Course syllabus

Cellens biologi
Biology of the Cell

EXTA70, 7,5 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2020/21
Decided by: PLED W
Date of Decision: 2020-03-23

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: BME2, N2
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


This course is an introduction to cell biology. It deals with the cell structures and functions and provides an overview of the complex processes that occur in living cells. The course provides the foundation in cell biology for further biological /medical studies.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

understand and be able to describe

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

be able to carry out

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.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
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.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.


The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: TEK295

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Anders Enjin,
Course homepage:
Further information: One laboratory report is presented in English.