Molecular and Cellular Methods in Biomedicine


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Describe 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 the key technologies and methods used in a biomedical laboratory and recognise their advantages and limitations
  • Understand the principles behind the different methods and the type of data generated
  • Identify the current challenges and perspectives in cell and molecular-based assays


  • Investigate and critically assess the methodological aspects from scientific literature
  • Devise experimental workflows that incorporate the relevant controls, following quality control guidelines when appropriate
  • Analyse experimental data qualitatively and quantitatively and interpret the results


  • Apply the theory to design experimental protocols and identify the appropriate sources of materials
  • Select the most appropriate methods to answer a biomedical and/or translational research question
  • Integrate the obtained knowledge and skills within new areas to design and plan advanced tasks and projects

Type of instruction

  • Teaching varies between lectures, workshops, (group) exercises and individual study


Prerequisite for enrollment for the exam

  • Module assignment must be approved in order for the students to attend the exam


Name of examMolecular and Cellular Methods in Biomedicine
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Permitted aidsPlease refer to the semester description.
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Additional information

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
Module codeMEDMS24K1_4
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Medicine with Industrial Specialisation
Study BoardStudy Board of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Clinical Medicine
FacultyThe Faculty of Medicine