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Basic and Molecular Genetics

  • Number of credits 15 Credits
  • Level Bachelor's level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2018

About the course

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.

Application and eligibility

Basic and Molecular Genetics, 15 hp

Visa tillfällen för föregående termin Autumn Term 2018 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


Lectures begin on week starting 5 November 2018


Lectures end during the week of 14 January 2019

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Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

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.


Academic credits 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.

Application code



Online applications are now open. You will be transferred to Application deadline is 16 April 2018.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

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