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Genetics II, 7.5 Credits

Swedish name: Genetik II

This syllabus is valid: 2016-11-28 and until further notice

Course code: 5MO099

Credit points: 7.5

Education level: First cycle

Main Field of Study and progress level: Molecular Biology: First cycle, has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements

Grading scale: VG Pass with distinction, G Pass, U Fail

Responsible department: Department of Molecular Biology

Established by: Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 2016-11-30


This course aims to provide knowledge of genetic theory, methodology and analysis. Subject matter includes genetic principles and the underlying mechanisms at molecular level as well as at the cellular, organism and population levels. The course will provide students with an overall understanding of genome organization and how genetic changes at the molecular level are able to influence biological processes and how these changes affect organisms, populations and ultimately evolution.

The course consists of two parts:

Part 1 - Theory: The course deals with genetic theory, methodology and analysis. The focus is on genetic principles and the underlying mechanisms at the molecular, cellular, organism and population level. In the theoretical part the genomic organization and evolution, development, genetic principles, epigenetics, inheritance and environment, human genetics and population genetics is presented and discussed. Each topic (presented in lectures) is followed by a teacher-led discussion that aims to link together these elements in a selected biological context. The theoretical part also includes exercises where genetic analysis is trained and training to read, understand and present original articles within the field.

Part 2 - Laboratory: The laboratory course will provide training in genetic experiments and data analysis.

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; 60 ECTS from finished courses in Biology, containing Molecular Biology, Genetics, Cell Biology, and Physiology; practical experience of laboratory work corresponding to a minimum of 5 ECTS.


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