HBIOT2021 - Medical Laboratory Technology: Quantification Techniques


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

The principle, process, evaluation of results, and quality management. Chemical and enzymatic reaction principles, measuring methods including spectrophotometry, emission of light, electrochemistry, chromatography, and electrophoresis, calibration of measuring methods, preanalytical, analytical and biological variables. Nuclear medicine focused on radiation physics, nuclear medicine measurement methods and radiation protection.

Learning outcome

After attending the course, the student can:

  • Explain quantitative methods commonly used in medical laboratories.
  • Use a range of methods and analytical instruments commonly used in medical laboratories and understand how the instruments work.
  • Explain the impact of preanalytical influence on a range of analytical results.
  • Assess the quality of analytical results according to given rules and reflect on their own professional practice.
  • Explain the use of nuclear medical methods.
  • Find, evaluate and follow current guidelines for protection against radiation.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and 4 lab courses, including written and oral assessments. Expected total workload: Lectures: 35 hrs. Lab courses: 45 hrs. Self study: 130 hrs.

Compulsory assignments

  • Four laboratory courses

Further on evaluation

Four laboratory courses, including written and oral assessments, must be approved in order to be eligible for the final written exam. 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. For new / postponed exams, the examination can be changed from written to oral.

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 in the Bachelor program in Biomedical Laboratory Sciences, Trondheim (BBIOING Trondheim). Examination in HBIOT1010: Medical Laboratory Technology, introduction to medical laboratory sciences, must be passed in order to start with this topic.

Course materials

  • Burtis, C.A. Ashwood, E.R.: Tietz Fundamentals of Clinical Chemistry, (Saunders), latest edition.
  • ​Literature recommended for HBIOT1010, Medical Laboratory Technology, introduction to medical laboratory sciences.
  • Any adjustments in literature will be published on Blackboard by the start of the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
HBIO2004 6.0 AUTUMN 2021
HBIOA2005 5.0 AUTUMN 2021
HBIO3005 1.5 AUTUMN 2021
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2022

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Biomedical Laboratory Science


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 D 2022-11-30 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL310 lilla sone Sluppenvegen 14 34
SL310 turkis sone Sluppenvegen 14 18
SL238 Sluppenvegen 14 1
SL430 Sluppenvegen 14 5
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 D 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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