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Kursussøgning, efter- og videreuddannelse

Principal Subject in Immunology and Metabolism 3

Practical information
Study year 2016/2017
Block 1 , Block 2 , Block 3 , Block 4 And Summer
Programme level Full Degree Master
Course responsible
  • Pia Kiilerich (10-75706e6e716a776e686d45676e7433707a336970)
  • Department of Biology
Course number: NBIK13021U

Course content

”Immunology and metabolism module 3” represents the conclusion of ”Immunology and metabolism modules 1 and 2”. Students enrolling for “Immunology and metabolism module 3” have to write an independent essay/scientific report/scientific review on a topic, which is relevant in the context of “Immunology and metabolism modules 1 and 2”. The topic of the essay will be discussed between the teacher and the student. The course involves personal guidance and instruction of the students in relation to not only the scientific content, but also on topics relevant for structuring effective and succinct writing of scientific reports or articles.

Learning outcome


During this course module, the student will acquire knowledge of:

  • A complex biological phenomenon within a selected topic related to the theme Immunology and metabolism.


During this course module, the student will acquire the following skills.

  • Reading of and understanding complicated articles.
  • Critical evaluation of complex scientific results and data.
  • Best practice in relation to structuring scientific reports/articles as well as effective and succinct writing.


During this course module, the student will acquire the following competences.

  • The ability to combine diverse types of information and understand complex correlation – also between different scientific disciplines and topics.
  • The ability to write clear, well structure and critical scientific report/scientific articles.

Recommended prerequisites

Principal Subject in Immunology and Metabolism module 1 and module 2.


The teaching is open to MSc-students of biochemistry. Other MSc-students may be admitted, but priority will be given to MSc-students in biochemistry. Only one of the principal subjects (Immunology, Molecular Cell Biology, Molecular Genetics, Molecular Microbiology or Protein Chemistry) can be chosen. All modules (1, 2 and 3) must be within the same principal subject. It is mandatory for MSc-students of biochemistry to follow one of the principal subjects.
The written assignment is based on the knowledge and competences obtained in module 1 and 2.
Teaching may be in Danish if all participants are conversant in Danish and agree.

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MSc Programme in Biochemistry


Study Board of Biomolecular Sciences and Technology

Course type

Single subject courses (day)


1 block


No schedule
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Teaching and learning methods

Essay/scientific report/scientific review


No limitation




See Absalon.


Category Hours
Exam 1
Preparation 75
Project work 120
Guidance 10
English 206


Type of assessment

Written assignment, 3 weeks
Oral examination, 45 min. (no preparation)
The course is evaluated on basis of the essay/scientific report/scientific review followed by an oral examination.
Examination must be held no later than 2 weeks after handing in the report.

Marking scale

7-point grading scale

Criteria for exam assessment

In order to achieve the grade 12 the written paper, together with the oral presentation and defense, must, through its brief introduction, introduce the reader to the problem and the scientific context. The main content, through presentation of selected results, must be relevant for the subject posed, and clearly described. The description must show full understanding of the argumentation for the experiments undertaken, the methods used, their interpretation, as well as an (implicit or explicit) quality assessment; and demonstrate an understanding of the stage of knowledge, including its limits, of the selected subject matter.

Censorship form

No external censorship
Several internal examiners


Same as ordinary exam.

A new written assignment within a new subject must be handed in 2 weeks before the reexamination.

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