BI2012 - Cell Biology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Letters
Term:  Autumn

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral examination 100/100

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letters
Term:  Spring

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

The learning outcomes of the course are:

The student will have acquired:

  • Knowledge regarding organelles, structures and mechanism enabling cell biological 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 

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 to the final written examination. 

Specific conditions

Limited admission to classes.

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 AUTUMN 2017
More on the course

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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022
Extraordinary deadline for course registration: 2021-12-01

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: Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 100/100 2021-11-30
Room Building Number of candidates

Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 E 2022-05-30 15:00 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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