Practical training course in Bioscience (BIO340)

The student works in a company or in a larger project at the university to acquire experience-based knowledge within bioscience.

Course description for study year 2023-2024


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In this course, learning takes place in a professional environment outside the university, for example in a company. The student must find a workplace or project that is interested in accepting a student in the company's ongoing work. Internships in a student project must be agreed with the department's academic responsible for the relevant student project.

The purpose of the course is to give the student practical experience and the opportunity to delve into selected issues related to the company's practice. It is assumed that, in collaboration between the intermediate student, workplace and subject teacher, an agreement / contract and plan is prepared for how the internship work is to be carried out in practice and how the supervision of the student is to take place. The evaluation will take place on the basis of a critically reflective report from the student as well as a presentation. The report shall contain a discussion of a more specific issue related to the company's practice, a reflection of its own contribution to the workplace's business, as well as documentation of work performed and certified timesheets.

Learning outcome


  • Increased insight into selected topics and issues and into the practical challenges of working life
  • Explain work tasks and working methods in the company


  • Increased ability for professional collaboration, as well as in-depth study of given topics and be able to present these in a convincing way
  • Familiarize yourself with assigned tasks and solve them

General competence:

  • Reflect on one's own knowledge and learning, and reflect on one's own role in collaboration with others Comply with the requirements that are set in working life

Required prerequisite knowledge

90 ECTS must be passed in the approved educationnal plan.

Recommended prerequisites

Knowledge related to the practical requirements of the relevant workplace.


Report and oral presentation

Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Report 1/2 Passed / Not Passed
Oral presentation 1/2 Passed / Not Passed

The student must submit a critically reflective report (incl. signed timesheet) on their practical training. This report is presented to students and teachers at an agreed time and place.The course has a continuous assessment. All parts must be passed to obtain a final grade in the course.NOTE: According to Regulations relating to studies and examinations at the University of Stavangersection 3-10 point 2, a student has 2 attempts in this course, with the opportunity to apply for a 3rd attempt.

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator:

Daniela Maria Pampanin

Method of work

Practical and / or theoretical work in external activities with guidance according to an agreement / contract.

Open for

Places are limited. Admission subject to application to study advisor.

Note: this course starts-up early in the spring semester. The registration deadline is therefore December 1st.

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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