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Required Learning Outcomes


After completing the programme, the candidates should be capable of:

  • Describing the different biological, mental, environmental, social and cultural factors that form the basis for human health, for the development of diseases and injuries, and for the interaction between these factors in treatment and prevention
  • Describing how the health service is organised in addition to describing the interaction between the different medical disciplines and between public and private health care providers in patient treatment.

Practical abilities/skills

After completing the programme, the candidates should be capable of:

  • Using expedient, scientifically based methods to diagnose, treat and prevent disease in the medical area with a view to relieving suffering, illness and injury in patients
  • Cooperating with the patient in making a diagnosis and in planning and implementing treatment and preventive measures
  • Implementing rational and efficient work procedures
  • Critically assessing the scientific basis for medical knowledge and decisions
  • Using the resources that society has allocated to the health service as fairly as possible, including priorities at the individual level
  • Interpreting and communicating the limitations of the methods used by medical science, and the relationship between what is possible in technical and societal terms and what is desirable from a human perspective.

General competence

After completing the programme, the candidates should be capable of:

  • Creating security and confidence in the doctor-patient relationship
  • Reflecting on ethical issues and dealing with people who need their advice and services in a responsible and respectful manner
  • Creating good cooperation and relations with colleagues and other health service personnel
  • Applying scientific thinking and taking a critical approach to research results

Demonstrating the ability to reflect on their own behaviour and learning, and taking responsibility for their own further and continuing education in their professional careers.

Study period abroad

The Faculty of Medicine cooperates on student exchanges with many different educational institutions, most of them in Scandinavia and Germany. This cooperation takes place within the framework of permanent networks such as NORDPLUS and ERASMUS+. In the elective semester, you can choose to take the 30-credit course Global Health, which combines tuition in global health theory with a two-month placement in India or another low-income country. Applications for admission to the Global Health course are submitted in the second year of study. Grant schemes are available in connection with all the exchange agreements.


Before candidates can be granted authorisation as medical practitioners, they must complete a total of one and a half years of medical internships in hospitals and in the municipal health service after completing the medical degree programme. They can work as hospital doctors or as GPs in the primary health service. They can also become researchers or teachers.