BI8091 - Advanced Biology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

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

Course content

The course runs every semester when necessary. The course will cover topics in biology, which are of special interest for the students taking our PhD degree. Topics from different areas of biology relevant for the students will be presented, discussed and analysed, using recent scientific literature. The content of the course for each semester will be approved by the PhD programråde of the Institute for Biology.

Learning outcome


Have an updated , research based knowledge centered around a specialized topic supporting the doctoral thesis.


Have a broad experience in presentation of research based primary literature. Have a broad experience in discussion and analyzing novel research results.


The candidate has broad experience in presentation and interpret primary research results.

Further on evaluation

Assessment: oral exam

Details regarding the exam will be explained prior to the exam date.

Grading scale:The course is assessed with pass/fail.

Course materials

Current scientific literature.

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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Biology


Examination arrangement: Oral examination

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