MEDFL5120BTS – Molecular medicine (national course)
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
The aim of this course is to provide a good overview of selected topics in molecular medicine that are relevant to understanding disease mechanisms and development, aspects of translational medicine and the future of diagnostics and targeted therapies integrated to stratified, tailored and personalized medicine.
Topics to be covered in the 2020 course are: Disease mechanisms and development, animal models of disease, imaging disease, biobanks, health registries and biomarker discovery, structure-based drug discovery, tailored and personalized medicine, computational biology, advanced cell-based therapies as well as SARS-CoV-2 detection, vaccination and drug targeting.
National and international experts in the field that will give updated overviews of state-of-the-art and emerging trends will give all lectures. It is anticipated that students in the basic science area will receive insights into the translational and clinical aspects of science and conversely that students in clinical medicine will have the opportunity to gain new insights into molecular mechanisms, disease models and preclinical work.
The course is restricted to students at the Medical Student Research Programme at the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Dentistry, UiO.
- Students apply in StudentWeb.
- Enrollment to this course is automatically registered in StudentWeb. Applicants will be notified immediately if their application to the course is granted.
The courses MEDFL5120BTS and MF9120BTS have common admission.
Formal prerequisite knowledge
Master of Science, M.D. or similar or admission to the Faculty of Medicines Medical Student Research Program (Forskerlinjen).
- 10 credits overlap with MF9120BTS – Molecular Medicine (national course)
- 10 credits overlap with MBV9200BTS – Molecular Medicine in Cancer and Immunology (discontinued)
Submit assignments in Inspera
You submit your assignment in the digital examination system Inspera. Read about how to submit your assignment.
Use of sources and citation
Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.
An external auditor regularly evaluates the academic quality of the course, including the form of exam used on the course.
Explanations and appeals
Withdrawal from an examination
You may sit for this exam up to 3 times. Participation at the lectures, giving a presentation at one of the student seminars and writing a journal, are all mandatory and part of the exam. If you wish to withdraw from the exam you must inform the administration at least two weeks prior to the last day of the course. Failure to do so will be counted as one of the three opportunities to sit for the exam.
Special examination arrangements
Students may apply for access to alternative exam resources or exam forms on the basis of chronic illness and/or special needs that create a marked disadvantage to other students in the exam situation. More info about this you find here
The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.
The Molecular Medicine Course is a national research-training course for post-graduate students, given by the Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway (NCMM) and administered by the Faculty of Medicine. The course is held at NCMM and adjoining space in Oslo Research Park.