Molecular and Cellular Methods in Biomedicine - BM and TM


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The goal of this module is to introduce students to modern methods used in biomedicine to investigate and diagnose disease processes, with a focus on methods used to study the diseases at molecular and cellular levels.

Learning objectives


  • Recall the terminology, concepts, and theories in molecular and cellular biology associated to the methods discussed in the module, both under normal conditions and in disease.
  • Identify and classify the different approaches for the study and diagnosis of disease processes, recognizing the advantages and limitations of each of these approaches
  • Demonstrate understanding of the theory and principles behind the different molecular and cellular methods
  • Identify the current perspectives and challenges in cell and molecular-based assays used in biomedicine


  • Investigate and critically assess the relevant scientific literature
  • Apply the theory to design experimental protocols, identifying the appropriate sources of materials and interpreting the corresponding technical specifications
  • Select the appropriate methods in the context of a cell or molecular biological research problem
  • Use basic routines to collect data from measurement instruments
  • Use bioinformatic tools and databases to obtain and analyse relevant molecular biology data
  • Qualitatively and quantitatively analyse experimental data and apply cell and molecular biology knowledge to interpret the results


  • Critically assess, organize and present scientific information, both orally and in writing
  • Integrate the obtained knowledge and skills within new areas to design, plan and conduct advanced tasks and projects
  • Select the appropriate methods and approaches to aid the screening, diagnosis, and monitoring of diseases in their professional practice

Type of instruction

  • Lectures and exercises. The last session of the module will consist of oral group presentations of a final assignment by the students.



Name of examMolecular and Cellular Methods in Biomedicine
Type of exam
Written exam
Continuous evaluation of exercises and delivery of the final assignment
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Additional information

Please contact the  programme student counsellors if you consider applying to the education and you have questions.

Please consult the Moodle page for your semester and contact the semester coordinator if you have academic questions, or the study secretary if you have administrative questions.

All other enquiries may be directed to Helene Nørgaard, secretary of the Study Board.

Facts about the module

Danish titleMolekylære og cellulære metoder i biomedicin - BM og TM
Module codeMEDMS13K1_3
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Clinical Medicine
FacultyThe Faculty of Medicine