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Undergraduate course


  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterAutumn
  • Course codeFARM150
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageNorwegian
  • Resources

Main content

Teaching semester


Objectives and Content

The aim of the course is to provide the student with basic knowledge in biochemistry and molecular biology qualifying the student for further studies in pharmacy or human nutrition and the course is thus a part of these professional studies. Students will also gain insight into experimental molecular biology and are given an overview of biotechnological methodology.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student is expected to have the following learning outcomes as defined in knowledge, skills and general competence:


After completing the course the student can:

  • Describe and explain the basic and fundamental structures, properties and metabolism of proteins, lipids and nucleic acids
  • Make an outline and describe DNA replication, DNA repair, transcription of RNA, RNA splicing and processing, and translation of mRNA
  • Describe the principles of signal transduction and gene regulation and be able to explain specific examples of these processes in detail
  • Explain the energy metabolism in cells
  • Describe the principles methods used for protein purification and protein analysis
  • Describe and carry out key experimental biochemical, molecular biological and biomedical methods related to syllabus


After completing the course the student can:

  • Solve biomedical problems related to syllabus
  • Perform selected laboratory and experimental analyses, and interpret the obtained result results

General competence

After completing the course the student can:

  • Collaborate with fellow students in theoretical group work and practical laboratory exercises
  • Demonstrate familiarity with the security rules in the subject

Access to the Course

Master¿s programme in Pharmacy or bachelor programme i Human Nutrition

Teaching Methods and Extent of Organized Teaching

Lectures, Student-active lectures, Laboratory courses, Data course and Colloquias.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Participation in the health and safety introduction and the computational and laboratory exercises are mandatory. Laboratory procedures must be executed in a satisfactory manner. Laboratory journals have to be approved before students can take the final exam. The students are encouraged to attend lectures and colloquium groups.

Forms of Assessment

4 hour digitalized written exam.

Grading Scale


Subject Overlap

MOL100 (5sp), MOL101 (10sp), MOL200 (5sp)

Course Evaluation

Written evaluation using electronic/digital evaluation tool.


Department of Biomedicine

Course coordinator:
Ruth Brenk, http://uib.no/persons/Ruth.Brenk

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.

  • Type of assessment: Written test (New exam)

    Withdrawal deadline
    Examination system
    Digital exam