BI201109 - Instrumental Analysis


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Home examination 100/100 5 hours

Course content

Electronics/ electricity theories

Instrumental techniques:
Optical techniques
Electrochemistry and chemical sensors
Immunochemical techniques
Quality management
Nucleic acid techniques

Learning outcome

Learning outcome - Knowledge:

On completion of the course students will obtain

Knowledge of simple electrical circuits

Knowledge of particle and wave properties of electromagnetic radiation

Knowledge of basic principles for selected analytical methods and instruments

Knowledge of quality assurance and laboratory services in general

Learning outcome - Skill:

On completion of the course students will be able to

Make calculations on simple circuits and calculate the effects of refraction and reflection of electromagnetic radiation

Use key instrumental techniques for separation and analysis of macromolecules

Be able to quality assure their own work in the laboratory

Understanding calibration, and calculate the content of chemical substances in unknown solutions

Learning outcome - Competence:

On completion of the course students will be able to

Work both independently and in groups

Master various techniques and instruments for laboratory analysis

Understand the physical principles of selected analytical methods and what measurement techniques are based on

Be able to assess the quality of laboratory instruments, acquire knowledge of quality assurance on laboratory operations in general

Learning methods and activities

Pedagogiske metoder:

Lectures, assignments and teamwork. Mandatory laboratory work with submission of up to 10 reports, teamwork and problem sets

Obligatoriske arbeidskrav:

Compulsory work in physics consists of up to 7 theoretical rehearsals and 2 practical exercises. Subjects in physics will be evaluated with an individual qualification test. All subtopics of the qualification test in physics must be passed to get admission to the written exam. Mandatory work in instrumental techniques consists of participation in up to 10 practical exercises. All mandatory work must be approved to get admission to the qualification test and written exam.

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory assignments

Further on evaluation

5 hour written exam

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Biotechnology (427BT)
Medical Laboratory Sciences (702BI)
Medical and Biological Studies (184BG)

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
HBIO2002 5.0 01.09.2019
HBIOA1006 7.5 01.09.2020
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Medical laboratory technology


Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn UTS Home examination 100/100

Release 2020-12-04

Submission 2020-12-04

Release 09:00

Submission 14:00

Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home examination 100/100

Release 2021-05-14

Submission 2021-05-14

Release 09:00

Submission 14:00

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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