BI2012 - Cell Biology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 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 cell biological methodologies.

Learning outcome

After completing the course the student will have acquired:

  • Advanced theoretical knowledge regarding eukaryotic organelles, structures and mechanisms enabling cell biological processes.
  • Advanced competencies in standard molecular and cell biological methodologies, experimental design and critical reading of scientific literature.
  • Advanced expertise regarding data analysis, scientific report writing and presentation of research data.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures: 24 hours

Research project: 30 hours

Project presentation: 4 hours

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved term paper

Further on evaluation

In the case of 'fail' or 'retake', the final written examination needs to be taken again. The written exam can be changed to an oral exam in the semester when the course is not taught.

Appeals for reassessment apply only to the final written examination.

Specific conditions

Course materials

Lecture notes

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MNKBI212 7.5
MNKBI210 7.5
TFY4260 5.0 AUTUMN 2017
More on the course

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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2025
Extraordinary deadline for course registration: 2024-12-01

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: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 E INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 E 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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