PhD Project Course in Biological Chemistry (BIO905)

The project course will contain topics at advanced level in biological chemistry. The course is intended to bring the student to the research front in an area pertaining to his/her PhD project.

Course description for study year 2023-2024. Please note that changes may occur.


Course code




Credits (ECTS)


Semester tution start

Spring, Autumn

Number of semesters


Exam semester

Spring, Autumn

Language of instruction



The course will give the candidate a professional specialisation within a chosen topic within Biological Chemistry at PhD level. This could be, for example, specialising in an instrument, or within a relevant subject area. The curriculum is set to match the research area of the PhD project together with the candidates supervisors and course leader.

Learning outcome

After completing the course, the student shall have sufficiently detailed knowledge of the topic to be at the research front within the field, and will be able to perform thorough research and development within the specific topic.

Required prerequisite knowledge



Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Assignment and oral presentation 1/1 Passed / Not Passed

Course teacher(s)

Head of Department:

Ingunn Westvik Jolma

Course coordinator:

Hanne Røland Hagland

Method of work

8 hours of project work per week. There are no ordinary lectures in this course; each student will receive independent supervision from the selected supervisor.

Open for

Technology and Natural Science - PhD programme

Course assessment

There must be an early dialogue between the course coordinator, the student representative and the students. The purpose is feedback from the students for changes and adjustments in the course for the current semester.In addition, a digital course evaluation must be carried out at least every three years. Its purpose is to gather the students experiences with the course.


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