Methods and Concepts in Molecular Life Sciences, 15 hp

The course is suitable for those who want to use molecular techniques to biological problems. It deals with methods and concepts used to explore and map the structure and function of bacteria and eukaryotes. Theoretical foundations and research applications are presented. The course is a component of the bachelor programme in molecular biology. It can also be taken as an individual course. The course is given during the period March-June.

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Molecular Physiology, 15 hp

The course gives advanced knowledge and insight in the field of physiology. The topics covered include signal transduction, gene expression and gene manipulation, the relationship between central and peripheral regulation, lipid and glucose metabolism, obesity, hibernation, and fever. The course includes practical work in which you take part in one of the research projects at the department. The course is given January – March.

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Molecular Genetics, 7.5 hp

The course will deepen your knowledge in molecular genetics. We will go through several examples of gene regulation at different levels in both prokaryotes and eukaryotes. The courses will also concern modern large-scale sequencing methods and how they are used to investigate molecular genetic questions. The course includes both theoretical and practical exercises. Course period: September – October.

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Genetics II, 15 hp

The course provides you with advanced knowledge of genetics and you will learn to use this knowledge in both theoretical analysis and practical genetic laboratory analysis. The course includes computer exercises in linkage analysis, bioinformatics, and evolutionary mechanisms. Forensic genetics, behavioural genetics and the genetics of domestic animals are examples of applications that the course discusses. The course is given in the period September–November.

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Developmental Biology, 7.5 hp

This course is part of the Bachelor program for molecular biology but can also be taken as a separate course. Developmental biology concerns how the fertilized egg gives rise to a new organism. The course will cover the molecular and cellular mechanisms that give rise to form and pattern in animals and plants. Cell differentiation, stem cells, organogenesis, as well as the connection between evolution and development will be part of the curriculum. State of the art methods will be described as well as ethical considerations of stem cell applications. The course is given during the period October – November.

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Immunology, 15 hp

The course provides advanced and broad knowledge within immunology. Important components are the cellular and molecular background of the immune response, the ability of the immune system to distinguish between self and non-self, and the immune system memory. Clinical immunology is part of the course, as are quantitative and qualitative methods used in immunological analysis. The course involves working with animals. The course is given in the autumn term (November – January).

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Microbiology, 15 hp

You will be able to deepen and extend your knowledge of general microbiology during the course. The focus of the course is how bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoa interact with the environment and affect biological systems at molecular, cellular and organism level. The course also discusses various applications of biotechnology. Knowledge in microbiology is important in for example medicine, food industry, agriculture, technology, chemistry, as well as geology. The course ends with students writing an extended essay on a microbiological topic they have chosen. The course is given in the period January-March.

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