HBIOT2026 - Medical Laboratory Technology - Transfusion Medicine


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 E

Course content

The teaching is based on known basic topics in immunology and cell biology. The following topics will be presented in lectures, as guidance in laboratory courses and in external study practice: Quality assurance and safety issues in Blood banking, Blood collection and testing, Major blood group systems and transfusion, Antibody detection, identification and titration, Compatibility testing, Hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn (postpartum testing, prevention and treatment),  Clinical considerations in immunohematology, Blood component preparation, Qualitytesting. Central theories / perspectives in the humanities and social sciences with emphasis on the organization of the health service, including transfusion medicine

Learning outcome

The student must: Have in-depth knowledge of the laboratory analyzes that must be performed and the quality requirements that must be met before a person can have safe blood and blood components transfused.- Have broad knowledge of the laboratory analyzes' principle, application and limitations, as well as which controls must be performed.- Be able to describe what happens in the body in various forms of transfusion reactions - Have knowledge about hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn (tests, treatment and prevention), and knowledge about autohemolytic disease in adults. - Know the criteria for selecting blood donors.- Be able to apply professional knowledge in practical practice of necessary laboratory analyzes that ensure that a person receives a transfused safe blood product, as well as pregnancy tests and tests with regard to prophylactic treatment of the mother. Has knowledge of different theories and perspectives on people, culture and nature. -Have knowledge of different views on the relationship between individual and community, as well as the organization of society, including the health service in Norway's values, organization and functions. -Have knowledge of key professional, treatment ethical principles in medicine and health. -Can reflect critically on different values ​​and human views and relate this to one's own subject and professional practice

knows the connection between health, education, work and living conditions, and knows how this is used in the profession, to contribute to good public health. Can relate to the health and welfare system, to laws, regulations and supervisors in his service as a biomedical laboratory scientist.

Learning methods and activities

Students total effort is estimated to 200 hours, Lectures (28 hours), 40 hours mandatory internal (single handed work) and external study practice. Study tasks (Teamwork 2-3 students in group). Oral and written presentation of the subject

Compulsory assignments

  • Laboratory course
  • External study practice
  • Written assignment

Further on evaluation

New / postponed exam in August

The subject supervisor can consider the use of an oral examination 

When applying for a credit, approval and integration of previously held courses, each application will be processed individually and the applicant must expect a credit reduction in the event of an overlapping topic.

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 the Bachelor of Biomedical Laboratory Sciences, NTNU, Trondheim. Examination in HBIOT1010, Medical laboratory technology - Mandatory introduction course, must be passed in order to start with this topic.

Course materials

Recommended reading:Paula R. Howard "Basic&Applied Blood Banking and Transfusion Practices",4.edition, 2017, Elsevier. Blood Regulations, Lovdata: Handouts.

Subject to certain adjustments in literature. Any adjustments will be published within the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
HBIO3004 6.0 AUTUMN 2021
BI301511 6.0 AUTUMN 2021
More on the course



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 E 2022-05-11 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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