NBIK15006U Advanced Cell Biology

Volume 2016/2017

MSc Programme in Biology
MSc Programme in Biochemistry
MSc Programme in Molecular Biomedicine


See under "Learning outcome".

Learning Outcome

By attending the course, the student will achieve:


The course provides the student with a detailed and comprehensive knowledge of cell biology, and how cellular processes control development and tissue homeostasis (see also "Criteria for exam assessment"). The course also presents an overview of specified cellular signaling pathways as well as the latest research within selected cell biological areas and their significance in human health and disease.


The course covers theoretical and experimental knowledge mainly based on text books and in part on key papers in cell biology, including both reviews and original articles. This will enable the student to analyze, interpret and evaluate experimental data obtained from cell biological research that covers the criteria for exam assessment (please see "Criteria for exam assessment").


The student is competent to understand, interpret and integrate the complexity of cell biology. For achieving extensive proficiencies in cellular communication and signaling pathway interactions it is recommended to continue with the Block 2 course: Cellular Signalling in Health and Disease.

See Absalon

It is recommended that students taking this course have a basic knowledge in cell biology corresponding to the bachelor level.
Morning lectures are followed by class teaching in the afternoon. Class teaching includes discussions of the lectures of the day, description of research techniques and methods, problem solving and discussions of research data. Reviews and original papers from scientific journals will accompany some lectures and class teaching.
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Exam
  • 3
  • Lectures
  • 28
  • Preparation
  • 147
  • Theory exercises
  • 28
  • Total
  • 206
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written examination, 4 hours under invigilation
The course is evaluated with a 4-hour written open-book exam. All aids in paper format are allowed.
All aids allowed

NB: If the exam is held at the ITX, the ITX will provide computers. Private computers, tablets or mobile phones CANNOT be brought along to the exam. Books and notes should be brought on paper or saved on a USB key.

Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
External censorship

As ordinary exam.

If ten or fewer students have signed up for re-exam, the type of assessment will be changed to oral exam 20 minutes with 20 minutes preparation time. All aids allowed.

Criteria for exam assesment

See Learning Outcome