Second Semester Medicine and Dentistry

Undergraduate course

Course description

Objectives and Content

MEDOD2 is based on MEDOD1, and introduces the students to the medical and dentistry fields.

The students obtain knowledge regarding biomedicine and cell biology as basic academic fields within dentistry and medicine, as well as theoretical and practical knowledge regarding medical statistics and ethics.

Mandatory topics in this semester:

  • Cells, second bloc
  • Medical statistics
  • Ethics

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student:



  • demonstrates basic and detailed knowledge of biochemistry, genetics, cell biology, cell physiology and histology, and can describe examples of disease mechanisms.
  • has thorough knowledge of how cellular processes of diet, physical exercise and lifestyles affect health and illness
  • is able to account for probability theory, descriptive statistics, diagnostic tests, fundamental distribution, estimation and testing of hypotheses, regression, survival analysis and basic methods for analysing randomised clinical trials 
  • is able to account for ethical dilemmas one might face as a student and as a professional, and central ethical issues within medicine and dentistry




  • can solve problems within biomedicine and cell biology in connection with topics taught in the course
  • can give a histological description of selected tissue sections using microscopy
  • can describe observations numerically and graphically, perform statistical analysis, and understand basic principles and analyses for randomised clinical trials
  • can identify and analyse ethical dilemmas and justify ethical decisions that pertains to patients and society


General competence


  • can make use of biomedical knowledge to understand biochemical, cellular and physiological processes within illness and health.
  • is able to critically assess use of statistics in medical literature.
  • can cooperate with fellow students in theoretical group work and practical exercises. 

ECTS Credits

25 ECTS credits

Level of Study

Undergraduate course

Semester of Instruction

Required Previous Knowledge
Completed MEDOD1
Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap
MEDSTA - 5 ECTS credits
Access to the Course programme or Master of Dentistry
Teaching and learning methods
A varied array of teaching methods will be used. Information via MittUiB.
Teaching Methods and Extent of Organized Teaching
Relevant information supplied on MyUiB/e-mail.
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
Participation in practical courses, TBL and tests and assignments during the semester is mandatory.
Forms of Assessment
4 hour digital written exam.
Grading Scale
Assessment Semester
Reading List
The reading list will be available by July 1st for the autumn semester and December 1st for the spring semester.
Course Evaluation
Written evaluation using electronic/digital evaluation tool. Regular meetings between course coordinators and the student representatives.
Examination Support Material

All calculators, model is subject to limitations determined by UiB.

Simple, bilingual dictionary, that must be reviewable, meaning that one of the languages must be English, or a Scandinavian language.

Programme Committee
Programme Comitee for Medicine
Course Administrator
Department of Biomedicine