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Undergraduate course

Molecular Biology Methods

  • ECTS credits5
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codeBIF210
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageNorwegian
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ECTS Credits


Level of Study


Teaching semester

Spring. Students following the Aquaculture and Seafood- and the Aquamedicine integrated Master's programmes will be prioritized.

This course has a limited capacity, enrolment is based on application. The application deadline is Wednesday in week 2 for the spring semester. Please see this page for more information. You will receive confirmation of whether you received a seat in Studentweb no later than Monday the week after the deadline.

It is compulsory to attend the first lecture/orientation meeting, or you risk losing your seat. If you are unable to attend the first lecture, you must contact the Study Section (studie.bio@uib.no). The time of the first lecture/orientation meeting can be found in the schedule on the course website or on Mitt UiB.

Objectives and Content

The aim of the course is to develop knowledge about molecular biological methods used in diagnostics, characterization of pathogenic microorganisms and host responses in fish and other aquaculture species. This knowledge is developed through laboratory exercises, lectures, discussions and writing journals.

Topics provide a practical introduction to the most important methods. Students will learn to use reagents and equipment from their own experience and understand how enzyme reactions and molecular interactions can be used to examine blood and tissue samples from fish. Some methods will be presented as demonstrations/lectures.

Participation in the course is compulsory. The course lasts three weeks, and consists of a lecture on Mondays, full days of practice from Tuesday to Thursday, and a seminar on Fridays. Five reports in total must be submitted: one after the first week and two after the two following weeks. There is a deadline on Sundays and feedback is given on the following Thursdays.

Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap


Teaching and learning methods

Lectures and laboratory work

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

  • Mandatory attendance

Approved compulsory activities are valid for three semesters, including the semester the activity was completed in.

Forms of Assessment

Approved laboratory journals / reports

Grading Scale

The grading scale used is A-F.

Reading List

The reading list will be available within June 1st for the autumn semester and December 1st for the spring semester.

Course Evaluation

Students will evaluate the course in accordance with the quality assurance system at UiB and the Department. You can find courseevaluations in the Quality Assurance Reports.

Programme Committee

The Programme Committee is responsible for the content, structure and quality of the study programme and courses.

Course Administrator

Department of biological sciences.


Contact a Student Advisor at studie@bio.uib.no

Exam information