MFEL3010 - Medicine for Students of Natural Sciences and Technology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Passed/Failed

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

Course content

The course will give a fundamental introduction to selected fields in physiology and pathophysiology. The in depth is greater than the correspondin couse at 1. year level (MFEL1010). The main purpose is to illustrate how physiology interacts with technology

In addition will there be given an introduction to the use of medical technology in diagnostics and treatment; background, chemical and physical principles and technology.

There will be given an introduction to medicine as a subject, both as an applied science, and medical evidence based practice, and what that implies.

Finally, there will be an introduction to the scientific methods that are specific to medicine: Epidemiology, clinical studies and evaluation of diagnostic methods, and their statistical basis. Further what this implies in limitations in diagnostics and treatment, with an emphasis on over diagnostics and over treatment

Detailed course information, including texs and web based links (recommended) and curriculum will be announced on the web.

Learning outcome

After completing the course, the student will have gotten an introduction to physiology on a more penetrating level, within selected fields. Within these fields, an understanding of the connection between function and disease is expected. Further, they will have gotten an introduction to methods in medical technology in imaging, molecular biological diagnostics and technological methods in treatment. A level of understanding enabling the student to draw conclusions about relevant use of this diagnostics / treatment is expected.

Finally, the students will get an introduction to scientific methods in medicine. A level of understanding about validity of, and limitations in medical evidence and diagnostics is expected. Further, an understanding of medicine as a subject, both the evidence base, the difference between scientific evidence, and evidence based practice. The fundamental issue is the limitations that a statistical evidence base gives for practice.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures. Lectures are to a great degree videotaped, and can be accessed online. Mandatory term assignment is submitted via web.

Compulsory assignments

  • Written assignment

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.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MD4011 7.5 2011-09-01
MFEL1010 7.5 2011-09-01


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 KALKULATOR 2018-12-03 09:00 Hall A , Hall B , SL120 , SL274
Spring UTS Written examination 100/100 KALKULATOR 2019-05-29 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.