Undergraduate course

Cell Biology and Genetics

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codeBIO103
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageNorwegian
  • Resources

Teaching semester


The registration deadline for enrollment in the course is Thursday in week 2 for the spring semester. You will receive confirmation of whether you received a spot in Studentweb no later than Tuesday the week after the deadline.

The time of the first lecture/orientation meeting can be found in the schedule on the course website or on the Mitt UiB learning platform.

Objectives and Content


Learning Outcomes

 On completion of the course students should:

  • understand the basic chemical foundation of life, know the structure and function of the main molecular building blocks and be conversant with how, when and where biological molecules interact with each other
  • comprehend the organization of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells and the role that different sub-cellular organelles play in biological processes
  • exhibit knowledge of energy transformation, enzymatic reactions, metabolism, catabolism and photosynthesis and how these processes are organized with reference to cellular structure
  • know the mechanistic fundamentals of how cells communicate with each other
  • have a basic understanding of how cells progress through the cell cycle and divide
  • be able to explain both sexual and asexual life cycles and the process of meiosis
  • understand the chromosomal and molecular bases of genetic inheritance, the means by which information is transduced from genes to RNAs and proteins and how the expression of genes is regulated
  • gain perspectives on how genomes and organisms evolve and on the evolutionary history of biodiversity
  • obtain a basic understanding of the mechanisms through which cells differentiate and animals develop.
  • understand the fundamentals of experimental design, exhibit competence in the laboratory environment and be able to analyze and interpret experimental data
  • obtain experience in the concise and rigorous presentation of scientific information to a scientifically literate audience

Recommended Previous Knowledge


Forms of Assessment

 Examination support materials: Non- programmable calculator, according to model listed in faculty regulations

Grading Scale

The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.

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.


Contact Information

Contact the Study Section at the Department of Biological Sciences: studie@bio.uib.no

Exam information

  • For written exams, please note that the start time may change from 09:00 to 15:00 or vice versa until 14 days prior to the exam. The exam location will be published 14 days prior to the exam.

  • Type of assessment: Written examination

    05.10.2018, 09:00
    4 hours
    Withdrawal deadline
    Examination system
    Digital exam