Syllabus academic year 2007/2008

Higher education credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Level: G1 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. Compulsory for: N2. Course coordinator: Kersti Alm,, Inst f cell- och organismbiologi. Assessment: Written examination. Participation in compulsory laboratory works, computor exercises och group exercises is needed for a passing grade. The grade is based on the written exam. Home page:

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

understand and be able to describe

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

be familiar with

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

understand and discuss the structure of a living cell and how different essential processes in the cell take place and how they interact.

The structure of cells and the composition of microorganisms, plants and animals. The structures and functions of proteins, nucleic acids and membranes. The mechanism of energy conversion. Cell production, mitosis, cell cycle and cancer proliferation. Cell differentiation and different specialized animal cells. DNA structure and DNA replication. Gene expression and protein synthesis.

The literature requirments will be announced on the course web site five weeks before the course starts.