BI2012 - Cell Biology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment and Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Assignment 40/100
Oral examination 60/100
Written examination 60/100 4 hours E

Course content

Living cells contain a large number of different structures and organelles enabling them to survive and adapt in a changing environment. In parallel these structures and organelles enable them to perform specific functions within a multicellular body.The aims of the course are:

-Provide an overview of the organelles and structures found in animal and plant cells.
-Introduce the underlying cell-biological mechanisms and processes enabling cells to perform their functions.
-Highlight organizational and functional differences between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.
-Provide hands on training in routinely used molecular and/or cellbiological methodologies.

Learning outcome

The learning outcomes of the course are:

The student will have acquired:

-Knowledge regarding organelles, structures and mechanism enabling
cellbiological processes.
-Basic competencies in standard molecular and cell biology methodologies.
-Expertise regarding data analysis, scientific report writing and presentation of research data.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures: 20 hours
Practicals/project: 30 hours

Examinations can be held orally, outside of the teaching semester

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved term paper

Further on evaluation

All assessment components included in the course must be passed. In the case of 'fail' or 'retake' , the final written examination needs to be taken again. Appeals for reassessment apply to the final written examination only. The individual components will not be graded and assessment consists of an overall final grade. The written exam can be changed to an oral exam in the semester when the course is not taught.
Please refer to these supplementary regulations UTF §5-6 at NTNU for information on re-sit examinations (oral and written) in science courses.
1. Final examination in each semester -for courses with prefix BI, IT and KJ a final examination is held during the examination period every semester.
2. New assessment incase of “fail” - please refer to the course description for details on which components of the course need to be retaken in case of re-assessment.

Specific conditions

Limited admission to classes.

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

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MNKBI212 7.5
MNKBI210 7.5
TFY4260 5.0 01.09.2017
More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021
Extraordinary deadline for course registration: 2020-12-01

No.of lecture hours: 2
Lab hours: 4

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Biology



Examination arrangement: Assignment and Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 40/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 40/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Written examination 60/100 E INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Written examination 60/100 E INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Oral examination 60/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination 60/100 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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