HBIO3004 - Medical Laboratory Technology 5B, Immunohematology


This course is no longer taught and is only available for examination.

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 3 hours E

Course content

Blood Types; classification and nomenclature; antigen, antibody and heritage phenotyping Irregular blood group antibodies; screening, identification and titration Pretransfusjonstester 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

  • Mandatory laboratory work
  • Obligatorisk praksis

Further on evaluation

Announced at course start

At retakes the exam can be held as an oral exam

When applying for credit, approval and integration of courses from previous cohorts or other institutions' corresponding educations, each application will be processed individually and the applicant must be able to include credit reduction for overlapping courses.

Specific conditions

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 AUTUMN 2019
HBIOT2026 6.0 AUTUMN 2021
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Version: A
Credits:  6.0 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Medical laboratory technology
  • Technological subjects
Contact information


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 E 2022-12-15 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL310 hvit sone Sluppenvegen 14 1
  • * 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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