BI2015 - Molecular Biology, Laboratory Course


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Work
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
work 100/100

Course content

The laboratory course consists of experiments in molecular biology and lectures relevant to the experiments. These include frequently used methods like for example production, purification, and detection of recombinant DNA and proteins; quantification of stress-induced metabolites from multicellular organisms or gene expression analysis. The students will learn the basics of experimental design, data analysis, and how to present the results both in the form of a written scientific report and oral presentation.

Learning outcome

- The student should have a working knowledge of methods in molecular biology.
- The student should be able to use standard laboratory equipment and methods frequently used in molecular biology research.
- The student should be able to perform simple data analysis (including statistics) and interpret the results generated.
- The student should be able to communicate their results in written and oral form.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures: 10 hours
Laboratory course: 50 hours
- The course is an intensive course being taught during two weeks in October.

Compulsory assignments
- Participation in laboratory course (attendance has to be 90% or higher)

Evaluaton form:
- Written report. Delivered as 4 separate reports that count equally towards the total grade.

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved laboratory course

Further on evaluation

All assessment components included in the course must be passed. There is only one mark consisting of all elements (no individual marks are being given). In the case of appeal against the mark, the reports as a whole are being re-assessed.

Please refer to these supplementary regulations UTF §5-6 at NTNU for information on re-sit examinations (oral and written) in science courses.

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
MNKBI215 7.5
MNKBI211 3.0
BI2019 4.0 01.09.2011
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020
Extraordinary deadline for course registration: 2020-06-01

No.of lecture hours: 2
Lab hours: 3

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Biology



Examination arrangement: Work

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD work 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD work 100/100
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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