Monthly Archives: April 2015

Who deserves the K2s teaching prize 2015?

Eva GerdtsPlanning of the micro-details in the new medicine curriculum has now begun. A big thanks to everyone who participate in semester boards, the planning of OSCE exam, elective courses and other study program committees!  Good interaction between the semester boards and the various course responsible lecturers with teaching skills relevant for the current study plan and the students’ evaluation of this plan is absolutely necessary in order to obtain a good result: We must be able to revise what is not working in the current curriculum, and at the same time keep the best elements from our current teaching.  It is also important to view the study plan both cross-sectionally and longitudinally, and the semester boards for 9th – 12th semester will now commence their work.

In order to meet the future need for more student activating teaching methods, it is necessary that we all learn new methods.  MOF now offers 20 slots at the course Team Based Learning which will take place at NLA Høgskolen in Sandviken on June 16 2015.  More information and registration can be done here

This teaching form will, in particular, be suitable for integrated and case-based teaching.

K2 would like to stimulate outstanding teaching work. The K2’s teaching prize for 2015 is NOK 50.000.  Criteria for receiving the prize can be found here (in Norwegian).  Last year’s winner was Associate Professor Atle Brun.  Suggestions for this year’s prize winner may be sent to within 20.05.15.





Correction of discovered error in the flexitime form

An error has been discovered in the excel sheet regarding compensatory time off (avspasering) in April, which causes the time to be added instead of deducted.

 This is easily corrected by doing the following:

Go to line 168 in the form, highlight cell 168 E.  In the formula box you will see that it says:  =SUMMER(E137:E167)-H168.
The minus sign should be +, so replace the text with the following: =SUMMER(E137:E167)+H168

Prizes of the Year 2014

The Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry will this year also award the Publication of the Year, the Research Group of the Year, the PhD-work of the Year, and Prize for Outstanding Research Communication.  Suggestions must be sent to Irene Hjelmaas by no later than 20.04.2015. Then the suggestions will be evaluated by the K2 leadership before they are submitted to the faculty by 24.04.
For more information (in Norwegian)


We wish to invite everyone to the next K1/K2 seminar, the 14th of April!

 Title: “Blame obesity on your genes? New genetic “excuse” found in too
lazy fat cells.”
 Held by Dr. Melina Claussnitzer.
Instructor in Medicine and Visiting Professor at MIT Computer Science
and Artificial Intelligence Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Boston, USA.
When: Tuesday 14th of April, 14:15 – 15:00.
Where: Stort Auditorium, 3rd floor, Sentralblokken
Chair: Simon Dankel
Everyone is welcome!
Click here for abstract



Announcement INTPART – International Partnerships for Excellent Education and Research

The Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education and the Norwegian Research Council have announced available funds aimed at increase international exchange and international experience for researchers and students at all levels of their careers.  The newly established program has been given the name INTPART, and will stimulate to long-term collaboration between researchers and students from strong academic environments in the prioritized countries Brazil, Canada, India, Japan, China, Russia, South-Africa and USA.  For more information


Public defence Week 16

mette-lokeland_trykkMette Løkeland will have her public defence on Friday April 17, 2015
Trial lecture: Friday april 17, 2015, kl.09.15
Topic: ”The Impact of Medical Methods on Abortion Service Provision”
Place: Kvinneklinikkens auditorium, Jonas Lies vei 72
Public defence: Friday April  17, 2015, kl.11.15
Place: Kvinneklinikkens auditorium, Jonas Lies vei 72
Title of dissertation: “Implementation of Medical Abortion in Norway 1998-2013”
1st opponent  Professor emeritus Allan Templeton, University of Aberdeen
2nd opponent Professor Kristina Gemzell Danielsson, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm

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