Programme Councils at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences - MH

Norsk versjon - Studieprogramråd ved Fakultet for medisin og helsevitenskap

The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (MH) has established programme councils for all its bachelor's, master's and PhD programmes. The members of the programme councils include professors, administrators, students and external representatives, and they usually meet once or twice per semester. The councils are chaired by a head of programme.

Enrollment and deregistration of members in study program councils is reported via:

Mandate for Programme Councils for Bachelor's and Master's Programmes at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

The programme council must advise the Dean and Heads of Departments on matters that concern the quality, academic and teaching profile, content, structure and implementation of the programme of study.

The council's tasks

  • Ensure the long-term development of the study programme to fulfil the mission, the requirement for relevance, and the requirement for research-based education.
  • Help to ensure the quality and relevance of the study programme(s) through development of learning outcome descriptions, and recommend necessary measures.
  • Monitor non-continuation and student flow patterns and recommend necessary measures.
  • Advise on the design of the programme: composition of courses, progression, specializations/programme options and electives including student exchange.
  • Assess whether the courses included in the programme have learning activities and assessment forms conducive to achieving the overall learning outcomes for the programme(s).
  • Provide input to the annual evaluation of the programme.
  • Contribute to and follow up the periodic evaluations of the programme.
  • Advise on development of the learning environment for the programme.
  • Submit statements to consultative hearing processes that affect the programme.
  • Advise on student recruitment and marketing, as well as admission requirements and capacity.

Composition and term of office

The programme council is designated by the Dean. The Dean decides which programmes of study are to be included in the same programme council. Where there are several levels of study, from one-year programmes to master's programmes, these should be covered by the same programme council.

The programme council should normally have the following composition:

  • Programme leader(s)
  • Study programme coordinator(s), if required
  • Academic staff representing the academic breadth of the study programme(s)
  • Student representatives
  • External representatives from relevant sectors of the working world
  • Administrative employee, who can function as a secretariat for the council

Any deviation from the proposed composition must be justified.

A programme council should preferably not exceed 10 members. If the council covers several programmes of study with different programme leaders, leadership of the study programme area should rotate among the programme leaders. If a programme is offered in more than one university city, all the cities must be represented in the programme council.

The programme council usually meets 1–2 times per semester, and the meetings should be linked to milestones during the academic year, such as the work on programme descriptions and the quality assurance report.

The term of office is 4 years. The student representatives have a one-year term of office and are appointed by the Student Council at the Faculty.

Council Members for International Master of Sciences Programmes

Global Health

Programme Council for the MSc in Global Health

Molecular Medicine

Programme Council for the MSc in Molecular Medicine


Programme Council for the MSc in Neuroscience

Physical Activity and Health

Programme Council for the MSc in Physical Activity and Health