7.4 Compulsory Course Element
Compulsory course items, i.e. course items when student participation is required, must be of an examining nature, for example laboratory work, clinical training, seminars and group exercises may be of this character. Demonstrations or the like and preparations for clinical training may be adjudged to be of such importance that compulsory attendance may be required. Bearing in mind the purpose of compulsory course items, it is not permitted for example to make lectures compulsory in order to increase attendance. Compulsory course items must be indicated in the timetable (see chapter 4.2).
A decision not to grant a student exemption from a compulsory course element may be appealed against with the Board of Appeals for Higher Education.
Provided the student follows the university’s rules for examinations, and does not exceed any limitations regarding number of re-takes (see chapter 7.8), a student may not be denied participation in a test. This applies also when there a compulsory course elements that must be completed before the element/course is passed. In order to be passed the student must complete the compulsory element afterwards, or be exempted. For examination involving a third party (for example patients) or when it is necessary for security reasons, certain course elements may have to be completed before a student is allowed to take an examination.