Course syllabus for

Clinical Medicine - Emphasis on Reproduction and Development, 22.5 credits

Klinisk medicin - inriktning reproduktion och utveckling, 22.5 hp
This course syllabus is valid from autumn 2018.
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Course code
Course name
Clinical Medicine - Emphasis on Reproduction and Development
22.5 credits
Form of Education
Higher Education, study regulation 2007
Main field of study 
AV - Second cycle 
Grading scale
Fail (U) or pass (G)
Department of Women's and Children's Health
Participating institutions
  • Department of Clinical Sciences, Danderyd Hospital
  • Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology
  • Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery
  • Department of Clinical Science and Education, Södersjukhuset
Decided by
Programnämnd 2
Decision date
Revised by
Programme committee for study programme in medicine
Last revision
Course syllabus valid from
Autumn 2018

Specific entry requirements

All credits from semester 1-7

Students who fail to meet placement requirements by demonstrating serious deficiencies in knowledge, skills or attitudes, or who jeopardise patient safety or quality of healthcare, will be eligible for re-qualification for new placement opportunities only after an individual action plan has been successfully completed.





The course includes specialties in gynaecology and obstetrics, paediatrics, pediatric surgery, psychiatric services for children and adolescents as well as clinical genetics. Evaluation is based on the student's participation in the care and discussion of patient cases during placements. Teaching will take place in both in- and out-patient care settings. Interprofessional learning is a central part of the course in order to prepare students for their future professional roles.


Clinical medicine with emphasis on reproduction, 10.0 hp

Grading scale: GU

The part includes the subject areas gynaecology and obstetrics in in- and out-patient care. Clinical rotation are central in the course and strong emphasis is placed on primary care, disease prevention and on principles of diagnostic strategy. The part also contains women's exposed position in family, close relations and society including men's violence against women and in addition relevant laws and regulations. New knowledge is integrated with earlier basic science and clinical knowledge.

Clinical medicine with emphasis on development, 10.0 hp

Grading scale: GU

Professional development, 0.5 hp

Grading scale: GU

The Professional Development includes a mentor-driven workshop consisting of individual self-assessment, with a half-day with a focus on medical-ethical issues in genetics, pregnancy, the post-natal care, children and adolescents. The international students will have an alternative component of this course.

Clinical Genetics, 2.0 hp

Grading scale: GU

The component treats the principles for when one should suspect a chromosome aberration or other hereditary disease, risk assessments of these conditions as well as how one identifies healthy genetic traits, the principles of researching genetic history and how preventive measures can be used to curb disease.

Teaching methods

The course starts with an introduction consisting of lectures, seminars and examination technique in respective component. The rest of the course consists of lectures, seminars, workshops, group assignment, proficiency training and interprofessional training. Individual studies before interactive seminars. Students may be scheduled evenings, nights and weekends. During the spring semester, the course is given in English.



Transitional provisions

If a course has been cancelled or undergone major changes, at least two additional examinations (excluding regular examinations) on the previous contents will be provided within a year of the date of the change.

Other directives

Course evaluation takes place according to the guidelines that have been established by the Board of Education at Karolinska Institute.

The knowledge is structured according to the SOLO taxonomy:
S1) simple (e.g. know, identify)
S2) composite (e.g. account for, describe)
S3) related (e.g. analyse, relate)
S4) extended (e.g. theorise, analyzs)

The skills goals are structured according to Miller's pyramid:
M1) know
M2) to apply knowledge
M3) to be able to show
M4) to be able to demonstrate professionally

Literature and other teaching aids

Clinical medicine with emphasis on reproduction

Recommended literature and study material

Hagberg, Henrik Obstetrik Marsal, Karel; Westgren, Magnus
Gynekologi Janson, Per Olof; Landgren, Britt-Marie
Beckmann, Charles R. B. Obstetrics and gynecology.
Llewellyn-Jones, Derek Llewellyn-Jones fundamentals of obstetrics and gynaecology Oats, Jeremy; Abraham, Suzanne
O'Reilly, Barry; Bottomley, Cecilia; Rymer, Janice Essentials of obstetrics and gynaecology
Problemorienterad gynekologi och obstetrik Bixo, Marie; Bäckström, Torbjörn

Clinical medicine with emphasis on development

Recommended literature and study material

Albinsson, Eva Pediatrik Ped. Moëll, Christian; Gustafsson, Jan
Illustrated textbook of paediatrics Lissauer, Tom; Clayden, Graham
Barnmedicin Hanséus, Katarina; Lagercrantz, Hugo; Lindberg, Tor
Widlund, Tomas Akut pediatrik Norgren, Svante; Ludvigsson, Jonas F.; Norman, Mikael
Kompendium i barnkirurgi och barnortopedi Frenckner, Björn; Hirsch, Georg; Wester, Tomas; Åstrand, Per
Kliegman, Robert; Nelson, Waldo E. Nelson textbook of pediatrics

Clinical Genetics

Recommended literature and study material

Genetiska sjukdomar Nordenskjöld, Magnus
Read, Andrew P.; Donnai, Dian New clinical genetics