Course syllabus

Genetik och mikrobiologi
Genetics and Microbiology

EXTF10, 15 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2013/14
Decided by: Education Board C
Date of Decision: 2013-04-15

General Information

Elective for: N4
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The aim of the course is to provide knowledge for advanced studies, work and research especially within chemical-biological-biochemical areas.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

knowledge of the necessity of critical assessment of scientific claims


The course is divided into two parts: Microbiology and Genetics. Systems of inheritance, meiosis, sex determination, recombination, gene mapping, chromosome analysis, developmental genetics, mobile DNA elements, gene technology and its applications, GMOs, bioinformatics, clinical genetics, population genetics, evolution and phylogeny.

Transfer of genetic material between bacteria, Mutations and repair of DNA damage. Gene expression and the control of gene expression in different types of organisms.

Examination details

Grading scale: UV
Assessment: Teaching consists of lectures, group studies, practicals and group exercises. Practicals and group exercises, and the course elements associated with these are compulsory. Examination takes the form of written tests during the course. Students who fail the ordinary tests will have an opportunity to take another test in close proximity to the ordinary test. To be awarded a Pass on the whole course the students shall have passed the tests, have acceptable practical reports and hand-ins and to have participated in all compulsory course elements. The final grade for the course is determined by the aggregated results of the different parts of the examination.


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: 10
Selection: Credits awarded or credited within the study programme.
The course overlaps following course/s: TEK012

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Torbjörn Säll,
Course homepage:
Further information: The course is to be studied together with BIOA01, which is given by the Department of Biology. Does not follow the study period structure.