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Undergraduate course

Molecular Cell Biology

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codeFARM260
  • Number of semesters1
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Teaching semester


Objectives and Content

The student shall gain knowledge on the structure and function of the cytoskeleton, cell membranes and transport systems, cell cycle, elementary cell physiology, cellular interactions with the extracellular matrix, organ specific cell biology, molecular mechanisms in cancer, virus, cell development and differentiation.

Learning Outcomes

After completion of the course, the student shall have gained basic knowledge and insight into the structure, chemistry, physiology and function of cells, in addition knowledge related to mechanisms of cellular regulation. The student shall also be able to recognise how cells are organised into tissues. Furthermore, the student shall become familiar with laboratory safety regulations, and have obtained an overview concerning experimental methodology in biochemistry and cell biology and have developed practical abilities using appropriate biochemical and molecular biological methodologies.

Access to the Course

Master¿s programme in Pharmacy and Bachelor in Human nutrition.

Teaching Methods and Extent of Organized Teaching

Lectures, question times and histology course (approx. 60 hours in total). In addition are organised and partly led colloquium groups. The course is of 7-8 weeks duration.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Participation in the histology course is mandatory. 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 written exam.

Spring semester 2021: Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 (corona virus) the exam will be held as a 4 hours digital home exam.

Grading Scale


Subject Overlap

MOL100 (2sp), MOL201 (5sp), MOL202 (5sp)

Course Evaluation

Written evaluation using electronic/digital evaluation tool.


Department of Biomedicine

Course coordinator:
Rolf Bjerkvig, http://uib.no/persons/Rolf.Bjerkvig

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)

    01.10.2021, 09:00
    4 hours
    Withdrawal deadline
    Examination system
    Digital exam