MD4053 - Clerkship in Local Hospital


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Practical training
Grade: Passed/Failed

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

Course content

Course description:
The objective of the first part of semester IIIB is to prepare the students practically and theoretically for working in a local hospital later in the semester. This 4-week period is devoted to revision and presentation of new material in the subjects: anesthesiology, diagnostic imaging, sports medicine, infectious medicine, geriatrics, emergency medicine, writing prescriptions, foresic medicine and forensic psychiatry.
During the second part of semester IIIB, the students are placed in a local hospital for 16 weeks. They will participate in the daily running of three different departments: 2 weeks in anesthesiology, 7 weeks in internal medicine and 7 weeks in general surgery. In addition, radiology is taught one hour weekly. This placement in a local hospital is an obligatory part of the medical education. After a short introduction to 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.

For compulsory activity, 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

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

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

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

Admission requirements:
Successfully completed 4 year of medical school (MD4042 and MD4043).

Course materials

Look at the semester information.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MD4052 22.5 01.09.2007
More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  22.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

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: Practical training

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam 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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