BI322112 - Ethics in Biotechnology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Passed/Failed

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

Course content

Law for regulation of genetic engineering in Norway

Mandate of the Norwegian Biotechnology Advisory Board

Ethics of consequences

Ethics of duty

Research ethics

Ethical reflection tools

BI322112 is coordinated with BI202109. Themes are adjusted in accordance to target group

Learning outcome

Læringsutbytte - Kunnskap:

On completion of the course the studnets have achieved ability to reflect upon biotechnological aspects and dilemmas


Læringsutbytte - Ferdigheter:

On completion of the course the students have

developed the ability to recognize value conflicts and ethical issues within biotechnology

knowledge about Norwegian laws of biotechnology, both for the use and the research in this field


Læringsutbytte - Kompetanse:

In general students should acquire understanding of the need for good psycho social working environment ond code of ethics

Learning methods and activities

Pedagogiske metoder:

Lectures, Group discussions, working with ethical reflection- tools   

Obligatoriske arbeidskrav:

 Mandatory requirements

80% compulsory presence

Compulsory participation in class discussions

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory assignment

Further on evaluation

Oral exam

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:
Biotechnology (427BT)
Medical Laboratory Sciences (702BI)

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  5.0 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Biotechnology
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Biological Sciences Ålesund



Examination arrangement: Oral examination

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