HBIO2003 - Genreal Immunology and Medical 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

Structure and function of the immune system. Laboratory tasks: Antigen / Antibody reactions, Differentiate immune cells in blood using light microscopy, separating and count immunecells by specific surface markers and fluorescence microscopy.
Theoretical knowledge of microorganisms (bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites); structure and host interaction. Laboratory tasks: cultivation and identification of bacteria and testing antibiotic resistance

Learning outcome

The student should be able to:
- Describe the immune system's structure and organization
- Describe how the cells in the immune system work and cooperate in the immune response
- Describe the structure and structure of microorganisms (bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites) and their interaction with host.
- Describe cultivation methods and principles for identification of selected microorganisms
- be able to interpret and understand the importance of antibiotic testing
- describe the sampling and dispatch of human biological material for microbiological examination
-logging results from microbiological cultivation
- Perform work in microbiological laboratory according to current HSE rules

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, laboratory courses with reports and logging

Compulsory assignments

  • Obligatorisk laboratoriearbeid - medisinsk mikrobiologi
  • Obligatorisk laboratoriearbeid - immunologi
  • Obligatorisk rapporter

Further on evaluation

All practical laboratory assignments must be approved and all written submissions must be approved before one can pass the exam

New / postponed exam: August

In the case of applications for crediting, approving and filing of subjects from previous courses or other institutions' equivalent /similar education programs, each application will be assessed individually and the applicant must be aware of possible credit reductions in the case of overlapping subjects.

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 technology (MTBIO)

Required previous knowledge

Course requirements. Admission to the course requires admission to the studyprogam Bachelor in Biomedical Laboratory Science, NTNU, Trondheim .

Course materials

Recomanded literature presented at the beginning of the course.
Literature: "Immunologi og immunologiske teknikker"; Tor Lea, Fagbokforlaget, 3.utg. 2006, ISBN 82-450-0219-4 Medical Microbiology Murray, Patrick R. / Kobayashi, George S. / Pfaller, Michael A / Rosenthal, Ken S. Wolfe International Student Edition ISBN: 978-0-323-08692-9 Medical microbiology Degre, Miklos / Hovig, Berit / Bukholm,Geir / Rollag, Halvor (ed.) 3rd edition University publishing ISBN: 978-82-05-31590-7 Method booklet in microbiology Augusta Irene Kvam and Kirsten Lines Slotterøy There are reservations for some adjustments in literature. Any adjustments will be published before the start of the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
BI202512 4.0 01.09.2020
BI221412 3.0 01.09.2020
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Version: A
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Medical laboratory technology


Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 E 09:00 INSPERA
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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