HBIOT2024 - Medical Laboratory Technology - Histological- and Immunological Techniques and Cytology


New from the academic year 2021/2022

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letters

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

Course content

Introduction to the discipline cellular pathology with focus on basic techniques in theory and practice: preparations of cells and tissue for light microscope, processing and microtomy, staining theory, staining methods and normal cervical cytology. The course includes an interdisciplinary approach to immunological techniques: basic theory and practice, antibodies as an analytical tool, important methods used to analyse different biological samples (fluids, cells and tissue). Troubleshooting and quality assessment of application methods, interpretation of the results, will be emphasized.

Learning outcome

The student should be able to: -describe the core competencies, duties and responsibilities in the discipline anatomic pathology for Biomedical Laboratory Scientist (Bioingeniør):  explain and use scientific terms to: describe the processes involved in preparations of cells and tissue to be examined by light microscope -describe and draw figures of the principles of immunological methods - describe the theoretical principles of detection- and metric methods -suggest possible sources that may affect the quality of the results and explain why ( key principles, performance, results) -Recognize and describe the morphology of normal cells in pictures of gynecologic (cervix) cell preparations.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures. 6 laboratory courses, including written and oral assessments. The laboratory courses are part of the compulsory practical training of the study program. The laboratory exercises will be carried out in groups or individually. The laboratory exercises, work processes and results has to be recorded individually. Time schedule may include afternoons. Expected workload: Lectures: 28 hrs Laboratory courses: 42 hrs Self study 130 hrs

Compulsory assignments

  • Laboratory courses with required coursework

Further on evaluation

The laboratory courses and required coursework must be approved.

Examination aids: No printed or hand-written support material is allowed. A specific basic calculator is allowed.

New / postponed exam: August, oral examination can be used  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 at the Bachelor program in Biomedical Laboratory Sciences, Trondheim. Additional requirement: student must have passed the exam in HBIO1010, Medisinsk laboratorieteknologi- Innføring i Bioingeniørfag.

Course materials

Cook, D.J: Cellular Pathology, an Introduction to Techniques and Applications

Mecsei, R.: Clinical Cytology, compendium

Lecture notes, handouts, laboratory course material

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
HBIO2006 6.0 AUTUMN 2021
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Medical laboratory technology
Contact information


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 D 2022-05-24 09:00 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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