OD4200 – 8th semester Dentistry

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Course content

Theory and clinical practice is continued from the 7th semester. The practical competence is given high priority. At the same time the cause of diseases is highlighted. It is expected that students continue working on the master’s thesis during this semester which is to be submitted in the 10th semester.

Learning outcome

The emphasis is on oral rehabilitation within the following areas:

  • Toothloss/edentulous
  • Cariology
  • Pedontology
  • Loss of supporting structures
  • Malocclusion
  • Gerodontology and ageing
  • Oral tumours

The following subjects are included: behavioural science and communication, cariology, gerodontology, dental ethics, endodontology, prosthetic dentistry and oral function, pedodontics and behavioural sciences, periodontology, oral surgery and oral medicine, orthodontics, maxillofacial radiology, oral pathology, microbiology and infection control, biomaterial science, and pharmacology and pharmacotherapy.

Learning outcomes


Closed professional degree course.


Formal prerequisite knowledge

A student who fails an examination normally cannot progress in the programme until the examination has been passed. Students who take a re-sit examination/postponed test, can continue to attend their courses until the examination results are announced, and if applicable until the result of the appeal has been announced. The student must stop attending courses and will be transferred to the following class if he/she does not appeal the examination result, or if the result of the appealed examination grade is that the student fails the examination.

Recommended previous knowledge

Before this semester begins it is expected that the students know how to examine the oral cavity and can recognize diseases in the teeth and their supporting tissues and of the oral mucosa (relative to healthy tissue). It is not expected that diagnoses can be made for all conditions, but it is expected that the students have advanced knowledge of extended prophylaxis, what precautions must be taken to prevent diseases in teeth and supporting tissues and which hygiene measurements must be applied to prevent spread of infections in the clinical environment by means of sterilization autoclaving and hygiene regimes. In addition, it is expected that the students know the different treatment modalities and under supervision get training to perform these.


Teaching in small groups, seminars, courses, lectures, clinical courses and demonstrations, individual work and guidance in patient treatment.

Mandatory activities

Absence may not exceed 15% within each subject area. All courses and seminars are mandatory. Tests and written assignments given throughout the semester must be approved to qualify for examination at the end of the semester.

Multiple choice test: A multiple choice test is held approximately at mid-semester. The test is accessible in Canvas and can be taken repeatedly over a period of two weeks. The multiple choice test contains 45 questions from subjects in the current semester as well as from previous semesters. Students have to pass the test with 70 % correct answers, in order to qualify for examination at the end of the semester.

Completion of mandatory activities qualifies for one examination attempt. If the examination is failed, all mandatory activities must be repeated, unless otherwise arranged with the leader of the semester committee.


All mandatory activities in the 8th semester must be completed to qualify for examination at the end of the semester.

The form of assessment in the 8th semester is five subject-specific written exams, to be held on five days at the end of the semester. These exams will be in the form of 4-hour Take home exams, in cariology, endodontology, periodontology, pharmacology and gerodontology.

Digital examination

The written examination is conducted in the digital examination system Inspera. You will need to familiarize yourself with the digital examination arrangements in Inspera.

Read more about written examinations using Inspera.

Examination support material

No examination support material is allowed.

Language of examination

The examination text is given in Norwegian. You may submit your response in Norwegian, Swedish or Danish.

Grading scale

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

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

If you want to improve your grade in this topic, you have to send an application to the Section for Studies. If a postponed or re-sit exam is being arranged, the application deadline is one week prior to the exam. If you want to retake the exam at the next ordinary sitting of the examination, the application deadline is 1 February.

Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.


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

Facts about this course




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