Course syllabus for

Clinical rotation - internal medicine 1, 6 credits

Klinisk rotation - medicin 1, 6 hp
This course syllabus is valid from autumn 2009.
Please note that the course syllabus is available in the following versions:
Spring2008 , Autumn2009 , Spring2019
Course code
Course name
Clinical rotation - internal medicine 1
6 credits
Form of Education
Higher Education, study regulation 2007
Main field of study 
AV - Second cycle 
Grading scale
Fail (F), fail (Fx), sufficient (E), satisfactory (D), good (C), very good (B) or excellent (A)
Department of Clinical Science and Education, Södersjukhuset
Decided by
Programnämnden för läkarprogrammet
Decision date
Revised by
Programnämnden för läkarprogrammet
Last revision
Course syllabus valid from
Autumn 2009

Specific entry requirements

General requirements - A very good command of English, corresponding to 550 TOEFL scores, or a very good command of Swedish, corresponding to a pass in the TISUS-test - Three years of study at a study programme in Medicine - Ability to take medical history and to perform a physical examination of a patient - Basic computer knowledge Specific requirements - Passed medical school’s basic course in internal medicine or equivalent


By the end of the course, the student should be able to: • Recognize, describe, explain and evaluate symptoms and findings in common and important diseases and health problems in the field. • Know what diagnostic methods are available in this medical area. • Diagnose and make a plan for the treatment of commonly occurring problems in the field. • Be familiar with the multidisciplinary and multi professional treatment of commonly occurring problems in the field. • Reflect on aspects of professional development during the course


The clinical rotation/elective comprises 40 hours duty per week in the hospital. An individual schedule is made with auscultation in various departments.

Teaching methods

The rotation includes continuous supervision delivered by the physicians at the departments.


A written confirmation of attendance in the form decided by the supervisor at the start of the rotation should be presented. A verbal or written report of the rotation which will be graded by the supervisor. Compulsory attendance: Attendance to all clinical visits and duties is required. The supervisor decides how the student should compensate for any failure to attend.

Other directives

A student’s work-based education may be ended immediately if the student demonstrates such a serious lack in terms of knowledge, skills or attitude that patient safety or patients’ confidence in medical care is jeopardised. If the work-based education is ended in this way, an individual action plan should be drawn up detailing the activities and knowledge checks required before the student may continue with work-based education. A student who has failed the work-based education due to such a serious lack in terms of knowledge, skills or attitude that patient safety or patients’ confidence in medical care is jeopardised is qualified to a new opportunity only when the individual action plan has been completed.

Literature and other teaching aids