MOL3000 - Introduction to Molecular Medicine


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours D

Course content

The lectures will cover the organisation and major features of the regulation of the function of the human genome, such as gene expression, replication, chromatin remodeling and genome maintenance. Consequences of mutations and polymorphisms, and impacts of genes and environment on major common diseases, such as cancer, diabetes, vascular and coronary disease, will be covered. Basic principles of extracellular and intracellular signaling systems will also be included. Methods of DNA analysis, gene technology and applied bioinformatics will be discussed.

Learning outcome

After completing the course MOL3000, the student is able to:
- • 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, inheritance and environment on disease
• 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
• understand how normal cellular processes change, fail or get destroyed in common complex diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular and brain-related disorders
• apply and interpret data from simple bioinformatic tools
• 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, study groups and article presentations. The language of instruction and examination is English, and the exam must be answered in English.

Compulsory assignments

  • Artikkelpresentasjon

Further on evaluation

written exam (not digital). The exam must be answered in English.

Retake of the exam: Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

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 01.09.2013
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2019

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: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 D 2019-12-11 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
Storhall del 1 Idrettssenteret (Dragvoll) 17
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 D 2020-05-07 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
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