HBIO3004 - Medical Laboratory Technology 5B, Immunohematology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 3 hours E

Course content

Blood Types; classification and nomenclature; antigen, antibody and heritage
Irregular blood group antibodies; screening, identification and titration
The clinical relevance of various immunhematologiske investigations
Procedures for blood donation
Blood Component Manufacturing
Haemotherapy and transfusion complications
Quality assurance in blood bank lab

Learning outcome

Students can:
Explain the analysis principle for spesific blood typing procedures with associated quality assurance. Performe "Pre-transfusjon" investigations. Be able to explain sources of error and make clear record of work performed
Can perform screening, identification and quantification(titrate) of specific bloodtype-antibodies with associated control.
Know about serological investigations needed during pregnancy for prophylactic anti-D treatment
- Account for blood collection procedures and blood component manufacturing and storage
- Know the purpose of transfusion therapy and various forms of transfusion
- Know the hemolytic disease in fetuses and newborns and auto hemolytic disease in adults
Know about Hemotherapy and transfusion complications.
Explain the importance of quality assurance in blood bank lab

Learning methods and activities

Students total effort is estimated to 200 hours, Lectures (22 hours),40 hours mandatory internal and external study practice. Teamwork (2-3 students in group). Oral and written presentation of the subject

Compulsory assignments

  • Obligatorisk laboratoriearbeid
  • Obligatorisk praksis

Further on evaluation

Announced at course start

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

The course is restricted and reserved for students at the Bachelor of Biomedical Laboratory Sciences, NTNU, Trondheim. Examination in HBIO104P, Medical laboratory technology 1, must be passed in order to start with this topic.

Course materials

Recommended reading:Paula R. Howard "Basic&Applied Blood Banking and Transfusion Practices",4.edition, 2017, Elsevier. Blood Regulations, Lovdata: Handouts Alternative literature / Supplementary literature: Whitlock, Sheryl A.Immunohematology for Medical Laboratoryn Technicians, Delmar (2010) / latest edition. Subject to certain adjustments in literature. Any adjustments will be published within the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
BI301511 6.0 01.09.2019
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Version: A
Credits:  6.0 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Biomedical Laboratory Science



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 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS 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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