HBIOT2023 - Medical Laboratory Technology: Automation in Medical Laboratories, including External Practice


New from the academic year 2021/2022

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100

Course content

Automation theory, quality control system, analysis application and system configuration as well as maintenance and troubleshooting of automatic analysis instruments. Sample processing and publication of results, laboratory logistics, procedures, quality system, privacy, data security and ethical issues. Pathology. Blood sampling of patients. Professionally relevant ICT in hospital laboratories. Central theories / perspectives in the humanities and social sciences with main focus on the use of technology in medical laboratories and the provision of services.

Learning outcome

The student should: Be able to account for how various automatic analysis instruments work. Have knowledge of analysis applications, system configuration, functional units and quality control systems in connection with automatic analysis instruments, as well as professionally relevant ICT and general quality assurance in hospital laboratories. Have knowledge of pathology. Have knowledge of blood sampling procedures of children / newborns and adults, as well as perform blood sampling of adult patients. Have knowledge of ethical and social issues related to the development and use of technology, and to the practice of one's own subject or profession. Be able to contribute to good and reflective cooperation. Be able to describe how the specialist health service and the medical laboratories are organized.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and internal practical studies consisting of 2 laboratory courses. Written works and oral presentation. External study practice at medical laboratories. The expected number of working hours is 400 hours. Lectures: 40 hours. Laboratory training: 21 hours. External study practice: 165 hours. Self-effort: 174 hours

Compulsory assignments

  • Laboratory course with oral presentation
  • Written submission pathology Oblig
  • External practice Oblig

Further on evaluation

The report is assessed with accepted or failed. If the report is not accepted, a new report is individually discussed by agreement with the course coordinator and the head of the institute.

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. The student must be registered at the second academic year, obtained at least 45 credits from the first year and passed the course HBIO104P or HBIOT1010 order to take this topic.

Course materials

Recommended literature: Burtis, Ashwood, Bruns: Tietz Fundamentals of Clinical Chemistry, (Saunders). Aronsen, Birkeland, Munkvik and Sjaastad: Pathology 1 and 2 (Gyldendal). Gould's Pathophysiology for the Health Professions. Linnè & Ringerud: Clinical Laboratory Science (Mosby). Any adjustments in literature will be published on Blackboard by the start of the semester

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
HBIO3005 1.5 AUTUMN 2021
HBIO205P 9.0 AUTUMN 2021
HBIOA2005 1.0 AUTUMN 2021
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Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  SPRING 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: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Assignment 100/100 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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