Examination - Gynaecology-obstetrics and Paeditarics

OSCE and MCQ exams

Exam at Gynaecology-Obstetrics and Paediatrics

(5th semester of the Master's degree programme)

Winter exam 2021 - 2022

Prerequisite: Approval of the course’s compulsory element:

Clinical training at the gynaecology/obstetrics department and the paediatric department approved and signed in the logbook.

Access to the exam: At least 80% clinical participation together with a completed and approved logbook. In addition to this, a valid student card. 

IMPORTANT The logbook MUST BE presented at the exam on both days, i.e. both the day where you take the MCQ exam and the two days with the OSCE exam. If you fail to bring the logbook, or if it is not fully and correctly filled out, then participation in the exam will not be possible.

REMEMBER: The examination is conducted in all of the clinical specialist areas that are covered by the Gyn-Obs and Paediatrics block, as well as in the students’ communicative skills.

The exam consists of two parts: MCQ and OSCE.

Both exams must be passed.

The grading of performance is based on an overall assessment during the OSCE and MCQ tests.

To familiarize yourself with the exam system WISEflow before the actual exam in January you will get the opportunity to take a test exam in the system during the fall (end of October). You can access this test exam anywhere as long as you have access to the internet.

It is not possible to use iPad for the MCQ exam.

A) Multiple Choice (MCQ)

Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes.

Time: check-in from:40 min. before the exam begins.


Materials permitted: NONE

  • 100% BYOD (Bring Your Own Device).
  • The student can/must bring one PC/Mac with the necessary extension cords, power strips etc. to on-site examinations with computer unless other guidelines apply for the exam in the academic regulations or course catalogue.
  • The student is solely responsible for bringing a computer.
  • PC/Mac with touch functionality is not supported by the digital exam system so you have to bring an ordinary key board to the exam.
  • It is not possible to use iPad for this exam.

We strongly recommend that you download the FLOWbrowser prior to the exam to ensure that everything works when your exam starts.

FAQ - MCQ exam: http://studerende.au.dk/en/studies/subject-portals/generelt-om-eksamen/faq-mcq-exam/

The use of headphones or earphones or other equipment which might give the impression of communication with others during the exam is not permitted. Music players and the like must not be accessed during the on-site examination.

B) OSCE exam

Takes place over 2 days.

The OSCE exam is distributed such that there are max 11 stands including a possible pause stand.

At the OSCE exam the students can choose whether examination at the station should be in Danish or English. All written examination material is available in English only.

Materials permitted: no materials are permitted. Mobile phones or other forms of communication equipment (including headsets) may not be used, not even in the isolation room. Books and notes in paper form may be read in the isolation room.

Exam time table

The temporary time table will be published on this page late December.

The final exam timetable will first be published here after the MCQ exam in BlackBoard.

Sites where the exam is held and where there is check-in during the morning on the day of the exam:

Auditoriums A or B, Aarhus University Hospital (Skejby)

Stations which each student must complete:  max. 11 stations per day, distributed over 2 days. In addition, there may be a pause station in connection with some of the rounds.

Time per student/examinee at each station: There is an 8 min. examination at each station followed by 2 min. to go to the next station.

In the "isolation time" before/after the actual exam, paper books may be read, but NO electronic aids may be used during this period. The use of electronic aids will result in immediate expulsion.

Registration deadline

If you have not been assigned a class, then registration for the exam MUST BE MADE via the self-service system at mitstudie.au.dk during the period September 15th-30th. It will not be possible to register for the exam outside of this period. If you have been assigned to a class, then during the exam registration period you must yourself check that you have been registered for the exam via the student self-service system.


It is not possible to withdraw from your 1st exam attempt. For your 2nd and 3rd attempt there's a withdrawal deadline of 7 days before the first exam day.

Date of publication of results:

No earlier than seven days after the exam day

Reexamination in the same term 

Registration: You must register for reexamination no later than 2 days after the deadline for publication of the grade in the ordinary exam. Please register at mit.au.dk

The reexamination of the Family-Society exam (MCQ+OSCE) is a joint exam. The reexamination will be an oral exam. Reexamination will be a case-based examination in several speciality areas. It will be a cross between an OSCE-like exam and a standard oral examination where it is possible to deal with a subject in more depth. The exam may involve patients/actors/other tasks which must be performed.

You may not use mobile phones, computers or other devices with connections to the outside world in relation to the preparation/examination.

REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR STUDENT CARD AS WELL AS A COMPLETED LOGBOOK – otherwise you will not be able to take the exam.