Course description forBIO3900 Bachelor Assignment


The course provides an introduction to medical laboratory science R&D work. The goal of the bachelor's assignment is to give the students the opportunity to immerse themselves in a topic of their own choice that is relevant to medical laboratory sciences. Scientific methods are a recurring topic during the work on the assignment. The students are expected to develop an understanding of the importance of updating and developing medical laboratory science practice.

The course consists of the following subject areas, specified below as the number of credits:

  • Philosophy of science and research methods 2
  • Medical laboratory sciences subjects 13
  • Total 15

Required preliminary courses

Passed the first and second years of the programme.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, the student is expected to have achieved the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:


The student

  • has knowledge of research and development work in an area of medical laboratory sciences
  • is familiar with the strengths and weaknesses of the research methods applied in his/her own project
  • is familiar with research ethics as an aspect of his/her own project
  • has knowledge of philosophy of science and research methodology


The student

  • is capable of obtaining, critically assessing and integrating relevant subject matter in his/her own project work
  • is capable of disseminating and reflecting on his/her own project verbally and in writing
  • is capable of applying relevant scientific methods

General competence

The student 

  • is capable of planning, carrying out and disseminating a project in the field in binding cooperation with others
  • demonstrates independent reflection in areas of medical laboratory sciences, particularly in relation to interpreting and evaluating the results achieved during work on the assignment

Teaching and learning methods

The bachelor-s assignment is normally carried out as supervised project work in groups of three to four students. The teaching methods used are lectures and seminars. The project will be presented orally to the lecturer(s), supervisor and fellow students prior to submission of the assignment. The students should themselves actively seek assignment proposals from the field of practice and from lecturers.

Course Requirements

The following required coursework must be approved before the student can take the exam:

  • a minimum attendance of 80% at seminars
  • oral presentation of the bachelor-s project in groups of three to four students, up to 30 minutes


Exam content: The learning outcomes

Exam form: An assignment written in groups of three to four students over a period of ten weeks. The scope of the assignment is up to 10,000 words.

Permitted Exam Materials and Equipment


Grading scale

Grade scale A-F.

Students can appeal the grade awarded, cf. the Act relating to Universities and University Colleges Section 5-3 and the Regulations relating to Studies and Examinations at OsloMet, Section 7-3 (2). The result of an appeal only has consequences for the candidates who have submitted the appeal. This means that all members of the group do not have to participate in the appeal.


One external and one internal examiner will assess all the papers.

Course information

Course name in Norwegian
Study programme
Fall: Bachelorstudium i bioingeniørfag
Year of study
Programme description
Fall 2019: Bachelorstudium i bioingeniørfag
Subject History