HBIOT2022 - Medical microbiology and general immunology


New from the academic year 2021/2022

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Off Campus Exam
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Off Campus Exam 100/100 4 hours

Course content

Structure and function of the immune system. Laboratory tasks: Antigen / Antibody reactions, Differentiate immune cells in blood using light microscopy, separating and count immunecells by specific surface markers and fluorescence microscopy. Theoretical knowledge of microorganisms (bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites); structure and host interaction. Laboratory tasks: cultivation of bacteria, identification of bacteria and virus and testing antibiotic resistance

Learning outcome

The student should be able to: - Describe the immune system's structure and organization - Describe how the cells in the immune system work and cooperate in the immune response - Describe the structure and structure of microorganisms (bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites) and their interaction with host. - Describe cultivation methods and principles for identification of selected microorganisms - be able to interpret and understand the importance of antibiotic testing - describe the sampling and dispatch of human biological material for microbiological examination -logging results from microbiological cultivation - Perform work in microbiological laboratory according to current HSE rules

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, laboratory courses with reports and logging

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory laboratory work - Medical microbiology
  • Mandatory laboratory work - Immunology
  • Mandatory reports

Further on evaluation

Postponed exam in May /June

New / postponed exam: oral examination can be used

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

Course requirements. Admission to the course requires admission to the studyprogam Bachelor in Biomedical Laboratory Science, NTNU, Trondheim.

Course materials

Recomanded literatur: 

"Immunologi", Christian Kanstrup Holm, Fadl's forlag, 1.utg. 2017, Supportive text: "Immunologi og immunologiske teknikker"; Tor Lea, Fagbokforlaget, 3.utg. 2006, ISBN 82-450-0219-4

Medical Microbiology Murray, Patrick R. / Kobayashi, George S. / Pfaller, Michael A / Rosenthal, Ken S. Wolfe International Student Edition ISBN: 978-0-323-08692-9 Medical microbiology Degre, Miklos / Hovig, Berit / Bukholm,Geir / Rollag, Halvor (ed.) 3rd edition University publishing ISBN: 978-82-05-31590-7 Method booklet in microbiology Augusta Irene Kvam, Kirsten Lines Slotterøy and Kine Husteli Kristiansen. 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
More on the course



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


Examination arrangement: Off Campus Exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Off Campus Exam (1) 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates

Examination arrangement: Oral exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring UTS Oral exam 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.
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