MFEL3010 - Medicine for Students of Natural Sciences and Technology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

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. This course is more in-depth than the corresponding course on the 1st year level (MFEL1010). The main purpose is to illustrate how physiology interacts with technology.

In addition there will 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, implications in limitations in diagnostics and treatment will be addressed, with an emphasis on over-diagnostics and over-treatment.

Detailed course information, including texts and web-based links (recommended) as well as required readings will be announced online.

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, the students 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 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.

Compulsory assignments

  • Skriftlig innlevering

Further on evaluation

For re-sit exams, 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.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MD4011 7.5 01.09.2011
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2019

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging



Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 KALKULATOR 2019-11-25 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL111 lyseblå sone Sluppenvegen 14 76
SL271 Sluppenvegen 14 6
SL354 Sluppenvegen 14 1
SL274 Sluppenvegen 14 8
SL355 Sluppenvegen 14 1
SL110 turkis sone Sluppenvegen 14 74
SL111 brun sone Sluppenvegen 14 76
SL111 grønn sone Sluppenvegen 14 46
SL110 lilla sone Sluppenvegen 14 58
SL110 hvit sone Sluppenvegen 14 59
SL111 orange sone Sluppenvegen 14 55
SL315 Sluppenvegen 14 1
Spring UTS Written examination 100/100 KALKULATOR 2020-05-28 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
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