TMM4852 - Experts in Teamwork - Biomaterials and Medical Devices: Body Parts of the Future


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Work

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Work 100/100

Course content

Experts in Teamwork is a course in which students apply their academic competence in interdisciplinary project work to learn cooperative skills that can be transferred to the workplace. Relevant issues from society and working life form the basis for the project work, and the student teams should work together with external partners. The student team must adapt the project that the team members choose, to suit their combined competence and the theme of the village.

This village focuses on issues like quality of life, health and materials technology/design. The main objective of the village is to convert ideas into research, and research into solutions.

To be successful in modern implant/device development extensive technological capabilities covering electronic-, mechanical-, material- and control technologies, along with the evaluation of medical implications, patient related outcome and the ability to attain the required level of reliability are required. The economic aspect related to the development of "new" concepts/solutions is also of importance. In other words, multidisciplinary alliances need to be formed to harness the diverse skills and technologies needed to deliver effective outcomes.
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Learning outcome

Knowledge: The candidate should
• learn to communicate and cooperate enabling the students to contribute to comprehensive solutions.
• Learn job satisfaction and learning in interdisciplinary project work later in their professional life.
• gain insight into how his or her behaviour and attitude can influence teamwork.

The candidate should know:
• The student is to be able to see his or her own cooperation from a metaperspective in order to understand how they communicate, plan, decide, solve tasks, handle disagreement and relate to professional and personal differences.
• The student is to be able to sustain and strengthen initiatives that stimulate cooperation or change patterns of behaviour where necessary.

General competence:
The candidate should:
• The student is to develop a conceptual framework and be able to apply basic group theory to describe specific cooperative situations.
• The student is to develop a new perspective on their academic competence by communicating and applying it.
• The student is to be able to cooperate with people from other subject areas to take advantage of interdisciplinary expertise.

Compulsory assignments

  • Oppmøte hver landsbydag
  • Muntlig presentasjon
  • Utarbeide samarbeidsavtale

Further on evaluation

For a re-take of an examination, all assessments during the course must be re-taken.

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.

Required previous knowledge

Corresponding to fourth year of MSc study.

Course materials

Will be presented at start of course.


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Work

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Spring ORD Work 100/100
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
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