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Eighth Semester Medicine

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Teaching semester

Autumn and spring

Place of Instruction

Bergen and Førde/Haugesund/Stavanger

Objectives and Content

First teaching semester for this course is spring 2017.

The semester is divided into two parts:

 

1. Theoretical and practical teaching in Bergen (9 weeks) in the following subject areas:

  1. Plastic surgery and minor surgery
  2. Kidneys/urinary tracts, part 2
  3. Endocrinology, part 2
  4. Blood, part 2
  5. Dermis

There will also be a course in medication prescriptions.

 

2. Practical skills training at collaborating hospitals in Western Norway (8 weeks) with emphasis on internal medicine, surgery, radiology and anesthesia.

The purpose of the practical training period in Førde/Haugesund/Stavanger is that the students should learn through bedside clinical practice and instructions. The students will be trained in communicating with patients and next of kin, clinical examination, judgement of symptoms and clinical findings, diagnostic considerations and at planning further examinations and treatment. Most of the learning will happen by taking active part in the daily routines at the hospital.

The last week of the semester is set aside for the oral exam.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the 8th semester the student should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:

 

Knowledge

On completion of the semester the student has:

  • insight into symptoms, clinical findings, diagnostics, treatments and follow up of common acute and chronic diseases as well as injuries in the subject areas of the semester
  • insight into how to set a diagnosis/differential diagnosis, plan for further examinations and plan for treatment of individual patients, based on systematic journal recordings (clinical evaluation)
  • insight into indications for common biochemical tests, pathological examinations and radiological examinations in the subject areas of the semester
  • insight into basic pharmacological principles that are used in medical treatment of common diseases that are part of the semester
  • insight into indications, contraindications and the most common complications of common examinations and procedures in the subject areas of the semester

Skills

On completion of the semester the student is able to:

  • carry out a complete and systematic journal recording with anamnesis and clinical examination to judge diseases and injuries in the subject areas of the semester
  • diagnose and treat common diseases and injuries in the subject areas of the semester
  • provide information to patients and next of kin about the most common diseases and relevant treatment alternatives in the subject areas of the semester

 

General competence

On completion of the semester the student is able to:

  • act professionally and respectfully in relation to patients and next of kin, colleagues and collaborators
  • present medical information systematically, logically and concise in a professional context
  • talk with empathy and information need in mind, when meeting patients and next of kin
  • have insight into communication, teamwork and organization in emergency treatment situations
  • have insight into organization of interaction between primary and specialist health services

Required Previous Knowledge

Normal study progression

Access to the Course

Cand. med.-degree programme

Teaching Methods and Extent of Organized Teaching

The course will include varied teaching methods such as lectures, team-based learning (TBL), clinical teaching with a patient, smaller clinical groups and practical courses. Students take part in common clinical practice at the collaborating hospitals and in Bergen.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

It is compulsory to attend all teaching with a patient, group teaching and practical courses. Participation at TBL is also compulsory.

Practical training at a collaborating hospital in Førde, Haugesund or Stavanger is part of the compulsory teaching, and is an important part of the bedside teaching.

Student service cards will be used in all compulsory activity at the different hospitals and also during the first part of the semester in Bergen.

Forms of Assessment

Digital written exam that lasts for 5 hours and consists mainly of MCQs and some brief statement questions. The ECTS credit points decide how many questions within each subject areas of the semester.

Oral exam: ca. 1/2 of the class will be randomly selected to take the oral exam. It is a 30 minutes exam with patient/case in one of the subject areas of the semester.

A collective grade is given for the semester, where the written exam accounts for 75% and the oral exam accounts for 25%.

After the prescription course, students must take an MCQ-test, in addition to doing exercises where they will write prescriptions based on given cases.

Compulsory assignments during the semester must be approved in order to take the written and oral exam.

 

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 (corona virus) the written exam will be held as an 5 hours digital home exam, in the spring semester 2021.

Grading Scale

A - F

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 (corona virus) a pass/fail grading system will be used in the spring semester of 2021.

Assessment Semester

Autumn and spring

Reading List

The syllabus will be available by 1 June for the autumn semester and 1 January for the spring semester.

Course Evaluation

The course will be evaluated by the end of each semester.

Contact

Study coordinator: Kristine Vinje Haukaas

Kristine.Haukaas@uib.no

(autumn semester 2021)

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: Wtritten and oral examination

    Withdrawal deadline
    01.09.2021
    Examination system
    Inspera
    Digital exam
  • Type of assessment: Wtritten and oral examination (New exam)

    Withdrawal deadline
    01.09.2021
    Examination system
    Inspera
    Digital exam
    • Exam part: Written examination

      Date
      03.09.2021, 09:00
      Duration
      5 hours
      Examination system
      Inspera
      Digital exam
    • Exam part: Oral examination

      Date
      22.10.2021, 09:00
  • Type of assessment: Wtritten and oral examination ()

    Withdrawal deadline
    01.09.2021
    • Exam part: Written examination

    • Exam part: Oral examination