Exam in International Health for Medical Students


Master of Science in Medicine - compulsory

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2,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written examination, 2 hours under invigilation
Written assignment
All aids allowed

Except from what might enable external communication

Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
One internal assessor
Criteria for exam assessment

To obtain the grade 12 the student must demonstrate the following abilities:

As medical expert, as collaborator, as scholar, as health advocate and as professional.


  • Describe major health issues in developing countries such as specific diseases as well as influences due to the socio-cultural context: specific diseases, communicable as well as non-communicable, issues related to water and sanitation and sexual and reproductive health


  • Handle health provision at hospitals and health centres in developing countries.

  • Handle clinical presentation, diagnosis and treatment of major health issues as well as a number of less well known tropical diseases.


  • Critically evaluate their own and colleagues practice in hospitals and health centers in developing countries reflect on how to ensure to avoid harm and participate in developing their own practice.

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