Research Training in Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology

7.5 credits

Syllabus, Bachelor's level, 3BL350

Education cycle
First cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Medical Science G2F
Grading system
Fail (U), Pass (G)
Finalised by
The Educational Board of Medicine, 10 February 2023
Responsible department
Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology

Entry requirements

60 credits in natural sciences, pharmacy or medicine, of which courses totalling at least 15 credits in microbiology, cell biology, molecular biology/biochemistry or genetics must be included.

Learning outcomes

The course shall give the student an understanding of how a research project is carried out by identifying a defined research question, searching for background information and, based on the state of knowledge, developing and applying a project plan within a biomedical subject area.

Knowledge and understanding

After completing the course, the student shall be able to

  • describe the project's theoretical background and purpose

Competence and skills

After completing the course, the student shall be able to

  • with some independence plan, implement and document a scientific project
  • describe performed experiments in written and oral form

Judgement and approach

After completing the course, the student shall be able to

  • critically evaluate analysis results and explain reasons for deviations
  • show an ethical approach when choosing methods and materials


The individual project course covers the subject area of ​​the selected project where deepening takes place through the project and theoretical studies.


The student participates under the guidance of a scientific supervisor for 5 weeks in a specified project. The student carries out the project under supervision and performs self-studies on the theoretical background to the project by reading literature assigned by the supervisor. Participation in research seminars related to the project's subject as instructed by the supervisor develops the student's scientific discourse. The teaching can be given wholly or partly in English.


The project course is examined through the following methods of assessment

  • practical implementation of prepared project plan
  • oral and written presentation and discussion of the completed project

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.

Other directives


The course can be started at any time during the semester provided that the project comprises 5 weeks of full-time study within the semester's study period.