HBIOT2022 - Medical microbiology and general immunology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

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

Course content

Microorganisms; Structure, structure, and host interactions. Seeding, aerobic/anaerobic culture, identification and resistance determination of bacteria. The structure and function of the immune system. Antigen/Antibody reactions.

Learning outcome


The student

  • has knowledge of the immune system's structure and organization.
  • has knowledge of how the cells in the immune system work and cooperate in an immune response.
  • has knowledge of the structure of microorganisms and their interaction with the host.


The student

  • how microorganisms are analyzed and examined as part of making a diagnosis and regarding the follow-up of treatment.
  • proper treatment of different types of human biological sample materials, with knowledge of how analytical, pre- and post-analytical conditions may affect the analytical result.
  • the use of analytical instruments and laboratory equipment for use in medical laboratories for microbiology and immunology.


The student

  • mastery of methods and tasks regarding biomedical laboratory science in a structured and accurate manner, in accordance with applicable laws, regulations and procedures, and assessment of a method's possibilities, limitations and sources of error to ensure reliable analytical results.
  • how to handle different types of human biological specimens and their corresponding results and information.
  • the skills and competencies needed to interpret an order, gather a sample correctly, send human biological materials and convey test results in Norwegian in writing, orally and at the correct time.
  • finding, assessing and following current guidelines for protection against chemical substances and biological material and understand their impact on the organism as well as their environment consequences with focus on HSE.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, seminars and internal practical training consisting of 2 physical and 1 digital laboratory course. Written assignments and dissemination of professional knowledge through oral presentations. The work rate is estimated to total 200 hours, of which 32 hours lectures, 27 hours laboratory courses and 141 hours of own effort.

Compulsory assignments

  • Compolsory laboratory work - Medical microbiology II
  • Compolsory laboratory work - Medical microbiology I
  • Compulsory laboratory work - Immunology

Further on evaluation

Assignments such as laboratory courses, and participation in seminars must be approved before the student can take the exam. Assignments that has been passed earlier can be approved. Postponed exam in May /June

New / postponed exam: oral examination can be used

Specific conditions

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

Recomanded literatur:

"Immunologi og immunologiske teknikker"; Tor Lea, Fagbokforlaget, 3.utg. 2006, ISBN 82-450-0219-4, Supportive text: "Lærebok i immunologi, Jens Vikse, Universitetsforlaget, 1.utg.

Medical microbiology Degre, Miklos / Hovig, Berit / Bukholm,Geir / Rollag, Halvor (ed.) 3rd edition University publishing ISBN: 978-82-05-31590-7

Method booklet in medical microbiology Augusta Irene Kvam, Kirsten Lines Slotterøy, Kine Husteli Kristiansen og Marthe Lind Kroknes. There are reservations for some adjustments in literature. Any adjustments will be published before the start of the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
HBIO2003 7.5 AUTUMN 2021
HBIOA2002 3.0 AUTUMN 2022
HBIOA2003 3.0 AUTUMN 2022
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

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: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 E INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS School exam 100/100 E 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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