HBIOT2031 - Molecular biological diagnostics and applied bioinfomatics


New from the academic year 2022/2023

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

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

Course content

The course deals with various technologies for analysis of human biological material at the molecular level (such as high-capacity analyses of DNA / RNA, proteins and metabolites). In addition, various (simple) bioinformatics tools, including databases, are introduced for the analysis of nucleic acid and protein sequences. Various forms of biobanks and the handling and storage of human biological material (to preserve its integrity) will also be presented. Topics will be taken from medical genetics, oncology and microbiology, in both diagnostics and research. In addition, ethical and legal issues related to the production, analysis and use of large amounts of data from a single patient as well as biobanks will be elucidated.

Learning outcome

Upon passing the exam the student should:

  • Have basic knowledge of high-capacity technology used in diagnostics and research.
  • Have knowledge of bioinformatics and the use of bioinformatics tools.
  • Have knowledge of laws and regulations that regulate the medical use of biotechnology (the Biotechnology Act) and various biobanks (the Biobank Act / Health Research Act).
  • Have an understanding of ethical issues that new technology in medicine and health provides, including how these affect the work of biomedical laboratory scientists (professional ethics).

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, student-driven activities such as group work, presentations and more.

Compulsory assignments

  • Oblig

Further on evaluation

The teaching will be based on various student-driven activities that will be compulsory and must be approved before the exam. The type and scope will be stated at the start of the study.

New/postponed exam: August. New/postponed exam can be changed to oral exam. Assessment report requires approved teaching report the same semester. Compulsory activity from previous semesters can be approved by the department.

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 the Bachelor of Biomedical Laboratory Sciences (BBIOING), NTNU, Trondheim.

Course materials

Recommended literature will be published on Blackboard before the start of the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
HBIOA2007 6.0 AUTUMN 2022
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2022

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 *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 E 2022-12-21 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS School exam 100/100 E 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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