Course syllabus

Teknisk biologi
Technical Biology

KBKA05, 7,5 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2012/13
Decided by: Education Board 2
Date of Decision: 2012-04-04

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: K2
Language of instruction: The course might be given in English


The aim of the course is to give basic knowledge in biochemistry and microbiology and to give an overview of the possibilities of modern biotechnology.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must


Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Written examination and passed reports from laboratory practicals.

Code: 0108. Name: Technical Biology, Theory.
Credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written examination. Contents: The structure of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. Sterilisation and aseptic working methodology. Cell growth and cultivation techniques. The genes and their expression as proteins. Proteins (structure, function, purification and characterisation). Enzymes (structure and function). Basic metabolism. Technical use of enzymes. Possibilities of modern gene technology. Industrial microbiology.
Code: 0208. Name: Technical Biology, Laboratory.
Credits: 1,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Passed reports. Contents: The use of some common biochemical and microbiological techniques


The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Professor Peter Rådström,
Course coordinator: Docent Lei Ye,,
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