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Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Paediatrics, Child Psychiatry, Pharmacology, Pathology, Clinical Biochemistry, Medical Genetics, Medical Ethics, Behavioural Sciences, Public Health and General Practice.

Learning outcome

Upon completion of this module the student should have acquired basic theoretical knowledge and practical skills in paediatrics and in obstetrics and gynaecology. In addition, the student should also have theoretical knowledge about the most common pathological processes in obstetrics, gynaecology and paediatrics, and have acquired an understanding of the diagnostic processes, and growth and development from the time of birth to adolescence. The student should have acquired knowledge and skills in basic paediatric pharmacology and principles of drug treatment in clinical situations in gynaecology and obstetrics.

In the field of child psychiatry, the student should have acquired the skills and knowledge needed to understand and evaluate child psychiatric conditions. The student should understand diseases/illnesses among children and adolescents in light of the biopsychosocial model, and know the importance of good communication skills in encounters with patients and their parents. The students should gain insight into the ethical issues related to child care, gynaecological and obstetrical problems, and global diversity.

At the end of the module the student should be able to make use of medical genetic knowledge in clinical situations, and in counselling concerning family planning, pregnancy, the perinatal period, infancy, and childhood. The student should be aware of leading explanations for inequities in health on a global scale, and be able to identify dominant policies and suggest solutions. Upon completion of the course, the student should also see the relevance of global health knowledge for health practitioners working in an increasingly interconnected world.


Closed professional degree


Formal prerequisite knowledge

Mandatory prerequisites

Applies to regular students. Exchange students are admitted based on agreements with the partner university.

MED4500 - module 5, Medicine

A programme student who fails an examination cannot progress to the next module until the examination has been passed. Students who resit or take a postponed examination may continue to attend their courses until the examination results are announced, or, if applicable, until the result of an appeal has been confirmed. The student cannot continue the course, but will be transferred to retake the class below, if a passing grade is not achieved.

If you have been absent from the study programme for two consecutive years or more, you may be required by the Faculty to repeat previously approved mandatory activities and/or exams.

Overlapping courses

For information on credit transfer related to discontinued subjects, please contact MED-studieinfo


Lectures, seminars, small group teaching, courses, labs and clinical practice. Full time study.

Course materials in the course content pages and in My Studies may not be distributed or published without special permission from the Faculty of Medicine.

Access to teaching

It is not allowed to change groups after the start of the semester. The designated groups will be published 7-10 days before the start of the semester. Additional information is given in My Studies

Attendance is verified at the end of the semester using the Signature Book which is handed out at the beginning of the semester. Every student is required to have a Signature Book, where the mandatory attendance requirements must be documented with signatures. To qualify for a valid attendance, the student must arrive at the exact time given for the activity. Students who are late cannot expect to get their book signed. It is the responsibility of the student to collect the teacher’s signature. The Signature Book must be handed in to the module coordinator after the last mandatory activity, and no later than Friday before the exams. The participation in mandatory digital teaching is registered in Zoom. It is therefore important that students participate with their own name as user identity. Students are expected to participate throughout the duration of the teaching activity.

Attendance requirements 

Please observe that changes may occur on short notice due to national and local corona measures. This may apply to rescheduling of teaching and/or changes of the teaching methods and examination forms. Changes will be communicated as early as possible through My Studies / Mine studier, your online schedule. Should immediate changes occur, students will also be notified through their UiO-email or text message.

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Clinical small group teaching is mandatory. A total of 14 clinical small groups in obstetrics and gynaecology are held during this module: 5 times at the Labour Ward, 3 times at the Gynaecology Outpatient Clinic, 2 times at the Gynaecology Ward, 2 times at the Antenatal Outpatient Clinic, 1 time at the Gynaecology Outpatient Infertility Clinic and 1 time at DNR. The maximum permitted absence from mandatory small group teaching is 4 times.

Specification of requirements: During the time in the Labour Ward the student must assist during 3 deliveries and observe 1 caesarean section.

The following courses are mandatory. The Introduction course, Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, and the Summary course. The maximum permitted absence from mandatory courses is 1 time.


Clinical small group teaching is mandatory. A total of 10 clinical small groups in paediatrics are held during this module: 6 times at the Paediatric Ward, 3 times at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and 1 time at the Voksentoppen Center for Asthma and Allergy. The maximum permitted absence from mandatory small group teaching is 3 times.

The following 2 courses and the additional case meeting are mandatory: Introduction to Paediatrics and HLR course. In preparation for the case meeting each student must complete 1 medical record, and the 3 other medical records must be completed before the announced deadline. Maximum permitted absence from the mandatory courses is 1 time.

Specification of requirements: All students must complete 4 medical records (see above).

Presentation of group assignment in Global Health is mandatory. Students will be divided into groups and assigned a topic. The group must give a presentation on the given topic to their fellow students. A first draft of the presentation must be sent to the group's supervisor for comments, and a final version approved by the supervisor prior to the seminar.  A short description of each student’s contribution to the presentation must be enclosed with the revised presentation.

Special teaching arrangements

All students will have teaching activities at Oslo University Hospital (Rikshospitalet/Ullevål/Radiumhospitalet) and Akershus University Hospital (Ahus). It is not possible to apply for exemption from this rule. Student who fulfill the criteria for the special teaching arrangements can apply for a clinical group that is best suited to their individual needs. The faculty will try to facilitate the student's needs as far as possible.



Please observe that the attendance requirements must be fulfilled in order to sit for Module 6 examinations.

Two examinations are held during Module 6:

  • A digital examination (Questionmark) in the subjects included in the module - duration 4 hours. Held in Silurveien. 
  • An objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) in paediatrics, obstetrics/gynaecology and pathology.

              - The three subjects will be assessed at 8 different stations. At each station, the candidates are assigned one or more tasks to be solved within 7 minutes. Candidates progress through the 8 stations in order to complete the circuit.

              - A pass for 6 of the 8 stations is required in order to pass the examination.

A pass for both the OSCE and the digital examination is required to pass Module 6 as a whole

Resit examinations:

  • Should a candidate fail the OSCE or their absence has been excused, he/she will be signed up for an SOE (Structured Oral Examination) covering all three subjects (Paediatrics, Gynaecology/Obstetrics and Pathology). The resit will take place before the start of the next module.
  • Exchange students having failed the OSCE or having excused absence have the option of a resit in Oslo. Should this be impossible, arrangements can be made with your home university.
  • Should a candidate fail the digital examination or their absence has been excused, he/she will be signed up for a resit of the same format as the ordinary examination, covering all subjects in the module. The resit will take place before the start of the next module.
  • Exchange students having failed the digital examination or having excused absence have the option of a resit in Oslo. If this is impossible for the student, he/she will have to look at possible arrangements with the home university.
  • Exchange students cannot proceed to module 7. Students who do not pass the two examinations in Module 6 cannot proceed to Module 7. Candidates awaiting results from the resit examination(s)/postponed examination(s) may follow the teaching in Module 7 until the results are known, or, if applicable, until the result of an appeal is obtained.

In case of national and/or local measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus, adjustments may be made. In this case, information about adjustments will be given as soon as possible in My Studies. 



The Board at the University of Oslo has decided to introduce detailed guidelines for all examinations that take place at the University. The description of the grading should be clear and transparent. This is done to ensure alignment between learning outcomes, assignments, and grading. The Faculty of Medicine has developed a web page with information regarding exams and the grading procedures (Norwegian version).


Examination support material

Written exam

Approved calculators:

  • Citizen SR-270X/SR-270X (College)
  • Casio HL-820VA
  • Texas TI-106 (with solar cell)

No other calculator are allowed.

Objective structured clinical examination (OSCE)

No examination support material allowed.

Language of examination

The examinations (oral or written) will be held in English: answers can be given in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.

Grading scale

Autumn 2021

Due to the extensive measures that have been implemented to limit the spread of the coronavirus, the grade in the course is changed from a graded scale of five steps from A to E to indicate a pass and F to indicate a fail to Pass/Fail autumn 2021.

The written digital examination is weighted 10/17 of the overall module grade. The grading scale employed is A-F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. The grading scale for this exam is changed from a graded scale of five steps from A to E to indicate a pass and F to indicate a fail to Pass/Fail autumn 2021.

The Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) is weighted 7/17 of the overall module grade. The grading scale employed is Pass/Fail. 

Spring 2022

The assessment of the module MED5600 consists of two examinations, weighted differently. The grading scale with letter grades A-F, where A is the best grade, E is the lowest passing grade, and F is fail, is employed for the overall module grade of MED5600.

The written digital examination is weighted 10/17 of the overall module grade. The grading scale employed is A-F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. 

The Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) is weighted 7/17 of the overall module grade. The grading scale employed is Pass/Fail. 


Concerning regular students only:

Students admitted in the previous curriculum who end up in the current curriculum due to voluntary or involuntary delays will be assessed according to the grading scale of their new class. The regulation also applies to students admitted to the Research Track (Forskerlinjen) who will be admitted to a new class as a result of their research period.

Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

A written digital exam (Questionmark) will give automatic feedback to all candidates.

Explanation of grades and appeals

Resit an examination

Illness at the time of exams/postponed exams

All students with a result of F or Fail will automatically be signed up for a new examination

Students who wish to retake an exam in order to improve their grade, are given the opportunity at the next regular examination. Students who wish to retake an exam must register using The online form (nettskjema). The deadline is 1 September for examinations taking place in the autumn semester and 1 February for examinations taking place in the spring semester. An exemption from the deadline may be granted when examination results from resit/postponed exams are published at a later date. Students concerned will be informed.

Concerning regular students only:

For exams that are taken for the first time in the spring of 2021, the exam must be retaken within completion of the following module, according to the regulations. A MED5600 examination with a result of Pass (A-E) cannot be repeated once a pass has been achieved for MED5700.

Students who have been impeded from retaking an exam due to the circumstances surrounding Covid-19, may have dispensation from this.

Special examination arrangements

If you have a disability or a health problem that entails significant inconvenience in an examination situation, you may be considered for special examination arrangements. Mothers who are breastfeeding may apply for extra time to complete the exam.


Student evaluation of the content and learning methods in the semester, takes place every third year at the end of the semester. See: Studiekvalitetsarbeid ved profesjonsstudiet i medisin

Facts about this course




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Spring and autumn

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