Course - Medicine for Students of Natural Sciences and Technology - MFEL3010
MFEL3010 - Medicine for Students of Natural Sciences and Technology
Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades
|Evaluation||Weighting||Duration||Grade deviation||Examination aids|
|School exam||100/100||3 hours||KALKULATOR|
The course gives a fundamental introduction to selected fields in cellular physiology, neurophysiology and circulation physiology, as well as related pathophysiology. The main purpose is to illustrate how physiology interacts with technology, illustrated by a fundamental introduction to the modes of medical imaging: X-ray, CT, MR, nuclear imaging (SPECT/PET) and ultrasound, as well as ECG. Technological treatment methods in circulation physiology will also be shown. In addition, an introduction to basic training physiology and oxygen uptake will be given.
The second objective is to illustrate medicine, both as a practice with weight on evidence based practice, and an applied science with weight on the scientific methods typical for medicine: epidemiology, clinical studies and diagnostic evaluation. The emphasis is on the statistical basis of these subjects. Understanding of statistical principles is an advantage, but not prerequisite. The course will show how statistical methods can be applied, but do mainly not intend to teach the practical use of statistical methods.
Further, fundamental problems and limitations in applying diagnostics and treatments to populations, especially false positives and negatives, positive and negative predictive value, and over diagnosis and over treatment will be addressed.
After completing the course, the student will have gotten an introduction to selected fields in physiology. Within these fields, an understanding of the connection between function and disease is expected. Further, the students will have gotten an introduction to methods in medical imaging, ECG and some molecular 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 an academic field is expected, both the evidence base, and the difference between scientific evidence and evidence based practice. The fundamental issue is the limitations that a statistical evidence base sets 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.
- Written assignment
Further on evaluation
For re-sit exams, the written examination must be completed over again.
Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.
Recommended previous knowledge
Understanding of statistical principles may be advantageous, but is not a requisite.
The lectures define the curriculum. Relevant learning materials will be available via the web (blackboard), and consists of lecture videos, lecture notes, selected review papers and web links. There is no textbook, as the topics are too diverse to be covered by a single textbook.
Credits: 7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level
Term no.: 1
Teaching semester: AUTUMN 2022
Language of instruction: English
- Medical Technology
- Medical Physics
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 KALKULATOR 2022-12-02 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates SL111 blå sone Sluppenvegen 14 21 SL111 orange sone Sluppenvegen 14 60 SL111 grønn sone Sluppenvegen 14 50 SL110 lilla sone Sluppenvegen 14 62 SL110 hvit sone Sluppenvegen 14 62 SL110 turkis sone Sluppenvegen 14 78 SL271 Sluppenvegen 14 1 SL274 Sluppenvegen 14 2 SL323 Sluppenvegen 14 1 SL319 Sluppenvegen 14 1 S410 Smaragd 2 SL120 blå sone Sluppenvegen 14 21
- Spring UTS School exam 100/100 KALKULATOR 2023-06-07 15:00 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.
For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"