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MSc Molecular Medicine (taught in Norwegian)    Back

Norwegian University of Science and Technology Course Type: Master taught Start Date: August
Location: Trondheim, Norway Duration: Full time - 2 Years Fees/total cost: EUR 217.40 (NOK 2,000.00)


Rapid developments of medical technology and new kinds of conceptual thinking within the field of biology have increased the need for laboratory specialisation. The Norwegian University of Science and Technology offers an International MSc programme in molecular medicine tailored to meet this demand. The field of molecular medicine is often referred to as “tomorrow’s medicine”. It aims to provide a molecular understanding of how normal cellular processes change, fail or are destroyed by disease.

The mapping of the human genome in 2003 was a turning point, and our knowledge and understanding of molecules in living organisms are advancing at a fast rate. Modern technologies such as high-throughput microarray and proteomics analysis enable us to study thousands of genes and proteins simultaneously. This provides the foundation for a totally new understanding of biological systems and generates fresh hypotheses about the importance of genes and proteins to different diseases.

The purpose of the MSc programme is to develop knowledge and skills in cellular and molecular biology. These have applications in both research and practical clinical work, and will contribute to an increased understanding of processes, diagnostics and treatment of diseases

Masters - Full time

Start date:
2 Years
Teaching method:
Trondheim, Norway
EUR 217.40 (NOK 2,000.00)
EUR 217.40 (NOK 2,000.00)
Tuition fees

Course contact information

Marit Barstad
Department of Laboratory Medicine; Childrens and Womens Health
University accredited:
120 ECTS
Last update: 05/07/2016


Module name Credits (ECTS or CATS) Duration Core / elective / recommended Available as Short course (CPD)
Introduction to Molecular Medicine 7 ECTS core  
Teamwork 7 ECTS core  
Animal Cell Culture 7 ECTS elective  
Applied Bioinformatics and Systems Biology elective  
Biobanking 7 ECTS elective  
Cell Imaging and Interpretation 7 ECTS elective  
Experimental Cell and Molecular Biology 7 ECTS elective  
Functional Genomics 7 ECTS elective  
Immunology 7 ECTS elective  
Introduction to Medical Statistics 7 ECTS elective  
Laboratory Animal Science - Essay 1 ECTS elective  
Laboratory Animal Science for Researchers 6 ECTS elective  
Medical Genetics 7 ECTS elective  
Medical Toxicology 7 ECTS elective  
Microarray Technology and Data Analysis elective  
Molecular Cell Biology 7 ECTS elective  
Molecular Mechanisms of Host Defence 9 ECTS elective  
Molecular Mechanisms of Host Defence - Essay 6 ECTS elective  
Molecular Mechanisms of Toxicology 7 ECTS elective  
Molecular Medical Microbiology 7 ECTS elective  
Nanomedicine I - Bioanalysis 7 ECTS elective  
Nanomedicine II - Therapy 7 ECTS elective  
Patenting and Commercialization of Biotech and Medtech Inventions 7 ECTS elective