Progression in Biomedical Laboratory Science I

7 credits

Syllabus, Bachelor's level, 3MG051

Education cycle
First cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Biomedical Laboratory Science G2F
Grading system
Fail (U), Pass (G)
Finalised by
The Board of the Biomedical Laboratory Science Programme, 17 December 2019
Responsible department
Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology

General provisions

The content, length and level of the education are regulated by chapter 1, section 9 of the Higher Education Act 1 (1992:1434), by the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100), and by the Ordinance on changes to the Higher Education Ordinance (2006:1053). The course is given in semester 6 in biomedical laboratory science programme and consists of theoretical in-depth study within biomedical laboratory science. The course intends to that the students deepen and broadens oneself in one of the student chosen subject from previously completed courses and to exercise practical skills in scientific written and oral presentation. The students' exercises intend to show that they can absorb advanced theory within chosen field.

The course replaces 3MG041 Advanced Course I.

Entry requirements

1) Passed courses equivalent to at least 90 credits corresponding to year 1 and 2 in the programme are required and a maximum of two examinations left of which no more than one from year 1. 2) For admission to the course as a separate course, an older biomedical science education or equivalent skills is/are required.

Learning outcomes


Skills and abilities

On completion of the course should the student be able to

  • show ability to acquire and present facts from scientific databases orally
  • show ability to plan in groups and distribute joint tasks
  • show ability to present in writing scientific facts
  • show ability to give positive and constructive feedback on scientifically based text
  • design laboratory record from a scientific article
  • lead and summarise a seminar.


On completion of the course, the student is expected to be able to

  • account orally and answer questions about his advanced study in the main field in a way that shows advanced knowledge understanding
  • orally and present his subject area in a way that shows in writing that the student has acquired facts from different scientific texts and can draw independent conclusions based on acquired scientific facts
  • account for the design of a laboratory record and demonstrate an understanding of how standard operating procedures (SOP) function in laboratory environment, that is, the connection between science and proven experience and its importance for the profession.


The student should be able to show an ethical diversity - and equal treatment of colleagues and show a mature handling of conflicts that arise in planning and carrying out group assignment.


  • Deeper method studies in chosen subject area.
  • Database searches.
  • Written and oral presentation of scientific facts.
  • Positive and constructive feedback.
  • Design of laboratory protocol (SOP) from scientific article.
  • Design of risk analysis.
  • Design and management of seminar.


Group assignment, self-study, oral and written presentations and seminars.


Examination takes place in seminars. Passed participation in seminars including the examination seminar, passed laboratory record and passed written and oral presentations are required for the grade passed. 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.

Students who have not passed the examination have the right to take the examination 4 additional times (= total 5 examinations). Each time the student participates in seminars and presentations counts as an examination occasion. If no oral or written presentation is given within the established time frame, this counts as an examination occasion. Additional examination opportunities may be allowed after discussions with course leaders and program coordinators.

Other directives

The course cannot be included in the same degree as 3MG041 Advanced Course I.