Master's Degree Project in Infection Biology

30 credits

Syllabus, Master's level, 3MK007

A revised version of the syllabus is available.
Education cycle
Second cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Infection Biology A2E, Medical Science A2E
Grading system
Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
Finalised by
The Master Programmes Board of the Faculty of Medicine, 25 September 2012
Responsible department
Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology

Entry requirements

Minimum 60 credits of courses within the Master programme in infection biology/equivalent. English proficiency, normally attested by means of an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL or IELTS.

Learning outcomes

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

• Search, critically evaluate and compile scientific literature of relevance to the project

• Participate in planning of a scientific study including delimitation of a scientific problem and selection of appropriate methods

• Practically carry out, evaluate, interpret and document results of a scientific study

• In an understandable manner present and discuss, in writing and at a seminar, the results from the project work


The course consists of an independent advanced assignment and is carried out individually under supervision support. Theoretical and methodological knowledge from completed courses of the Master programme in Infection Biology should be applied, broadened and deepened from a scientific perspective. The work implies literature search, project planning/performance, critical analyses of own results and scientific literature of relevance and also oral and written presentation. Students performing projects at academic departments/equivalent are expected to participate it the regular seminar activities of the research group.

Following tasks are included in the project work

• A written project plan including a time schedule

• Practical work in accordance to the project plan

• Written report on obtained results

• Oral presentation including discussion and defence

• Critical analysis of another students oral and written presentation


The project work is presented both orally and in writing according to specific instructions. In addition to the reports, an approved project plan, opposition of the work presented by other student as well as presence at the seminars of all course participants are required to pass.