BI2073 - Practices in Environmental Toxicology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment and Report
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Approved report 40/100 1 semesters HJELPEMIDD
Assignment 60/100 1 semesters

Course content

This laboratory course includes an introduction to methods for studying exposure and effects of environmentally disturbing chemical compounds. Attendance of the intensive lab course (planned after the Easter holidays) is obligatory. The student must write 2-3 independent lab reports (all need to be approved) and perform an independent writing project (on a chosen topic within environmental toxicology) and an oral presentation of the project. The final lab report (40%), written project (50%) and oral presentation (10%) all count towards the end score.

Learning outcome


The course gives an introduction to scientific practices that are used when studying exposure and effects of environmental pollutants on biological systems (from molecular to ecosystem level).


The course will provide experience in easy to use methods to detect environmental pollutants and their effects in biological systems, simple statistical methods and evaluation of obtained results, and written and oral presentation.

General competence:

The candidate has competence in handling of chemicals, including knowledge of health and safety in the lab, understands common methods used in environmental toxicology and related environmental problems.

Learning methods and activities

Exercises and seminars

Project: mandatory.

Laboratory course: 30 hours, mandatory.

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved project work
  • Approved laboratory course

Further on evaluation

All assessment components included in the course must be passed. The individual parts of the course will be graded, with one overall grade in the end. In the case of 'failure' or 'retake', the lab report or written project needs to be delivered again. Appeals for reassessment apply to the final lab report and written project only. Obligatory activities from the previous year will be approved if the course is retaken.

Specific conditions

Limited admission to classes.

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge

Must either take the course TBI4110 at the same time or have completed the theoretical introduction in TBI4110 before.

Course materials

Lab booklet and scientific literature.

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, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Zoophysiology
  • Zoological Ecology
  • Biology
  • Cell Biology
  • Marine Biology
  • Ecology
Contact information


Examination arrangement: Assignment and Report

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 60/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Approved report 40/100 HJELPEMIDD
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 60/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Approved report 40/100 HJELPEMIDD
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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