised training 100/100
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.

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