TBT4146 - Molecular Genetics


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 course aims at providing an introduction to the basic principles of the molecular genetics of prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms. The main areas of recombinant DNA technology applications will also be covered. Examples of important topics that will be discussed are: gene organization in pro- and eukaryotes, regulation of transcription and translation, techniques in recombinant DNA technology, bioinformatics in gene and genome analyses, biotechnolgical applications of molecular genetics.

Learning outcome

To understand how the genetic information in prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms is organized and realized, and to acquire basic knowledge about the methods used to study these topics. It will be important to understand a link between bioinformatics and laboratory-based experiments. The students should also obtain a basic understanding of how this knowledge can be used in applied biotechnology, and be able to suggest experimental solutions to common problems occurring in basic and applied molecular genetic research.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, laboratory work (intensive lab course). The course will be given in English.

Compulsory assignments

  • Lab course and associated reports

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral.

Specific conditions

Course materials

Is specified at the beginning of the course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
BI2014 5.0 AUTUMN 2017
TBT4145 7.5 AUTUMN 2017
MOL3001 5.0 AUTUMN 2018
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023
Extraordinary deadline for course registration: 2023-06-01

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Biotechnology and Food Science


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 D 2023-12-14 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL325 Sluppenvegen 14 1
SL238 Sluppenvegen 14 1
SL430 Sluppenvegen 14 47
Summer 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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