This course will provide a basic knowledge of genetic principles and their underlying mechanisms at the molecular- , cellular-, organism- and population-levels. The course deals with the structure, function and organization of genetic material in eukaryotes as well as differences compared to prokaryotes. Methods for determining the relative positions of genes in the genome is explained and different patterns of inheritance of hereditary characteristics are described. The main areas are transmission genetics, gene and genome structure, stability and variability, molecular methods, bioinformatics, genetic model systems, genetic control of life processes and factors and processes affecting the genetic composition in a population. The course also aims to make students familiar with the study, presention and discussion of original papers.
20 ECTS from finished courses in Chemistry, including at least 5 ECTS in Biochemistry, or alternatively, 20 ECTS from a combination of finished courses in Chemistry and Physics and/or Mathematics, including at least 5 ECTS in Biochemistry; 10 ECTS from finished courses in Biology, containing Microbiology and Molecular Biology.
Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.
Online applications are now open. You will be transferred to Universityadmissions.se.
Application deadline is
16 April 2018.