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Undergraduate course

Second Semester Medicine

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Objectives and Content

The course consists of two parts:

  1. An introduction to the Norwegian health care system, which includes patient contact and communication
  2. The human musculoskeletal system

The course consists of the following modules:

  • The human musculoskeletal system
  • Examination techniques of the human musculoskeletal l system
  • Introduction to emergency medicine
  • Patient contact and communication

Learning Outcomes


After completing the course, the student will know:

  • The core structure of the Norwegian health care system
  • The concepts of professionalism and professional maturation, and their relevance to the medical education and the role of the doctor
  • The structure and function of the human musculoskeletal system, including surface anatomy


After completing the course, the student will able to:

  • Understand the division between the primary and specialist health care systems
  • Carry out a professional conversation with a patient about disease and health experiences
  • Conduct a basic clinical examination of the musculoskeletal system

General competence:

After completing the course, the student will be able to behave in a professional and dignified manner, in practice within the health care system and when conducting examinations of the musculoskeletal system.

Teaching Methods and Extent of Organized Teaching

Relevant information supplied on MyUiB/e-mail.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Participation in courses and essays during the semester is mandatory.

Forms of Assessment


  • Written assignmnent in the Patient Contact module.
  • 2 hours written exam in the musculoskeletal system module.

Grading: Pass/Fail

Grading Scale

Pass / Fail

Course Evaluation

Written evaluation using electronic/digital evaluation tool.

Regular meetings between course coordinators and the student representatives.



Department of Biomedicine

Course coordinator:
Knut Teigen, https://uib.no/persons/Knut.Teigen
Different teachers responsibile for each part of the course

Exam information

  • For written exams, please note that the start time may change from 09:00 to 15:00 or vice versa until 14 days prior to the exam.

  • Type of assessment: Written examination

    14.06.2023, 09:00
    2 hours
    Withdrawal deadline
    Examination system
    Digital exam