MNHMS0015FS – Introduction to Field Safety

Schedule, syllabus and examination date

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Course content

It is an objective to ensure that excursions and teaching in the field take place in safe surroundings. You will receive information on what HSE requirements are placed upon you as a student at the University of Oslo when teaching involves excursions or fieldwork.

Learning outcome

After completing the course you should have the following knowledge:

  • Routines and procedures for fieldwork.
  • Roles and responsibilities.
  • Insurance arrangements.
  • Use of risk assessments, appropriate clothing and protective equipment, and various communication aids.
  • First aid in the field.


MNHMS0015FS is compulsory for:


Formal prerequisite knowledge

The following course must have been completed in the same, or in a previous semester to MNHMS0015FS:

Overlapping courses

The course overlaps with HMS0504 – Field Safety


Teaching includes a one 45 minutes lecture at the beginning of each semester. Participation is required to pass the course.

The course uses Fronter.

Access to teaching

A student who has completed compulsory instruction and coursework and has had these approved, is not entitled to repeat that instruction and coursework. A student who has been admitted to a course, but who has not completed compulsory instruction and coursework or had these approved, is entitled to repeat that instruction and coursework, depending on available capacity.


To pass MNHMS0015FS you must have obtained and approval for having participated in the teaching. You are responsible for ensuring that your attendance is registered at the lecture.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals


The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

This is a compulsory course and student ​​attendance is recorded. Illness or other valid reasons of absence must be documented by a medical certificate or other equivalent documentation. Medical certificates can be delivered to MN-studieinfo during opening hours or sent to the office by post. Remember to state which course and for which date the medical certificate applies to.

All students who have been away for the entire course or parts of the course must take the equivalent course or parts of course the next time it is offered (at the beginning of the following semester).
Students who have not passed MNHMS0015FS - Introduction to Field Safety will not get their degree approved, if the course is compulsory in the program requirements, or if it is formal prerequisite knowledge for any of the courses in the degree.

Facts about this course






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Teaching language

For bachelor students: Norwegian

For master and exchange students: English