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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. Further, the student should 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 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 these 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 the clinical situations, counseling for family planning, pregnancy, perinatal period, infancy, and childhood. The student should know leading explanations for inequity in health globally, and be able to identify dominant policies and suggest solutions. The student should through the course 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 Mine Studier.

Attendance is controlled 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 get a valid attendance the student must meet 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 in module week 17.

Attendance requirements 

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Clinical small group teaching is mandatory. A total of 14 clinical small groups in obstetrics and gynaecology is given 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 Clinic Infertility and 1 time at DNR. The maximum 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. There are 3 courses in obstetrics and gynaecology during this module: Introduction course, Reproductive Endokrinology & Infertility and Summary course. The maximum absence from mandatory courses is 1 time.


Clinical small group teaching is mandatory. A total of 10 clinical small groups in paediatrics is given 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 absence from mandatory small group teaching is 3 times.

The following 2 courses and the additional case meeting are mandatory: Introduction to Paediatrics, HLR-course . In preparation for the case meeting each student must complete 1 medical record, the 3 other medical records must be completed before the announced deadline. Maximum 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 for the other students. A first draft of the presentation must be sent to the group's supervisor, 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 delivered to the supervisor together with the revised presentation.

Special teaching arrangements

All students will have teaching activities at Oslo University Hospital (Ullevål and Rikshospitalet) and Akershus University Hospital (Ahus). It is not possible to apply for exemption from this rule. If a student fulfills the criteria for the special teaching arrangements he or she can apply for a clinical group that is best suited to 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 carried out during module 6:

  • An objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) in paediatrics, obstetrics/gynaecology and pathology.

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

          - A pass on 6 out of 8 stations is required in order to pass the exam.

  • A digital exam in the subjects included in the module - duration 4 hours.

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


Resit examinations:

  • Should a candidate fail the OSCE or have excused absence, he/she will be signed up for a 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 have excused absence, 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. Regular 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.

Introduction to digital exam for students 



The Board at the University of Oslo has decided to introduce detailed guidelines for all examinations, which 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

Approved calculators:

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

No other calculator is 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

The assessment of the module MED5600 consists of two examinations, weighed 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 weighed 10/17 of the overall module grade. The grading scale employed is A-F, where A is the best grade and F is 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 unvoluntary 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 will give automatic feedback to all candidates.

Explanation of grades and appeals

Resit an examination

Illness at exams / postponed exams

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

Students with letter grades A-E wishing to improve their grade, are given the opportunity at the next regular examination. You sign up through an 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 re-sit/postoponed exams are published at a later date. Concerned students will be informed.

Concerning regular students only:

A MED5600 examination with a result Pass (A-E) cannot be repeated once MED5700 has a result Pass (A-E).

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 3rd year at the end of the semester. See: Studiekvalitetsarbeid ved profesjonsstudiet i medisin

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