BI301511 - Laboratory medicine, Transfusion medicine and Microbiology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours E

Course content

immunohematology and transfusion medicine, including blood-type serology and medical uses of blood products

medical microbiology, including bacteriology, virology, mycology and protozoology, infectious diseases

work environment and internal control systems

quality assessments in blood banking, official approval systems, good manufacturing practice

research theory and methods

literature studies

interprofessional work

Learning outcome

Læringsutbytte - Kunnskap:

On completion of the course students will

acquire knowledge about the normal processes in the human body, and processes that reflects diseases in one or more of the body¿s organs

understand why specific biochemical principles are being used to measure or determine certain substances

have knowledge about infectious diseases

understand biological variation and the clinical relevance of the results from the analyses

have knowledge of blood type serology and medical uses of blood products

have the knowledge of the use of electronic blood x-matching data programs


Læringsutbytte - Ferdigheter:

On completion of the course students will

be able to document the quality of the laboratory¿s instruments and technical procedures.

be able to evaluate the medical validity of the result of the test, i.e. quality of the analysis in comparison to the medical problem

be able to give priority to one test before another in case of emergency

be able to use electronic blood x-matching data programs


Læringsutbytte - Kompetanse:

On completion of the course students will

have knowledge of blood type serology and medical uses of blood products

have knowledge in cross-profession cooperation

have knowledge in medical microbiology

Learning methods and activities

Pedagogiske metoder:

Lectures (up to 20 x 2 hours) and laboratory work (up to 10 x 4 hours). Emphasis is placed on student active learning forms, group assignments, project assignments and simulation.     

Compulsary work:

Passed compulsory laboratory courses. Approved oral examination after each assignment as part of the microbiology laboratory course. Approved compulsory laboratory work and journals from the assignments. Practical test must be passed before entry to written examinations.

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory assignment

Further on evaluation

Written exam, 4 hours
Both transfusionmedicine and microbiology must be passed to obtain a degree in this course.

Specific conditions

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

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Medical Laboratory Sciences (702BI)

Required previous knowledge

Passed exam in BI101714 Medical laboratory technology. Passed compulsory laboratory courses, including laboratory journals in BI201109 Instrumental analyses, BI221412 Immunology, BI202512 Medical microbiology

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
BI301107 15.0
HBIO3004 6.0 01.09.2019
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Medical laboratory technology
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Biological Sciences Ålesund



Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 E 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Written examination 100/100 E 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
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