TMT4853 - Experts in Teamwork - Biomaterials and Healthcare


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Work
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
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 related to quality of life, health, materials technology, biotechnology and product design. The main objective of the village is to convert ideas into research, and research into solutions. To be successful in modern medical device and implant development extensive technological capabilities covering material- bio-, electronic-, mechanical-, material- and control technologies, along with the ability to evaluate the medical implications during their use in and/or on the human body. 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 successful and effective outcomes. For further information, see and

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. Skills The candidate should: - 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. - be able to sustain and strengthen initiatives that stimulate cooperation or change patterns of behaviour where necessary. General competence The candidate should: - be able to develop a conceptual framework and to apply basic group theory to describe specific cooperative situations. - be able to develop a new perspective on their academic competence by communicating and applying it. - be able to cooperate with people from other subject areas to take advantage of interdisciplinary expertise.

Learning methods and activities

In accordance with central (common) description of Experts in Teamwork (all villages).

Compulsory assignments

  • Attended all course days
  • Oral presentation
  • Preparation of a cooperation agreement

Further on evaluation

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

Required previous knowledge

Corresponding to fourth year of MSc study.

Course materials

Will be presented at start of course.

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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Materials Science and Engineering


Examination arrangement: Work

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Work 100/100
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.

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