MOL3000 - Introduction to Molecular Medicine


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 lectures will cover the organisation and major features of the human genome, such as replication, gene expression, epigenetics and the role of non-coding RNA. Consequences of mutations and polymorphisms, inherited diseases and molecular aspects of major common diseases, such as cancer, diabetes, vascular and coronary disease are central topics. Infectious diseases and treatment, applied bioinformatics, drug development and use of stem cells and organoids will also be addressed.

Learning outcome


The candidate can

  • describe the organization of the human genome and its functional regulation, including replication and maintenance, gene expression, epigenetic modifications, and the role of non-coding RNA
  • explain the impact of genes and environment on disease development
  • describe how microorganisms cause infection, the mechanisms of action of antimicrobial drugs and how antimicrobial resistance develops
  • describe important methods in molecular medicine, including gene editing, the use of stem cells and organoids, and the stages of drug development
  • explain how normal cellular processes change, fail, or get destroyed in common complex diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular and brain-related disorders


The candidate can

  • apply and interpret data from simple bioinformatic tools
  • collect and evaluate relevant information from articles within molecular medicine


The candidate can

  • discuss and orally present scientific papers within the field of molecular medicine (in English)

Learning methods and activities

The curriculum of the course is defined by learning objectives. Lectures, team-based learning sessions and article presentations are included. The language of instruction and examination is English, and the exam must be answered in English.

Compulsory assignments

  • Article presentation

Further on evaluation

Written exam. The exam must be answered in English.

Retake of the exam: Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department. Students with legitimate leave of absence at the final examination and students who receive the grade F may re-sit the examination in the following semester.

Compulsory Activity - article presentation in the group

Required previous knowledge

Admission to a bachelor's or master's degree in Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Science, Biotechnology, Molecular Medicine or Medical Technology

Course materials

Suggested textbook: Molecular Medicine - An Introduction Author: Jens Kurreck, Cy Aaron Stein ISBN: 9783527675098

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MOL3100 7.5 AUTUMN 2013
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Medical Technology
  • Biotechnology/Molecular Genetics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Cell Biology
  • Medicine


Examination arrangement: School exam

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