MFEL1010 - Medicine for Non-Medical Students, Introduction


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 3 hours D

Course content

The subject offers a general introduction to medicine. It deals with the anatomy and physiology of the body, from cell to organ. A number of common diseases like heart attack, cancer, stroke and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, will be subject to more thorough treatment. Attention is drawn to how public healthcare is organized. Through the course students will also gain an insight into how patients are examined and treated when seeing a medical practitioner. Preventive medicine and epidemiology is also given in lectures. The course gores less in depth than a corresponding couse on master level (MFEL3010). Ethical dilemmas will be subject to discussion. The teching is also available in English.

Learning outcome

After completing the course, the student should have gotten a general introduction to the medical terminology, a fundamental introduction to anatomy and physiology, and examples of how this relates to disease. In that context will there be given examples of diseases within each organ system. The students will be expected to be able to draw inferences about the connection between structure, function and disease within these themes. Finally will there be given an introduction to some themes in medical imaging, community medicine and ethical issues in medicine.

Learning methods and activities

The course is a web based course where all lectures are available in English as films on the internet. In addition presentations are available as pdf-files at the same site.

Mandatory PBL-assessments must be solved and delivered throught the internet. Some of these must be delivered in mid term. The delivery and acceptance of these is a prerequisite for taking the exam. Registering for the teaching via StudentWeb, is presupposed in order to get access to the learning material on the internet. The number of assignments is announced on the course homepage before start of term. The deadline for each assignment is shown at the same site.

Compulsory assignments

  • PBL-oppgaver

Further on evaluation

For re-sit exams the written examination must be done again.

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.

Course materials

Textbook is announced before the start of the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MFEL1020 7.5
MD4011 7.5
MFEL3010 7.5 01.09.2011


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 D 2018-12-13 15:00 SL410 orange sone , SL271 , SL110 turkis sone , SL110 hvit sone , SL110 lilla sone , SL315 , SL111 orange sone
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 D 2019-06-04 15:00
  • * 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.