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BIO-2013 Fundamentals of Ecotoxicolgy II - 10 stp

The course is administrated by

Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics

Type of course

The course is the practical component of the course Fundamentals of Ecotoxicology. The course is obligatory for undergraduate students taking the BSc programme Miljøledelse og Forurensningsbiologi. The course is also available for other biology students and exchange students at a biology study program. Available as singular course.

Course contents

This course has two main goals:

The course is built as a scientific project consisting in an environmental monitoring survey or an ecotoxicology experiment on marine species, with the goal to deliver a scientific report and give an oral presentation at the end of the semester. The course will include theoretical lectures, practical training including sampling of biological data in the field, biological analyses in the laboratory and finally seminars on data treatment and report writing.

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 June for the autumn semester and 1 December for the spring semester. Concerns only admission to singular courses. Exchange students and Fulbright students: 1 October for the spring semester and 15 April for the autumn semester.

Admission requirements

Nordic applicants: Admission requirements are generell studiekompetanse + REALFA.

Application code: 9336

International applicants: Higher Education Entrance Qualification and certified language requirements in English. A list of the requirements for the Higher Education Entrance Qualification in Norway can be found on the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education website -   Obligatory prerequisites: Students that have not taken the courses BIO-2002, KJE-1001, BIO-1601 or MBI-1002 must have taken simular courses in physiology, chemestry, cell and molecular biology at university level.

Obligatory prerequisites

BIO-2002 Physiology II (Animal Physiology), KJE-1001 Introduction to chemistry and the chemistry of biology, MBI-1001 Cell and molecular biologyor BIO-1601 Introduction to microbiology, BIO-2002 Physiology II (Animal Physiology), KJE-1001 Introduction to chemistry and the chemistry of biology, MBI-1002 Cell- and molecular biology

Objective of the course

Students who have completed this course will:



General knowledge

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

Lectures, lab and seminars.


Oral exam (50%), lab report (50%). A graded scale of five marks from A to E for pass and F for fail. The lab report has to be passed in order to take the oral exam. There will be a re-sit examination for students that did not pass the previous ordinary examination. The re-sit exam consist of oral exam only.

Date for examination

Oral examination 06.12.2018;Report hand in date 26.11.2018

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced at your faculty early in May and early in November.

Course overlap

BIO-3007 Ecotoxicology: A practical introduction to environmental monitoring tools 4 stp

Recommended reading/syllabus

Contact the course responsible.
Lectures Autumn 2018
First attendance: will be announced later
Lectures f.aman. Anita Evenset
f.aman. Jasmine Magali Nahrgang-Berge
Seminars f.aman. Jasmine Magali Nahrgang-Berge
Lab f.aman. Anita Evenset
f.aman. Jasmine Magali Nahrgang-Berge
stip. Morgan Lizabeth Bender
f.aman. Sophie Bourgeon
Field f.aman. Jasmine Magali Nahrgang-Berge