HBIOT1010 - Medical Laboratory Technology, introduction to medical laboratory sciences


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Practical exam, Assignment and Written exam
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 25/100 1 hours D
Assignment 25/100 A
Practical examination 50/100 B

Course content

Basic laboratory techniques and quality assurance in biomedical laboratory science analytical methods. Preanalytical conditions that may affect the test result. Venous and capillary blood sampling. Infection protection and hygiene. Health, environment and safety (HES). Professional interaction and communication in theory and practice The structure of the Norwegian health care service and the role of the biomedical laboratory scientist. Relevant laws and regulations. Ethics with emphasis on confidentiality and consent.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The student: - has knowledge of basic laboratory techniques and quality assurance in medical laboratory work - can explain preanalytical conditions that can affect the test result - has knowledge of blood and blood cells - has knowledge of venous and capillary blood sampling - understands the importance of infection control and hygiene measures in connection with patient contact and medical laboratory work - have knowledge of HES work in the medical laboratory - have knowledge of communication, interaction and conflict management - have knowledge of interprofessional interaction - know about the structure and organization of the health service in Norway, including the role of the biomedical laboratory scientist - have knowledge of relevant legislation - have knowledge of key topics in the field of professional/medical ethics for biomedical laboratory scientists. Skills: The student: - can perform basic biomedical laboratory techniques according to procedures such as the use of microscope, pipettes and analytical instruments - can perform venous and capillary blood sampling according to procedures - can safeguard health, environment and safety in patient contact and in medical laboratory work - can use communication skills in collaboration with other -can apply ethical theory and principles in ethical reflection. General competences: The student - has the basis for further practical studies within biomedical laboratory science. - understand the importance of communication within the health service. - have insight into the field of biomedical laboratory scientists’, is aware and can reflect on practice in the best interest of the patient.K

Learning methods and activities

This course contains a high degree of student active learning. Expected total workload 415 hours. Planned hours: Lectures approx. 60 hours, internal practice studies approx. 55 hours. Semester assignments (incl. Seminar) about 20 hours. External practice studies approx. 50 hours. Self study including group work: 230 hours

Compulsory assignments

  • Internal practice studies
  • External practice studies
  • Semester assignments

Further on evaluation

All three parts; Reflection note after external study practice, practical exam and theoretical exam must have been passed in order to achieve the grade passed for the course as a whole.

Compulsory work requirements: Internal practical studies (laboratory courses), semester assignments (including seminars) and external practical studies have to be approved before the examination.

Approval of compulsory work requirements is based on the teachers' assessments of the student's completion of practical and written work, including collaboration in groups. The right to conduct external study practice is dependent on approval of the mandatory work requirements that have been completed prior to external practice.


Approved calculator: HP30S, Citizen SR270, Citizen SR270X, Casio fx-82/83ES, Casio fx-82ES PLUS, MATH MI-633 DOT MATRIX DISPLAY, Texas BAII Plus, Casio fx-82-MS, Aurora Scientific Calculator fc582, Texas TI30XIIB/S og Casio fx-82 EX.


New / postponed exam: August.


If not passed, a single part assessment can be repeated without the other part assessments having to be repeated.


For applications for credits, approval and integration of courses from previous years or other institutions' equivalent education, each application will be evaluated individually. A reduction of credits (studiepoengsreduksjon) might apply if the candidate has passed exams in overlapping courses.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Biomedical Laboratory Science (BBIOING)

Required previous knowledge

This course is restricted and reserved for registered students at the Bachelor program in Biomedical Laboratory Sciences, Trondheim.

Course materials

Berge, M: Pensumhefte/kompendium i blodprøvetaking og grunnleggende laboratorieteknikker i medisinsk laboratoriearbeid (siste utgave). Husøy, Astrid-Mette: Blodprøvetaking i praksis (Cappelen Damm akademisk) Turgeon, Mary L: Linne Ringsrud`s Clinical Laboratory science. (Elsevier). Eide,H. og Eide, T.:Kommunikasjon i relasjoner; Personorientering, samhandling, etikk. (Gyldendal 2017). Nylenna, M.: Helsetjenesten i Norge - et overblikk. (Gyldendal 2014). Ruyter, K.W.: Medisinsk og helsefaglig etikk. (Gyldendal akademiske, 2014), Bioingeniørfaglig institutt: Etikk for bioingeniører, (NITO, 2005) Adjustments might be made, such will be announced at the start of the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
HBIO104P 10.0 AUTUMN 2020
HBIO106P 5.0 AUTUMN 2020
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Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Medical laboratory technology
  • Medicine
  • Social Sciences


Examination arrangement: Practical exam, Assignment and Written exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Practical examination 50/100 B
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 25/100 A INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD School exam 25/100 D 2022-05-14 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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