MD4061 - Community Medicine


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 6 hours G

Course content

Course description: Semester 3C is mainly dedicated to environmental- and social medicine. During the semester the students should expand their knowledge of and skills in medical behavioural subjects and patient-doctor communication, environmental medicine, epidemiology and medical statistics, and clinical decision-making, and apply this knowledge in a practical/clinical setting. The students should also procure new knowledge within the fields of general practice social medicine, public health, occupational medicine, environmental medicine, preventive medicine, geriatrics, health service administration and economy, social inequality in health, and women's health. Elements of history of medicine, ethics and forensic medicine are also taught.

An important part of the semester is the 6-week apprenticeship in general practice/primary care.

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

  • Deployment in municipal health services (practice)
  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Clinics
  • Submissions
  • Group assignment

For compulsory activity, a maximum of 15% unauthorized absence from this course are allowed.

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved clinical practice in primary health care
  • Approved exercises in public health
  • Approved exercise in general medicine

Further on evaluation

Written exam includes subjects taught in the subjects MD4053 and MD4061. In addition, up to 1/3 of the exam's total weight may consist of material from previous semesters.

Specific conditions

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

Required previous knowledge

Admission requirements:CMED and passed the fifth year of Medical School (MD4051 and MD4053).

Approved student license.

Course materials

Course materiel will be available on Blackboard.

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Clinical Medicine
  • Public Health
  • Medicine
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 G 2023-12-15 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL415 Sluppenvegen 14 14
SL410 Sluppenvegen 14 109
Spring UTS School exam 100/100 G 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.

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