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


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

The followng topics will be presented in lectures, as guidence in laboratory and groups:Central theories / perspectives in the humanities and social sciences with main focus on sustainability, priorities and values.Quality mangement of  laboratory practice: quality controls, validation of methods, procedures,revision of laboratory practice,reference values, statistical testing and use of statistical functions and tools in excel.

Learning outcome

After attending the course, the student 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.-Can reflect critically on different values and human views and relate this to one's own subject and professional practice.-Outline requirements, priorities and goals set for the health service. -Assess the quality of sustainable analytical results according to given rules.Plan and perform method comparison studies, and evaluate a method according to desirable quality specifications.-be able to apply and assess the quality of a procedure. Plan and perform a vertical revisjon.- establish reference areas- us of statistical testing sutable for medical laboratories.- us  Exel as a statistical tool.

Learning methods and activities

Students total effort is estimated to 200 hours, Lectures (30 hours), 20 hours mandatory laboratory course, 8 hours study tasks in statistics, 142 hours self study. Including written and oral presentations.

Compulsory assignments

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

Further on evaluation

Two laboratory courses, including written and oral assessments,four written exercises in statistics  must be approved in order to be eligible for the final written exam. Approved calculator: 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) 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

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), last edition.

Løvås G ,"statistikk for universitet og høgskoler",last edition


Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
HBIO2004 1.5 AUTUMN 2021
HBIOA2005 2.0 AUTUMN 2021
HBIO1003 2.5 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
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 *
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 D 2022-05-18 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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