MK211712 - Marine lipids 1


This course is no longer taught and is only available for examination. For a complete course description, see previous academic years.

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessement
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Portfolio assessement 100/100

Course content

structures and properties of some lipidclasses various lipids, with a focus on triglycerides, phospholipids and fatty acids; saturated and unsaturated fatty acids nomenclature of fatty acids; omega-3,-6 and- 9, the difference between cis- and trans- fatty acids variation in fatty acid composition of triglycerid and phospholipid liquid and solid fats, various physical properties lipid in membranes, with emphasis on fosfolipid digestion and absorption of lipid hardening of fat  fat rancidification and antioxidants  analytical methods in a lipidlaboratorium (GC: fat composition) raw material sources of marine oils sustainable seafood industry and resource base in the context of the use of marine resources for animal feed. environmental toxins and the accumulation of environmental toxins in various species in the food chain contamination of raw materials The legal framework for the application of oils in food , requirements for handeling, tracking, sales, import and export of marine oils. accreditation

Learning outcome

Læringsutbytte - Kunnskap: have broad knowledge of the structure and function of different lipids, as well as to know the different physical properties. know how lipids are used in human food and animal feed. know the different factors that affect the quality of the various lipids.ha bred kunnskap om strukturen og funksjonen til ulike lipider, samt kjenne til ulike fysiske egenskaper.   Læringsutbytte - Ferdigheter: be able to assess the impact different factors have on the quality of the marine lipids. be able to account for basic analytical methods. be able to consider sources of marine lipids and be able to assess which resources are sustainable. be able to account for different aspects of commodity properties of marine sources. Læringsutbytte - Kompetanse: have knowledge of the structure, source and various properties of marine lipids.

Learning methods and activities

Pedagogiske metoder: Lectures. Group tasks with written submissions. A laboratory exercise focusing on fatty acid composition and lipidclassification. Mandatory laboratory work

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory assignment

Further on evaluation

Mandatory work assignments must be approved in order to take the exam. Portfolio assessment. Last portfolio can be improved at resit exam in the next semester. 

Re-sit examination: Students who failed the exam or have a legitimate leave of absence from the exam, will be allowed to re-sit the exam during the next re-sit opportunity.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Biotechnology (427BT)

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Version: 1
Credits:  5.0 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Language of instruction: -

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
Contact information


Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessement

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn UTS Portfolio assessement (1) 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Portfolio assessement 100/100 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.
  • 1) Innleveringsfrist 25.11.2021 kl. 1200.

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