For students attending the course Clinical medicine - surgery Huddinge course code 2EE108

Welcome to an intensive and exciting course dealing with some of the basic surgical disciplines, general surgery, orthopedics, urology, radiology/imaging and anaesthesiology and intensive care. This course integrates primary care, oncology, and forensic medicine as well. After this course, you are one step closer to becoming a real doctor.


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This course starts on Monday, August 28, at 08.00 in the Birkeaulan at Karolinska University Hospital in Huddinge.

Attendance is mandatory on the role call of the first day och the course. The first week of the course is called the crash-course while we go through the different specialties basic knowledge and skills. The crash course ends with a formative examination. Now you are ready for the clinical rotations starting on the following week.

General information

The fundament of the course are the different clinical rotations all students go through during this semester and are located on different wards within surgery, orthopedics, urology, anaesteshiology/intensive care and, primary care and oncology. On Fridays you will get theoretical knowledge in lectures, seminars and workshops. Most of which are mandatory.

Mandatory parts

Clinical rotations, seminars, group-work, formative tests/examinations and guest rounds are mandatory as “on-call” in some of the included specialties.

Grading and tests

Your active attendance is needed in order to get “approved” and pass the different clinical rotations and parts (moments) of the course. Non-attendance will lead to extra replacement assignments. All parts of the course have to be approved and passed in order to attend the examination of the course. If any part is missing or “not-approved” the examination will be postponed until next official examination day. The examination consists of a written, oral and practical test.

Grading for Swedish students: Pass or not-pass. Grading for international students: ECTS A, B, C, D, E or F.

Semester times

August 29 to December 19.

Learning objectives

The course syllabus contains the overall description of the course. After this course the student should be able to handle, investigate, diagnose, and treat patients with common surgical, orthopedical and urological conditions. You will find more information concerning these conditions and learning objectives by looking on the course - the integrative tasks. The integrative tasks are the most common symptoms and conditions for which patients seek medical attention. All physicians should be able to manage these symptoms and conditions. We have decided (THEME 4) that the integrative tasks described below are the most important during this course. Our examination is based on these.


In order to do the exam, the student must have passed all the parts of the course with a passing grade = Passed course (see course syllabus).

The examination consists of three parts.

• Practical test of skills (OSCE)

• Written test of knowledge

• Oral examination of knowledge and level of knowledge

In term 7, we have zero tolerance for discrimination and sexual harassment. We want you to immediately notify the course management if you are sexually harassed or discriminated against because of your gender, ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation or disability.


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Lars Henningsohn

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Monica Hagbok

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