BT1101 - Introduction to biotechnology


New from the academic year 2023/2024

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Portfolio 100/100

Course content

This course provides an introduction to biotechnology with focus on applications of biotechnology in important areas relating to industry, medicine and research. Emphasis on topics such as metabolism and energy conversion, enzyme catalysis, information flow from DNA to RNA to proteins, and recombinant DNA and CRISPR technology.

Learning outcome

After completing this course, you:

  • recognize the function of biomolecules
  • know about biotechnological processes applied in industrial and research contexts
  • can explain how biological processes and molecules render biotechnology possible
  • can execute simple laboratory experiments that demonstrate principles of microbiology, genetics, biochemistry and bioinformatics
  • have experience in applying knowledge to solve scientific or practical tasks
  • can assess biotechnological solutions in light of ethical problems at hand and UN's Sustainable Development Goals
  • have experience in identifying, retrieving and interpreting information from scientific sources independently
  • can discuss and convey biotechnological topics in your own words

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, laboratory work and excursions. All activities are compulsory.

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory attendance in all activities

Further on evaluation

Approved portfolio assessment of all learning activities.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Biotechnology (MBIOT5)

Course materials

To be announced when the course starts.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Biotechnology and Food Science


Examination arrangement: Portfolio

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