MOL3009 - Biobanking

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Faglig innhold

This course will focus on the following topics:

  • Biobanks: classifications, common and distinctive features of the different types of biobanks
  • National regulations and international conventions concerning biobanks, use of human biological materials and personal data
  • Research biobanks: formal and practical aspects of the establishment, operation and use
  • Ethical aspects of utilization of human biological materials; The role of Research Ethics Committees
  • Different types of consent as basis for biobanking; alternatives to consent
  • Logistics and quality management; quality assurance and quality control of collection, storage , retrieval and use of samples
  • Methods for analysis of human biological materials; assessment and interpretation of data
  • Extraction and quality assessment of DNA and/or RNA from various sources
  • Collection and storage of data; databases and data security
  • Statistical and epidemiological methods in biobank related research
  • The role of biobanks in health surveys like HUNT, Mother-Child etc.
  • Research for the future: National and transnational genetic and epidemiological research collaboration.


After completing the course MOL3009, the student should be able to:

  • describe and explain universal and special features of the different types of biobanks
  • explain the different conditions and requirements that must be fulfilled with regard to operation and use of research biobanks
  • describe quality management, quality assurance, logistics and data management related to biobanks
  • discuss ethical issues and policy guidance regarding research involving human biological materials
  • outline the main features of laws and other directives which are relevant for biobanking
  • discuss the use and the potential utility values of biobanks
  • outline how to establish and operate a biobank
  • describe in detail the application process for the establishment of a research biobank
  • sketch the plan for a research project using human biological material

Læringsformer og aktiviteter

Lectures, seminar, group exercises, laboratory exercise, excursion, term paper. The language of teaching and examination is English. If less than 5 students students sign up, the course will be cancelled.

Obligatoriske aktiviteter

  • Seminar / Ekskursjon, besøk / Laboratorieoppgave / Semesteroppgave
  • Laboratorierapport
  • Semesteroppgave

Mer om vurdering

Retake of exam: The student must have completed the mandatory activities and assignments to take the exam.

Students with legitimate leave of absence at the final examination and students who receive the grade F may re-sit the examination in the following semester.


Collection of articles, chapters from various books and official documents.


Emnekode Reduksjon Fra Til
MDV6004 7.5 HØST 2017
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Versjon: 1
Studiepoeng:  7.5 SP
Studienivå: Høyere grads nivå



Undervisningsspråk: Engelsk

Sted: Trondheim

  • Molekylærmedisin
  • Bioteknologi/Molekylærgenetikk
  • Biologi
  • Bioteknologi
  • Medisin


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