Syllabus academic year 2009/2010
(Created 2009-08-11.)

Higher education credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Level: G2 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand. Compulsory for: Pi3. Optional for: E4, E4mt, F4, F4mt. Course coordinator: Anders Brodin,, Ekologiska institutionen. Recommended prerequisits: Linear analysis (FMA036) or equivalent. Assessment: Written test at the end of the course plus a mandatory exercise that must be completed before the test. Home page:

The aim of the course is twofold, to give students a general introduction to biology and to demonstrate mathematical, computational and statistical methods that are common in biology. Special priority is given to results, terminology and concepts that increases studentsÂ’ own ability to address biological problems.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Structure and function of the cell. Structure and replication of nucleic acids. Protein synthesis. Gene regulation. Structure of the genome and the proteome. Basic physiology. Classic and population genetics. Evolution. Ecology and population biology basics and models. Common modelling and computational methods in biology.

The basic biology in the course is covered by Mader, S: Biology 9th ed. McGraw-Hilll, the computational parts are described in the instructions to the exercises.