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

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

Upon passing the exam the student should have knowledge of:

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

Upon passing the exam the student should have knowledge and skills relating to:

  • 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.
  • 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, 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

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 study program 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
HBIOA2002 3.0 AUTUMN 2022
HBIOA2003 3.0 AUTUMN 2022
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 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 2022-12-20 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL111 brun sone Sluppenvegen 14 51
SL430 Sluppenvegen 14 5
SL238 Sluppenvegen 14 1

Examination arrangement: Oral exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring UTS Oral exam 100/100 2023-06-08 08:30
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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