Syllabus for Research Training


A revised version of the syllabus is available.

  • 20 credits
  • Course code: 1MB805
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Bioinformatics A1F, Molecular Biotechnology A1F

    Explanation of codes

    The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:

    First cycle
    G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
    G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
    G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
    GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.

    Second cycle
    A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
    A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
    AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.

  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G)
  • Established: 2010-05-11
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 26, 2010
  • Entry requirements: Bachelor's degree and 1MB800 Molecular biotechnology - starting course or 1MB700 Bioinformatics - starting course.
  • Responsible department: Biology Education Centre

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Carefully and systematically plan, carry out and document experimental work within a research or development project

  • Independently search, evaluate and compile relevant theoretical information that is required for the practical training

  • In a report written in English, correctly summarise and formulate personal conclusions based on results from the implemented project

  • Handle text and present data (as tables and figures where relevant) and references according to given instructions

  • Reflect on the learning process and the potential need for additional personal acquisition of knowledge


The student, in consultation with the co-ordinator of the course, chooses a suitable supervisor and a location for the placement. The supervisor informs the student about the specific aims and methods of the current research/development at the department/ authority/company. The student gets an opportunity to participate in practical work at the workplace, under proper supervision. The student also participates in internal lectures, seminars and meetings where relevant topics for the placement are discussed. The student takes responsibility and initiative in order to obtain adequate theoretical background for the practical work. Appropriate literature for the theoretical assignment is decided by the supervisor after consultation with the student.


Individual supervision at the work-place and by the co-ordinator at the department responsible for the course.


The practical work is presented orally at the work-place. The practical work is also to be presented in a written report, following specific instructions. pproval and a passing grade for the course as a whole require approval of the theoretical examination as well as of the written report.

Reading list

The reading list is missing. For further information, please contact the responsible department.