MFEL1010 - Medicine for Non-Medical Students, Introduction


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 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 assignments must be completed and submitted in Blackboard 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-exercises

Further on evaluation

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

Course materials

Textbook is announced before the start of the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MFEL1020 7.5
MD4011 7.5
MD4012 7.5 AUTUMN 2022
More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2022

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2023

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 D 2022-12-07 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL271 Sluppenvegen 14 1
SL317 Sluppenvegen 14 1
SL238 Sluppenvegen 14 6
SL110 turkis sone Sluppenvegen 14 80
SL430 Sluppenvegen 14 12
SL111 lyseblå sone Sluppenvegen 14 72
SL228 Sluppenvegen 14 7
SL318 Sluppenvegen 14 1
SL319 Sluppenvegen 14 1
SL111 orange sone Sluppenvegen 14 41
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 D 2023-06-03 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL311 orange sone Sluppenvegen 14 65
SL410 orange sone Sluppenvegen 14 58
SL274 Sluppenvegen 14 4
SL410 blå sone Sluppenvegen 14 51
SL415 Sluppenvegen 14 53
SL510 Sluppenvegen 14 48
SL323 Sluppenvegen 14 1
SL120 blå sone Sluppenvegen 14 10
  • * 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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