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Undergraduate course

Medical technology in practice

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterAutumn
  • Course codeMTEK100
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageNorwegian
  • Resources

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Teaching semester


Objectives and Content

This course provides basic knowledge about modern laboratory methods and technology used in medical diagnosis, treatment and research. The course provides the background and use of advanced medical-technical equipment for imaging, visualization and treatment of diseases and instrumental procedures for molecular and genetic analysis of human samples. Furthermore, ethical issues and procedures in the handling of patient data from imaging and laboratory analyses are discussed. The course takes a practical approach to the topics treated with obligatory site visits and secondments.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course the student should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:


The students

  • possess basic knowledge of medical technology in practice
  • know the distribution of the working tasks in medical technology departments specialized in chemistry and physics
  • comprehend a good understanding of the various areas within medical technology include diagnostics and treatment


The students

  • can utilize scientific knowledge on issues in medicinal technology and make reasoned choices.
  • masters relevant professional techniques and forms of expression
  • can serach for, assess and make references to information and subject matter

General competence
The students

  • possess an overview of central issues in medical technology
  • understand the relations between key principles in medical technology
  • convey theories, issues and solutions that are part of medical technology
  • can resonate around the ethical problem positions related to medical technology in practice

Required Previous Knowledge


Recommended Previous Knowledge

Knowledge in chemistry, physics and mathematics corresponding to high school level.

Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap


Access to the Course

Access to the course requires admission to the Integrated Master¿s Programme in Medical Technology

Teaching Methods and Extent of Organized Teaching

The teaching will be provided as lectures, seminars, team assigments and laboratory work.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Approvement of participation in work placement as well as all compulsory gatherings and compulsory group assingment. The compulsory activities are valid for two (2) consecutive semesters after the approval.

Forms of Assessment

Group assignment (50% of final grade) and final multiple choice exam (2 hours) constituting 50% of the final grade.

Due to the measures taken to avoid the spread of Covid-19, UiB is closed for on-campus assessment. As a consequence, the following changes is made to assessment autumn semester 2020:

  • Written home examination instead of written examination

Examination Support Material


Assessment Semester

Autumn semester only.

Reading List

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

Course Evaluation

The course will be evaluated by the students in accordance with the quality control system at UiB and the department.

Programme Committee

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

Course Coordinator

Contact information for the course coordinator is avaialble at «Mitt UiB», alternatively contact the student advisor.

Course Administrator

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences and Department of Chemistry are administratively responsible for the course.


Contact information for the student adviser: studie.mtek@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.

  • Type of assessment: Written examination (New exam)

    25.02.2022, 09:00
    2 hours
    Withdrawal deadline
    Examination system
    Digital exam