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MFEL1010 - Medicine for Non-Medical Students, Introduction

About

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

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

Course content

This course 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 covered in more depth. 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 addressed in lectures. The course gores less in depth than a corresponding couse on master level (MFEL3010). Ethical dilemmas will be subject to discussion. Lectures and course materials are 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 there will 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, there will be given an introduction to some themes in medical imaging, community medicine and ethical issues in medicine.

Learning methods and activities

This course is an online (web-based) course where all lectures are filmed in English and posted on the online course space. In addition, presentations are made available as pdf-files on the same course space.

Mandatory PBL assignments must be completed and submitted online within a deadline communicated through the online course space. Successful submission of assignments, and approved scores, is required to be able to take the final exam. Also required is registration via StudentWeb to obtain access to the online learning materials. The number of assignments, as well as the deadline for each assignment, is announced on the online course space at the beginning of the semester.

Compulsory assignments

  • PBL-oppgaver

Further on evaluation

For re-sit examinations, the written examination must be completed over 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
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Facts

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2019

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2020

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging

Phone:

Examination

Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 D 2019-12-03 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
DI41 Idrettssenteret (Dragvoll) 28
SL120 orange sone Sluppenvegen 14 8
Storhall del 1 Idrettssenteret (Dragvoll) 300
DI172 Idrettssenteret (Dragvoll) 1
DI171 Idrettssenteret (Dragvoll) 1
DI42 Idrettssenteret (Dragvoll) 5
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 D 2020-05-06 09:00
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.
Examination

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