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Sjuende semester medisinstudiet

Semester of Instruction

Spring/Autumn

Objectives and Content

The subjects for the 7th semester give the students comprehensive knowledge about disease and injury within the themes of neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry, ophthalmology and ear, nose and throat. Tuition is given in general examination techniques with the emphasis on symptom-based diagnostics and initiation of therapy.

The students will also undertake 4 weeks of psychiatric placement in a psychiatric ward at Helse-Bergen or a collaborating hospital. The students will follow the patients from admission and throughout the hospital stay or any out-patient consultations. They will be present during consultations with examination and treatment of the patients.

A start-up seminar for the preparation of a project description for the special assignment.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the subject course the student must display knowledge of:

  • Symptoms and signs, diagnosis and treatment of the most important diseases and injuries within the themes of neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry, ophthalmology and ear, nose and throat.
  • Symptoms and signs within the themes of neurology, psychiatry, ophthalmology and ear, nose and throat associated to diseases within internal medical or surgical diseases.
  • To define patients that can be treated as out-patients and those patients that would need referral to the specialist health service.
  • Specific examinations and procedures related to diagnostics and treatment of the most important diseases and injuries within the themes of neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry, ophthalmology and ear, nose and throat.
  • Mode of action and relevant side effects of frequently used drugs for treatment of the most important diseases and injuries within the themes of neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry, ophthalmology and ear, nose and throat.
  • The legal requirements with emphasis on knowledge of the parts that regulate access to compulsory examination and admission to hospital.

Skills, after completion of the subject the student can:

  • Conduct a targeted anamnesis and complete clinical examination in order to evaluate illness within the themes of neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry, ophthalmology, ear, nose and throat.
  • Diagnose and treat the most common diseases and injuries within the themes of neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry, ophthalmology and ear, nose and throat.
  • Provide information about the most common diseases and relevant treatment alternatives, both in primary health care and in the specialist health service, within the themes of neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry, ophthalmology and ear, nose and throat.

General competence, the student must:

  • Have insight into and behave in a professionally correct manner, show empathy for individuals who suffer from diseases within the themes of neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry, ophthalmology and ear, nose and throat.
  • Have insight into and understand the practical meaning of the different symptoms and outcomes associated to diseases within the themes of neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry, ophthalmology and ear, nose and throat.
  • Have insight into what it is like to live with a disease within the themes of neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry, ophthalmology and ear, nose and throat.
  • Have insight into ethical issues associated to diagnosing and treatment of patients suffering from serious diseases within the themes of neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry, eyes and ear, nose and throat.
  • Have insight into and be able to develop attitudes that generate contact, security and confidence in the doctor-patient relationship.
  • Have insight into the organisation of the health service and be able to develop good working relationships with other occupational groups.
  • Have insight into the patient¿s rights.
  • Have insight into the meaning of documentation and the need for justification of deviation from normal practice.

Access to the Course

Cand. med.-degree programme

Teaching Methods and Extent of Organized Teaching

Tuition will be given as lectures, patient demonstrations, team-based learning (TBL), group tuition with rehearsal of examination techniques, including examination of patients. A substantial amount of individual initiative from the students is assumed regarding rehearsal of examination techniques on each other.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

  • Participation in practical courses and tests.
  • Participation in weekly service and clinical placemnet
  • Participation in case presentations
  • Participation in TBL-sessions
  • Participation in group seminars


Forms of Assessment

Digital written exam (5 hours) which include questions from all the themes for the 7th semester.

Oral/practical exam in one of the four main themes: Neurology, Psychiatry, Ear, Nose and Throat or Ophthalmology

A collective grade is given for the semester, where the written exam accounts for 70% and the oral exam accounts for 30%.

Obligatory work assignments during the semester must be approved in order to sit the semester exam.

Course Evaluation

Written evaluation.

Contact

Contact Information

 studie@kliniskmedisin.uib.no

Exam information

  • Note that the time may change up until 14 days prior to the day of the examination. The location will be published 14 days ahead.

  • Type of assessment: Wtritten and oral examination (New exam)

    Withdrawal deadline
    01.09.2017
    Examination system
    Inspera
    Digital exam
    • Note that the time may change up until 14 days prior to the day of the examination. The location will be published 14 days ahead.

    • Exam part: Oral examination

    • Exam part: Written examination

      Date
      27.09.2017, 09:00
      Duration
      5 hours
      Examination system
      Inspera
      Digital exam
      Location
  • Type of assessment: Wtritten and oral examination

    Withdrawal deadline
    01.09.2017
    • Note that the time may change up until 14 days prior to the day of the examination. The location will be published 14 days ahead.

    • Exam part: Oral examination

      Exam period
      12.12.2017–14.12.2017
    • Exam part: Written examination

      Date
      11.12.2017, 09:00
      Duration
      5 hours
      Examination system
      Inspera
      Digital exam
      Location