MOL3014 - Nanomedicine 1 - Bioanalysis


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 30/100
School exam 70/100 4 hours D

Course content

This course will cover fundamentals in micro- and nanotechnologies for analytical biomedicine such as diagnostics, research and tissue models. In detail the course will contain: Biosensor fundamentals, nucleotide sequencing technologies, ultra-high resolution imaging, microfluidic basics and uses within cell biology, microfabrication basics, surface bioconjugation and biopatterning, hydrogel structuring, microdroplet technology, organs-on-chips. This course is focused on technology rather than biology, but with uses primarily within biomedicine.

Learning outcome

After completing the course MOL3014, the student should be able to:

  • understand how nanotechnology can be tailored and used for biomedical purposes
  • understand the problems and possibilities for analysis of proteins, nucleic acids and cells by micro fabricated devices and nanotechnological solutions
  • outline fabrication procedures and general considerations for microfluidics
  • understand how nano-relevant instruments such as focused ion beam scanning electron microscopes, atomic force microscopes and optical microscopes can be used in biomedicine
  • perform simple micro fabrication procedure
  • find, refer and consider relevant information

Learning methods and activities

The syllabus of the course is defined by the learning objectives. The course is based on lectures. The curriculum is lecture handouts and appropriate review papers describing the learning outcomes. The course includes a compulsory term paper, providing an in-depth review of the primary literature in a chosen narrow topic, which will account for 30 % of the final grade.

Further on evaluation

The exam consists of two parts, a written school exam and a term paper. The written exam will account for 70%, and the term paper will account for 30% of the final grade. Both parts must be passed to get a total grade in the course.

The language of instruction is English, and the exam must be answered in English.

Retake of the exam: the students can register for the part of the exam they want to re-take, or choose both.

Course materials

All course material is based on lectures and review articles.

More on the course



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
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Molecular Biophysics
  • Biophysics
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Medicine
  • Nanotechnology
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Clinical and Molecular Medicine


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 70/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Assignment 30/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS School exam 70/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Assignment 30/100 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.

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