HBIOT2020 - Cell and molecular biology


New from the academic year 2021/2022

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home exam
Grade: Passed/Failed

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

Course content

Intracellular transport, gene regulation, cell differentiation, stem cells, cell signalling, cell-cycle control, damage of DNA and DNA repair, mutations, cancer development at the molecular level, methods in molecular biology, cell cultivation.

Learning outcome

Upon passed exam the student should - explain different transport mechanisms intracellularly - be able to explain how genes are regulated - be able to describe different types of stem cells and cell differentiation - explain how mutations occur - be able to explain different mechanisms of DNA repair - be able to explain mechanisms of cell signaling - be able to describe the cell-division cycle and understand and explain cell-cycle control - be able to explain mechanisms of apoptosis - be able to explain the molecular mechanisms of caner development - have insight into basic methods in molecular biology - be able to cultivate cells

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and practical studies in form of laboratory courses. Total workload for each student will be 200 hours. There will be about 60 scheduled hours with lectures and laboratory courses.

Compulsory assignments

  • Laboratory course
  • Mandatory reports

Further on evaluation

The laboratory course with written submission must be approved before the exam.

New/postponed exam: August. New/postponed exam can be changed to oral exam. Assessment report requires approved teaching report the same semester. Compulsory activity from previous semesters can be approved by the department.

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

The course is restricted and reserved for students at the Bachelor of Biomedical Laboratory Sciences (BBIOING), NTNU, Trondheim.

Course materials

Recommended reading: Alberts, B. et al.: Essential Cell Biology. Garland Science. Last edition. Any adjustments in recommended literature will be published on Blackboard before the start of the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
HBIO2001 7.5 AUTUMN 2021
BI1001 7.5 AUTUMN 2021
TFY4260 3.0 AUTUMN 2021
BI200115 3.0 AUTUMN 2021
HBIOA2004 7.5 AUTUMN 2021
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Biomedical Laboratory Science


Examination arrangement: Home exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Home exam (1) 100/100





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.
  • 1) Merk at eksamensform og karakterregel er endret som et smittevernstiltak i den pågående koronasituasjonen.

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