Course syllabus

Biologisk översiktskurs
Biology, Introductory Course

TEK290, 7,5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

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

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: Pi3
Elective for: E4, E4-mt, F4, F4-mt
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand


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 students’ own ability to address biological problems.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
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.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Written test at the end of the course plus bonus points from a number of specified excersizes by the course responsibles


Required prior knowledge: FMAF05 Systems and Transforms or equivalent.
The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Anders.Brodin,
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