BI0001 - Cell and Molecular Biology, Laboratory Course


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment/Report
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Approved report 50/100
Assignment 50/100

Course content

Lab course to introduce the students to the practical work on the basis of the theoretical course MOL4010 Basic Molecular Biology

Subjects covered include:

  • The molecular basis of the cell
  • Biochemistry
  • Cell physiology
  • The structure and function of the cell
  • Mendel's law of heredity
  • Molecular biology and biotechnology.

Learning outcome


The candidate shall have knowledge of:

  • The fundamental units of life, especially the cell as an organisms basic unit for structure and function.
  • Large biological molecules and membranes structure and function.
  • Metabolism and how energy is transformed in living systems.
  • Participants and principles of cellular communication.
  • Principles of cell division.
  • The chromosomal and the molecular basis of inheritance.
  • Regulation of gene expression, from gene to protein.
  • Biotechnology: use of DNA toolkit with examples of cloning of organisms and how this may be utilized to study gene sequence, expression and function.
  • Genomes and their evolution.


The candidate can:

  • Recognize and describe different forms of life, including different types of cells.
  • Quote processes that regulate inheritance between generations, and transformation from gene to protein.
  • Design a cloning experiment.

General competence:

The candidate can:

  • Comprehend and explain the diversity in biological systems and processes on cellular level.

Learning methods and activities

Laboratory course: 30 hours, mandatory

Project work: Theoretical project, mandatory

Admission to this course is restricted.

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved laboratory course
  • Approved theoretical work

Further on evaluation

In case of fail you have to follow the course during the next teaching semester and submit the lab report again and conduct the project work again.

Required previous knowledge

Passed exam in MOL4010.

Course materials

More information given when teaching begins

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
BI1001 7.5 SPRING 2006
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Biology
  • Cell Biology
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Biology


Examination arrangement: Assignment/Report

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Approved report 50/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 50/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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