HBIOA1003 - Biochemistry with cell biology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours D

Course content

Structure, qualities and function of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleic acids, biological membranes and metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids and amino acids, and replication, transcription and protein synthesis.

Learning outcome


  • Can explain structural formulae and basic functions in the cell associated with the biological macromolecular and biology membranes
  • Can explain the metabolism and the regulation of the metabolism, and explain their purpose.
  • Can explain the processes replication, transcription and translation


  • Apply biochemistry and cell biology on themes to explain biological processes.


  • Can communicate biochemistry against other subjects in the study

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and exercises. Mandatory assignments 3 out of 4 must be approved for admission to the final exam.

Expected total work load: 200 hours, of which planned lectures and exercises will make up ca 70 hours.

Compulsory assignments

  • Assignments

Further on evaluation

Mandatory assignments must be completed in order to take the exam. Mandatory assignments are valid for 3 semester. Written digital exam (inspera).

In case of an re-take of exam, the written exam may be changed to an oral examination.

Course materials

Biochemistry: McKee, Trudy & James

Biochemistry - The molecular basis of life, Oxford

Cell biology: Alberts et al, Essential cell biology, Garland Science

The edition of the books is announced when the teaching starts.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
HBIO1005 2.5 AUTUMN 2020
HBIO2007 5.0 AUTUMN 2020
HBIOT1014 7.5 AUTUMN 2020
TBT4102 7.5 AUTUMN 2020
TKJE2004 7.5 AUTUMN 2020
MK101309 7.5 AUTUMN 2020
BI200115 2.5 AUTUMN 2021
MK103119 1.5 AUTUMN 2023
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Biological Sciences Ålesund


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn UTS School exam 100/100 D 2023-12-06 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
C215 Ankeret/Hovedbygget 1
C226 Ankeret/Hovedbygget 3
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 D 2024-06-07 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
G331 Gnisten/Fagskolen 16
G326 Gnisten/Fagskolen 29
G328B Gnisten/Fagskolen 17
C225 Ankeret/Hovedbygget 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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