HBIOT2025 - Medical laboratory technology: quality assesment, validation of methods and statistics


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

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

Course content

The following topics will be presented in lectures to guide laboratory work and groupwork: Quality and sustainability in work processes, quality management of laboratory practices, quality controls, validation of methods, procedures, revision of laboratory practices, reference values, statistical testing and use of statistical functions and tools in Excel.

Central theories/perspectives in the humanities and social sciences with primary focus on sustainability and values in health care.

Learning outcome

After completing the course, the student should:

  • Know about quality-improving (quality management) and sustainable work processes.
  • Know how laboratory operations are quality-assessed through certification systems and accreditation schemes.
  • Have knowledge of, and be able to reflect upon the use of, quality management systems to ensure reliable analytical results in medical laboratories.
  • Know how protocols are developed and revised in accredited medical laboratories.
  • Be able to evaluate results from various analysis based on current quality requirements.
  • Be able to make professional decisions that promote sustainability and HSE, and strive to choose materials, equipment, and procedures (protocols) that reduce the use of resources without compromising the quality of the results.
  • Be able to plan and carry out varied tasks within the field of biomedical laboratory sciences, including those which are carried out over a period of time.
  • Be able to document and disseminate knowledge within the field of biomedical laboratory sciences through oral and written presentations.
  • Be able to reflect critically on one's own professional practice and values, acquire new knowledge and seek and receive tutoring.

Learning methods and activities

Students' total effort is estimated to be 200 hours, consisting of lectures (30 hours), mandatory laboratory activities (20 hours), practice in statistics (8 hours) and self study (142 hours). There will also be written and oral presentations.

Compulsory assignments

  • Laboratory course- Validation of methodsOblig
  • Laboratory course- Quality revision
  • Exercises in statistics

Further on evaluation

The written exam is evaluated with the A-F grading scale. Two laboratory courses (including written and oral assessments) and four written exercises in statistics must be approved in order to be eligible for the final written exam. Approved calculators: HP30S, Citizen SR270, Citizen SR270X, Casio fx-82/83ES, Casio fx-82ES PLUS, MATH MI-633 DOT MATRIX DISPLAY, Texas BAII Plus, Casio fx-82-MS, Aurora Scientific Calculator fc582, Texas TI30XIIB/S og Casio fx-82 EX.

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) may apply if the candidate has passed exams in overlapping courses.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Biomedical Laboratory Science (BBIOING)

Required previous knowledge

The course is restricted and reserved for students at Bachelor of Biomedical Laboratory Sciences, NTNU, Trondheim. Examination in HBIOT1010, Medical laboratory technology- Mandatory instruction course, must be passed in order to start whit this topic.

Course materials

Recommended reading:

Bolann B.J. og Åsberg A. " Riktige svar på biokjemiske analyser", 2020.

Burtis,C.A. Ashwood, E.R.: Tietz Fundamentals of Clinical Chemistry, (Saunders), latest edition.

Løvås G ,"statistikk for universitet og høgskoler", latest edition.


Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
HBIO2004 1.5 AUTUMN 2021
HBIOA2005 2.0 AUTUMN 2021
HBIO1003 2.5 AUTUMN 2021
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Medical Laboratory Technology


Examination arrangement: School exam

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