Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module builds on knowledge obtained from the project module on 5th semester, as well as knowledge in the field of Statistical Mechanics, General and Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Microbiology, Protein Physics.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Must have knowledge and understanding of basic biosensors design principles
  • Must have knowledge and understanding of major phenomena used in biosensing, including optical, surface plasmon resonance, and electro-chemical based systems
  • Must have knowledge and understanding of surface bound reactions and their kinetics.


  • Must be able to apply the acquired knowledge to the design of functional biosensors
  • Must be able to evaluate practical biosensor designs and performance


  • Must have working knowledge and basic skills for designing, evaluating of biosensor devices
  • Must be able to understand and apply knowledge necessary to create functional biosensors
  • Must be able to reflect over relevant theories and methods used for bio-sensor design

Type of instruction

Workshop. The Biosensor workshop comprises lectures and hand-on laboratory exercises covering the main types of currently used biosensors, including different kinds of electrochemical and optical sensors. The workshop also addresses the issues of surfaces functionalization technique to achieve required selectivity and sensitivity and discuss the specific aspects of surface-bound chemical reactions. 

Extent and expected workload

This is a 5 ECTS project module and the work load is expected to be 150 hours for the student.



Name of examBiosensorer
Type of exam
Written exam
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleBiosensorer
Module codeM-NAN-I-21-1
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionDanish and English
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Mechanical Engineering and Physics
DepartmentDepartment of Materials and Production
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science