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Microbiology and Basic Molecular Biology

  • Number of credits 15 Credits
  • Level Bachelor's level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2020

About the course

The course contents include the molecular procees which control growth, structure and function of prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms. The focu is on the gentic information flow according to the Central dogma, in particular regulation of transcription, translation, and DNA replication. Basic prokaryotic genetics, including transfer of genetic material, bacterial physiology including resistance mechanisms for atibiotics are also included. The course offers training in microbiological and molecular biological wotk methodology and training in reading, discussing, and presenting scientific original literature in Micobiology and Molecular Biology.

The course is divided intor three parts.

Theory 8 ECTS-credits
Laboration 5 ECTS-credits
Practical Professional Training (PPT) - oral presentation 2 ECTS-credits

Application and eligibility

Microbiology and Basic Molecular Biology, 15 hp

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Autumn Term 2020 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


31 August 2020


1 November 2020

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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.


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



Application deadline was 15 April 2020. Please note: This second application round is intended only for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens. Submit a late application at

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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