MOL3015 - Nanomedicine 2 - Therapy


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

The course will focus on uses of nanotechnology in therapy. In detail, the course will cover clinical biomaterials, biocompatibility issues, tissue engineering including stem cells, and higher order structuring of engineered tissues. Furthermore the course will cover nanoscale advanced drug delivery systems fundamentals, design, synthesis, and uses. In addition, environmental, physiological, cellular and molecular toxicological limitations of industrially encountered nanoparticles will be covered. This course focuses on biomedical uses of nanotechnologies and less on the technologies themselves.

Learning outcome

After completing the course MOL3015, the student should be able to:

  • understand how nanotechnological approaches can be used in biomedical therapies
  • understand biomaterials and interaction of biomaterials with cells, body fluids and tissues
  • understand basic stem cell biology and corresponding requirement for tissue engineering
  • understand the need, obstacles and solutions for polymeric, lipidous and solid nanosized drug delivery systems
  • understand the toxicological aspects of nanosized surfaces and particles
  • find, refer and evaluate available 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 based on lecture handouts and appropriate review articles. The course includes a compulsory term paper, requiring an in-depth review of the primary literature in a chosen detailed topic, which will account for 30 % of the final grade. The language of instruction is English. The lectures are held in the spring semester.

Further on evaluation

The exam consist 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.

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

Course material will be based on lectures and a selection of review papers.

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2025

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Medical Technology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Organic Chemistry/Bioorganic Chemistry
  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Medicine
  • Nanotechnology
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Clinical and Molecular Medicine


Examination arrangement: Assignment and written examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn UTS Assignment 25/100 A INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn UTS School exam 75/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

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