HMS0501 – Safety and Physical Environment

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Please note you cannot take the online test until the day after you have been registered for the course.

Teaching and exams spring 2022

In light of the most recent infection control regulations, we will at the start of the spring semester 2022 increase our online teaching, while we at the same time try to maintain in-person teaching where this is possible. We hope to go back to more in-person teaching later on in the semester. You will be informed about any changes in teaching or examinations on the semester page, in Canvas or through your regular channels.

Read more about postponed exams for the autumn semester 2021.

Course content

It is our goal that students and employees have a safe working environment, and to ensure that all teaching and research takes place within safe conditions. This course will focus on how we all can contribute to achieving this goal.

Learning outcome

After completing the course you should have knowledge of:

  • What HSE is and what objectives the University of Oslo has for HSE
  • How the University of Oslo wants to ensure its safety objectives and what responsibilities you have as a student
  • How to carry out a simple risk assessment
  • What you should do if you become aware of, or is subject to, an adverse event
  • How to report HSE incidents

Admission to the course

The course is compulsory for:


The course is an individual online course. The course is available on a smart phone, PC, Mac or tablet. You can access the online course here:

You need to be registered for the course and exam in Student Web to complete the online digital exam.


The online course includes an online digital exam that you need to pass, to successfully complete the course. Please note that you will have to be registered for the course in StudentWeb to complete the exam. You have to wait until the day after you have been registered for the course to take the test.

The digital exam is multiple choice and you can take the exam more than once. When you have passed the exam you will receive an email confirming you have passed the course.

If HMS0501 is a degree requirement or a formal prerequisite for any of the courses in your degree, you will not get your degree approved until you have passed the course.

Grading scale

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

Special examination arrangements, use of sources, explanations and appeals

See more about examinations at UiO

Last updated from FS (Common Student System) Jan. 27, 2022 6:22:45 PM

Facts about this course

Spring and autumn
Spring and autumn
Teaching languages
  • English
  • Norwegian