Syllabus for Undergraduate Thesis


  • 15 credits
  • Course code: 3MC815
  • Education cycle: First cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Biomedicine G2E
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G)
  • Established: 2007-03-26
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2022-04-06
  • Revised by: The Board of the Biomedicine Programme
  • Applies from: Spring 2023
  • Entry requirements:

    Eligibility requirements as for semester 5 and approved course in Statistics and data analysis for biomedicine 7.5 credits and Physiology 18 credits or equivalent.

  • Responsible department: Department of Medical Cell Biology

Decisions and guidelines

Part of the Bachelor program in biomedicin

Learning outcomes

The degree project must provide the student with knowledge about how to search for scientific facts and about how to plan, carry out and report on scientific work as well as both theoretical and practical in-depth study in a biomedical subject area.

Knowledge and understanding

After completing the course, the student should be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of how to search for verified scientific data.
  • apply the basic principles for how scientific work is planned and carried out.
  • apply the basics of how scientific data are analyzed.
  • apply basic knowledge of how to report a scientific work.
  • summarize a theoretical as well as practical in-depth study of a biomedical subject area and be oriented in current research issues.

Skills and Abilities

After completing the course, the student must show the ability to:

  • be able to independently search for and summarize scientific literature.
  • critically evaluate scientific data and explain causes of deviations.
  • present scientific data and conclusions in written and oral form to different target groups.

Evaluation ability and approach

After completing the course, the student must:

  • demonstrate the ability to reflect on ethical issues related to the scientific work


The undergraduate thesis project within the field of biomedical research is an individual study that must include hypothesis testing that will substantiate new data.

The undergraduate thesis project includes search, studies and summary of scientific literature, practical work in close relation to ongoing biomedical research, compilation and critical analysis of the results, and oral and written presentation.

The undergraduate thesis project is mastered under individual supervision. The supervision includes how to perform a scientific study and how to orally and in writing present gathered data in good scientific manner. The supervisor must have documented scientific experience.

A continuous evaluation of the course design is ongoing and may result in some changes in the structure and to some degree content of the course.


The studies take place under individual supervision and include literature studies, seminar exercises and practical work.


The undergraduate thesis project should be presented in an individually written essay that forms the basis for examination. It should be presented orally for other students, with a critical response presented by another student, and be presented at a seminar in the presence of experts. The student should also write a popular summary of the project aimed at laymen.

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the University's disability coordinator.

Reading list

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Last modified: 2022-04-26